Hours of work are going into making the 23rd Holiday Marketplace bigger and better than ever before.
The popular, two-day shopping extravaganza, organized by Kingwood Women’s Club volunteers, had to be canceled last year because of the coronavirus.
“You can feel the excitement growing as the marketplace returns Oct. 25-26 to the Humble Civic Center. And it is coming back with extra frills and fun,” said the club’s president Ellie Csengery.
Shoppers can feast their eyes on handcrafted and specialty items from 100 vendors who come here from across Texas to display their wares.
To celebrate the reopening, the first 100 shoppers each day will receive a free gift — a handcrafted, fabric pumpkin.
The marketplace will also be known as the toast of the town. For the first time, shoppers on both days can sip complimentary Champagne.
As in the past, Oct. 25 is a preview party from 6 to 9 p.m. that includes complimentary appetizers and wine.
All-day shopping is the next day, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the KWC Bistro will offer a smorgasbord of tasty foods for sale.
Attendees can also win free door prizes and participate in a silent auction and raffle of many luxury items and trips.
The theme this year is “shimmer, shine and shop” and the entry of the large center will be decorated with strings of twinkling lights, sparkling trees and a sleigh.
Tickets may be purchased online at: holidaymarketplace.kingwoodwomensclub.org.