A Christmas Affair

A Christmas Affair is the largest fundraiser for The Junior League of Austin, 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. The $815,000 raised through the four-day shopping experience allows us to further our mission and helps our 2,500 members:

  • Feed 1,400 children suffering from food insecurity each week during the school year through our signature program, FIT – Food in Tummies
  • Provide approximately 30,000 coats annually to children who don’t otherwise have a warm winter coat through Coats for Kids
  • Support 35 community nonprofits with volunteers and funding

A Christmas Affair hosts approximately 200-vendors in a themed shopping extravaganza which includes parties, children’s events, a private shopping brunch, and the season’s biggest celebrity, Santa!

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support. 


Click here to prebid on auction items for the November 15th Preview Party.
Click here to prebid on auction items for the November 17th Apres’ Ski Cocktail Party.

Download our free A Christmas Affair app!


A Christmas Affair 2017 Dates

All events (unless otherwise noted) are held at Palmer Events Center,
900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Preview Party

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Market Day



 Girls Night Out

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Market Day

Breakfast with Santa


Friday Night Party

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017  

Sunrise Sip & Shop

Market Day

Breakfast with Santa


Teen & Tween Fashion Show

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

Market Day

Breakfast with Santa

Lunch with Santa

Dec. 1, 2017 – Dec. 3, 2017

After Market Decorations Resale

(Resale held at The Junior League of Austin Headquarters,
5416 Parkcrest, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731)


Returning A Christmas Affair Prospective Merchants:

 If you’re a returning prospective merchant applicant, you will use the same login and password as before. Please do NOT recreate a new account if you have applied in past years. You can reset your password on the login screen if you have forgotten it. Click here to login to your account and access the 2017 Merchant Application.

New Prospective Merchants:

If you’re a new prospective merchant application, you must first create and activate a profile before you will be allowed to complete the 2017 Merchant Application. Click here to create a profile and request a login account.