By Caitlin Zanga
A Shopping SPREE returns to Raleigh this weekend with plenty of vendors, merchandise and special events.
The Preview Gala, from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesday, kicks off the four-day shopping extravaganza with hors d'oeuvres, live music, a silent auction and the chance to win prizes from Bailey's Fine Jewelry.
If you want to get to the deals before everyone else, there will be a private shopping event on Thursday from 8:30-11 a.m. The Early Morning Shopping event is only open to ticket holders. Tickets are $25 and include four-day admission to the event.
Early birds and coffee-lovers should head to Weekend Wake-Up on Saturday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Shoppers will receive coffee and a free tumbler to get energized and ready to shop. This shopping opportunity costs $15 but includes Saturday admission.
General admission for A Shopping SPREE is $10 for a four-day pass. Weekend hours are:
- Thursday, Oct. 25: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 26: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 27: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 28: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The whole event is presented by and benefits the Junior League of Raleigh, an organization that promotes volunteer work and empowers women through leadership.