The holidays bring loved ones together to exchange gifts, hang decorations, and test whose gravy recipe tastes best with a candy cane. Feel the first glow of the season with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two multi-day shopping passes (a $30 value) to the Holiday Olé Market, presented by the Junior League of San Antonio. The Groupon is valid during general shopping hours on Thursday, October 20; Friday, October 21; and Saturday, October 22. Stroller hours are available on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Junior League of San Antonio hosts this annual holiday market, featuring artisan wares from around the country and local restaurants to fuel long days of browsing. More than 85 merchants will be in attendance at this year's event, serving up the giftable fruits of their labor in an extensive indoor orchard. Foodies can browse gourmet soup and cheese-ball mixes to find the right blend for a festive gathering or cozy autumn meal. Style-savvy clotheshorses will delight in the many boutique fashions on display for both adults and children, and accessory-hounds can follow their large, moist, quality-detecting noses to browse shoes, jewelry, and statement handbags. Holiday décor encourages patrons to deck the halls with autumn or winter wreaths, yard art, and handmade cloisonné ornaments. See the complete merchant list to prep your shopping list.
Proceeds from the market benefit the Junior League of San Antonio, whose members aim to promote volunteerism, support and develop the potential of women, and improve local communities through collective action. Since the Holiday Olé Market's inception, the league has raised more than $1 million for local organizations.