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Bed-Stuy Gateway BID Opens Winter Wonderland Market for the Season

The festive marketplace will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6:00pm, through Dec. 23.
Bed Stuy Gateway BID Dale Charles also known as Mrs. Claus

The Bed Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District is celebrating the official launch of its fourth Annual Winter Wonderland Shop Small Popup Holiday Marketplace. The fresh air holiday shopping experience showcases the diverse and vibrant businesses that make the neighborhood a great place to live, work and shop. 

“We are so excited to bring this annual tradition back to the village of Bedford-Stuyvesant,” said Dale Charles, executive director of Bed-Stuy Gateway BID. “Our gratitude extends to our sponsor Wells Fargo, partners, and supporters who continue to support in making Winter Wonderland a treasured affair for generations to come.” 

The holiday market is presented by Wells Fargo with support from Van Alen Institute.

“We truly believe that small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities – here in Brooklyn and nationwide,” said Krissy Moore, senior vice president of community relations for the northeast region at Wells Fargo. “The Bed-Stuy Gateway BID’s Winter Wonderland open-air holiday market has given local small business owners and entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to showcase and promote their brands and products to a larger base of customers right here in the heart of the Bed-Stuy community. Wells Fargo is proud to continue our support of Winter Wonderland for the third year in a row.”

The festive marketplace kicked off Shop Small, Shop Local on Saturday, Nov. 25, and will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6:00pm through Dec. 23 at Marcy Plaza, Marcy Avenue at Fulton Street, Brooklyn. 

Programming this year will include Community Thursdays, which are dedicated to nonprofit and community organizations, and Caroling in the Plaza on Fridays, featuring yule-tide sing-alongs with local houses of worship.

Seasonal activities will include a Holiday Lighting Ceremony 5:00pm, Thursday, Nov. 30, a winter fashion showcase featuring the latest creations from Brooklyn-based, iconic designer Moshood, Saturday, Dec. 2, along with family-friendly activities that include pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live music and gift giveaways.