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Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Chrismukkah — whatever festive (and retail therapy-fueled) winter holiday you choose to observe, here’s your chance celebrate it in the summer. This Saturday’s Artists & Fleas on Abbot Kinney will be a very special occasion as the Brooklyn-bred marketplace is hosting its first-ever Christmas in July bazaar.
Going down at its usual time from 11am to 5pm at Westminster Elementary, the Venice market promises the same stellar lineup of vendors offering vintage, home goods, decor, art, and more (like cheeky balloon brand Crassholes, bohemian-cool shop-turned-label Whimsy and Row, and more), plus a host of ways to spread holiday joy to local non profits. Pup lovers can adopt furry friends from Mixed Mutts Rescue and Found Animals, while Cattle Headquarters will be collecting unused toiletries to benefit local homeless, women’s, and youth LGBT shelters.
Although old timey portrait studio Tin Type Booth is sitting this one out, there’ll be a holiday-themed photo booth (we hear that even Santa will be in the house for photo ops). Plus, shoppers who donate to the event’s good causes will enjoy the chance to win giveaways from A&F’s vendors.
Interested? See the full lineup of participating vendors and makers here.