Activity: Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
10 Words or Less: A pricey way to enjoy local music and artwork.
When: December 17-24, 11 am-11 pm
Where: Palmer Event Center
Cost: $7 to enter, $7 for parking
I’m going to start this review by admitting that I’m not big on shopping. Crowded malls? Long lines? Pushy salespeople? That’s my personal hell. If it wasn’t for Amazon, everyone I know would probably get misshapen, homemade drink stirrers for Christmas.
But earlier this year I heard about the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar and was intrigued. Live music, local artists, and a full bar to quell any mid-shopping panic attacks. Sign me up!
Firstly, there’s a $7 entrance fee, on top of a $7 parking charge if you park in the Palmer Event Center garage. Yes, you have to pay to shop. You’re spending money for the opportunity to spend more money. Call me cheap, but that hurts my soul.
PS- Between this and my Trail of Lights review, people are going to think I’m anti-Christmas. FALSE. I love Christmas. Here’s photographic proof if you don’t believe me: