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Shop at these 45 Tampa Bay holiday markets

Shopping for gifts? Try these local spots.
Shop local as holiday markets are popping up everywhere across the Tampa Bay area.
Shop local as holiday markets are popping up everywhere across the Tampa Bay area. [ EDWARD PEVOS | mlive.com ]
Published Nov. 9

Gift shopping at holiday markets is fun and a good way to give back to the community. Here are 45 markets we found across the Tampa Bay area.

Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market: The 19th annual Holiday Gift Market features more than 200 merchants selling everything from clothing and jewelry to holiday decor, food and children’s items. Benefits Junior League of Tampa programs and community projects. $10. 7-10 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. 813-621-7821.

A to Z Holiday Craft and Vendor Market: Shop for family holiday gifts at the fourth annual market with local vendors selling kitchen products, spices, sauces, chocolate, health and beauty items, crafts, art, vintage clothing and more. No cover. 6-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Florida National Guard, 3601 38th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-893-2738.

Even dogs get into the shopping spirit at a Howliday Market. Beth Nakamura/Staff
Even dogs get into the shopping spirit at a Howliday Market. Beth Nakamura/Staff [ BETH NAKAMURA | oregonlive.com ]

Christmas Under the Oaks Holiday Market: The 46th annual market features a variety of vendors offering handmade arts and crafts, gifts, holiday-themed products, food trucks and more. Benefits the GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club. No cover. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St. 727-238-5702.

Holiday Vendor Market: The fifth annual holiday market features more than 80 local vendors and food trucks. Also, photos with Santa and face painting. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. No cover. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Rustic Door Decor and More, 788 W Lumsden Road, Brandon. 813-655-3667.

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Sage Wave Market: A fashion market event with three fashion shows, more than 20 fashion boutiques, more than 10 local artists, live painting, food trucks and live music. $35. Noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Coastal Creative, 2201 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 813-452-9799.

You'll find plenty of chances to meet Santa at this year's markets. Beth Nakamura/Staff
You'll find plenty of chances to meet Santa at this year's markets. Beth Nakamura/Staff [ BETH NAKAMURA | oregonlive.com ]

Tampa Bay Holiday Market: A variety of chocolates, candles, jewelry, handbags, garments, holiday gifts and decorative items. Lots of different exhibitors to help you get your shopping done. The first 250 each day get a free holiday ornament, and will be entered into a drawing for a 43-inch TV. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 19-20. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5202.

Holiday Gift Market: Approximately 14 community vendors offer home decor, bath and body, sewing specialties, jewelry and more. Also, henna art, free mimosas and sweet treats available. No cover. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Re.FUR.bished, 18000 Arbor Greene Drive, Tampa.

Fire Up You Holidays: Get fired up as you shop for holiday gifts of hand-blown glass, fine art and art jewelry. Free. 4-7 p.m. Nov. 19. Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc., 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. 727-725-1808.

Holiday Happening: This winter wonderland holiday market includes the lighting of Hyde Park’s Christmas tree, holiday entertainment, visits with Santa and refreshments. Free. 4-9 p.m. Nov. 19. Hyde Park Village, 742 S Village Circle, Tampa. 813-251-3500.

Charity Holiday Market: A large array of vendors and food trucks will help you with your holiday shopping. Benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. No cover. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 20. Clearwater Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center, 610 S Fort Harrison Ave. 727-754-8019.

Crescent Oaks Holiday Shopping Extravaganza: An evening of shopping and entertainment with dancing to music by DJ Gabrielle, an open-air photo booth, food and drink by area restaurants and a full bar. Free. 5-9 p.m. Nov. 25. Crescent Oaks Country Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs. 727-937-4653.

Hyde Park Village Shop Small Event: On Small Business Saturday, Hyde Park Village creates a festive atmosphere for holiday shopping. There will be live music at Village Circle and shops will give out complimentary Hyde Park Village tote bags, in addition to offering a range of perks and sales. No cover. 10 a.m. Nov. 26. Hyde Park Village, 1610 W Swann Ave., Tampa. 813-251-3500.

Shopapalooza: LocalShops1 holiday shopping alternative features more than 350 small businesses including artists, makers, food trucks and nonprofits. Special sections and activities include shopping spree giveaways, holiday decor, beer and wine stations, food halls, live music, aerial performances, the Peace Flag Project, a popup $1 bookstore, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and other activities. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 26-27. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 727-637-5586.

You'll find gifts to put under the Christmas tree at Shopapalooza. Beth Nakamura/Staff
You'll find gifts to put under the Christmas tree at Shopapalooza. Beth Nakamura/Staff [ BETH NAKAMURA | oregonlive.com ]

Handmade Holidays Sip and Stroll Market: Do all your shopping from area businesses on Small Business Sunday. Spend more than $10 at any vendor in the Grindhaus market portion and get entered to win a gift basket. No cover. 1-5 p.m. Nov. 27. Grindhaus Brew Lab, 1650 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. 727-240-0804.

Holiday Gift Bazaar: Grab a drink from the champagne bar before shopping among more than 40 vendors. Free. 6-10 p.m. Dec. 1. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-253-0222.

Happy Hollydaze Holly Fest: Holiday Shopping Bazaar: Enjoy lunch before attending the holiday shopping bazaar with crafts, bakery items, drawings and an auction. $25. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 3. Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place. 727-466-8877.

Holiday Strolling Market: Shop for gifts as you stroll through the park’s light display and watch the tree lighting ceremony. No cover, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 3. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. 727-586-7415.

Tampa’s Holiday Market: Join the Tampa Bay Moms Group to shop with local small businesses, artisans and crafters. Also, food trucks, holiday entertainment, visits with Santa and cookies with Mrs. Claus. Complimentary child care available for kid free shopping. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4. Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. 813-274-8615.

Happy Holiday Market: More than 10 local artists and makers sell their creations at this market with henna art, tarot readings, food, kava, art, a kids station and live music. No cover. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 4. Lil Hippie, 1814 Drew St., Clearwater. 727-855-6918.

Tampa Holiday Art and Craft Expo: Nearly 300 vendors from across the country sell their art and craft creations at this expo with live music, food and a kids zone. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10-11. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. 813-621-7821.

Makers Holidayfest: A makers market with handmade holiday gift ideas, food, drinks and live music. No cover. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 10-11. Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. 813-274-8615.

You might find a new wreath for your door at a holiday market.
You might find a new wreath for your door at a holiday market. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]

Toys for Tots Car Show and Market: A car, bike and truck show combines with a small-business vendors market. Also, live music and food trucks. Benefits Toys for Tots and Sumner High School girls soccer team. Free. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Sumner High School, 10650 County Road 672, Riverview. 954-300-8657.

Merry Beach Market: A beachfront market combines with a festival boasting more than 100 vendors, live entertainment, food, drink, a view of the Madeira Beach boat parade, visits with Santa and the official lighting of the Madeira Beach Christmas tree. Free. 2-8 p.m. Dec. 10. ROC Park, 200 Rex Place, Madeira Beach. 727-392-0665.

Safety Harbor Holiday Market: Area artists and crafters line Main Street in Safety Harbor to sell holiday gifts. No cover. 8 a.m. Dec. 11. 401-443 Main St., Safety Harbor. 727-724-1555.

Jungle Bell Bazaar: The fourth annual outdoor holiday shopping event includes live music, entertainment, food trucks, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon art, gaming trucks, visits with Santa and cigars. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 11. Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. 888-991-2502.

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