Tuesday, November 8, 2016

My Experience at Christmas Village 2016

I had major plans of taking lots and lots of pictures while I was at Christmas Village on Friday, November 4th....but I didn't realize how insane Christmas Village would actually be!  

I honestly pictured myself strolling through the civic center and taking pictures of cute things I found.  But reality was it was super crowded with lots of strange people and Mom and I kept trying to keep up with one another.


Painting my nails in the car on the way there.  You know, just doing what's normal :)



 This was taken from the elevator going up to the 2nd floor.  We were told to start there first and then work our way down to the bottom floor.  Upstairs was just as massive as this downstairs!



 I came across this vendor who sold these cute frames.  But I didn't feel like paying $170 for these frames...even though they were so cute!  (This is the same vendor where I bought my painting from!)



We survived hours of walking through crowds of crazy women!  And then we drove home and rested ha!



A few of my goodies!  A dough bowl for the new table, a sugar mold, and a painting!  I can't wait to get it framed and then try to figure out where I'm going to put it.  I have 2 other paintings to take to get framed, too :)

I also bought 2 blocks of cheese and dip mix ha!


Observations from Christmas Village:

-Some women coordinated in matching monogrammed shirts.  I love a good monogram, but I am not for matching shirts with massive monograms.  Maybe because it's trendy and I'm not into trendy things?
-Some women came prepared with rolling suitcases.  Obviously they had been before and came prepared with a suitcase to put in all of their buys.
-Christmas Village would be perfect if you had small children.  Lots and lots of vendors had gorgeous smocked clothing and even jon jons with appliqu├ęs.  None of that applied to Mom or I so we walked on by those vendors.
-Take advantage of the free holding areas for your purchases.  I bought my heavy stuff right off the bat and didn't want to tote it around the entire time.  We took it to one of these areas. They bagged it and gave me a ticket, and when we were ready to go, we handed them the ticket and they retrieved our things!  Genius idea!

8 comments:

  1. Wow, what an event and you crack me up...matching massive monograms, too funny. I love all the people you see at events like this..too fun!!

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  2. I'm thinking next year I need to come visit for Christmas Village!!

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  3. How fun! We have a few events like that here in Nashville and they are always a hit! LOVE that painting!

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  4. Holy moly, rolling suitcases?! That is hilarious! They must be hard core! Haha.

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  5. Rolling suitcases huh? That is about as hardcore as you could get! haha
    I find Christmas craft shows are just always too busy hahaha Again, I'm writing about my experience with them tomorrow haha

    http://brittscozycorner.blogspot.ca/

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  6. I was dying to go to Christmas village this year, but we weren't able to get tickets this time around! Thanks for sharing your experience so I know what to expect for next year :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

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  7. This sounds so neat!!! I love all your purchases, and the fact that they had a holding area! My mom and I are going to something similar, although on fairgrounds, but it is seriously ridiculous the amount of people. So excited, though!

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  8. I love going to these Christmas Markets! The best one I've been to was in Mississippi and it was quite an event. Crazy busy like you said, tons of kid stuff and yummy taste testing. It definitely got me in the holiday spirit.

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