Holidays with the Belles will be held at the Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel & Convention Center in Allen, TX, located just north of Dallas. While there are too many local accommodations to count, there's really nothing better than being on-site during the weekend of the event. You'll find the event block with the discounted rate starting at $169.00/night.
Holidays with the Belles
Feb 25, 2023
Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel & Convention Center
Line begins | 10:00 AM
Volunteer pre-event | 11:00 AM
Event begins for all | 12:00 PM
Event ends for all | 6:00 PM
Will tickets be available at the door?
If tickets show available online up to the day of the event, any remaining tickets for sale will be available at the door. If Eventbrite shows sold out, no tickets will be available.
Are there any other events planned such as an after-party?
Once the signing has ended at 6:00 PM (approx.), there will not be an official after-party or another type of organized event.
Are masks required to enter the event?
At this time, no masks will be required to enter the event.
What COVID precautions will be in place?
Currently, no masks or test results will be required to enter the event. We don't foresee the need to add any extra precautions for this event but will play it by ear based on the current news. We're moving forward with no major requirements in place at the current moment.
What time should we get there?
We like to suggest that the line begin forming 2 hours prior to the event. Truth be told, we’re fangirls. We get it. We attend events, and we’re 200% guilty of getting in line way before the host suggests it. We’ll leave that decision entirely up to you but if you could hold off until around 10:00 AM, we would positively love that.
What is the name of the event space and how do we get to it?
The event will be held in Terrell Hall. The event space is located on the ground floor. If approaching from the parking garage, simply turn left at the main lobby to reach the event space. Signage will be in place to help guide all attendees.
Can we park on-site if we aren't staying at the Marriott?
Yes! Parking will be available on-site for $10.00 per day.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Photo ID will not be required to check in at the event. The only exception will be attendees who arrive without a ticket visible via print or phone. Any child 13 years old or younger will not require a ticket. Any attendee over the age of 14 will require a ticket to the event.
Is my ticket transferrable?
Yes, tickets are transferrable. We do not require that the name shown on the ticket matches the attendee checking in.
Will there be any models in attendance?
No models will be in attendance. It’s not that we don’t love them and adore the event hosts that choose to host models; we just prefer to keep the focus on the attending authors and vendors at our events.
What can I bring to the event?
Attendees may bring any item into the event to be signed. We highly suggest paperback/hardback copies of your favorite books by the attending authors, although we commonly see canvas prints, apparel, e-reader cases, scrapbooks, and more.
Are wagons allowed for carrying books at the event?
Yes, wagons and carts are allowed. We do ask that attendees please be respectful if bringing these items and don't "run over" other attendees. No one likes a bumped heel or flattened toes, right?
What payment forms will be accepted at the event?
No tickets will be available for purchase at the event for entry into the signing unless otherwise noted. If tickets do appear to be available on event day, cash or card will be accepted at registration. Once you've entered the event, each author will have their own table and with that table comes their own policies, payment acceptance, etc. Most authors will accept cash or card. If bringing cash, we suggest bringing small bills ($1.00, $5.00, $10.00) as many books are priced between $10-20.
Should I bring books from home or do I purchase them at the event?
Why not both? We suggest both. Do you have a specific title or cover you REALLY love and want to make sure you leave with it signed? Bring it with you. Many authors offer pre-orders for the event to also ensure that they have the title you're looking for but pre-orders do close approx. 1 month prior to the event. All authors will have many of their releases with them at their table, so don't feel like you can't purchase without a pre-order. Of course, we always recommend venturing around the room to meet new-to-you authors or titles. You can! We love, love, love that you've attended the event to meet your favorite authors but who knows, a brand new author might be your next obsession.
Is there a limit to the number of books I can bring and/or have signed?
No and no. No restrictions will be placed on the number of books you're able to bring to the event. It's all about what you can carry (safely!) or roll. The closest you'll find to a restriction will be regarding ticketed tables. If you're approaching a table that has a ticketed line, we do ask that you request one wristband for each set of 10 books by that specific author. Not sure what that means? We've gotcha with a full explanation here.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
All questions or concerns may be directed to Southern Belle Events via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's the refund policy?
Tickets are not eligible for a refund. If you find yourself unable to attend, we highly suggest posting in the Facebook attendee group to sell your ticket personally.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Tickets may be printed or visible on your smart device. We'll simply need to see the barcode on your ticket to scan.