Twin Cities Holiday Markets

Walker Art Center’s Jewelry and Accessory Makers Mart

Handcrafted goods are becoming a popular way to make gift-giving more meaningful. This holiday season, the Twin Cities hosts dozens of pop-up markets with curated selections of modern, stylish goods by local makers. We’ve gather a few of our favorites for you:

• Walker Art Center’s Jewelry and Accessory Makers Mart, Saturday, November 4, a showcase of “wearable art” feature bohemian jewelry by Robyne Robinson, hand-dyed scarves by Martha McQuade, and sculptural polymer-clay jewelry by Wazo Designs. Details at

• MN Christmas Market, Saturday, November 11, at Lake Monster Brewing features handcrafted soy candles by Excelsior Candle Co., skincare by StormSister Spatique, and honey-infused bon-bons by Mademoiselle Miel. More at

• Paikka’s Holiday Bazaar, Sunday, November 12, spotlights unique, minimalist wares by Minnesota makers at its stylish St. Paul event space. See

• Craft’za, November 18 & 19, held at the Grain Belt Bottling House, and Holiday No Coast Craft-o-Rama, December 1 & 2, at Midtown Global Exchange, each boast sprawling lineups of local indie makers. Check out and

• American Swedish Institute’s pop-up Jul Shop, November 11–January 7, is filled with Scandinavian food, candles, ornaments, woven goods, and other giftables. See

• The nomadic Minneapolis Craft Market, November 5–December 19, curates a rotating selection of makers at pop-up sales every weekend at locations including the Linden Hills Farmers Market, Lakes & Legends Brewing, and Sociable Cider Werks. Details at

• SooVAC, December 1–24, opens its an annual holiday shop selling original art by local artists specially priced for gift giving. Info at

• Northern Grade market, December 9 & 10, returns for its annual holiday edition with a selection of U.S.-made goods that include men and women’s clothing, accessories, skincare, and gifts. See

By: Jahna Peloquin

Photo Courtesy of Walker Art Center


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