MINT HILL, NC – On Saturday, December 11, about 50 vendors set up shop outside Town Hall for Mint Hill’s Third Annual Christmas Pop Up Shop.
Three years ago, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paige McKinney and Pour 64 Owner Sarah Brock were talking about how they could help show off everything Mint Hill has to offer, and the idea for a Christmas Pop Up Shop was born. In three short years, the Christmas Pop Up Shop has become a beloved part of what makes the holiday season special in our small town.
For those who haven’t walked around downtown Mint Hill in a while, Saturday’s Pop Up Shop was a great introduction to what brick and mortar businesses like Mint Hill Flower Market, Mint Hill Coffee & Social House, and Goodness Gracious Gifts and Home Decor have to offer. It also provided a great venue for Mint Hill Businesses from outside the downtown area, like Get Me Some Green (located in Hoods Crossroads) and Vitality Ginger/Soothe the Soles (located in Morris Park) to showcase their products.
The Pop Up Shop was also a great place to find uniquely crafted pieces like artwork made from sea glass by Beach Resin Arts & Crafts, pottery by Maria Frey, and beautifully crafted cutting boards and wall art from Pine Ridge Custom Woodworking. Ultimately, the Christmas Pop Up Christmas is all about showing what Mint Hill has to offer and encouraging people to shop local.
In lieu of the annual Senior Citizens Christmas party, The Chamber of Commerce honored Mint Hill’s senior citizens Saturday at the Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center booth. All senior citizens were invited to stop by the booth for a free gift bag containing useful and fun items like a plastic sleeve to fit a vaccine card, a festive red Christmas mask, chocolate candies, and a gift card for nuggets or a sandwich from Chick-fil-A. The Chamber also used the Christmas Pop Up to give back by by collecting new, unused and unopened toys for Bright Blessings.
Perhaps because of the unseasonably warm weather, the Christmas Up Shop drew a huge crowd, and shoppers couldn’t help but get in the Christmas spirit strolling past the town’s 16’ Christmas tree and sipping hot chocolate while Christmas Carols played. It was a true “Hallmark Movie” moment for our small town.