With Santa's annual flights disrupting the turn of the Earth's axis, the Christmas season will continue to start earlier every year—until, that is, law enforcement can detain the time-bending, chimney-invading sleighsman. Deck the halls until justice is served with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two one-day admissions to the Mistletoe Merchants holiday shopping event, held at the Statehouse Convention Center from Thursday, September 16, through Saturday, September 18. Two people can use both tickets on one day, or one person can use the two tickets to attend two days of the event.
Kick off the holiday season at this three-day shopping extravaganza, with more than 100 merchants from across the South offering giftable items such as handcrafted jewelry, home furnishings, stylish shoes, women's and children's fashions, baby clothing, toys, and beauty products. For guests weary to hang the contents of their recycling bin on the Christmas tree yet again, Mistletoe Merchants also features an array of ornaments and other festive décor, and obsessive fans of the poem “'Twas the Night Before Christmas” can build their own bowlfuls of jelly with choice comestibles from several gourmet-food vendors. With this head start on the holiday season, Mistletoe Merchants attendees will be able to get their shopping done early, allowing them to start planning St. Patrick's Day activities come December.
In addition to consumer transactions, Mistletoe Merchants also features numerous other activities. The popular Martinis and Mistletoe evening unfolds on Friday, September 17, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature a silent auction to benefit the Arkansas Children's Hospital, a cash bar, and door prizes. Don't miss the sweet vocal stylings of Lee University's Voices of Lee, who will be performing holiday hits on Saturday, September 18, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All guests will receive a $10 gift card to Sam's Town while supplies last and the chance to win fabulous prizes, including a $1,000 spa package. Retrieve your reindeer sweater from the local pawnshop and hit Mistletoe Merchants for preemptive seasonal splendor.
Mistletoe Merchants in Little Rock has more than 950 Facebook fans. Here's what they are saying about the upcoming event: