By Vanessa Poulson
For the Opelika
The 2018 Christmas Village is set to return this holiday season with plenty of festive, unique and beautiful gifts sure to please everyone’s wishlist.
At the 2018 Christmas Village, shoppers will find more than 50 vendors including locally made furniture and woodworking products, homemade candies, goat milk soaps, boutique clothes, handcrafted jewelry, handmade signs and wreaths, etched glass, skin care, locally cut meat and other food products.
Participants for this year’s event include Kids Clothes Connection and Take 2 Boutiques. Housed inside of a 28,000 sq. ft. facility, the event will feature handmade Christmas decor, candies, jewelry, skincare and other unique products.
After the success of the 2017 Christmas Village event, which featured nearly 35 vendors, local residents helped provide the support necessary for 2018 to be put into motion. The event continues to be the best place for shoppers to meet the local artisans and ask questions about the products and the people making them.
“The Christmas Village is a unique holiday experience that has such a wide variety of unique and beautiful gifts … we are your one stop shop for your Christmas list,” said Jennifer Hostetter of the Village Event Center.
Opening day for the 2018 Christmas Village is Oct. 26 from 3-7 p.m. The other days of operation are Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Oct. 28 from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
There is a $3 entrance fee for the event and all proceeds go to help support the Big House Foundation, a nonprofit designed to help children in foster care.
The venue is located at 804 Columbus Parkway.