We’re so excited about the 7th annual A Very Merry Market! From October 21st until the 23rd, the Alexandria Riverfront center is transformed into a winter wonderland. There will be over 80 booths with vendors from across the country. You’ll find one-of-a-kind children’s clothing, custom monogramming and great gifts for the kids. There will also be beautiful hostess gifts, pewter and home decor. Every year, shoppers are delighted with the wide selection of items for holiday entertaining or gift giving, so don’t miss out! Local restaurants will also be on hand, so come make a day of it.
General shopping will run Friday, October 22nd from 9:00am to 8:00pm, and Saturday October 23rd from 9:00am to 6:00pm, with $5.00 tickets sold at the door. Some of the vendors on hand include: Just Me Music from Conway, Arkansas; Adorable Me Boutique from Praireville; Satchels N’ Gadgets from Beaumont, Texas; Cache Too from Greenwood; A Little Shop of Haughton; Accessories, Etc. of Baton Rouge; East Texas Fudge and Nuts from Marshall, Texas; Toffee to Go of Tampa, Florida; That’s a Good Idea from Canton, Texas and What’s In a Name of Memphis, Tennessee.
We will once again be hosting our Preview Party on Thursday, October 21st from 7:00m to 10:00pm. At the Preview Party, you’ll get the first selection of all the merchandise, and you’ll also have the opportunity to bid on some amazing silent auction items including weekend getaways, spa services and more! As an added bonus, we have Red River Grill catering the event with heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and our new signature cocktail, A Very Merry Martini! Tickets for this event are going to go fast, so call (318) 443-6975 or purchase them from any Junior League member.
The Very Merry Market is a kid pleaser, too, with our Saturday Character Events. Come treat your favorite little ones to a McDonald’s catered breakfast, or delicious cupcakes from Little Cakes with Big Attitude while they visit and are entertained by their favorite characters like Cinderella, Buzz and Woody, Scooby-Doo and even Santa himself! Tickets to this wildly popular event sell out every year, so get yours now! There will be three separate McDonald’s Character Breakfast seatings: 8:30am, 9:30am and 10:30am, and two Little Cakes with Characters seatings at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. Another first for this year, we’ll be selling premium reserved tables so your group can sit together. Call the League office at (318) 443-6975 or visit www.jlalex.com to reserve your tickets for the Character events or Preview Party now!
We’re thrilled to bring these amazing events and great vendors to Central Louisiana. You can feel great about all this shopping and merry making because you’ll be supporting women’s and children’s charities right here in our community. We’ll see you at the Riverfront Center, October 21st to 23rd!