** This giveaway is closed. The winner is Chrissie Rogan**
One of the BEST holiday events in the QC opens this week, Smarties, and we’ve got some free tickets for you! The Southern Christmas Show comes to the Park Expo & Conference Center November 9-19, and guess what? It’s turning 50 this year! That’s a half century of Christmas awesomeness. 🙂
Smarty Rachel and I make the Southern Christmas Show an annual tradition. We get crazy excited every year for it – it’s seriously the best way to get into the Christmas spirit the “Southern way.” We always pick up the coolest hostess gifts (last year I stocked up on handmade peppermint baskets!), Christmas knick knacks, and presents for the fam while we’re there (it’s always so fun to also see what the “new” chevron is – we’re taking bets now, Smarties).
There are SO many beautiful Christmas decoration ideas throughout the expo center. We promise that if you weren’t ready for Christmas when you come to the show, you will be when you leave. One of the BEST parts is the mantel and door decorations right as you walk in. This year they’ve added a new spin to it: the mantels, doors and wreaths decorating competitions will be judged by the public via social media. Love that idea.
There be long-time exhibitors, as well as some new faces, exhibiting – click here for a full list. Here are some more details from the show on other favorites:
Christmas Tree Lane – Christmas Tree Lane features dozens of trees from the North Carolina mountains. The award-winning trees are each decorated by a talented designer with out-of-the-box holiday tree ideas.
The Enchanted Village – Doll houses and miniature scenes are created and showcased by the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts.
Model Trains – You’ll get the boys to endure rows of artisans with the promise to stop at the model trains :-).
Santa – Santa will be on hand to hear the holiday wishes of all kids. Photos are 1 for $10; 2 for $18; and 3 for $25, with proceeds benefitting the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Holiday Morsels – Piping hot strudel, melt-in-your-mouth fruitcake and hand-dipped chocolates will be scattered about the show so come hungry.
Wear comfy shoes, bring a tote bag and a smile, and we’ll see you at the Southern Christmas Show!
Smarty Giveaway: Four (4) Tickets to the Southern Christmas Show
One lucky Smarty will win four (4) tickets to the Southern Christmas Show (value $40). Entering is easy:
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2, Tell us in the comments below what you think the “new” chevron will be – are polka dots making a comeback? Is it tartan plaid? What will be seen EVERYWHERE in the South this year?
That’s it! Winner is announced this Saturday, November 11.
Southern Christmas Show
Park Expo & Conference Center
Hours: Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
All Other Days: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Preview Night: 5-9 p.m.
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I believe it will be polka dots. I would love to go to the Christmas Show this year with a couple of my girlfriends. Last year I volunteered for the non profit that I work for, but didn’t really get a good chance to look around. Thanks!
I think it is floral prints.
I think it will be floral patterns.
No idea what will be seen everywhere, but I will guess polka dots since I like that pattern & it seems to never go out of style.
I think plaid will come back.
I think it will be Demask. This is a timeless print that looks regal. Thanks for the opportunity to go to show with mom daughter and sister in law.
i hope it’s floral….polka dots make me look like a rabid cheeta!!!!
Buffalo Check/ Plaids
I think plaids
Maybe plaid, but I love polka dots!
I think it will be floral…I see it stitched on clothes too this fall so far.
I’m seeing a lot of florals this season and I feel like they’ll carry over into winter and spring, too!
I’m going with dark florals.
I definitely see plaids making a come back😊
I think Damask will be making a comeback it am excited to see new ideas!
Plaid is in!!!
It’s definitely PLAID
Pastel tartan plaid?
Big format plaid… I’m seeing it everywhere
Leopard and Camo prints
Plaids seem to be making a comeback. I hope to see some fresh new color combos!
I’m seeing a lot of plaid, so definitely plaid!!
I’m going with animal prints and florals!
I see lots more plaid these days so it must be plaid.
Tartan is going to be everywhere.
I think plaid and stripes are in this year!
Plaid and stripes