CHARLOTTE – The 55th annual Southern Christmas Show will have more than 400 vendors showcasing the latest gifts and holiday decorations.
Marketplace Events is hosting what is reputedly the largest Christmas fair in North America from November 10th to 20th at The Park Expo and Conference Center. Show times are 10:00am to 6:00pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10:00am to 9:00pm Thursday to Saturday.
Guests can browse designer rooms from Richeson Properties and Interiors LLC. stroll, which serve as inspiration for every gathering space in the house with festive decor and furniture. Participants will hear Christmas carols from the LeafFilter Entertainment Stage and share their wishes with Santa.
The unique Christmas shopping experience offers attendees a plethora of gift options and a variety of Christmas ornaments, wreaths, stockings and trimmings. This show will feature an entrance full of sparkling snowflakes and frosty decorations galore, befitting the Winter Wonderland theme.
Capture celebratory photos with loved ones along the snow-capped Belgard Covered Bridge. Show guests will walk through Olde Towne which features charming shops full of gifts, dolls, ornaments and decorations. Christmas Tree Lane will decorate the halls with trees from the North Carolina mountains.
Get inspired by the Christmas Decorating Contest presented by Power Home Remodeling and gather ideas from top designers, boutique owners and decorating experts on how to make mantels, doors and wreaths.
Attendees can also tour the model train exhibits at the fair or view the talented work of skilled artisans and craftspeople from across the country.
Boys and girls can bring their holiday wishes to St. Nick himself. Proceeds from photos with Santa will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
A variety of local wines and foods will also be available at the show.
Guests can catch a glimpse of the show during a preview night on November 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a portion of every $24 ticket sale donated to charity partner The Sandbox, which supports families raising children with life-changing illnesses. Preview Night attendees can enjoy hors d’oeuvres while shopping. The first 250 buyers will take home a commemorative Winter Wonderland themed ornament.
The Southern Christmas Show is hosting a $20 VIP early bird shopping experience on November 12 from 8am to 10am and a $10 Girls Night Out on November 18 from 4pm to 9pm.
Visit www.southernchristmasshow.com for tickets, discounts and promotions.