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Shop the day away at the HoliYAY Market

Outdoor Holiday Market will feature 50 vendors, local musicians, local organizations and more!


Peekskill’s outdoor holiday market is back at Station Square this year from noon to 4 p.m. on December 9th and 10th and it is bigger and better than ever! HoliYAY! is a makers market featuring local and regional creative craftspeople, wellness practitioners, chefs, curators, and artisans of all types: bakers, ceramicists, apothecaries, jewelers, florists, chocolatiers, illustrators, printmakers, woodworkers, crafters, glass artists, candle makers, vintage apparel, and so much. There will be over 39 vendors each day (50 in total over the 2 days) who will be showcasing some of the most brilliant locally-owned brands in our region. In addition, the HoliYAY Market will have community tables including Arts10566 (who helped facilitate the event), Peekskill Walks, the Peekskill Rotary Club (who will be hosting a literacy table and giving away free books for children and teens), and a gift wrapping station sponsored by Retake Remake


This year the HoilYay MArket will include vendors such as Blondery, Pome Florals, Purgatory Vintage, Novelty by Noelle, Bracken Fern Handmade Ceramics, Kathryn Duffy Acupuncture, Love From Brooklyn, Stardust & Pine Needles, Fox Burrow Designs, Acorn Wood Shop, The Farmers Dog Bakery, Made by CJK, Earth Tone Farm, Cocoa Tree Chocolates, Bolted Lighting, Rebecca’s Paradise, Rae Weyn G, Wornout, Studio X Flo, Two Souls Jewelry, Soy Vida Candles, Utopia Moss, Sweet & Salty Queens, Emily Bicht Designs, A Gal’s Art, Bre Pettis, Hung on Wood, Jordie’s Sweet Treats, Wayf NYC, Kimarbi’s Natural Ginger Delights, Bey’s Bites, and many more! Don’t just buy the holiday gifts though, buy the tree to put the gifts under! Manzer’s Landscape Designs will be there selling Christmas Trees as well along The Central Patio. When shoppers purchase gifts at the HoliYAY Market, they will be provided a coupon that can then be redeemed throughout the weekend for 10 percent off purchases at Spins Hudson, Fin & Brew, and River Outpost Brewing Company all at the Factoria. But wait, there’s more! 


To top it all off, there will be lots of free music. Musicians will include Peekskill’s very own Kristina Koller. Kristina will be singing live Holiday Jazz on Saturday, December 9th at 1:30pm. Kristina is the founder of High Top Productions and creator of both the Feel Good Music Series and the South Street Jazz series in Peekskill. On Sunday, December 10th at 3pm, shoppers can enjoy more live music by local artist Tim Feeney from Lonely Leaves. Also planned to serenade shoppers is Saxophonist Joe Natale and guitarist Jeff Barone, as well as the Peekskill High School City Singers. In between all of that, on both days shoppers will enjoy holiday tunes by DJ Sparky Griswold. What a jam packed HoliYAY!  


The HOLIYAY! Market is sponsored by Skinchanted Spa, Forest Baths, This Is Me Foundation, Rotary Club of Peekskill, and Dylan’s Wine Cellar in partnership with Arts 10566 and SharpStone Restaurant Group. The HoliYAY Market started when Fred Camino, creator of Peekskill Exurbanist and Apple of POME Florals got together and created the YAY! Markets. The idea behind YAY! Markets started in 2021 when the two came together to bring an elevated outdoor holiday market experience — inspired by NYC’s grand markets — to Peekskill’s new public square, Esther Place. The success of the first market led to a second holiday market in 2022, this time at Station Square outside the Peekskill train station on Railroad Avenue. Apple and Fred fell in love with the space, and decided it was perfect for a warm weather market. So YAY! Markets launched a Mother’s YAY! Market at Station Square in spring of 2023.  To learn more about the HoliYAY MArket or YAY Market visit the, Facebook or Instagram accounts.



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About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]