November is here and with it comes the return of the season’s largest shopping event. The Junior League of Little Rock’s Holiday House has been bringing the holiday spirit to downtown Little Rock for 30 years, and beginning Nov. 10, this shopping extravaganza makes its triumphant return to the Statehouse Convention Center.
To help you prepare, here's everything you need to know about the 2021 Holiday House:
1. Safety Protocols
JLLR, along with the Statehouse Convention Center, is following all local directives from the city and the Arkansas Department of Health. This will include hand sanitizer stations, mask requirements, more space between vendors to allow for social distancing and timed ticket entry to allow everyone time to shop while spacing out crowds.
General admission and all special event tickets can be purchased on the JLLR website. General admission tickets can also be purchased in person when the event starts, but special event tickets are limited and should be purchased in advance. Get yours now!
3. Preview Night
Nov. 10, 6-10 p.m.
To kick things off right, join JLLR for heavy hors d'oeuvres from Gina’s Catering, wine, beer and lots of shopping. This is your first chance to get in and shop from the merchants. Tickets are $50 and are limited.
4. Private Shopping
Nov. 11, 9 a.m. - noon
There’s no better way to spend a Thursday morning. Come early for brunch and enjoy private shopping to beat the Holiday House crowd. Tickets are $35 and are limited.
5. Ladies’ Night
Nov. 11, 5-9 p.m.
Gather up your girlfriends for Ladies’ Night. The evening will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, two drink tickets and shopping until your heart’s content. Tickets are $35 and are limited. This event is sponsored by Saracen Casino Resort.
6. Jingle and Mingle
Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m.
Friday night is for barbecue. Close out the workweek with a delicious barbecue spread, drinks and so much shopping. Tickets are $35 and are limited. This event is sponsored by Lumber One.
7. Doughnuts with Santa
Nov. 13, 9 a.m. - noon
Don't forget the kiddos. Get jolly on Saturday morning and join in on doughnuts and photos with Santa. Tickets are $15 and only children need a ticket. This event is sponsored by Small World Big Fun.
No matter when you shop, you can peruse 80+ new and returning vendors from across the country with a variety of gifts including gourmet foods, candy, clothing, jewelry and art.
9. Silent Auction
Nov. 10, 6-10 p.m.
Along with in-person shopping, you can also bid online from home on a variety of auction items. There are items ranging from gift cards and clothing to weekend getaways, spa treatments, games, art and more. Bidding is open for one night only, so be ready! Click here to register and learn more.
10. Matching Donation
This year, Holiday House is the recipient of a generous matching sponsorship from Simmons Bank. For every dollar raised, Simmons will match up to $15,000 for a total of $30,000 in honor of the 30th anniversary. Of course, this all goes to support JLLR's community projects. You can donate online when you buy tickets.
Holiday House runs Nov. 10-13 with general shopping hours of noon - 9 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. The 2021 presenting sponsor is Simmons Bank.