Special Events at the 2013 Mart

*Tickets to Holiday Mart Special Events do not include admission to the Mart, unless stated otherwise. Tickets to Special Events can be purchased in advance at USJ’s Lower School Campus or at the Mart, if not sold out.

Jingle Belle Mingle ... A Shopping Affair!

  • Date: Friday, November 22
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Tickets: $12 (includes entrance into Mart one additional day)
  • Purchase your ticket here.

For the first time in USJ Holiday Mart history, we have extended hours to allow adults the exclusive opportunity to shop Friday evening and beat the large Saturday crowd.

This festive “ladies night out” affair will include complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts with beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail available at an additional charge. Many of our merchants will be offering merchandise discounts at this Special Event.

The Jingle Belle Mingle… A Shopping Affair! is a perfect opportunity to share a delightful and festive evening with friends while getting a jump start on all of your holiday shopping. Tickets are sold in advance, and a limited amount will be available at the door. Every attendee must remit a ticket, regardless of age. No strollers allowed, please. Email any questions to usjjbm@gmail.com.

Tea Room

  • Date: Friday, November 22
  • Seating Times: 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Mezzanine Level, Third Floor
  • Tickets: $12 per person or $100 for a reserved table of 8

        Mail requested seating time and check payable to USJ Parents Club to:

        Attn: Carrie Brown Campbell
        232 McClellan
        Jackson, TN 38305

        Or, visit USJ Upper School to purchase tickets.

The Tea Room returns this year with the traditional atmosphere and tastes that have made this such a Special Event in the past. USJ students and staff will be serving a delicious, HOT lunch and delectable desserts, while generations of friends - new and old - gather to rekindle the Holiday Shopping Spirit.

You won’t want to miss this special luncheon and time-honored tradition . . . so come and make the Tea Room an annual event for you and your friends. Take-out orders are available for $8 and sold in advance. Email your questions to usjtearoom@gmail.com.

High Tea with My Doll and Me

  • Date: Saturday, November 23
  • Seating Times: 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Mezzanine Level, Third Floor
  • Tickets: $12 per person or $100 for a reserved table of 8

Daughters, Mothers, Aunts, Grandmothers, and Friends… Enjoy a delightful morning with tea and brunch treats at High Tea with My Doll and Me. Be sure to bring your dolls to meet your favorite American Girl friends and have your picture taken! There will be door prizes including American Girl dolls, Holiday Mart merchant coupons, movie passes, and various gift certificates. Seating is limited, so get your tickets at the USJ Lower School. Email your questions to usjdolltea@gmail.com.

Santa's Elf Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, November 23
  • Session Times: 9:30-11:30 a.m.; 12:30-2:30 p.m.; 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Location: North Mezzanine, Third Floor
  • Tickets: $25 per child, sold in advance

Santa has sent his favorite elves to entertain your children while you shop. This “drop and shop” workshop will feature fun Elf- and Christmas-themed activities for children Jr.K through 3rd grade. Let your little ones come explore the Fine Arts with games, crafts, a light snack, and a movie while you enjoy shopping or attending other events! Session themes are:

Session 1 - 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Santa and Reindeer
Session 2 - 12:30-2:30 p.m.: Snowman and Snowflakes
Session 3 - 3:00-5:00 p.m. Christmas Trees and Ornaments

Supervision is provided by USJ parents and students. Each session is limited to the first 25 children. Children must be potty trained. Advanced tickets will be sold at USJ's Lower School, starting October 23, 2013. Email your questions to usjelfworkshop@gmail.com.

Returning Favorites

Portraits with Santa

Santa returns to the USJ Holiday Mart again this year, and “Family Album” has a beautiful and creative backdrop for your annual holiday portrait. Santa will arrive at the Holiday Mart on Friday morning and will remain until Sunday afternoon.

  • Friday, November 22: noon - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23: 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 24: noon - 5 p.m.

Photography Packages:

  • Pack A: $40 for one 8X10, two 5X7's and four 4X5's. Artwork and touch-ups included.
  • Pack B: $30 for one 5X7, and two 4X5's. Artwork and touch-ups included.
  • Pack C: $30 for "You are the photographer with your own camera or cell phone." Time limit is 5 minutes with Santa. This must be paid prior to seeing Santa. This price is per camera or cell phone.
  • Pack D: $30 Family Album's Portrait CD. Includes artwork, touch-ups, and copyright release. Single image chosen by Family Album.

With the purchase of Pack A or B at the time of the session, an image CD is only $20 (at session time only).

All packs are for one subject. Each extra subject in all packs will be only $5 each. No cameras or cell phones are permitted in studio area without pre-purchase of Pack C.

Holiday Mart Bakeshop

Purchase your favorite Baked Goods - cakes, pies, breads, and cookies, and of course our famous Cheese Braids and Pumpkin Rolls - to serve at your Thanksgiving holiday gatherings. Bakeshop will be open during the Holiday Mart hours on the Street Level. For more information, email usjbakeshop@gmail.com.

Refreshments on the Lower Level

*Open during regular Mart hours.

  • Holiday Shopper's Cafe: serving soup, sandwiches, and dessert
  • Dad's Sports Grille: serving burgers, chicken sandwiches, and BBQ
  • Junior Deli Sponsored by USJ Junior Class: serving soup and baked potatoes