Makers Arcade Holiday Fair at the Port of San Diego returns to Broadway Pier | Upcoming San Diego Events

Makers Arcade Holiday Fair at the Port of San Diego returns to Broadway Pier for the 5the year – December 10 and 11 – after a two-year hiatus. The popular annual shopping event, sponsored by the Port of San Diego, Humble Designs and the Sierra Nevada, will host more than 100 local manufacturers, as well as a seasonal shopping experience with photo displays, gourmet food, live music and more!

San Diego Made – co-founded by Kristin Dinnis, Sarah Anderson, Brittany Kaszas and Brook Dailey – has acquired makers’ bazaar and is now the proud owner of Makers Arcade.

Makers Arcade was originally launched by Jennifer Byard and Rebecca Chase in 2014. Chase has continued the annual holiday event for several years, gaining a loyal following. She passed away earlier this year and it was important to her and her family that the event continued.

“We are thrilled and grateful to be able to continue and build this incredible event,” said Dinnis. “It seemed like a great opportunity to move forward, and we are honored to grow part of our business under the Maker’s Arcade name.

The pier will be adorned with a fun holiday decor, creating a very special opportunity to shop while taking in the waterfront view.

There will also be an art installation by Justin Huelbig and San Diego Made’s Dinnis, for adults and kids to enjoy, along with vintage vacation trailers serving as free photo backdrops by The Holidays. Additionally, the event will feature several photographic installations, including a large flower display emerging from a 1973 vintage VW Thing convertible by Sunshine Flowers San Diego.

Among the festivities there is live music on both days; full lineup will be released soon, which will include La Boogie Buena and Puerto.

Guests can also enjoy gourmet food and treats onsite via several food trucks, such as Eat Your Heart Out, Dang Brothers Pizza (baking from a vintage fire truck), and Salt + Lime. A coffee cart and pastries will also be served by Genteel Coffee, as well as a lounge hosted by Folklore, with three stylish bars, one on the deck serving cocktails from the Vintage Bow.

The first 100 participants online will receive a free gift bag upon entry. And there will be a kids ‘zone with games and interactive art, as well as an adult (and kids’) play area on the pier deck, along with free ‘make-and-go’ holiday wreaths. , hosted by Lolita In Bloom.

Admission is $ 6, which includes a free make-and-take-out vacation wreath. For tickets and more information, visit and follow him on Instagram at @makersarcade.

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