15 Holiday Markets to Shop This Month

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

By Maggie Selner & Katelyn Bloomquist

Miss your chance to grab gifts on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday this year? Find them at these local markets and bazaars throughout December instead.

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)

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. (Through Dec. 22, holidazzle.com)

2019 Holiday Gallery Shop

Hosted by Textile Center, this annual market shows off earth-friendly fiber art created by 100-plus artists, including Brooklyn Park’s Wendy Richardson—the 2019 featured artist. (Sundays through Dec. 24, textilecentermn.org)

Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar

More than 75 booths will line St. Paul’s Landmark Center at this 41st-annual event—filled with decor, paintings, handmade lotions, soaps, and more by Twin Cities makers. (Dec. 5-7, facebook.com)

Nordic Julemarket

Thirty-plus Nordic-inspired vendors will head to Utepils Brewing to present gifts, crafts,  home accessories, traditional wares, and more to holiday shoppers. The event will also feature live entertainment, beer, food trucks, and hygge-style celebrations. (Dec. 6-8, facebook.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)

Winter Market at Sisyphus Brewing

For another perfect place to pick up unique holiday gifts, head to Sisyphus Brewing in Minneapolis for an impressive line up of vendors, and yes, you guessed it—beer. (Dec. 7, facebook.com)

Courtesy of Molly Mulvehill Steinke

Betty Danger’s Bizarre Bazaar

For creative and clever crafts and more, this annual bazaar offers a variety of can’t-find-it-anywhere-else gifts. (The event has 14,000 “interested” people on Facebook!) (Dec. 7-8, facebook.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. 8, 15, and 22, mplscraftmarket.com)

Hoppy Holiday Makers Market

Urban Growler Brewing Company’s third annual holiday market will feature 25-plus vendors with a locally made twist. Grab a drink, head to the brewery’s new Barrel Room, and shop vendors like Amy’s Classic Confections and Earth Element Crystals. (Dec. 13, facebook.com)

Mercury Mosaics Makers Market

Mercury Mosaics’ second annual holiday market features live music and 40-plus vendors, including fiber art by wool + timber—also featured in the Nov./Dec. issue of Midwest Home! (Dec. 14, facebook.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. (Dec. 15, northeastmarket.org)

Old St. Anthony Holiday Bazaar

Machine Shop’s two full floors of handmade goods hold everything you need to finish your holiday shopping—from jewelry, apparel, and home goods to body care products, kids wear, and more. (Dec. 15, facebook.com)

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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