Christmas, Hanukkah, and other gift-giving holidays of the season are fast approaching, and so too is the stress of finding great presents for friends and family. If you're in a tizzy about it, we've got your back. Below, you'll find all the holiday bazaars and pop-up markets happening this week to cover the broad interests of your loved ones, from Mount Analogue's Support System pop-up to Mahouto Market's holiday Kawaii sale, and from a Handmade Arcade at Tractor Tavern to the Punk Rock Flea Market. 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. 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.
2. Open Editions Pop-Up
Shop for artist-designed gifts like prints, bags, stationery, books, and more all month long.
3. Pilchuck Holiday Sale
Find handmade glass art by local artists like Jen Elek, Levi Belber, Brent Rogers, Granite Calimpong, Deborah Adler, and many others.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Vanishing Seattle X Eighth Generation Pop-Up Shop
Shop merch from #VanishingSeattle, a social media project that documents the "displaced and disappearing institutions, small businesses, homes, and communities of Seattle" while also serving as a "love letter" to the city's history. There will be totes, t-shirts, and more.
7. Holiday Shopping at 400 Fairview
Spend a cozy evening sipping festive drinks, snacking on holiday specials, wrapping gifts, listening to music, and shopping for presents.
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8. Preserve and Gather Pop-Up
Shop Preserve & Gather's swag and homemade preserves, and browse goods from a variety of vendors, including Salt Blade, Orasella, Silver + Salt, Good + Well Supply Co., Three Poppy Paper Co., Stocked General, Mustard and Co., Handmade by Wild Lupine, and Tesha Karpoff.
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9. Support System
In the midst of the holiday season, when consumerism gets a shot of adrenaline as stores shell out deals, Mount Analogue strives to "offer a safe space to be, to find, to connect, and to support the local artists that make this world worth it." The book shop will paint the space a peaceful Yves Klein blue and host two pop-ups featuring Women.Weed.WiFi, Kim Selling of Drop Out City Vintage (and Stranger music calendar editor), EPICENE, Need Things, and Pilgrim Paper Co. In addition to shopping for goods, there will be sliding-scale oracle card readings by Lily Kay, sets by DJ T.Wan and DJ Bricks, and readings by Gabrielle Bates, Montreux Rotholtz, Philip Schaefer, and Jeff Whitney.
10. Fresh Tangerine Holiday Pop-Up
The Pioneer Square jewelry shop will have a holiday pop-up sale starting on First Thursday. There it will remain all month long, featuring the entire Fresh Tangerine line (which is all under $100), as well as a handful of other handmade products curated by the shop's founder, Kim Kogane.
11. A Conscious Holiday Bazaar
Support local nonprofit Mother Africa, which provides resources to African refugee and immigrant women and children in Washington State, by shopping for local goods at this holiday market. You'll find gifts from Alma Botanicals, Ayako & Family Jam, Butter Home, Capuli Club, Daughter of the Land, Dorotea Ceramics, Holly Haymaker Ceramics, Luella, Ohme Shop, Nube Green, Sharply, and Jcoco Chocolate. Treats will be provided by gluten-free bakery Nuflours.
12. Holiday Magic Friday
Stop in the cozy Queen Anne Book Company to pick up some discounted gifts and engage in holiday festivities.
13. Salt & Pine Holiday Market
At this holiday pop-up, treat yourself and your holiday gift recipients to some delectable smells in the form of locally made candles and soaps, plus other goods like crafts, knitwear, and more.
15. Sweetgrass Holiday Pop-Up
Find a curated selection of beauty products, handcrafted jewelry, floral arrangements, candles, accessories, tea bath bundles, spiced fruit drinks, and more from vendors like Studio Bloom, Bathing Beauteas, Capuli Club, and Earl Grey Style.
16. 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.
17. Arts & Craft Beer
Naturally, there will be beer at this crafty market, as well as goodies from Maxx, the Humane Home, Up & Undies, Moment Capture Fine Fabric Art, Engineered ARTifact, and others.
18. Ballard Elks Holiday Craft Market
Shop for holiday gifts from 30 local artists and craftspeople. Admission is free, but shoppers are asked to bring food, toy, or pet supply donations for the lodge's Christmas Baskets for the Needy program.
19. Blithe Bazaar
Stay cozy with a warm drink and some holiday sweets while supporting West Seattle artisans by shopping their wares.
20. Downtown Tacoma Holiday Haul Crawl
Roam downtown Tacoma, starting with the TAM store, and pick up some locally made art items.
21. Filson Craftsman Christmas
See craftspeople in action and purchase their wares at this pine-scented pop-up. See Anne of All Trades making her wood-carved utensils, watch the Pike Street Press Letterpress Print + Design Studio print holiday cards on their vintage letterpress, and warm up by the fire with free hot cider and coffee, fresh-baked donuts, and classic soul records spun live by DJs.
22. Glassblower Holiday Sale
For all the glass art lovers in your life, shop for jewelry, vases, bowls, goblets, ornaments, tumblers, fish, plates, flowers, and more.
23. Handmade Holiday Market
This juried holiday craft show and market offers affordable, locally made goods for holiday shoppers, from stocking stuffers to furniture.
24. Kadima Reconstructionist Community Gift Sale
"Have a nosh," "schmooze," and "do a mitzvah" at this local artist showcase, where you'll find hand-crafted art, jewelry, ceramics, accessories, Judaica, and more.
25. Krampus Crafts
Find strange holiday gifts for your creepy friends and family at this craft show.
27. Peddler Holiday Craft Fair
Shop for holiday gifts from local vendors like Kelly Christy Hats, Helen Sharp Knitwear, Stitched by Candy, Stephanie Benson Jewelry Designs, MootCraft Leather Bags, and others.
28. Ravenna Craft Sale
Forty local artists, authors, and craftspeople will offer their wares at this annual holiday market.
29. Shelterwood Collective Holiday Pop-Up
Find thistle stone jewelry by Colleen Barrows, metal work and art by Jeff Baergen, Alexandra's Macarons, leather and wood by Elizabeth Dahl, wild Copper River salmon by Drifters Fish, art and stationery by Apartment on Belmont, and more from other local makers.
30. 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.
31. The Sodo Flea Market
Graze from food trucks and peruse booths from over 50 vendors selling an array of local vintage and handmade goods.
32. Stocked Studios Holiday Market
Enjoy a complimentary cocktail and snack on free samples to energize you for holiday shopping. Vendors include Mustard and Co., Krista's Baking Co., Bro Joe's Lil' Dressings, Georgetown Pantry Supply, Quickles Pickling Concentrate, Everything on Everything, Drinking Buddies, and lots more.
33. TMP's First-Annual Holiday Bazaar
Shop arts and crafts at the inaugural edition of the Tacoma Musical Playhouse's market.
34. Vera DIY Holiday Fair
The Vera Project and Hollow Earth Radio will team up once again for their 10th annual DIY Holiday Fair. Find DIY record, tape, and CD labels, zines and small press books, crafts, and more. A few of this year's vendors include Print Ritual, Sassyblack, Tiny Thunder, Jesus Mary Anne Joseph, and Left Bank Books Collective.
35. Native Art Mart
Buy authentic Native gifts—clothing, drums, art prints, and more—from a group of diverse local artists in beautiful Discovery Park.
36. Centralia Winterfest & George Washington Pop-up
Downtown Centralia's Winterfest is host to all sorts of holiday festivities, including Christmas Lights in Borst Park (Dec 9-25), a lighted tractor parade and fireworks (Dec 9), and more. One of the main events is their Christmas market in the historic Train Depot (Dec 9), which features local vendors and carolers.
37. eBay Holiday Airstream Tour
eBay is revealing its corporeal properties at their traveling pop-up, where you can shop for gifts, win snazzy merchandise like the iPhone X, drink "custom hot chocolate," and more.
38. Holiday Mahouto Market
Is someone in your life a sucker for kawaii? You'll find enough cuteness to satisfy their sweet tooth this holiday season at the Mahouto Market ("mahou to" means "magic and" in Japanese). But if the more savory side of manga and anime is your deal, you'll find it here too. Will there be adorable nerds in cosplay? You bet. Find your people.
39. Punk Rock Flea Market
If shopping at the mall gives you hives, but you still need to buy something for someone, why not buy a locally procured good while drinking whiskey and listening to locally selected music? Since 2006, the biannual Punk Rock Flea Market has provided an opportunity to do just that, and today’s iteration promises to be bigger and better than ever.
40. 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.
41. BadWill Market: Holiday Edition
BadWill Market is back at the Rhino Room with a special holiday edition, where shoppers can find home goods, plants, vintage clothing, jewelry, and more from 20 local vendors. A few of them are Vasiliki Designs, Veevintageshop, Ayako & Family, Little Canary Studios, Tiny Tropics, and Speckled + Clay.
42. Barter Fair & Holiday Party
Bring your homemade jam, pies, cheese, beer, cat toys, whirligigs, and any other delightful product you enjoy producing to Sustainable Ballard's Barter Fair to trade for other goods. There will also be food, drinks, and music.
43. Mystical Winds Holistic Fair
Shop crystals, mandala shields, jewelry, and more, or get psychically read and partake in various other supernormal activities.
44. Tractor Tavern's Handmade Arcade
Enjoy live music (Taylar Elizza Beth, Gabriel Mintz, Bill Patton, Faith Grossnicklaus on December 10) and drinks while you shop for holiday gifts to bestow upon yourself and all your special friends. Vendors will include Terraria, SIGIL, Olivie Botanicals, Elliott Hawthorne Art, and many others.