13th Annual A Very Merry Market


Adobe Photoshop PDFIt’s the Junior League of Alexandria’s 13th annual A Very Merry Market, and you’re invited!  Come one, come all to three days of shopping, food and fun at the Alexandria Riverfront Center in downtown Alexandria, starting Thursday, October 20th through Saturday, October 22nd.  Don’t forget that you will be shopping for a cause as all proceeds go to support efforts in the focus area of the Junior League of Alexandria: helping women and children in the Central Louisiana area.  We are excited to have tons of great merchants—both new and yearly favorites.  They are sure to help you check lots of items off your Christmas list!


Our theme for Ladies Night this year is “Vegas Baby!”  Join us on Thursday, October 20th from 7:00pm until 10:00pm for a night of early shopping, tasty treats from Roux Spoon, fabulous specialty drinks from Jack’s, and great dance music from our DJ.  Come early and walk the red carpet, take photos with your friends at the Oh Snap! Selfie Station, and experience the slow-mo video booth by Letterbox Films.  Will you get lucky at our silent auction by being one of the highest bidders or will you be one of the lucky few that get to take home a one-of-a-kind chair in our new Chairs for Charity live auction? Don’t forget your checkbooks and credit cards.  You won’t want to miss out on any of these exciting items! Tickets are $45.00 each and will include two drink tickets.  Cocktail attire is welcomed but not required.


General admission shopping hours are Friday, October 21st from 9:00am until 8:00pm and Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00am until 5:00pm.  Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door.


Join us Friday morning for Brunch on the Bayou.  This special event will feature your southern breakfast favorites, such as shrimp and grits, served up by the 2015 Judge’s Choice winner of Men Who Cook, Brodie Paul.  Enjoy our Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar along with live jazz music by John LeBoeuf.  Tickets are $25.00 each and must be purchased in advance for this limited seating event.


On Friday afternoon, from 3:00pm until 8:00pm, we will offer special admission pricing.  Our annual Tinsel & Teachers event offers half price admission at the door for those with Teacher/School ID.  New this year, we are saluting our military with a specially admission price as well.  Anyone with a Military ID will receive half price admission at the door from 3:00pm until 8:00pm on Friday!


On Saturday, October 22nd, our character events will be back and better than ever!  Our Breakfast with Characters and Cookies with Characters events, sponsored by Chick-Fil-A at Jackson and MacArthur, are sure to knock your socks off.  We will have your favorite characters there, eager to interact with your children, and as a special surprise this year, some of our characters will be singing live!  Tickets are $12.50 each and are going fast, so get yours today.  Each child and adult will require a ticket, and your ticket includes admission to the market.  Children under the age of 2, sitting in a parent’s lap, will not require an additional ticket. Umbrella strollers only, please.


From 3:00pm until 5:00pm on Saturday, we will offer half price admission to Zombie Walk participants.  So, before you hit the Zombie Walk downtown, come do a little shopping!


We would like to extend a sincere “Thank You” to all of our amazing sponsors for helping make this event possible, particularly Red River Bank, our title sponsor for the second year in a row.  On behalf of this year’s A Very Merry Market committee and the Junior League of Alexandria, we thank you for support and look forward to welcoming you to our 13th annual A Very Merry Market.  Please visit us at www.jlalexandria.com for more information, ticket purchases to all events and to learn more about the community impact of the Junior League of Alexandria.