Holiday Market

December 7, 2016


SAN ANTONIO (December 2, 2016) — With the holidays approaching, the City of San Antonio is bringing its popular pop up shops to life once again with the OPEN Holiday Market. The market will take place on two weekends, December 9-11 and December 16-18 and the shops will be open Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 217 and 231 E. Houston St.


OPEN is an initiative of the Center City Development and Operations Department (CCDO) in partnership with property owners and retailers to offer local entrepreneurs a no-cost short-term lease in vacant downtown properties. The program activates vacant properties by introducing new, creative, and temporary retail locations with visual aesthetic. This pop-up program offers local business owners an opportunity to display their products, while simultaneously encouraging the community to shop locally.


An initiative of the City of San Antonio’s Center City Development and Operations Department (CCDO), in partnership with property owners and retailers, OPEN provides local entrepreneurs with a no-cost, short-term lease in vacant downtown properties. 

“The OPEN Holiday Market is the perfect occasion to shop for unique gifts while celebrating and supporting local businesses,” said John Jacks, CCDO Interim Director. “In addition to shopping small and local, attendees will experience the revitalization of two historic buildings in the urban core.”

OPEN will host an opening party on Friday, Dec. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. to include live music, food & drink, special discounts, and free swag—a great way to kick-off the Market while enjoying special treats and favors this holiday season!


For more information, including a calendar of events, storefront locations, list of participants and retailers, Connect with OPEN onFacebook, Twitter and Instagram @openpopupsa and with the hashtag #openpopupsa or #openholidaymarket.


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