Guest post written by Ashley Gerlach
Holiday Galleria is the place to be in Wichita each October, and it has been for 14 years! From great shopping and tasty hors d’oeuvres to special guest emcees and flavorful beverage samplings, the stage is set to make Holiday Galleria 2017 the best year yet! Since Holiday Galleria is celebrating its 14th anniversary, here are the top 14 reasons YOU can’t miss Junior League of Wichita’s LARGEST fundraiser!
#14: Multiple Days. Not just one or two, but THREE days of shopping with more than 100 merchants.
#13: Shopping. All of your favorite merchants are here! Olathe Glass, Kay Lanes, Beverly’s, Simply Sassy and PK Fine Imports will be back and some new and exciting merchants like Mommy Made It for Me and Bullseye Bow LLC.
#12: Realtor Day. Friday, Oct.6, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Realtor tickets are Buy One, Get One Free.
#11: Teacher Appreciation. We love teachers and the supporting staff and know they work hard with young minds. On Saturday, Oct. 7, all school employees with employer identification get FREE entry!
#10: Galleria of Giving. Did you know every dollar donated to Galleria of Giving goes directly to the community (and is not used to fund Holiday Galleria)? Donations for ticket packages are accepted on our website.
#9: JLW Sustainer Pre-Party. Sustaining members of the Junior League of Wichita will be given the red carpet treatment at the Premier Party on Thursday, Oct. 5. Early admittance is at 6:30 p.m., and a glass of champagne awaits the sustaining member’s arrival!
#8: A Day/Night Out. We all need a break from the office, the kids, the home responsibilities, etc. Enjoy some time away and shop solo or shop with friends.
#7: Auction Items. High-end vacations, jewels, and beautifully decorated Christmas trees top the list of exciting items up for grabs at this year’s highly anticipated live auction at Premier Party Thursday night.
#6: Firefighters. They are back this year and releasing their sexy calendar at Girls Night Out on Friday with an autograph signing. What a fun thing to do with your girlfriends!
#5: Swag Bags. Guests attending Premier Party, Girls Night Out or Teacher Appreciation Day will receive a unique swag bag for the particular event full of goodies from our sponsors. Quantities are limited so be sure to come early.
#4: Premier Party. The doors to our Premier Party event open Thursday, Oct. 5th at 7 p.m. This is a first look at our fabulous merchants, live music, wine, tasty bites, and swag bags. This event will be emceed by the lovely women at KAKE news. Cocktail attire is suggested.
#3: Girls Night Out. C’mon Ladies! Friday, Oct. 6, from 6-10 p.m. The first 250 shoppers receive a swag bag. Live music, great food, amazing drinks and shopping! (This event is 18 to enter, 21 to drink.
#2: Lunchbox and Eddie from the Bobby Bones Show! Who knows what kind of shenanigans these two will pull off at GNO! You don’t want to miss it!
#1: Giving Back. Holiday Galleria is the largest fundraiser put on by Junior League of Wichita. Every dollar raised is placed back into the Wichita community to combat child abuse through awareness, prevention and intervention.