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Holiday Markets in Tampa Bay

This time of year, holiday markets pop up across Tampa Bay, offering one-of-a-kind gifts, many of which are made by local artisans. Best of all, many 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.

Tampa Bay Holiday Market

Date: Nov. 19-20, 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. 19-20, 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. 26-27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Tarpon Avenue, 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. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd., Dade City

Cost: $5 per person

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.

Tampa’s Holiday Market presented by Tampa Bay Moms Group

Date: Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Waterworks Park, downtown Tampa

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!

Jingle Bell Bazaar

Date: Dec. 11, 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 arrive at 1 p.m. Kids and pets are welcome. Bring a toy for Toys for Tots and enter a chance to win free prizes.

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