Never too early to start thinking of the Hollydays

Start making your list for September’s Hollydays Market of Plano

Early birds wanting to get a jump on Christmas shopping will rejoice to know their ship is coming in.

Hollydays Market of Plano is coming to the Plano Event Center Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, when shoppers can find original treasures from up to 150 local vendors and artisans.

The list of one-of-a-kind finds is endless, including home decor, boutique clothing, gourmet foods, florals, holiday decor, wood crafts, handmade jewelry, handmade soaps and candles — and more, says Stacie Henry, president of Home for the Holidays Gift Markets.

SAVE THE DATE

Hollydays Market of Plano
September 24th-25th
Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy

First Call Shopping
Friday 10 am – 2 pm | $10

General Admission
Friday 2 pm- 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm | $6

Muffins and Mimosas:
Sat. 10 am – 2 pm | $30 | Includes general admission,
one muffin, 2 mimosas with souvenir wine glass

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree:
Fri. 6 pm – 9 pm | $50 | Includes general admission,
2 glasses of wine, souvenir wine glass, hor derves,
and live music in the Windham Hall.

Come shop Home Decor, Clothing Boutiques, Gourmet Foods, Handmade Soaps and Candles, Florals, Holiday Decor, Wood Crafts, Handmade Jewelry

Henry’s brainchild began in the Houston area with Hollyday Markets in Katy, Rosenberg, Humble and New Braunfels, quickly becoming the biggest gift shows there.

Since 2008, Henry’s company has made it a mission to back others. In that time, she has donated more than $250,000 to local charities, and now she’s expanding to Plano, where she plans to support non-profits in our community.

How did things get started?

Henry, a devout Christian, is a former gift vendor herself. She says this is what God has been leading her to do. With multiple shows planned this year, some were cancelling because of COVID.

“It gets hard many times, and in the middle of the night one night, God gave me an image of one of my vendors, who said, ‘Yours is the only show I do. Your market is 100 percent responsible for my livelihood.’ It gives me motivation to work harder. It’s been all God,” she says. In all of her markets combined, 700-800 vendors rely on Henry’s gift markets for income.

“I want people to shop local, buy handmade items and support the small businessperson. Vendors have had no shows in at least a year and a half, and I want to help them turn small businesses into big ones, help them support families,” she says.

Henry helps vendors learn how to set up a booth, erect pipes and drapes for booth structure, display items, decorate the area and successfully run with their own ideas.

Come out for our Muffins and Mimosas on Saturday from 10am to 2pm for only $30.This includes general admission, one muffin and two mimosas and souvenir wine glass.Henry especially invites non-profits to contact her for booth opportunities.

“We let them know they can sell tickets themselves and keep the ticket money for their purposes.”

Additionally, there’s a limited amount of free table space she dedicates each show to non-profits. Tickets for this two-day event can be purchased at the door or in advance online.

Grab a friend, and get shopping!

For vendor applications and information, contact Home for the Holidays Gift Market, 281-788-4297.

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