The Alternative Christmas Market provides an alternative to excessive commercialization of the holiday shopping experience. Over 30 local, national, and international agencies and ministries that serve the homeless, the hungry, the imprisoned, the poor, and those in need set up booths in John Wesley’s Fellowship Hall showcasing the services they provide on a price list. Shoppers will have the opportunity to match a gift with that someone special on their Christmas list. Gifts may be chosen from any of the agencies participating and recorded on a shopping list.
Beautiful, fair-traded handicrafts and tangible gifts supporting the agencies in the market are also available for purchase in our card and craft shop and the proceeds contribute to supporting the agencies’ missions. When you’re finished shopping, you write one check and then proceed to the calligraphy station to have your gift cards hand-lettered, ready for you to put under your tree or mail to the recipient. It couldn’t be easier or more in keeping with the season!
John Wesley United Methodist Church
1689 Old Saint Augustine Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32301