Show Features


I-X Christmas Connection Charitable Partner

shop-and-dropThe Women’s Recovery Center provides comprehensive addiction treatment, prevention and education programs that are client-centered, family-based and recovery focused. Visit them in booth 665.


More Than 650 Booths to Shop From

254-cottage-garden-creations-3_116The Christmas shopping season starts here with over 650 booths, including 140 new vendors, offering something for everyone on your shopping list, naughty or nice! Handmade soaps, pottery, gourmet dips, woven garments, flavored coffees, jewelry, furniture and much more will fill the aisles with Christmas cheer. CLICK HERE for the full exhibitor list!


Breakfast with Santa

ixcc16-bws-308x200Bring the kids to Breakfast with Santa before the show! Meet the elves and Mrs. Claus as you wait for Santa to find his way to the I-X Center. Breakfast with Santa includes: Breakfast, general admission to I-X Christmas Connection, gift from Santa and photo opportunities (bring your camera!).


Gingerbread Competition

We have a brand new feature this year! Culinary students from around the area will compete in a Gingerbread Competition! The students are encouraged to create a one of a kind masterpiece that will be on display during the show! For more information on how to participate contact Cyndee Young at cyoung@ixcenter.com.


Live Entertainment

live-entertainmentHoliday music throughout the weekend will get everyone into the holiday mood! Local choirs and gospel groups, Irish dance and music bands will be playing and performing all of the seasonal favorites. Don’t miss the “Singing Angels” for two performances on Friday, November 17th.


Santa Land

santa-landKids will have a great time with special features just for them! In SantaLand they can write and mail their letters to Santa, or stick around to meet him in person. The Sugar Plum Shoppe features over 4,000 pre-wrapped gifts (under $8 each) and is perfect for pint-sized wallets to buy special little gifts for Mom and Dad. Breakfast with Santa tickets are also available to add a little something special for your little ones! Breakfast with Santa includes general admission to the I-X Christmas Connection!


Gingerbread Square

gingerbread-squareAt Gingerbread Square, the first 600 kids will have the chance to decorate – and eat! – their own holiday cookie. A giant gingerbread house will be on display to help inspire some sweet ideas. To burn off all that excitement, a children’s play area featuring child-friendly outdoor toys will be onsite.


Shop and Drop

shop-and-dropThis service allows you to enjoy the event “hands free” but ensures you won’t go home empty handed! Attendees will truly appreciate the Shop and Drop which allows shoppers to place their holiday purchases in a safe place while they explore the show floor! Simply drop your purchases off for safe keeping and come back later to pick them up before you leave! Gift wrapping is also available, free of charge, right next to the Shop and Drop for all attendees. The Shop and Drop and gift wrapping will be accepting donations for the Women’s Recovery Center. You can visit the Women’s Recovery Center in booth 665.


35 Foot Christmas Tree

As you make your way down our magical entrance way, you will be greeted at the end by our 35 foot Christmas Tree. This year the tree will be decorated with a Beauty and Beast the Enchanted Christmas theme.  Our tree makes for the perfect backdrop for all of your holiday photo opportunities.


Macy’s® Fragrance Pavilion

Macy’s fragrance pavilion at Christmas Connection is a great guide to finding the perfect scent for you or that special someone on your list. Come shop the selection of the most popular perfumes from your favorite brands.


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Have Breakfast with Santa!

Meet the elves and Mrs. Claus as you wait for Santa to find his way to the I-X Center! CLICK HERE for more details.

Come One, Come All

Enjoy a day of shopping alone or with a group of your closest friends! CLICK HERE for more information.

Join the Nice List

Make sure you stay on Santa's nice list by joining the Christmas Connection newsletter! CLICK HERE to sign up today.