7 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.

November 2, 2021
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 20 through January 31 we’re making it easy--and an absolute joy--to get through your holiday list. Here’s a list of 7 of our favorite out-of-the-ordinary holiday shopping opportunities in St. Augustine.

gals on a shopping spree in St. Augustine

1. Holly Jolly Shopping Spree: November 20, 2021

11th 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. Holiday Market in the South: November 20, 2021

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.

3. Holiday Bazaar at Ximenez-Fatio House Museum: November 20, 2021

The Holiday Bazaar at Ximenez-Fatio House Museum showcases local artists. includes a children’s corner with crafts and secret Santa items, plus a cider and s’mores bar!

4. Vilano Beach Artisans Market: November 20 & December 18

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.

woman shopping at boutique

5. Artisan Christmas Market at Coconut Barrel: December 4, 2021

Artisan Christmas Market at Coconut Barrel – More than 200 local artisans showcase their handcrafted masterpieces. Shop for jewelry, pottery, glass fiber-art, candles, soaps, ceramics, photography and more unique, one-of-a-kind items that make a perfect holiday gift. From 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

6. Holiday Market at Lightner Museum: December 9, 2021

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.

7. Holiday Night Market at the Pier: December 11, 2021

Bring the whole family to the 2nd annual Holiday Night Market at the Pier. Stroll through the market where you will find local vendors with offerings for everyone on your holiday gift list. Capture the family fun in our Grinchy-themed photo booth, discover delicious treats to take home, all while enjoying the vibrant light displays at St. Johns Ocean Pier Park.

8. First Look Artisans Holiday Market: December 12, 2021

First Look, The Artisans Market Holiday Market – A collective landing pad for artisans of many genres offering exclusive, hand-crafted art unlike any you’ve seen in a traditional curio shop. Choose from many one-of-a-kind items from elegant paintings and glasswork to photography and steampunk artworks. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

9. Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival: December 12, 2021

Celebrate the Holidays and shop for and-crafted items at the St. Augustine Garden Club Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival. There will be live wreaths, garland, floral centerpieces along with exquisite gift baskets, ornaments, Christmas décor, more.

10. Night Market at Coconut Barrel: December 16, 2021

From 5-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, come enjoy fresh food, live music, craft shopping & fun at the Coconut Barrel Artisan Market.