Don’t get your Tinsel in a Tangle! It's time to get your holiday cheer in gear! Feeling Scrooge-y? A fun-filled festival will do the trick. Support small business by shopping local! The Gulfport Merchants Association presents the annual Holiday Hoopla! The event will benefit Operation Santa and Gulfport families in need.
Holiday Hoopla is a celebration of arts, crafts, foods, live music and roving holiday characters set in a waterfront atmosphere amid bright, twinkling, colorful lights. Stroll the decorated streets filled with talented exhibitors and unique shops. The festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else, and all of your holiday shopping can be done in one place!
Visitors will be enchanted by a variety of festive and fun holiday-themed music and Roving performers include Dickens characters and carolers.
Be sure to relax after all the excitement at one of the many Downtown restaurants, pubs, and cafes. Did you know? Gulfport was named one of six national small-town finalists in the “Best For Food” category during the 2011 Rand McNally/USA Today Road Rally? Visit our “village” during the Holiday Hoopla event for some of the best dining choices in Tampa Bay!
Whether you’re a Gulfport resident or a visitor from out of town, there’s plenty to see and do at Gulfport’s Holiday Hoopla Event. With over a half mile of shopping, food, fun, and holiday splendor this festive event has become a Tampa Bay holiday tradition!
The Gulfport Merchant’s Chamber gives back to the community all year round. During the Holiday Hoopla event donations will be collected for Operation Santa (New Toys/Gift cards, etc.),
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