Holiday Markets in Central Florida

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Who doesn’t love a good Holiday Market or craft fair? I am constant in awe of people’s creativity at events like these. Plus with the holiday twist, what could be better? With so many popping up around Central Florida this holiday season, I’ve rounded up the best of the best for you and your family to enjoy!

Downtown Orlando

November 12 – 20 – Festival of Trees, Orlando Art Museum, 2416 N Mills Ave, Orlando, 10AM – 5PM, Don’t miss Council of 101’s 36th annual Festival of Trees, with presenting sponsor, Orlando Health!  Gifts of the Season are what you’ll find November 11-20, 2022, at the Orlando Museum of Art, during the festival. Strolling through the museum, guests will be transported to a time of old-fashion holiday gatherings and elegance will be on full display while guest embrace the reason for the season.

November 26 – Orlando Pottery Festival & Holiday Arts Market, FOP Orlando Lodge #25, 5505 Hansel Ave., Orlando, 9AM – 5PM, Central Florida’s largest winter celebration and market of ceramic art, featuring unique handmade items created by 30+ talented local artists—perfect for the home, garden, and gift giving!

Apopka/Wekiva/Longwood

November 5 – Apopka Holiday Grinch Fest at Kit Land Nelson Park, 11AM – 4PM, Mark your Calendars for our Apopka Holiday Grinch Fest at Kit Land Nelson Park in Apopka. Shop with 90 Local Vendors, Food Trucks, Santa, His Elves, Holiday Music and the man himself……THE GRINCH. For more info, please email us directly at [email protected]

November 19 & 20 – Longwood Arts and Crafts Festival, Longwood historic city district 200 W Warren Ave, Longwood, 9AM – 5PM, The 46th annual Longwood Arts and Crafts Festival will feature more than 200 artists and hand craft exhibitors selling unique items, fine jewelry and seasonal decor just in time for you to get a jump on the holiday shopping season. There will be festival food, beer, wine & music. Ample parking can be found at the hospital. The event is Free to attend.

November 19 – Whimsy’s Holiday Market, 2509 Junior Ave, Apopka, 11AM – 4PM, Join Whimsy Market for 2 DAYS of fun & Christmas shopping for the whole family! Over 60 local small businesses, food trucks, sweet treats, music, pictures with Santa & a gorgeous vintage red truck by Alison Law Photography! Free entry & parking.

Winter Garden/Ocoee/Clermont

November 12 – Craft Affair, Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard Street, Winter Garden, 10AM – 2PM, Arts & crafts lovers will enjoy shopping for unique and one-of-a-kind items at the annual City of Winter Garden Parks & Recreation Craft Affair. It is a great opportunity to shop for holiday and gift items! Exclusively our 50+ creative friends make all of the items.

November 12 – Candy Cane Lane: Holiday Craft & Gift Show, Historic Downtown Clermont, 10AM – 4PM, Join us in Historic Downtown Clermont on November 12, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the Candy Cane Lane: Holiday Craft and Gift Show! Come shop, enjoy music, food trucks, pictures with Santa and more. We cant wait to see you there!

Maitland/Altamonte

November 19 & 20 – Rotary Art, Craft & Wine Festival, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, 9AM – 7PM, Join the Seminole County South Rotary Club for the 10th Annual Altamonte Art, Craft & Wine Festival! It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the cooler weather and a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping! This festival features 150+ talented artists and crafters offering original and unique items. Setting this event apart from other art and craft shows is the special Wine Stroll taking place both days. Nonstop entertainment and food vendors add to the fun. Saturday Event Schedule: Wine Stroll | 4 – 7 p.m. Wine Stroll Tickets: In Advance | $20, Day of Event | $25. Special Features/Activities: Food Vendors, Music Entertainment, Promotional Vendors, Art Booths , Kids’ Station.

Kissimmee

November 25 – 30 – Holinights Celebration, Promenade at Sunset Walk, 5 – 10PM, Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk for our Holinights Celebration, featuring Santa Claus, Mischievous Elves, Towering Toy Soldiers, Live Music & Tree Lighting Nightly, Snow Ball Fights with the Mischievous Elves, Holiday Craft & Street Markets, Car Shows & More! Over 2 Dozen Unique Restaurants, Arcades, Movie Theaters, & Shops Free admission and parking.

November 26 – 30 – Now Snowing Nightly-Celebration, Celebration Town Center, 701 Front Street, Celebration, 6 – 9 PM, A Celebration tradition! Join Celebration Town Center 24th Annual Now Snowing event nightly November 26th through December 31st. Now Snowing, Central Florida’s original and premier “Snowing” event, offers one of the area’s only synthetic ice rinks, special community performances by some of the area’s top young talent, and special concert events throughout the season. Now Snowing is a month-long Winter Wonderland Spectacular featuring strolling Charles Dickens style Carolers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, train rides, ice skating, and nightly snowfall at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 PM. It’s a true throwback to the traditional family style holiday. In addition to the everyday fun at Now Snowing Nightly, the event will feature a special Holiday themed Art Festival (Celebration Art Walk) on December 3rd and on December 10th you can catch Hearts of Reality featuring over 100 reality stars from such hit shows as Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, the Circle and more to raise money for Give Kids The World. The event is brought to you by Lexin Capital, and sponsored in part by the Celebration Town Tavern, and Experience Kissimmee. Now Snowing Nightly parking and admission are free. Celebration is conveniently located between Highway 192 and interstate 4 near Walt Disney World. For more information on Celebration Town Center and Special Events visit us on the web at www.celebrationtowncenter.com or call (407) 566-4007.

Mount Dora

November 26 – Whimsy Market’s Shopper’s Village, 40541 Roger Giles Rd, Umatilla, 11AM – 4PM, Join Whimsy Market and Sunsational Farms for a day of fun & holiday shopping for the whole family! Over 80 local small businesses, food trucks, sweet treats, bounce houses, music, Santa pictures, Christmas tree farm and more! Free entry & parking.

Lakeland

November 19 – Haven Holiday Market, 469 W Central Ave, Winter Haven, 10AM – 4PM, The 8th Annual Haven Holiday Market brought to you and promoted by Central Florida Event Vendors. FREE COMMUNITY EVENT, pet/ friendly held in Central Park 469 W Central Ave, Winter Haven, on Nov 19, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. LARGEST FREE COMMUNITY EVENT, FAMILY/ PET-FRIENDLY IN WINTER HAVEN, FL! Bring your four-legged besties! This event will feature 200 vendors including arts, crafts, holiday gifts, vintage, fair trade goods, cottage food, fresh gourmet, local authors, a kids art area, food trucks, live music, and much more. This will be the perfect venue and place to get your holiday shopping started and maybe even finished! Also, the community will have the opportunity to meet several local authors and purchase their books.

Deltona/DeLand

November 26 – Coastal Christmas Market, Canal St, New Smyrna Beach, 9AM – 5PM, Enjoy a wide variety of beautiful gifts and holiday decor handcrafted by local artisans. Our merchants will welcome you into their shops for a look at the treasures available all year long on Canal Street. Shop Handcrafted Holiday Items from 80+ Local Vendors. Grab Lunch or a Snack at one of our downtown restaurants

December 2022 Holiday Markets:

December 1 – Park Avenue Holiday Market, Winter Park Farmer’s Market, 200 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, 11AM – 6PM, The Park Avenue District is hosting a Park Avenue Holiday Market on Thursday, December 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market. Be the first to shop holiday selections from our local businesses! Enjoy festive music as you stroll through the market and get all your holiday shopping done in one place, checking everyone off your list. Stay on your best behavior, as Santa Claus will be making an appearance from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please access parkavenuedistrict.com/events.

December 2 – 2022 Tree Lighting Celebration, Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, 5 – 9PM, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites Central Florida residents and visitors to ring in the holiday season and help countdown to the lighting of the City of Orlando’s Christmas tree at Lake Eola Park’s Washington Plaza. The event will include holiday performances at the Walt Disney Amphitheater, food trucks and a holiday market.

December 3 – Christmas Market in Umatilla, 550 Hatfield Drive, Umatilla, 10AM – 2PM, FBCU MOPS/MOMSNext is having our 1st Annual Indoor Christmas Market!! We have over 30 local businesses and vendors, an AMAZING local food truck, a gift wrapping station, and MUCH MORE!! Some of our items will include baked goods, shirts, tumblers, handmade art and items, permanent jewelry, hair and beard care…..that doesn’t even scratch the surface!!

December 3 – Christmas Market on Plant Street, Historic Downtown Winter Garden, 1 – 5PM, Downtown Winter Garden turns into a PEDESTRIAN-ONLY Christmas Market from 1:00 – 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 3. It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season — without cars or traffic. Leisurely stroll the outdoor market along the festive-adorned streets with holiday music filling the air. There will be special live music performances playing favorite holiday tunes at the Centennial Plaza gazebo throughout the hours of the Christmas Market.

December 3 – Holiday Market, International Bridge at Lake Eola, 512 E Washington St, Orlando, 4:30 – 9PM, Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, downtown Orlando is offering free holiday events for all to enjoy! Support local this season when shopping the Holiday Market. You will find the market on the east side of Lake Eola Park beginning Friday, December 2. The final day for the market is Friday, December 23.

December 4 – DeLand Indie Market, Artisan Alley, DeLand, 11AM – 5PM, The DeLand Indie Market is a curated show that is held four times  each year showcasing vintage, boutique, art and handcrafted items. There will be more than 70 vendors, food, libations & live music. Held in Artisan Alley.

December 4 – Holiday Market, International Bridge at Lake Eola, 512 E Washington St, Orlando, 5 – 8PM, Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, downtown Orlando is offering free holiday events for all to enjoy! Support local this season when shopping the Holiday Market. You will find the market on the east side of Lake Eola Park beginning Friday, December 2. The final day for the market is Friday, December 23.

December 9 – Holiday Market, International Bridge at Lake Eola, 512 E Washington St, Orlando, 4:30 – 9PM, Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, downtown Orlando is offering free holiday events for all to enjoy! Support local this season when shopping the Holiday Market. You will find the market on the east side of Lake Eola Park beginning Friday, December 2. The final day for the market is Friday, December 23.

December 10 – A Very Merry Farmers Market, Downtown Winter Garden, 8AM – 1PM, Santa visits 9AM – 12PM

December 10 – Holiday Pops at Saturday Sounds Concert Series & Artisan Night Market (Free Concert), Apopka Amphitheater, 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway, Apopka, 5 – 7PM, Holiday Pops with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. The City is proud to host this free celebration of the holidays with a free family-friendly concert from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. The City is proud to host this free family-friendly concert series (on select dates) with an Artisan Night Market at the Amphitheater. The Artisan Night Market features local artists, vendors, food, & drinks.

December 10 – Holiday Market, International Bridge at Lake Eola, 512 E Washington St, Orlando, 4:30 – 9PM, Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, downtown Orlando is offering free holiday events for all to enjoy! Support local this season when shopping the Holiday Market. You will find the market on the east side of Lake Eola Park beginning Friday, December 2. The final day for the market is Friday, December 23.

December 11 – Holiday Market, International Bridge at Lake Eola, 512 E Washington St, Orlando, 5 – 8PM, Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, downtown Orlando is offering free holiday events for all to enjoy! Support local this season when shopping the Holiday Market. You will find the market on the east side of Lake Eola Park beginning Friday, December 2. The final day for the market is Friday, December 23.

December 16 – Holiday Market, International Bridge at Lake Eola, 512 E Washington St, Orlando, 4:30 – 9PM, Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, downtown Orlando is offering free holiday events for all to enjoy! Support local this season when shopping the Holiday Market. You will find the market on the east side of Lake Eola Park beginning Friday, December 2. The final day for the market is Friday, December 23.

December 17 – A Very Merry Farmers Market, Downtown Winter Garden, 8AM – 1PM, Santa visits 9AM – 12PM

December 17 – Townsky’s Holiday Revue at Saturday Sounds Concert Series & Artisan Night Market (Free Concert), Apopka Amphitheater, 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway, Apopka, 5 – 7PM, The City is proud to host this free family-friendly concert series (on select dates) with an Artisan Night Market at the Amphitheater.
The Artisan Night Market features local artists, vendors, food, & drinks. Featuring: Townsky’s Holiday Revue. Townsky’s Holiday Revue is a soulful funky twist on holiday favorites. Their sound combines amazing vocals with a little bit of jazz with a stocking full of soul and funky tunes. This evening will assure a foot tapping good time just in for the holidays.

December 17 – Holiday Market, International Bridge at Lake Eola, 512 E Washington St, Orlando, 5 – 8PM, Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, downtown Orlando is offering free holiday events for all to enjoy! Support local this season when shopping the Holiday Market. You will find the market on the east side of Lake Eola Park beginning Friday, December 2. The final day for the market is Friday, December 23.

December 18 – Sanford Indie Market, Downtown Lake Mary, 11AM – 5PM, The Sanford Indie Market is Held 4 times a year in front of Tuffy’s Bottle Shop/Lounge/Music Box. This is a curated market that focuses on Vintage, Handcrafted, Art & Boutique items.

December 18 – Holiday Market, International Bridge at Lake Eola, 512 E Washington St, Orlando, 5 – 8PM, Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, downtown Orlando is offering free holiday events for all to enjoy! Support local this season when shopping the Holiday Market. You will find the market on the east side of Lake Eola Park beginning Friday, December 2. The final day for the market is Friday, December 23.

December 23 – Holiday Market, International Bridge at Lake Eola, 512 E Washington St, Orlando, 4:30 – 9PM, Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, downtown Orlando is offering free holiday events for all to enjoy! Support local this season when shopping the Holiday Market. You will find the market on the east side of Lake Eola Park beginning Friday, December 2. The final day for the market is Friday, December 23.

December 24 – A Very Merry Farmers Market, Downtown Winter Garden, 8AM – 1PM, Santa visits 9AM – 12PM

1 COMMENT

  1. How I wish there would be a holiday festival in the Ocala area. We have the beautiful Light Up Ocala which is awesome, but it seems to pale in comparison to the other places listed here.

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