Friday, November 10  -  5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 11  -  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 12  -  11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join us for the 2023 holiday shopping event of the year on Friday, November 10, Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12 and help support the missions and ministries of First UMC. Friday evening, we will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. ($5 entry fee for those 12 and older - free appetizers and punch will be served); on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. There will be 8 shopping areas for the whole family to browse through featuring holiday shopping, upscale resale, and baked goods. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be there, so be sure to stop by and say "hi" to them! There is no entry fee on Saturday or Sunday. First UMC is located at 419 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601.

This year our Holiday Marketplace will feature 8 shops with each shop catering to different interests, ages, and budgets including a special area 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. 
Unique Boutique is a true delight with sparkling jewelry, hats, shoes, designer purses, and some beautiful resale clothing for women, men, 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 unique decor treasures will be sold.
Artisan’s Way features craft art, truly unique carvings, baskets, pottery, original photography, and individual artist’s paintings. This is place to buy a one-of-a-kind art treasure 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 year, the shop also includes Christmas resale and still offers the best bargains in town.
$5 and Under is a new shop this year run by our Scout Troop 21 featuring a toy store and all kinds of assorted sport and home decor. 
The Bountiful Bakery is true to its name with cakes, pies, cookies, and breads - 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! Shopper favorite chocolate-covered pecans will be available again this year so stop by early before they sell out!
Santa's Workshop is our famous Christmas Shop featuring trees, wreaths, nativity scenes, and more all at prices well below the local craft stores. Mr. and Mrs. Claus can be found outside of the Workshop for pictures with the children and the child-at-heart!
Visit our shop gallery to see samples of some of the items we have available for sale in our shops!

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