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Christmas in the Corridor: A Soulful Christmas

Event Schedule  

Two weekends, one Holiday celebration.

Soulful Christmas

December 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Join us for our annual Soulful Christmas celebration! This family friendly event includes a Holiday Market, craft stations, Christmas cookies, music, storytelling, horse drawn carriage rides, a Christmas Tree Lighting, and visits from Kente Claus! The event will take place at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church at 665 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Soulball

December 9, 2022 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum

The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor is pleased to announce our first annual Soulball as an addition to our Holiday Celebrations! This year the Soulball will take place at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum located at 263 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203. Join us for an evening of music, food, wine, and entertainment. 

Holiday Market

Christmas Studio Portrait

A Soulful Christmas is a cultural holiday experience by the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission. The day will include a toy giveaway, horse drawn wagon rides, visits from Kente Claus, storytelling, Christmas carols, and a Black Owned Business Holiday Market! 

We are seeking vendors to participate in our Holiday Market. The Holiday Market will take place during Soulful Christmas festivities on December 3, 2022 at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church from 10 AM - 4 PM.  

We accept applications from vendors with products that are:

  • Black and minority owned businesses

  • Great holiday gifts

  • Unique

  • High-quality

  • Handmade/crafted

  • Diverse Gifts

  • Ethically produced 

 

We do not accept applications from vendors with:

  • Direct sales & multi-level marketing 

  • Wholesale distributors

  • Products using licensed imagery and brands

  • Weapons

  • Products with hateful and divisive messages

 

Questions? Email us at info@michiganstreetbuffalo.org or call 716-322-1022. Ready to apply? use the application link below! Applications are due November 20, 2022.

 
 

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Last year we celebrated Soulful Christmas in the Corridor with a weekend filled with family-friendly activities that included toy giveaways, art activities, storytelling hours, a Christmas Market, horse drawn wagon rides, a Black Owned Business Holiday Market, and visits from Kente Claus.


The year we will have two events that will take place over two weekends in two new venues as our historic spaces are under construction. We look forward to next year when we can return to our normal spaces. This year our venues will be Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church at 665 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203 and the Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum at 263 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203. These new venues offer an opportunity for us to connect both sides of the Michigan Street Corridor. Help us create a cultural holiday experience when you sponsor us today!

$5,000 Presenting Sponsor    

  • Individual banner/poster displayed in event venues

  • Option to be a vendor during our Holiday Market

  • 6 Complimentary Tickets to the Soulball

  • Full page ad space on back cover  

$3,000 Signature Sponsor

  • Individual  banner/poster displayed in event venues

  • Option to be a vendor during our Holiday Market

  • 4 Complimentary Tickets to the Soulball

  • Full page ad in program 

$2,500 Main Sponsor

  • Option to be a vendor during our Holiday Market

  • 4 Complimentary Tickets to the Soulball

  • Full page ad space in program

 
$1,000 Major Sponsor 

  • Option to be a vendor during our Holiday Market

  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to the Soulball

  • ½ page ad space in program

$500 Supporting Sponsor    

  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to the Soulball

  • ¼ page ad space in program

$250 Contributing Sponsor    

  • ⅛ page ad space in program

In addition to the benefits listed on the left, all sponsors receive the following:

  • Logo on Sponsor Posters at all venues

  • Logo in Program

  • Logo on Website

  • Tagged in Social Media event posts

* Logos must be sent to aclark@michiganstreetbuffalo.org by November 9, 2022 to be included in the printed materials for the event. To see artwork specifications, please view the sponsor art specification page in this packet. 

 

Or download our sponsorship form and return by mail to:

Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission

111 Genesee St, Suite 401

Buffalo, NY 14203