3 Orlando Holiday Markets to Visit Before Christmas

By Roger Jimenez

With just a few days left until Christmas, the pressure to find the perfect gift is on! To ease your last-minute shopping troubles, we've compiled a list of December's final holiday markets to help you out. Whether you want to enjoy the festive offerings yourself, or find a last minute gift, these markets are a must see before they disappear until next year!

December 2 – 23  |  Lake Eola Merry Market

512 E Washington Street, Orlando FL

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Downtown Orlando! Lake Eola’s festivities create the perfect backdrop for your shopping spree or evening stroll with the family. Head to the east side of Lake Eola Park where the Holiday Market awaits, open on Fridays and Saturdays from 4:30 pm to 9 pm and Sundays from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Dec. 20 - 22  |  Holiday Matsuri

Marriott World Center

Find some anime holiday spirit at Holiday Matsuri, Orlando's festively themed Anime, Gaming, and Cosplay convention. Throughout December 20–22, thousands of attendees gather to celebrate their favorite fandoms with a unique holiday twist. Enjoy seasonal adaptations of convention favorites, including cosplay contests, interactive workshops, panels, holiday shopping, gaming tournaments, dances, and more.

Dec. 24  |  Last Chance Christmas Market @ East End Market

3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando FL

You'll have one last chance for holiday shopping at the East End Market on Christmas Eve. Revel in the festive spirit with an assortment of adorable holiday treats and toys, specially curated for dogs and their people. From durable toys for the toughest chewers to soft treats for the daintiest of dogs, this market ensures a delightful last-minute shopping experience. Plus, indulge in human treats designed just for you. Make your way to East End Market before it's too late, and ensure your holiday celebrations are complete!


If you're still at a loss for what to buy, check out our list of gift ideas at various local Orlando shops!


As the festive season unfolds, these holiday markets offer a final destination for thoughtful gifts and seasonal delights! Whether you're exploring the enchanting offerings of Lake Eola or finding some gifts on Christmas Eve, these last few December markets provide a variety of options for your last-minute shopping needs. Lose yourself in the joyful spirit, indulge in local crafts, and make the most of these opportunities to guarantee your holiday celebrations are full of warmth and cherished memories. Happy holidays and happy shopping!


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