Oddmall: Chrishanukwanzmadan at a glance
- WHAT: Chrishanukwanzmadan is Oddmall’s holiday show celebration. Dozens of vendors, live entertainment, Santas and elves and pirates and Hanukkah Armadillos and Krampus and all the other stuff you’ve come to associate with the winter holidays figuratively drips from the walls and ceilings like tinsel from the buns of a curiously gluttonous cat. Don’t picture that last part. I don’t know why I wrote it.
- WHEN: December 9, 10, and 11, 2022
- WHEN WHEN: Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
- WHERE: The Stray Dog Event Center – 520 Main St. Building 24 (5th Floor) Akron, Ohio
- HOW MUCH: We have it on good authority that your generous donation of five dollars or more will plop you firmly on Santa’s nice list…
- HOW: Ski, sled, or travel by flying reindeer. Maybe drive a car or some sort of custom van with a muscular, guitar-playing Santa Claus airbrushed on the side panel.
- HUH: Vendor information can be found here.
- WHY: It’s an Oddmall holiday show. An. Oddmall. Holiday. Show. This is absolutely the best place in the universe to nab amazing gifts for the people you love and also the people to whom you are obligated by social contract to buy gifts for even though you’d rather not.
Jazz Unique to Chrishanukwanzmadan
- SANTA MOTHERLOVIN’ CLAUS! Of course Santa Claus will be there. If we’re lucky we might also have Pirate Santa, Krampus, a bunch of elves, Rudolph, Hanukkah Zombie, Kwanzabot, and a veritable rogue’s gallery of holiday personalities. Guests and vendors are encouraged to come in costume!
- COSTUME CONTEST! The grand prize winner nabs a FREE 4 Day Badge to Con on the Cob 2023!
- UGLY SWEATER COMPETITION! Whose sweater is the most hideous? Everybody can enter!
- CIRCUS INVERSUS! Circus Inversus returns with an incredible display of aerial acrobatics!
- STORY TIME WITH UNCLE KYLAN! Uncle Kylan reads Die Hard.
- HOLIDAY NERDCORE CONCERT! This is a FREE concert by nerdcore rap artists soon to be named!
- BELLYDANCING! Shuvani Dance Studio regales us with their hypnotic motions.
- LIVE READINGS BY LOCAL AUTHORS!
- THE VIOLIN STYLINGS OF JUSTIN CURRY!
- BOARD GAMES! We’ll have an assortment of games for peoples and meeples to play.
A Map of the Place
Here, for the edification of the inquisitive, we present a map of The Stray Dog Event Center laid out in full Oddmall gloriosity!
Artist & Vendor List
- Pair of Medics Designs
2. Pair of Medics Designs
3. Kilted Katana Creations
4. Wicks and Wonders
5. Stay Twisted – Twisted Wire Art
13. Craig Cartography
14. Crafty Shop of Horrors
15. Casual Killjoy
16. OpTIEcal DYEllusion Design
22. Make Room For Columns, llc
28. Kayla Ascencio Fantasy Art
29. Planted Beauty
30. Little Lion Press
31. Turtle Bear Trading Company
33. Black Willow Products
34. Mischief Tish’s Curioddities
35. Tor’s Prints: Stickers and Things
36. Unicorn Massacres Designs
37. Yatta Creations
38. Mal Macabre
39. JR Bath
41. The Salty Hive Home & Body
42. 3Cat Collectibles
43. Live Dream Create
44. Faeries and Tails
46. To The Moon and Back Custom Designs
47. Myth and Stitch Embroidery
48. Myth and Stitch Embroidery
49. Myth and Stitch Embroidery
51. Smile Inside and Gazing Glass
67. Craymers Crafts
68. The Light Trading Co., llc*
70. The Empurrium