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Holiday Markets and Craft Festivals

This time of year, holiday markets and craft festivals pop up across Tampa Bay, offering one-of-a-kind gifts, many of which are made by local artisans. Best of all, several of these markets are held outdoors, allowing shoppers to enjoy the beautiful winter weather in Florida while they shop. Below are just a few markets to check out this season.


Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

Date: Nov. 17, 2023-Jan. 1, 2024

Location: Curtis Hixon Park, downtown Tampa

Cost: Free admission to shops

Curtis Hixon Park transforms into a Winter Wonderland with stunning views of the Hillsborough River during the months of November and December, including a fun selection of pop-up shops featuring local wares. Visit the Facebook listed above for an update on the shops attending this year.


Tampa Bay Holiday Market

Date: Nov. 18-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg

Cost: Free admission; free parking

Find an assortment of holiday gifts at this shopping event—everything from chocolates and handbags to jewelry and holiday décor. This event is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times.


Art & Craft Festival

Dates: Nov. 18-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Downtown Dunedin

Cost: Free to attend

Along Dunedin’s quaint Main Street, you will meet some of the country’s finest artists and crafters with products all handmade in America. With ceramic planters, functional pottery, hair accessories, handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and an expansive Green Market there is something for every taste and budget.


Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Festival

Date: Nov. 23-24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (until 5 p.m. Sunday)

Location: Dodecanese Boulevard, Tarpon Springs

Cost: Free to attend

If you have loved ones in town for Thanksgiving, this is a great opportunity to introduce them to the Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs. Craft vendors set up tents on charming brick-paved Court Street. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping, enjoy the sights and sounds of the sponge docks and help local merchants at the same time!


Pioneer Christmas & Vintage Market

Date: Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd., Dade City

Cost: $10 adults; $5 students; children 5 and under, free.

Enjoy shopping from unique vendors, petting zoo, free family photos taken by Laura from Boiler House Photography, children’s activities, games, arts and crafts, live entertainment, a gnome hunt and more. The museum buildings will be decorated for Christmas, with docents, many in time period attire.


Holiday Stroll Largo

Date: Sat, Dec. 2, 6-10 p.m.

Location: Largo Central Park

Cost: $10 on-site parking

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This outdoor market allows you to enjoy the beautiful December temperatures while stocking up on holiday gifts. Food and beverage vendors will be on site and the evening also features Largo’s tree lighting.


Tampa’s Holiday Market presented by Tampa Bay Moms Group

Date: Sun, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Waterworks Park, downtown Tampa

Cost: Free

Join Tampa Bay Moms Group and an amazing variety of small businesses, crafters and artisans at their largest annual shopping event: Tampa’s Holiday Gift Market. There will also be visits with Santa, holiday-themed entertainment, food and drinks, crafts and onsite childcare so you can shop without ruining the surprise!


6th Annual Holiday Vendor Market

Date:  Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: The Rustic Door Décor & More, 788 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon

Cost: Free admission

Join The Rustic Door & Décor and the Brandon Sunday Market for their 6th Annual Holiday Market with over 60 local vendor and food trucks. Admission is free and this is a pet friendly event. Santa will be on hand for free pictures. Please bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots.


Jingle Bell Bazaar

Date: Dec. 10, noon-6 p.m.

Location: Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th St., Ybor City

Cost: Free

The largest annual holiday festival in Ybor City is back! Enjoy live music all day, holiday shopping with 100+ vendors, food trucks and Santa’s Village for the kiddos. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there as well. Bring a toy for Toys for Tots and enter a chance to win free prizes.

Christmas Meander Markets

Dates: Nov. 26 and Dec. 31

Location: Wild Rover Brewing Company, 13921 Lynmar Blvd.

Cost: Free

For one night in November and December, Wild Rover is turning their brewery, mill and barn into a Christmas Meander Market where you can shop for unique gift ideas from local vendors.

11th Annual Oxford Exchange Holiday Gift Market

Date: Thurs, Nov. 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: Oxford Exchange, 420 West Kennedy Blvd.

Cost: RSVP required, but event is free

This market, held in the beautiful Oxford Exchange, is inspired by eclectic and bustling European marketplaces. Discover more than 30 local artisans, find unique gifts and explore their holiday exhibits.



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