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The Annual Pajama Factory Holiday Market is Back Scheduled for December 2nd

Only a few weeks away, we are gearing up for our annual Pajama Factory Holiday Market, a Williamsport tradition that is continuing 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 2nd from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and feature a curated marketplace of over 60 local craftsmen, artisans, and entrepreneurs.

We will be featuring a wonderland of artwork, clothing, jewelry, seasonal decorations, woodworking, art supplies, baked goods, and more- all made by a select group of the best crafters around.

Shopping for the perfect gift doesn’t have to be 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:
– Four Friends Winery will be serving their fabulous wine.
– 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.
– Tiger Lily Ghost Bistro will have a special menu including desserts. If you are vegetarian or vegan stop by for delicious options that fit your dietary desires perfectly.
– Soul Food City and Real Taste food trucks will be in the Rose Street parking lot.

And you won’t want to miss the ½ mile of art displayed in hallways throughout the building- our “Gallery Halls”- the largest display of art in Northeastern PA! Or why not stop by the Other Space venue to see the art show of Joanne Landis and Brian Spies works from 10-2pm

This highly anticipated 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 2nd as a reminder to shop local and support our local artist community!

*The Pajama Factory will be offering VIP shopping this year. From 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. bring an unwrapped toy or cash/check donation to Toys for Tots is the admission cost for this hour of early shopping. You are still welcome to donate throughout the day, but admission is free from 11-5 p.m.


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 and has been newly paved, so it is worth checking out!! There is additional street parking around the Factory.

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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 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 declined, and the factory buildings sat almost vacant as a boarded-up blight for decades. With the purchase of the building in 2007 by Mark and Suzanne Winkelman, 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. There are currently over 150 tenants in the community.

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