Shop and celebrate with virtual events + more at Market Noel, November 17-22

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Get ready for tons of holiday cheer at Market Noel happening November 16-22. Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham

Want to know one thing that’s not canceled this year? Holiday cheer! And the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) is bringing a sleigh full of it during their first-ever virtual Market Noel. Shop safely from over 50 vendors and virtually attend some new, and exciting events throughout the week when you purchase a ticket to the market happening Tuesday, November 17 through Sunday, November 22.

How does the virtual Market Noel work? šŸŽ

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Who’s ready for holiday shopping to be a breeze this year? Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham

No need to go full-on Scrooge just because Market Noel doesn’t look quite like years’ past. When you buy a $15 General Admission ticket, you’ll receive access to the Market Noel Virtual Marketplace.

From Tuesday, November 17 through Sunday, November 22, browse for presents (or yourself!) from over 50 nationwide vendors. Whether it’s home goods, food, clothing kids’ toys or accessories for your friends and family, Market Noel checks everything off on your Christmas list.

Plus, with a single checkout system, the virtual marketplace allows you to avoid long lines, overcrowding in malls and resting Grinch face while shopping for those you love this season.

ā€œMarket Noel is a favorite holiday event in Birmingham each year, so we were determined to make the event happen this year no matter what.

Itā€™s been a great chance to be creative! Weā€™re excited about the virtual marketplace platform weā€™ve built, as well as all of the events that will be taking place throughout the week, and are encouraging everyone to shop the magic and support the community this year.ā€

Malinda Shackelford, Market Noel Chair, Junior League of Birmingham
  • What: Market Noel, a virtual market place and week of events from the Junior League of Birmingham. (P.S. Keep reading to see how you can get early access to the market on Monday, November 16 šŸ‘€)
  • When: Tuesday, November 17 through Sunday, November 22
  • Tickets: Buy now | Learn More

Tis’ the season to give back at Market Noel

Santa is a pro at multitasking and Market Noel provides the perfect opportunity for you to be one as well. Fill that shopping cart and give back to the community with each ticket you purchase.

Proceeds from the event go directly toward Birmingham nonprofits and vital local organizations by supporting the JLB’s 40 community projects. Just take a look at the stats from what last year’s market accomplished:

šŸŒŸ Over $218,000 raised for community projects that help fight food insecurity, fund education and support women and children in Birmingham.

šŸŒŸ The JLB Diaper Bank made 84 packs of diapers available to moms in need.

šŸŒŸ Meals on Wheels delivered 84 meals to elderly persons in Jefferson County.

šŸŒŸOver 84 provisional members received leadership training through the JLBā€™s annual provisional retreat.

Yule be sorry if you miss out on Market Noel’s week of events

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Santa gets milk and cookies, grown-ups get adult milk and cookies during the Drink Up, Grinches! event. Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham

It’s more than just a shopping spree, Market Noel is rivaling Buddy the elf and spreading holiday cheer for all to hear during an entire week this holiday season. Donā€™t miss out on your chance to visit with Santa from your home, get exclusive early access to the market and more.

Purchase tickets to the activities below and see a full list of events.

Monday, November 16

Virtual Ribbon Cutting + Early Access to Market Noel

What better way to kick off Market Noel than by being first in line? For $55, patrons gain exclusive early access to start shopping on Monday, November 16 at 8AM.

  • When: Monday, November 16
  • Tickets: $55

Wednesday, November 18  

Preview Noel

While shoppers will have early access starting on Monday, November 16, the Preview Noel ticket also comes with entry to a live stream event on Wednesday, November 18 at 7PM.

This is where it gets really good. Preview Noel will feature entertainment, an annual Diamond Drop sponsored by Diamonds Direct, plus all of the classics patrons look forward to each year.

As an added bonus, the first 300 people to purchase a ticket will receive a swag bag, a bottle of wine and a week-long general shopping ticket.

  • When: Wednesday, November 18 at 7PM
  • Tickets: $55

Thursday, November 19

JLBĀ ā¤ļøĀ  BHAM

What are the holidays without a serving of the warm and fuzzies? Even It’s a Wonderful Life has competition with the JLB ā¤ļø BHAM event. Tune in to the virtual market place at any time on Thursday, November 19 to watch special performances from local schools and community groups.

  • When: Thursday, November 19
  • Tickets: $15 (Event included in general shopping ticket.)

Friday, November 20

The Jingle and Flamingle Fiesta Pack is available for pick up on Friday, November 20. Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham

Jingle and Flamingle Fiesta Pack from Market Noel

The Jingle & Flamingle Fiesta pack will have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree all night. Purchase a $150 pack and receive a dinner for six, a cocktail kit and more. Pick up the pack Friday, November 20.

Sleigh, what?! Yep, that’s right. The fun doesn’t end once those cocktails kick in, either. Each fiesta pack purchased scores you a chance to win a “Night on the Town” donated by Birmingham businesses and a drawing for a package from Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers valued at $2000.

  • When: Friday, November 20
  • Tickets: $150

Saturday, November 21

Brunch with the Big Guy šŸŽ…

If your own little elves are missing out on some traditions this year, Brunch with the Big Guy on Saturday, November 21 will be the highlight of their holiday season. Bring Santa into your home, not through the chimney this time, and listen live as he reads a story from the North Pole.

Each $100 ticket also includes brunch for four, holiday activities for kids and Magical Merry Mimosas.

  • When: Saturday, November 21
  • Tickets: $100

There’s even more under the treeā€”don’t miss additional Market Noel Events including The Elf Made Me Do It, Market Noel 2020 Cigar Drop and others.

Why put off the fun any longer? Purchase your tickets to Market Noel and find out more info through marketnoel.net, or by visiting the Junior League of Birmingham’s socials below.

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