Festive Maker’s Markets for Local Holiday Shopping

Give your loved ones a gift that truly means something this year by shopping artisan products and local, handmade goods! Not only will your friends and family love the thoughtful, creative presents under the tree, but small businesses will appreciate your support.

Grab a friend or a loved one for a festive, full-day shopping experience at a few of our favorite holiday markets in the USA and Canada!

Artisanal LA 

Where To Find It | Los Angeles, CA
When To Go | Dec 2, 9, and 15
Admission | Free

Artisanal LA is on a mission to collect and showcase the best artisan products from around the country. From handmade goods to edible treats, the boutique shopping experience is making it easy to give your loved ones ethical, Made-In-The-USA gifts this holiday season. Three separate markets will be happening in Southern California this December: the Artisanal LA x West Elm Holiday Pop-Up in Santa Monica, the City of Arcadia Holiday Market on South 1st Street, and the Artisanal LA Bunker Hill Holiday Market at Bank of America Plaza in Downton LA. All three markets are free, and specific dates, times, and addresses can be found online. 

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SoCal Etsy Guild

Where To Find It | Southern California
When To Go | Various dates, times, and locations
Admission | Free

The SoCal Etsy Guild is making the rounds this December with popup markets all over Southern California, including San Diego, Thousand Oaks, West Covina, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Mission Viejo. Beginning in 2012 as a team on etsy.com, The SoCal Etsy Guild connects artisans and buyers through various events, gatherings, and social media groups. If you are looking for holiday gifts local to your community, this is the place to shop. A full lineup of markets with times and locations can be found on the organization’s Facebook page.

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Echo Park Craft Fair

Where To Find It | Los Angeles, CA
When To Go | Dec 9 & 10, 10 AM–6 PM
Admission | $10–$16

Call us biased for including three Southern California holiday markets on our list, but we couldn’t exclude the Echo Park Craft Fair’s 2-day holiday market, hosted at Mark Sennett Studios—just three miles from The Good Trade studio! Featuring ceramics, jewelry, clothing, woodworking, and more, this fair features work from over 120 of America’s finest artists. Tickets are $10 for one-day entrance or $16 for the entire weekend.

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Urban Craft Uprising Holiday Market

Where To Find It | Seattle, WA
When To Go | Weekends From Nov 24–Dec 24, 10 AM–5 PM
Admission | Free

Urban Craft Uprising, Seattle’s largest indie-craft show, is partnering with the Downtown Seattle Association to help holiday shoppers find unique gifts for their loved ones. Open every Friday through Sunday until December 24, the Holiday Market at Westlake Park will showcase new, local vendors each weekend. Urban Craft Rising is also hosting their 2017 Winter Show on December 2 & 3 (10 AM–5 PM) at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, and the South Lake Union Winter Market on Friday, December 8 from 10 AM–6 PM.

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Crafty Wonderland

Where To Find It | Portland, OR
When To Go | Dec 9 & 10, 11 AM–6 PM
Admission | Free

250+ vendors from across the Pacific Northwest will be selling handmade gifts to holiday shoppers at Crafty Wonderland’s 2017 Holiday Art + Craft Market. Filling a 60,000 square foot hall at the Oregon Convention Center, the event is free and open to the public (although a limited number of tickets are being sold for the pre-show event on Friday, Dec 8). As an added perk, the first 150 attendees on both Saturday and Sunday, will receive goodie bags!

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DIYpsi Holiday Market

Where To Find It | Ypsilanti, MI
When To Go | Dec 9 ( 11 AM–7 PM) & Dec 10 (12 PM–6 PM)
Admission | Free

35 miles outside of Detroit, DIYpsi (dip-see) is hosting its annual holiday handmade art fair at the Riverside Art Center in Ypsilanti. Built on the idea of bringing visitors to the town and supporting local artisans, this is a truly community-minded event. With 80+ vendors, eclectic live music, and crafted food & drink, the holiday fair is the perfect place to shop for Midwest-made gifts.

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Porter Flea Holiday Market

Where To Find It | Nashville, TN
When To Go | Dec 9, 10 AM–5 PM
Admission | Free

Focusing on modern, handmade goods, The Porter Flea is bringing together holiday shoppers and local vendors at the Nashville Fairgrounds. Attendees can also expect to be well-fed and well-entertained while shopping for their loved ones; Nashville’s finest food trucks, and local craft brewery Jackalope will be present, alongside 150+ vendors. The event is free with an option for eager shoppers to attend a ticketed pre-show the evening of Dec 8. 

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Eastside Holiday Market

Where To Find It | Austin, TX
When To Go | Dec 15, 10 AM–6 PM
Admission | Free

Featuring great makers, music, sips, and grub, Revelry’s 2017 Eastside Holiday Market is guaranteed to be a fantastic day of supporting local makers and artisans in the Austin area. A one-night event at the Revelry studio on 5th street, swing by for local, Made-In-Texas holiday shopping. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

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Handmade Arcade

Where To Find It | Pittsburgh, PA
When To Go | Dec 2, 11 AM–7 PM
Admission | Free

Join 170+ local artisans and makers at the Handmade Arcade 2017 winter event happening the first weekend of December at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburg. Live music, raffles, youth makers, activities, and more will be included in the free, family-friendly shopping experience. Early bird passes for exclusive pre-event shopping access are also available online.

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Greenpointers Winter Candyland Holiday Market

Where To Find It | Brooklyn
When To Go | Dec 10, 1 PM–7 PM
Admission | Free

Switching it up from last year’s tropical theme, Greenpointers is inviting New Yorker’s to experience sugar, spice, and everything nice at this year’s Winter Candyland Holiday Market. One of Brooklyn’s most beloved events, attendees can shop local makers and artisans, while enjoying live music, food, drink, and activities in the historic Greenpoint Loft.

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BUST Craftacular Holiday Brooklyn

Where To Find It | Brooklyn
When To Go | Dec 9 & 10, 11 AM–7 PM
Admission | $3

Shop this holiday season at New York City’s longest-running annual juried craft fair, BUST Craftacular Holiday Brooklyn. Celebrating makers from all across the USA, attendees can expect to find a wide array of artisan-made products, as well as eclectic and vintage goods, live music, food, craft cocktails, and more. Admission is $3 at the door; the event will be held indoors at The Brooklyn Expo Center. And if you live across the pond, BUST Craftacular is hosting a Christmas Market at York Hall in London on Sunday, Dec 3. 

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City of Craft

Where To Find It | Toronto, ON
When To Go | Dec 8 (6 PM–10 PM) & Dec 9 & 10 (11 AM–6 PM)
Admission | $3

A magical three-day holiday festival and juried art show, City of Craft is Toronto’s largest, annual, independently-run craft event, attracting nearly 4,000 attendees in past years. Taking place at The Theatre Centre on Queen St. West, admission is $3, and provides access to all three days of the festive shopping event. 

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