More than150 local artists, crafters, small businesses, food trucks, and nonprofits kick off the holiday season during LocalShops1’s ninth annual extravaganza, featuring a mermaid-filled wine and beer garden, free kids entertainment, and tons of swag, raffles, and sales. Admission is free and open to the public.

The event takes place 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays, Nov. 17 & 24, at South Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg.