St. John's Holiday Market This Saturday

Nov 15, 2017

One of Tallahassee’s most popular pre-holiday shopping events happens this Saturday. The Christmas Market at Saint John’s Episcopal Church has been a seasonal staple for decades.

Volunteers lined up to work at a past Christmas Market at St. John's.

Market publicist David Wheeler describes the market’s offerings as pretty much everything under the sun.

“Works of art, collectibles, housewares, upscale rummage, in the pantry you’ll find pickles, jellies, jams, preserves, sauces, fresh-from-the-oven baked goods of all kinds, cakes, pies, brownies, cookies,” he said, ticking off just a sample of the many categories of items being sold.

The Market is open in the church hall from 8:00 until 2:00 Saturday and Wheeler cautioned the crowds gather early.

“They know they can get some bargains on some great stuff and they’ll be lined up from our Calhoun Street entrance all the way down to Call Street waiting to get in at 8:00 Saturday morning.”

Wheeler said the church splits half of the proceeds with community charities, such as Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Habitat for Humanity and Big Bend Homeless Coalition.