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Holidays 2022: Shop holiday markets

Find all your gifts and great entertainment during Magic in the Market at Pike Place Market

Holiday 2023: Shop holiday markets and toy shows

Shop local and find that perfect gift for yourself or a loved one

Where might you get the most holiday gift-finding-bang-for-your-time, buck? For the 2023 holidays, consider shopping holiday markets and toy 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 a few ideas for where to look for the perfect item for your child, partner or others.

Holidays 2023: Shop holiday markets in November

The Washington State Toy Show

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 4 and 5, 12 and younger FREE.

Nutcracker Gift Show

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. November 9-12 at the Depot Art Center in Anacortes.

Latvia Christmas Bazaar
Beautiful pieces of jewelry, home goods, embroidered pillows and other Latvian treats await. November 11-12 at the Latvian Community Center in Seattle. FREE entrance.

Holiday Bookfest

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. 18, at the Phinney Center. Many Children’s authors will be in attendance.

Underground Holiday Market
Visit this Shoreline market for a plethora of foods, crafts, textiles and more. November 18 at Shoreline City Hall. Don’t miss the cornucopia centerpiece workshop at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Admission is FREE.

Urban Craft Uprising
A craft and food show on November 18 at Magnuson Park.

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 18-19, $5-10, 12 and under FREE. The ticket includes admission to the museum.

Geekcraft Expo

Support your local nerds with over 100 vendors selling unique gifts. November 24-26 at Hangar 30, Magnuson Park. Entry fees vary. See website for more details.

Duwamish Native Art Market
Head 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 24-26.

Seattle Christmas Market

See live entertainment, light installations, and more while you shop this European Christmas Market at the Seattle Center. November 24-December 24. Tickets are $15+.

Making Local Market
A market that focuses on inclusivity, find an array of gifts for loved ones and yourself. November 25 at Victory Hall in SODO.

 Issaquah pop-up Artisan MarketFind artwork ranging from wood pieces to paintings, jewelry, pet portraits and distinctive specialty gift items; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25-26 and December 9-10 Issaquah Depot Museum.

Candy Cane Wonderland

Hosting over 100 vendors, this holiday market is located at the Everett Mall. November 25 and 26, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Magic in the Market
Make memories at Pike Place Market, with over 9 acres of shopping and holiday cheer. Don’t miss the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. November 26 from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FREE.

Victorian Country Christmas Festival

With hundreds of exhibitors spanning over three buildings at the Washington State Fair Events Center, you’ll be feasting on treats, watching holiday performances and shopping for that perfect gift all in one go. November 30, December 1, 2, &3; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Children 11 and under FREE. Youth: $10 and Adults: $12.

Holidays 2023: Shop holiday markets in December

Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show

Head over to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall for a weekend of connection with over 150+ local vendors and artists displaying art, jewelry, clothing, and more. December 2-3. Saturday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free to attend and open to the public,

Giving Marketplace
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 1 and 2 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center.

Edmonds Holiday Market

Edmonds Holiday Market features produce, preserves, edibles, baked goods and sweets, specialty gift items, holiday greenery and more. December 2, 9 and 16 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. FREE entrance.

Bothell Holiday Market
Head to Festival Street for holiday music, food trucks, market and more. December 2, 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 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 2 and 3. Entry fee is $6.

PNW Artisans Fair
Find that one-of-a-kind gift at this market located at the Monroe Fairgrounds. December 9 and 10. FREE Admission

United Indians Native Art Market
Selling authentic Native American arts and crafts that include prints, jewelry, textiles, toys, baskets and more. December 15-17 at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park. Admission is FREE.

Holiday Shop, Issaquah Historic Shell Station

Gifty goods from more than 30 local artists, including jewelry, ceramics, cards, ornaments, journals, stickers, pins, ornaments and decorations. The Historic Shell Holiday Shop is open noon to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday (Thanksgiving through New Year’s).

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About the Author

Jasmin Thankachen

Jasmin is the Associate Publisher at Seattle's Child and an Eastside mom of two boys. She enjoys parenting with lots of love and laughter. Co-Founder of PopUp StoryWalk, she also loves children's picture books, essay writing, and community stories.