Where might you get the most holiday gift finding, bang for your time, buck? For the upcoming 2022 holidays, consider shopping holiday markets and toys shows. Holiday markets are great places to discover locally made gifts that support Washington artisans and businesses. Consider collecting gifts at a market that gives back — several holiday markets in the Seattle area support local organizations and communities. Here are few ideas for where to look for the perfect thing for your child, partner or others.
Holidays 2022: Shop holiday markets in November
Ballard Senior Center Bazaar
Visit the senior center on November 18 and 19 for a special day of shopping. Find vintage ware, unique gift, ornaments and a room full of treasures. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dessert from Chef Lori’s Cafe. FREE entrance.
Duwamish Native Art Market
Head over to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center for the annual Native Art Market. On display and for purchase will be a variety of Native American art, jewelry, crafts, textiles and other authentic gifts to add to your giving list. Free entry, but go early because parking is limited. November 25-27. FREE.
Edmonds Holiday Market features produce, preserves, edibles, baked goods and sweets, specialty gift items, holiday greenery and more. Saturdays: November 5, 12, 19 and in December: 3, 19 and 17. FREE entrance.
Meet Pacific Northwest authors and get signed copies of their books for yourself or holiday gifts at Holiday Bookfest, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Phinney Center. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Phinney Neighborhood Association and the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas youth tutoring center. This year among the 28 authors will be six children’s book authors: Lynn Brunelle, Andy Chou Musser, Rob Albanese, Walker Ranson, Ben Clanton and Sharon Mentyka.
Find artwork ranging from wood pieces to paintings, jewelry, pet portraits and distinctive specialty gift items; noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27, Issaquah Depot Museum.
Latvia Christmas Bazaar
Beautiful pieces of jewelry, home goods, embroidered pillows and other Latvian treats await. November 12-13 at the Latvian Community Center in Seattle. FREE entrance.
Magic in the Market
Make memories at Pike Place Market with more than 9 acres of shopping and holiday cheer. Don’t miss the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. November 26 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FREE.
Making Local Market
A market that focuses on inclusivity, find a array of gifts for loved ones and yourself. November 15 and 26 at Lord Hill Farm. Also check out their craft fair in December.
Nordic Museum’s Julefest: A Nordic Christmas Celebration
Wander through the museum-turned-market, as you explore Nordic dance, treats and music. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones. Celebrating its 45th year, the Nordic Museum hosts more than 30 local retailers and artists, while exposing visitors to Nordic holidays and traditions. November 19-20, $5-10, 12 and under FREE. Ticket includes admission to the museum.
Donate a perishable food item for Helping Hands and gain entrance into this wonderful market. From handmade stuffed animals to honey, baked good and pies we’re sure you’ll find a special treat for all on your list. Be sure to visit on Friday for a special performance by choir singers. November 10-13 at the Depot Art Center in Anacortes.
Snohomish Harvested Holiday Market
Shop Thanksgiving and for all the holidays thereafter for a wonderful array of harvested produce and veggies, artisan baked good, and more! Shop til you drop on November 19 at Valley View Middle School. There will be over 125 vendors onsite. Admission is FREE, but be sure to bring your reusable bags.
If you’re a planner and like to shop early, this event is for you. Find that special gift that your little one had been asking for all year long. November 5 and 6, 12 and younger FREE.
Underground Holiday Market
Visit this Shoreline market for a plethora of foods, crafts, textiles and more. November 19 at Shoreline City Hall. Don’t miss the cornucopia centerpiece workshop at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Admission is FREE.
United Indians Native Art Market
Selling authentic Native American arts and crafts that include prints, jewelry, textiles, toys, baskets and more. November 19-20 and December 17-18 at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park. Admission is FREE.
Urban Craft Uprising
A craft food show on November 19 and then a holiday market on December 8 and 9. See the website for more details.
Holidays 2022: Shop holiday markets in December
Find unique gifts from dozens of vendors with the proceeds supporting immigrants and refugees, women and girls, global health, education, the environment, and much more. Enjoy family-friendly holiday activities and performances, then discover ways to take action on issues you care about. December 2 and 3 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center.
Business owners who completed the Small Business Digital Accelerator Program will showcase their wares at this shopping event from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 1505 Fifth Ave. Products include sustainable footwear, eco-conscious skincare and wellness products, sportswear and handmade gifts, along with food and drink.
Holiday music plus goods from local vendors; free admission. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, Kent Commons Community Center, 525 Fourth Ave. (Pecos Bit BBQ food truck will be there Saturday.)
Bothell Holiday Market
Head to Festival Street for holiday music, food trucks, market and more. December 3. FREE admission.
PNW Artisans Fair
Find that one-of-a-kind gift at this market located at the Monroe Fairgrounds. December 10 and 11. FREE Admission
42nd Annual Winter Festival and Crafts Fair
The Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association is at it again organizing this year’s holiday market. More than 140 artists will be in attendance sharing their unique gifts for purchase. December 3 and 4. $5 and a food donation to Family Works Greenwood Food Bank.