seminolemarketplaceThe holidays are more colorful and cultural with a hand-crafted gift from a Native American artisan. On December 11th and 12th, the Seminole Okalee Indian Village at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will be hosting a Holiday Marketplace from 5 to 9 p.m. The two-day holiday showcase will feature a variety of artisans and gifts, plus alligator wrestling demonstrations, wildlife shows, live Native American music – and a photo opportunity with Santa Claus.

The doors open at 4 p.m., both days. At 5 p.m., Otter John presents a wildlife show (which is repeated at 8:30 p.m.), followed by a deep water alligator wrestling demonstration with James Holt. At 6 p.m., celebrate the music of America with Native American musicians and recording artists Paul Buster, Paula Sanchez, Sheree Sneed, and Spencer Battiest. Santa Claus makes a pre-holiday trip from the North Pole, meeting and greeting guests between 6 and 8:30 p.m. each day. There’s also a chance to win a Free one-night stay at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel or a Free Chili Cook Off ticket from KISS Country Radio. Admission to the Holiday Marketplace celebration is $12 for adults, $8 for children and seniors. Kids age four and under, Seminole Tribal Members and Seminole employees are free. Admission is free with the purchase of $25 or more from the Okalee Village gift store.

Built around traditional Seminole “chickee” huts and pathways through a natural habitat emulating the Florida Everglades, The Seminole Okalee Indian Village and Museum showcases up-close animal habitats and exhibits that are part of the Seminole wildlife experience, along with a prestigious collection of Seminole cultural and historical artifacts. For more information about the Seminole Okalee Indian Village Holiday Marketplace, call 954.797.5551.