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Finish Your Holiday Shopping at Thursday’s Mistletoe Market

By Dec 07, 2015

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We have been having a blast hosting free weekly Happy Hours at The Frontier over the past 8 months, but we’re always thinking of new ways to enhance the experience for Park employees. So, in an effort to keep you coming back each week to collaborate and convene after work hours, we’ll be hosting our first ever Mistletoe Market in conjunction with Happy Hour. Hey –  believe it or not, it’s not always all about the beer.

On Thursday, December 10th we will launch our new, fun twist to the normal Happy Hour routine. From 4:30-6:30pm the Mistletoe Market will take place in the atrium. You can expect to see handpicked vendors from around the Triangle selling truly memorable gifts. Consider your Christmas shopping handled! Our criteria for vendors was simple: local, quirky, unique and most importantly, philanthropic. You can expect to see everything from rap lyrics written in pretty calligraphy to delicious barbeque sauce; something for everyone!

To see the types of goods that will be on display, check out the full list of vendors:

Cheers! Calligraphy
Kendra Scott
South Sail
The Plum Umbrella

Luxury Republic
Tierra Sol Studio

Binky & Bell
Nik Knack Candles
Mike’s BBQ
Raleigh Shaving Company

North & Carolina

We are also proud to announce that all vendors participating have pledged to donate at least 15% of their proceeds to Persever8. This organization’s mission is to expand opportunities in the technology sector for young adults with High-Functioning Autism. They provide the training, life skills, and workplace readiness to young adults before placing them in an internship at a tech company in the Triangle.

Okay, so here are the quick facts. Free beer. Fun holiday vendors. Giving back to the STEM community. In my opinion, there is no reason for you not to come! See you there!