A Message From the Show Manager

Jennifer Wallin, Show Manager

Thank you for being a part of the 54th annual Southern Christmas Show! Though originally from South Carolina, I have lived in Charlotte since 1989, which also means that attending the Southern Christmas Show has been a tradition in my family for many years.  Our entire team is excited about another great year, and eager to help you have a successful show. Please review the exhibitor kit documents below and let us know if you have any questions as you prepare for the show.  Cheers to a great show! 


Welcome to your Exhibitor Kit! Please use the following links to learn more about what you need to do to prepare for the show.

Final Payment Due Date: October 15th
To pay by credit card or electronic check, please request link from HannahL@mpeshows.com

Exhibitor Manual + Important documents


Exhibitor Manual - Click the link to view, download, or print.

Exhibitor FAQ's - Frequently Asked questions by our exhibitors

Everything you need to know about move-in, move-out, booth regulations, and more!

*Forms will not be printed or mailed to you. We are reducing our paper trail by sending out our information via email and posting these important items on our website.*



Southern Exhibition Services is the Show Decorator. 

Click Here to download the form to order carpet, furniture, signage and other booth decor items.

** Deadline to receive advance pricing is October 19, 2021.



The Park Expo and Conference Center provide facility services.

Click Here to download the form to order electricity, phone, internet and parking.

**Deadline to receive advance pricing is October 22, 2021.


Storage can be rented through The Park Expo and Conference Center. Please call Henry Mills at 704.274.0220 to book storage.

Food & Beverage Sampling


If you plan to provide food or beverage samples in your booth or sponsorship area, please click here to fill out The Park Expo & Conference Center's Request for Food and Beverage Sampling form.

North Carolina requires food service operators at the Southern Christmas Show to obtain a permit from the local health department, to prepare and sell food to the public. This includes any exhibitors who do sampling in order to sell their products at the show.

A fee of $75 per permit must be paid with each Food Vendor Application.
Payment(s), along with application(s), may be mailed or delivered to:
Mecklenburg County Health Department
3205 Freedom Drive, Ste. 8000
Charlotte, NC 28208Click here to 

Download permit TFE Food Vendor Application-2020 

Click here to get more information. 


All exhibitors making sales at the show are required to have a NC Retail Sales License and pay a NC and Mecklenburg County combined rate of 7.25% in taxes on sales.
Have questions? Here are some helpful links and contact information for the North Carolina Department of Revenue  

Click Here if you still need to establish insurance for the show



Your basic listing will be uploaded to the website when you book your booth. Within 24 hours you will receive an automated email to enhance your listing. This link can be used multiple times and you can make updates and changes to your listing until ONE day after the show commences. If you have any questions regarding the online exhibitor listing or do not receive the link, please email HannahL@mpeshows.com.

Need help with your listing?
View the tutorial video - https://youtu.be/ecSxq1oKuYg and the FAQs

Hotel Partners


Rate: $89 per night/ + tax  
Group Code: MKPLEV
Click Here to Book Online

Or Call 888-728-3027 and Use Group Name: Southern Christmas Show


Fairfield Inn Logo
 $119 per night/ + tax
Click Here to Book Online

Or Call 704-372-7550 and Use Group Name: Southern Christmas Show

Traffic Drivers and Promotional Opportunities

SCS21 Promotional Online Ticket Code MERRY

Promote that you will be a part of the show and help your customers save money on tickets!
It’s a win-win!

Click Here to learn more about our traffic driver opportunities!

2021 MOVE-IN

Olde Towne Shops Only:

Saturday, November 6: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Paint, Flooring and Fixtures ONLY. NO MERCHANDISE

Sunday, November 7: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

All Exhibitors:

Monday, November 8: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 9: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 10: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All exhibits must be fully set-up by Wednesday, November 10 at 12:00 p.m.


Exhibitors may not begin to move-out or dismantle any part of their exhibit before 6:00 p.m, Sunday, November 21st. Any exhibitor whose display is not intact at 6:00 p.m. will not be invited to return the following year.

Tent Exhibitors
Sunday, November 21: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall Exhibitors
Sunday, November 21: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday, November 22: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
All exhibits must be moved out by Monday, November 22 by Noon.

All Other Exhibitors
Sunday, November 21: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday, November 22: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
All exhibits must be moved out by Monday, November 22 by 3:00 p.m.