Shopping at a local holiday market can be a delightful experience. These markets are often filled with a wide variety of unique and handcrafted items, perfect for finding one-of-a-kind gifts. The festive atmosphere, with twinkling lights and seasonal decorations, adds to the charm of the shopping experience. Local holiday markets also provide an opportunity to support small businesses and artisans in your community. You can expect to find a range of products, from handmade crafts and artwork to delicious homemade treats and specialty foods. Exploring the market allows you to discover hidden gems and engage with local vendors, creating a more personal and meaningful shopping experience.
Minnesota Merry Market – State Fair Grounds, 12/16-12/17
A Brand-New Holiday Market featuring 80 local artists and fun for the whole family. In addition to shopping from local artists for the best gifts Minnesota has to offer, Minnesota Merry Market will feature lots of fun family activities, crafts, and experiences!
Winter Walk – Northfield, MN 12/7
To celebrate Winter Walk’s 25th Anniversary, we will be hosting a 2-day Winter Walk Event! Come experience downtown Northfield by candlelight. Stroll through unique shops, dine at fine restaurants, and enjoy caroling, horse-drawn wagon rides, storytelling, luminaria, decorated storefronts and more.
Nordic Village – Minneapolis, MN 11/4-1/2024
The Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis will host a Nordic Village Market inside the cabins on Riva Terrace and Riva Plaza. Market curator Mich Berthiaume will introduce patrons to local artists, makers and creators offering a rotating selection to include kids’ toys, pet food, clothing, spices, home décor, jewelry, blankets and more.
Duluth Winter Village – Duluth, MN 12/2-12/3
The festive greens, your favorite shops, hot drinks, and fire pits. Stroll through the same outdoor Winter Village you love, with Lake Superior and the Lift Bridge as your backdrop. The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center is steps away from Canal Park and Bentleyville, with plenty of parking and additional festivities, dining, and shopping nearby. Shop your favorite local businesses in a fun, festive environment overlooking the Lift Bridge and harbor.
Off the Rails Market – Brainerd, MN 12/8-12/9
The Northern Pacific Center will host a festive in-person event! Get ready to shop till you drop at the Off the Rails Market – Christmas Edition. With a wide selection of unique gifts, handmade crafts, and delicious treats, this market is the perfect place to find something special for your loved ones. From trendy fashion accessories to one-of-a-kind home decor, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the holiday cheer and the chance to support local vendors. Mark your calendars and come celebrate the season with us at Off the Rails Market – Christmas Edition!
European Christmas Market – Saint Paul, MN 11/24-12/17
The European Christmas Market will have 70 vendors, live entertainment, and a wonderful Santa’s Village. Santa’s Village features more gift shopping and European style food but also invites you to make some crafts, to visit Santa’s post office and to enjoy a ride!Website: https://stpaulchristmasmarket.org/