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 2018 A Christmas Affair, Joyeux Noel will be held November 15-18, 2018 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 15TH • NOON – 9:00 PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH • 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH • 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
A Christmas Affair Preview Party
$150 per guest
Wednesday, November 14th
Be the first to experience A Christmas Affair at our preview party on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets for this event are $150 per guest. Experience the 1900 Parisian World Fair as you shop and enjoy hors d’oeuvres inspired by French culinary delights. Celebrate the memories of 2018 through the photo booth and Vogue Vignette sketch artist, or look ahead to 2019 by bidding on silent auction items. Ticket includes the first look at this year’s merchants before the market opens to the public, dinner, and drink tickets.
A Christmas Affair Brunch: Holiday Hustle & Bustle
$60 per guest
Thursday, November 15th – 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 15th- 7 PM – 10 PM
Dance the night away in Saint-Tropez with DJ Diesel. Delicious treats include cotton candy in champagne and rosé flavors and French food truck cuisine. Purchase a surprise box from Kendra Scott or try your luck at Luxe Bingo. Ticket includes all-day access to market shopping (noon-9PM) and a signature cocktail during the party on Thursday, November 15th from 7 PM to 10 PM.
A Christmas Affair Friday Night Party
$50 per guest
Friday, November 16th – 7 PM – 10 PM
Casino night magic on Friday, November 16th, includes sketch artist Vogue Vignette, wine toss game, hand-rolled cigars (to be enjoyed in the cigar lounge), photo booth, and hors d’oeuvres. Activities commence Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., and tickets are $50 per guest and include all-day access to market shopping.
A Christmas Affair Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 – 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 – 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Lunch with Santa – $28 per guest
Sunday, November 19th 12 – 2 PM
Join Santa and some of Austin’s premier ballerinas, as well as some local hometown heroes. Enjoy tacos, decorate gingerbread houses and play Christmas bingo while our Christmas DJ spins your favorite holiday remix. Lunch buffet provided for all party attendees. (Please note: this event ticket does not include market day ticket.)
Photos with Santa
Friday, November 16th 11 AM – 3 PM
Saturday, November 17th 11 AM – 3PM
Sunday, November 18th 1:30 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!