Special to The Trussville Tribune
One of the Birmingham area’s biggest volunteer organizations is moving its annual holiday fundraiser back to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, and a Trussville resident is helping with the big move.
Sherrye Tolbert serves on the Junior League of Birmingham’s Market Noel committee. Market Noel is the league’s largest annual fundraiser and Trussville resident Tolbert volunteers on the fundraiser’s finance committee. Tolbert said the move back to the BJCC will help the luxury shopping event raise even more money for the league’s community projects.
“I’m so excited that Market Noel has moved to such a great central venue as the BJCC,” Tolbert said. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to serve with so many amazing women on the Market Noel committee.”
In recent years, the league held Market Noel at the Cahaba Grand on Highway 280. Earlier this year, the Church of the Highlands purchased the Cahaba Grand and the Junior League decided to move its annual fundraiser to the BJCC.
More than 100 vendors will sell handcrafted goods, clothing, accessories, artwork and more throughout the show’s run from Nov. 30 through Dec. 3.
Proceeds from Market Noel will benefit the Junior League of Birmingham’s 35 community projects that works to improve the lives of women and children throughout the Birmingham area.
The shopping begins Nov. at 7 p.m. with the Preview Noel party with hors d-oeuvres, signature swag bags, private shopping and a silent auction featuring big ticket items from Bromberg’s and Alabama Outdoors. Diamonds Direct will sponsor the popular Diamond Drop where one winner will walk away with a diamond pendent valued at $5,000. While the ladies shop, the men are invited to a biergarten in the “Man Cave.” The biergarten will feature regional craft beers and hometown favorite, Good People Brewing Company. Those looking for something a little harder can enjoy a bourbon tasting provided by Dram restaurant.
General admission shopping takes places Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Highlights of the week include a girls’ night out with a beauty bar from Tonya Jones Salon and a chance to win a treatment package from Dr. Jason Jack of Plastic Surgery Specialists at Market Bliss on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A fashion show, “Rock the Runway – Couture for a Cause” will be hosted by Lilly Pulitzer and will take place Saturday.
Visit www.marketnoel.com to purchase tickets and review a complete listing of participating merchants and event details. Follow on Facebook at facebook.com/MarketNoel, Instagram @jlbmarketnoel and on Twitter @JLBirmingham. Tickets are available at the door. All special event tickets include admission for shopping.
Regions is the presenting sponsor of Market Noel.