November 18, 2017: 3rd Annual Haven Holiday Market

If you know me, you know I like to stay well within my comfort zone. When moving to a new city 2 years ago, I was completely thrown out of my comfort zone, which I honestly embraced. It brought out a side that I always wanted to have, but I was to afraid to try. I wanted to be whisked into the unknown, find new things to do, go on adventures, and make a ‘new’ life for myself. And that’s what I did. 

I attended the Haven Holiday Market last year and it didn’t disappoint, so I figured why not attend it again this year?

3rd Annual Haven Holiday Market, Winter Haven, Central Park, Holiday Market

3rd Annual Haven Holiday Market ©Amanda Byas

The Haven Holiday Market is held in the Central Park in Downtown Winter Haven. They had over 150 vendors. What I absolutely loved about this market was the atmosphere. You not only had wonderful handmade items to look at and/or purchase, but you also had the pleasure of strolling through Central Park and seeing all the quirky sculptures and painted electrical boxes.

The Haven Holiday Market is not like other markets that I’ve been to. This one in particular only allows handmade items and no commercial products. So, if you are apart of a direct sales company, you cannot sell your items here, which gives me a breath of fresh air only because it showcases people’s talents.

This year the market had items from barbecue sets and sauces all the way to Adirondack chairs to dog collars. There was a little bit of everything and I guarantee you could easily get your Christmas shopping done. Also, all the vendors had fantastic prices and some even had great sales.

I can happily say that the Haven Holiday Market has officially became one of my top Christmasy things to do here in Winter Haven.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All photographs and opinions are my own. 

Amanda is a Florida raised, theme park junkie, furmom extraordinaire. She loves a good adventure with a side of food. You can find her planning her next trip or vegging on the couch with her sidekick (and baby), Bella!

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