By Jon Busdeker

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, move somewhere else. If you’re looking for a sexy merman Christmas ornament or snowman statue, you’re in luck.

St. Nick’s Holiday Shoppe, a new pop-up shop near Jade Sushi and New Asian and Graffiti Junktion, opened in College Park earlier this month. The 3,500 SF store on Edgewater Drive sells trees, wreaths, Santa Claus figurines, reindeer statues, and yes, even ripped mermen ornaments (see picture).

This is the third year co-owners Nick Lawrence and Dino McGill have operated St. Nick’s Holiday Shoppe in Orlando. In 2015 and 2016 the shop was in the SoDo shopping center.

Lawrence and McGill moved the pop-up shop to College Park to open a larger store. The space had been previously occupied by the College Park Arts Center and Calvet Couture Bridal Boutique.

In addition to the shop, Lawrence and McGill operate Elves Decorating Service, a company that installs holiday decorations.

St. Nick’s Holiday Shoppe will host Santa Claus on Nov. 4 from 5-8 p.m. during the College Park Jazzfest.

The shop will stay open through most of December.

Jon Busdeker

Jon Busdeker is a freelance journalist and videographer. He lives in College Park and is a co-host of "Bungalower and The Bus." Check out his website at

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