The craze of the post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend has passed, but there are still dozens (upon dozens) of local pop-ups, bazaars, and sales this holiday season—including 40 this weekend alone. From the Gates Foundation’s annual Giving Marketplace to the giant Urban Craft Uprising, and from a Norwegian Holiday Bazaar and Jule Fest to the Native Art Mart, there are myriad opportunities for shoppers to find great gifts for their friends, families, and pets. See this weekend's options below, and check out our winter holidays calendar for more markets in the coming weeks.
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1. Westland Distillery Winter Market
Meet local makers and purchase their wares while sipping seasonal cocktails at this second annual winter market. Every purchase comes with a $10 voucher for bottle purchases at the distillery. Makers include Pilgrim Paper Co., Hardmill, Blue Owl Workshop, Plant Provisions, Fresh Tangerine, Kegley & Co., and Close By.
2. Hilltop Craft Show
This annual holiday show features handmade works from more than 80 Northwest crafters.
3. Shop the Hill
Support your favorite small businesses on Capitol Hill by shopping at the many stores participating in this year's Shop the Hill event throughout the holiday season. Current participants include Babeland, Chophouse Row, Glasswing, OOLA Distillery, Ada's Technical Books, and many others.
4. Best Books for Holiday Giving
Though this isn't a market or a pop-up, you shouldn't miss this event if you're shopping for book lovers this holiday season. Librarians, booksellers, and publishers will share their picks for the best holiday reads. For all your hard work, enjoy a specialty cocktail from Raconteur.
5. Crown Hill Holiday Market
Find handmade gems from local artists and artisans at this holiday market.
6. Seattle Makers Market
Buy local art and goods, cast your lot in the raffle, and hear live music at this market by Seattle Makers.
7. King Street Makers Market
This four-day pop-up promises a wealth of holiday gift items from 45 Pacific Northwest makers. From jewelry to edible goods to ceramics, shoppers are bound to find something neat.
8. Bainbridge Arts & Crafts First Friday Reception
The gallery will be filled with glittery works of art from Brooke Borcherding, Morgan Brig, Jennifer Caldwell, Garrison Coverdale, Katy Gilmore, Gretchen Hancock, Pascale Judet, Merrilee Moore, Kim Murton, Janusz Pozniak, Selene Santucci, and more.
9. Johnston Architects Holiday Market
Find a variety of goods from Pacific Northwest makers like Boejack Designs, Mia Santamaria, Pink + Posey, Canalesbk, and many others at this fourth annual holiday market.
10. Julie Conway Pop-Up Ornament Shop
Julie Conway, Motif's visiting artist, will be selling her intricate, hand-blown glass ornaments at this pop-up. 10 percent of proceeds will benefit Youth Care of Seattle.
11. ReRunRoom Opening
Check out vintage furniture, decor, and handmade jewelry, goods, and gifts from local makers at this celebration of ReRunRoom's new space. There will be light refreshments and chances to win prizes in a raffle.
12. Giving Marketplace
Support socially conscious organizations by shopping for holiday gifts from over 30 vendors and organizations that support causes such as "empowering women and girls, the environment, water, and the refugee crisis." Shoppers can also make their own gifts with artist Michelle de la Vega.
Common AREA Pop-Up Opening Night Party (Cancelled)
This pop-up will feature original artwork, prints, sculptures, and more by Common AREA resident artists. At their opening party on Friday, enjoy music and holiday treats while you shop around.
14. Holiday Craft and Gift Sale
Shop for locally-made arts, crafts, and other goods including Katie Hopper's botanical salves; Syd de Baca's veggie art, tea towels, mugs, and aprons; Jenny Craig's letterpress paper goods; Molly Hashimoto's prints, cards, and watercolors; and Dorothy Crandell's stone-bead necklaces.
15. Holiday Market at Westlake Park
Urban Craft Uprising and the Seattle Association bring you this German Christmas Market-inspired extravaganza every year, with a different set of local makers selling their wares each week. Sip a warm drink and peruse a plethora of handmade goods for yourself or someone you like.
16. Pottery Northwest Holiday Special
This local, handmade art market will have pottery, stationery, perfumes, leather, mustard, jewelry, prints, coffee, and more for sale as you prepare for the holidays. The opening party on Friday will have refreshments, tours, and music.
17. Seattle Sampling
Pick up gifts for your loved ones from local artists in their own studios.
18. Beacon Weekend Pop-Up Holiday Market
Shop local in the lovely Beacon Hill neighborhood.
19. Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale
Shop for handmade holiday gifts while enjoying a plethora of baked goods.
20. Georgetown Trailer Park Mall Bizarre Bazaar
Shop for holiday gifts from over 40 Made in Seattle vendors including Deep Sea Sugar and Salt, Axe Haka, Royal Mansion Gallery, Shipyard Collective, Oh Brother, Thrush Designs, Creepy Corner, and Bricks and Stones. While you're browsing, sugar plum elves, Santa, and DJ Dimples will be there to entertain you.
21. Gifts & Greens Galore
Find botanical decorations and nature-inspired gifts like pre-bundled, fresh-cut loose greens (donated by local gardeners and arboretum horticulturists), holiday wreaths and centerpieces, local crafts and honey, bird seed balls, and more. While you browse, enjoy free hot drinks.
22. Holiday Bazaar and Jule Fest
Norwegian transplants and Nordic enthusiasts can get their thrills at this holiday bazaar, which promises arts and crafts, gifts, pea soup with freshly grilled lefse, and a performance from youth folk dance group Leikarringen. Later on in the evening, Santa will make his grand entrance to kick off Julefest, where guests can dance around a holiday tree, witness a winter solstice proclamation, and hang out with some good natured Vikings.
23. In-Store Holiday Experience: Dahlia Press
Find an array of Dahlia Press products, including their postcards, notepads, art prints, festive cards, and gift-wrap. Plus, pick up a pair of boots.
24. Lakewood/Seward Park Holiday Gift Bazaar
Find handmade gifts from local vendors at this annual bazaar.
25. Moshier Holiday Pottery Sale
Twice a year, the potters at the Moshier Art Center gather to sell their handmade wares. This holiday sale offers mugs, bowls, serving dishes, garden art, soap dishes, jewelry, and more.
26. Open Editions Pop-Up at Civilization
Shop for prints, bags, stationery, books, and more by local Open-Editions artists at this holiday pop-up.
27. Rainier Beach Market
Pick up some holiday gifts for yourself and/or your friends, and meet the makers behind the artisan goods. Find woodwork, jewelry, food stuffs, quilts, glass art, and much more.
28. Shop-O-Rama at The Wing
Each trunk show in this holiday market series highlights a different artist (including Aki Sogabe, Wendi Chen, and Linda Hoshide, and others). Buy their work and enjoy discounts on items from the Wing Luke gift shop. Plus, on December 2, an Asian American Santa will stop by for a visit to listen to kids' holiday wishes.
29. St Peter's Holiday Fair
Find ethnic crafts, multicultural books, accessories, special holiday items, and more for loved ones. Don't miss a ukelele performance by the Nikkei Horizons Aloha Band. For fuel, there will be plenty of on sushi, baked goods, and Japanese sweets.
30. Winter Open Studios
Discover work by artist-in-residence Sofia Babaeva, shop work by more than 50 artists, grab food truck goodies, and watch C. Davida Ingram's video projected on the high wall.
31. Yule Tide Concert and Holiday Bazaar
Hear a blend of maritime and holiday tunes from Northwest musicians like Kat Eggleston, Emerald Fire, and Watch the Sky. At intermission, enjoy festive treats and a gift bazaar.
32. Urban Craft Uprising
"Seattle’s largest indie craft show" boasts a very large number of vendors of toys, kits, clothing, jewelry, food, clothes, crafts, etc., etc., etc.
33. Vashon Island Artist Studio Tour
If you don't want to shop in Seattle in December, try out this art studio tour—featuring more than 100 artists—on Vashon Island. In addition to the studios, the Vashon Center for the Arts will be displaying the works of local artists.
34. Winter Festival & Crafts Fair
Here's a venue, complete with live entertainment, for local artsy vendors to sell you unique presents for your loved ones.
35. Annual Holiday Sale of Himalayan Handicrafts
The Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism will host its annual sale featuring Tibetan vendors and Himalayan handicrafts. At noon, guides will give a free tour of the Monastery’s Shrine Room, and Tibetan tea will be served with baked goods.
36. Bar del Corso Holiday Gift Pop-Up
Grab a slice of pizza and peruse myriad gift options from local artists, illustrators, jewelry and clothing designers, and more.
37. Black Owl Market
This dark crafts market features local goods from vendors like Artful Dodger Tattoos & Comics, Art of Jason Soles, BEEGIRLMETAL, Catalyst Studios, Emmett Montgomery, Henrietta’s Eye, House of Orpheus, and many others.
38. Jeffry's Mitchell's Holiday Ornament Sale
Pick up handmade ornaments and personalized holiday cards made by Calypte Gallery artist Jeffry. Ornaments are $100 each.
39. Native Art Mart
Buy authentic Native gifts—clothing, drums, art prints, and more—from a group of diverse local artists in beautiful Discovery Park.
40. Yuletide Metaphysical Market
Allow a clairvoyant stranger to peer into your future whilst you shop for handmade local goods at this yuletide market. They also promise raffle prizes and talks on how to survive and support each other this holiday season.