The Definitive Guide to Seattle’s Holiday Craft Fairs & Indie Markets


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All the holiday craft fairs, makers markets, and indie craft festivals happening in Seattle. The perfect way to shop local for everyone on your Christmas shopping list!

If there’s one thing I love, it’s exploring local fleas, vintage shops, and holiday craft fairs.

You should see the mania that ensues when I travel. I try to find all the best maker markets in the area. In fact, I was just in Brooklyn a few weeks ago and I laid out an itinerary of the local fleas and indie markets I would be attending.

But perusing for local gems isn’t just for when I travel. I’m obsessed with doing it right here in Seattle, too. That’s why, every season I update my Seattle events calendar (nerd alert!) to keep track of all the holiday craft fairs and indie market pop-ups happening in the area. This year, I thought I’d share it with all of you because I’m a huge believer in shopping local and finding that perfect gift with a story behind it.

So mark your calendars people. You’re about to see the ultimate (maybe borderline obnoxious) list of all the Seattle-area holiday craft fairs and maker pop-ups happening this year.

* Last updated 11/01/2017. Don’t worry, if we hear of anything else we’ll add it to our calendar. If you know if an event, let us know in the comments!

WEEK 1: Wed. Nov. 2 – Sun. Nov. 5, 2017

10 am – 10 pm, Wed. Nov. 2 – Sat. Nov. 4 | Issaquah | website

Explore 85 vendors selling handmade and vintage goods.

9 am – 3 pm, both Saturday and Sunday | Westlake | website

Support local makers with a Nordic-leaning aesthetic at this annual bazaar at Seattle’s Swedish Club on Dexter Ave.

WEEK 2: Fri. Nov. 10 – Sun. Nov 12, 2017

10 am – 5 pm, Fri. Nov. 10 only | Pinehurst | website

20+ artists will be selling their wares at this quaint craft fair in Pinehurst.

9 am – 1 pm, Sun. Nov. 12 only | Puppy Perfectors (SODO) | website

Your pet is like family, so why not get them gifts like family at this holiday market dedicated just to gifts for your furry friend?

WEEK 3: Thurs. Nov. 16 – Sun. Nov 19, 2017

10 am – 10 pm, Thurs. Nov. 16 – Sat. Nov. 18 | Vasa Park Resort (Bellevue) | website

There will be more than 85 vendors selling crafts at this holiday market on the Eastside.

12 pm – 7 pm, Sat. Nov. 18 only | Q Nightclub (Capitol Hill) | website

This is a holiday craft fair for the 21+ crowd. Peruse art, jewelry, clothing, and more from 60+ PNW vendors.

10 am – 5 pm, Sat. Nov. 18 only | Thomas Family Farm (Snohomish) | website

For those that live outside of Seattle, this one’s for you. A holiday craft market featuring handmade gifts from 65+ Pacific Northwest makers.

WEEK 4: Fri. Nov. 24 – Sun. Nov. 26, 2017

12 pm – 5 pm, every Fri. – Sun. from 11/24 – 12/24 | Westlake Park (Downtown) | website

Find the perfect gift for everyone else on your list at this downtown market featuring a weekly rotation of local artisans selling unique gifts. Think a quaint, German Christmas market.

10 am – 6 pm, Fri. 11/24 – Sun. 11/26 | website

This popular Portland event is now in The Emerald City to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Download the app and shop at participating local businesses to receive discounts and entries for some seriously awesome raffle prizes.

Various hours, Fri. 11/24 – Sun. 11/26 | Dibble House Bed & Breakfast (Ballard) | website

Shop local makers and artists at this holiday craft fair offering everything from soap and jewelry to beautiful home goods. You get to peruse the charming bed and breakfast, looking for items for sale on the mantle, furniture, and everywhere in between.

11 am – 6 pm (5 pm on Sun), Sat. 11/25 – Sun. 11/26 | Hangar 30 (Magnuson Park) | website

Explore geek goods from local artisans at this family-friendly holiday popup.

10 am – 6 pm, Sat. 11/25 only | Bellevue | website

Head to the Eastside to get holiday gifts for all the foodies on your list. There will be 75+ local makers selling cooking gadgets and culinary delights. I know if I go here I’ll be doing the whole “one gift for me, one gift for you” dance!

12 pm – 5 pm, Sat. 11/25 only | The Anchor Pub (Everett) | website

About 40 minutes outside of Seattle, this pub will host local artisans in downtown Everett for an all-ages-welcome holiday celebration.

11 am – 5 pm, Sun. 11/26 only | Melrose Market Studio (Capitol Hill) | website

This creative market features a carefully-curated group of PNW artisans selling everything from chocolate to skincare.

WEEK 5: Thurs. Nov. 30 – Sun. Dec. 3, 2017

11 am – 7 pm, Thurs. 11/30 – Sun. 12/3 | Plank & Grain (International District) | website

This is the King Street Makers’ Market’s fourth year. I went last year and, though it was small, I absolutely loved the taste level of the vendors. And now that I know it’s run by Jordan Caslon of @Local_Trove on Instagram, a woman with great taste, it all makes sense.

10 am – 5 pm, Fri. 12/1 & Sat. 12/2 | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (lower Queen Anne) | website

The Giving Marketplace allows attendees to connect with organizations making a difference locally and around the world. You can find unique, socially-conscious gifts for family and friends at more than a dozen pop-up shops that support causes such as clean water, health, and education. They will also have stations where you can make your own holiday gifts with recycled materials.

10 am – 5 pm, Sat. 12/2 & Sun. 12/3 | PNA (Phinney Ridge) | website | $2 PNA members, $4 public + food donation

PNA’s annual Winter Festival and Crafts Fair features more than 115 crafts vendors, continuous live entertainment, and scrumptious food. It supports PNA programs such as the PNA Hot Meal Program and the Ballard Preschool Co-op (which my sister used to be the president of, so you should signup if you have wee-ones).

10 am – 5 pm, Sat. 12/2 & Sun. 12/3 | Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (lower Queen Anne) | website

This is hands down my favorite indie craft festival in the city. It’s held twice a year, but their holiday one is bigger with at least 100 vendors from all over the Pacific Northwest. This is where I do a ton of damage for holiday shopping (and okay, maybe some items for myself, too!).

11 am – 4 pm, Sat. Dec. 2 only | Centilia Cultural Center (Beacon Hill) | website

A pop-up market right in the heart of South Seattle.

WEEK 6: Fri. Dec. 8 – Sun. Dec. 10, 2017

10 am – 6 pm, Fri. 12/8 only | South Lake Union | website

Leave work early to stop by South Lake Union to pick up gifts before confronting your commute.

9 am – 4 pm, Sat. 12/9 only | Ravenna Eckstein Community Center (Ravenna) | website

Support a neighborhood community center who will be hosting local vendors selling their wares, music, and soup served by volunteers.

11 am – 4 pm, Sat. 12/9 only | The Vera Project (lower Queen Anne) | website

The Vera Project and Hollow Earth Radio are teaming up to bring us an eclectic showcase of Seattle area’s DIY record/tape/CD labels, ‘zine and small press crafters, and more.

11 am – 4 pm, Sat. 12/9 only | Second Use Building Material (SODO) | website

This event will have more than 50 local artisans at Second Use’s 3rd-annual Handmade Holiday Market. Coffee, food, adult beverages, DIY screen printing, and a store-wide sale will accompany this celebration of creativity and resourcefulness within Seattle.

10 am – 5 pm, Sun. 12/10 only | Tractor Tavern (Ballard) | website

This holiday pop-up at the Tractor Tavern bar will span two weekends and feature affordable crafts from local makers. This is a 21+ event.

12 pm – 5 pm Sun. 12/10 only | Ballard Elk’s Lodge | website

Shop among 30 local vendors for the people on your list. Admission is free, but they suggest a packaged food donation.

WEEK 7: Fri. Dec. 15 – Sun. Dec. 17, 2017

2 pm – 8 pm, Sat. 12/16 only | Seattle Design Center (SODO) | website

This year marks the 12th year for the Art Under $100 event. They’ll feature 70 artists along with beverages, food trucks, and a raffle. There’s an optional VIP Hour from 1-2pm for $20, which provides an exclusive hour of shopping with easy access to the artists and first dibs on their work. It also gets you champagne and chocolate. All VIP ticket proceeds go to South Park Arts.

11 am – 6 pm, Sat. 12/16 & Sun. 12/17 | Magnuson Park, Hanger 30 (Sand Point) | website

This is one of my other favorite holiday craft fairs. It features a thoughtfully-curated selection of 200+ of finest indie-craft goods, perfect for holiday gift giving. Attendees will enjoy a weekend of shopping handmade and joining in on festive holiday vibes.

10 am – 5 pm, Sun. 12/17 only | Tractor Tavern (Ballard) | website

This holiday pop-up at the Tractor Tavern bar will span two weekends and feature affordable crafts from local makers. This is a 21+ event.

Whew, and that’s a wrap! Did we miss something? If so, let us know in the comments below. We’ll keep updating this with new events happening in the Seattle metro area.

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19 Comments on The Definitive Guide to Seattle’s Holiday Craft Fairs & Indie Markets

  1. Portia @ Obsessed by Portia
    November 26, 2015 at 3:16 am (2 years ago)

    Love this! Excited to add to my calendar 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Cheers to holiday shopping!

  2. Adria Saracino
    November 26, 2015 at 7:10 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks, Portia, so happy you found it useful! Don’t forget to signup for our newsletter to get first access to fun events in 2016!

  3. Susannah
    November 30, 2015 at 4:45 am (2 years ago)

    Wowie! A trip up to Seattle may have to happen in the near future! <3

  4. Adria Saracino
    December 1, 2015 at 6:06 am (2 years ago)

    Woo I encourage it, these are awesome!

  5. Jody Rodgers
    November 26, 2016 at 7:09 am (1 year ago)

    We’d love you to add the Bemis Arts Open House & Invitational Holiday Sale! It’s on Saturday, December 3, 2016 Noon–6pm. We will also be hosting the Seattle Makers Market too!

  6. Adria Saracino
    November 27, 2016 at 12:54 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks for letting me know! I just added it to the article and our events calendar. 🙂

  7. Nicole
    December 1, 2016 at 6:35 pm (1 year ago)

    this is the best list ever! I am going to walk around all of these little markets until this baby is ready to come out! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Erin Naumowicz
    December 1, 2016 at 8:04 pm (1 year ago)

    Would love it if you’d add the Centralia Christmas Market and Lighted Tractor Parade on Saturday, December 10th. The Christmas Market will be filled with gifts from local artisans and runs from 10am-6pm, followed by the Lighted Tractor Parade at 6pm through downtown Centralia.

    Thank you!

  9. Adria Saracino
    December 2, 2016 at 7:23 am (1 year ago)

    So happy you found it useful! Hope you find great gifts!

  10. Marja
    December 4, 2016 at 11:31 pm (1 year ago)

    If you miss any of these, you can shop at The Handmade Showroom at Pacific Place Center in downtown Seattle! They feature an amazing selection of PNW artists. Find them on the 3rd floor, right next to the Nordstrom Sky Bridge.

  11. Adria Saracino
    December 5, 2016 at 5:52 am (1 year ago)

    Yes! I actually went here on Saturday per your suggestion and was so excited that they sold the lotion from Whiskey, Ink, and Lace I love. Picked some up! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Adria Saracino
    December 7, 2016 at 6:30 am (1 year ago)

    Awesome, added to our Seattle events calendar!

  13. Adria Saracino
    December 11, 2016 at 11:22 pm (1 year ago)

    Ooo I love the Georgetown trailer park. Didn’t realize they were doing a holiday bizarre. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Marissa Pedersen
    December 13, 2016 at 1:57 am (1 year ago)

    How fun! I need to check out some of these this month. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Adria Saracino
    December 13, 2016 at 11:50 pm (1 year ago)

    Of course! Thank you for checking it out. I hope you have fun!