#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.
Chameleon Pop-Up Shops Through December 31 Gaviidae/IDS
With many new retailers at Gaviidae Common and the IDS Center, you’ll experience a colorful new alternative to the pandemonium of holiday shopping. You’ll discover gift ideas you won’t ﬁnd anywhere else. Special treats for the special people in your life. And maybe a little something fun for yourself. But hurry, what you ﬁnd today may be gone tomorrow.
Plate & Parcel Holiday Market Every Saturday & Sunday, November 2nd-December 22nd, 2019 10:00am-3:00pm Wagners Garden Center
Linden Hills Holiday Market is now Plate & Parcel Holiday Market! The market will take place in the greenhouses at Wagner's Garden Center which will be bustling with Christmas trees and festive winter home and garden decor, making it the Twin Cities' most charming one-stop shop for unique holiday gifts, decadent gourmet treats, and home goods.The vendor list changes every single week, so come more than once!
Minneapolis Craft Market at Holidazzle Thursdays-Sundays, November 29th-December 22nd, 2019 Thursdays from 5:00-9:00pm | Fridays from 5:00–10:00pm | Saturdays from 11:00am–10:00pm | Sundays from 11:00am–7:00pm See full schedule Loring Park
Celebrate the holidays celebrate in a Winter Wonderland in Loring Park! Holidazzle is the motherland of pop-up shops in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The Holidazzle Shops Tent is a heated and covered space tent, free from the chill! 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!
Light Up The Night - Light Up A Life Holiday Shop December 5th-7th, 2019 Solar Arts Building
Light up the Night, Light Up a Life is the Solar Arts 8th Annual Holiday Art Show. Their working studios become glowing galleries lighting up the winter spirit for guests to enjoy! The holiday shop will feature work from over 36 local artists and will feature holiday Jazz by Midnight Sun and music by Nosso Lar. Indeed Brewing Company located on the first floor of Solar Arts is offering art lovers that buy art a discount on beer! Each year during the show artists raise funds to help fight hunger in Minnesota. Some artists donate a percentage of each art sale towards the effort. This year the proceeds will benefit East Side Neighborhood Services.
Holiday Craft Market December 5th, 12th & 19th 6:00-9:00pm Pryes Brewing Company
Come on down to Pryes for a series of cozy and warm Thursday evening markets! Shop around the taproom to pick up all your handmade holiday gifts from local makers and enjoy a pint or two while you shop!
3rd Annual Nordic Julemarket December 6th, 2019 - 3:00-8:00pm December 7th, 2019 - 12:00-8:00pm December 8th, 2019 - 12:00-6:00pm Utepils Brewing Company
Nordic Julemarket is a unique holiday market that has a cultural emphasis with its inspiration taking root in Christmas traditions from the five Nordic Countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. There will be scores of local artisans and shop-owners to help you complete your holiday shopping, plus traditional folk-dancing and live-music performances, Nordic-inspired street food and locally crafted beverages both hot and cold, not to mention all the best wintry-weather* socializing!
Nordikk Butikk at European Christmas Market December 6th-8th, 13th-15th, & 20th-22nd, 2019 Fridays 4:00-9:00pm | Saturdays 11:00am-9:00pm | Sundays 11:00am-6:00pm Union Depot
Nordic Julemarket presents an exciting lineup of Scandinavian-Inspired vendors in a collective market stand at the Annual European Christmas Market at Union Depot! The European Christmas Market is the most authentic Christmas market you will find on this side of the Atlantic, presenting their first ever collective boutique: "Nordikk Butikk" this year.
Julmarknad - ASI's Christmas Market & Festival December 7th, 2019 - 10:00am December 8th, 2019 - 11:00am American Swedish Institute Julmarknad, the American Swedish Institute’s Christmas Market, features handcrafted items for sale by nearly 55 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 groups.
Betty's 3rd Annual Bizarre Bazaar December 7th-8th, 2019 10:00am-4:00pm Betty Danger's Country Club
This is not your local Church craft sale, this is Betty’s Bizarre Bazaar and she does things her way, quirky some would say. Sip on a hot drink while shopping talented local artists, artisans and crafters and even take a break with a view of the Minneapolis skyline on Betty Danger's ferris wheel!
Craft Bash December 7th, 2019 11:00am-6:00pm Parallel Café + Events ( 145 Holden St N, Minneapolis)
Give more than just stuff this holiday season. American Craft Council invites you to a FREE, festive event where you can browse the work of over 70 Minnesota makers and pick out gifts packed with story and nuance. Bring the whole family to celebrate craft, commerce, and design and get into the holiday spirit through music, demos, food and drinks, and more! And don't miss Decked Out, a preview party to Craft Bash on Friday, December 6th, from 6:30–10:00pm at Hennepin Made and Parallel Café.
A Handmade Holiday Market December 21st, 2019 12:00-5:00pm Lakes & Legends Brewing Co.
Holiday gift shopping doesn't have to be miserable, we promise! Sip on a farm-to-table Belgian beer while you peruse dozens of items made by local talented artists at this kid and dog-friendly market! They will be featuring a new lineup of artists each weekend.
Hygge Holiday Market at Lawless Distilling December 22nd, 2019 4:00-8:00pm Lawless Distilling
Minneapolis Craft Market is heading to Lawless during their Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar this December! A new lineup of makers will be selling every Sunday, where guests can get gifts for everyone on their holiday list while they sip on the best cocktails in town.
A Very Vintage Holiday Market December 8th, 2019 11:00am-5:00pm Machine Shop
Come on down for the December edition of Minneapolis Vintage Market at the Machine Shop! Enjoy a wonderful array of vintage vendors, making it a mini-city packed with pre-loved goodies. Pick up vintage treasures for everyone on your gift list!
Holiday Spirits Maker Market December 14th, 2019 12:00-5:00pm Royal Foundry Craft Spirits
This holiday market at Royal Foundry features local makers in the beautiful distillery and cocktail room. Shop around and enjoy delicious cocktails to complete the festive holiday gathering!
Tattersall Holiday Market December 14th, 2019 Noon-6:00pm Tattersall Distilling
A thousand times better than the mall. Drink and eat while you shop for your friends, family and other people you like. They'll have pop-up bars, a huge selection of awesome stuff made by local artisans and tons more!
Northeast Winter Market December 15th, 2019 (Post-holiday markets: January 19th, February 16th, March 15th & April 19th, 2020) 10:00am-2:00pm Solar Arts by Chowgirls (third floor)
Support local food vendors and artisans throughout the winter months! The market will feature music on vinyl by The Ring Toss Twins, prepared foods, local beer and Bloody Mary bar, monthly kids activities and a variety of local vendors.
Old St. Anthony Holiday Bazaar December 15th, 2019 12:00-5:00pm Machine Shop
They'll have two full floors of handmade goods, perfect for holiday gift shopping. You'll find everything you need for those on your gift list including jewelry, apparel, home goods, body care products, kids wear and more!