• The Merchant

Festive Holiday Sip, Sample, Stroll & Shop Event

Updated: Dec 5, 2019

Join us at The Merchant - Purveyor of Local Goods - for a Festive Holiday Sip, Sample, Stroll, and Shop event featuring all local flavors!


Groups will rotate around five (5) different tasting stations throughout the store. Holiday recipe cards will be available at each station for you to plan and prepare your festive holidays. Don't hesitate to ask us to help you pair items for the perfect Christmas gift.


The Sip, Sample, Stroll & Shop Event Tickets

Purchase your tickets so you can experience the best of The Merchant. The following is a little taste of what we have to offer at this event:


SIP several local wines and craft beer

  • We feature many local beers and wines to pique anyone's pallet.

SAMPLE a variety of local foods and handmade chocolates

  • Your sweet tooth will thank you after you take one bit of our delicious chocolates.

  • We will also showcase some of our favorite festival holiday snacks.

  • All of the recipes will be available at each station.

STROLL our store and socialize throughout the stations

  • Learn as you go about all the different recipes in the store.

  • Feel free to ask us any questions about our products and where to get more if they should happen to run out.

SHOP our store with special discounts

  • We know that shopping for the holidays can get stressful, but at The Merchant, that won't happen!

  • We provide you with a stress-free shopping experience, offering discounts for our event ticket holders.

PERSONAL WISH LISTS provided by The Merchant

  • Completely complimentary, we provide you with a personal wish list so you can add the best gifts to get for your family members and friends!


Who We Are: The Merchant - Purveyor of Local Goods


The Merchant – Purveyor of Local Goods is a funky, urban general store & gift shop nestled in the eclectic Central Arts District in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. This a shop where old meets new fusing the modernity of a well-lived urban lifestyle with the charm and nostalgia of an old fashioned general store.


Old general stores served as a community gathering space and we seek to carry on that tradition with classes and workshops offered by the artisans.


We curate an ever-changing assortment of gifts and wares to reflect our vibrant city and promote the creative community of artists, craftsmen, and makers. Open our doors and you will find an eclectic assortment of items. Some of these include:

  • small-batch soaps

  • apothecary items

  • local art

  • well-crafted houseware

  • artisanal local food

  • handmade chocolates

  • barware


All of our items can become heartfelt gifts that are both funky and functional, from makers who focus on quality over quantity. 


At The Merchant, supporting local isn’t just an idea, but a way of life. 

As often as possible, we stock our nest with goods made right here in St. Petersburg and the surrounding Bay Area.  We also gladly make space for goods made by community conscious, small-batch companies outside our area. 


Get your festive holiday gifts from a shop that supports local artists and artisans - shop at The Merchant! Get your tickets now!

Phone: 727-954-0117

Email:  merchantstpete@gmail.com

633 Central Ave.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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