Holiday markets are popping up everywhere across the Tampa Bay area. Here’s a list of where you can shop, and tips on where kids can meet Santa.

Holiday Shopping at the Tampa Museum of Art: Local artisans set up a popup shop on the terrace from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Happy hour starts at 4 p.m. and a trunk show runs to 7 p.m. Free, but RSVP required. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 16. Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. 813-274-8130.

You could find something to decorate your tree at a holiday market.
You could find something to decorate your tree at a holiday market. [ ANGELICA EDWARDS | Times ]

Sunset Market: Shop local artisans featuring glass-blowing and other live art demonstrations at this free night market. Free. 5-10 p.m. Nov. 17. Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-300-1700.

Winter Holiday Market: This market focuses on goods and services that make good gifts. No cover. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 18. The Bar Method, 4102 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa.

Christmas Craft Fair: Local vendors sell holiday-themed gifts, crafts, decorations, art and decor. No cover. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 18. George C. McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N., Largo. 727-518-3047.

Holiday Craft Fair: Holiday gifts by new area artists and makers. No cover. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18. Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N. 727-391-8345.

Mistletoe Market: The 12th annual holiday market features more than 40 vendors, food trucks, a kids area, door prizes, a raffle and a nonperishable food drive. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 18. Dade City Woman’s Club, 37922 Palm Ave. 352-521-0766.

Tampa Bay Holiday Market: This market will have various kinds of chocolates, candles, jewelry, handbags, garments, holiday gifts and decorative items. The first 250 people each day will receive a free holiday ornament. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 18-19. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727-893-7465.

Corner Club Holiday Market: Live art, handmade goods, unique gift items, food, drinks and more. No cover. Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 18. Corner Club, 1502 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa. 813-239-9998.

St. Pete Sunday Market: Shop local artists, creators and small businesses. Grab something to eat from a variety of food trucks. There will be live painting, a DJ and live music by various local musicians. No cover. Noon-6 p.m. Nov. 19. Arts Xchange, 515 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg.

Shopapalooza Festival: More than 350 local makers and businesses gather to sell their items. Also, live entertainment, music, food halls/trucks, beer and wine stations and activities. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25-26. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 727-893-7465.

Indie Noir Market: B.I.G. Festival: Shop among more than 100 Black-owned small businesses as you learn about the rich culture and history of “The Scrub” neighborhood. No cover. Noon-6 p.m. Nov. 25. Perry Harvey Sr. Park, 1201 N. Orange St., Tampa.

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Kids can meet and have their photos taken with Santa at some area markets.
Kids can meet and have their photos taken with Santa at some area markets. [ DAVID KADLUBOWSKI | Tampa Bay Times ]

OE Holiday Gift Bazaar: Sip on champagne as you shop for handmade crafts and trendy fashion items from more than 40 local businesses. No cover. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Oxford Exchange, 420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-253-0222.

Holiday Bus Shopping Tour: Board a bus in the Publix parking lot and stop at three thrift stores for shopping on your way to the Dade City Jingle Bell Holiday Street Market. Includes caroling on the bus, contests, prizes, catered lunch, snacks and refreshments. $79. 9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Publix, 11502 N. 53rd St., Temple Terrace. 239-676-3876.

Toys for Tots Car Show and Market: Check out the cars as you shop local small-business vendors. Bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Benefits the Sumner High School Women’s Soccer and Flag Football teams. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2. Sumner High School, 10650 County Road 672, Riverview. 813-378-8626.

Asturia Holiday Gift Market: Outdoor shopping from more than 40 local vendors with live music, photos with Santa, food, drink and entertainment. No cover. Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 2. Asturia Clubhouse, 14575 Promenade Parkway, Odessa.

Holidays in Camelot Winter Festival and Market: Enjoy games, food and entertainment as you shop for holiday gifts. No cover. 2-6 p.m. Dec. 2. Robinson High School, 6311 S. Lois Ave., Tampa. 813-272-3006.

Holiday Market: Products by local community vendors. No cover. 4-7 p.m. Dec. 2. Lotz of Blessings, 1000 Lakeview Road, Clearwater. 813-347-8308.

Tampa Holiday Market: Join Tampa Bay Moms Group and a variety of small businesses, crafters and artisans for the large annual shopping event with visits from Santa and his elf, Mrs. Claus and her elf, The Grinch and the Peppermint Princess, cookies and milk, holiday-themed entertainment, photo ops, food and drinks. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3. Water Works Park, 1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa. 813-274-8615.

Holiday Sip and Shop: The salon transforms into a winter wonderland, setting the scene for a wine tasting with holiday music and shopping for home decor, jewelry and beauty aids. No cover. 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 8. Morph Hair Studio, 1730 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. 727-935-4187.

The Santa Claus bank, little girl figurine and head vase are among the popular collectibles made in Japan in the 1940s, '50s and early '60s
The Santa Claus bank, little girl figurine and head vase are among the popular collectibles made in Japan in the 1940s, ’50s and early ’60s [ Susan Taylor Martin ]

Antique Market: A variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage, retro, and mid-century items. No cover. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9. Along the 300 block of East Main Street, Bartow. 863-533-4383.

Top of the Town Holiday Market: Multiple vendors sell items to help you finish your gift shopping. No cover. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9. Top of the Town Events, 14144 Eighth St., Dade City. 813-965-7026.

Palm Harbor Holiday Market: More than 60 vendors with upcycled, handmade, retail and resale items. Held in conjunction with the Palm Harbor Holiday Parade. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9. White Chapel and Harbor Hill, 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor.

Holiday Market at Tampa Premium Outlets: From handmade crafts to local artisan products, you’re likely to find something for everyone at this two-day affair. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9-10. Tampa Premium Outlets, 2398 Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz. 813-909-8716.

Merry Beach Market and Holiday Festival: More than 150 local vendors for holiday shopping with live entertainment, food and drink stands. A few special treats at the Merry Beach Market is having an ideal vantage point for viewing the start of the 57th annual Madeira Beach Lighted Boat Parade, watch the official lighting of the Madeira Beach Christmas tree, photo opportunities with Santa and snow for the kids to play in. Free. 2-8 p.m. Dec. 9. ROC Park, 200 Rex Place, Madeira Beach. 727-392-0665, ext. 503.

Holiday Market at Winter Wonderland: It’s almost an authentic European market with vendors selling handmade artisan goods, rides, attractions, visits with Santa, a craft area, food trucks and carnival concessions. No cover. 4-8 p.m. Dec. 9. Centerpoint Church, 1720 S. St. Cloud Ave., Valrico. 813-689-1906.

Christmas Stroll: Visit vendors as you stroll through this country town all decked out in holiday cheer. No cover. 5-9 p.m. Dec. 9. Downtown Dade City, Meridian Avenue and Seventh Street, Dade City.

Jingle Bell Bazaar: The fifth annual family holiday festival includes food trucks, gift vendors, free photos with Santa, arts and crafts, face painting and a video gaming truck. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 10. Centennial Park, 1800 E. Eighth Ave., Tampa. 888-991-2502.

Mix and Shop: Winter Wonderland: Sip on cocktails from an open bar as you shop from Tampa Bay area businesses. Bring new, unwrapped toys to benefit area needy children. $20-$500. 5-8 p.m. Dec. 17. The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview.


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