Holiday Mart kicks off the holiday season

JACKSON, Tenn. — An annual event was held Thursday night to help shoppers find the right gifts this holiday season.

Thursday night, the University School of Jackson’s Holiday Mart kicked off for a night for some West Tennesseans to get first dibs on all the holiday goodies.

“It kicks off the holiday season,” Sarah Smith, an organizer for the USJ Holiday Mart, said.

 It’s a holiday shopping spree many West Tennesseans are looking forward to every year.

With items like sweaters, purses and thousands more filling up the Carl Perkins Civic Center.

Smith says going to the Holiday Mart is on her to-do list every year.

“Coming to the Holiday Mart, like my whole life,” Smith said. 

“People come in from all over West Tennessee to shop, to have baked goods, to have good food, and just visit and get in the holiday spirit,” Smith said.

Only some get a head start on shopping at the Holiday Mart.

“Well tonight is the preview party, so people that are here tonight are coming in, they’re getting a sneak peak at everything and getting to shop before anyone else,” Smith said.

“And our parents play a huge role in this. I mean the organization. This doesn’t just happen overnight; this is actually a year-long process,” said Head of School at USJ, Stewart Hirstein.

Plus 100 percent of the proceeds go right back to USJ.

The USJ Holiday Mart will continue throughout the weekend.

Admission is $5 per person.

For a list of time for this event, go the Seen on 7 section of our website.

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