2017 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 2017 Holiday Happenings Guide sponsored by Galaxy of Lights at Huntsville Botanical Gardens.

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November Markets


Under the Christmas Tree

Randolph_underthechristmastreeIf marking early shopping off your list is a must, this popular local shopping event is definitely one to attend! Attendees can enjoy Christmas special events, children’s activities while shopping from more than 100 specialty merchants from 9 states. Special children’s events include Breakfast with Santa, arts and crafts opportunities, gingerbread decorating parties, Elf Academy, winter games and even photos with Santa. Under The Christmas Tree is Randolph’s biggest special event annual fundraiser. Held in November in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center, the three day market attracts approximately 10,000 shoppers from throughout the region and contributes more than $100,000 to Randolph’s Financial Aid program.
Date/Time: November 3-7 | Fri 10AM-7PM; Sat 10AM-6PM; Sun 12-5PM
Location: South Hall VBC (map)
Cost: $8 (adults);$5 (seniors 60+); early bird shopping on Friday 8-10AM is $18; children under 18 are FREE, although special activities may carry an extra fee.
More Info: Under the Christmas Tree Website

Southern Traditionsouthern tradition madison academy

Madison Academy’s 44th annual holiday marketplace, Southern Tradition, is set for Saturday, November 5, 2016. Southern Tradition has something for everyone! With unique treasures, furnishings, shabby chic home decor, gifts, a silent auction, and even a wonderful kids’ carnival, Southern Tradition is a great place for good values on exceptional merchandise. Southern Tradition is open to the community and all are invited to join in this holiday treasure.
Dates/Times: Nov. 4th, 9AM-2PM
Location: Madison Academy (map)
Cost: FREE
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MOPS Holiday Market

Come join us for our 2nd Annual MOPS Holiday Market! We will have over 30 vendors and pictures with Santa! What a great way to get your Christmas shopping started and get your pictures with Santa for your Christmas cards. Some items you find are handmade jewelry, items from Trade Fair Market, Matilda Jane, incredible homemade goodies, handmade soaps, hand lotions and candles, woodworking products, Christmas decor, wreaths, doll clothes, Wildtree, scrapbooking items, Mosaic tile Crosses, Donut Hole Donuts and so much more!  Santa from Santa’s Village will be at the market from 10-1 to take pictures! Our photographer will email your images for $10. First Baptist Church will also be hosting an Operation Christmas Child packing day on Saturday from 10-2 so drop off your shoeboxes and come to the market!
Dates/Times: Nov. 4th, 8AM-4PM
Location: First Baptist Church (map)
Cost: FREE
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Epic Christmas Market

Epic Christmas Market is a multi-vendor event, hosted by Epic Church. All proceeds from vendor booth fees will provide Christmas for children of families that are struggling during Christmas time in the Athens – Limestone area. You will find a variety of vendors, ranging from clothes, crafts, gifts, food, home goods, furniture, etc. Come find the perfect Christmas gifts for everyone on your list while supporting a great cause.
Dates/Times: Nov. 11, 10AM-5PM
Location: Limestone County Event Center, Athens (map)
Cost: FREE
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Huntsville Madison County Senior Center Christmas Craft Show

Come out and shop for craft items made by seniors including jewelry, pottery, wood items, paintings, needlecraft items, toys, and a bake sale! The snack bar open as well, so breakfast and lunch are available for purchase.
Dates/Times: Nov. 17 from 9AM-6PM
Location: Huntsville Madison County Senior Center (map)
Cost: FREE
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The Merry Market at the 31st Annual Athens Christmas Open Housechristmas athens skating

Shop the Merry Market at the Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning during the 31st Annual Christmas Open House event in Downtown Athens! In addition to all kinds of fun holiday activities outdoors, are vendors will be selling gifts and more inside. Be sure to stop by Santa’s Wrapping Station, where you can get complimentary gift wrapping services on items purchased from the market!
Dates/Times: Nov. 17, 4-8PM; Nov. 18, 11AM-8PM; Nov. 19, 1-4PM
Location: Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: www.visitathensal.com


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Treats & Eats Craft Fair at Mays Memorial Baptist ChurchMays Memorial Baptist Church‎Treats & Eats Craft Fair

Come mark off some Christmas list items! There will be tons of handmade and vendor gifts available to take home from vendors that include DoTerra oils, Avon, woodworking, jewelry, Tupperware, photography and so much more.
Dates/Times: Nov. 18 from 10AM-2PM
Location: Mays Memorial Baptist Church, Ardmore (map)
Cost: FREE
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6th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Auto Show at Big Cove Presbyterian

This is a craft show featuring over 30 vendors showcasing and selling top-quality handcrafted pottery, jewelry, woodwork, clothing, ornaments, wreaths, scarves, paintings, and more. There is an automobile/cycle show (weather permitting) on the grounds outside the church. You can see antique, vintage, and modern vehicles on display. Don’t miss the opportunity to partake in homemade cakes, pies, candies, breads, jams and more at the on-site back sale. Take care of your holiday gift giving or desserts for your holiday festivities while shopping for unique handcrafted gifts as well. All proceeds raised by Big Cove will be used to benefit The Presbyterian Home for Children and The C.A.R.E. Center.
Dates/Times: Nov. 18 from 9AM-3PM
Location: Big Cove Presbyterian Church (map)
Cost: FREE
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The Gingerbread Marketplace

The Gingerbread Marketplace is a huge holiday shopping experience for those looking for unique gift items, just in time for Christmas! This year’s event brings a location change and will be held at The Alabama A&M Agribition Center this year! We will have 100 unique crafters & vendors. There will be fun interactive art booths for children, Christmas music, food trucks & more! We will also have a huge variety of local vendors specializing in on-site monogramming/vinyl, handmade jewelry, candles, soaps, unique home decor, women’s boutique clothing, children’s clothing, yard art, and specialty food.
Dates/Times: Nov. 18 from 9AM-4PM
Location: Alabama A&M Agribition Center (map)
Cost: $1 per person (children are FREE)
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Greene Street Annual Holiday Farmers Market

Join your friends at the Greene Street Market for the annual producer only Holiday Farmers Market on Saturday, November 18th on Eustis Avenu in Historic Downtown Huntsville from 10am-2pm. Farm fresh meat, cheese and eggs, seasonal vegetables, delicious prepared foods, baked goods, flowers and handmade gifts from local artisans will be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving celebration. Food trucks, special brews from our friends at Green Bus and live music will make this fun for everyone!
Dates/Times: Nov. 18, 10AM-2PM
Location: The Greene Street Market at Nativity (map)
Cost: FREE
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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 with raffles in every booth.
Dates/Times: Nov. 18 | 9AM-6PM
Location: University Pickers (map)
Cost: FREE
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Kris Kringle Artist Market

The Madison Arts Council and Madison Parks and Recreation are teaming up to create The Kris Kringle Market, which will feature artisans and craftsmen from across North Alabama, an Olde World Santa, lantern-making workshops for children, and various food and drink options for our guests. Other children’s activities will also be available!
Dates/Times: Nov. 18 | 9AM-4PM
Location: Dublin Park (map)
Cost: FREE
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Huntsville Boutique Blowout

Sip, shop, and save at dozens of the South’s best boutiques! General admission is FREE, but VIP Passes allow for exclusive discounts from vendors.
Dates/Times: Nov. 18 | 10AM-4PM
Location: Campus No. 805 (map)
Cost: FREE general admission; $6 VIP pass; $30 Premier VIP Pass
More Info: Website | Facebook

Hop N Shop Urban Bazaar

Hop N Shop Urban Bazaar Is where art, shopping, music, and food come together. It is our love letter to the local shop scene in Huntsville. Whether you’re an artist, a shopper, a foodie or a music lover, there is something for everyone! Don’t stay home Black Friday and Small Business Saturday – grab your friends and come shop the hottest artist and local creatives, eat great food, and hear some great music.
Dates/Times: Nov. 24 & 25 | 6:30-11PM
Location: 3200 Leeman Ferry Road (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website | Facebook

Small Business Saturday at Lowe Mill
The artists and independent businesses of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment invite you to #SHOPLOWECAL on Small Business Saturday! Come out and enjoy a full day of shopping and entertainment at the largest privately owned arts facility in the United States. There will be demonstrations from makers of all kinds, including Piper & Leaf, various artists, puppeteers, and even DIY holiday gift wrapping ideas, as well as multiple specials offered by studios throughout Lowe Mill. Visit the website for a full rundown of all that will be available, including demonstrations!
Dates/Times: Nov. 25 | 10AM-8PM
Location: Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website
3rd Annual Eleanor E. Murphy Craft Fair
Talented local artists will have cards, art, jewelry, pottery, and more for sale at our 2nd annual craft fair! You don’t have to go far for beautiful holiday items. Bring craft supplies you don’t want anymore for our Supply Swap table! For more information contact Annie Phillips at 256-881-5620 or aphillips@hmcpl.org.
Dates/Times: Nov. 25 | 10AM-4PM
Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website

December Markets


Vintage Market Days

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. The Market is a three-day event held several times a year in various communities. Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues.
Date/Time: Dec. 1-3 | 10AM-4PM
Location: Alabama A&M Agribition Center (map)
Cost: $5 (children 12 and under are 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. 1 & 2, 9AM-6PM; Dec. 3, 12PM-5PM
Location: VBC South Hall (map)
Cost: FREE
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Merry Market at Chapman School

Please join us at Chapman’s second annual Merry Market for vendors, crafts, kids activities, concessions and more!
Dates/Times: Dec. 9 | 10AM-2PM
Location: Chapman School (map)
Cost: FREE
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Jingle Bell Square

Jingle Bell Square will start off the day at 9AM with craft vendors and direct sales vendors; then, beginning at 4PM, the Annual Chrismas Parade will begin on Broad Street at Collins Elementary School and will end at The Square. Shortly after 5PM, Santa Claus will arrive at The Bandstand on The Square and will greet children until 9PM. Immediately following Santa visits, the Jingle Bell 5K and Fun Run will take place. All day, there will be food trucks, live music, children’s activities, hot apple cider, horse & buggy rides, and much more!
Dates/Times: Dec. 9 | 9AM-9PM
Location: Downtown Scottsboro (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 as well as a larger Man Cave with more TVs for football, as well as lunch vendors, a coffee vendor, a tea vendor, & pastry/dessert vendors!
Dates/Times: Dec. 2, 8AM-2PM
Location: Summit Crossing Community Church (map)
Cost: FREE
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Greene Street Holiday Gift & Farmers Market

Join your friends at the Greene Street Market for the annual producer only Holiday Farmers & Gift Market on Saturday, December 9th on Eustis Avenue in Historic Downtown Huntsville from 10am-2pm. Enjoy an afternoon of open air shopping for the holiday season! Farm fresh meat, cheese and eggs, seasonal vegetables, delicious prepared foods, baked goods, greenery, handmade gifts and artwork from local artists means you are sure to find those perfect gifts and special treats for all of your holiday celebrations. Food trucks, special brews from our friends at Green Bus and live music will make this fun and festive event for everyone!
Dates/Times: Dec. 9, 10AM-2PM
Location: The Greene Street Market at Nativity (map)
Cost: FREE
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Christkindlmarket Huntsville 2017

Inspired by the Chistkindlmarkets in Germany, this holiday season we welcome you and your family to enjoy a traditional German American Christmas Market here in Huntsville. The market will feature tasty German street food from Hildegards Biergarten. The “Original Hildegard’s German Cuisine” Gluehwein (mulled wine) provided by Domaine South, European treats and sweets, fresh baked goods, Christmas crafts and gifts, live music by Musicology School of Music and a heated pavilion to keep you and your loved ones warm and cozy, plus a special appearance by Santa Claus himself. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation will be on-site collecting toys for kids. Pets are welcome!
Dates/Times: Dec. 9, 3-9PM
Location: Campus No. 805 (map)
Cost: FREE
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Nerdy Noel 2.0

A special Holiday Market for all the nerds in your life! Join us for another year of shopping, craft beers, and geekery at Straight To Ale during Nerdy Noel 2.0. We had a huge success last year, and all our nerdy vendors are excited to bring you even more sci-fi, comic, anime, fantasy, and pop culture goodies to buy for yourself and the nerds you love!
Dates/Times: Dec. 10, 12PM-6PM
Location: Straight to Ale (map)
Cost: FREE
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Child Shopping Day at University Pickers

Let your child shop for the gifts they give! We will have Santa’s Helpers there to escort your child and help them stay on budget while you enjoy treats in the classroom. Reservations are recommended.
Dates/Times: Dec. 16, 9AM-2PM
Location: University Pickers (map)
Cost: FREE to participate; parents set the budget for cost of gifts
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