Still running around to find the perfect gift? Look no further than the holiday shopping events going on in Tampa. From marketplaces to pop-up shops, these events are sure to help you finally check off the names on your gift list this year.
Holiday Makers Marketplace
November 23-December 24, Friday through Sunday
Browse a variety of local artists and craftspeople selling their handmade products that make the perfect holiday gifts. Items range from soaps and lotions, home decor and art, jewelry and apparel, and sauces and jellies. Visitors to the marketplace can also vote in the regional artists competition and participate in different make-and-take gift classes.
Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design Holiday Shop
Dec. 1 – 23
Store hours (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4p.m., Saturdays 4-7 p.m.)
The Center for Architecture and Design
1315 E 7th Ave., Suite 105
This is the hub for one-of-a-kind gifts. The Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design collected various pieces from 25 local artists to feature in its holiday shop. The items can be purchased online or in store.
The Shops of Winter Village
Nov. 16 – Jan. 5
Curtis Hixon Park
600 N. Ashley Drive
In a pop-up style market, 10 boutiques of local makers and purveyors have set up shop in Curtis Hixon Park. Shops include Black & Denim Apparel Company, Jadufy Magic Shop, The Modern Paws and JF Pop Up Shop. Visit these and other the stores to find items such as toys, jewelry, dog accessories, decorative goods and more.
Westchase Holiday Market
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Westchase Golf Club
This annual market not only features local craftspeople and artists but also gives back to the community. Proceeds from vendor registration fees and sponsors will benefit the local chapter of Autism Speaks. The multitude of vendors, including Jade Soap Shop and Citrus Blossom Soy Candles, will provide an array of items for shoppers to choose from. Whether it be books, fudge, jewelry or art pieces, there is no shortage of variety at this market.
20th Tampa Model Train Show and Sale
Dec. 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Dec. 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 US Highway 301 N.
Over 300 tables of dealers will fill the Special Events Center, selling model trains in all gauges and railroad antiques perfect for the modeler and the rail buff alike. Models will be from Lionel, American Flyer, LGB and more. Collectors can browse items ranging from dining car china and landers to switch locks and keys. The event will also feature nine award-winning layouts with displays and clinics.
‘Tis the Season at Sparkman Wharf
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
615 Channelside Drive
The Junior League of Tampa will be hosting a pop-up shop at Sparkman Wharf.
Ybor City Saturday Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1901 19th Street
Occurring every Saturday, this market features local artists and unique items. Look through art pieces, crafts, jewelry, gourmet foods and other items vendors have to offer.
Heights Night Market
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
1910 N. Ola Ave.
Live music will set the tune for an evening of holiday shopping. The Heights Night Market is a monthly event that features artists and makers specializing in handmade items.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1910 N. Ola Ave.
This community event showcases all things “indie.” At this family-friendly and zero-waste event, you can find handmade wares, up-cycled goods, art, vintage treasures and more.