Beneath the Wreath

Beneath the Wreath is the charitable, holiday shopping event of the season!

For our annual show in early November, exhibitors are selected by a jury in search of high quality handcrafted, gourmet and boutique fare. Each selected exhibitor generously donates 15% of their total sales throughout the event.  Along with 100% of ticket sales, these funds directly support Junior League of Grand Rapids’ projects improving children’s physical health in our community, including Backpack Buddies, Kids in the Kitchen, and the Junior League Wellness Adventure Yard (JL W.A.Y.). Ready, Set, Shop!

Beneath the Wreath Special Events

Beneath the Wreath will begin Thursday evening, November 2 with Before the Wreath, a premier VIP preview extravaganza. Attendees will discover exclusive merchandise and limited-time specials from our exhibitors while they enjoy private shopping, live entertainment, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, libations and swag.

The merriment will continue Friday evening, November 3 with Sip and Shop, an annual favorite.  Bring your friends and shop the night away!  Guests can enjoy a glass of wine while tackling their holiday gift list.

The “Sleigh Stops Here” on Saturday morning, November 4 for Cookies With Santa , a personal visit with St. Nick himself! Bring your camera and snap a selfie with Santa, then enjoy a delicious cookie and more holiday fun.

Beneath the Wreath concludes on Saturday afternoon, November 4 with the drawings for our popular Wreath Raffle . Over a dozen spectacularly decorated and donated collectible wreaths will be available for bids via single tickets during both days of the

Beneath the Wreath 2017 Dates and Times
All events are held at The Cultural Center at St. Nicholas
2250 E Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Thursday, November 2, 2017

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Before the Wreath Preview Event
(Event ticket required)
Friday, November 3, 2017
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM – General Admission Shopping
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Sip and Shop Wine Event
Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – General Admission Shopping
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Cookies With Santa
2:30 PM – Wreath Raffle Drawings

Beneath the Wreath Tickets (on sale NOW)

General Admission tickets are $7 per person and include entry to both days of Beneath the Wreath during regular shopping hours. Children 15 and under are admitted FREE during regular shopping hours. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Advance General Admission tickets are $5 per person; purchase at YT Galleria or online here.

Before the Wreath tickets are $40 per person ; purchase online here from July 25 – October 24. This is a pre-sold event limited to 400 attendees; no tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 21+

Sip and Shop wine tickets are $5 per glass and can be purchased at the door on Friday after 4:00 PM.

Cookies With Santa is a complimentary experience included with general admission on Saturday. Children 15 and under are admitted FREE during regular shopping hours.

Wreath Raffle tickets are $2 each and can be purchased at the event on Friday and Saturday.

Beneath the Wreath Parking

Complimentary parking for each event is available in the lots at the Cultural Center.

Prospective Beneath the Wreath Exhibitors

Exhibitors interested in participating in Beneath the Wreath 2017 should fill out an application return it to along with two photos or by mail to:
Junior League of Grand Rapids
Attn:  BTW Exhibitor Chair
25 Sheldon Blvd Suite 127
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Contact with any questions, comments, or suggestions.
We are planning a fabulous 2017 event!
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