Keep it local with Walton holiday fairs

November 4, 2011

There is something for everyone on your list with upcoming holiday fairs in North and South Walton

Coastal Holiday Market at St. Rita Nov. 12
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: St Rita Catholic Church, 137 Moll Drive, Santa Rosa Beach
Kick off your holiday shopping with fabulous gift ideas at the First Annual Coastal Holiday Gift Market. Over 36 local and regional artisans, crafters and gift vendors will be on hand offering a variety of finely crafted items, photography, art and unique, one-of-a-kind gift items. “Kids’ Korner” with child care, face painting games and more. We’ll be serving up morning coffee, muffins, donuts as well as, hamburgers for lunch in the afternoon. Join us for a fun, family friendly, shopping day adventure!

Hometown Christmas comes to Walton County Fairgrounds Nov. 26

Hand-crafted gifts, food and entertainment in store for all day event
The 22nd annual Hometown Christmas, sponsored by the DeFuniak Business and Professional Association, will be held Sat., Nov. 26 – rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Walton County Fairgrounds on Hwy. 83N.
The annual shopping event brings thousands of holiday shoppers to DeFuniak Springs and features activities for children, food, entertainment and hundreds of unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for every taste.
 This year features “Sportsman Paradise,” with commercial vendors selling recreational equipment. Often imitated but never duplicated, the original Northwest Florida Hometown Christmas features up to 100 artists and crafters from around the south. There are still some booth spaces available, but craft-artists must act now to reserve a 10×10 space.
For booth space reservations or general information, call DBPA President Sara Comander at (850) 892-7830.

Old Florida Holiday and Winter Market at WaterColor Nov. 26
Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
Location: WaterColor, Cerulean & Marina Parks – Santa Rosa Beach
Carriage rides, bonfire/s’mores, pictures with Santa, tree lighting, holiday treats, and gifts at the Winter Market.

Junior League of the Emerald Coast Mistletoe Market Dec. 10 – 11

Location – Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort Linkside Center
The Junior League of the Emerald Coast is hosting its 4th annual Mistletoe Market. Each year, it hosts vendors from throughout the United States selling beautiful merchandise, just in time to complete all that Christmas shopping.
General Market Hours:
Friday, December 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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