More than 50 craftsman, artisans and merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are offering clothing, food, collectibles, decorations and much more. Prepare to be amazed as you browse through Candy Cane Lane, Mistletoe Drive or Jingle Bell Parkway.
A Southern Christmas Bazaar is presented solely for the purpose of raising funds to benefit the projects of the Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club. Rotarian volunteers have put together what has become THE event in Shelby County for fun, shopping, decorating and celebrating.
A Southern Christmas Bazaar will be held at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena, Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Make your plans to attend now. Refreshments and concessions will be available. Our plans include a feature booth with Santa Claus, so bring your children to have their pictures made with Santa from 1:00 – 3:00PM.
Tickets are available for purchase in advance at the following locations:
The Alabaster-Pelham Pelham Rotary Club celebrated its 49th anniversary this year. The club was begun by notable Shelby County business leaders in 1970 in an effort to provide community service by uniting in one civic organization. As the Rotary Club is known worldwide under the Rotary International auspice, our local club began immediately working to be impactful both locally and abroad.
The Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club currently has 27 active members, meeting weekly on the campus of the Brookwood Baptist Health Center in Alabaster, Alabama. The membership is made up of a variety of local men and women from businesses around Shelby County.
The funds raised benefit local projects including Christmas gift bags for elderly shut ins in Shelby County, support and gifts for the Senior Centers in Shelby County. In early 2012 the Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club formed a partnership with the Manna Ministries Pantry in Alabaster. Manna Ministries is a food distribution ministry serving Shelby County's less fortunate community. A Southern Christmas Bazaar will serve as a collection site for canned goods to replenish the shelves of the Manna Ministries Pantry.
Donations have been made to the Developing Alabama Youth Foundation to help fund the Seat Our Students campaign and Rotarians volunteered time and effort to move the DAY Program to its new facility at the Alabaster YMCA. The club has just completed a five year partnership with the Alabaster YMCA. The Club proudly continues to recognize Teachers of the Year in the Pelham and Alabaster City Schools. The Rotarians have sponsored three local students each year to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards weekend retreat at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Addressing the needs of Shelby County's underfed children has been a focus for the Rotary Club of Alabaster-Pelham. The Club donated a van to the local Back Pack Buddies organization to deliver the food filled back packs to the schools each week.
Providing teacher supplies for the teachers of Alabaster City Schools' Thompson Middle School was an exciting project just this year. The Club also partners with the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce's Keeping It Real Program at Thompson High School and Pelham High School.
Most recently, the Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club has made a substantial commitment to the All Inclusive Park in Pelham. The Club has made donations to the new City of Pelham Library. Also benefiting from the Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club is the Rotary District 6860 Boiling n‘ Bragging Event held each year in August. This event provides funds for the Critical Care Transport Helicopter for Children’s of Alabama.
The funds that were raised at the October 27, 2018 A Southern Christmas Bazaar have been given to the King’s Stables in Wilsonville, Alabama. King’s Stables is an equine therapy program for the youth at the King’s Home and others throughout the community.
International Rotary projects include partnering with other Rotary Clubs to finance fresh water wells in African countries where fresh, clean water is not readily available. The eradication of polio is a priority mission of Rotary International and providing clean water is a major step in that direction. Rotary International works hand in hand with Rotary Clubs across the world towards accomplishing this goal and with Polio Plus worldwide. Bill and Melinda Gates have been extremely generous to this mission and have a commitment to polio eradication as well. Not only has one village in Ghana received working fresh water wells, but also a water distribution system, two large bathrooms for the school there and enough books to begin a library for the students.
We invite you to be a sponsor of A Southern Christmas Bazaar. We need you to aid in our endeavor to raise money for local Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club projects. As a sponsor, you or your company will be recognized in our advertising, during the bazaar and on banners displayed during the bazaar.
SIGN UP TO BE A SPONSOR TODAY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY BY SUPPORTING THE ALABSTER-PELHAM ROTARY CLUB PRESENTATION OF A SOUTHERN CHIRSITMAS BAZAAR
Sponsorship packages are available at a variety of levels. Select the one that best fits you. Thank you for your sponsorship.
We have extended invitations to participate to prospective exhibitors. Please make sure to return your application no later than October 15, 2019. Each application must be accompanied by one-half of the booth rental fee. All applications will be considered and exhibitors will be notified via email of inclusion in the event.
2 CUTE CREATIONS
AMELIA CHRISTOPHER DESIGNS
B CROSS CREATIONS
BETHLEHEM OLIVEWOOD ART
BLUEGRASS CABOCHONS AND JEWELRY
DEB’S INTERIOR TREASURE MARKET
doTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS
ELIZABETH NICOLE BOUTIQUE
ELLY KAY’S CLOSET
JO ANN’S ORIGINALS
JO DI’S CROSSES FOR COLLEGE
LEAFFILTER GUTTER PROTECTION
LITTLE YELLOW BOUTIQUE
MARGARET BOWMAN, ARTIST
MASON & CO BOUTIQUE
MATILDA JANE CLOTHING – AMY DROLET
MRS. DARCY AND CO
NEW ORLEANS SLATE DESIGN
PROFILE BY SANFORD
SCENTSY INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS
SOFIA’S TRAVEL LLC
SOUTHERN SUNSHINE & COTTON BOUTIQUE
SOUTHERN TASTY TREATS
SOUTHERN TREASURES ONLINE
THE FARMSTEAD SOAP COMPANY
UNIQUE BOUTIQUE BY NICOLE
USBORNE BOOKS AND MORE
BEST OF THE BAZAAR CONTEST PRIZE AWARDED FOR THE MOST ATTRACTIVE, INNOVATIVE BOOTH
Exhibitors may not assign, loan or sublease booth space to another person or entity without written approval of the A Southern Christmas Bazaar committee (management). Exhibitors must receive written approval of any change in the nature or general content of booth stock from that approved by management upon application.
Children under twelve will not be allowed to stay in a booth or run unsupervised through the show area. All children with an exhibitor must have an exhibitor's badge or ticket stamp. Unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated to include, use of alcohol, drugs, weapons, profanity or inappropriate dress.
No open food products may be sold. There will be a concession stand open at all times for the benefit of exhibitors and visitors.
Booths must be open and staffed during all show hours. Booths must be set up within the purchased space. No booth will be allowed to have a display or signage more than 10 feet tall.
Booths must be completely set up prior to 8:45am on Saturday, November 16, 2019, and taken down no earlier than 5:00pm on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Booths must be completely removed from the show area by 6:30pm.
Exhibitors will provide their own table coverings. Nothing can be hung from booth poles or curtains. Use of helium balloons must receive written approval prior to use.
No candles or open flames allowed. Extra tables and chairs are available for your use if ordered by November 1, 2019.