So it’s about time to start shopping and knocking off those names from your To-Buy-For Nice List.
And there is no better way to start off you holiday shopping season than by visiting the 7th Annual Holiday Gift Market at the Florida State Fairgrounds, which runs November 5-7.
In one day you can knock off every name from your list since the Market features more than 120 specialty merchants from across the country offering unique clothing, jewelry, handbags, food, art, home décor and children’s gift items. Save yourself some work and find something for Grandma, Dad and your weird Aunt all under the same roof.
And after you spend all of your savings, this shopping excursion won’t leave you with any buyer’s remorse, because when you leave the Market, you will know that you helped contribute to the Junior League of Tampa, a non-profit organization committed to creating a healthier, more educated and safer community for Tampa’s children.
One hundred percent of the $5 admission fee to get into the Market will be donated to the project. So if you and a friend spend the day shopping, your admission will help buy four books for a child in need.
This isn’t just spending; it’s shopping for a cause. Over the past 6 years, the event has allowed JLT to contribute $500,000 back into the community. That money has gone to projects in foster care, literacy, education and other basic needs for disadvantaged kids.
The event runs Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, and Sunday 10am – 5pm at the Fairgrounds near the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater and features more than just shopping. Events inside include food samples by Culinary Collection, live cooking demos from Capture the Coast, a fashion show, and holiday music and activities.
So get in the holiday season by buying, giving and enjoying the start of the best time of the year.
For more information on Junior League of Tampa please visit www.jltampa.org.