Annual Holly Days is a Christmas tradition all in itself
Published 1:58 pm Tuesday, December 3, 2019
For those looking for that special one of a kind Christmas gift, the 12th annual Holly Days Arts and Crafts Show is sure to offer up a plethora of ideas.
The annual event, which is as much a chance to check items off your gift list as a Christmas tradition itself, will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center auditorium, 1302 Adams St.
Sponsored by the SCH Foundation, the Holly Days Arts and Crafts Show will feature vendors showcasing their arts and crafts, SCHF executive director Stacey Mahoney said. This year there will be 24 vendors representing craftsmen from Vicksburg and beyond.
Some of the vendors have participated in previous Holly Days Arts and Craft Shows, Mahoney said, while others will be showcasing their wares for the first time.
Members of the Green Hills Garden Club will also be on site offering bulbs for a love offering, Green Hill Garden Club member Janice Koestler said.
The proceeds from the love offerings help defray the cost of the club’s expenses for tending to the SCHC garden and decorating for Classics in the Courtyard and the craft show, Koestler said.
During the Holly Days Arts and Crafts Show, shoppers will also have the opportunity to enjoy performances by local talent while they shop.
“The show has become a tradition in Vicksburg, and this year live entertainment will include the Church of the Holy Trinity Conservatory of Fine Arts, Jeanne Evans’ music students and Denise Ragsdale’s music students,” Mahoney said.
There will also be performances by the Debra Franco Preparatory School of Dance, the St. Aloysius Show Choir and the Elite 6 Band.
In addition to the shopping and entertainment, the SCHF will be offering hot chocolate and sweets and Billy’s Italian Restaurant will be on site selling lunches.
Admission to the craft show is $2 and all proceeds go to underwrite the general budget of the SCHF.
This event is the perfect Christmas season appetizer for one of the season’s main dishes, the annual Christmas Parade of Lights, which will roll through downtown beginning at 5 p.m.
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