Make Holiday Shopping A Breeze With These Holiday Markets

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Shopping for the holidays can be stressful. Instead of heading to the mall and fighting for a parking spot, waiting in line for excessive amounts of time, and downing unnecessary food court snacks to keep you going - opt to shop at these local holiday markets and have fun checking off your entire gift list!

Here’s a list of 5 holiday markets where you can find unique and meaningful gifts for your family, friends, co-workers, or even a white elephant gift exchange.

Crafeteria

December 7th, 2018 | 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Since first opening in 2006, Frances has consistently been voted “Best Boutique” by Phoenix New Times and has always been a huge supporter of the local artists and small businesses that make Phoenix so special.

Each year they host the award-winning independent craft fair known as Crafeteria and bring together 30 local artisans to showcase their favorite goods and products. It’s the perfect place to kickoff your holiday shopping, meet your neighbors, and enjoy the cool Fall weather.


Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair

December 7th -9th, 2018 | 10 a.m. - Dusk

With nearly 50 years of history, this winter street fair has been aged to perfection. The family-friendly tradition brings over 500,000 people to the heart of the Old Pueblo every year. Diverse artists, delicious food, and local entertainment make it the shopping adventure you’ve been waiting for. The funds go towards the historic Avenue’s infrastructure, local adjoining neighborhoods, and to create community events throughout the year on the Historic Avenue for years to come!

World Bazaar Phoenix

December 8th, 2018 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

From Ethiopian coffee to Syrian baklava, the iconic World Bazaar and Phoenix Community Market will welcome more than 50 refugee and immigrant-owned businesses to the 19th Ave and Camelback Park & Ride. With vendors selling food, art, and homemade goods from around the globe, you’ll finish up your holiday shopping and be able to treat yourself while you’re at it!

World Bazaar also offers live music and dance performances from Africa, Asia, and Latin America! Join us for a one of a kind experience you can’t have anywhere else! 


Phoenix Festival of the Arts

December 7th - 9th, 2018 | Friday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday + Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Head to Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix for the most relaxing holiday shopping you’ve done in years. If you’ve got an art lover on your list, this festival will feature the most diverse artists and include art made of ceramics, glass, metal, leather, mixed media, wood, and many other forms. They’ve even got live demos showing the process behind the creation of some of the show’s best items.

Best of all, one of the signature elements of the Phoenix Festival of The Arts is the Phoenix Mural Project lead by Hugo Medina. Artists are given an individual 4x4’ mural panel and work side by side to create a connected and flowing work of art. The result is a one of a kind representation of the impact of collaboration and the beauty of Phoenix art.


Mesa Arts Festival

December 8th + 9th, 2018 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Holiday shopping doesn’t get more fun than this. Enjoy the presence of circus stilt-walkers, professional jugglers, and live music while you shop for unique holiday gifts!

With hundreds of artists from the local, regional and national level - there will be something for even the pickiest person on your list. Be sure to bring the kids as well since they’ll have special activities to get them in on the holiday spirit!


Phoestivus

December 13th + 20th, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Cool name right? This holiday market was inspired by a quirky combination of the famous Weihnachtsmarkt (renowned Christmas markets held annually in Germany) and ‘Seinfeld’s’ Festivus. In brief, the Phoestivus festival was born to create an inclusive December celebration you can enjoy with the entire family.

Featuring over 150 vendors, there will be plenty of shopping opportunities. You can find hundreds of hand-crafted gift items including jewelry, holiday decorations, clothing, art and freshly prepared foods! One of the coolest elements of this festival is that the proceeds go towards Phoenix Public Market’s Community Food Connections Program; a program that supports small farmers and businesses to strengthen their sustainable food systems and produce healthy products for the local community

 

Not able to make it to these holiday markets? You can still find local gifts by using our directory here!