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Holiday Markets & Shopping in St. Petersburg

Updated: Nov 17, 2018

A list of holiday markets and shopping in St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay.

St. Petersburg Holiday Markets and Shopping

One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to check out one of the many markets that pop up in St. Petersburg during the shopping season. These markets offer the chance to find artisan gifts of all types from hand crafted jewelry and clothing to food and more.

So grab your reusable shopping bag and head over to one of these holiday markets to check more people off of your shopping list.

The Royal Palm Market at Intermezzo

Thursdays, 6:00-10:00pm

Popping up every Thursday night in the lot next to Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails, The Royal Palm Market offers delicious foods, handcrafted wares from local artists, goods from local boutiques and much more. Enjoy it all with your family and pets while listening to a DJ spinning some tunes in the hip Edge District. More info.

Saturday Morning Market

Saturdays, 9:00am-2:00pm

This lively and huge outdoor market is open from October to May in the parking lot of Al Lang Stadium. Live music, a variety of local vendors and a strong sense of community make this market the heart of St. Pete. More info.

Tampa Bay Holiday Market

Saturday, November 17 & Sunday, November 18, 10:00am-5:00pm

Hosted by the Tampa Bay Times, Holiday Market & Expo is a two-day event held at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. The market will feature various kinds of chocolates, candles, jewelry, handbags, garments, holiday gifts, decorative items and more from many different exhibitors to help you get your shopping done. Santa will be in the house both Saturday and Sunday! More info.


Saturdays, November 17 & 24, 10:00am-5:00pm

LocalShops1's annual festival takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving and the Saturday after (Small Business Saturday) in South Straub Park in downtown St Pete. The festival features more than 150 local businesses and 5,000 shoppers each day! New this year are the Mermosa Wine & Beer Lounge, an expanded children's zone and performances. Admission is free. More info.

CraftArt Festival

Saturday, November 17, 10:00am-5:00pm & Sunday, November 18, 10:00am-4:00pm

Located just outside the doors of the Florida CraftArt Gallery along Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg, the CraftArt Festival 2018 is a destination for tourists and local visitors to enjoy an artful Florida weekend. More than 120 of the nation’s best contemporary fine craft artists show and sell their creations. There are also artist demonstrations (wheel throwing, glass blowing, wood turning), a children’s activity tent, food trucks, wine and craft beer and more. More info.

Indie Flea Small Business Saturday Pop Up

Saturday, November 24, 11:00am-3:00pm

This curated street market in Old Northeast celebrates the three-year anniversary of Black Crow Coffee on Small Business Saturday. Come out and support local while getting some holiday shopping done. More info.

A Very Merry Market

Thursday, November 29, 4:00-8:00pm

Great Explorations Children's Museum and Sunken Gardens bring you the 5th annual A Very Merry Market, a free shopping event showcasing the talented makers and independent businesses that make our area a unique and eclectic place to shop! A Very Merry Market is an indoor, air-conditioned event that is guaranteed to have something for everyone on your list (or even for yourself!). Come shop your local favorites while enjoying exclusive discounts, free holiday treats and champagne, and complimentary valet parking to make arrival a breeze. More info.

St. Pete Indie Flea

Saturday, December 1, 11:00am-4:00pm

St. Pete Indie Flea is back at Green Bench Brewing Co. on December 1st and every 1st Saturday of the month. You will find 100+ artisans and vendors, food trucks, mobile shops, guest DJ and more on the closed streets in the Edge District. Family- and pet-friendly! More info.

Largo Holiday Gift Market

Saturday, December 1 & Saturday, December 15, 3:00-9:30pm

Come out early to the City of Largo’s Holiday Stroll at Largo Central Park to shop and enjoy an evening filled with holiday festivities! The Largo Holiday Gift Markets will feature more than 60 specialty local merchants, holiday characters, children’s crafts and fun Christmas photo ops. More info.

Punk Rock Holiday Flea Market

Saturday, December 8, 12:00-5:00pm

This is not just another indie market but a true punk style Flea Market at Planet Retro Records. There will be music gear, clothing, vintage toys and collectibles, comics, art, live music, adult beverages, and plenty of fun for everyone at this family-friendly event. More info.

Indie Flea Holiday Pop Up at Station House

Saturday, December 22, 11:00am-3:00pm

Join St. Pete Indie Flea at Station House in downtown St. Petersburg for a multi-level market complete with rooftop bar and cocktails for some last minute holiday shopping! More info.

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