Holidaze pop-up Christmas-themed bar won’t return, will host pop-up decor sale

Organizers to sell vintage decor at pop-up shop this month

The organizers of Holidaze, the Christmas-themed bar that has been open for the holidays in Fayetteville since 2019 on Center Street, Block Avenue, and in the Walton Arts Center, look to be hanging up their Santa hats for good.

The bar owners announced late last year they would be taking a hiatus from the project, but left open the possibility of a return in the future.

Last week, however, they announced they’ll be selling five storage units worth of holiday decor at Rose Home + Co on West Avenue this week, signaling the hiatus may be permanent.

“Holidaze won’t be returning this year. There are many reasons that we won’t be back, but we have really enjoyed giving back to our community this way,” read a post about the sale on Facebook last week. “In better news, we have 5 massive storage units of vintage Christmas decor that we’re going to be selling at a pop-up sale next month, for four weekends, with our friends at Rose Home + Co!”

Locals behind the project – Hannah Withers, Ben Gitchel, Richard Gathright, and Cjay Crespo – said last year that that the project quickly became a lot bigger than they intended.

“It started with this fun little way to give back to our community, and in 24 months it morphed into this crazy thing that gave us 25 employees, lots of contracts, infrastructure, three months of incredible amounts of work, and a lot of celebratory late nights,” the partners said in a statement issued last September.

The sale will include Holidaze collection of vintage Santas, holiday lights, glassware, elves, reindeer, snowmen, and a host of other items.

The sale will take place from noon-5 p.m. every Thursday-Sunday each week through the month of May.

Rose Home Co. is located at 352 N West Ave., in the little building formerly home to Mae’s Emporium.