#Shoplocal this holiday season and come away with unique gifts for everyone. Even when it’s snowing, Minneapolis can’t stop/won’t stop opening doors of pop-up shops and markets in support of local artists, vendors, and small businesses. Find the perfect gift while supporting your community in the process! Check out these holiday shops this season.
About: Over 50 vendors gather to celebrate creativity, great food and a well-rounded selection of handmade gifts. Need a Christmas tree? This Holiday market is located inside the greenhouses at Sunnyside Gardens supplying you the best Christmas tree selection in town! When: Sundays from November 5 – December 17 | 9am Where: Sunnyside Gardens
About: Support local food vendors and artisans throughout the winter months at #frostfreemarket! The market will feature music on vinyl by The Ring Toss Twins, prepared foods, meat raffles, local beer and Bloody Mary bar, a place for kids to play and a variety of local vendors. Northeast Farmers Market’s 1st annual Market Social will kick off the winter season with a silent auction, grab bags for the first 50 in the door, raffle drawings and more on November 19th. When: Sundays Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18 | 10am – 2pm Where: Solar Arts by Chowgirls
About: Are you looking for an authentic shopping experience this season? Let Holidazzle take your gift giving game to the next level! Holidazzle is the motherland of pop-up shops in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Enjoy food, beverages, Minnesota made crafts, live music, giveaways, fireworks, tree lightings and even meet Santa. Don't forget to take your ice skates for a ride on the big rink and stay for special movie nights featuring classic holiday movies!
Please note that parking can be limited in the Loring Park area during this event. Check out
Metro Transit’s transportation options for an easier commute! When: November 24 –December 23 |Thursdays from 5pm – 9pm | Fridays from 5pm – 10pm | Saturdays from 11am – 10pm | Sundays from 11am – 7pm Where: Loring Park
About: Minneapolis Craft Market returns to Sociable Cider Werks for their annual **outdoor** winter markets on Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend! #Shoplocal and get all your handcrafted and gourmet holiday goods in one place. Enjoy live music, new cider releases and hot mulled cider while browsing the work of local artists, farmers and foodmakers. When: Friday, November 24; 12-5pm | Saturday, November 25; 12-5pm Where: Sociable Cider Werks
About: , the American Swedish Institute’s Christmas Market and largest holiday weekend features handcrafted items for sale by nearly 40 talented local and regional artists, alongside performances, family make n' take crafts and festival food. Enjoy special music and dance performances throughout the Mansion from Nordic and Romanian groups. Julmarknad When: December 2, 10am-5pm | December 3, 12-5pm Where: American Swedish Institute Price: Ages 6-18, $5 | Seniors, $7 |Adults, $10 | Free for museum members and children under the age of 5
About: Are you a last minute shopper? No problem, this holiday market has you covered! Hosted in the beautiful 3,500 square-foot Lakes & Legends Taproom. Sip on a farm-to-table Belgian beer while you peruse dozens of items made by local talented artists and join their special " Procraftinate" market for last-minute shoppers, 4-9pm on Tuesday, December 19. They will be featuring a new lineup of artists each weekend. When: December 2, 9, 16, 12-5pm | December 19, 4-9pm Where: Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
About: Minneapolis Craft Market and Frank & Ernest Markets & Events are visiting Sociable Cider Werks as part of a series of festive holiday markets at taprooms in Northeast Minneapolis this winter season to Come handcrafted goods and foods by local makers, because holiday shopping is a lot more fun with a cider in hand! When: December 7, 14 & 21 | 4-9pm Where: Sociable Cider Werks
About: Open 7 days a week, the Minneapolis Information Center is home to various local brands and the best of Minneapolis apparel, décor and other retail products. Peruse the store for unique art, area sports team logo merchandise, unique holiday gift ideas, and delicious homegrown food items. Current items include pint glasses and prints from well-known local artists, as well as jewelry, ceramics, glassware, clothing and much more by talented Minnesotan artists. When: Weekdays, 10am – 6pm | Weekends, 12pm – 5pm Where: 505 Nicollet Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55402