YWL Holiday Market 2012

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Young Women’s League of New Canaan 15th Annual Holiday Market

To Be Held as Scheduled at Waveny House November 14 & 15, 2012

November 5, 2012 (Updated), New Canaan, CT - The Young Women’s League (YWL) of New Canaan will be holding the 15th annual Holiday Market as planned next Wednesday and Thursday November 14th and 15th at Waveny House in New Canaan, CT.  “It’s even more important that people get out and do something positive for the community and themselves given the challenges of the last week.” said Nicole Steel, Chair with Jane Xiao, Co-Chair of this year’s event.  “With all the cancellations and scheduling complications, we wanted to be clear that we are moving forward as scheduled and hope to have a very successful event.”   

The shopping event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the YWL of New Canaan charitable grant program and attracts hundreds of shoppers and 40 vendors from the tri-state area and surrounding towns.

"The Holiday Market has been a favorite fundraiser for the YWL’s membership and consistently has raised half the annual grant amount needed to support our chosen charities over the past 15 years.  We aim to be a destination forholiday shoppers and are grateful for the support from our participating sponsors, vendors, attendees and the Town.  It’s a great opportunity to shop for a good cause,” said Amy Burger, YWL President.  

This year many of New Canaan’s local retailers and shops will participate in shopping perks for attendees for two weeks following the Holiday Market. The Young Women’s League is pleased to announce Moffly Media’s New Canaan-Darien magazine as the exclusive media sponsor, along with Karl Chevrolet, Pimlico, Walter Stewart’s Market and M Milestones for the 2012 corporate sponsors.

The 2012 Holiday Market vendors are as follows: Amy Ruth Designs, April Marin, Booktopia, Carrie Dunham, Carrot Top Country Kitchen, Charlie + Grace, Circa Designs, Cliffmore Collection, East End Foodies, Inc, Elegant Pots & Petals, Everything is Rosey, Hendra Rose, Holiday Treasures, In2 Design, In2Green, Jean Forte , Jingle Nog, Jo Malone, Julie Collection, Krikett Pillows, Lizzie,Izzie & James, LLC, MoesMonkeys, M-Belle-Ish Jewelry, Molly Kugler Dickinson, Nature Girl Designs, Nod Hill Soap, Patricia Funt Antiques, Pure Play Kids, Reilly & Me, Samantha Designs, Signature Style LLC, Smathers & Branson LLC, Small Field Papers, SPLURGE Unique Gifts, Home Décor & Jewelry, Venture Photography, Tailorbryd, Tara Michelle, Three Islands, Thorn Hill Trading Co. and TophDaddy Designs.

The popular Preview Party takes place on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance at M Milestones, located on Forest Street in New Canaan, or online at ywlnewcanaan.org. The Preview Party sells out quickly; the $45 admission includes cocktails, delicious appetizers and desserts, a first chance to shop with the vendors, and free re-admittance to the Market the following day.  

The event continues with Market Day on Thursday, November 15th from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  In addition to the wide selection of vendors’ items on sale, A&S Fine Foods will be offering snacks, lunch and other refreshments. Tickets are $10 at the door. There will be limited door prizes sponsored by Jo Malone, Amy Ruth Designs, 360 Fitness and Boulevard 18 Restaurant.    

All proceeds from the Holiday Market go to the Young Women’s League’s charitable grant program, which benefits local non-profit organizations. All vendors donate a portion of their proceeds. For more information about Holiday Market 2012 and to purchase tickets and inquire about advertising opportunities for the program, please visit ywlnewcanaan.org.

Amy R. Burger November 13, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Tomorrow evening will kick off what will be a fun and charitable holiday season. Please come to this Holiday Market to support charities like The Bridgeport Rescue Mission, The Lower Fairfield County Food Bank and the Starfish Connection.
Kristin Thomas November 13, 2012 at 06:32 PM
I cannot wait for this! So excited to start our fundraising for the Community! Nothing better than taking Action, to help these non-profits take Action, than by shopping with friends for people we love! Add a little wine and its even better! I hope to see you all at the Preview Party!


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