Friday, November 4, 2011

Mistletoe Marketplace

That time of the year again, Mistletoe is in full swing at the Mississippi Trade Mart Building.

Got questions?  Here are your answers. 


1. Where will Mistletoe Marketplace be held and what are the general shopping hours and admission rates?
The 31st Mistletoe Marketplace, SIMPLY SPARKLING, will be held at the Mississippi Trade Mart, November 2-5, 2011. General shopping hours are: Thursday, November 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, November 4th, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, November 5th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General Admission rates are $10 for Adults, $20 for a 3-Day Pass, $5 for Children (ages 6-12) and $5 for Seniors (ages 60+).

2. Where do I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at 1-888-324-0027. All special event tickets are limited and must be purchased online or by phone. General Admission tickets may be purchased at the door to the event. Cash, checks or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and American Express) are accepted.

3. Where do I park for Mistletoe Marketplace? Will there be shuttles in the parking lots?
Parking will be available outside of the Mississippi Trade Mart and Mississippi Coliseum. Parking is free of charge. The Fondren Trolley Express will be providing free trolley rides from marked Trolley Stops in the parking lot to the Trade Mart. Pedalimo bicycle carriages will also be available during peak shopping hours to provide complimentary transportation within the parking lots.

4. Is accessibility shopping available?
Guests with special needs are invited to join in the holiday excitement on Friday, November 4th, from 2-4 p.m.

5. Is package check available?
Throughout all events, package check will be available in the Trade Mart foyer. This shopper-friendly service is available at all times with ample space and security. The cost is $2 per package.

6. Is there an ATM?
An ATM, presented by BankPlus, is conveniently located in the grassy area in front of the East Trade Mart entrance.

7. Are strollers allowed?
No strollers or rolling carts, please.

8. Can I purchase food and drinks at Mistletoe Marketplace?
Food and drinks are available for purchase at Mistletoe Marketplace in the Trustmark Food Pavilion. Food Merchants will include Miller's Grill, Beagle Bagel Café, Newk's Express Café, Penn’s Restaurant and Catering and Logan Farms. Bottled water, soft drinks and coffee will also be available for purchase throughout the Trade Mart during shopping hours.

9. Can I purchase Mistletoe Marketplace decorations or t-shirts?
Yes! T-shirts and decorations will be for sale in Center Court and in the Trade Mart Foyer during shopping hours.

10. Are there any events available for children?
Returning this year, a special fashion show event for “tween” girls (ages 6-12), Candy Canes, Gum Drops and Lollipops, sponsored by University of Mississippi Health Care, will be held Friday, November 4th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Special Events
Pavilion. Tickets to this event are $30 per person and are limited. Parents are not required to attend Candy Canes, Gum Drops and Lollipops with their child.
Experience an enchanted morning with your child In the Land of Sweets on Saturday, November 5th, from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Whether a Mouse King or a Sugar Plum Fairy, your little one is sure to enjoy the sights, sounds and sweets at this event. Santa will be arriving from the North Pole for the perfect photo opportunity for $8.00 per photo. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets to this event are $20 per person (adult or child).
Santa will also be in Center Court for photos ($8 per photo) on Saturday, November 5th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

11. Looking forward, where do I get information on becoming a merchant or a corporate sponsor of Mistletoe Marketplace?
If you are a merchant and would like to be included in the application process for 2012 Mistletoe Marketplace, please complete the online Request for Notification form at

For information concerning corporate sponsorship opportunities, you may contact the 2012 Mistletoe Marketplace Corporate Sponsor Chair, Leslie Davis, at

For these and any other questions about 2012 Mistletoe Marketplace, you may also contact 2012 Mistletoe Marketplace Chair, Danielle Correro, at

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