|Dates:||November 10-13, 2016|
|Times:||Thursday, November 10th, 7 pm – 10 pm (HGM Preview Party – Event ticket required)
Friday, November 11th, 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday, November 12th, 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 13th, 9 am – 5 pm
|Location:||Florida State Fairgrounds – Expo Hall
4800 US Highway 301 N
Tampa, FL 33610
|Merchants:||This shopping event features more than 150 specialty merchants from across the country offering unique gift items. Holiday Gift Market includes merchants selling everything from clothing, jewelry, and handbags to food, art and children’s items.|
|Proceeds:||Net proceeds raised by The Junior League of Tampa through the Holiday Gift Market will support the League’s programs and community projects in the areas of education and child welfare.|
The Junior League of Tampa
Tracie Domino, Holiday Gift Market Chair
Hannah Gross, Holiday Gift Market Chair
HGM Special Events
Preview Party: Now Open to the Public
Shopping is our favorite kind of party! Don’t miss out on the Holiday Gift Market Preview Party, a JLT tradition, which includes an exclusive sneak peak at this year’s hottest new gift ideas, live entertainment, food samplings from local restaurants, raffle, cash bar and more! Taking place Thursday, November 10th from 7 pm – 10 pm, tickets are just $35 for general admission. VIP tickets are available for $65 and will include a VIP reception in the market beginning at 6:30 pm, a VIP gift, three drink tickets and complimentary VIP parking. Click here to purchase tickets.
Cookies with the Clauses!
Having cookies with our favorite Christmas couple, the Clauses, has been so popular that this year that Mr. & Mrs. Claus are having cookies twice! Now there are two dates and times to be sure all the kids can tell Santa their Christmas wishes over crafts and cookies and get their printed photo with Santa. Choose either Saturday, November 12th from 10 am – noon or Sunday, November 13th from 1 pm – 3 pm.
Cookies are being provided by our presenting sponsor Publix. Remember to purchase your Cookies with the Clauses tickets quickly as this event sold out last year! Tickets are $20 per child. Adults attend for free with a general admission ticket. Click here to purchase tickets.
Candle Pouring Party with Tipsy Candle Company
Come join us Saturday, November 12th beginning at 2 pm for a fun afternoon learning the craftsmanship of how Tipsy Candles are made. The 2nd pouring party begins at 3:30 pm. Guests will select their choice of fragrance and take it home that day. Tickets are $35. Click here to purchase tickets.
Honoring the Tampa Military Community
Since the Friday of our market falls on Veterans Day, we are offering Veterans free admission that day as well as prizes that afternoon with a valid military ID. Admission for Veterans on Saturday and Sunday is discounted to $5.
– Gift Wrap: For the first time ever, The Junior League of Tampa is happy to offer gift wrap for your new purchases for a nominal fee so you can leave the market ready for the holiday season.
– Bag Check: Don’t worry, we’ll free up your hands for more shopping. Warning: you might need a bigger car to get all those wonderful gifts home and under your tree.
– Man Cave: Because Holiday Gift Market is a family affair; we’ve taken away all the excuses. Men can relax on oversized sofas and lounge chairs with giant flat screens and sports. Did we mention the Florida State Fairgrounds serves beer too?
– Mother’s Nook: The Junior League of Tampa understands the importance of a quiet and relaxing place to attend to baby’s needs and has created just that with the Holiday Gift Marketing Mothers Nook