2017 Holiday Bazaars, Markets, And Craft Shows

There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday season and keep Austin weird than by supporting local artisans, crafters, and makers in the ATX! Find unique gifts for everyone on your list at one of Austin’s holiday bazaars, markets, or crafts shows.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar – photo by Dani Dudek

2017 Holiday Bazaars, Markets, And Craft Shows in Austin and Beyond

PTA Holiday Bazaar
November 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  |   John B Connally High School, 13212 N Lamar Blvd., Austin
The Holiday Bazaar will be returning to Connally High School cafeteria. Share the holiday spirit, enjoy great food, entertainment, and support your local community school, students, and teachers, while shopping for that perfect gift. There are typically great deals on a wide variety of gifts and fun items, including ornaments, cards, jewelry, handbags, treats, Christmas decorations, toys, gourmet foods, candles, and so much more. Shoppers can enjoy live performances by Connally student groups and other local talent, snacks, and beverages. All proceeds fund student scholarships and other PTA programs. Admission is FREE!

Round Rock Market Days
November 4 and December 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. |   Centennial Plaza, 301 West Bagdad, Round Rock
Market Days features farmers market items, unique arts and crafts, jewelry, home decor, food vendors, and live music all day. FREE!

Wimberley Market Days
November 4 and December 2 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  |   Wimberley Lions Club, Wimberley
Wimberley hosts the oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country and the second-largest in the state. The market features over 475 booths of everything you can’t live without. Stroll the tree-shaded paths, listen to live music, and shop to your heart’s content. FREE!

Austin Flea
November 4, 5, 9, 11, 18,19 & 26; December 2, 3, 9, 10, 14, 16 & 17  |   locations vary
The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays or any occasion including jewelry, glasswork, clothing, artwork, paper goods, textiles, and so much more. Family friendly and FREE!

Fall Festival and Craft Fair
November 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. |   4010 Sam Bass Rd., Round Rock
It’s time for the Annual Fall Festival! Fun for all ages! Petting zoo, bounce house, kids craft workshop, craft show, antique car show, great games, music, FREE concessions, and much more. FREE!

Sleigh Bell Lane Arts and Crafts Show
November 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. & November 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | St. Richard’s Episcopal Church  1420 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock
A unique display of beautiful local arts and crafts just in time for the holidays. FREE!

Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show
November 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. |   Clay Madsen Center, 1600 Gattis School Rd., Round Rock
A variety of vendors will be present for you to start shopping for unique and handcrafted items, plus live music. Admission is FREE, but please bring a canned good donation for the Round Rock Serving Center.

Artreach Fair Trade Gift Fair
November 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  |   Westover Hills Church, 8332 Mesa Dr, Austin
The 8th Annual Artreach Fair Trade Gift Fair is right around the corner! At Artreach, you can find beautifully handcrafted toys, jewelry, coffee, and bags to GIVE to everyone on your list. And you can GIVE opportunity, encouragement, and joy to hard-working artisans throughout the world.

Laura’s Library Artisans’ Market
November 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  |   Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd., Austin
The Artisans’ Market is a craft show featuring about 24 unique Austin artists, a silent auction, and two food trucks. The show is a fundraiser for the library’s student scholarship program and for library programs. Admission and parking are FREE. Rain or shine. Learn more and confirm event details here.

A Christmas Affair
November 15 – 19  |   Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
A Christmas Affair is the largest fundraiser for The Junior League of Austin, an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The five-day event hosts approximately 200-vendors in a themed shopping extravaganza which includes parties, children’s events, a private shopping brunch, and the season’s biggest celebrity, Santa! Show times and events vary. Click here for times, prices, and more info.

Santa Shuffle Sip and Shop
November 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. |   Georgetown Square, Georgetown
What is a Santa Shuffle? To avoid the kerfuffle, no running involved, just plenty of fun – the more the merrier, but even for one. For $15 you purchase a cup, then stroll the square stopping at shop to shop, for it is the merchants who will fill your cup up. The beverages will vary and you’ll get to choose, but please know they may not all be booze. To fully partake of the Santa fun, we’re encouraging everyone to dress like one! Not feeling Santa? An elf would be fantastic or even an ugly Christmas sweater – and, I suppose even a deer antler headband if you’re in a pinch, feeling frantic. But whatever you choose, you should be ambitious – you’ll look super cool dancing to Elvis crooning Blue Christmas. Also on the square causing a clatter will be Santa joining in the fun and chatter. Bring your lists early for him to check it twice, because after this night your name may no longer be on the list titled Nice.

Pfall Pfest Craft Show
November 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  |   Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Rd., Pflugerville
It’s the best place in town to start holiday shopping or find those one-of-a-kind items for a friend, or treat yourself. Handcrafted items, baked goods, jewelry, and glassware are just a few of the unique gift items to choose from. FREE admission.

A Sami Show Merry Mistletoe Marketplace (Round Rock)
November 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & November 19 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  |  Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, Taylor
Holiday arts & crafts market. Cost: Adults $5; kids 12 and under are free.

Market of Hope
November 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  |   Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E Main St., Round Rock
Market of Hope is a non-profit open-air Christmas market held in downtown Round Rock. With a festive atmosphere that gets you in the holiday spirit, Market of Hope features goods that were handmade by artisans in need from all over the world. The vendors featured at Market of Hope support families and communities in over 20 different countries by providing education, training, financial investment and emotional restoration to victims of human trafficking and economic slavery. Grab a cup of coffee or hot cider and get a picture of your kids with a few of Santa’s most fun elves. It’s guilt-free Christmas splurging!

Cedar Park Holiday Market
November 18 from 1 to 4 p.m.  |   Cedar Park Rec Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park
You are invited to an AMAZING shopping experience with a variety of vendors to meet all your shopping needs. Shop and support small business in CP. The event is FREE. There will be giveaways and gift wrap available to wrap up gifts before you leave.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar
November 24 – December 24 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  |   6100 Airport Blvd., Austin
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar (BGAB) is an annual 4-week holiday shopping event featuring handmade artwork, jewelry, and gifts from more than 200 regional artists. In addition to shopping, there will be special events and activities throughout the show. Celebrating 16 years in Austin, BGAB is a family-friendly experience where shoppers can browse in a hassle-free environment with centralized checkout. Refreshments and bar available. Parking and admission are FREE!

Bazaar Brunch
November 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. |   Bouldin Creek Cafe, 1900 S 1st St., Austin
Enjoy a lovely brunch and maybe even sip on a mimosa. This event is FREE, family friendly, and dogs are welcome. Support Local Art!

Renegade Craft Fair’s Austin Holiday Market
November 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. |   Fair Market, 1100 East 5th St., Austin
This event features a thoughtfully curated selection of the finest indie-craft goods, perfect for all of your holiday gift-giving needs. Attendees will enjoy a weekend of shopping handmade, participating in DIY workshops, and joining in on the festive holiday vibes. FREE!

Winter Wonderland at the Circuit
December 1, 2 and 8-30 from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 6 – 10 p.m. all other days |   Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin
Hundreds of thousands of lights will illuminate a magical world of holiday amusement at Circuit of Americas this December. There will be something for everyone to experience and enjoy including a Skating Rink, Human Snow Globe, Singing Trees, Petting Zoo, Camel Rides, Santa’s Workshop, Carnival Rides, Hot Air Balloon Float, Merry Movies on The Lawn, Delectable Food, Shopping Galore and the soon to be world famous Tunnel of Lights and much more. Who knows, it may even end up snowing in Austin! Admission: $16 (children 5 and under FREE).

Georgetown Christmas Stroll
December 1 and 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. & 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. |   Georgetown Square, Georgetown
The Magic of the Stroll is real and will bring memories on this 37th Annual Celebration. The Georgetown Square will be transformed into a genuine Christmas card come to life. It’s a magical setting of a multitude of trees outlined with twinkling white lights, old fashioned lamp poles. It’s the place to journey back in time as you wonder through Bethlehem Village.  Have dessert with the Grinch Friday night only.  Santa waiting to hear from both naughty and nice Saturday after the parade. FREE!

German Christmas Market
December 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. |   German Free School of Austin, 507 E 10th St., Austin
Go for the food and entertainment. Stay for a unique shopping experience. They will have authentic German, handcrafted Christmas ornaments, nutcrackers, Schwiebogen, smokers, and decor. Plus, enter to win a flight for two to Germany with Condor. FREE!

Handmade for the Holidays
December 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. |   Imagine That – Art Space, 2110 B White Horse Trail, Austin
Make a huge dent in your holiday shopping while supporting local mompreneurs! Handmade for the Holidays is Austin’s annual craft fair featuring local mom-owned shops with 100% handmade goods, covering everything from baby to grandparents! Find accessories and apparel, holiday and home decor, jewelry, and much more! There will also be holiday photo mini sessions, kids’ craft projects, and plenty of snacks from local bakers! Bring the whole family and start crossing names off your holiday gift list.

Budafest
December 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to dusk (5:30 p.m.) |   City Park, 204 San Antonio St., Buda
The 38th Annual Budafest is the perfect event to kick-off and celebrate the holiday season with your family and friends. Activities include craft vendors, food, kids activities, Santa’s Artisan Workshop, a lighted holiday parade with downtown lighting ceremony, a “reindog” parade, snow slide, carnival, and more! This festival is FREE!

Trim Your Tree Holiday Market
December 3 from 12 to 6 p.m. |   Graceland Oaks, 8907 Circle Dr., Austin
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q and Graceland Oaks Event Center invite you to the Trim Your Tree Holiday Market, featuring local artisans and makers, cocktails, and a holiday movie from Blue Starlight Drive-in. Christmas Trees and Wreaths for sale through Brungot Farms. Trees are available to pre-order here or pick one up after you shop.

Maker’s Market curated by Edible Austin
December 8 Time TBD |   Trail of Lights, Zilker Park, Austin
Held December 8 at The Trail of Lights, the event gives guests the opportunity to get a jump on holiday shopping at this curated holiday market of local small batch makers in the middle of the exclusive Night Lights evening. Don’t miss this special opportunity to support the Trail of Lights Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to producing the Trail of Lights community celebration, and find locally made Austin holiday presents! Tickets go on sale November 8.

Blanco Market Day Christmas Market
December 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. |   Old Blanco County Courthouse, 300 Main St., Blanco
Don’t miss this special Christmas Market Day. FREE!

Downtown Christmas Fair 
December 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Downtown Hutto
Shop the stores, enjoy a meal at the downtown restaurants, shop vendors featuring: handmade items, unique gifts, home decor, jewelry, toys and delicious fair food and drinks! The YMCA Children’s Area will include crafts, games, inflatables, train rides and… SNOW! Admission to Children’s Area is $5 per child and includes all activities.

Cherrywood Art Fair
December 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. |   3808 Maplewood Ave., Austin
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. More than 8,000 visitors stroll through the fairgrounds looking at art, listening to beautiful music and sampling some of Austin’s finest food trailer cuisine. Since its 2002 inception, the Fair has served as a destination for discerning holiday shoppers seeking unique and artful items from Texas artists and makers. FREE!

Eastside Pop Up Nights
December 14 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. |   Hotel Vegas, 1502 East 6th St., Austin
The Holidays are coming up fast! Join Eastside Pop Up for a night of drinking, dancing, and shopping under the beautiful Texas sky. Get there early and enjoy one of the best happy hours around. Stay late and dance the night away with ulovei. Hotel Vegas Concession Stand will be open and serving up tasty bites. This event is FREE (21+ up).

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
December 14-24 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. |   Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
Hot music, fine art, and cold beer make the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar the place where Austin shops in the giving season. The show is actually two events in one: an art fair and music festival with a vibrant community-driven vibe. Visitors can explore an amazing array of handmade items from 160+ artists while enjoying live local music and sips from a full bar. It all adds up to a fun authentic Austin experience. Food and drink from open to close. Cost: $8 for a single day pass; kids 12 and under are free. Tickets here.

Eastside Holiday Market
December 15 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. |   Revelry, 908 East 5th St., Austin
Stop by Revelry for some holiday cheer! Snag some great locally sourced, curated talent (from makers to music to grub) to give you one stellar shopping experience. FREE!

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Dani Dudek
Dani Dudek is an Emmy-winning marketer who has been active professionally in the entertainment industry for two decades. She has mastered the art of celebrity spotting across the country, but does so best in Austin, where she runs the website ATXGossip.com. With a special eye for even the most minor of celebs, she is basically Shazam and IMDB together in human form.