Consider the benefits of being a vendor at the Holiday Expo at Dena’ina. Folks come to the Expo to get a head start on holiday shopping and to find unique quality gifts. These visitors are real people. Thousands of them. Face-to-face and in person. They are right there in front of you, and they’re ready to buy. Chances are that you have what they are looking for!
This is YOUR expo, of course, and we work for you. Our job is to make it all happen, and we go the extra mile encouraging holiday shoppers throughout Southcentral Alaska to visit the Expo. With tons of advertising, and an active social media campaign, you can expect to have literally thousands of potential customers walking past your booth. In our competitive world, this is simply the best bang-for-the-buck targeted exposure that you can get. NOW is the time to register for your space at the Expo.
Register now to reserve your vendor booth at the 2023 Holiday Expo at Dena’ina!
2022 Vendors have location grandfather rights until December 25, 2022. After that date booth spaces are first come/first serve.
Print the Registration Form and return to MATSU Events by email, fax, or US Mail. If you fill out the form online, be sure to save your changes before printing or emailing.
Check the Floor Diagram for available booth spaces and let us know your preference. The map is updated as new vendors register.
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The Holiday Expo at Dena’ina is a holiday gift marketplace featuring a wide variety of arts, crafts, and other retail vendors. This is the perfect opportunity for vendors to offer their products to Alaskans anxious to get a head start on their holiday shopping.
Mark your calendars for the weekend before Thanksgiving! This Expo will be held at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center at 600 W. 7th Avenue in Anchorage from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, November 18th and 10am to 5pm on Sunday, November 19th, 2023.
10’ x 10’ booth rentals are $495. Larger bulk space is available - contact us for details.
Vendors who participated in the 2022 Holiday Expo may choose to be grandfathered into that location if they register for next year’s Expo prior to December 25, 2022. After that date, all spaces are available on a first come/first serve basis.
We reserve the right to move vendors if there are conflicts of interest with nearby competing businesses, or if it becomes necessary to alter the booth layout for any reason.
The Floor Diagram vendor map online is kept up to date as new vendors register.
Spaces include pipes and drapes, with an 8’ back drape wall and 3’ drape rails separating booths. Many vendors typically provide their own booth furnishings. Chairs are provided by the Dena'ina Center. Additional booth items such as tables or carpeting may be rented from the show decorators (follow the link in the "Extra Items" section below).
Electricity will only be available in select rows, at an additional cost of $20. Please let us know on your registration form if you need electrical access.
The individual booths are rented to a single company, however some small businesses may wish to share their space with another small business. Booth sharing arrangements must be approved in advance by MATSU Events management.
Booth rentals may be cancelled, and booth fees will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee at any time up until November 3rd (two weeks prior to the Expo). There will be no cancellation refunds after November 3rd unless necessitated by illness or family emergency.
If the Expo is unexpectedly cancelled due any reason beyond our control, all rental fees will be promptly returned.
Adult visitor admission is $5. Children under 12 are free.
From 10:00 until noon on Sunday November 19th, admission will be free to the public.
Yes. All vendors are required to have an Alaska State business license.
There will be security staff available during all Event hours. The Dena’ina Center is locked and secured after the Expo closes for the day.
As a vendor, you must maintain a safe environment in and around your booth. There can be no overhead covering above your booth, i.e., a popup canopy roof, that would obstruct the building’s overhead fire suppression sprinklers. Keep in mind that no display materials or signage may obstruct or block other vendor booths, pedestrian isles, exit doors, or exit signage.
Of course! You are welcomed and encouraged to have drawings or give away items at the show. Raffles (where you sell tickets for a chance to win) fall under State gaming regulations and are allowed providing you have the appropriate Alaska State gaming permit.
Our job as promoters is to bring in the largest crowd possible to safely visit your booth to buy your products or services. We will be running radio and television advertisements as well as targeted social media promotions throughout Southcentral Alaska in the weeks leading up to the Expo.
Corporate sponsorships are win/win. Your financial support helps us defray Expo promotion expenses, and we are able to help you by including your logo on our website, in our marketing materials and media advertising, and by running partner promotions on social media. Contact us for details if you are interested in sponsoring or partnering with this Expo!
We will keep this page updated as the details come together. In the meantime, if you have more questions, please feel free to contact MATSU Events anytime at 907-947-9900 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, located in the heart of Anchorage, offers nearly 200,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed, flexible event space. The largest, most modern facility of its kind in the state, Dena’ina is ideal for events from national conventions and tradeshows to local meetings, banquets and special occasions.
Check out the 30-second and the 10-second TV ads promoting the 2022 Holiday Expo!
This is one of the radio ads promoting the 2022 Holiday Expo.
Do you need extra items such as tables, carpeting, racks and stands, plants, or other items to furnish your booth?
Well don’t worry, because we have you covered! Alaska Event Services, Inc. has been selected as the show service contractor for the 2022 Holiday Expo at Dena’ina, to be held November 18 – 19, at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center.
Show management has provided you with a 10′ x 10′ pipe and drape booth display. Please note that the exhibit space is not carpeted and chairs are provided by the convention center at no additional charge.
If you require additional services such as electrical service, tables, etc., please place your order via https://alaskaeventservices.com/exhibit-order-form/2022-holidayexpoatdenaina/
Please take this time to read through the information, make your selections, and submit your order to the office of Alaska Event Services for processing. (These electronic forms are required only if you need services that are not automatically included with your space.) If you have any questions, please call our Exhibit Service Representatives at (907) 345-8789, or email at email@example.com.
DEADLINE FOR DISCOUNT PRICING: Friday, November 10
The Holiday Expo at Dena’ina is made possible with the generous support of these outstanding sponsors!