Palafox Market Holiday Edition—Wednesday Evenings!

Posted: Nov 11, 2022 11:15 pm Updated: Oct 17, 2023 08:56 am

The ever-popular Palafox Market is offering the public something entirely new for the holidays.

For the first time in its 15-year history, the year-round Saturday market will add four successive Wednesday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. into the schedule. The Palafox Market Holiday Edition dates are Nov. 30, Dec. 7th, 14th and 21st.

For this special holiday event, the market’s traditional three-block North Palafox site between Garden and Wright streets will be scaled down to just one block between Garden and Chase streets.


Palafox Market manager Emily Kopas says more than 50 vendors have signed up for the Wednesday holiday market.


Live music will add to the festivities, she adds, and the Grinch is scheduled to make a special appearance. Streetlights, holiday lights decorating the trees and lighting provided by the vendors will illuminate the market site during the dark evening hours.


“This was an idea that was brought to us by a few Palafox Market vendors who wanted the opportunity to feature specific products geared toward the holidays,” says Walker Wilson, executive director of the Downtown Improvement Board. “We see this as an opportunity – just like the regular Palafox Market does on Saturdays – to bring people downtown during the middle of the week to shop the Market, then do some shopping at some of the other retail stores and also grab dinner and drinks later at a downtown restaurant or bar,” Wilson adds.