Holiday Markets, Art Bazaars, and Fairs in Austin 2019

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Blue Genie Art Bazaar – by Dani Dudek

Get all of your holiday shopping done and keep it local! Find a unique gift for everyone on your list with this list of holiday markets, art bazaars, and fairs in and around Austin.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Now through December 24 | from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. | 6100 Airport Boulevard
The annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar is back and is definitely your one stop shop for all holiday shopping. Shop THOUSANDS of original works at this free market. Anything from art, to pottery, to jewelry, to fun stuff for kids. The Blue Genie Art Bazaar also doesn’t accept just anyone. All artists that sell at the market must go through a rigorous jury process. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone or stocking stuffers, you’ll find what you need!

Hill Country Galleria Holiday Village 
Thursdays through Sunday, Now through December 24| Hours Vary | 12700 Hill Country Boulevard
Hill Country Galleria hosts a Holiday Village on the lawn where guests can walk the decorated walkways and shop for gifts and goods like custom gifts, ornaments, seasonal coffee and cocoa, mulled cider, toys, spices, and apothecary goods from holiday vendors, such as CiMi Shine, ATX Wood Crafts, Grace & Charm, and more. Guests can also enjoy holiday entertainment like carolers and local dance and choir performances. See Hill Country Galleria’s website for their full schedule.

Renegade Craft Fair Austin Holiday Market
November 30 to December 1 | from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Fair Market, 1100 East 5th Street
Shop small at Fair Market with over 130+ artisans and designers. This FREE market is inside, plus you can grab a drink from the bar and peruse the booths. Does shopping make anyone else hungry? Get a bite to eat from one of the local food trucks in the Yard.

Small Business Saturday Market
November 30 | from 1 to 5 p.m. | Circle Brewing Co., 2340 West Braker Lane
Shop vendors, sip on beer, and listen to music while supporting local artisans and independent craft beer. Circle Brewing Co. will also be selling limited Texas-themed pint glasses designed by local artist, Alana Louise. Each glass benefits the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and gets you a free pint of beer.

Winter Market
November 30 | from 3 to 6 p.m. | The Gallery at Pershing, 2415 East 5th Street
Shop jewlery, clothing, leather goods, art, apothecary and CBD products at the 3rd annual Pershing Holiday Market!

Austin Startup Holiday Market 2019
December 1 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Native Hostel, 807 East 4th Street
Support local startups in Austin at this holiday market! With 20+ startups bringing items such as apparel, accessories, home goods, treats, and more, you will find something you can’t live without there. Plus, you can sip on a tasty holiday cocktail while shopping around.

Austin Musicians – Artists Market
December 1 | from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. | One-2-One Bar, 1509 South Lamar Boulevard
This holiday market features jewelry, artwork, photography, and more that are all created by Austin-based musicians. Build a Bloody Mary at their Build Your Own Bloody Mary bar and shop around!

Holiday HMP Market
December 1 | from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Gather Venues, 411 West Monroe Street
Focusing on wellness and fine healing goods, this holiday market is not only to find gifts, but for you as well. Shop brands from across the country that emphasize on the green life, while partaking in aura readings, acupuncture, and life & health coaching. Make your own lipstick and lip gloss at the Lip ServiceXO brand activation as well. Drinks, treats, and a photobooth will be available throughout the market. Totally free, unless you want to purchase a VIP ticket at $25.

Holiday Pop-Up Market at Wheelhouse Salon
December 5 | from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Wheelhouse Salon, 1605 South Lamar Boulevard
This completely female-lineup of local vendors is one you don’t want to miss!

Jo’s Road Show at South Congress Jo’s
December 5 | from 5 to 9 p.m. | Jo’s Coffee, 1300 South Congress Avenue
Shop rotating local vendors and makers on the back deck at Jo’s Coffee Shop!

First Friday Fair – Holiday Market
December 6 | at 5 p.m. | Violet Crown Clubhouse, 7100 Woodrow Avenue
Holiday merriment and supporting local vendors while checking off your gift list.

4th Annual Cooks and Crafts Holiday Market
December 7 | from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Good Shepherd On The Hill, 1700 Woodland Avenue
Get all of your holiday shopping done in one place while supporting the local economy!

Austin Unschooling Kids’ 5th Annual Holiday Market
December 7 | from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Austin Yawp, 1400 Tillery Street
Come shop one of the more unique holiday markets in Austin. All vendors are kids that have crafted gifts! Everything from jewlery, to duct tape wallets, to LEGO creations.

Holiday in the Park & Craft Fair
December 7 | from 12 to 3 p.m. | Cat Hollow Park, 8600 O’Connor Drive, Round Rock, TX
There’s fun for the entire family at this holiday event and craft fair. This free event features live music, activities for the kids like meeting Santa and Rudolph, food vendors, and local artisans. Take the kids on a horse-drawn carriage ride or over to the petting zoo!

Holiday Market
December 7 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Hotel San Jose, 1316 South Congress Avenue
If you’ve never been to San Jose’s courtyard lounge, now is the time. Food and drink specials while you shop and listen to tunes from DJ Feelin Groovy.

ATX Vegans Holiday Party & Gift Market
December 7 | from 12 to 4 p.m. | Circle Brewing Co., 2340 West Braker Lane
Circle Brewing Co. is hosting the 2nd annual ATX Vegan Holiday Market at their taproom! Tons of local vendors, food, treats — and it’s all completely vegan. Grab a beer, listen to some music and shop around this cruelty-free holiday market. Kid and dog-friendly.

German-Texas Annual Christmas Market
December 7 | from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | The German Free School Building, 507 East 10th Street
Come for the food and entertainment, stay for the shopping. Browse authentic German handcrafted gifts like ornaments, nutcrackers, and decor. Don’t forget to grab your handmade Christmas Stollen made by The New World Bakery for Christmas morning. Members have the chance to come and shop the market early!

Holiday Market at The Emerson
December 7 | from 12 to 4 p.m. | The Emerson Apartments, 1221 New Meister Lane, Pflugerville, TX
Hosted by Austin Vendor Blender Events, this event is completely free!

Texas Holiday Market
December 7 | from 2 to 6 p.m. | Desert Door Distillery, 211 Darden Hill Road, Driftwood
Desert Door is hosting a Texas-centric holiday market and will welcome 10 of their favorite artisan makers from around the state to host their first Texas Holiday Market offering leather goods, ceramics, caramels, and more. Located in their newly opened Rack House, they’ll be featuring holiday cocktails like the seasonal River Rita (white cranberry) and Sotol Cider. Among stringed lights and warm hues, will be festive tunes and classic holiday films running on their projector. Additionally, they’ll have a fire going on their patio and in their tasting room with live music by The Rewinders from 3 to 5 p.m. This event is free to enter, but a RSVP is needed. All ages are welcome. RSVP: HERE 

Redbud Artisan Market Holiday Show ($1)
December 7 and December 8 | from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (12/7) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (12/8)| Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 29401 Ranch Road 12, Hays
Shop 60+ Texas vendors! This holiday market is inside and admission is $1 for adults.

Santa Lounge & Market 2019
December 7 | from 1 to 5 p.m. | W Austin, 200 Lavaca Street
Not only can you shop artisans from around Austin at W Austin and 2ND Street District’s holiday market, but Santa himself will be there to take photos with! This year, 2ND Street District is partnering with Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area. The first 100 people to bring a toy donation to the market will receive a free cocktail to sip on while you shop the 2ND Street District stores.

Cherrywood Art Fair
December 7 and December 8 | from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Maplewood Elementary, East 38 1/2 Street and Maplewood Avenue
Chula League’s Cherrywood Art Fair is an art filled two-day event showcasing local artists, live music, kids activities and great food in a free, family-friendly environment. Since its 2002 inception, the Fair has served as a destination for discerning holiday shoppers seeking unique, hand-crafted items from Texas artists and makers.

Allie Market
December 8 | from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Fair Market, 1100 East 5th Street
Come shop this family-friendly holiday market with Austin-based vendors!

Holiday Mini Market Presented by Spoonfulone
December 8 | from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | South Congress Hotel, 1603 South Congress Avenue
Shop pop-ups from 35+ differ curated brands and vendors, all dedicated to Mamas and their Minis. This holiday market is featuring activations from as far as South Korea and NYC, to our hometown of Austin. If you have little ones, this is the holiday market you want to shop. South Congress Hotel will have a Mother’s Lounge for any feeding, nursing, and changing needs. Don’t forget to grab a cocktail or coffee on your way in. Plus, the first 30 guests will receive a gift bag!

Holiday Sip & Shop
December 12 | 6 to 10 p.m. | Lefty’s Brick Bar, 1813 East 6th
Join Eastside Pop Up as they host a holiday market at Lefty’s Brick Bar! Frosty drinks, cajun snacks and plenty of local vendors.

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar ($10)
December 13 through 24 | from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (December 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) | Palmer Events Center
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is a 12-day fine art, shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, live music, and two full bars in a festive, lively atmosphere. The incredible music lineup this year includes amazing local artists such as Gina Chavez, Dale Watson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jackie Venson, and more. Free Admission for kids 12 and under. GA tickets are $10.

Eastside Holiday Market
December 13 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Revelry, 902 East 5th Street
Free and kid-friendly! Shop local vendors while listening to live, local music.

Holiday Market + Toy Drive
December 14 | from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | The Little Darlin’, 6507 Circle S Road
Hosted by Eastside Pop Up, this market if also giving back.

Handmade Holiday Market at Lady Quacks
December 15 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. |Lady Quackenbush’s Cakery, 1900 Simond Avenue
This outdoor market, adjacent to the bakery, will feature local handmade and vintage vendors. $2 mimosas and tasty treats – what more could you want while shopping.

Holiday at The Hive: Festival & Vendor Market
December 15 | from 4 to 8 p.m. | The Hive, 10542 Manchaca Road
This kid-friendly co-working space is hosting their 3rd annual holiday market complete with photos with Santa, live music from local kiddos, crafts, and shopping!

Holiday Market at Sour Duck Market
December 15 | 3 to 6 p.m. | 1814 East Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Sip and shop during this holiday market! Local vendors, drink specials and live music from Aubrey Hays Band. Have someone that’s tough to buy for on your gift list? The Odd Duck Almanac, the newly launched cookbook from the team behind Odd Duck, Barley Swine, and Sour Duck Market, will be available for purchase!

Winter Solstice Holiday Market
December 15 | from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | The Space 102 at Canopy, 916 Springdale Road
Hosted by Rituals Austin, this market focuses on organic and ethically sourced goods and services. Aura photos, astrology chart readings, and tarot readings accompanied by coffee and bites from the folks at Picnik. Start your day off with yoga from Collette Hill Shop then local vendors at this free event!

We’ll be continuously updating this post throughout the month so check back for more fun events coming soon!

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Maggie Pace
A born and raised Midwesterner, Maggie made the move to Austin after falling in love with the natural parks, trails, friendly people and, of course, tacos. Maggie specializes in events and marketing, while having a strong passion for writing. Offline and off paper, beer drinking, soccer, and her dog, are her top priorities.
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