The Peace Education Center is thrilled to announce the Alternative Holiday Sale is back for 2023! This annual event is set to once again unite the Greater Lansing community in a celebration of peace, justice, and togetherness. The Alternative Holiday Sale gives the community an opportunity to connect, shop, and support local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and fair-trade cooperatives, embodying the spirit of the holiday season in a socially conscious way.
For over 15 years, the Alternative Holiday Sale has provided the local community an opportunity to support local business and artisans- and the Peace Education Center! The AHS is held at Edgewood United Church, which offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere for shoppers to peruse an array of unique, high quality items. You’re sure to find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list!
Throughout the event, visitors can enjoy a variety of meals and snacks that will be available for purchase, with all proceeds set to support the work the Peace Education Center.
There’s more! The Peace Education Center has proudly partnered with the Ten Pound Fiddle to present a live concert during the celebration. On Friday, November 17, at 7:30 pm (with doors opening at 6:30 pm), guests will be able to attend a performance featuring none other than the talented musician Joe Jencks!
An international touring artist, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist, Joe Jencks is renowned for his performances that blend musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. With a musical career spanning 25 years and 15 released CDs, Jencks skillfully merges conservatory training with his Irish heritage and working-class upbringing. This fusion results in captivating musical narratives brimming with heart, soul, groove, and grit. Accompanied by well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves his musical creations with a lyric baritone voice that possesses the nuanced richness akin to a delectable sea-salt caramel. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!
Everyone at the Peace Education Center is excited to continue this cherished community tradition, and we look forward to partnering with vendors and welcoming guests during yet another remarkable event. Join us in celebrating community, social justice, and the true essence of the holiday spirit!
There’s still time to reserve a space at the 2023 Alternative Holiday Sale!
At the core of the Alternative Holiday Sale lies a diverse array of vendors and local artists. By offering a platform for small businesses, nonprofits, and fair-trade cooperatives to showcase their products, the AHS underscores the significance of mindful consumption. Vendor spaces are now available for reservation at a nominal cost, which has been adjusted to accommodate the increase in expenses associated with organizing this year’s event. Vendor reservations can be made according to the following pricing structure:
For those interested in participating as vendors, please complete this vendor form and submit it alongside the appropriate payment to the Peace Education Center.