11 Positively Local Phoenix-Area Holiday Shopping Events
Holiday shopping doesn't have to be so hard. Make it fun and easy by adding any of these upcoming local holiday shopping events to your calendar. You'll end up with the most unique holiday gifts that your friends and family will love, and your dollars will support local crafters and independent businesses.
1. Alternative Black Friday
Friday, November 24, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This Black Friday, avoid the madness, sleep in, but still get cool stuff and support local businesses when you shop at the Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market @ CityScape Phoenix.
Phoenix General, a locally owned boutique, will be curating the experience with scenic photo backdrops, live music, festive drinks and a souvenir tote to use while shopping through this unique, relaxing desert market on an otherwise hectic shopping day.
2. Phoenix Flea
Saturday, November 25, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phoenix Flea is a modern market showcasing the best makers and curators around. This is not your typical flea market where you rummage through junk--there is no junk. You'll find handcrafted goods and fine art from skilled craftsman and artisans, curated vintage, modern fashion and design, and delicious food and drink.
3. Creative Pop-Up Market
Saturday, November 25, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Do you like drinking beer while you shop? Join three local breweries (Helio Basin Brewery, Helton Brewing Co and Huss Brewing Uptown) as they welcome several local vendors to their breweries to showcase their wares on Small Business Saturday.
Support local artisans in your community by stopping by and checking out what they have, then jump on a free shuttle bus and head back and forth between 3 amazing Arizona breweries.
4. Roosevelt Row Community Clean Up
Friday, November 24, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
While this isn't a shopping event, you can help beautify the local business community of Roosevelt Row to make it more appealing for potential customers to support the local businesses in the area.
Spend the morning giving back to the cultural and small business urban community then spend the afternoon enjoying the area you just beautified!
5. 6th Street Market
Every Sunday through December (and beyond), 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6th Street Market blends art, live music and the community weekly in the heart of Downtown Tempe. Located in the popular 6th Street Park, this new market has just about everything: local shopping, works of art, live music, fantastic brunch offers nearby, and interactive art projects.
Friday, December 1, 6:00 PM
Crafeteria has been consistently voted the Best Indie Craft Festival in Phoenix. Hosted by Frances for over a decade, it brings together neighbors, unique local businesses, and 40 of Arizona's top creators of handmade goods.
Stop by the Local First Arizona booth for some more recommendations for shopping locally this holiday season!
7. Tempe Festival of the Arts
December 1-3 (Times Vary)
The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a well-loved community event that showcases over 350 artists from around Arizona and the nation. A section of the festival is dedicated to Cottage Arts, such as handmade seasonings, soaps, candles, and sauces.
The Festival is considered by artists, art collectors, and art fair fans to be a must-attend event, and Downtown Tempe itself has long been regarded as one Arizona's most unique artist communities and a downtown known for its excellent restaurants, bars, eclectic shops, and more.
8. World Bazaar & Phoenix Community Market
Saturday, December 2, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The World Bazaar & Phoenix Community Market is back for the holiday season and bigger than ever! Celebrate the vibrant culture of Phoenix with vendors from around the world providing specialty cuisines, crafts, and entertainment.
Enjoy delicious food, live music, and special holiday shopping with local immigrant and refugee-owned businesses featuring handcrafted jewelry, dresses, scarves, baskets, and a variety of artworks from around the globe.
9. Phoenix Festival of the Arts
December 8-10 (Times Vary)
Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to present the sixth annual event, featuring more than 150 art vendor booths. It’s a perfect time to connect with the local art community and celebrate the season.
The Festival’s newest element takes the form of a huge 80x40 foot entertainment pavilion, located within the center of the Festival grounds. In addition to live music and dance performances, those wanting to learn more about the artistic mediums represented can participate in live artist demonstrations scheduled throughout the day.
Stop by the Local First Arizona booth to get the insider info on the best local holiday shopping!
Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market
Set amongst the historic beauty of the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, the Indian Market offers a unique experience.
Guests will shop over 100 booths of authentic American Indian fine art and collectibles along an interpretive trail, taking them by the ancient platform mound, ballcourt, and replica Hohokam dwellings.
11. Phoestivus Open-Air Market
Thursday, December 14 & 21, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Inspired by the famous Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas markets in Germany) and Seinfeld's Festivus, a parody and secular holiday celebrated in an episode of the show, Phoestivus was born to be the perfect all-inclusive December celebration.
The Phoestivus market features locally grown and produced gifts for holiday giving from more than 130 local vendors that showcase a variety of locally grown, produced and prepared foods as well as hand-crafted gift items, jewelry and holiday decorations by local artisans.
Stop by the Local First Arizona booth to say hello and become a Local Insider!
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