Friday, November 5  -  5:00 p.m. to 8:00 P.M
Saturday, November 6  -  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 P.M.

Join us for the holiday shopping event of the year on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, 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. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be 8 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 8 shops with each shop catering to different interests, ages, and budgets. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. We hope to see you at the First United Methodist Church Holiday Marketplace!
For everyone's safety, masks will be required inside the 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. See a list of items here!
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.  Dishes, quilts, homemade items galore, and all kinds of jars filled with goodies to eat 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. It also features a section with children's toys and hand-painted chairs.
Fall and Harvest is a shop featuring pumpkins, hay bales topped with fabulous fall decorations, wreaths, and door hangings. Fall arrangements of every size and description are in this colorful shop.
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 Methodist Women have worked very hard to be sure there is a wide variety of items to tempt you and your waistline!
The Christmas Shop contains lit and decorated trees, over 50 different decorated (and many are lit) wreaths, decorated baskets, centerpieces for your fining room table, as well as gifts for the whole family. You will have to see it to believe it!
Visit our shop gallery to see examples of some of the items we have available for sale in our shops!

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