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Holiday Markets & Shopping Events

Ready or not, ‘tis the season for holiday shopping. Luckily, the Pensacola area has no shortage of festive holiday markets packed with one-of-a-kind finds from local businesses and crafty vendors. Local gift markets are a great way to cross some names off your shopping list, while also supporting local artisans and vendors. Be sure to check out some, or all, of these holiday markets happening in or around the Pensacola area this month. Enjoy!

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This festive holiday shopping event will showcase numerous local artisans and vendors on December 2 at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center at 913 S. I St. in Pensacola. Shop for unique holiday gift items at this indoor holiday market from 10 am to 2 pm. There will also be an opportunity to take pictures with Santa! A dog adoption event will be hosted onsite hosted by Amazing Bully Rescue. Entrance and parking are free. Food will be available for purchase. Check out for complete details.

Kick off your holiday shopping at the Pensacola Holiday Market at the Community Maritime Park in downtown Pensacola on December 2 from 10 am to 6 pm. The event will feature numerous vendors with unique gift items and holiday crafts. There will also be a bounce house and an ornament decorating table for the kiddos. Enjoy live holiday music as you shop and the chance to take pictures with Santa Claus himself. Tickets are $5 per person, and kids 12 and under are free. Visit for tickets and information.

The City of Gulf Breeze Parks and Recreation will be hosting a fun-filled day of holiday cheer December 2 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Parks and Recreation Community Center located at 800 Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze. Shop unique gifts and crafts from local vendors, artists and businesses. For more information, visit

On December 2, 9, 16 & 23, a variety of vendors will line the front porch of Alyssa’s Antiques located at 4586 Chumuckla Highway in Pace. Check off some names on your holiday shopping list as you shop for unique gift items and festive holiday decor from 20+ local vendors. Shop for everything from housewares and Christmas crafts to jewelry, fun accessories and more. Markets will be hosted on December 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 9 am to 3 pm. For details, visit or

Shop more than 20 local vendors at the 3rd Annual Krampus 5K and Pre-Krampusnacht Christmas Market on December 3 from 11 am to 4 pm at Emerald Republic at 1414 W. Government St. in downtown Pensacola. While shopping, grab a bite to eat from A Rustyc Spoon and enjoy a brew. Drink specials include $1 off beers, $10 champagne buckets and half-priced wine. Mulled wine and coquito will also be available. After filling up, run it all off while trying to outrun Krampus in the 5k race at 2 pm. For more information, visit

Shop your favorite local artisans and vendors at the second annual Palafox Market— Holiday Edition December 6, 13 & 20 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Plaza Ferdinand in downtown Pensacola. This special holiday shopping event will host more than 50 local and regional vendors featuring locally made art, beautifully handcrafted goods, jewelry, accessories, housewares, plants and more. Strings of holiday lights and lighted vendor booths will illuminate the market site during the evening hours. Watch downtown Pensacola light up with half a million white lights when Santa “flips the switch” at 5 pm each evening. For complete details, check out

Enjoy a tasty brew and some holiday shopping at Odd Colony’s annual Craft & Vintage Holiday Market on December 10 at 260 N. Palafox St. in downtown Pensacola. This holiday market provides the perfect opportunity to snag some one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts while supporting local artisans and vendors. The market will feature everything from jewelry and clothing to candles, vintage wares and more. For more information, check out @oddcolony on Facebook.

Join Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) for a festive holiday brunch and market event on December 10 from 11 am to 3 pm at 5200 Bayou Blvd. in Pensacola. Proceeds from the event will benefit the many children and families of Ronald McDonald House. The event will feature photos with Santa, a variety of market vendors, door prizes, live music and more. Holidays at the House is a free event with a ticketed brunch. For more information and to purchase brunch tickets, visit


The “All I Want” giveaway is back for 2023 and it’s bigger than ever before!! This year, a new prize winner will be drawn every day, up until the $1,000 grand prize drawing on December 23. Remember to upload pictures of your receipts, dated November 11 through December 23, for purchases made at any downtown Pensacola merchant. Get one prize entry for every $10 you spend in a downtown Pensacola shop, restaurant, bar or gift shop. Read the full rules and upload your receipts at