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- March 22, 2023
Only a few days away, we are gearing up for our annual Pajama Factory Holiday Market, a Williamsport tradition which is back in a big way. This event promises to get you in the merriest of moods with an atmosphere full of both the holiday spirit and the most unique gifts. The event will take
Only a few days away, we are gearing up for our annual Pajama Factory Holiday Market, a Williamsport tradition which is back in a big way.
This event promises to get you in the merriest of moods with an atmosphere full of both the holiday spirit and the most unique gifts.
The event will take place on December 11th from 11-7pm and feature a curated marketplace of over 50 local craftsmen, artisans and entrepreneurs.
We will be featuring a wonderland of artwork, clothing, jewelry, home decor, seasonal decorations, woodworking, essential oils and soaps, baked goods and more- all made by a select group of the best crafters around.
Shopping for the perfect gift doesn’t have to stressful, so we are making it even more fun by offering a variety of drinks and yummy food so you can sip and shop while you enjoy your time browsing the gift items:
Boom City Brewery will be serving some of their microbrewed beers as well as non-alcoholic drinks and hot chocolate (to warm you up!). They will also be offering a variety of food including pizza, hot dogs, hot sausage sandwiches and a couple of homemade soup options.
Nomad Distillery will be offering some delicious drink options.
The British Bake Company will be selling savory mouthwatering pastries popular in England. These pastries are often filled with meat or vegetables and made with golden puff pastry from a family recipe that has been used for over 5-generations.
First, Doughnuts will be providing a sweeter options with delicious homemade doughnuts
We will be utilizing our own -in-house Digione studio (run by Ron Moreland and Sandy Ludwig) to broadcast holiday music to keep the mood festive and jolly.
This highly anticipate event will be a day full of shopping and merriment you won’t want to miss
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for December 11th as a reminder to shop local and support our local artist community!
We will have two of our big event venues at the Pajama Factory open – The Clerestory Ballroom and the Community Room. Parking is best at either in the lot near the greenhouse or in the smokestack parking lot which provides easy access to the Community Room.
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The Pajama Factory at a glance
The Pajama Factory is a repurposed historic factory complex that spans 300,000 square feet in the City of Williamsport. The 8-building complex that makes up the Pajama Factory was built between 1883 and 1919 by the Lycoming Rubber Company, a division of U.S. Rubber-one of the largest manufacturers of rubber goods in the United States. Lycoming Rubber made tennis shoes, KEDS sneakers, yachting shoes, and other miscellaneous rubber goods. In 1934 the Weldon Pajama Company started leasing space in the buildings and purchased the complex in 1951. By the mid-50s, the Weldon’s plant was the largest pajama factory in the world. Weldon’s gained its greatest fame internationally in connection with the Broadway musical, and later the movie, “The Pajama Game,” starring Doris Day.
After the factory complex closed in 1978, the neighborhood went into decline, and the factory buildings sat almost vacant as a boarded-up blight for decades. With the purchase of the building in 2007, the building has been transformed into a creative community reflecting a diverse, and vibrant membership of nonprofits and community groups, artists and artisans, musicians, singers, performance artists, writers, small businesses (start-ups and seasoned veterans, retail and production), manufacturers, teachers, architects, inventors, and community activists. In fact, there are currently 125 tenants today occupying 150 studio spaces.