AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Junior League's Holiday Market is underway at the Augusta Convention Center at the Marriott in downtown Augusta.
Vendors will be selling hand-crafted and boutique items until 6 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $7 and is good for all three days. Children 12 and under receive free admission. Parking is included in the ticket price, courtesy of Jim Hudson Lexus of Augusta.
This year's event also includes a community stage featuring entertainment provided by local schools, dance groups and churches. There will also be Christmas trees, decorated by local designers and businesses, which will be for sale.
Shoppers can also bring their children for photos with Santa in the Santa Room. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 per household family.
"It's kind of the kick-off and it kind of gets people in the mood and get a little bit of shopping done, a little bit early," said Susan MacEwen, president of the Junior League of Augusta. "That way you're not out there, rushing around at the last minute."
Holiday Market supports the Junior League's initiatives, such as the Arts Reading Program, fuding community-enabling grants and awarding deserving teachers with Award for Classroom Enrichment (ACE) Grants.
To purchase tickets, stop by the Junior League of Augusta office located at 363 Highland Avenue (on the Lower Level of Surrey Center), visit our website at