Christmas in July arrives in Prosper

July 24, 2015

Early registration at Prosper Christmas Festival earns discount

PROSPER (July 24, 2015) With temperatures hovering at or near the three-digit mark, Prosper officials are inexplicably humming their favorite Christmas carols, mentally composing their Christmas gift list, and generally getting into the Christmas spirit, says Julie Shivers, Recreation Services Coordinator.

“It’s all part of our Christmas in July initiative,” she said. “In spite of the furnace-level temperatures outside, we’ve got the Prosper Christmas Festival on the brain. And, we’re hoping that food and merchandise vendors join us in getting an early start to this year’s festival.”

As part of the “Christmas in July” push, the staff has placed the Christmas Festival Vendor Packet, which contains forms and information, on www.prosperparksandrec.org. Once on the website, the vendor and food vendor packets are designated as “PCF.”

People with handcrafted items, businesses with an interest in reaching out to attendees, and food preparation vendors who wish to participate in the 2015 Prosper Christmas Festival can already submit their application.

This year’s festival is set for Saturday, Dec. 5 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the historic downtown area.

“The Christmas Festival grows in popularity every year and we expect this year’s crowds to exceed 5,000 people,” she said. “The high caliber and variety of our vendors add to the success of the event, and we expect this year to be bigger and better than ever, making the Prosper Christmas Festival a must-see holiday attraction!”

The Vendor Packet contains details about booth set up and dismantle, deadlines, fees, the Vendor/Exhibitor Application and Rules and Regulations. Space to exhibit and sell products within the Prosper Christmas Festival event area is awarded on a first come, first served basis. Vendors chosen to participate will receive written confirmation of approval.

The application and payment deadline for vendors and exhibitors is Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Those who apply by Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, will receive a $10 discount off the registration fee. For questions, contact Julie Shivers at julie_shivers@prospertx.gov or 972-569-1064.

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