The Junior League of Grand Rapids’ 32nd Annual BENEATH THE WREATH: A CHARITABLE SHOPPING EVENT
- Dates: November 4, 2016 - November 5, 2016
- Next Occurrence Nov 4, 2016
- Recurring daily
- Times: Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: The Cultural Center at St. Nicholas
2250 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
- Phone: (616) 451-0452
- Category: Holiday Activities
- Price Per Person: See website for details.
Ready, Set, Shop!; it’s that time of year again! Tackle your holiday gift list early while giving back to the community at Beneath the Wreath: A Charitable Shopping Event presented by the Junior League of Grand Rapids.
Each year the Junior League of Grand Rapids hosts hundreds of shoppers at the shopping experience of the season. Beneath the Wreath 2016 kicks off Friday, November 4 with shopping hours from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at The Cultural Center at St. Nicholas, 2250 East Paris Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan (just north of 28th Street).
Advance tickets are $5 each at E. A. Brady’s and Le Bon Macaron, and online at juniorleaguegr.com/beneath-the-wreath/. Tickets available for purchase at the door are $7 each and, as always, children 15 years and younger are FREE! 100% of ticket sales support charitable Junior League projects in Grand Rapids. A special Sip and Shop wine event will be held Friday, November 4, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine while completing their holiday shopping for a charitable cause. Tickets for a glass of red or white wine are $5 each. Area businesses and designers will transform the west hall of the Cultural Center into an elegant winter wonderland for the Wreath Raffle. Over a dozen spectacularly decorated and donated collectable wreaths will be displayed and available for bids via single tickets during both days of the event with the drawings held on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $2 each.
Each of the 40+ juried exhibitors donates 15% of all event sales to the Junior League’s local charity projects dedicated to improving children’s physical health including Kids in the Kitchen and the Junior League Wellness Adventure Yard (JLWAY). There will be delectable sweets and refreshments at Café Noël and Junior League cookbooks available for purchase; these proceeds will also directly fund the Junior League’s charitable projects.
This year’s show features a refreshing alternative to traditional shopping. Guests will be dazzled by the extensive selection of unique items from 40+ juried exhibitors, including the best in stylish women’s clothing and accessories, holiday and home décor, handmade arts and crafts, children’s clothing, men’s gifts, and specialty local and gourmet foods. Bring your friends and join in the Holiday Spirit!