BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Big changes are coming this year for one of the Birmingham area’s biggest holiday fundraisers! The Junior League of Birmingham is moving its Market Noel shopping event back to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. The return to this larger shopping venue will feature more than 100 vendors.
Vendors will sell handcrafted goods, clothing, accessories and more throughout the show’s run from November 30 to December 3. The shopping begins Wednesday at 7 p.m. with the Preview Noel party with hors d-oeuvres, signature swag bags, private shopping and a silent auction featuring big ticket items from Bromberg’s and Alabama Outdoors.
Diamonds Direct will sponsor the popular Diamond Drop, where one winner will walk away with a diamond pendant valued at $5,000. While the ladies shop, the men are invited to a biergarten in the “Man Cave.” The biergarten will feature regional craft beers and hometown favorite, Good People Brewing Company. Those looking for something a little harder can enjoy a bourbon tasting provided by Dram restaurant.
General admission shopping takes places Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
There are several other exciting events, including a girls’ night out with a beauty bar from Tonya Jones Salon and a chance to win a treatment package from Dr. Jason Jack of Plastic Surgery Specialists at Market Bliss on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A fashion show, “Rock the Runway – Couture for a Cause” will be hosted by Lilly Pulitzer and will take place on Saturday.
100% of the proceeds from ticket sales to Market Noel directly support the work of the Junior League of Birmingham and more than 35 community projects supported by the organization. Beneficiaries of those efforts include the Birmingham Public Library, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the Birmingham Children’s Theatre, Girls Inc. and many others.
For a complete vendor listing, to purchase tickets and for more event information, click here.