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2014 Events Calendar


  

 

VIP CLUB MEMBER SPECIAL:

August 1 (Friday): Free Bead Friday

Collect a bead each Friday you shop with us and spend $31 or more on non-sale items.

August 2 (Saturday): GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE (shopping) FUN

  • Fashion Fun Features (plus 25% off fashion today, excluding “twofers” or sale merchandise):
    • Headbands
    • “Scrunchy” and “Multi” Ponchos in fun summer colors
    • Leggings in black, Brown, Turquoise, Navy, and Animal Print
    • Toppers: Black or Beige Knit might be your FAVORITE fashion look this year!
    • “Burnout”-look Shawl in Black or Brown
    • Scarves of all types!
    • BONUS: Sycamore Creek and Earth Dreams Earrings/Jewelry will be BOGO (buy 1, get 1 free) today!
  • “Quick Tips Classes (held throughout the day at various times):
    • 5 Easy ways to Tie a Scarf (each in 5 seconds or less)
    • 5 Quick and Easy Summer Snacks
    • Double Dipping Allowed (other ideas for using dip mixes)
    • Gift Wrapping Tips
  • Pick Your Prize
    • Pick a prize for each $31 in non-sale purchases from our prize table. Prizes will include scarves, coffee packets, pedicure slippers, and other “girly” stuff we find while we’re at the shows!
  • Refreshments
    • It’s National ICE CREAM SANDWICH Day so we’ll be celebrating (also sharing a recipe with you for a dessert made with these ice cream treats)
  • Drawings!
    • Register to win a fabulous GOODIE BAG.
    • Drawings will be held about every 15 minutes and you must be present to win:-)
  • SALES!
    • Check out the porch for some great fashion and jewelry bargains!

August 3 (Sunday): Summer Fun Sunday

  • $1.00 in BTSB (Back To School Bucks) will be given for each $20 in purchases each Summer Fun Sunday in July and August for you to use like REAL cash in September!
  • After shopping, join us in Brand Park from 3–5pm for the great sounds of West O’Clare (Irish top tapping music:-)
  • DYK: Today is National Watermelon Day. Make it ever MORE fun by cutting your watermelon into shapes using cookie cutters! The kids (of all ages) will love it!

August 4 (Monday): Mad for Mixes Monday

  • Your favorite dip & dessert mixes are $1.00 off on Mondays (no exclusions)

August 5 (Tuesday): Open By Chance

  • (but we’re usually here working 10am - 2 or 3pm)

August 6 (Wednesday): HUMP DAY

  • Join us for an “unadvertised special” every HUMP DAY this season! Today’s special is……
  • DYK: Today is “Wiggle Your Toes” Day…preferable in some sand. I’m sure your boss won’t mind…..

August 7 (Thursday): $31 Thursdays

  • Spend $31 or more on non-sale items on Thursdays and receive a Savings Certificate to use in the next two weeks ($5.00 off $20, good at either store)

August 8 - 10 (Friday - Sunday): CELEBRATING SISTERS

  • DYK: This week we celebrate being/having a sister!
  • Grab your sister and come on down/over/up to The Christmas House.
  • Each sister combo will get to draw for a prize!
  • DYK: It’s Betty Boop’s Birthday on Saturday, August 9. It will be a fun day at The Christmas House as we celebrate by:
    • playing some of your favorite Betty Boop shows
    • offer 25% off on our Betty Boops ornaments (Saturday only)
  • PLUS our usual weekend activities!
    • August 8 (Friday): Free Bead Friday!
      • Collect a bead each Friday you shop with us and spend $31 or more on non-sale items.
    • August 9 (Saturday): Sampling Saturdays.
      • Each Saturday we’ll be sampling a number of different items from our gourmet food lines.
      • On top of the great snacks, you’ll receive $1.00 off any sampled item that you purchase to make at home!
    • August 10 (Sunday): Summer Fun Sunday!
      • $1.00 in BTSB (Back To School Bucks) will be given for each $20 in purchases each Summer Fun Sunday in July and August for you to use like REAL cash in September!
      • After shopping, join us in Brand Park from 3–5pm for the great sounds of “Boots”

National S’Mores Day: Sunday, August 10

  • Making s’mores is a wonderful childhood memory for many of us as well as a favorite summer treat. We’re bringing it back to you as we celebrate National S’Mores Day on Sunday from 1–4pm.
  • Join us in an afternoon of EAT, DRINK and BE MERRY marshmallow fun
    • EAT: Make a s’more with us. We even have a menu of “gourmet” s’mores you can try out on our handy smores maker;
    • EAT: Try our easy to make s’mores hot dip at our tasting station. It’s made with our Walden Farms Marshmallow Dip so we’ve cut “some” of the calories out of it for you:-)
    • DRINK: Enjoy a cup of our delicious hot cocoa with mini marshmallows.
    • DRINK: Try our Chocolate Marshmallow Martini if you’re over 21.
    • BE MERRY: Try your expertise with our marshmallow blaster. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin and greatest distance;
    • BE MERRY: Marshmallow Jugglers Extraordinaire will receive a hearty round of applause, admiration from the crowd, and a bag of marshmallows if you can juggle 3 (or more) marshmallows for 1 minutes or longer (harder than it sounds, according to our tests runs trying it!);
    • BE MERRY: Marshmallow Balance for Moms. We challenge you to walk through the entire store (room to room) with a marshmallow balanced on your head. Do this and you’ll receive a $5.00 shopping certificate;
    • BE MERRY: Kids Marshmallow Catch. Fun for the kids and funny for the watching adults as we watch them as they try to catch a marshmallow in their mouths. We’ll provide the marshmallows…..you provide the child…..they provide the entertainment;
    • BE MERRY: Marshmallow Tower Challenge. How many marshmallows can you stack?;
    • BE MERRY: Enter our “My Favorite S’Mores Memory” essay contest. Entries should be submitted to The Christmas House and ready to be posted by noon on August 10. A winner will be chosen by popular vote at 4pm. Entries may be submitted by email (info@christmas-house.com), mailing to dropping off (361 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY) or by posting on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ChristmasHouse)
    • BE MERRY with s’more shopping fun: Enjoy our mini S’Mores Christmas Tree….plus all s’mores gifts and food items will be 25% off today.

August 11 (Monday): Mad for Mixes Monday

All dip & dessert mixes are $1.00 off on Mondays (no exclusions)

August 12 (Tuesday): Open By Chance

  • (but we’re usually here working 10am - 2 or 3pm)
  • DYK: Today is “Middle Child Day” I’m not sure how to celebrate this but since I, Elf Julie, am a middle child I’ll have to think of SOMETHING!

August 13 (Wednesday): HUMP DAY

  • Join us for an “unadvertised special” every HUMP DAY this season!

August 14 (Thursday): NATIONAL CREAMSICLE DAY

  • Now when’s the last time you had a creamsicle? It’s probably been awhile…right? Stop in anytime between 11am - 4pm to enjoy this orange and cream treat on our porch while you watch the world go by:-)
  • ALSO TODAY IS $31 Thursday!
    • Spend $31 or more on non-sale items on Thursdays and receive a Savings Certificate to use in the next two weeks ($5.00 off $20, good at either store)

August 15 (Friday): FASHION FRENZY FRIDAY

  • Join us as we clear out our summer fashions at some great prices!
  • First Come/First Served….open 10am - 5:30pm!
  • ALSO today is Free Bead Friday
    • Collect a bead each Friday you shop with us and spend $31 or more on non-sale items.

August 16 (Saturday): Sampling Saturday

  • Each Saturday we’ll be sampling a number of different items from our gourmet food lines.
  • On top of the great snacks, you’ll receive $1.00 off any sampled item that you purchase to make at home!

August 16 (Saturday): Twin Tiers Jazz Festival

  • Downtown Elmira

August 17 (Sunday): Summer Fun Sunday

  • $1.00 in BTSB (Back To School Bucks) will be given for each $20 in purchases each Summer Fun Sunday in July and August for you to use like REAL cash in September!
  • After shopping, join us in Brand Park from 3–5pm for Polka Magic, an annual favorite.

August 18 (Monday): Mad for Mixes Monday

All mixes are $1.00 off on Mondays (no exclusions)

August 19 (Tuesday): Open By Chance

  • (but we’re usually here working 10am - 2 or 3pm)

August 20 (Wednesday): HUMP DAY

  • Join us for an “unadvertised special” every HUMP DAY this season!

August 21 (Thursday): $31 Thursdays

  • Spend $31 or more on non-sale items on Thursdays and receive a Savings Certificate to use in the next two weeks ($5.00 off $20, good at either store)

August 22 (Friday): NATIONAL BE AN ANGEL DAY

  • PLUS it’s Free Bead Friday
    • Collect a bead each Friday you shop with us and spend $31 or more on non-sale items.

August 23–24 (Saturday until supplies are gone) Candle Closeout

  • Many (most) or our jar candles (plus some votives and candle accessories) will be at closeout prices like you haven’t seen before!
  • Stock up now for fall use and for holiday gift giving!
  • Both Holiday and Everyday scents will be available, while supplies last

August 23 (Saturday): Sampling Saturdays

  • Each Saturday we’ll be sampling a number of different items from our gourmet food lines.
  • On top of the great snacks, you’ll receive $1.00 off any sampled item that you purchase to make at home!

August 24 (Sunday): OLDE TYME SUMMER FESTIVAL IN BRAND PARK

  • Band Line-Up:
    • 11–1 Past & Present DJ Productions
    • 1–3: Rock a Billy Rays
    • 3–5: Susan Taylor Trio

August 24 (Sunday): Summer Fun Sunday

  • $1.00 in BTSB (Back To School Bucks) will be given for each $20 in purchases each Summer Fun Sunday in July and August for you to use like REAL cash in September!
  • After shopping, join us in Brand Park from 3–5pm for the great sounds

August 25 (Monday): Mad for Mixes Monday

  • Your favorite boxed mixes are $1.00 off on Mondays (no exclusions)

August 26 (Tuesday): Open By Chance

  • (but we’re usually here working 10am - 2 or 3pm)

August 27 (Wednesday): HUMP DAY

  • Join us for an “unadvertised special” every HUMP DAY this season!

August 28(Thursday): $31 Thursdays

  • Spend $31 or more on non-sale items on Thursdays and receive a Savings Certificate to use in the next two weeks ($5.00 off $20, good at either store)

August 29 (Friday): Summer “Swan Song” Weekend

  • Good-bye Summer! Yes, it’s time to clear out the rest of our summer merchandise as we head into our fall displays! Come and save, save, save!
    • PLUS it’s Free Bead Friday
      • Collect a bead each Friday you shop with us and spend $31 or more on non-sale items.

August 30 (Saturday): SUMMER “SWAN SONG” WEEKEND CONTINUES

  • Catch all of our bargains as we make room for fall!
  • PLUS
    • It’s Sampling Saturday! Each Saturday we’ll be sampling a number of different items from our gourmet food lines.
  • On top of the great snacks, you’ll receive $1.00 off any sampled item that you purchase to make at home!

August 31 (Sunday): SUMMER “SWAN SONG” FINALE