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A guide to holiday markets in St. Petersburg, Madeira Beach and more

Zen Glass also holds its holiday show and party this weekend.
Blown glass jewelry by artist Harold Cooney will be available during Zen Glass' holiday show and sale in St. Petersburg on Dec. 7. [Courtesy of Zen Glass]
Blown glass jewelry by artist Harold Cooney will be available during Zen Glass' holiday show and sale in St. Petersburg on Dec. 7. [Courtesy of Zen Glass]
Published Dec. 4, 2019


The holidays are bringing sip and shop events to St. Petersburg’s retail zones, and the latest comes to the Edge District. Businesses throughout the district’s seven blocks including Atlas Body and Home and Ashe Couture are celebrating the event, dubbed Holiday Magic, with shopping specials, drinks from Edge hot spots, food from district restaurants and live music. There will also be raffles, in-store demos and games. Guests can bring drinks with them as they stroll through the area, which runs from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street to 16th Street, and First Avenue N to First Avenue S. Take notice of the holiday window displays and vote for your favorite in the contest. Buy tickets at Suncoast Credit Union, 1022 Central Ave., or online. $20-$25. 5-9 p.m. Thursday.

Atlas Body and Home, which carries glass and bar accessories, will attend the EDGE District's sip and shop event on Dec. 5. [Courtesy of Atlas Body and Home]


It’s the final weekend for Brocante Vintage Market, so say your goodbyes while shopping vintage vendors. Free. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 2200 Second Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

Keep St. Petersburg Local’s new Holiday Makers Market brings 30 makers to new venue the West Events and makes it festive with beer, bubbles and wine, a photo wall and tunes by DJ SugarBear. $5, $20 VIP, free for 12 and younger. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 13435 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach.

Seminole Heights Annual Holiday Craft Fair features handmade gifts and Christmas decorations, a silent auction and a bake sale. Free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Seminole Heights UMC, 6111 N Central Ave., Tampa.

Great Explorations’ A Very Merry Market returns to the children’s museum, bringing a huge vendor lineup and other festivities. The exhibits and Sunken Gardens will not be open during the family-friendly event. 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg.

A vendor's display for the Brocante Vintage Market in St. Petersburg in 2014. [Tampa Bay Times (2014)]


We never get a white Christmas in Florida, but the creative folks at Zen Glass are having a White Christmas party and holiday show anyway. Everyone will wear white attire, drink white wines and beers and have a white elephant gift exchange. Those gifts can be purchased, but with their network of artist friends you can bet most of them will be handmade. Shop the art in the gallery and hit up the popular sale table. Sales and deals on vouchers for the Make Your Own workshop series will be available. Free. 7-10 p.m. Saturday. 600 27th St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 323-3141.


  1. Linda Jablonski, 61, of South Pasadena, visits the "Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank" exhibit at the Florida Holocaust Museum and tries out the virtual reality experience of Anne Frank's "Secret Annex."
  2. "Black Figure Skyphos (Drinking Cup)," part of the Tampa Museum of Art's permanent collection, is on display in the exhibition "The Making of a Museum: 100 Years, 100 Works."
  3. Kirk Ke Wang's exhibition, "Landscape of Human Skins," is on display at the Morean Arts Center through Feb. 29.
  4. Local Tampa artist, Nathan Mitchell, plays the piano in his home studio in Brandon. Mitchell is among five artists nominated for "Outstanding Jazz Album" for the 51st NAACP Image Awards that will air live on Feb. 22 on BET.
  5. "Birds of Prey" stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.
  6. A piece of glass art from Petr Hora, whose last show on American soil happens at the Hampson Gallery in St. Petersburg on Feb. 8.
  7. Changing Woman, a copper plate etching and copper plate by the late artist Helen Hardin, is part of the Spirit Lines exhibition at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, St. Petersburg, Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The exhibition runs through March 1, 2020.
  8. "Crescent Lake Sunrise" by Robert Herbenick, one of the artists who'll participate in the 2Cool Art Show at the Gulfport Casino on Feb. 1 and 2.
  9. Pablo Picasso's scene design for Pulcinella is part of the "Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney" exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, which will open on Jan. 25.
  10. Photographer Griff Davis captured the first meeting of Vice President Richard Nixon and Martin Luther King, Jr. and their wives, Patricia Nixon and Coretta Scott King, on Independence Day in Accra, Ghana on March 7, 1957.
  11. Roberto Gomez, of Puerto Rico, dressed as Darth Vader, attends the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Dec. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles.
  12. A photograph by Anastasia Samoylova from the "FloodZone" series, on view at USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa through March 7.