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 2019 Holiday Happenings Guide sponsored by Galaxy of Lights at Huntsville Botanical Gardens.
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Under the Christmas Tree
If 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. Photos with Santa are available as well as special children’s events such as Breakfast with Santa, which invites children of all ages to a pancake breakfast which includes a visit with Santa. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a parent. Each person must have a ticket to enter Breakfast with Santa.
Date/Time: Nov. 1-3 | Fri. 10AM-7PM; Sat. 10AM-6PM; Sun. 12-5PM; Breakfast with Santa is Nov. 3 at 9:30AM
Location: South Hall VBC (map)
Cost: $8 (adults); $5 (seniors 60+); children under 18 are FREE but Breakfast with Santa tickets are $22 each
More Info: 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 unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues.
Date/Time: Nov. 1 7& 2 from 10AM-5PM; Nov. 3 from 10AM-4PM
Location: Celebration Arena, Decatur (map)
Cost: Friday $10 | Saturday & Sunday $5 | children 12 and under are FREE
More Info: Website | Facebook
MOPS Holiday Market
Come join us for our Annual MOPS Holiday Market and get a head start on your holiday shopping. Local vendors and artisans will be on hand to share their wares. There will also be a $3 chili lunch and a raffle. All proceeds to benefit Mothers of Preschoolers Ministry.
The Gingerbread Marketplace
The 6th Annual 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, local vendors & food trucks. There will also be fun interactive art booths for children, Christmas music, a photo booth & more!
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.
Holiday Market at MidCity
It’s our final Market at MidCity for the year and we are celebrating the holiday season! Join us to shop local as nearly 30 vendors offer candles, jewelry, locally raised meat for your holiday meals, Piper and Leaf teas, Christmas ornaments, elderberry syrup, delicious baked goods, hand made wood carving, locally designed t-shirts, and more. Plus enjoy hot beverages, s’mores and music!
Annual Nativity Bazaar
Nativity’s fabulous Bazaar is almost here! The delicious luncheon, bountiful bake sale, prize drawing and warm hospitality are a community tradition. This year, First Stop will be the beneficiary from the proceeds of our Bazaar. First Stop is a local non profit organization paving a continuous path from homelessness to independent, sustainable living. Bake sale opens at 10:30AM in Joffrion Hall, with a local artist show and Christmas bow sale in Bibb Chapel at 10AM. Holiday luncheon seatings in Ridley Hall begin at 11:15AM or 12:30PM.
Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center Christmas Craft Show
The annual not-to-be-missed holiday market at the Senior Center! Food, fun, crafts – the perfect spot for stocking stuffers and those special items your family will cherish.
Kris Kringle Artist Market
The Madison Arts Council is bring back the Kris Kringle Market to 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.
Christmas Market at the Farmer’s Market
Shop over 30 tables full of local vendors with fresh produce, jams & jellies, candies, baked goods, local artists, hand crafted jewelry, AVON, Farmers Market swag, ornaments, Christmas décor, and much more!
Small Business Saturday at Lowe Mill
Now in its 3rd year, this German-inspired Christmas Market has been extended to a weekend-long family event featuring the scents, sights, and sounds of a Bavarian Christmas. Christkindlmarket Huntsville will feature 50+ local, and regional, Christmas craft vendors, German street food, specialty holiday drinks at one of the shops around the square and daily live entertainment.
At our Christmas Market with a southern twist and twinkle, you can discover the work of hand-picked makers from across the south who will peddle their unique crafts and wares. Regional distillers will be on site to sample their crafted spirits in limited quantities, as well as live music, holiday themed entertainment, a lighting ceremony at 7PM under the water tower, and photos with Krampus ($5).
Winter Craft Show @ Athens-Limestone Public Library
We will have more than 25 local crafters selling unique handmade items just in time for Christmas, everything from donkey milk soap, pottery, and quilted items. We’ll also have a raffle and coloring pages for kids.
The Advent Market is put on by Summit Crossing Community Church and provides a place where you can shop for Christmas gifts while contributing to local vendors, providing water to those in Nepal & India, and sponsoring various missionaries all over the world.
NEACA Christmas Craft Show
Don’t miss this annual Huntsville holiday market! Enjoy handmade arts & crafts, toys, and products at this annual Christmas Craft Show.
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 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!
Invasion of the Nerdy Noel
A special Holiday Market for all the nerds in your life! Our 4th year of Nerdy Noel brings some exciting changes–we’re INVADING the entire 1st Floor of Straight to Ale. Enjoy activities for kids, and cosplayers, and door prizes, and raffle baskets, and more, alongside3 a variety of items for sale, all focused on nerdy/geeky/pop culture/sci-fi/fantasy/gaming/anime themes!
Winter Solstice Artists Market
This is The Barking Dog Arts largest artist market of the entire year. Peruse the entire second floor with more vendors in our hallway than ever before, and our amazingly talented studio artists will have lots to do in their studios.
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