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A Christmas Affair: Merry And Bright
The Junior League of Austin's 41st annual A Christmas Affair, Merry and Bright, will be held November 16-20 at Palmer Events Center. This year's four-day holiday market brings a touch of mid-century modern to Christmas. The Junior League of Austin uses the funds raised at A Christmas Affair to provide essential funding and volunteer hours to programs such as Coats for Kids and FIT-Food In Tummies along with 30 local community non-profits. This year A Christmas Affair will feature more than 200 merchants from across the country and The Junior League of Austin expects more than 25,000 shoppers to attend. Behind the scenes, a volunteer force of 1,300 League members staff the event, making every detail perfect for the guest. The holiday market opens to the public on Thursday, November 17th at 12 p.m. Market Hours Thursday, November 17th | Noon - 9 p.m. Friday, November 18th | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19th | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, November 20th | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets for Market Days are $15 per guest, which includes a shuttle ride to and from Barton Creek Mall for ample hassle-free parking. Stroller and pull carts are not permitted in the venue. Join us in our beautifully decorated tearoom, The Silver Bell Bistro. Located on the upper level and will serve delicious lunches catered by Sterling Events Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Meals are $16+tax. Children's Events Breakfast with Santa will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9-10:30 a.m. on the upper level, tickets are $28 per guest. Lunch with Santa will be Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., tickets are $35 per guest. Santa is available for pictures with party guests during the party. Photos with Santa Friday, November 18th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, November 19th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, November 20th, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Special Events Be the first to experience A Christmas Affair at our preview gala, A Christmas Affair to Remember on Wednesday, November 16th. A special donor reception begins at 6:00 p.m. Doors will open to all guests at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy passed drinks and a seated dinner catered by Dagar's Catering. The 2016 holiday market will officially open at 7:45 p.m. for over two hours of private shopping. Bid on fabulous trips and packages in our silent auction and play to win a $5,000 diamond surprise donated by Lindsey Scoggins. Tickets for this event are $150 per guest. Holiday Hustle and Bustle is from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 17th. Join us for a delicious brunch buffet catered by Kurant Events and three hours of private shopping before A Christmas Affair opens to the public. Tickets are $60 per guest. Step out with your girlfriends in your best ‘50s glam for a night on the town at All That Glitters, our signature Girls Night Out. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres from Pink Avocado while “The After Party” plays a mix of favorites to dance the night away. Be sure to purchase a surprise box from Kendra Scott. Thursday, November 17th, 7-10p.m. Tickets are $60 per guest. Invite a friend or your special someone to our cocktail party, Baby, It's Cold Outside. Dance the night away to music from Chandler and the Bings while enjoying Bohemian BBQ. Be sure to bid on your favorite item in our silent auction. Friday, November 18th, 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $50 per guest. We are pleased to introduce a new party, Sunrise Sip and Shop, Making Spirits Bright. Enjoy an hour and a half of private shopping before Market opens to the public while sipping a cocktail you've created at the bloody mary and mimosa bar. Saturday, November 19th, 8:30-10 a.m. Tickets are $35 per guest. Tickets to all A Christmas Affair events are available for purchase online at www.jlaustin.org through November 15th. All tickets purchased on or before November 15th, will be electronic tickets. Decoration Resale Bring a piece of Merry and Bright home with you at our exclusive after market decorations sale held at The Junior League of Austin Headquarters; 5416 Parkcrest Blvd, Suite 100 Friday, December 2nd, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, December 3rd, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, December 4th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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