The Junior League of Texarkana Mistletoe Fair is this week! Starting Thursday, November 15 with the Preview Party. Santa arrives on Friday. Enjoy shopping through Sunday, November 18.

This 4-day event is the Junior League of Texarkana's biggest fundraiser and helps out their many local programs throughout the year.

Be sure to get your tickets for the Preview Party on Thursday night--a night of glitz, glamour and gourmet where you can be among the first to shop the vendor booths. The silent auctions are my favorite and the food is fabulous. Entertainment this year is by Texarkana's own Dueling Pianos.

If you are a morning sort of shopper the Brunch and Fashion Show is just for you. On Friday you can enjoy private shopping, a wonderful meal prepared by Chef Jeff Loving and a style show. Did I mention yummy mimosas too?

Tickets are available online at

2012 Mistletoe Fair Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Preview Party 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Benefit Drawing 9 p.m.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Early Shopping 9 a.m.

Brunch and Style Show 10 a.m. to noon

Open Shopping 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Santa’s Arrival 6 p.m. (photos with Santa from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Entertainment by Twin City Sensations

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Open Shopping 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa (reservations required) 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Lunch with Santa Noon to 12:45 p.m.

Santa’s Workshop 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Photography 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Open Shopping Noon to 5 p.m.

Santa’s Workshop 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Photography 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Don't forget about the Running Under the Mistletoe 5K Race & 1-Mile Family Walk on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Texas A&M Campus, Bringle Lake Campus. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.