For the third year, Christmas shoppers will have the unique opportunity to check out gifts offered for sale by Troy University student entrepreneurs at the IDEA Bank.
Jingle Fest, is set for 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the IDEA Bank on Troy’s historic downtown Square. Admission is free and open to the public.
“Jingle Fest has easily become the most fun and festive event of the year for the IDEA Bank. The holiday-themed shopping event offers fun for the whole family, including photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, kids’ activities, and more,” said Lynne George, the IDEA Bank’s director. “It is a great chance for us to provide students with an opportunity to practice selling their craft.”
Eighteen students are set to open up shop for Jingle Fest this year and will offer items such as handmade jewelry and accessories, original paintings, prints, greeting cards, handmade ceramics and candles, various apparel and more.
“Many of these students are in the decision-making process of determining if entrepreneurship is right for them. It is also a chance for the community to find unique holiday gifts while supporting these students’ passions,” George said.
In addition to the unique gift options, shoppers will have chances to win items in a raffle every 30 minutes and are entered in the drawings each time they make a purchase. A professional photographer will be on hand for photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. A special episode of the IDEA Vault Podcast will be recorded during the event and visitors may have the chance to participate in it.
Vendors include: Coconut Milk Art by Claire Ledbetter, Kaley Kartoons & Graphics by Kaleyah Gilbert, NaimahYCreations by Naimah Hakeem, Luckie Embrodery by Laken Lee, Still Water Studio by Anna Segars, DR1PZ by Peyton Lawrence, Heavenly Designs by Hannah Helms, Deb Designs by Mallory Burcham, Revils Jewelry Co. by Abbie Anderson, Hammsuart by David Adams, Hbbb Studio by Chaeeun Ha, Artistry Prints by Daniel Davis, House of Sims by Rebecca Sims, J-Squared Workshops by Jameia Boone, Designs & Signs by Destiny Hataway, Jaxon Lane Boutique by Jessica Roberts, Trendy Treasures by Javaris Woods, Troy University Alumni Association Ornaments.