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Holiday Mart


The University School of Jackson host the annual Holiday Mart, which is the school’s largest fundraiser. This multi-day Merchandise Mart features gifts, clothing and accessories, holiday and home decorative items, and much, much more. 

The 2024 Holiday Mart will open with a Preview Party on Thursday, November 20, 2024. The Holiday Mart is open to the public on November 21-24, 2024.


What is Holiday Mart?

The Holiday Mart is an exciting annual event hosted by the University School of Jackson Parents’ Club. It brings the local community together to kick off the holiday season through special events and holiday shopping! 

Where is Holiday Mart?

Holiday Mart will be located at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, TN (400 S Highland Ave, Jackson, TN 38301).

When is Holiday Mart?

Holiday Mart will be held on November 22 - November 24, 2024.

What can I expect at the Holiday Mart?

At the Holiday Mart, you can enjoy a fun atmosphere with various local vendors, delicious food at our Bruin’s Bistro and Rah Rah’s Café, holiday shopping, and various special events (Preview Party and Sip N Shop) as well as photos with Santa! 

Where do I park?

Free parking will be available at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. There will be additional parking located at First United Methodist Church. There will be a shuttle running from the church parking lot to the Civic Center entrance. 

What are the general shopping hours and ticket prices?
  • Friday, November 22, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 5:00pm

  • Saturday, November 23, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 5:00pm

  • Sunday, November 24, 2024

    • 12:00 – 4:00 pm 

How can I purchase tickets?

General admission ticket prices are $10 and can be purchased through the ticket link on this page.

General admission tickets will also be available at the door. Special event tickets will also be available at the door if the events are not sold out.

*Special event tickets sell out quickly, and we encourage you to purchase in advance.

Are strollers allowed? 

Yes, roll on in with your stroller for general admission hours! However, please take note that our Preview Party and Sip N Shop events are grown-up only affairs. Sorry, kiddos and strollers, you’ll have to sit those events out! 

Where can I purchase food and drinks at Holiday Mart?

At the Bruins Bistro, get ready to feast on some delicious, hearty food! We will have BBQ nachos, taco soup, chicken salad on a croissant, pimento cheese sandwiches, and a sausage and cheese plate. YUM!

You can also grab a tasty bite at our Rah Rah’s Café! This will be your go-to for quick and delicious bites! Perfect for a quick energy boost so you can keep exploring the wonderful vendors at this year’s Holiday Mart. 

We will also have an array of Coca-Cola products at both the Bruins Bistro and Rah Rah’s Café. Sip on your favorite refreshment and keep shopping! 

What special events does Holiday Mart have? 


Preview Party $50 per ticket

  • Sponsored by First Horizon Advisors

  • Thursday, November 16, 2023

  • 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Sip N Shop $25 per ticket

  • Sponsored by Susan Cox Development

  • Friday, November 17, 2023

  • 6:30-9:30 pm

Photos with Santa ($10 per ticket) 

Bring your children and come upstairs to capture your moment with Santa! Write a Christmas letter with the merry assistance of his elves, and send it off from our magical post office!

·      Saturday, November 18, 23023

o   10:00 am – 4:00 pm

·      Sunday, November 19, 2023

o   12:00 – 3:00 pm

  • Sponsored by Coffman's Home Furnishings

How can I stay updated about the Holiday Mart events?

To stay informed about the latest updated, event details, and announcements please follow our social media outlets on Instagram and Facebook. 


Interested in becoming a merchant at next year’s Holiday Mart or have any additional questions please email us at