Frequently Asked Questions
What is Holiday Gift Market?
Holiday Gift Market is The Junior League of Tampa’s largest fundraising event. The event provides a unique shopping experience with over 200 merchants selling everything from clothing, jewelry, and handbags to food, art and children’s items. Net proceeds of the event fund the League’s community projects and programs around Tampa Bay, which focus on child welfare and education. We have put over $1 million dollars into the Tampa Bay community over the past 15 years.
Where is 2019 Holiday Gift Market?
The 16th Annual Holiday Gift Market is November 7 – 10, 2019 at the Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment and Expo Halls – 4800 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida 33610.
What are the shopping hours and ticket prices?
General Admission Tickets are $10 each. Valid Friday through Sunday. One day entry only.
General Admission Shopping Hours:
Friday, November 8th: 9 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, November 9th: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, November 10th: 9 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, November 7, 2019 Preview Party (special event ticket required) Shopping Hours:
Preview Party VIP Admission: 6 PM to 10 PM
Preview Party General Admission: 7 PM to 10 PM
Preview Party VIP: $70
Preview Party General Admission: $35
Where do I park for Holiday Gift Market?
Parking, including accessibility parking, will be available at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Parking is $8 per car (cash, credit or debit are accepted) and managed by the Florida State Fairgrounds. This fee is not related to The Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market.
How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets may be purchased at the event or online.
Special event tickets sell out quickly; you are encouraged to purchase special event tickets in advance of the event. All remaining special event tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
Cash and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express) are accepted at the door.
When do Holiday Gift Market Tickets go on sale?
General Admission Tickets will go on sale September 1, 2019.
Tickets for our special events will go on sale September 15, 2019.
What days can I use my general admission ticket?
General Admission Tickets are for access on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Each ticket is valid for one day admission.
Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child?
Children 5 and under are free for general admission. If you are attending a children’s special event, the admission cost is included in the special event ticket price.
Do you offer discounts for military or seniors?
Yes. General Admission Military Ticket is $7 (with military ID). General Admission Senior Ticket (over 65) is $7.
Are wheelchairs or strollers available to rent?
Unfortunately, the fairgrounds does not have wheelchairs or strollers to rent.
Do you have a nursing room/ private baby changing area?
Yes! We have our Parents’ Nook located in the Expo Hall.
Is bag check available?
Yes! Visit the bag check booth located in the Expo Hall.
Is there an ATM?
Yes, an ATM is conveniently located inside the Fairgrounds Expo and Entertainment Hall.
Are strollers allowed?
Yes, Strollers are allowed at all times.
Can I purchase food and drinks at the Holiday Gift Market?
Yes, there will be a Holiday Gift Market Café available on Saturday and Sunday starting a 12pm. Tickets are $15 per person.
In addition, food and beverages are available for purchase at the Fairgrounds concession stands.
Where do I find information on becoming a Holiday Gift Market Merchant or a Corporate Sponsor?
If you are interested in becoming a merchant at Holiday Gift Market, please visit our merchants page.
For any other questions about Holiday Gift Market 2019, please contact the 2019 Holiday Gift Market Chairs- Annie McKibben & Laura Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org.