Attendee FAQ

What is the GAAM Holiday Nerd Market?

The GAAM Holiday Nerd Market is a crowdfunded holiday market event put together by the GAAM team, with a focus on vendors and artists. We plan on having over 30 businesses with nerdy stuff to sell right before the holidays!

We’ve gone this route to create a dedicated, financially inclusive market, that is put together by the people, for the people, with free general attendance tickets, and the option for vendors to achieve full refunds (or donate their fees to further good things like this happening in the community).

Hopefully, this will tradition to showcase all the creative entrepreneurs and artists in our community continue, and also live as a fun gathering of our nerdy family.

Wait, you said family (you should have said GAAM Fam)…does that mean I can bring my kids?

Yes, this is an all-ages GAAM event!

Hold on, but will there be drinking?

It’s GAAM…so yes, we talked to Aloft, and the bar will be open during the day. ????

What do I get with General Admission at the GAAM Holiday Nerd Market and how much does it cost?

General Admission at the GAAM Holiday Nerd Market depends on support. It includes scheduled entry to the market itself, and access to all the GAAM activities on the venue property. Tickets MIGHT be $10 at the door…but we’re hoping through community support this will be a free event AGAIN! Together we made it free again! You can support us to keep events like this free here! 

What is the “Do Good” part of the GAAM Market?

We will be collecting toys to be donated for the holiday season. With each toy you donate, you will receive a raffle ticket to win some wonderful nerdy prizes! We will also be fundraising to keep creating events that support a healthy, positive, and inclusive community.

Lastly, we made it so we can offer refunds to small businesses who are trying to get by, and make it financially inclusive, so anybody can attend, no matter their economic circumstance.

What are the event hours?

Tentative hours are 12-5pm on Saturday, November 25th, and 12-5pm Sunday, November 26th. 

Where is Aloft?

Aloft at Tapestry Park is located at 4812 W Deer Lake Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32246 (it’s pretty close to Tinseltown and right off Gate Parkway).

You can book a room there at

What are the food options?

Food will be available for purchase from several local small businesses, so come through hungry!
You can find an updated list of on site and near-by food options here.

What about parking?

Aloft has it’s own parking lot, and there is additional parking throughout Tapestry Park and at the Movie Theatres across the street.

What is there to do for attendees?

The main draw is the vendors and artists; this is a nerd market! There will also be gaming stations, a costume contest, crafting for kids, family activities, holiday-themed selfie spots, lounge areas, food, a toy drive, and whatever else we can pull together with the community!

Check back as we’ll keep updating the FAQ as the event approaches!

― It Take a Village ―

Keep the Holiday Nerd Market Free