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​The Best Local Markets to Buy Holiday Gifts This Season

Find the perfect presents at these Baltimore bazaars.

By Lauren Cohen | November 23, 2016, 12:50 pm

Charmed Life

​The Best Local Markets to Buy Holiday Gifts This Season

Find the perfect presents at these Baltimore bazaars.

By Lauren Cohen | November 23, 2016, 12:50 pm

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for Christmas or hunting for all eight days of Hanukkah, these 18 shopping events have something—store-bought and homemade, brand name and local—for everyone in your life.

NOV. 22-DEC. 7: LADEW GARDENS’ HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
Across seven workshops, make your own holiday decorations and unique gifts at this beautiful county garden. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 410-557-9570, 10 a.m.

NOV. 25: HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT THE MARKET
At this inaugural event, browse everything from holiday cards and custom tees to henna designs and handcrafted ornaments while grabbing eats and drinks from all of the market’s vendors. Mt. Vernon Marketplace, 520 Park Ave., 443-796-7392, 11 a.m.-8 p.m

NOV. 26: HOLIDAY SHOPPING FLEA MARKET
Find the perfect present for the artsy people in your life at this massive shopping event in Station North, featuring finds like vintage accessories and screen-printed tee shirts. The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., 12-5 p.m.

NOV. 26: BAZAART HOLIDAY ART MARKET
In conjunction with Small Business Saturday, the American Visionary Art Museum is bringing back this annual holiday fair, complete with paintings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry, and mixed media artwork from more than 40 regional artists. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, 410-244-1900, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free

NOV. 26:
WAVERLY MAIN STREET HOLIDAY POP-UP MARKET
This special holiday installment of the 32nd Street Farmers’ Market will feature pop-ups by more than 10 local makers. Peruse handmade wares including wind chimes from Leif’s Hands, accessories made from vintage maps by Orange Scissor Art, original illustrations from Jump Jack Studio, and unique scarves by Woven Thoughts. 32nd Street Farmers’ Market, 400 E. 32nd St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m

NOV. 29: BENEFIT BALTIMORE MARKET
Shop for a good cause while sipping specialty brews at this event hosted by Peabody Heights Brewing, which will feature more than 20 makers peddling everything from custom bags and wallets to organic soaps and soy candles. All of the vendors will be donating a portion of the proceeds to local non-profits including the Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Charm City Animal Rescue, Journey Home, The Book Thing, and Thread. Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E. 30th St., 410-467-7837, 5-10 p.m., Free

DEC. 2: ENOCH PRATT BOOK SALE

Peruse used and new books for your favorite bibliophile and bookworms.Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 410-396-5430

DEC. 2-4: BALTIMORE JEWELRY CENTER HOLIDAY SALE
Surprise your special someone with local, handmade jewelry. Baltimore Jewelry Center, 410-243-0479

DEC. 3: HOLIDAY MAKERS MARKET
Groove to live holiday music while strolling around this inaugural pop-up market at Green Spring Station. In addition to browsing the work of more than 10 local crafters, guests are invited to take advantage of complimentary hair and makeup treatments and partake in a slew of DIY workshops including a tissue paper garland tutorial by Becket Hitch owner Kohli Flick and a calligraphy ornament class with the team from Poppy & Scooter. Green Spring Station, 10803 Falls Road, Lutherville, 410-825-0400, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,

DEC. 4: MERRY MART
More than 50 crafters are coming together for this annual event at the Creative Alliance, boasting the area’s best jewelry, artwork, accessories, and ceramics. Bring the little ones to participate in family-friendly craft workshops starting at noon. Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., 410-276-1651, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Free

DEC. 4: THE HO, HO, HO, SHOW
Rub elbows with local artisans at this market showcasing the best in woodworking, pottery, home décor, and fused glass. Organizers will be collecting unwrapped gifts to be donated to Toys for Tots all day long. The Frederick News Post, 351 Ballenger Center Drive, Frederick, 301-662-1177, 12 p.m., Fre

DEC. 7-10: MICA ART MARKET
Art collectors and holiday shoppers can get to know artists of all talents at this annual exhibition and sale. MICA, Brown Center, 1301 W. Mt. Royal Ave., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Free

DEC. 10: HOLIDAY HEAP
This historic church fills with locally made goods during this annual craft sale. St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2640 St. Paul St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

DEC. 10: PINTS & PANIC
Enjoy $6 beers as you browse a wide variety of vendors, like Bear Pong and the Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company. Heavy Seas Beer, 4615 Hollins Ferry Road, Halethorpe, 410-247-7822, 12-4 p.m., $5

DEC. 10: SOCK MONKEY SATURDAY
Bring your own socks for monkey-making arts-and-crafts at AVAM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, 410-244-1900, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Free

DEC. 11: FOR THE GREATER GOODS MARKET: HOLIDAY EDITION
Browse a bevy of handcrafted products (think pottery, jewelry, candles, and oil paintings) at this pop-up party to benefit local arts education organization Art With A Heart. Church & Company, 3647 Falls Road, 410-493-0441, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

DEC. 15: MAKE NIGHT: SCENTED CANDLES
Join Knits, Soy & Metal for a candle making workshop at the art museum. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., 410-547-9000, 6-9 p.m., $25-35

TO DEC. 31: HOLIDAYFEST
Saturdays throughout November and December, eateries located along Tongue Row in Ellicott City are hosting this ongoing holiday market in an effort to help neighborhood businesses that have been displaced in the wake of last summer’s historic flood. Browse everything from jewelry by Hi Ho Silver and custom frames from Mat About You to dream catchers from Southwest Connection and antiques from Shoemaker Country at the open-air event. Tongue Row, 3744 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.




Meet The Author

Lauren Cohen is the digital senior editor at Baltimore, where she covers food, events, lifestyle, and community news.



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