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Holiday Guide 2014: To market

Pop-up shops, artisans markets and nontraditional shopping opportunities that put your money into local hands and keep you out of the mall


  • Photo by Ashley Belanger

Nov. 19-20
5th Annual Holiday Boutique The auditorium will house tons of vendors selling unique gifts for the holidays. 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary; free; 386-668-5553;

Nov. 20
Artegon Marketplace Ribbon Cutting Ceremony After the ribbon-cutting, this new marketplace in the former Festival Bay Mall will be home to 165 shops and stores run by and for local artists, artisans and craftspeople. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration takes place 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday; after that the marketplace will be open for business 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Artegon Marketplace, 5250 International Drive; free; 407-351-7718;

Nov. 22
Finds on Shine: Parisian Market Shop for antiques, jewelry, vintage apparel and local art. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Maxine’s on Shine, 337 N. Shine Ave.; free; 407-674-6841;

Nov. 24-Dec. 31
Uncle Tony’s Donut Shoppe At this pop-up vinyl shop, find those rare vintage records for the record collectors on your list (or for yourself). The shop will be open during the holiday season in the Milk District. Spacebar, 2428 E. Robinson St.; free; 321-948-6952;

Dec. 6
4th Annual Orlando Pottery Festival Shop work by some of the best potters and ceramicists in the Orlando area. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Loch Haven Neighborhood Center, 610 N. Lake Formosa Drive; free; 407-913-1766;

Crealdé Holiday Sale Arguably one of the best times to visit the School of Art is when the grounds are transformed into a holiday marketplace where you can buy ceramics, paintings, jewelry and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; free; 407-671-1886;

Dec. 7
Sparkle Artisan Holiday Market Support local artists and hand-crafters while enjoying live performances and a reiki circle. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Dandelion Communitea Café, 618 Thornton Ave.; free;

Dec. 12-13
McRae Studio Open House Featuring the studios of the 21 McRae Studio artists. 6-9 p.m. Friday, 4-9 p.m. Saturday; McRae Art Studios, 904 Railroad Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-599-9956;

Dec. 13-14
Big Bang Bazaar Holiday Spectacular A selection of more than 100 local indie artists and crafters. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Maitland Civic Center, 641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland; $5; 407-878-7921;

Dec. 14
Grandma Party Bazaar A carefully curated group of local crafters and vendors sell their awesome wares at this annual shopping event. Live music all day, food, and fun activities too. 10 a.m.; Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road; free; 407-623-3393;

Dec. 19
Potlatch: A Lesson in Gratitude A Native American/First Nations celebration that promotes connection and sharing through the open exchange of goods and services. Bring books, CDs, DVDs, clothing or other items to share and trade. 1-2:15 p.m.; Valencia College East Campus; 701 E. Econlockhatchee Trail; free; 407-582-2291;


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