The sixth annual Mistletoe Market is scheduled to take place on Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp Jordan. Previously the event was set to be held at the Collegedale Commons, but the Mistletoe Market was moved to Camp Jordan in East Ridge due to the growth of the event compared to past years, according to Shannon Wright, the founder of Touch The Sky Events & Promotions, LLC, which organizes and promotes the event,
According to Wright, this event first took place in 2017 at Cleveland Middle School. However, the event eventually outgrew that venue and was moved to Collegedale Commons.
“Now we’ve just outgrown [Collegedale Commons] and had to move it to Camp Jordan,” Wright wrote in an email to the Accent.
When asked what the inspiration behind the market was, Wright commented on its connection to the Christmas season.
“There are a lot of last minute Christmas shoppers,” Wright said, “so this is an opportunity for them to purchase unique items.”
She also noted that the Mistletoe Market is a fun activity friends or families can attend together to get into the Christmas spirit.
“We will have Christmas music, free pictures and food trucks, [just] to name a few things,” Wright said about the festivities to be found at the market.
There will be a total of 185 vendors including craft and commercial vendors, 22 different types of food vendors, inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides, trackless train rides and, of course, free photo opportunities with Santa, according to Wright. This event also offers free admission and parking.
Wright hopes college students and local families will come to enjoy the wintery activities and partake in some of the Christmas spirit generated by the event.
According to Wright’s website, the proceeds made from the events she coordinates go towards funding her ministry, which offers free of charge services to individuals who are struggling with addiction, abuse, adultery, depression and self-mutilation.
In an email to the Accent, she stated that the proceeds from the Mistletoe Market will go to support Surrender Ministries for Women & Resurrected Marriage, as well as the North Cleveland Church of Middle School and High School Ministries.
More information about all upcoming Touch The Sky events this and next year can be found on the company’s website TouchTheSkyEvents.com or on its Facebook page @Touch The Sky Events & Promotions, LLC.
Due to the recent change, there are posters for the Mistletoe Market Event floating online that list two locations for the event; however, the more accurate poster is the one listing Camp Jordan.