Shop at these 45 holiday markets in Tampa Bay

Shopping for gifts at Christmas markets is fun and a great way to give back to the community. Here are 45 markets we found in the Tampa Bay area.

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

A to Z Holiday Craft and Vendor Market: Shop for Christmas gifts for the family at the Fourth Annual Market with local vendors selling kitchenware, spices, sauces, chocolate, health and beauty items, crafts, art, vintage clothing and more. No cover. Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm. Florida National Guard, 3601 38th Ave. S, St Petersburg. 727-893-2738.

Even dogs get in the mood to shop at a Howliday Market.  Beth Nakamura/staff
Even dogs get in the mood to shop at a Howliday Market. Beth Nakamura/staff [ BETH NAKAMURA | ]

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

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

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Sage Waves Market: A fashion market event with three fashion shows, 20+ fashion boutiques, 10+ local artists, live painting, food truck and live music. $35. Sunday 12pm-8pm. Coastal Creative, 2201 First Ave. S, St Petersburg. 813-452-9799.

You will find many opportunities to meet Santa Claus at this year's markets.  Beth Nakamura/staff
You will find many opportunities to meet Santa Claus at this year’s markets. Beth Nakamura/staff [ BETH NAKAMURA | ]

Christmas Market in Tampa Bay: A variety of chocolates, candles, jewelry, handbags, clothing, holiday gifts and decorative items. Many different exhibitors will help you to do your shopping. The first 250 each day will receive a free Christmas ornament and be entered into a prize draw for a 43-inch TV. Free. 10-17 19-20 November. Colosseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5202.

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

Cheer on your holiday: Cheer on as you shop for blown glass Christmas gifts, art and faux jewelry. Free. 4-7pm Nov 19. Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc., 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. 727-725-1808.

vacation happened: This Winter Wonderland Christmas Market includes the lighting of the Christmas tree in Hyde Park, Christmas entertainment, visits to Santa and refreshments. Free. 4-9pm Nov 19. Hyde Park Village, 742 S Village Circle, Tampa. 813-251-3500.

Charity Holiday Market: A wide range of retailers and food trucks will help you with your Christmas shopping. Benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. No cover. 9am-1pm, 20 November. Clearwater Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center, 610 S Fort Harrison Ave. 727-754-8019.

Crescent Oaks Holiday Shopping Extravagance: An evening of shopping and entertainment with dancing to music by DJ Gabrielle, an open-air photo booth, food and drink at the surrounding restaurants and a full bar. Free. 5-9pm 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 Christmas shopping. There will be live music in the Village Circle and shops will be giving out free Hyde Park Village tote bags, in addition to a range of perks and special offers. No cover. 10 a.m. Nov. 26. Hyde Park Village, 1610 W Swann Ave., Tampa. 813-251-3500.

Shopapalooza: Holiday shopping alternative LocalShops1 features more than 350 small businesses including artists, manufacturers, food trucks and non-profit organizations. Special sections and activities include shopping spree giveaways, Christmas decorations, beer and wine stations, food halls, live music, flight performances, the Peace Flag Project, a $1 pop-up bookstore, visits to Santa and Mrs. Claus, and other activities. Free. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 26.-27. November. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St Petersburg. 727-637-5586.

Shopapalooza has gifts to put under the Christmas tree.  Beth Nakamura/staff
Shopapalooza has gifts to put under the Christmas tree. Beth Nakamura/staff [ BETH NAKAMURA | ]

Handmade Holidays Sip and Stroll Market: Do all your shopping at local shops on Small Business Sunday. Spend over $10 at any Vendor in the Grindhouse Marketplace and enter 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: Treat yourself to a drink at the champagne bar before shopping from more than 40 vendors. Free. 6pm-10pm December 1st. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-253-0222.

Happy Hollydaze Holly Fest: Holiday Shopping Bazaar: Enjoy lunch before visiting the holiday shopping bazaar with handicrafts, baked goods, drawings and an auction. $25. 10am-2pm December 3rd. Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place. 727-466-8877.

Holiday stroll market: Shop for gifts as you stroll through the park’s light show and watch the tree lighting ceremony. No cover, December 3, 6pm-10pm. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. 727-586-7415.

Tampa Christmas Market: Join the Tampa Bay Moms Group to shop at local small businesses, artisans and craftsmen. Plus food trucks, holiday entertainment, visits to Santa and cookies with Mrs. Claus. Free child care for child-free shopping. Free. 11am-5pm, December 4th. Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. 813-274-8615.

Happy Christmas market: More than 10 local artists and makers sell their creations at this market, which features henna art, tarot readings, food, kava, art, a children’s station, and live music. No cover. 11am-6pm December 4th. Lil Hippie, 1814 Drew St., Clearwater. 727-855-6918.

Tampa Holiday Art and Craft Expo: Nearly 300 vendors from across the country sell their arts and crafts creations at this exhibition, complete with live music, food and a children’s area. Free. 10-16 10-11 December. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 US 301 N, Tampa. 813-621-7821.

Maker’s holiday festival: A producer’s market with handmade Christmas gift ideas, food, drinks and live music. No cover. 10-18 10-11 December. Waterworks Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. 813-274-8615.

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

Toys for Tots Car Show and Market: A car, bike and truck show combined with a small business market. Also live music and food trucks. Benefits Toys for Tots and the Sumner High School girls soccer team. Free. 10.30-15.30 December 10th. Sumner High School, 10650 County Road 672, Riverview. 954-300-8657.

Happy beach market: A beach market combines with a festival featuring 100+ vendors, live entertainment, food, drink, a look at the Madeira Beach Boat Parade, visits to Santa Claus and the official lighting of the Madeira Beach Christmas tree. Free. 2-8pm December 10th. ROC Park, 200 Rex Place, Madeira Beach. 727-392-0665.

Holiday Market in Safety Harbor: Local artists and artisans line Main Street in Safety Harbor to sell Christmas gifts. No cover. December 11, 8:00 a.m. 401-443 Main St., Safety Harbor. 727-724-1555.

Jungle Bell Bazaar: The fourth annual outdoor Christmas shopping event includes live music, entertainment, food trucks, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon art, gaming trucks, visits to Santa and cigars. Free. 12/11/12 – 6 p.m. Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. 888-991-2502.


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