A Christmas Affair: 2015


Over 200 merchants filled the Palmer Events Center for last weekend’s A Christmas Affair. This annual Christmas market was sponsored by the Junior League of Austin. This year’s theme was ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in Texas—Y’All (pronounced with a Texas twang)Proceeds from this popular event benefited 32 local non-profits.


Based on my previous visits, I knew to arrive before the doors were opened at 10 AM. My first task was to take a picture of their always-lovely Christmas tree. Within the first hour, the market was packed with shoppers, but I still enjoyed browsing the booths. Here’s some of the unusual gifts that I came across…


Sparkly tootsies: sequined slippers


More sparkle for tootsies: light-up shoe laces


 Latest Christmas decorating trend: Santa legs


Another decorating trend: faux taxidermy mounts


Really a Southern food: chocolate gravy


Drool control: Neckerchew


1 Mega Dum Dum = 10 Regular Dum Dums


Cuteness overload: walking pet balloons

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