It’s not long now before the Pattaya International Ladies Club’s Christmas Bazaar, to be held on Sunday, November 17 at the Holiday Inn Hotel Pattaya.
The Bazaar will, as usual, feature vendors from all over Thailand, many of whom do not sell their wares in mainstream shops, thus giving buyers a chance to find goods that are not available elsewhere.
Jennifer Volkmann from PILC has been in charge of organizing the tables this year, and has been delighted with the response from both new and existing vendors. “It is nice to know that sellers who have been with us previously want to come back, as it shows we are doing something right!” She says, “And first time vendors with different products mean that there will be something fresh for shoppers who have been before to see.”
Around 70 stalls will be at the Bazaar, featuring clothes, jewelry, leather goods, home wares, textiles, carpets, wine and food stuffs (jams and preserves), and so on. As well as the commercial vendors, some of the charities supported by PILC will also have tables. These include Ban Jing Jai Children’s Home, North Star Library with second hand books, and many more. Weary shoppers can even get a refreshing foot massage from the Fountain of Life Women’s Center ladies!
Entry fee is THB 150 for adults and free for children under 16. “Once we have paid for the room, and any other expenses, all the profits will go towards our charities,” says Helle Rantsen, President of PILC, “so we are hoping for a really big turnout this year!”
Raffle tickets are available from PILC members. For full details of the event times, please see the PILC website (www.pilc-pattaya.com/special-events.php).