Christmas Jubilee FAQ

What is Christmas Jubilee?
Christmas Jubilee is a holiday market and an annual fundraiser benefiting the Junior League of Mobile. The 2019 market will be the 35th anniversary of Christmas Jubilee.

When and where will Christmas Jubilee be held in 2019?
The 35th annual Christmas Jubilee market will be held Friday, November 15, to Sunday, November 17, 2019, at the Mobile Convention Center located at 1 S. Water St., Mobile, AL 36602.  More information about the Mobile Convention Center and directions to the facility are located here: www.mobileconventions.com/contact.html 

Where can I park for Christmas Jubilee?
Parking is available underneath the Mobile Convention Center for $5; the parking garage entrance is on the north side of the facility.  Parking is also available across the street at the Riverview Renaissance Plaza, which is connected to the Convention Center via a skywalk over Water Street – mention Christmas Jubilee for a $4 discount on parking!  Additional parking is located in the CSX parking lot to the south of the Convention Center.

What are the shopping hours?
This year, our market days have changed to Friday through Sunday.  

Our market will open with our VIP Shopping event:
Friday, November 15: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

General shopping hours are:
Friday, November 15: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 16: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, November 17: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What is VIP Shopping?
VIP Shopping will open our market at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 15.  Be the first to see this year’s decorations and shop crowd-free and stroller-free before the market opens for general admission!  We will be serving breakfast snacks; morning cocktails, including a specialty drink from Cocktail & Sons; and sweets from ellenJAY Stylish Events + Sweets!  We will have exclusive silent auction items available for bidding and much more!  Tickets for VIP Shopping are on sale now!

What are the ticket prices?
$10 for Advance general admission tickets / $12 for general admission tickets at the door
$10 for College Students, Senior Citizens, and Military
$5 for Children ages 6-12
Free for Children 5 and under
$30 for VIP Shopping

Where do I purchase tickets?
We are digital this year! You can click HERE to purchase your tickets.  More questions about your ticket purchase? Click HERE to access our FAQ – Tickets page.  

What is included with a general admission ticket?
A ticket to Christmas Jubilee includes shopping with over 100 merchants from around the country!  With something for everyone, you can complete all of your holiday shopping at Christmas Jubilee! Shop our merchants and our Art Walk, which features local artists and artisans while enjoying our entertainment stage, beautiful decorations, Santa’s Workshop, the Jubilee Lounge, in-person viewing of online Silent Auction items, the chance to win door prizes and other items, and other surprises that will be announced soon, all included with the price of a ticket for general admission! 

In addition to all that is available at the market, the purchase of your Christmas Jubilee ticket includes much more.  The price of each ticket for Christmas Jubilee makes a direct impact on Mobile and Baldwin County communities through the development of Junior League of Mobile volunteers and the local agencies and programs with which we partner.  For instance, your $12 general admission ticket to Christmas Jubilee provides after-school fitness activities to 4 children and buys a week of diapers for a local child in need. Your attendance at Christmas Jubilee, which is the Junior League’s longest running annual fundraiser, allows us to fund our mission and give back to our community.

Will there be food and drinks available at Christmas Jubilee?
Yes!  Food will be available for purchase from our Food Court Vendors: Mama’s on Dauphin, Stevie’s Kitchen, Tin-tins Rock and Roll Food Truck, and 1031 Meals.

A number of our merchants will be offering food samples and there will be general concessions. For our over 21 shoppers, we will have a cash bar.

I have a lot of shopping to do!  How will I carry everything around the market and to my car?
Christmas Jubilee will have a package check available so that you can leave your purchases with us and keep shopping!  

Also, this year, we are offering Curbside Delivery of your packages so that you can simply pull your vehicle to the front of the Convention Center, stop beside our Curbside Delivery check-in, call the number provided at our Package Check/Curbside Delivery booth inside the market, and we will bring your packages right out to you!

If you would prefer to carry everything yourself, you can simply carry everything out to your car and come back inside the market that same day, but be sure to get your hand stamped for re-entry as you exit!

How do I view and bid on Silent Auction items?
Our Online Silent Auction will go live Friday, Nov.8, so that shoppers can register to view and bid on available items.  Click here to start bidding!  We’ll be adding more items every day so be sure to check back in regularly!

Are you still accepting merchants at this time?
If you are interested in becoming a merchant for Christmas Jubilee in 2019, you may contact our 2019 Merchant Chair, Jaime Griffin at cjmerchant@juniorleaguemobile.org or visit the Christmas Jubilee Merchants Page for more information.  We still have room for more merchants in certain categories and we maintain a wait list even for those categories for which we are full.  Please contact cjmerchant@juniorleaguemobile.org and we will keep you posted on this year’s market and add you to our contact list for future years! 

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact our 2019 Donor Development Chair, Linda Landry, at cjdonor@juniorleaguemobile.org.

For any other questions about Christmas Jubilee 2019, please contact the 2019 Christmas Jubilee Chair, Julia Hatley, at cjchair@juniorleaguemobile.org.

What is Santa’s Workshop?  Will Santa Claus be there?
This year, Santa’s Workshop is included with the price of general admission!  Santa Claus will be there with some fun activities so be sure to bring your camera for photos! 

Santa’s Workshop will be open during the following hours:
Friday 11 am to 8 pm
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm (closing early to make way for Girls’ Night Out)
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm

During all open hours, Santa’s Workshop will offer selfies with Santa Claus (taken with your own phone or camera, with the exception of 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm each day, during which time we will be offering professional photos with Santa – see schedule below!). We will also have holiday movies for viewing and coloring sheets and crayons for drawing available during all Santa’s Workshop hours!

In addition, we will offer more special activities from Friday to Sunday according to the following schedule each day:
11 am to 11:30 am – Letter writing to Santa! Write your letters to Santa and put them in Santa’s mailbox right at Christmas Jubilee!
11:30 am to 1 pm – Take-home craft project (different projects each day of market, while supplies last) and another special surprise announced the day of market during this time!
1 pm to 1:30 pm – Story Time! Enjoy hearing children’s stories read by our special guests during each day of Christmas Jubilee!
1:30 pm to 3 pm – Photographer Jennifer Schiller will be in Santa’s Workshop taking professional photos of children and families with Santa that will become available for purchase for those who choose to order the photos!
3 pm to 4 pm – Cookie Decorating! Children can decorate cookies then take them home for later while supplies last!
4 pm to 4:30 pm – Story Time! Enjoy hearing children’s stories read by our special guests during each day of Christmas Jubilee!

Please note that Christmas Jubilee volunteers are not responsible for the safety, care, supervision, or entertainment of unattended children and children must be supervised at all times in Santa’s Workshop.

Will there be any Special Events included with general admission prices?
Yes!  This year, our ever popular Girls’ Night Out event will be included with the price of General Admission! Girls’ Night Out will take place on Saturday, November 16, from 6 pm to 8 pm and offers a performance by Blow House Brass Band and complimentary beer and cocktails from our merchant, Cocktail & Sons, while it lasts for our over 21 guests.  The night will also include a fashion show hosted by the Gulf Coast’s favorite weatherman, Alan Sealls, and will feature a number of surprise guests from our community modeling the latest styles from Christmas Jubilee’s 2019 merchants! Treat yourself to a night of beauty with complimentary manicures, massages, and waxing! Come early to shop and stay to bid on exclusive silent auction items available only at Girls’ Night Out!

Also, on Sunday, November 17, 92 Zew’s broadcast of Catt’s Sunday Brunch will take place at Christmas Jubilee! Come hear DJ Catt play your favorites from 11am-2pm right at our market while you shop! More fun surprises to come on our first Sunday market day. Stay tuned as we release more exciting news about what to expect that Sunday!

What is Art Walk? How do I participate?
Art Walk at Christmas Jubilee offers artwork for sale from a number of participating artists! Come find something beautiful for your home or to give as a gift to your loved ones!

If you are interested in selling your artwork at Christmas Jubilee’s Art Walk, please contact this year’s Art Walk Chair, Julie Henson at jhenson2@alfains.com.

Where can I find more information about Christmas Jubilee?
Continue checking our website, which will be updated with additional information.  Follow our updates on the Christmas Jubilee Facebook Event.  If you have additional question, please contact the Junior League of Mobile at 251-471-3348. 

 

By participating in this event, you agree that your photo may be taken and used for future Junior League of Mobile publicity purposes.