Holiday Gift Market 2016: Celebrating 90 Years of The Junior League of Tampa
Shopping for a cause has never been better. The 13th annual Holiday Gift Market Presented by Publix is sure to please! The Holiday Gift Market Presented by Publix is the League’s largest fundraising event. The event features 150 merchants with over 30 who are new to our market this year. The Junior League of Tampa commits 100% of the event net proceeds to fund our mission which is promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Thursday, November 10th – 7 pm to 10 pm ***Now open to the public***
Friday, November 11th - 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday, November 12th - 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, November 13th - 9 am to 5 pm
Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall
4800 US Highway 301 N., Tampa, FL 33610
$8 at the door
Purchase online through Eventbrite: www.hgm2016.eventbrite.com
PARKING: $6 (cash only paid to the Florida State Fairgrounds)
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 peek at this year’s hottest new gift ideas, live entertainment, food samplings from local restaurants, cash bar and more! Taking place Thursday, November 10th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, tickets are just $35 for general admission. VIP tickets are available for $65 and will include a VIP reception at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel beginning at 5:00 pm, a VIP gift, transportation to the Fairgrounds and drink tickets.
Cookies with Santa!
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 without the hassle of the line at the mall. 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. Each child needs a ticket to attend. Adults attend for free with a general admission ticket.
Candle Pouring Party with Tipsy Candle Company
Come join us Saturday beginning at 2:00 pm for a fun afternoon learning the craftsmanship of how Tipsy Candles are made. Guests will select their choice of fragrance and take it home that day. Tickets are $35 and include general admission to the market.
Breakfast with the Princesses
Come eat breakfast with some of your favorite storybook princesses from Parties With Character - Tampa Princess Parties. Tickets are $30 per child and include an admission ticket, a continental breakfast, a picture with the princesses and a special holiday sing-a-long and story time! Adults attend for free with a general admission ticket. This event is sold out.
Deluxe Princess Experience
Includes a princess dress of their choice, a princess make over by JLT fairy godmothers in training (hair glitter, crown, princess make-up and nail polish) meet & greets, keepsake photo with the princesses, princess dance party with keepsake ribbon wand, princess etiquette lessons and a princess certificate for completing the day. This event is sold out.
Includes a princess make over by JLT fairy godmothers in training (hair glitter, crown, princess make-up and nail polish) meet & greets, keepsake photo with the princesses, princess dance party with keepsake ribbon wand, princess etiquette lessons and a princess certificate for completing the day.
Princess Meet & Greet
Enjoy a dazzling encounter with four Princesses! Each child will feel like a fellow Prince or Princess as he or she meets the Princesses who will encourage them to reach for their dreams! Be sure to keep a camera handy so you can remember your magical meeting forever!
Honoring the Tampa Military Community
We are thrilled that The Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market presented by Publix falls on Veterans Day this year and that we are able to honor and thank the local men and women who have served our country.
Please join us on Friday, November 11, 2016. We will have free admission for U.S. service members (Active Duty, Reserve, former, or retired) with a valid military ID or proof of service. We will also have a military shopping hour from 2 pm to 3 pm with special events and free admission for military spouses during that hour.
Finally, we will have reduced admission($5) available for U.S. service members (Active Duty, Reserve, former, or retired) with a valid military ID or proof of service on Saturday and Sunday.
- 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 Mother's Nook.
Young Entrepreneurship Program
The Junior League of Tampa is proud to continue the Young Entrepreneurship Program in 2016. We are thrilled to announce that Janeé Scarle of Old City Calligraphy is our 2016 Young Entrepreneurship Program winner. She will receive a complimentary booth at the market, $500 grant from Working Women of Tampa Bay, and many media opportunities. Old City Calligraphy specializes in hand-lettered designs for home use or any special event.
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