Extraordinary Holiday Shopping Opportunities on Florida's Historic Coast

Got your holiday shopping list? Bring it! Florida’s Historic Coast knows how to put the fun in shopping for the holidays.

September 14, 2022
holiday shopping in St. Augustine

Holiday shopping in flip flops? Check. Caroling on a trolley ride? Yep. Treasures around every corner? Absolutely. That’s how we roll on Florida’s Historic Coast. With Nights of Lights taking place November 19 through January 31 we’re making it easy--and an absolute joy--to get through your holiday list. Here’s a list of our favorite out-of-the-ordinary holiday shopping opportunities in St. Augustine.

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1. Holly Jolly Shopping Spree: November 19, 2022

12th Annual Holly Jolly Shopping Spree – Gifts, holiday decorations and all kinds of treasures are available for the picking. Hop on board the Old Town Trolley at the Old Jail for a tour of the town and drop off at Uptown St. Augustine for a day of shopping, eating and celebrating your lucky finds. Tickets are $50 per person and include lunch at the Raintree Restaurant, sightseeing tour, champagne sipping and discounts at many of the Uptown shops and boutiques along San Marco. From 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

2. Vilano Beach Artisans Market: November 19 & December 17

Vilano Beach Artisans Market – This “Pop-Up” artisan market draws crowds on the third Saturday of every month. Shoppers stroll between rows of Airstreams hunting for local art, produce, flowers, baked goods, handmade arts and crafts and more. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

3. Holiday Market in the South: November 20, 2022

The 9th Annual Holiday Market in the South features more than 100 creatives and retailers will be on hand with crafts and goods at the Renaissance Resort in World Golf Village from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the great deals and a charity raffle, the first 30 guests will receive a FREE swag bag.

4. Art Walk Shop & Dine at St. Augustine Beach: November 26, 2022

Come take a stroll down A1A Beach Boulevard from 2-7 p.m. to visit local artists in various locations including the parkettes as well as outside local businesses. In association with the Art Studio of St. Augustine Beach, this event will feature artists and artisans with many diverse items from paintings, photography, prints, pottery, sculpture, jewelry and stained glass.

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5. Artisans' Holiday Night Market at Ximenez-Fatio House Museum: December 2, 2022

Join the fun at the First Friday Art Walk Christmas Market at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum. The market runs from 4-8 p.m. and features local artisans, a children’s corner with crafts and secret Santa items, cider and s’mores bar and more.

6. Artisan Christmas Market at Coconut Barrel: December 3, 2022

It is starting to look like Christmas around Coconut Barrel! Visit the Handmade Craft Vendors outside and inside the Artisan Market. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., food trucks and a FREE Hot Chocolate Bar (while supplies last) will be available for your shopping enjoyment. Shop Local and Give Local for the Holidays! This is a shopping experience you won't want to miss! 3175 US 1 S., St. Augustine. www.coconutbarrel.com

7. Holiday Market at Lightner Museum: December 8, 2022

Local artisans with offerings for everyone on your holiday gift list will be on display at the Lightner Museum Holiday Market. The market takes place from 5:30-8 p.m.

8. Holiday Night Market on St. Augustine Beach: December 10, 2022

Bring the whole family to the 3rd annual Holiday Market at the Pier where vendors have something for everyone on your holiday gift list, plus gift. Capture the family fun in the Grinchy-themed photo booth, bring home delicious treats, and enjoy the vibrant light displays at St. Johns Ocean Pier Park.

9. First Look Artisans' Outdoor Bougie Market: December 11, 2022

A cool vibe Artisan’s Market featuring local art, trinkets, coffee, music, aromatherapy and more! Free Parking Available. Come and get your last minute shopping done and support local artists! First Look, The Artisan's Market is located across from the Old Jail at 162 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine.

10. Hastings Main Street Christmas Market: December 10, 2022

Hastings Main Street Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the newly restored historic Ford Motors building, 301 N. Main Street, in Hastings. The Hastings Christmas Parade begins at 10 a.m. and passes by this location. Admission is FREE.

11. Homegrown Holiday Pop Up Market and Winter Party! Featuring music by Jory Lyle: December 16, 2022

This holiday season the classic Café Homegrown Holiday Pop-up event combined with the Winter Appreciation Party returns. There will be live music from Jory Lyle and a fun celebration from 6-10 p.m. and more than 20 local and regional artisans offering unique gifts and decorations from 6-9 p.m. at The Original Café Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach.

12. Joyfully Thankful presents at Joyful Christmas at Alpine Groves Park: December 17, 2022

Don’t miss this fun-filled classic Christmas event. Get your last-minute Christmas shopping done at their Maker’s Market and Artisans’ Alley where you’ll find handmade items made by local artists. Activities include guided tours of the Historic Bennett Home, a cocoa & confections bar, Christmas caroling, scavenger hunts, photo op stations.