Holiday Happening 2010 "A Season of Hope"

Lubbock, TX (KCBD) - The Junior League of Lubbock invites you to experience "A Season of Hope" at the 31st annual Holiday Happening. The event runs from Wednesday, November 17 through Sunday, November 21 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.Come experience holiday shopping with more than 140 vendors in two shopping areas.  Aside from great shopping, Holiday Happening 2010 features several traditional events and a Friday night event with a new twist:

'Tis the Season….to Celebrate - Sneak Peek 2010 – Wednesday, November 17

Grab your friends for a "Sneak Peek" of this year's shopping experience from 6 – 9 p.m.  Enjoy stroller-free shopping, a silent auction, cash bar and food prepared by the Lubbock Chefs Society.  The first 1,000 people will receive a free Swag Bag from Malouf's! The event will feature sustainer-only shopping from 5 – 6 p.m. Sneak Peek sponsored by Atmos Energy.

'Tis the Season…to Shine - Ladies' Day 2010 – Thursday, November 18

Make it "Ladies' Day" with your favorite gal pals and enjoy stroller-free shopping, continental breakfast provided by Starbuck's and brunch or lunch provided by Stella's.  Attend our style show brought to you by J. Hoffman's/Brighton Collectibles and Hollyhocks and make sure to bid on items in the silent auction.  Ladies' Day is sponsored by Pat Ham Realtors.

'Tis the Season…to Party - Friday Night Event – Friday, November 19

Come celebrate with us on Friday night and kick your heels up to music from the William Clark Green Band and Kenny Maines, presented by Dollar Western Wear and Cinch Jeans.  Bid on our silent auction and buy benefit drawing tickets for a chance to win a fabulous prize, including a Robert Lance Jewelry set, a package from the Outdoor Chef or a Fantasy Sports vacation for two.  Dine on heavy hors d'oeuvres provided by United Supermarkets and enjoy your favorite beverage from our cash bar.  Friday night event is sponsored by Suddenlink of West Texas.

'Tis the Season…to Dream - Children's Event 2010 – Saturday, November 20

Your little ones' eyes will light up at the sight of Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Santa will be busy taking pictures so Mrs. Claus has agreed to entertain with a story.  Join us at one of our four seating's with meals provided by Chick-fil-A.  Photos will be taken by Drake Design Photography and entertainment will be provided by the Frenship Show Choir.

Sponsored by Double T Smiles – Dr. Nadene Tipton, Orthodontics for Children and Dr. Roger Tipton, Dentistry for Kids, and Stephen Joseph, Inc.

'Tis the Season….to Splurge - Market Hall 2010

Experience two shopping areas featuring more than 140 merchants.

Market Hall General Shopping Hours:

  • Thursday, November 18 - 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Stroller-free shopping until 2 p.m.)
  • Friday, November 19 - 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 20 - 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Santa available for pictures from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • Sunday, November 21 - Noon – 5 p.m. (Santa available for pictures from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Holiday Happening is an annual fundraiser of the Junior League of Lubbock.  Since it was founded in 1979, Holiday Happening has raised more than $4.6 million for the Lubbock community.  Proceeds from this year's event will be used to support the Food2Kids program, Kids in the Kitchen and other community programs. The Food2Kids program provides almost 900 weekly food sacks to children in the Lubbock Independent School District who would otherwise go hungry during the weekend. 'Kids in the Kitchen' is an initiative that educates and empowers children to make healthy eating and lifestyle choices.

Be sure to look out for our week-long auction benefiting Food2Kids.  We will offer five spectacular items with the minimum bid starting at $120.  It takes $120 to sponsor a sack per week for one child over the course of a year.

For tickets and more information, call 806-445-9637 or visit the Junior League of Lubbock website at The web site includes a full schedule of events, ticket prices and market hall hours.

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