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More Than 700 Booths to Shop From
The Christmas shopping season starts here with over 700 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.
Breakfast with Santa
Bring 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).
Holiday 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.
Get in the Christmas spirit by painting festive designs in the Feature Area with Artfully Mine. Artfully Mine will be at the show all weekend long, teaching you how to paint adorable masterpieces. People of all ages are encouraged to participate, so bring the whole family for a day of holiday fun.
We are proud to have The Gathering Place as our Charitable Partner for the I-X Christmas Connection this year. Please help us support The Gathering Place by donating at the multiple locations throughout the show. Donation boxes can be found at the Shop and Drop, Gift Wrapping, the Box Office and more. Visit them in booth 665.
Kids 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!
At 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
This 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.
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. Our tree makes for the perfect backdrop for all of your holiday photo opportunities. We will be unveiling the them of this year’s tree shortly. Can you guess what the theme will be?