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Christmas Showcase: The Hill Country’s Biggest Holiday Shopping Event!

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Like it or not, the holiday season is quickly approaching. Have you started a list of gifts that you’d like to buy, home decor items you’d love to adorn your home, and holiday recipes to serve at your festive functions? How nice would it be to get all your shopping done before the frenzy begins? Well, you can do just that at the 41st Annual Christmas Showcase, held on November 23 and 24 at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall in San Antonio. This perennially popular event takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving, so it’s the perfect time to check off your holiday to-do list and enjoy the merriment of the season.

400 Exhibitors in Attendance

Christmas Showcase: The Hill Country's Biggest Holiday Shopping Event!

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Grab your friends and plan to attend one of the largest shopping events in the Texas Hill Country. With your list in hand, at Christmas Showcase, you can pick up special gifts and remembrances for all your family and friends. Get some tips and decor ideas from the craft demonstrations that will be on-going during the event, including a wreath-making class where you can let your creativity out to play! There will be over 400 unique boutiques, offering unique, handcrafted items that are sure to put a sparkle in the eyes of your friends and family this holiday season. Plus, they’ll also offer Tupperware to help you manage all of those holiday leftovers!

Gift Ideas, Home Decor & Delicious Food

Christmas Showcase: The Hill Country's Biggest Holiday Shopping Event!

Photo: Christmas Showcase

Christmas Showcase sets the tone for your holiday season with tons of home decor that will give your home that enviable “professionally decorated” touch. There are also multitudes of food vendors, so grab some wine and a snack to enjoy while you shop the showcase. You’ll want to stop by Jingle & Mingle Wine Lounge and Winery Row! Jazzy Beans Café with Local Coffee & Live Music is another must-visit. You can also purchase food items and kits for your own holiday get-togethers. Grab something delectable that will make a brilliant hostess gift to tuck away under your tree for those last minute social invitations! Don’t forget to get a jump on your Christmas Eve tamale orders. Visit the ever-popular homemade tamale booth and let those kind folks meet your every Tex-Mex need this holiday season.

Santa will even be on hand for pictures with the kids! You can also buy fresh-cut Christmas trees, garlands, and wreaths to make this holiday season perfect.

November 23 & 24 at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio

Christmas Showcase: The Hill Country's Biggest Holiday Shopping Event!

Photo: Christmas Showcase

Tickets for the Christmas Showcase are available online or at the door. The cost is $7 each, and those 16 years and under get in free of charge. The Christmas Showcase takes the guesswork out of preparing for the holidays by offering a plethora of handcrafted, locally sourced, and truly unique items for you and yours. And the best part? You’ll have your shopping list under control while everyone else is enduring Black Friday mayhem the following week! The fun takes place at Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall in San Antonio, Saturday November 23 (10:00 a.m. – 6:oo p.m.), and Sunday, November 24 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). To learn more about the 41st Annual Christmas Showcase, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.