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Shoppers buy for the holidays at Mistletoe

By Marsha Thompson - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – Thousands of people are expected to turn out for three days of Mistletoe Marketplace shopping.

It's going on at the Trade Mart in Jackson. This event marks the unofficial kick- off for the holidays. 

Outside hundreds of vehicles packed the parking lots. Inside, the aisles were packed with people from all over Mississippi and nearby states.

For 30 years, the Junior League of Jackson's Mistletoe Marketplace has been attracting holiday shoppers. 

Despite the economic crunch, people came from miles around to browse and cart off presents. 

"People are feeling good. They want to spend money on things that make them feel good about themselves and people that they love," said one shopper. 

156 merchants from as far away as Alaska. Even Kristian Alfonso, who plays Hope Brady on NBC's hit daytime show Days of Our Lives, is at Mistletoe with her line of jewelry. 

"Well we love it here. This is our third year here so we just couldn't help it but to come back again." 

There is something for everyone at Mistletoe. Early birds can get a jump on the crowds by shelling out $5 dollars extra. That will get you in for 8:00 a.m. Saturday, the biggest shopping day. 

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