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The Brooklyn Museum’s holiday market gets panned

December 4, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Winterfest is located at the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Winterfest in Brooklyn, a new holiday and marketplace attraction in the rear lot of the Brooklyn Museum, has been a disappointment to many visitors, with some people demanding refunds, according to CBS.

CBS reported that visitors were asked to pay as much as $70 for special events, but they sometimes found that these events were either disappointments or didn’t exist. One such disappointment, said CBS, was a tent featuring “powdered hot chocolate and a group of Christmas trees meant to be a maze.” The news video also displayed rows of shuttered vendors’ booths.

A representative of Winterfest told CBS that 45,000 visitors came to the attraction in its first 10 days, that the company has “added events and decor,” and that all attractions will be free to the public until the end of the month.

The Brooklyn Museum doesn’t operate Winterfest; it merely licenses it.

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  1. veganpilotmarty

    Please remember that there are 50 or so hard working vendors and food vendors who would love your business regardless of market operations. The market is now only open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please support your community.

    Thanks

    Marty
    Marty’s V Burger

  2. I am a vendor and those of us at the market are working hard to make it a success. So please come out and SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS! And enjoy a glass of wine, a hot chocolate or some tasty food. We are equally disappointed with the organizers but there are some great vendors and we appreciate our community’s support.

    New hours are: Thurs and Fri – 1pm-8pm; Sat – 11am-8pm; Sun – 11am-6pm