Local residents can give back to the community while shopping this holiday season. The Junior League of Birmingham’s annual three-day shopping extravaganza, The Market, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center located off of U.S. Highway 280.
The Market provides a venue for shoppers to purchase unique items that cannot regularly be found in the greater Birmingham area.
New to The Market this year is MADE in the deep south, a one-of-a-kind jewelry line created by Birmingham native Michela Bruno Swafford. The line was developed deconstructing antique jewelry pieces by the pieces mixing them with rustic leather and other vintage pieces.
Also new this year, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be special guests at The Market on Nov. 17 from 9-11 a.m. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free to The Market.
The Junior League of Birmingham is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The funds raised through The Market support the organization’s 35 community projects.
The three-day shopping event kicks-off with The Market’s Sneak Peek Party on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7-10 p.m. Whole Foods Market will offer wines, and Good People Brewing Company will provide beer tastings. The evening will feature a Diamond Giveaway sponsored by Diamonds Direct where attendees will have the chance to win a one-carat diamond with the purchase of a glass of champagne. There will also be a silent auction.
Martie & The Market brunch will host Food Network Star finalist Martie Duncan on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. Duncan, a native of Alabama and “party guru,” will share some of her party tips and recipes while showcasing Bromberg’s serving pieces.
Tickets to The Market are $12 for general admission or $24 for a three-day Must Have Pass. The Sneak Peek Party is $36 and Martie & The Market is $24. Groups of 10 or more may purchase General Admission tickets to The Market for $10 per ticket. This offer is not valid on JLB quota tickets.
All events are open to the public. Strollers are welcome Thursday and Friday after 2 p.m. and all day Saturday.
For more details and information on the Junior League of Birmingham’s Market, visit juniorleaguemarket.com.