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Your Holiday Event Marketing Solutions – 5 Tips for Headache-Free Event Planning

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Holiday Event Marketing

It’s that time of year again for holiday event marketing! The holiday season is upon us and while it is generally “the most wonderful time of year,” it can bring up some unique challenges for event marketers.  From the NYC holiday permit embargo, to inclement weather, the event planning process can easily become frustrating, but fear not! We have compiled a list of 5 tips to get you through the season.

Familiarize Yourself with Seasonal Restrictions

Brands LOVE to activate during the Holiday Season.  But cities have permitting embargos in place, and shopping centers build massive holiday displays in the areas we all prefer to activate.  This makes event planning a bit trickier, but not impossible (especially with an experienced event partner)! It’s all about having options and we know where to look! EventPermits has the answers to all your permitting needs during the most wonderful time of year!

Plan Ahead…and that Means, Today

It’s never too early to start planning. In fact, if you plan to activate during the holidays, you should already be planning. If you haven’t started yet though, don’t panic. We can work with you to narrow down your top event locations choices and then work with you to lock in your dates for your top choice, as well as handle all your permitting needs.  Event venues book fast during the holiday season. “Soft holds” don’t work during this time of year. Everything is booked on a “first come – first served” basis, so pick up the phone and call us to start the planning process right now!

Consider the Weather

Along with the Holidays, comes an increased possibility for inclement weather. Inside or out, we can help you pinpoint the right spot for your event in any USA market. Whether you need heating systems, lighting, branded cold-weather gear for your Brand Ambassadors…or anything in between, EventPermits can turn the heat up for you! 

Pre-Bake Your Social Media Success

In today’s digital age, more and more it’s all about creating those memorable and “Instagramable” Mediagenic™ moments. EventPermits can work with you to come up with an event plan that “pre-bakes” in the goodness of your social media success, in advance, no matter what the weather brings on event day

Peace (and Permits) on Earth!

EventPermits will roll up our sleeves right along with you, and take the necessary steps to see to it that you have a PEACEFUL Holiday Permit Season, by assuring you have ALL of the correct permits that you need, in order to activate in almost any major market in the USA.  Don’t get shut down and trigger the Holiday Blues.  EventPermits has got you covered for every season!

Why choose us for your event planning solution? Find out here!

For ideas on how to create memorable holiday marketing campaigns click here!

Navigating the NYC Holiday Permit Embargo

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Still hoping to activate your event in NYC during the upcoming holiday period? We can help!

By, Tommy Hennigan – Contributor
Partner, EventPermits LLC


The annual NYC Holiday Permitting Embargo will commence on Thursday, November 15, 2018, and run through Wednesday, January 2, 2019, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 

During this embargo period, all roadway, sidewalk, and DOT Plaza activities will be restricted, and no permits will be issued or honored by The City of New York, in the confines of the multiple and various embargoed areas.

Any permits issued prior to the date of this notice, for execution during this embargo period may be suspended for the period noted above, at the discretion of the Mayor’s Office and NYPD.

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In certain situations, it may be possible to be granted a “Special Use Waiver.”  Requests for such waivers should only be requested and submitted for “critical reasons” for a specific project. There is a mandatory Waiver Review Filing Fee, which is required to be paid prior to a waiver being granted, or reviewed.

Prior to this embargo period, all necessary measures must be taken so that all roadways and sidewalks are in proper condition to allow for the expeditious and safe movement of vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

Please note that this embargo applies to NYC DOT and NYC special event permits.

Still hoping to activate your event in NYC during the upcoming holiday period? We can help!

If you or your client are looking for large footprint, with a high visibility location where your experiential marketing event will not be affected by the holiday permit embargo, (including in the Times Square area), you’ve come to the right place.  But, space, dates and locations are severely limited.

To reserve a great location in NYC for the holidays, please contact us immediately at: