Christmas City - Expired Event
|Location||Mississippi Coast Coliseum Conv. Center
Biloxi, MS 39531
Christmas City began in 1983 by Ron Meyers at Rice Pavillion in Gulfport. It quickly outgrew its home, and moved to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Convention Center. Today, the show boasts 80,000 square feet of magic!
Because of its wide variety of exhibitors and vendors, each showcasing the most unique items, many customers wait for Christmas City to officially begin their Christmas shopping season... year after year!
Christmas City is so much more than handcrafted arts and crafts by the most skilled artists in the region. You\'ll marvel at aisle after aisle of gift ideas, home decor, jewelry and accessories, scrapbooking supplies, handmade heirlooms, fashions for children and adults, framed art, fragrances, kitchenware...Click on the List of Vendors (left) for a complete look at all our offerings.
The 2-day event draws over 15,000 visitors to the newly expanded Coast Coliseum Convention Center. Vendors for the show sign up months in advance for a spot to showcase their gifts, foods and art. With the anticipation of a "Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting" at its new location, the show is expected to be a complete sellout.
Now in its 27th year, Christmas City Gift Show's 250+ vendor space will be spread over an 88,000 sq. ft. area. Shoppers will appreciate the variety of vendors, concessions, a Christmas movie area, and plenty of activities for the children, sponsored by Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Photos with Santa and/or Scrooge (sponsored by Quota International) will also be available.
Because of its unique offerings and estimated half-million dollar economic impact to the MS Gulf Coast, it has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top ten events in the Southeast. Over $10,000 of the proceeds from Christmas City Gift Show 2008 were distributed by Cross2Success Ministries, whose mission assists MS Gulf Coast charities.
But Wait! There\'s More!
Children will enjoy a variety of activities, have their faces painted, even have their pictures made by Santa himself! There will be several cafes available, so you can enjoy a meal while you take a break. Christmas movies will be played throughout the day, in a special rest area as well. You\'ll even enjoy live cooking and product demonstrations! There will also be special entertainment at no extra charge by Buttercup the Clown.
You\'re Doing More than Shopping - You\'re Helping Others!
Proceeds from Christmas City funds Cross2Success Ministries... A MS Gulf Coast ministry whose mission assists local charities. In 2008, Cross2Success was blessed to be able to donate $10,000.00 to various charity projects.
|Contact name||Ron Meyers|
|Show hours||Sat 9-5, Sun 10-5|
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