Ho! Ho! Hold up!!! The holiday season is back already!?

Ready or not, the most wonderful time of the year is here! This year, bust out of those big box stores and shop small at our local holiday markets!! We made it easy on you local lovers and found the holiday markets for you!! You’re sure to find something (locally sourced, handmade, or inspired by our Bay Area) for everyone on your nice list.

11/24 – Shopapalooza Part 2 – St Pete

The 9th annual event, hosted by LocalShops1, offers a shopping experience with over 100 vendors!  The free affair is packed with entertainment, giveaways and “plenty of surprises!”  Local shops, restaurants, art galleries, service providers, non-profits and community organizations participate each year.  #HitTheMarket 10a-5p TODAY for Small Business Saturday!

12/1 – Holizaar – St Pete

The 11th annual holiday celebration is hosted by St. Pete Craft Heroes and The Studio@620!  Around two dozen vendors offer up art, jewelry, clothing, plants, bath and body supplies and more!  #HitTheMarket 11a-5p.


12/1 and 12/2 – OE Holiday Gift Bazaar – Tampa

Oxford Exchange welcomes you back for their 6th annual, high end, holiday market showcasing local vendors, crafters, and artisans!  #HitTheMarket 9a-3p!  Look for the market on the 2nd floor. There’s even a succulent wreath workshop this year by Cactus Moon!!

12/8 and 12/9 – Atomic Holiday Bazaar – Sarasota

Sarasota’s 2 day event is  in their 13th season, and is “not your granny’s craft show!” From arts and crafts to indie clothing and home decor, Atomic “has something for everyone who is looking for something unusual.”  Admission is $5 for the main event auditorium for adults (kids 12 and under are free); the Bay Front Room and street fair portions of the event are free to enter.  #HitTheMarket 12-5p.

12/8 and 12/9 – The Holiday Market for Makers – Ybor

The 2nd annual event hosted by Markets for Makers will be located outside in the back lot of the Cuban Club in Ybor featuring tons of local makers from across the Bay.  This is a ticketed event (starting at $7, kids under 12 free) boasting a free tote bag with purchase of your ticket, holiday themed free DIY flower crown station, a full bar, free gift wrapping station, music and more! #HitTheMarket 11am-4pm each day! Park across the street in the Centro Ybor Parking Garage, $1 for 3 hours!

For all you last minute shoppers (like us), this is your official warning that the countdown has begun!  Happy hunting, Tampa Bay!

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