winter show preview night
Preview Night was fantastic, set up was well organized and shoppers were there to buy. Traffic was steady but not crowded, I think it was the perfect amount.
This was SO SO SO worth it. I loved not having to fight hundreds of folks. It was a bit crowded but nothing like the usual fight just to walk through the crowd. I would pay up to $10 for a similar experience next year (smaller crowds, raffles).
Love love loved it. I usually gave $5 when I attend on Saturday or Sunday anyway!
Preview night gets better and busier each year. I think it’s great to have this extra 4 hours where customers can shop with less people. Plenty of time to set up and get going.
Absolutely worth it. Sales were on par with previous years and I really appreciate the opportunity to see what works/doesn’t work with my booth set up (for example, this year I thought the majority of traffic was going to come from one direction. It turned out to be the opposite so I was able to flip my booth and adjust Saturday am)
The Preview Night was wildly successful. We were not expecting it to be as busy as it was but we’re so glad it was. Such a great way to start the weekend and an awesome option for shoppers to get first glance at what we have to offer.
I’ve participated in two previous preview nights & this years was my most successful. This evening is clearly a favorite of so many shoppers, a lot of folks told me this was the only way they want to shop the event moving forward. The additional sales were 100% worth it & I’ll be planning inventory differently for upcoming years. The customer flow was nice, not too busy and with plenty of time to spend with the shoppers.
Loved attending UCU’s preview when the crowds were light. It gave me a chance to talk to the vendors, get close to the booths, and take my time.
I really like the idea of the Preview Night. This was the second time I went and it was just easier with the later hours, better parking availability, and had a more private feel 🙂
Because of the preview’s restricted numbers the crowds were so much better. It was so full the last time we attended we were thinking of skipping it all together this winter. but the preview night was sooooo much better.
Back by popular demand, our much loved Preview Night will take place the night before our big winter show.
This exclusive event will only be available to the first 1,000 fans who register to attend.
Get your tickets early! For now we are limiting this event to the first 1,000 ticket holders (rather than the usual 1,500) as we want to stay well beneath the Ex Hall capacity that is in place under current COVID regulations. This part of the show has sold out every year since we’ve been running it, so don’t miss out!
Your Preview Night ticket will entitle you to the following:
- Early access to all your favorite vendors
- A chance to beat the crowds and shop while inventory is fresh
- Sweet and savory food options available from our delicious lineup of food vendors
- Please note that due to COVID restrictions, we will not be able to serve beer and wine this year. However, we will have some delicious options from Langostino Sushi Burrito and VRV that you can safely enjoy outside, or in the seating area near where the concessions stand is typically open — as well as all the other wonderful food & beverage vendors you see in the Food section of our vendor gallery!
Win prizes from all these fantastic local businesses, just by attending Preview Night! Winners will be chosen from our list of ticketholders, the week before the show. So buy your tickets early for a chance to win!
GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!
So make it a date night, a girls’ night out, get a group of friends together, or just treat yourself!
Please Note: Swag bags will NOT be handed out at Preview Night. Swag bags will still only be given to the first 100 fans through the door each day during our regular Saturday/Sunday show days.
We expect this event to sell out quickly, so buy your tickets today!