Shopping Planner: Tinsel town, shoe show, shuffle while you shop
TINSEL TOWN: MERRY SHOPPING TO ALL
Sip ’N Shop and Holiday Concert: Gather your friends and swing over to St. Pete’s 600 block for a casual evening of shopping — plus drinking wine and coffee and stuffing your face with desserts all while humming along to holiday music by Ananda. Participating shops include St. Pete ArtWorks, the Crislip Arcade, Cozette’s, Copali Imports, D-Gallerie, Bijioux, Stash, the Local Coop, the Swag, and White Pine Studio. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight. St. Pete ArtWorks, 635 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 710-7716. stpeteartworks.com.
Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival: A vast selection of handmade crafts, affordable and functional art as well as unique items suitable for holiday gifts will be on display and for sale at the 23rd annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival. Free. Downtown Dunedin, along Main Street, Dunedin. (561) 746-6615. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Shopapalooza: The sixth year for the Black Friday alternative Shopapalooza event, hosted by Local Shops 1, brings double the fun with two days of shopping local with almost 150 vendors, artists and local businesses with specials, food, children’s entertainment, a gift wrapping area, beer tent, raffles and special surprises. Free (items individually priced). Part 1: ( Part 2 takes place Nov. 28. ) 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Straub Park at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 637-5586. localshops1.com.
Holizaar: The annual handmade holiday bazaar, Holizaar, features nearly 30 vendors selling a wide variety of unique crafts. It’s free at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (727) 895-6620. thestudioat620.org.
Holiday Sizzle at Sundial: Sundial is bestowing upon us a series of entertainment for shoppers throughout the holiday season. First, we have the Sundial Style Fashion Show in which professional models, local celebs and Tampa Bay Rowdies players will don the latest fashions from Sundial retailers in a runway show with a high-fashion feel from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Next, meet actor Eugenie Bondurant Sunday. The multi-part event is free at Sundial St. Pete, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 800-3201. sundialstpete.com.
Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Stroll: Santa is everywhere! He’ll even be at the Hyde Park Village Christmas tree lightning. The event includes stilt walkers, entertainment, caricature artists, cookie decorating, balloon artists, food trucks and visits with Santa in Pottery Barn Kids (5-7:30 p.m.). This event is free at Hyde Park Village, 1621 W Snow Circle, Tampa. 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. (813) 251-3500. hydeparkvillage.com.
Winter Wonderland Craft Show: Hosted by the Citrus County Craft Council, the Winter Wonderland Craft Show will feature more than 100 crafters with a wide variety of items for sale. A food court will be available. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Citrus County Blessings. Rain or shine. Admission is free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Crystal River Mall, 1801 NW U.S. 19, Crystal River. (352) 527-3378. citruscountycraftcouncil.org.
Tampa Bay Holiday Market: Strolling carolers and a festive atmosphere invite shoppers to browse nearly 100 vendors featuring unique holiday crafts and gifts from local boutiques as well as regional artists and name brand products. Santa visits from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Free. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-8134. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Holiday Gift Expo: This shopping extravaganza features gift ideas from more than 100 specialty merchants, children’s crafts and visits from Santa, Elsa and her friends from Frozen. Add on an unlimited cookies and milk buffet for $8. $5, children free. Strawberry Festival Expo Building, 2301 W Oak Ave., Plant City. (727) 674-1464. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
SHOE SHOW: GET WHEN YOU GIVE
Donate a pair of shoes to Dress for Success Tampa Bay and shop for a new pair by Shola Designs during their trunk show on Sunday. Your discarded kicks can be brand new, samples, gently worn or shoes used in photo shoots. For each pair sold at the show, Shola Designs will donate a pair to DFS. The event is free at Aloft Hotel, 4100 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday. (201) 744-5351.
CRAFTS AND DRAFTS: SHUFFLE WHILE YOU SHOP
Take part in some old-timey fun with shuffleboard, 30 craft beers from Green Bench Brewing, Big Storm Brewery and others, plus artisan vendors with jewelry, clothing, plants, pet items, cupcakes, coffee and treats, plus kids activities, pop up shop from Daddy Kool Records, bike valet; pet friendly. Yes, there will be that much awesomeness, and what’s even better: A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. VIP entry includes early admission (10 a.m.), two beer tickets and a tote bag. $5, $25 VIP, $30 at door, kids age 12 and under, free. Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-2083. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.