The holiday spirit is set to sweep through the city as the GSA Crafts Guild announces its much-anticipated 29th annual Holiday Market event. Scheduled for December 2, 2023, at the First Financial Pavilion, the event promises to offer a festive shopping experience with over 70 vendors presenting a plethora of unique gifts and decor. In the spirit of the season, entry is completely free, allowing everyone in the community to partake in the holiday cheer.
The event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is not just a shopping extravaganza but also a day of family fun and community engagement. A special highlight for the little ones will be the chance to take pictures with Santa Claus between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. This memorable photo opportunity is sure to bring smiles and a touch of Santa's magic to the holiday festivities.
In the spirit of giving, the Holiday Market is encouraging attendees to bring canned or boxed food donations. In a heartwarming twist, those who donate will receive a companion ticket, an incentive that underlines the season's ethos of sharing and caring. This companion ticket allows guests to bring a friend or spouse to join in the experience, making the day even more enjoyable.
Adding to the community feel, the event proudly announces The Pit Barbecue will be manning the concessions. Known for their savory delights, The Pit Barbecue's participation not only showcases local businesses' support but also ensures that attendees can indulge in some delicious, smoky barbecue flavors.
The event will also feature the musical stylings of the Chief Chamber Orchestra, whose performance is expected to fill the Pavilion with the sounds of the season, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Other sponsors include VGI Technology and NoSaggs™, whose contributions help make the Holiday Market a reality. Their involvement highlights the collaborative spirit of San Angelo's businesses in bringing together people for a cause that's close to the heart of the community.
As the GSA Crafts Guild prepares to open the doors to the First Financial Pavilion located at 4608 Grape Creek Rd, San Angelo, TX, the anticipation is high. With free hourly door prizes up for grabs, the event promises not just a marketplace, but an experience—a day to shop, give back, and celebrate the joy of the season together.
For more information on the 29th annual Holiday Market and how you can participate or contribute, please visit the official website or contact the event organizers directly. Don't miss the chance to be part of this cherished local tradition and start the holiday season with joy, community spirit, and a little bit of Santa magic.