2016 Holiday Gift Market

Shopping for a cause has never been better. The 13th annual Holiday Gift is sure to please! The Holiday Gift Market is the League’s largest fundraising event each year features 150 merchants with over 20 who are new to our market this year. The Junior League of Tampa commits 100% of the 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. This year, we are once again proud to also call Publix a partner as the presenting sponsor for the 2016 Holiday Gift Market.



Thursday, November 10 – 7pm to 10pm ***Now open to the public***

Friday, November 11 – 9 am to 6 pm

Saturday, November 12 – 9 am to 6 pm

Sunday, November 13 – 9 am to 5 pm



Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall

4800 US Highway 301 N., Tampa, FL 33610



$8 at the door, $5 in advance for JLT members

Purchase online through Eventbrite: http://www.hgm2016.eventbrite.com

PARKING: $6 (cash only paid to the Florida State Fairgrounds)


2016 Features:


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 peak at this year’s hottest new gift ideas, live entertainment, food samplings from local restaurants, raffle, cash bar and more! Taking place Thursday, November 10 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, tickets are just $35 for general admission. VIP tickets are available for $65 and will include a VIP reception in the market beginning at 6:30pm, a VIP gift, three drink tickets and complimentary VIP parking.



Online Ticket Sales


This year it’s easier than ever to purchase your tickets for Holiday Gift Market presented by Publix. You can now purchase tickets for everything from admission to Cookies with the Clauses and the Preview Party – all online. Just click here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/junior-league-of-tampa-holiday-gift-market-november-10-13-2016-tickets-24668498142?aff=erelexpmlt


Cookies with the Clauses!


Having cookies with our favorite Christmas couple, the Clauses, has been so popular that this year that Mr. & Mrs. Clause 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.


Candle Pouring Party with Tipsy Candle Company


Come join us Saturday 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 $45.


Honoring the Tampa Military Community


Since the Friday of our market falls on Veterans Day, we are offering Veterans shopping hours and prizes on Friday afternoon with military ID.


Concierge Services


  • 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 Holiday Gift Marketing Mothers Nook.


Young Entrepreneurship Program


The Junior League of Tampa is proud to continue the Young Entrepreneurship Program in 2016.  Applications are being reviewed and the winner will be announced this fall.


Connect with JLT’s Holiday Gift Market on social media:


Facebook: http://www.FACEBOOK.com/TheJLTHGM

Twitter: @JLTHGM

Instagram: @holidaygiftmarket

Web: http://www.jltampa.org/holiday-gift-market


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