Christmas Expo is owned and produced by sisters, Joyce Perhac with ProShow, Inc., an event planning company based in Pittsburgh, PA and Janice Blasko, owner of ChristmasLightFinder.com. The duo have collaborated on numerous events and projects over the years and both have “that crazy lighting enthusiast” passion. Janice has attended PLUS, as well as mini-PLUS events and decorates to the nines for Halloween and Christmas. Joyce’s home is also the only one in her neighborhood with an outdoor display.
Christmas Expo got its start in 1996 when Chuck Smith started the PlanetChristmas.com website to give the decorating community from around the world eager a place to learn and share information. The site’s popularity led to the first PlanetChristmas Lights Up Symposium (PLUS) event in 2003. This event gave lighting enthusiasts a place to meet each other and take decorating classes from the experts. Over the years, the focus has continued to be on creating great Christmas displays both indoors and out and the name was changed to Christmas Expo.
With the success of past events and the potential growth for the future, Chuck searched for a new owner for Christmas Expo. He looked for someone with experience in event management who also had a passion for the holiday experience. In 2012, he found that with Joyce and Janice. The two are are committed to making this event the best it can be. And even though management has changed, our inbox is always open for ideas, opinions or thoughts. This event will continue to be about YOU and we’re not afraid to hear the good and the bad.
Most over-the-top decorators will tell you that they start thinking about Halloween and Christmas mid-summer, if not earlier! In addition, holiday vendors have usually placed their seasonal orders by mid-summer and are ready to sell all those new products.
Vendor Hall Hours:
Thu: 12–5 | Fri: 9:30–4:30 | Sat: 9:30–4
• The Expo is Open to the public
• Vendor Hall Only: $8pp/day at the door
• Children under 12 free to vendor hall
• If you wish to attend classes, you must purchase a Conference Registration
Pre-Show Workshop details coming soon
Children under 12 are admitted free to the vendor hall. Must be at least 16 years old to attend a seminar. See management for more information or special requests. Anyone with a stroller must sign a liability waiver. See front desk for details.
Management, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse entry or participation to any person or business or remove anyone from the Expo who may be disruptive, threatening or who may violate procedures and/or policies.
Schedule: Education schedules are subject to change without notice.
Suitcase sales/solicitation: Sales or solicitations of products, services or events by anyone who is not a paid vendor of the Expo are not permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, verbal communication, product giveaways, handouts, digital items and printed materials. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the event.
Christmas Expo is owned and produced by:
PO Box 369
Monroeville, PA 15146
Christmas Expo does not permit sales or solicitations of products or services by anyone who is not a paid vendor of the Expo. This includes, but is not limited to, verbal communication, business cards, product giveaways, handouts, digital items and printed materials. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal.