Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM CST
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM CST

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The Bottling Plant Event Center 
614 N Railroad Ave
Opelika, AL 36801

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Larkin Jones 
The Christmas Market 

The Christmas Market 

The Christmas Market, Auburn | Opelika's only shopping event, is the must-attend event this holiday season. A portion of proceeds from The Christmas Market's special events will support BigHouse Foundation - which aims to impact the lives of children in foster care in a positive way through meeting their needs and serving their foster families. As well, a portion of proceeds will go to Women's Hope Medical Clinic. There is not a better time to support these organizations than CHRISTMAS!

Please click "register now" to continue to application.  Only continue if you have read and accept all of the below terms.   PLEASE NOTE:  This event is a juried event accepting merchants based on variety,  and quality.  Merchant selection is designed to provide shoppers with the highest quality of merchants who compliment one another in such a way to create the ultimate Christmas shopping experience.  

The Christmas Market 

November 29th-December 1st, 2018

We are soo excited you have chosen to be apart of our inaugural event!   We are still finalizing a lot of details, but realize securing the most sought after one-of-a-kind merchants is our #1 priority.  Continue to check our Facebook page or our website -aochristmasmarket.com {coming soon} for details.  

 Auburn Opelika’s premiere holiday shopping event, The Christmas Market, will be hosted 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 29th-December 1st, 2018.  We anticipate numerous shoppers to descend on Downtown Opelika’s Bottling Plant & Event Center for three days of fabulous shopping and special events benefiting BigHouse Foundation!  Our event is certain to IMPRESS merchants AND shoppers!   

We thank you for your interest and hope to host you at this inaugural event!   If you have any questions or need further information, we can be reached via e-mail at larkin@aochristmasmarket.com. 

Important Dates

Booths are already selling quickly, and some direct sales companies will be given first right of refusal so please do not delay in submitting your application.

Monday, July 16

ALL Applications and Deposits DUE.  Applications will not be accepted without deposit. Sorry.

Orders for electricity and extra tables are due via upon application submission.  

Tuesday, July 17-Thursday, July 19
Final decisions will be made on booths and their requested locations. However;  we  jury as we receive applications and deposits and notify as approved.  So, most likely you will hear from us before July 19th.

Friday, July 20
By this date, all merchants will be notified of acceptance, remaining balance, booth locations, or waiting list.  

Wednesday, August 15
Booth fees DUE IN FULL

Thursday, November 29

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.  Merchant Check-In in Merchant Lounge and Set-Up 

5:30pm - Merchant Meeting 'on the steps' 

Thursday, November 29
6:00 p.m.   VIP Premiere Shopping Event & Silent Auction benefitting BigHouse Foundation

More details to follow.

Friday, November 29th
7:30 a.m.     Doors open to Merchants & Light Breakfast 

8:30 a.m    Merchant Meeting 'on the steps'
9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m General Shopping Hours

5:00—9:00 p.m. Girls Night Out  -details pending                                      

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
7:30 a.m.     Doors open to Merchants & Light Breakfast 

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.           Holiday Shopping Hours

09:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.         Cookies with Santa benefiting Local Ministry

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.           Merchant Break Down 

What is included with your booth fee: 

Pipe and drape backdrop with 3' side drape walls,  free wi-fi,  two chairs available upon request,  access to our merchant & hospitality lounge with snacks and some meals provided.  

Electricity and Tables are available to purchase.  Electiricty is not available in ALL booths but request will be first come first serve basis.

 Map with booth locations will be provided soon.

Booth Prices: 

10 x 8 Standard  $675.00 

10 x 8 Premiere  $775.00 

10 x 8 Pavillion $375.00

 The Christmas Market-  Merchant Consent 

You must consent with the following to participate in The Christmas Market.  Please read each item carefully and should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. 

  •  The success of the show is dependent on many factors, but our marketing campaign we have planned is vital.  ALL Merchants will be expected to help distribute advertising materials and pitch in for the show's social media campaigns.  Details and suggestions on how to do this will be provided via email. 
  • Merchants will selected based upon the quality of products, brand originality, and excellent booth design. All merchants must supply links to photos for reference upon request. 
  • To protect all merchants, merchants may only bring items that have been approved.  We desire no overlap to ensure success for all of our merchants. If unapproved items are displayed or sold, we reserve the right to ask you to remove those items.
  • We LOVE LOVE LOVE  Direct Sales Companies, however;  all Direct Sales Companies, franchises or national chains will be accepted on an extremely limited basis.  We would like for each company to have SOME merchandise available for immediate purchase and we request that you commit to customer an expected delivery date. 
  • Delivery of items is between each merchant and customer.  ALL orders placed at the show must be received BY the merchant and customers agreed upon timeframe. 
  • Merchants are expected to be respectful and professional at all times to customers, volunteers and The Christmas Market staff. 
  • Booths must be clean and organized during the show and merchants are responsible for removing all items including individual trash after the show.  ALL items must be removed upon check-out.  Any remaining merchandise and/or supplies will be discarded.  
  •  The Christmas Market and its organizers will not be held responsible for any injuries incurred in your booth.  Each individual merchant is responsible for what happens in their surrounding area.   
  • Alabama State & Opelika/Lee Country local Representatives will convey to us their tax collecting plan prior to the show.  We will pass that information on to merchants as finalize the details. TCM will not be held responsible for collecting taxes for your business. It is your responsibility to collect, report and pay the taxes assumed during this event. State and Local tax information will be provided upon check-in.  
  • Each merchant is REQUIRED to honor two $15 "gift certificates" to be used for volunteer incentive, door prizes and will be used for marketing purposes prior to the show.  Gift Certificates will be designed and printed by The Christmas Market.  Gift certificates will carry no cash value and will not be expected to be redeemed past Dec 1st at 5:00pm. 
  • We encourage additional give aways and would love to help you market your booth beforehand.  Please communicate to us any contest or promotions you are having and we will be sure to partner with you. 
  • Booth fees for approved merchants are locked in and non-refundable past August 15, 2018.
  • Checks are accepted; however checks MUST be received before booth acceptance and assignments are made.
  • A $35.00 fee will be charged for all returned checks.

Please click "register now" to continue to application.  Only continue if you have read and accept all of the above terms.  By completing and submitting the application we recognize that as your agreement with The Christmas Market as you consenting to all of the above. 

After September 15th, you will receive a merchant packet with full details on the show, local hot spots, hotel booking information, marketing plans, etc.  In the meantime, should you have questions about sponsorships or getting involved, please contact Larkin Jones at larkin@aochristmasmarket.com. 

Thank you, -

Larkin Jones 

Sawyer Jones

The Christmas Market