The Santa Market Craft Show was started by three ladies in November 2010. Joan Clarke and Molly Nye were looking for places to sell their crafts and products but were having a hard time finding events, so they decided to start a show of their own. Along with fellow coordinator Megan Nye, they found a few vendors, rented a banquet room at a local hotel, and The Santa Market was born. That one-room show has grown into one of the largest craft shows in the metro. Each year, the show has added more vendors, expanded in location, and has increased in attendance. By the third year, Molly, Joan, and Megan decided that the amount of year-round work that goes into the show should benefit a cause very close to them. Joan’s husband and Megan’s father, Russ, passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2007. Molly suggested they make The Santa Market a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association of Oklahoma. In the years since the show has raised thousands of dollars for Alzheimer’s. It is a Gold Level Sponsor of the OKC Walk to End Alzheimer’s and in 2015, The Santa Market received the Channel 4 Pay It Forward Award. In 2019, The Santa Market, Inc was formed and is now a certified 501 c-3. After 9 years in their Edmond location, the show outgrew the building and moved to the OKC State Fair Park. There are now over 180 carefully chosen vendors, free photos with Santa, a Silent Auction, free shopping bags for the first 1000 shoppers, free parking, free admission, and much more. While it is three ladies who work tirelessly to run The Santa Market, it could not be done without all the help of the quality vendors, loyal customers, volunteers, sponsors, and donors. The organizers call it The Santa Market Family, and we hope you will be a part of it.