BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Santa is set to make an early appearance in Blytheville this year. The Christmas Holiday Expo At The Holidome happens the weekend before Thanksgiving at the Holidome at Holiday Inn in Blytheville on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Expo will feature vendors from a four-state region, including Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas.
“The Christmas Holiday Expo is going to be a unique shopping experience for everyone involved,” said Keith Michaels, coordinator for the event and being sponsored by Discover Blytheville. “Our main room is already full with vendors, and we’ve had to open up the conference rooms across the hall for more space.”
“This is going to be a posh holiday event for Christmas gift shopping with everything from Pampered Chef and Avon to Tupperware, L’Bri, Scentsy, Paparazzi, homemade and handmade gifts and more,” Michaels continued.
“The florist from A-1 Flowers are decorating Holiday Inn from front to back for this event, plus we’ll have free appetizers with a chocolate fountain, fruit and cheese trays and Christmas cupcakes and candy from Grandma Betty’s Bakery Delight, and Christmas punch and spiced cider.”
Entertainment will be provided Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to Noon by William King playing a selection of holiday music. Santa will make an appearance from Noon till 2 p.m. with free pictures for the kids with Soul Reflections Photography on hand, and Smooth Groove will play Christmas jazz during the afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. We’ll also have gift wrapping available, courtesy of Mailboxes & Beyond.
“Everyone will be in the holiday mood, and what better way to kick it off the week before Thanksgiving with a wonderful shopping experience for everyone.” said Michaels. “Let me encourage you to wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater and enter our Ugly Christmas Sweater Contests!”
The Christmas Holiday Expo is still looking for vendors, but only has space left for about 17 more. If you would like to be a vendor, booth space has been reduced to $65 because you will not be located in the main room, but across the hallway in the conference room area. Register online at www.discoverblytheville.com. Admission for the event is $2.