By Regan Spencer SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) – Representatives from the Junior League of Syracuse and vendors for the Holiday Shoppe event spent the majority of Thursday preparing. The New York State Horticulture building at the State Fairgrounds will host the Holiday Shoppe from November 13-15.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Holiday Shoppes by the Junior League. It is a sold out event to vendors. This is the biggest annual fundraiser for the junior league and helps fund various community events throughout the rest of the year.
“This is our major fundraiser,” said Julianna Hebert from the Junior League of Syracuse. “And basically the money we get from this event, we use that revenue to help evolve our efforts in the community. So all of our projects, and everything we do for volunteer work, this funds it.”
Vendors of all varieties will be there, with some new and some veteran retailers.
“This is my first time doing this show. I’ve done a lot of one day and two day shows, but this is really big,” said Samantha Haynes, a vendor at the Holiday Shoppe.
The Holiday Shoppe is open throughout the weekend at the State Fairgrounds. Proceeds and ticket sales will go toward future events presented by the Junior League. The organization turned 95 this year and the Syracuse chapter focuses on preventing human trafficking.