10 Holiday Markets to Shop This Season

These markets and bazaars promise holiday shopping, gourmet treats, and an experience you’ll never forget.

By Maggie Selner & Katelyn Bloomquist

Photo by Kianna Notermann

With the holiday season in full swing, there’s no shortage of shopping opportunities. Check out these local markets and bazaars to find the perfect gift, sample local cuisine, and enjoy classic winter activities.

Plate & Parcel Holiday Market

Just in time for the holidays, Linden Hills Farmers Market and Minneapolis Craft Market will provide a well-rounded selection of more than 60 vendors—all ready to show off their unique crafts, home goods, and gourmet treats. (Weekends through Dec. 22, facebook.com)

Minneapolis Holiday Boutique

More than 300 exhibitors and nearly 30,000 shoppers will head to U.S. Bank Stadium for the latest fashion styles, trends, jewelry, gifts, children’s items, and more. Be sure to check out the Midwest Artisan Area, too, where custom-made gifts and home décor will be on display. (Nov. 8-10, minneapolisholidayboutique.com)

MN Christmas Market

The holidays are all about giving, and the MN Christmas Market makes it easy to support children in our community while shopping homegrown brands. All vendors will donate 7 percent of sales to the Reel Hope Project—a charity that shares the stories of Minnesota children awaiting adoption. (Nov. 10 and 17, mnxmasmarket.com)

Northeast Winter Market

Between more than 40 vendors, mimosas, and live music, supporting artisans (and finding those last minute gifts) has never been more fun. (Nov. 17 & Dec. 15, northeastmarket.org)

Thanksgiving Weekend Winter Markets

This three-day shopping extravaganza features Plaid Friday (a Black Friday alternative where visitors can shop local), Small Business Saturday, and a rotating selection of artisans, food vendors, and more throughout the entire weekend. (Nov. 29-Dec. 1, mplscraftmarket.com)

Courtesy of Molly Mulvehill Steinke

Holidazzle

As your one-stop shop for gifts, Minnesota-made crafts, fireworks, music and tree lightings, you’ll love not only the festivities, but also the warmth of Holidazzle’s heated tent after you glide around the ice rink. (Nov. 29-Dec. 22, holidazzle.com)

Hygge Holiday Market

On Sunday evenings through December, slide into Lawless Distilling’s Miracle at Lawless for a good drink, even better shopping, and loads of holiday spirit. Peruse different vendors every weekend. (Dec. 1, 8, 15, and 22, mplscraftmarket.com)

European Christmas Market

Inspired by Germany’s and Austria’s Christkindlmarkts, Minnesota’s own European Christmas Market displays the cultural and festive charm of the season. Head to St. Paul to shop European-inspired holiday merchandise and more. (Dec. 6-22, stpaulchristmasmarket.org)

Holiday Sampler ­– Tasting and Gift Fair

This fifth annual fair is the best place to pick up inspiration for your holiday dinner menu. While enjoying live music, sample a variety of locally made food and browse handcrafted gifts. (Dec. 7, msmarket.coop)

A Handmade Holiday Market

Grabbing last-minute gifts doesn’t need to be stressful. Here, you can pick out your presents from local artists, enjoy the scenic Loring Park, and sip a farm-to-table Belgian beer. (Dec. 21, facebook.com)

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