The holidays are just around the corner and it’s never too early to get started on a little bit of holiday shopping! If you’re looking to get started early, then the Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market should be on your list of things to do next month. This event will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds from Friday, November 9th to Sunday, November 11th. You and your significant other can head over to get some quality time together spent shopping for those you care about.
The Holiday Gift Market
For years, the Holiday Gift Market has been held by the Junior League of Tampa as a shopping and fundraising event. This year, the market will feature 185 merchants and vendors, with over 60 of them new to the market this year. Many of these are specialty merchants coming in from around the country while others still are from local shops in the Tampa Bay area. The different merchants will be selling things like holiday decor, women and children’s clothing, jewelry, art and much more.
To enjoy everything the Holiday Gift Market has to offer, you have to purchase tickets. These tickets are $10 per day and can be purchased either online or at the door. There is a special preview party held on Thursday, November 8th which will have $35 tickets that can also be purchased online. The Holiday Gift Market will also feature several special events including the Tea Lounge and the Mimosa Sip ‘n’ Shop for which tickets are purchased separately. Parking for this event is $8 and is cash only.
The Holiday Gift Market isn’t all fun and games. While getting your holiday shopping in, you’ll also be supporting the mission of the Junior League of Tampa, which focuses on education and child welfare. By taking your date to the Holiday Gift Market, you can start your holiday shopping early and benefit a good cause!
Looking for some more dates your significant other? We have some ideas! Check out Upcoming Festivals: October and November and On the Water at Honeymoon Island for some inspiration for those future plans of yours.