The annual Phoestivus holiday market is inspired by both the famed German Christmas markets, or Weihnachtsmarkt, and of course, Seinfeld's Festivus, a parody and secular holiday immortalized by this classic TV show.
Taking place on back-to-back Thursday nights, the two Phoestivus holiday markets will feature locally grown and produced goods from more than 150 local vendors, as well as handcrafted gift items, jewelry and holiday decorations by local artisans.
Last year more than 6,000 participants and shoppers gathered in downtown Phoenix for these two nights of local shopping, including traditions such as the Phoestivus Pole, Pheats of Strength, and the Airing of Grievances, as well as Phoestivus Ale (brewed by Phoenix Ale Brewery), Phoestivus Reindeer (baby goats dolled up for the occasion) and a hipster Santa. Beginning in 2009, Phoestivus is the brainchild of Ken Clark from Get Your PHX. For more information visit: https://www.phoestivus.com/