Beneath the Wreath: a Charitable Shopping Event presented by the Junior League of Grand Rapids
- Dates: November 3, 2017 - November 4, 2017
- Next Occurrence Nov 3, 2017
- Recurring daily
- Times: See below for times.
Host: Junior League of Grand Rapids
Location: The Cultural Center at St. Nicholas
2250 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
- Phone: (616) 451-0452
- Category: Craft Shows
- Price Per Person: $5 in advance online and at YT Galleria, $7 at the door, children 15 and under - Free
Ready, Set, Shop; it’s that time of year again! Tackle your holiday gift list early while giving back to the community at the 33rd annual Beneath the Wreath: A Charitable Shopping Event presented by the Junior League of Grand Rapids (JLGR). Each year JLGR hosts thousands of guests at the shopping experience of the season. This year’s show features a refreshing alternative to traditional shopping. Guests will be amazed 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.
General admission shopping hours begin Friday, November 3 from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM and continue on Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at The Cultural Center at St. Nicholas, 2250 East Paris Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan (just north of 28th Street). Advance Beneath the Wreath admission tickets are $5 each at YT Galleria 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!
Beneath the Wreath 2017 kicks off with a brand new VIP preview, Before the Wreath, on Thursday, November 2 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM. This 21+ pre-sold event grants attendees early access to show exhibitors featuring exclusive merchandise and limited time specials in addition to complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beverages, swag bags, and entertainment. Before the Wreath preview tickets are $40 each online at juniorleaguegr.com/beneath-the-wreath until October 15.
A special Sip and Shop event will be held Friday, November 3, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine or beer while completing their holiday shopping for a charitable cause. Tickets for a glass of beer or red/white wine are $5 each. New for 2017 is Cookies With Santa, an opportunity for youngsters and the young at heart to meet and greet St. Nick on Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. 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 collectible wreaths will be displayed and available for bids via single tickets during both days of the event. Wreath bid tickets are $2 each and winners will be drawn on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 PM. Enjoy delectable sweets and refreshments at Café Noël, and pick up a Junior League cookbook, the perfect holiday hostess gift, at the JLGR booth.
100% of ticket sales and 15% of all exhibitor sales directly support JLGR charity projects dedicated to improving children’s physical health in our community including Backpack Buddies, Kids in the Kitchen, and the Junior League Wellness Adventure Yard (JL W.A.Y.). Bring your friends and join in the Holiday Spirit while you shop for a cause!
The Junior League of Grand Rapids is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.