Downtown businesses, residents, and revelers turn the calendar back 100 years to celebrate a traditional Christmas. On December 4th and 11th from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. historic Downtown Pensacola will be transformed into a traditional holiday scene. The 1st Annual Palafox Christmas Market features beautiful and unique shops showcasing Christmas ornaments and decorations, items for the home, art, wine, jewelry, exquisite clothing, and gifts. Local restaurants will also be featured.
“Downtown Pensacola will be transformed into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent of Christmas long ago” said Jim Sweida, of Blue Morning Gallery “hopefully this will be the beginning of a new tradition in Downtown Pensacola.”
The following businesses are confirmed as participants in this Christmas extravaganza:
Art Praha Galerie
Art Praha Galerie will feature an array of holiday gifts such as jewelry, earthenware, fine art, glass art, and much more. They will also offer complementary gift wrapping and a free Italian bracelet with any purchase when you mention this exclusive special. While you shop, Art Praha Galerie offers you a complementary glass of wine and they will be featuring complementary food samples from local Downtown restaurant Vic and Ike’s.
Blue Morning Gallery
Special holiday wall of original local art, all priced under $100, for that someone special. Be an original, Give Art! There will be a book signing by Leo F. Murphy, author of the book “Flying Machines over Pensacola”. See our special holiday windows, complete with a working Lionel train set. Bring the kids! Free hot chocolate and cake.
Free glasses of wine for all customers (21 or older) and light appetizers in our culinary theater.
We will also feature selected sales items up to 50% off. Be sure to enter the drawing for cooking classes for two.
Dollarhide’s Music Center
Unique Christmas gifts for the musician in your life: shop the annual “Piano Sale” for pianos, keyboards, and organs.
Elebash Jewelry Company
Take care of your holiday wish list while sipping cider and cookies. Most jewelry 15-50% off!
Vic & Ike’s
Special “quick bite” lunch from 11am to 5pm, specially designed to give you time to shop the downtown retail shops Selling coffee and hot cocoa on the patio for $2.00, bottled water for $2.00, and canned sodas for $1.00
Other participating businesses include:
• Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom
• Susan Campbell Jewelry
• Indigeaux Denim Bar & Boutique
• The Leisure Club
• Meadows’ Jewelry
• Ragtyme Sports Grille
For additional information about this special event visit: http://www.downtownpensacola.com/holidays/christmas_market.asp
About the DIB:
The Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) exists to enhance property values; encourage economic development; attract commercial and residential development into the urban core; beautify Downtown Pensacola; and continue the removal of commercial blight. For more information, please visit www.downtownpensacola.com.