Tis the season . . . for bargains! Make the most of your holiday shopping by checking out the local garage sales and charity events for local sales. You’ll want to mark your calendar for the Fire Sale and Community Yard Sale at Toomey Tools in Belleview (vendors wanted!) as well as the annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Joseph’s of the Forest as well as the Holiday Extravaganza at the Marion Oaks Community Center.
It’s an Ocala tradition for more than 30 years! Come join the festivities at Light Up Ocala starting Saturday night in the downtown Square. Enjoy food, entertainment, kids parade, ice skating — even a dinosaur dig! Event starts at 4 p.m. and parking will be easier than ever with the new garage just opened. Ice skating open 4 to 9 p.m. daily ($5 admission) through January 8th.
Ready for some deals? Some of the best bargains in town may be right in your neighborhood. Check out our Garage Sales page for the latest listings. We get dozens of new listings each week. Did you know that you can post your garage sale ad on Ocala4sale for FREE? Be sure to include the day and time of your event as well as the address. Also, the earlier you submit your ad, the better! Serious garage “sale-rs” plan their trips out a day or two in advance, to get the best deals.
If a new puppy or kitten is part of your holiday celebration, you’ve got to be prepared for a little mayhem. It just takes a little planning. Here’s a quick guide to getting ready for a new pet this holiday season.