About: Christmas Village

 

About Christmas Village

Christmas Village is one of the oldest charitable events in Nashville, supported and run entirely by volunteers from the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club. The event has generated over $13.4 million benefiting thousands of people since its inaugural event in 1961. The proceeds support:

Watch a video about who benefits from Christmas Village.

Christmas Village Facts

  • The annual event requires more than 1,500 volunteer hours by more than 200 volunteers comprised of women who are members of the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, members of the Pi Beta Phi fraternity from colleges and universities all of the US and Canada who live in the Middle Tennessee area, as well as active members of the Pi Beta Phi chapter at Vanderbilt University.
  • The only month volunteers take off is December
  • Christmas Village generates roughly $2.5 million annually through ticket sales, merchant fees, sales tax revenue to Metro Davidson County as well as other support of the local economy by out of town shoppers and vendors.
  • Close to 30,000 shoppers from Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama attend the annual event.
  • Christmas Village is held annually at The Fairgrounds Nashville with Sneak-A-Peek scheduled in November on the Thursday that falls two weeks before Thanksgiving.
  • There are more than 255 merchants from 29 states who participate in Christmas Village.
  • Christmas Village proceeds are raised through ticket sales, application fees paid by prospective merchants, merchant fees, patron and corporate donations, shopping bag and t-shirt sales and wine sales at Sneak A Peek.
  • Christmas Village proceeds have supported special hearing and speech programs at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center; infants, teens, and adults recovering from traumatic head injury and stroke at the Vanderbilt Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute; and aspiring artists at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN.
  • The Merchant Contracting committee is committed to establishing a mix in each building of established favorites with new exceptional merchants offering a variety of styles and products including artwork, children’s clothing & gifts, clothing & accessories, food, garden/yard art, holiday gifts, housewares, non-profit gifts, health, bath & beauty, home d├ęcor, jewelry, men’s gifts, personalized gifts, pet gifts and toys.
  • Christmas Village is run by two co-chairmen and a board of roughly 30 women that meet throughout the year beginning in January.

2022 Christmas Village Board

Board Members

  • Klaire Powers: Board Chair
  • Riley Gulbronson: Co-Chair
  • Rachel Murdock: Co-Chair
  • Ashley Seth: Alum Club Representative
  • Lindy Page: Advertising
  • Katie Allgood: Advanced Tickets
  • Jeanie du Gan: Advanced Tickets
  • At-show/Online Tickets
  • Corporate Sponsorship
  • Ann McKinney: Merchant Contracting and Book Keeper
  • Bet Bruns: Merchant Relations and Hospitality
  • Tiffani Kuhn: Merchant Relations and Hospitality
  • Lynn Maddox: Patron
  • Ginny Maddux: Printing
  • Brianna Lewis: Prospective Merchants
  • Jensen Sessums: Publicity
  • Taylor Brown: Secretary
  • Susan Booth: Site Management
  • Molly Myer: Site Management
  • Yvonne Ayers: Sneak-A-Peek
  • Sharina Jones: Sneak-A-Peek
  • Dove Mittelman: Social Media
  • Angela Bostelman: Sustainer
  • Beth Parrish: Sustainer
  • Melissa Poole: Treasurer
  • Annie Schuster: Volunteers
  • Victoria Alley: Wine Bar
  • Sage Pickren: Wine Bar

Are you a member of Pi Beta Phi and interested in serving on the 2023 Christmas Village Board? If so, please contact us at info@christmasvillage.org to help out with next year’s Village!

Sponsors

Christmas Village would like to thank all of our sponsors for their generous support!

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