2020 Exhibitor Information

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The New England Christmas Festival

Brought to you by Artisan Promotions (the creators of the Boston Christmas Festival) who for 33 years have been organizing award winning craft shows in New England. 

With the closing of the Seaport World Trade Center, the Boston Christmas Festival will be rebranding itself as the New England Christmas Festival in 2020. 

Partnering with Mohegan will bring their world class marketing power to help American Artisans sell at this not-to-be missed holiday shopping festival for all!

 

When and Where?

Thanksgiving Weekend

November 27, 28 & 29, 2020

Mohegan Sun Resort
Earth Expo Center (Brand New 125,00 sq ft Hall)
Uncasville, CT

350 Exhibitor Spaces

 
 

Festival Fast Facts

  • Brand NEW, state of the art 125,000 sq ft Expo Center

  • This is a drive in facility! Hooray!

  • We will be offering Wednesday & Thursday drive in hours (times are TBD)

  • FREE Parking! (for exhibitors & attendees)

  • Special discount room rates available on our website.

  • Attendees will receive discounts at restaurants & shops with their festival ticket

  • There is no charge for food vendor health permits

  • The New England Christmas Festival will be part of Mohegan Sun's monthly events calendar which reaches 700,000 email subscribers and 300,000 physical mailing addresses every month!

  • We will also be tied to their bus groups!

Mohegan Sun Fast Facts

  • Mohegan Sun is the East Coast's Premier Entertainment Resort Destination

  • Over 700,000 sq ft of FUN all under one roof!

  • 34 Restaurants, 46 Shops, Concert Arena (gambling is only part of the resort)

  • Easy Access From New York, Boston, Hartford And Providence.

  • Free Parking, Free Valet, Free Music Venues

  • Christmas decorations will be found throughout the whole facility along with promotion of our festival throughout the whole resort...including a giant gingerbread house!

  • Mohegan Sun is a family destination and DOES allow children (everywhere except casino area). They even have a daycare area called Kid Quest.

  • 2018 Thanksgiving weekend attendance was 90,000+ people and that was before they had our Christmas Festival there!


Exhibitor FAQ

Is this a drive-in facility?

Yes! Hooray!

What are the move in hours?

Move in will be on:

  • Wednesday AND Thursday (hours to be decided)

  • Friday morning from 7am to 10am (dollying only)

What are the show hours?

  • Friday = 10am – 7pm

  • Saturday = 10am – 6pm

  • Sunday = 10am – 5pm

Where Can I Stay near Mohegan Sun Resort?

There are 4 hotels to choose from within just a mile of Mohegan Sun Resort. We will be setting up special rates as the year progresses but you can check them out in the meantime if you’d like. 

Mohegan Sun

• 4.5-star resort • Free valet parking • Free in-room WiFi • Free casino shuttle • Central location • Room rates range from $149 to $249 per night plus 15% tax plus $24.95 nightly resort fee

To make a reservation online: Click Here for Mohegan Sun Resort

To place a reservation over the phone, call their toll free group reservation line at: 1-866-708-1340 and give them the Group Code of:  XMAS20 or reference the New England Christmas Festival.

The final date to book reservation will be on Friday, October 9, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Uncasville

• 3-star hotel • Free parking • Free WiFi • Free casino shuttle • Central location

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Uncasville

• 3.5-star hotel • Free valet parking • Free WiFi • 2 restaurants • Attentive staff

Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun

• 3-star hotel • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Central location • Room rates range are $119 for King Bed and $159 for Double Queen Bed per night plus 15% tax

To make a reservation online: Click Here for Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun

Guests will need to select their desired arrival and departure dates. The group code G-NECF appears in box. Then click check rates.

To place a reservation over the phone, call our central reservations at: 1-888-492-8847 and give them the Group Code of:  G-NECF or reference the New England Christmas Festival.

The final date to book reservation will be on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

How do I apply?

Application is live as of October 1st

  • Jurying will be begin November 15th, 2019

  • Acceptance invoices will be sent out beginning December 1st, 2019

  • Upon acceptance, you will be invoiced for $300 to hold your space.

  • The balance will be due on August 1, 2020.

 

Why Mohegan?

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Why Mohegan?

  • 2018 Thanksgiving Weekend attendance at Mohegan Sun was 90,000+ patrons

  • Free Parking for Exhibitors & Attendees, Free Valet, Free Music Venues

  • World Class Venue at the Brand-New Earth Expo Hall

  • 34 Restaurants, 46 Shops, Concert Arena for 10k (With A list entertainment)

  • Easy access from New York, Boston, Hartford & Providence

  • It is the East Coast’s Premier Integrated Entertainment Resort Destination

  • Friday of Thanksgiving Weekend is a national holiday making for 3 full days of shopping!

 
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