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Holiday Gift Market 
November 10 – 13, 2022 
Florida State Fairgrounds Expo and Entertainment Halls

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The Holiday Gift Market is a curated shopping experience, featuring speciality merchants from the Tampa Bay region and beyond.

Merchants include products such as apparel, candles, home goods, artwork, gourmet food, cookware, jewelry, outdoor furniture, pet apparel, holiday décor, and so much more.With the variety of merchants, shoppers will be sure find something for their entire gift list!

Special Events

Purchase your tickets to the special events to make your shopping experience unforgettable.  

Santa at JLT Holiday Gift Market

Time to get your picture taken with Santa. Visit the Entertainment Hall from 11:30 am –2:00 pm on Saturday November 12 and Sunday November 13, 2022.

Join us on Thursday November 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm, to kick off the Holiday Gift Market. Shoppers will have first access to merchant inventory and can take advantage of Preview Party discounts. Enjoy the sounds of local band South of Kennedy. You can also partake in our Silent Auction and Game of Giving.

For an extra special experience, consider attending Preview Party as a VIP. With a VIP ticket, shoppers will have access to:

    • The Champagne Wall
    • Early VIP entry at 6 pm
    • Samplings of Food and Drinks donated by Tampa-based partners
    • A VIP Gift Box

Guest Services

Our complimentary guest services ensure you are treated like a VIP while shopping at the Holiday Gift Market.

Mothers' Nook

Take a break with your baby in our Mothers’ Nook, a designated space for nursing moms.

Gift Wrapping

Wrap up your shopping at the Gift Wrapping station. Donations are appreciated.

Bag Check

Lighten your load at the Bag Check station, run by JLT volunteers. Donations appreciated.

Fan Cave

Cheer for your team in our Fan Cave, while your family and friends shop.

HGM FAQs

How do I buy a ticket?

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or in-person during Market weekend. Due to a limited quantity, we encourage shoppers to purchase special event tickets in advance.

Are there a variety of products available for purchase?

Absolutely! We will have over 200 merchants selling at our Market. Many of the merchants are local so your funds help support local small businesses.

Make sure you are following us on social media (Facebook or Instagram) for a sneak peak of some of the merchants who will be in attendance.

What are the hours of the Market?

Preview Night: Thursday November 10 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm (special event ticket required)

General Admission Shopping: Friday November 11 – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

General Admission Shopping: Saturday November 12 – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

General Admission Shopping: Sunday November 13 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Are there any discounts available to shoppers?

Yes! NEW this year, the Bargain Bracelet earns you 10% off all merchants at Holiday Gift Market, including many that don’t offer sales and promotions! For $18 in advance online, and $20 at the door, you can save 10% at the ENTIRE market! Bracelets will sell out, so buy now to guarantee your savings! Beat inflation and if you spend $200 or more you make your money back.  Spend more & Save more- all while Giving more!

Is the cost of parking at the fairgrounds included in my ticket price?

Parking is $8 per vehicle. Payment is collected at the entrance to the Fairgrounds from State Road 301. The parking fees are charged by the venue and do not go to The Junior League of Tampa.

Do I need an additional ticket for special events?

Yes, special events require a separate ticket.

To attend the Market on Thursday night, a special event Preview Party ticket or a Preview Party VIP ticket will be required. General admission tickets are not valid on Thursday night.

To attend Santa Snaps, a general admission ticket is required to enter the Market and a special event Santa Snaps ticket will be available for purchase.

Are food and drinks available for purchase during the Market?

Yes! Fairground concessions will be open during the market which includes an array of food and drink options.

What if I have questions or need assistance during the event?

Find any of our Junior League volunteers who will be located throughout the Fairgrounds and will be wearing volunteer lanyards.

What do proceeds from the Holiday Gift Market support?

The Holiday Gift Market is The Junior League of Tampa’s largest fundraiser, with 100% of net proceeds supporting our community projects and programs in Tampa Bay. Our projects include:

  • The Diaper Bank which distributes over half a million diapers in Hillsborough County every year
  • The MILO project which supports childhood literacy by stocking more than 15 Giving Libraries across Hillsborough County
  • The Love Bundles project which provides backpacks of essentials to children who are entering the foster care system in Hillsborough County
Who runs the Holiday Gift Market?

The Holiday Gift Market is planned and executed by volunteers from The Junior League of Tampa. Our HGM committee of over 40 women give their time and talents to pull off this one of a kind shopping experience. They are supported by our over 1900 other volunteers during Market weekend.

Learn more about our members.