Shop Holiday Mart to Support the Junior League of Indianapolis & Enjoy Festive Family Fun

The Junior League of Indianapolis (JLI) cordially invites you and your family to attend their 52nd annual Holiday Mart fundraiser and shopping event from November 16 – 19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Each year, Holiday Mart offers a unique seasonal shopping experience, featuring small businesses selling clothing, jewelry, art, children’s items, and much more. With a wide array of vendors, it’s the perfect place to start your holiday shopping!

Holiday Mart is held in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion during the following times:

Shoppers’ Eve*

(tickets are $50 in advance & $65 on-site)
Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 6 pm – 1 pm

General Admission
(tickets are $12 in advance & $15 on-site)
Friday, November 17, 2023 from 10 am-8 pm
Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 10 am-6pm
Sunday, November 19 from 10 am-4 pm

*Shoppers’ Eve is our private shopping event kick-off. This exclusive event allows shoppers to get early access to shop our event, while enjoying food, cocktails, and festivities, including live music by Doug Resendez. This event marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season for many in Indianapolis. Valet parking included.

Bring your aspiring dancers to Breakfast with Ballerinas on Sunday, November 19 at 10 am. This Nutcracker-inspired special event provides a buffet breakfast and an up-close opportunity for your tiny dancer to see a brief ballet performance, followed by a heartwarming photo opportunity with the dancers from The Village Dance Studio. Attendees are encouraged to dress as ballerinas, too! Make it an afternoon of fun by shopping Holiday Mart following the event. Tickets are available online for $30 and include General Admission to Holiday Mart.

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Our Main Stage will offer pictures by Visual Rx with festive décor to capture memories with family and friends on Saturday, November 18 from 11 am-1p m, and Saturday, November 19 from 2 pm – 4 pm. On-site pricing is $15 (color) and $17 (black/white). Our Main Stage will also include the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, performing on Sunday, November 19 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Older children and families who enjoy festive baked goods are invited to a holiday cookie decorating class, taught onsite by Just Jonesin on Saturday, November 18 at 4 pm or Sunday, November 19 at 2 pm. Attendees will decorate and take home four distinct, festive cookies using holiday-themed designs. Tickets are $45 online and include General Admission to Holiday Mart.

Enjoy a girl’s-night-out or date-night on Friday, November 17 at 5 pm or 6:30 pm while learning the art of classic mixology techniques with Mixo Indy and making your own “Rum Rum Rudolf”. Tickets are $55 online and include General Admission to Holiday Mart. Must be 21 years old to attend this workshop.

For all foodies, spend time with MasterChef Tanorria from
Tanorria’s Table on Saturday, November 18 at 11 am as she demonstrates making two recipes from her very own “Staples + 5” cookbook, followed by a holiday hosting Q&A. Each ticket holder will receive a signed cookbook! Tickets are $55 and include General Admission to Holiday Mart.

On Saturday, November 18 at 1pm, create a winter landscape using watercolor techniques led by Watercolor with Emily. Tickets are $45 and include General Admission to Holiday Mart.

To learn more about Holiday Mart, participating vendors, special events occurring during Mart, or to purchase tickets, please visit


The Junior League of Indianapolis is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. To learn more about JLI visit

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