2016 Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs in Huntsville and North Alabama

There are two kinds of people in the world, the people who spend the days leading up to Christmas standing in line at the store and the people who shop in November and early December and spend their holidays enjoying their family. We all aspire to be that second type of person, right? Well, RCM is making it easier with this list of great holiday markets and craft fairs. The perfect place to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

For more holiday fun including all the places to hear holiday music, catch Santa, cavort with holiday cheerfulness and just plain get in the holiday spirit visit the main page of our comprehensive 2016 Holiday Happenings Guide sponsored by Covenant Classical Schools and Daycares.


Under the Christmas Tree

Randolph_underthechristmastreeIn addition to all kinds of Christmas decorating ideas and more than 100 specialty merchants from 9 states, the 32nd Annual Under the Christmas Tree Market will include Breakfast with Santa, Photos with Santa, holiday art activities, gingerbread decorating parties, Elf University, and even a special Harry Potter Christmas event (see website for prices and to register for special events). Find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list!
Date/Time: November 4-6 | Fri,10AM-7PM; Sat,10AM-6PM; Sun, 12-5PM
Location: South Hall VBC (map)
Cost: $8 (adults);$5 (seniors 60+); children under 18 are FREE
More Info: Under the Christmas Tree Website

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Vintage Market Days® is an upscale open air market featuring vintage and vintage inspired collections for all ages. Over 100 of the best Vintage vendors with over 200 booths gather with their unique items. Vintage Market Days® is a weekend of shopping, food & music in a charming atmosphere.
Date/Time: November 4-6 | 10AM-5PM
Location: Celebration Arena, Decatur (map)
Cost: $5 (children 12 and under are FREE)
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Columbia High School Fall Extravaganza

Drop by Columbia High School for a fun fall festival and shopping! There will be inflatables, mini carnival games, a Video Game RV for all ages through adult, food trucks, and a Community Connection Meet N Greet with district legislators and local officials. Shop for Christmas gifts at the craft and vendor market!  Admission is free;  the carnival, inflatables, and games are unlimited play when a wristband is purchased for $5.  All proceeds will support programs at Columbia High School.  The PTSA is putting this event together with the support of school organizations.
Dates/Times: Nov. 4th, 5PM-9PM
Location: Columbia High School (map)
Cost: FREE to attend; $5 wristband for the carnival, inflatables and games
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Cindy Lou’s Holiday Pop Up Market

This local pop-up market in the Hampton Station Subdivision will feature 9 vendors include Rodan & Fields Skincare, Pampered Chef, Eleven Eight Six Designs, Usborne Books & More, Premier Designs Jewelry, LuLaRoe, Matilda Jane Clothing, and Bubbly & Eight Oaks Farm Fresh Produce. Don’t miss your chance to win giveaways while shopping for holiday décor, wreaths, sweets, gifts and more!
Date/Time: Nov. 4th, 5PM-8PM | Nov. 5th, 8:30AM-6PM
Location: Hampton Station Subdivision (map)
Cost: FREE
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Madison Academy’s 43rd annual holiday marketplace, Southern Tradition, is set for Saturday, November 5, 2016. Southern Tradition has something for everyone! With unique treasures, furnishings, home decor, gifts, and a silent auction, Southern Tradition is a great place for good values on exceptional merchandise. The carnival boasts a variety of inflatables from slides to obstacle course, baseball pitching, hoops shooting, face painting, cotton candy, pampered princess, and many more attractions. Southern Tradition is open to the community and all are invited to join in this holiday treasure.
Dates/Times: Saturday, Nov. 5th, 9AM-2PM
Location: Madison Academy (map)
Cost: FREE
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A Taste of the Holidays

Asbury Women’s ministry will kick off the holiday season with a community wide event for women of all ages. Enjoy holiday shopping for every budget and including fun teacher gifts, holiday decorations, local art, Piper and Leaf Tea, 1818 Farms Shea Cremes, jewelry, scarves and so much more! Plus, free gift wrapping will be available for any item purchased. In addition to shopping, from 10am-12pm there will be lots of delicious, homemade Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years foods to sample. We will provide a recipe book to take home.
Dates/Times: Saturday, Nov. 5th, 9AM-1PM
Location: Asbury United Methodist (map)
Cost: FREE
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Pineview Christian Academy Holiday Bazaar

Christmas shop for unique handmade wares at Pineview Baptist Church in Harvest! With dozens of vendors and free admission, there will also be food and entertainment.
Dates/Times: Saturday, Nov. 5th, 9AM-5PM
Location: Pineview Baptist Church (map)
Cost: FREE
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The Gingerbread Marketplace

Join over 60 vendors on Saturday, November 12th for a fun Christmas shopping extravaganza! These are all local crafters/vendors/businesses who will be set up with hundreds of unique items & gifts for sale! From monogramming to picture frames to soaps to sweet treats to boutique clothing to handmade gifts and on and on and on. On-site monogramming and vinyl available. Food truck vendors will be ready to feed you before, during & after your shopping!

Dates/Times: Nov. 12th from 9AM-4PM
Location: 209 Marsheutz Avenue, Huntsville (map)
Cost: $1 per person (children are FREE)
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Car Boot Sale at Lowe Millcar-boot

Looking for quirky, unique gifts for the person that has it all? Lowe Mill’s Car Boot Sale is back! Based on the ridiculously popular British model, this event is a mobile outdoor flea market where vendors sell used items out of the “boot” of their cars.
Dates/Times: Saturday, Nov. 12th, 12PM-4PM
Location: Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment (map)
Cost: FREE
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The 3rd annual Crafts 4 Clean Water is a fundraising effort in support of 50K and Mission Firefly to provide funds for installation of clean water filtration systems in third world countries. Featuring more 80 vendors featuring handmade crafts and popular direct sales vendors, Lil’ Dixie BBQ will also be on hand with barbecue plates available for refueling while you shop.
Dates/Times: Saturday, November 14th, 9AM-2PM
Location: First Baptist Church of Meridianville (map)
Cost: FREE
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Huntsville Senior Center Craft Show

Shop for handcrafted items such as jewelry, pottery, scarfs, wooden toys, painted china, quilts, decorative items, Alabama and Auburn themed merchandise, and lots more! This year, the Corner will be open for business, where you can grab a bite to eat while you shop.
Dates/Times: Nov. 18th & 19th | 9AM-4PM
Location: Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center (map)
Cost: FREE
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Big Cove Presbyterian Church 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Don’t miss this holiday shopping event, featuring 30+ arts and craft vendors, top-quality handcrafted pottery, jewelry, woodwork, gourd art, clothing, glass art, ornaments, wreaths, scarves and hats, paintings, & more! There will be a bake sale as well as an automobile/cycle show. All proceeds will benefit The Presbyterian Home for Children and The CARE Center Bags of Blessings.
Dates/Times: Nov. 19th, 9PM-3PM
Location: Big Cove Presbyterian Church (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website

Christmas Open House at University Pickers

Enjoy the start of the Christmas season at University Pickers! Shop for local, handmade, repurposed and antique Holiday decor while enjoying treats provided by our amazing Pickers, plus lots of giveaways throughout the day.
Dates/Times: Nov. 19th | 9AM-6PM
Location: Bridge Street Town Centre (map)
Cost: FREE
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The Madison Arts Council and Madison Parks and Recreation are teaming up to create a Kris Kringle Market to bring cherished German and European traditions with international flair and local charm to Madison. Shop with artisans and craftsmen from across North Alabama, take photos with an Olde World Santa, participate in lantern-making workshops for children, and have fun at gingerbread decorating stations. Various food and drink options will also be available.
Dates/Times: Saturday, Nov. 19th | 9AM-4PM
Location: Dublin Park (map)
Cost: FREE
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3rd Annual Hope Holiday Market

For the third year in a row, you can jump start your Christmas shopping at the Hope Holiday Market, held at the Monrovia Community Center. More than 25 vendors will be present and the event will include door prizes and a silent auction. All  event proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, a 60-mile walk over the course of three days which supports research, scientific programs and community-based breast health and education programs for women and men facing breast cancer.
Dates/Times: Saturday, Nov. 19th, 10AM-4PM
Location: Monrovia Community Center (map)
Cost: FREE
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1st Annual Vintage Christmas at Thornhill Tree Farm
Thornhill Tree Farm is hosting their 1st Annual Vintage Christmas, a family friendly shopping event with lots of fun activities. Shop the vendors who will be set up selling antiques, crafts and furniture and handmade items. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance as well!

Dates/Times: Nov. 25-27 & Dec. 3-4 | 9AM-5PM
Location: Thornhill Tree Farm (map)
Cost: FREE
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Solstice Market at Flying Monkey Arts

Flying Monkey Arts Solstice Market is a splendid, super-sized celebration event! Our gypsy style market expands from its origins on second floor south building into the first floor connector space, by Logan Tanner’s (studio #255) historic Lowe Mill A&E mural. Stroll through the diverse and eclectic resident studios set up in between visiting local and regional artists and craftspeople displaying works for sale from the traditional to the bizarre Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The annual Solstice Celebration Concert featuring the Huntsville Feminist Chorus will be in the theatre at 4:30 PM and is free to attend.

Dates/Times: Nov. 26 | 10AM-6PM
Location: Lowe Mill (map)
Cost: FREE
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Christmas in November Vendor Blender

Tired of going from place to place to do your shopping? No worries! The Vendor Blender will be your one stop Christmas Shop for all your special gifts. This Black Friday Event will be at the Von Braun Center East Hall and is free to the public. Proceeds benefit the Hazel Green Elementary playground fund.
Dates/Times: Nov. 25 3PM – 8PM; Nov. 9AM – 8PM; Nov. 27 9AM-5PM
Location: VBC East Hall (map)
Cost: FREE
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Holiday Gallery Tour

Join Huntsville art galleries and the Museum of Art as they celebrate the fine arts with this informal event showcasing artists whose talents include painting, pottery, glass, sculpture, jewelry design, photography and woodworking. Hors d’oeuvres served at all locations.
Dates/Times: Dec. 1st | 5PM-8PM
Location: Various galleries, Huntsville (map)
Cost: FREE
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NEACA Christmas Craft Show

Enjoy handmade arts & crafts, toys, and products at this annual Christmas Craft Show! Since 1973, NEACA has promoted the study, appreciation, enjoyment and preservation of original handicrafts. The goal is to encourage craftsmen to continue and improve their crafts through workshops, meetings and craft shows. To date, there are nearly 100 individuals registered as members of NEACA offering a wide range of handicrafts.
Dates/Times: Dec. 2nd & 3rd, 9AM-6PM; Dec. 4th, 12PM-5PM
Location: VBC South Hall (map)
Cost: FREE
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Start your day with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and then shop for unique holiday gifts from more than 35 local artists. Shoppers will find everything from handmade clothing items to photography and painting, fused glass, jewelry, turned wooden bowls, alpaca wool designs, and Huntsville’s original Jala-Jala jalapeno jellies, sauces, and rubs. For a very special gift, several local authors will have their newest releases available for purchase and gift signing, including Homer Hickam and his popular books. Several kinds of chili and cornbread will be available for lunch, and sales will benefit a Haitian mission. Holiday treats and convenient, last-minute meals will be available at the popular Bake and Casserole Sale. For the enjoyment of attendees throughout the day, there will be an international crèche display in the Prayer Chapel and live holiday music in the Sanctuary.
Dates/Times: Dec. 3rd | 8PM-4PM (pancake breakfast at 7:30AM)
Location: Monte Sano United Methodist (map)
Cost: FREE
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Merry Market at Chapman School

Please join us at Chapman’s first annual Merry Market! We will have 40 vendors and a Kid Zone so your kids can play while you shop! You can get all your holiday shopping done in one stop!! We will have everything from crafts, clothing, candles, soaps, jewelry, toys and make-up. Santa Claus will be at our Merry Market for photos with Santa! Admission is free. We will have concessions on sale, as well as a holiday bake sale! Our holiday bake sale proceeds will go towards our Washington D.C. trip. Our student council will be wrapping presents for donations to raise money for Christmas Charities Year Round.
Dates/Times: Dec. 3rd | 10AM-2PM
Location: Chapman School (map)
Cost: FREE
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Advent Market at Summit Crossing Community Church

Advent Market offers a place where we can gather as a community to do our Christmas shopping with the intent of being a part of taking the gospel all over the world. 100% of the vendor booth fee and a portion of most of the vendors’ profit Neverthirst to give towards bringing clean and living water to villages in India and Nepal. A large variety of unique gifts will be for sale alongside food vendors, which include a Nepal BBQ fundraiser, Five Loaves Wholegrain Bakehouse, Tickled Pink Cookie Boutique, and more.
Dates/Times: Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 8AM-2PM
Location: Summit Crossing Community Church (map)
Cost: FREE
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Greene Street Holiday Gift & Farmers Market

Join us for the annual open air Greene Street Holiday Gift & Farmers Market and shop for all of your holiday celebrations and gifts! Enjoy live music while you shop for locally produced goods from area farmers, artists and artisans.
Dates/Times: Dec. 10th, 9AM-12PM
Location: The Greene Street Market at Nativity (map)
Cost: FREE
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Last Minute Craft Show and Market Place

Still have some shopping to do? Stop by the Southeast YMCA and finish off that list! Vendors will once again selling handmade goods and more to help you finish up your shopping while getting in the holiday spirit.
Dates/Times: Dec. 10th, 9AM-3PM
Location: Southeast YMCA (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: 256.883.9622

Child Shopping Day at University Pickers

Let your child pick out the gifts they give and University Pickers’s second annual Child Shopping Day! Volunteers will be on hand to take your child around the store to shop for family members. Parents, you just set the budget and enjoy some coffee while your child does the shopping. Special treats will be offered to children after they shop! In order to participate, children need to be able to communicate with others in some way (by voice, pictures, pointing). Special needs children are always welcome!
Dates/Times: Dec. 17th, 9AM-2PM
Location: University Pickers (map)
Cost: FREE to participate; parents set the budget for cost of gifts
More Info: 256.964.6862