Holiday Open House 2018

While stopping into Cameron Village this week, you may see store windows looking more festive. You might hear employees discussing the best ways to rearrange displays or see them putting up new signage announcing exciting deals.

Our merchants are getting ready for one of the most fun nights of the year in Cameron Village, our annual Holiday Open House! Join us Thursday, November 15 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. for holiday shopping discounts, contests, giveaways and fun for the family. It’s the best way to start the season in Raleigh!

Merchants Are Ready For Fun

Store employees say they look forward to the Holiday Open House all year. Linda Abdeljabbar, Style and Sales Director at Uniquities says “We try to participate in all the events going on in the Village. We’re one of the longest-running stores here. We like to be with our community.” She predicts outerwear and gift items will be the hottest holiday items on Open House night. Get there early to get what’s on your wishlist this year, “It’s been cold this year and we’re already selling out of our fall and winter items. Mostly, we’ll have gifts we love! We’ll have music and a wine tasting! We always have good energy in here,” Adeljabbar says.

(Left: Outerwear sold at Uniquities this season. Right: Gift items at Uniquites.)

 

Down the sidewalk at the Little Art Gallery, Owner Rosanne Minick says her store will be featuring a popular local artist at the Open House before a weekend reception showcasing his latest work. Longtime gallery artist Stephen White will show a new collection of his “Golden Classics.” She is excited to show White’s pieces at Open House and says, “People love his work and his pieces would make a great holiday treat for you or someone on your list.”

(Some of Stephen White’s work in Little Art Gallery in Cameron Village.)

For more information on Little Art Gallery’s upcoming reception for Stephen White’s “Golden Classics” visit: http://littleartgalleryandcraft.com/

The Festive Extras

Bundle up the kids and get to the Village early for your chance to win a Cameron Village gift certificate. The first 800 guests that spend over $100 at any of our stores during Open House (during the 5-8pm window) will get FREE $25 gift certificates.

During Open House we will be kicking off our “Season of Wishes.” It’s our chance to thank our customers for their business all year long by granting their holiday wishes.We’re giving away $13,000 worth of gifts throughout the season.

We’ll bring you more details next week on how you can enter online, but starting Thursday night we are granting wishes on the spot! We’re partnering with Offline Raleigh to grant wishes in the Village that night!

How to enter during Open House:

  • Find something you love and add it to your Instagram stories! The more creative, the better!
  • Tag with @offlineraleighdurham and the store
  • Use hashtag #mycameronvillagewish
  • Stick around! You must be present to win!

For the Family

It’s not too early to get in a good word with the big guy! We have word Santa will be making an appearance and will be giving free photos to all customers at Open House! We don’t get snow in November in Raleigh but we will have a real snow sledding hill! Hop on a carriage ride through the Village. Ride a full-size Ferris Wheel in the middle of Raleigh! There will be music, stilt walkers, aerialists, magicians and more.

(Left: The Ferris Wheel returning this Thursday. Right: The sledding hill being prepped in 2017.)

Seasonal Sales

Many of our stores in the Village are having exclusive sales just for Holiday Open House shoppers. Here are just a few of the deals you can find that evening:

Alumni Hall Give back and save! With a donation of three or more non-perishable food items, customers will receive 20% off their purchase. All items will go to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC.
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry A jewelry shopping spree! Select items will be up to 50% off during the first days of Bailey’s Early Christmas Shoppers Spree.
Charlottes 20% off storewide, excluding holiday merchandise, vintage items and special orders.
Crunch Fitness Get in on a membership presale before the new year! Enjoy a DJ, hot chocolate, face painting and group fitness class samples.
Fifi’s Enter a raffle with purchase for a chance to win a $50 Fifi’s gift card, 50% off sale, drinks and goodies while you shop.
Ivy & leo 20% off your entire regular price purchase.
Lorena Luca Annual Holiday Sip and Shop with all day promotions! Get 20% off all skin care and retail, gift card promotion. Spend $150 on gift cards and get a free $25 gift card. Free mini services from 5-7 pm, RSVP for event and get Lorena Luca swag bag! https://www.lorenaluca.com/
Lori+ Lulu Linda Richards Exclusive Fur Trunk Show, free pom pom fur hat with any Linda Richards purchase.
MADISON 20% off storewide including this seasons must give gifts!
Penzey’s Stop by during Open House for a FREE jar of seasoning, no purchase required!
Steven Shell Living Enjoy refreshments along with 20-50% off storewide.
Uniquities Uniquities is partnering with The Wine Feed for a wine tasting event.

Wow! All these festivities and all these savings. No need to wait for the holidays! We’ll see you next Thursday!

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