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 2019 A Christmas Affair, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, will be held November 20-24, 2019 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 21st • NOON – 9:00 PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd • 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd • 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
A Christmas Affair Preview Party
Wednesday, November 20th
Join us for A Christmas Affair’s Opening Night and the first tree lighting of the 2019 holiday season! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary drink, and be the first to shop our 200+ select merchants.
A Christmas Affair Brunch: Bites & Bubbles
Thursday, November 21st – 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
Thursday, November 21st- 7 PM – 10 PM
Grab your girlfriends for a night out on the town and enjoy an evening of cocktails, dancing, and heavy appetizers at this private party guaranteed to make your spirits bright!
A Christmas Affair Friday Night Party
Friday, November 22nd – 7 PM – 10 PM
Embrace all things plaid at this year’s Christmas Cocktail. The Junior League of Austin is thrilled to bring you Texas’ own JACK INGRAM, Country music star and Academy of Country Music Top Male Vocalist. Enjoy an intimate, one-of-a-kind concert with Jack as well as scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, holiday-inspired cocktails, hand-rolled cigars, and a special seasonal silent auction.
A Christmas Affair Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Dinner with Santa – Saturday, November 23rd
Get cozy and settle in as Santa reads “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” at dinner with Santa! Decorate a hot cocoa mug and enjoy a special guest appearance from Ballet Austin’s premier ballerinas.
Photos with Santa
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 11 AM – 3 PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 11 AM – 1 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 11:30 AM-1:00PM
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!
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But we know we can’t always be traveling (or maybe we can??), so while we are at home, we have lots of fun activities for you to try in the Central Texas area.
Are you home for the Holidays? Check out all these fun events we have found happening over the next few months in the Austin area!
And don’t miss these 28 Holiday Events happening in Austin this season!
And we love our BIG LIST of Things to Do in Austin!! Try to check off some of these over the Holiday season as well!
And don’t miss any of the spectacular Holiday Light Displays that you can find in the Austin area this season! We have a comprehensive list to help you find them all!