"It’s been a pleasure to work with Marketplace Events in the process of purchasing our beloved family business. Forty-plus years of support from our Christmas Village community will continue in excellent hands. Our exhibitors and shoppers can expect exceptional customer service and attention to design details to continue. Your Alabama Tradition of shopping Christmas Village Festival and Cottontail’s Arts, Crafts, & Gifts is falling into hands of fabulous leaders that will produce shows for future generations to continue to love."

- Lisa Fullilove

Who is Marketplace Events?  

The Christmas Village Festival is produced by MARKETPLACE EVENTS.  

Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments.  The company produces more than 100 business-to-consumer and trade shows in North America including almost 70 home and garden shows, 18 sport and outdoor shows, 16 holiday shows and 10 regional trade shows. The company produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including the Birmingham Home Show at The BJCC, as well as other market-leading shows in Seattle, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal—some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.  

To view our full calendar of holiday events, please visit our corporate website.