Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Y'all Come!

The following post is an email I sent a few weeks ago regarding the Holiday Market. I hope those of you stopping by the blog who are in the area will pay us a visit December 5-8, 2013 for a great cause.
Friends and Family,
I hope this note finds you well and will spark your holiday spirit a little early. As most of you know, I have been an active member of the Junior League of Columbia for 12 years. The Junior League is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and improving communities around the midlands.  It's purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  
For the last 7 years I have volunteered for the committee that plans our Holiday Market. The Holiday Market is a 4 day shopping event and is the largest fundraiser for the JLC. We host close to 100 merchants from all over the country. The Holiday Market is also well-known for its 3 fantastic events that are open to the community. From the perfect gift to sitting on Santa's lap, there is truly something for everyone at the Holiday Market.
I have served in many capacities over the years, but my role this year is overseeing the entire planning committee and event with my Co-Chair and dear friend, Misty Burton. We have chosen the theme "Favorite Things", as our committee has referred to us over the years as Oprah and Gayle. ;-) And we all love "Oprah's Favorite Things"!  We are working tirelessly to make this another amazing market and I would love your support.
So here's the scoop...

Cantey Building at the SC State Fairgrounds
DECEMBER 5th-8th
With special events DECEMBER 4th, 5th, & 6th!
Market is open to the public
Thursday, December 5
Friday, December 6
Saturday, December 7
Sunday, December 8
Special Events
Wednesday, December 4
Preview Party
Silent Auction
Grab yourself a date and some dancing shoes and join us! Enjoy music by The Maxx, food by Southern Way, and get first dibs on all the "Favorite Things" our merchants have to offer. Be sure to get a bid number and check out our fantastic silent auction.
Tickets are $55 per person or $95 per couple BEFORE November 15 or $75 per person AFTER November 15.
Thursday, December 5
Ladies Night Out
This IS the hottest ticket in town. No lie!
It is a pre-sold event that sells out EVERY year. Get your best girlfriends and join us for a night of shopping and sampling food from Columbia's top restaurants.
Tickets are $30 and are NOT available at the door.
Friday, December 6
PJs with Santa
Get your little peeps dressed in their Christmas PJs and head over for a fun-filled family night. We'll have face painting, by Tag-it Art tumbling from the Little Gym, cookies and crafts, and Jolly Ol' Saint Nick.
Tickets are $8 per child.

2013 Holiday Market tickets will be available online HERE from October 1 to December 3.
Tickets can ONLY be purchased online and at the door (excluding Ladies Night Out).
Visit www.jlcolumbia.org or contact me for more information!
Please pass this along to your friends and co-workers.
I hope to see y'all at the market!!!
Claudia Baker
2013 Holiday Market Co-Chair
Junior League of Columbia