Friday, November 4  -  5:00 p.m. to 8:00 P.M
Saturday, November 5  -  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 P.M.
Sunday, NOVEMBER 6  -  11:30 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

Join us for the holiday shopping event of the year on Friday, November 4, Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6 and help support the missions and ministries of First UMC. Friday evening, we will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.; on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. There will be 9 shopping areas to browse through featuring holiday shopping, upscale resale, and baked goods. There is no entry fee so come on by our shops! First UMC is located at 419 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601.

This year our Holiday Marketplace will feature 9 shops with each shop catering to different interests, ages, and budgets including Santa's Workshop just for kids. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. We hope to see you at the First United Methodist Church Holiday Marketplace!

Our Shops

The Giving Tree is one of the most popular shops in the marketplace! This shop has gift cards at a discounted price along with gift baskets filled with themed items including a gift card. New this year is a silent auction table with some fabulous shopping opportunities.
Unique Boutique is a true delight with sparkling jewelry, hats, shoes, designer purses, and some beautiful resale clothing for women and children. There are bargains galore in this shop!
Our Country Store takes center stage at the Holiday Marketplace with its lit tent and Cracker Barrel atmosphere.  Candles, homemade items galore, resale, and Chocolate Mascot Pecans will be sold.
Artisan’s Way features craft art, pottery, original photography, and individual artist’s paintings. There are also frames big and small as well as wrapped prints. This is an opportunity to own a one of a kind piece of art at a very good price.
Twice As Nice is our upscale, resale shop although many of the items here are new and never used. This shop has doubled in size since our last Holiday Marketplace and offers the best bargains in town.
The Gift Corner is a new shop this year filled with handcrafted gifts for all your family and friends. They also have decorated containers to hold your gifts!
The Bountiful Bakery is true to its name with cakes, pies, cookies, and breads - and all kinds of edible items to save you time and energy over the holidays.  Our United Women in Faith have worked very hard to be sure there is a wide variety of items to tempt you and your waistline!
Santa's Workshop is located at our Scout Hut right next to our Chapel and is especially for the little ones. This shop is run by our Scout Troop 21 and includes the opportunity to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus! There is a "secret Santa" area for children ages 3-10 to buy for their families - includes free gift wrapping.
Visit our shop gallery to see examples of some of the items we have available for sale in our shops!

Have a question or comment?

We'd love to hear from you. Fill out the form below to get started.