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Merry Marketplace

November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until November 24, 2019

The Valdosta Junior Service League is thrilled to host Merry Marketplace for the 46th year this November!

Every year on the weekend before Thanksgiving, VJSL’s Merry Marketplace takes over the James H. Rainwater conference center and welcomes over 100 artisans, vendors and merchants from across the South East for the annual shopping extravaganza.  Merry Marketplace offers an extraordinary shopping experience showcasing the latest styles in Holiday décor, home décor, women’s fashions, children’s clothing, gourmet goodies and much, much more! As always, proceeds from Merry Marketplace will help fund Junior Service League community projects benefiting the health, education, welfare and history of Valdosta, Lowndes County and the surrounding areas.

Last year was a huge success with nearly 3,000 shoppers in two days!

Early Bird Shopping is back again on Saturday morning. Shopping for these special ticket-holders begins at 8 am and allows an early start to shopping with breakfast and coffee.

We are excited to announce that – due to the popular demand – we will be adding a third Character Breakfast on Saturday morning!

In addition, Santa will be back at Merry Marketplace all weekend so children can visit with him and have their picture made.

Merry Marketplace continues to be the league’s largest fundraising event with the funds going back into the community through various projects, annual commitments to nonprofit organizations in and around Lowndes County, and commitment to preservation of the historical Converse Dalton Ferrell House.

We look forward to seeing you at South Georgia’s “official” holiday kick-off… Merry Marketplace!


Schedule of Events

Saturday: 8am – 5:30pm
Sunday: 12 – 5pm 

James H. Rainwater Conference Center

Tickets are available at Steels, Little Options, Only Options, and City Market, as well as at the door; $6 for adults and $1 for children. (CASH ONLY)
*On Sunday, military are admitted free with ID 

Don’t miss these special events on Saturday, November 23!

Early Bird Shopping: 8:00-10:00am

  • Allows guests the first opportunity to browse and shop with all the participating merchants and vendors! Includes coffee and refreshments.
  • Tickets are $10 each and include general admission to Merry Marketplace all weekend long.

Character Breakfast: Seatings at 9:00am, 10:00am AND 11:00am

  • Children can have breakfast with their favorite characters including Poppy Troll, Belle, and Batman!
  • Ages 2 and up.
  • Tickets are $15 each and include general admission to Merry Marketplace all weekend long.

Pictures with Santa:
Saturday 9am – 5:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 4:30pm

  • Holiday keepsake photos can be taken with Santa throughout the event! Price of photo packages vary.


November 23, 2019
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Rainwater Conference Center
1 Meeting Place
Valdosta, GA 31601
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