Each November, the Christmas Season begins with one of the most anticipated shopping events in Austin, the Junior League of Austin’s A Christmas Affair. The 2017 A Christmas Affair, Haute Holiday will be held November 15-19, 2017 at Palmer Events Center.
A Christmas Affair is a fun shopping experience, featuring various local and national vendors. The Palmer Event center is wonderfully decorated for the season -getting you in the mood to shop for the season! And the shopping is such fun with everything from clothes to toys to art work and of course, lots of great holiday decorations.
The $700,000 raised through the four-day shopping experience is all for a great cause. Here’s some of the things it helps fund:
- Feed 1,400 children suffering from food insecurity each week during the school year through our signature program, FIT – Food in Tummies
- Provide approximately 35,000 coats annually to children who don’t otherwise have a warm winter coat through Coats for Kids
- Support 33 community nonprofits with volunteers and funding
There are a ton of fun ways to enjoy this event with your family or with a group of girlfriends. Here are some highlights:
A Christmas Affair Market Days
$15 per guest (under 5 free)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH • NOON – 9:00 PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH • 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH • 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
A Christmas Affair Preview Party
$150 per guest
Wednesday, November 15th – 6:00 PM
Following a seated buffet dinner, guests will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items and shop A Christmas Affair’s 200+ merchant market. Buy a special glass of champagne at the ‘Bubbles and Bling’ table for your chance to win a custom hadncarfted piece of fine jewelry designed by Lindsey Scoggins. Get the opportunity to win some of the Live Auction packages early by participating in the Ultimate Raffle!
A Christmas Affair Brunch: Holiday Hustle & Bustle
$60 per guest
Thursday, November 16th – 9 AM – 12 PM
A Christmas Affair begins with a beautiful brunch that includes three hours of private shopping.
A Christmas Affair Girls Night Out
$60 per guest
Thursday, November 16th- 7 PM – 10 PM
Step out with your girlfriends in your best ’50’s glam for a night on the town. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and an evening of dancing. Blo will be on site for hair touch-ups before you capture memories in the photo booth. Don’t forget to swing by the Pick a Package booth for a great surprise piece from Kendra Scott!
A Christmas Affair Date Night
$50 per guest
Friday, November 17th – 7 PM – 10 PM
Bring your friends or a special someone to a glamorous ’50s style cocktail party. Bid on silent auction items, capture your memories in the Wells Fargo photo booth, and dance the night away!
A Christmas Affair Breakfast with Santa
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 – 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 – 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 – 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Santa’s Enchanted Forest Lunch – $28 per guest
Sunday, November 19th 12 – 2 PM
Join Santa and his animal freinds from Tiny Tails to You petting zoo as they help welcome in the holiday season. Stumero will entertain guests young and old with their acclaimed folk-rock mix. Lunch and crafts will be provided.
Photos with Santa
Friday, November 17th 11 AM – 3 PM
Saturday, November 18th 11 AM – 3PM
Sunday, November 19th 11 AM – 12 PM and 2 PM – 3 PM
A Christmas Affair is one of my favorite events to kick off the Christmas Season – the decorations are fantastic. The vendors are fun. There is excitement in the air. So grab a few girlfriends and have a great time!