What is The Elegant Elf Marketplace?
The Elegant Elf Marketplace is one of our main fundraisers, held every November. This stylish two-day gift market is full of fabulous, extraordinary shopping opportunities. We feature carefully selected vendors in order to present a marketplace of unique and specialty — all perfect for gift-giving, home enhancement, or personal enjoyment.
Established in 2011, The Elegant Elf Marketplace is fast becoming a treasured community tradition and a destination event. It has already grown to more than 80 vendors, attracted throngs of happy holiday season shoppers, and earned the enthusiastic support of a growing list of generous corporate, foundation and individual sponsors.
In just six years, The Elegant Elf Marketplace has raised more than $445,000 for the Sandy Springs Society’s philanthropic grants program, through which we fund other non-profit groups working to promote and improve Education, the Arts, the Environment, Heritage Preservation and Social Services in Sandy Springs.
The Elegant Elf Marketplace 2017
7th Annual Holiday Gift Market
Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
Lake Forest Elementary School
The Elegant Elf Marketplace is one of the Sandy Springs Society’s main fundraisers. Proceeds will go back into the Sandy Springs community to support Education, the Arts, the Environment, Heritage Preservation and Social Services. The Society will also direct a substantial payment to our host site, Lake Forest Elementary School, to help fund student field trips in 2017-2018.
2016 Highlights Recap
Special guests and attractions added holiday flavor and unique opportunities for shoppers over the two-day event!
New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin is the 2016 Elegant Elf Marketplace Honorary Chair! Author of eight books, the very successful Atlanta writer met fans and signed her latest book, First Comes Love, on Saturday.
The Voice of Siri attended on Saturday and recorded personal voicemail messages for attendees.
Saturday afternoon chef and author Kate Parham Kordsmeier, signed her fabulous book Atlanta Chef’s Table, featuring recipes and lore from Atlanta’s finest restaurants.
Executive Sushi chef Yuki Kurimaru, of Bishoku, gave a demonstration of his culinary talents.
Television host Walter Reeves! Atlanta’s own garden guru, Walter Reeves signed his books and greeted his fans.
Performances from local schools and a fashion show featuring clothing and jewelry from our vendors.
A delicious lunch and snacks was served at the Polar Express Café.
Raffle packages of beauty, home, apparel and other specialty items were available at the raffle booth.
Atlanta’s Souper Jenny signed books and gave a demonstration. Souper Jenny is known throughout Atlanta for her healthy and delicious menus at her several restaurants.