For 65 years, shoppers have flocked to the Christmas Gift and Hobby Show with shopping lists in hand. Nearly five acres of wild, wacky and wonderful holiday gifts are featured, all under one roof with... Read More
For 65 years, shoppers have flocked to the Christmas Gift and Hobby Show with shopping lists in hand. Nearly five acres of wild, wacky and wonderful holiday gifts are featured, all under one roof with thousands of gifts marked under $20. Entertainment, food, celebrities and giveaways, including cash and gifts, add to the merriment. The five-day power shoppers' paradise is the largest of its kind in the Midwest. More than 350 exhibitors display an incredible array of gifts - running a gamut of home décor, sports memorabilia, books, jewelry, dolls, apparel, designer-inspired accessories, collectibles and much more. The show has something for everyone, including an array of holiday sweets and locally produced wine. When you've shopped til you've dropped, enjoy one of the many stage performances featuring singers, dancers, magic and more. Of course, the merry old man in red makes an appearance. Dates for 2014 are Nov. 5-9.
- Holiday Attractions: "Looking for the least crowded time. Historically opening day is the least attended. Weekday afternoons are manageable. Weekends are festive, fun and full."
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: The Christmas Gift and Hobby Show is a tradition for many shoppers, a good time to get a head start on holiday gift buying.