Find just the right gift for a loved one or a fun self-care gift-to-self in Gainesville and Alachua County with national brands, pop-up markets, locally-owned boutiques and bookstores, or at the dozens of unique shops and antique stores that line the streets of our charming historic towns. Enjoy a festive atmosphere while you stroll and browse under twinkling lights finding holiday sales and special events.
Find shopping districts below and explore a comprehensive list of area shops at visitgainesville.com/explore/shopping.
Butler Plaza, Butler North and Butler Town Center
Butler Enterprises offers shopping, dining, and entertainment in Gainesville, Florida. With over 150 stores and restaurants and spanning 2 million square feet, Butler is the largest retail center in North Central Florida. Find national brands like Best Buy, Anthropologie, REI Co-op, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s, and Whole Foods alongside locally owned stores including Allie Allure Boutique, Agapanthus, Falafel King, The Village Jeweler and more. View a map and directory at shopatbutler.com
Christmas at Butler
Saturday, December 9, 4 p.m. -7 p.m.
Relax, shop, dine and celebrate life’s memorable moments. Celebration Pointe features entertainment at Regal Celebration Pointe 10 and RPX theatre, Dave and Buster’s, live music on the promenade stage, accommodations at Hotel Indigo and Hom Hotel and Suites, shopping at Bass Pro Shops, Nike Factory Store, Palmetto Moon, Tommy Hilfiger and dining at Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille, The Keys Grill and Piano Bar, Hana Sushi, Prime and Pearl, MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company and more. Browse shops, restaurants and see upcoming events at celebrationpointe.com
The Oaks Mall
Find over 100 of your favorite brands under one roof. Browse fashion and gifts at JC Penney, Zales, H&M, Dillard’s and Express to name a few. Dine at casual stops or sit-down restaurants including Charley’s Philly Steaks, Southern Stop, Buffalo Wild Wings and more. Preview sales and upcoming events at theoaksmall.com
Tioga Town Center
Tioga Town Center is a walkable upscale destination combining street-side parking, shopping, dining and an outdoor stage for live music and events. Grab a bite at Cilantro Tacos, Dave’s New York Deli, Blue Highway, Local Provisions and Big Island Bowls. Raise a glass at World of Beer or Fluid Lounge. Shop at Down to Earth Boutique and Lang Jewelers. View upcoming events and browse stores and restaurants at tiogatowncenter.com
Light Up Tioga
Saturday, December 2, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Shoppes at Thornebrook
Stroll through a park-like setting and find handmade chocolates, unique fashions, musical instruments and more at local boutiques. View a directory and upcoming events at shoppesatthornebrook.com
Find Unique Crafts, Antiques and More in Our Charming Historic Towns
Visit antique shops and boutiques for one-of-a-kind gifts in the charming, picturesque towns of Alachua, High Springs, Micanopy, Newberry and more. Micanopy is the oldest inland town in Florida and features a walkable collection of fine art, jewelry, and more. Stroll down the winding Main Street Alachua and view historic Victorian homes next to tea shops, restaurants and boutiques. High Springs is the gateway to the world-renowned freshwater springs with a variety of restaurants, antique stores, adventure outfitters, boutiques and a craft brewery.
Micanopy 3rd Annual Holiday Stroll in Micanopy Downtown Historic District
Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
City of Alachua Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 9, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Holiday Music, Light Displays and More at Christmas in High Springs
Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 – Sunday, December 17, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 23, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
7th Annual Christmas on the Square at CountryWay Town Square
Saturday, December 16, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
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