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"A Christmas Fair" Brings New York City To The Sun City

POSTED: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 9:34pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 10:40pm

Want to do some holiday shopping and help out a local organization? All you have to do is head down to the El Paso Convention Center for "A Christmas Fair." This year's theme is Christmas in New York.  Have a cup of coffee in Central Park, get a hot dog from a hot dog cart or visit a tribute to NYC firefighters.  It's one of the many attractions that have transformed the El Paso Convention Center into the Big Apple.

The event, put on by the Junior League of El Paso, is the organization's biggest fundraiser of the year.  All the proceeds go towards funding community projects, which help thousands of people in our area.

Enjoy more than 200 merchants from all over the country featuring fantastic art, crafts, gifts, and gourmet treats. There will be live entertainment, music, photos with Santa and much more.

"You can buy jewelry. You can buy sports items. You can buy household items, cooking items, gourmet items, everything you can imagine that you need for the holidays," said Candace Scudday with the Junior League of El Paso.

"A Christmas Fair" is being held at the El Paso Convention Center Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for children 6-12, military and seniors (60+) .

Besides the "A Christmas Fair", there are other special events being held by the Junior League this weekend:

Breakfast with Santa $25 per child (includes continental breakfast and photo w/ Santa, arts & crafts) $20 per adult which includes admission to fair shopping. The event is Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Gangsters, Glitter & Gambling- A Roaring 20's Speakeasy, $60 per adult (includes drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, auction items & gambling). The event is Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at 520 Thunderbird, El Paso, TX 79912 or on-line at www.jlep.org.
Reservations are required for all special events and can be made by calling (915) 584-3511. You may also make reservations at www.jlep.org. Reservations for special events must be made no later than November 1, 2010.

Proceeds from "A Christmas Fair" 2010 are returned to the community through programs and projects of the Junior League of El Paso, Inc.

The Junior League of El Paso, Inc. 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. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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