Holiday shopping just got easier and more exciting! This weekend, the Black Christmas Expo will debut with more than 50 local vendors all under one roof to cater to a variety of holiday-shopping needs.
It’s like a shopping winter wonderland, as 50 black-owned businesses are set to gather inside the Pipkin Building for the first ever Black Christmas Expo. Besides having the option to shop for a variety of options ranging from beauty products to vegan treats, shoppers also get the chance to purchase their holiday gifts while patronizing local businesses.
“Memphis’s culture is to support local and embrace new events. This city has been a huge catalyst to making Memphis Black Restaurant Week successful, while introducing different ethnicities to food in the African-American community. My hope is to do the same with smaller businesses that do get a lot of foot traffic during the holidays.”- Cynthia Daniels, Creator of Black Christmas Expo
The Expo, sponsored by iHeart Media, is more than just a shopping experience. The events will be set with a backdrop of live holiday music on both days, provided by local artists, Courtney Little and Lil Rounds. Little will perform Saturday at 2 PM, followed by Lil Rounds on Sunday during the same time.
And what’s a holiday event without Santa? Kids will also be able to meet and take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Lines for the photos are expected to grow quickly so organizers are urging guests to make plans to come a bit early if they’d like to snap it up with the Clauses. Tickets for the Black Christmas Expo are $10 for each day or $15 for a weekend pass.