Holiday shoppers got a head start this weekend, at the Merry Marketplace at the Ector County Coliseum.
NewsWest Nine sponsored the annual event that wrapped up Sunday evening.
But for hundreds who made it out, there it was a chance to gear up for the busiest shopping time of the year, without hitting the shopping super centers.
"A lot of this stuff is handcrafted. Everything Lorezo makes is handcrafted and you don't find this stuff in a mall. This is not stuff that is available in a Mall," says Stan James with Lorenzo's Woodworks.