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Get a jump on your gift shopping at Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market

Posted at 6:03 AM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 06:03:02-05

CINCINNATI -- Shop one-of-a-kind boutiques, artisans and specialty stores at the 2017 Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market from Friday through Sunday at Duke Energy Convention Center.

This year's Holiday Market will feature nearly 400 exhibitors with selections of home decor, specialty clothing, personal accoutrements and more. A juried event, the show selects only the highest quality exhibitors, ensuring that no two products are alike.

“The Holiday Market has become an unofficial kickoff to the holiday shopping season in Cincinnati,” said Vicki Hart, CEO of Hart Productions and producer of the show. “Whether it’s a family outing or you grab the girlfriends for a day downtown, this show is a great way to cross some items off your shopping list.”

For the second year, shoppers can get a head start on holiday shopping by purchasing a VIP Early Admission ticket for Friday or Saturday. Early admission is as follows:

  • Friday, Nov. 10: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. ($20 ticket)
  • Saturday, Nov. 11: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ($15 ticket)

Interested guests can purchase VIP tickets online at VIP early admission on Friday and Saturday will be stroller-free.

Included with paid admission, the Cincy Specialty Food & Treats Show will run in tandem with the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market for a fifth year. Select exhibitors will showcase their culinary expertise with gourmet food, unique holiday entertainment concepts and gift ideas. The official bakery of the Show, 3 Sweet Girls Cakery, will offer special giveaway opportunities leading up to the show on the Holiday Market Facebook page and on-site promotions each day at the Show in booth 105.

Show dates and times are as follows (general admission):

  • Friday, Nov. 10: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 11: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 12: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

General admission for adults is $10. Adult tickets are available for purchase online for $2 off. Adults can save $3 on admission by buying a ticket at Cincinnati-area Kroger stores. Children (ages 12 and under) are free when accompanied by a paying adult.