2018 Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs in Huntsville and North AL

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 Huntsville 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 2018 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 Workshop, 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 Tailored Tuition program. It is a fantastic Huntsville holiday market!
Date/Time: November 2-4 | Fri 10AM-7PM; Sat 10AM-6PM; Sun 12-6PM
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

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: Nov. 2 & 3  from 10AM-5PM; Nov. 4 from 10AM-4PM
Location: Celebration Arena, Decatur (map)
Cost: $5 (children 12 and under are FREE)
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Madison Academy’s 45th annual holiday marketplace, Southern Tradition, has something for everyone! With unique treasures, furnishings, shabby chic home decor, gifts, a silent auction, and even a cafe and 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. 3th, 9AM-2PM
Location: Madison Academy (map)
Cost: FREE
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MOPS Holiday Market

Come join us for our Annual MOPS Holiday Market! With dozens of vendors, it’s a great way to get your Christmas shopping started. Some items you’ll find are handmade jewelry, monogramming, ornaments, bath and body goods, home decor, baked goods, essential oil, clothing for women and children, wreaths, and more. We’ll be serving a $3 chili lunch as well!
Dates/Times: Nov. 7th, 8AM-4PM
Location: First Baptist Church (map)
Cost: FREE
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Christmas Open House at University Pickers

Join us Saturday, November 10th for our annual Christmas Open House! Treat yourself to our hot cocoa bar, preview DIY classes, meet hipster Santa and enter to win amazing door prizes! This is one event you won’t want to miss.
Dates/Times: Nov. 10 | 9AM-6PM
Location: University Pickers (map)
Cost: FREE
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Shop the Merry Market at the Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning during the 32nd 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. 16, 4-8PM; Nov. 17, 11AM-8PM; Nov. 18, 1-4PM
Location: Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website

7th Annual Big Cove Holiday Bazaar

This is the 7th year for Big Cove’s Holiday Bazaar. The event features 30+ vendors who offer handmade items of various types. You will find items like pottery, scarves, woodwork and carvings, homemade soaps, artwork, books from local authors, etc. Concessions will be available on site. A bake sale is on site to fill your holiday baking needs. Children’s activities will be available as well.
Dates/Times: Nov. 17 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! We will have over 100 unique crafters & vendors. There will also be fun interactive art booths for children, Christmas music, food trucks & more! You can also find 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, specialty food and so much more!
Dates/Times: Nov. 17 from 9AM-4PM
Location: Alabama A&M Agribition Center (map)
Cost: $2 per person (children 12 and under are FREE)
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Kris Kringle Artist Market

The Madison Arts Council and Madison Parks and Recreation are teaming up bring back the Kris Kringle Market on November 17, 2018.  We’re excited to help bring a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Madison. The Kris Kringle Market 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.
Dates/Times: Nov. 17 | 9AM-4PM
Location: Dublin Park (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website | Facebook

Ability Craft Fair and Market Place
Join us for a Holiday market featuring artists with disabilities. This market is organized by Inside Out Studio and the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind. AIDB is the world’s most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are deaf, blind, deaf-blind and multi-disabled. Founded in 1858 by a young medical doctor who wanted to educate his deaf brother, AIDB now serves more than 24,215 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year. Support this wonderful institution by shopping local for your loved ones this year!
Dates/Times: Nov. 17 | 12PM-4PM
Location: Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website
Greene Street Holiday Gift & Farmers Market

Join your friends at the Greene Street Market for two Holiday Markets. 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. The markets will be on Eustis Avenue between the courthouse square and Greene Street.
Dates/Times: Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 from 1PM-4PM
Location: The Greene Street Market at Nativity (map)
Cost: FREE
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Small Business Saturday: Craft Fair and Shop Small South Huntsville with the Eleanor Murphy and Bailey Cove Libraries
Talented local artists and authors will have cards, art, jewelry, pottery, books and more for sale at our Shop Small Craft Fair! After you shop here, pick up your free Shop Small tote bag and Passport. Visit our neighboring South Huntsville small businesses to get your Passport stamped, and enter to win some wonderful prizes. For more information contact Annie Phillips at the Eleanor Murphy library at 256-881-5620/aphillips@hmcpl.org or Patsy Ducote at the Bailey Cove Library at 881-0257/pducote@hmcpl.org. Bring unwanted craft items for our Supply Swap tables!
Dates/Times: Nov. 24 | 10AM-4PM
Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library (map) and Bailey Cove Branch Library (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website
Small Business Saturday at Lowe Mill
The artists and independent businesses of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment invite you to shop with us on Small Business Saturday. Check back with us and follow Lowe Mill A&E on Facebook for announcements about demonstrations and studio specials!
Dates/Times: Nov. 24 | 10AM-6PM
Location: Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website

December Markets


Yule Y’all

Show your spirit early this year at ‘Yule Y’all’, a Euro-Style Christmas Market with a southern twist and twinkle. Inside, keep your eyes peeled for specials from participating Lowe Mill A&E studios…Outside discover the work of handpicked makers from across the south on the east lawn who will peddle their unique crafts and wares from 2pm – 10pm. You’ll be sure to find that one of a kind gift or stocking stuffer during our only, extended hours, holiday shopping day of the year. Regional distillers will be on site to sample their crafted spirits in limited quantities. Live music, holiday themed entertainment and overall cheer will be sprinkled high and low from floor to floor, culminating under our iconic water tower for a lighting ceremony like no other. Raffle drawings on the hour.  Krampus will be there and available for pictures and if you’ve been good this year you may survive them. You can also bring leashed pets for their own session in our festive pet photo booth. Photo sessions $5.00.


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Dates/Times: Dec. 1 | 2-10PM
Location: Lowe Mill A&E (map)
Cost: FREE; parking is $5 per car
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Simply Christmas

Join us for our 6th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Sale at Monte Sano UMC. Simply Christmas brings together over 50 artists, craftspeople, authors, and more to sell their one of a kind gifts for the holiday season. Along with the sale, there will be a pancake breakfast and chili lunch and a bake sale. Live music will be in the Sanctuary all day!
Dates/Times: Dec. 1 | 8AM-4PM
Location: Monte Sano United Methodist Church (map)
Cost: FREE
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Sparkman High School JROTC Holiday Bazaar

Join Sparkman High School JROTC Boosters for their annual Holiday Bazaar Flea Market, Craft, and Vendor Show! There will be crafters, vendors, and flea market dealers as well as concessions, children’s activities, and pictures with Santa.
Dates/Times: Dec. 1 | 9AM-4PM
Location: Sparkman High School (map)
Cost: FREE
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Treats & Eats Craft Fair at Mays Memorial Baptist Church

Come mark off some Christmas list items! There will be tons of handmade and vendor gifts available to take home from vendors.
Dates/Times: Dec. 1 from 9AM-12PM
Location: Mays Memorial Baptist Church, Ardmore (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. 1, 8AM-2PM
Location: Summit Crossing Community Church (map)
Cost: FREE
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NEACA Christmas Craft Show

Don’t miss this Huntsville holiday market! 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. 7 & 8, 9AM-6PM; Dec. 9, 12PM-5PM
Location: VBC South Hall (map)
Cost: FREE
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Jingle Bell Square

Join us for Jingle Bell Square in Downtown Scottsboro! The activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. with our arts & crafts vendor fair. We will also have kid’s activities and food vendors! We will continue the fun with the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Run at 4:00 p.m. and the Christmas Parade at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy the sights of the Jingle Bell Trail of Christmas trees and have your picture made with Santa! You can also ride in a horse and buggy around the square.
Dates/Times: Dec. 8 | 9AM-8PM
Location: Downtown Scottsboro (map)
Cost: FREE
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Christmas Market at the Farmer’s Market

Santa himself will team up with Queen Elsa and Captain America to make this a star-studded spectacular holiday event to raise money for the city’s beloved Farmer’s Market. Enjoy vendors, samples, and a silent auction.
Dates/Times: Dec. 8 | 10AM-2PM
Location: Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market (map)
Cost: FREE
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Return of the Nerdy Noel

A special Holiday Market for all the nerds in your life! Join us for the third year of shopping, craft beers, and geekery at Straight To Ale during ‘Return of the Nerdy Noel’! We’re taking it back to the brewery room of Straight To Ale, so we’re close to the taproom and easy to find! We’ll have plenty of nerdy vendors 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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Christkindlmarket

This year, Revel Events is excited to announce the Christkindlmarket Huntsville will be hosted at a new location, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Walk under the Saturn V Apollo moon rocket and grab a cup of hot chocolate as Revel Events and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center bring you the second-annual Christkindlmarket Huntsville. In 2017, the event attracted more than 2,000 visitors from the Tennessee Valley area and beyond. The market was also voted Best Holiday Market in Alabama by “Food and Wine.” Hear, see, smell and taste a Bavarian Christmas with a live German band, handcrafted Christmas gifts, a magical visit from Santa Claus, German street food including gluhwein (traditional mulled wine), local brews and beloved Christmas sweets and treats. Prost! Also enjoy a special performance by LMP Lyrique Music Productions Take a trip down memory lane or create some new ones as more than 50 craft vendors from the Southeast region bring your Christmas dreams to life. Toy and gift donations will be accepted on behalf of Kids to Love. A very unique Huntsville holiday market!
Dates/Times: Dec. 15, 4:30PM-9:30PM
Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Facebook

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