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23 Seattle pop-up markets for buying local and handmade gifts

Get unique with your gifting this year

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This time of year is big on gift-giving for many, with Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, a month or so’s worth of year-end birthdays, and countless other traditions coming up. Something unique and handmade can be an especially thoughtful option—especially if it’s local.

This time of year, Seattle is full of pop-up markets (or craft fairs, or bazaars, depending on your preference) selling one-of-a-kind gifts, whether they’re new and handmade or incredible vintage finds. If you’re out shopping on Small Business Saturday, there’s many a pop-up designed around that. If you tend to shop a little later, there are plenty of last-minute opportunities to grab a thoughtful and unique gift.

And because there’s more than usual going on this time of year, chances are there’s one in your neighborhood: We found a couple in Ballard, a couple in West Seattle, and, of course, a couple in Sand Point (Magnuson Park Hangar 30 is getting busy). Of course, a lot are centrally located, too—Capitol Hill is a popular option. There’s even an ongoing downtown pop-up for integrating a little local shopping into the rest of the gift-buying process.

We’ve mapped many, many pop-up markets below in chronological order (longer-running markets are grouped up top).

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Enchant Christmas Seattle

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When: November 22 through December 29

Where: T-Mobile Park, Sodo

What: In addition to what is allegedly the largest holiday light maze in the world, this stadium full of holiday magic also includes a holiday market by Urbn Craft Uprising.

Holiday Market at Westlake Park

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When: Fridays and Saturdays noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m., November 29 through December 22.

Where: Westlake Park, Downtown

What: Co-presented by the Downtown Seattle Association and Urban Craft Uprising, this small vendor row within Westlake Park rotates local artisans each week.

Posted by Westlake Park on Monday, November 19, 2018

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall

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When: Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m.; Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 5805 Airport Way South, Georgetown

What: This weekly event features independent artists, designers, makers and collectors selling their wares out of trailers, which are permanent homes for indie shops, and at tables, which can vary by the weekend. A holiday-specific market is going on November 30.

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Dibble House Holiday Craft Sale

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When: Friday, November 29 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, December 1 from noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Dibbler House, Ballard

What: Located in a bed and breakfast near Ballard High School, this quaint market has the standard handmade goods: bath products, jewelry, holiday decor, baked goods, etc.

Winter AAPI Arts & Crafts Fair

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When: Saturday, November 30 from noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Hing Hay Coworks, Chinatown-International District

What: Part of the CID Holiday Cheer neighborhood event on Small Business Saturday, this market is full of handcrafted goods with the goal of increasing awareness visibility, and patronage of Asian American and Pacific Islander craftspeople.

Melrose Night Market

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When: Saturday, November 30 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Melrose Market, Capitol Hill

What: The event space beneath Melrose Market will have 20 vendors curated by Seattle Made, a nonprofit that boosts local producers and manufacturers.

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Macabre Market

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When: Sunday, December 1 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Where: The Mercury, Capitol Hill

What: One of Seattle’s many markets focusing on the gothy, witchy, and occult, Macabre Market has a $1 cover and is 21 and up. Vendors will be selling jewelry, art, and clothing, along with other goods. This market is monthly, but the December edition includes photos with Krampus.

Giving Marketplace

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When: Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Gates Foundation Discovery Center, Seattle Center area

What: Fitting with the Gates Foundation, this market includes “ethically-sourced gifts that support women’s and girls’ empowerment, refugees, global health, and the environment,” plus opportunities to “take action.”

Just a couple more weeks until the Giving Marketplace on Dec. 6 and 7!. Find gifts for everyone on your shopping list and support local and global communities at the same time. Hope to see you there!

Posted by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center on Saturday, November 23, 2019

Punk Rock Flea Market

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When: Saturday, December 7 from noon to 10 p.m.

Where: King’s Hall, Beacon Hill/Mount Baker

What: This market focuses on the weird, the bottom-shelf, and—fittingly—the punk rock. Admission $1, and it’s all-ages/bar with ID.

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Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show

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When: Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center

What: UCU has its hands in a lot of these popup markets, but this is really its main event, with a giant hall full of vendors of all types. Early registration could mean access to a Friday night preview. If you can’t make this one, UCU has a smaller market in South Lake Union December 11 and 12 and another littler one December 18 and 19.

More Fats More Femmes Holiday Market 10.0

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When: Saturday, December 7 from noon to 7 p.m.

Where: Indian Summer, Capitol Hill

What: The holiday edition of this semi-regular pop-up for plus-size vintage and pre-owned clothing will focus on wintry wares. The event features jewelry and zine vendors, too.

Ballard Elks Holiday Craft Market

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When: Saturday, December 7 from noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Ballard Elks, Ballard

What: This craft market features more than 30 vendors—and the event description points out that goods include gifts for cyclists and pets.

Market of the Beast

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When: Saturday, December 7 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Unicorn, Capitol Hill

What: Like some other area markets, this regular pop-up focuses on the gothy and witchy—and its December edition includes a visit from Krampus and evil elves. It’s 21 and up, and entry is free.

Junction Plaza Park

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When: Saturday, December 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Junction Plaza Park, West Seattle

What: This neighborhood holiday kickoff includes a tree lighting, a massive holiday market, and photos with Santa.

Tractor Tavern Flea Market

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When: Sunday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Tractor Tavern, Ballard

What: This 21-and-up monthly market lines up nicely with the Ballard farmers market—one of Seattle’s year-round markets—and features local crafters, designers, and artists, plus entertainment and drink specials.

Annual December Native Art Market

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When: Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Duwamish Longhouse Cultural Center, West Seattle

What: This annual Native art market and gift fair includes artists selling wood carvings, beadwork, drums, and other works. Plus: There will be fry bread.

Renegade Craft Fair

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When: Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, Sand Point

What: Renegade’s massive annual holiday market features food trucks, cocktails, and DJs in addition to vendors from around the country.

The Greenwood Collective

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When: Saturday, December 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Greenwood Collective Art Gallery, Greenwood

What: Both resident artists and other local creators—totaling more than 50 vendors—will be at this market. Tacky holiday sweaters are encouraged.

Deck the Brew Hall Holiday Market

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When: Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Fremont Brewing, Fremont

What: Fremont Brewing is hosting local artisans selling gifts at this all-ages event, which also features a Santa Claus yeti and the usual beer.

Burke Museum Holiday Pop-Up Market

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When: Sunday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Burke Museum, University District

What: The Burke is taking advantage of its new digs with a bunch of winter programming, including this pop-up shop featuring indigenous and Native American artists.

Wooden shelves full of gift shop wares, including scarves, candles, and mugs. Courtesy of Burke Museum

Winter Solstice Night Market

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When: Friday, December 20 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 21 from noon to 9 p.m.

Where: Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, Sand Point

What: The folks behind the weekly Fremont Sunday Market (also a great option) are running this special Friday and Saturday night shindig with more than 150 vendors and food trucks.

Good Luc Winter Market

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When: Sunday, December 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Lake Union Cafe, Eastlake

What: Good LUC is a twice-yearly market showcasing artists and businesses that are black, indigenous, POC, LGBTQ, and womxn-owned. Its winter 2019 edition has almost 50 vendors, plus a bar and music.

New poster design by Good LUC Market artist Roman Leal. Handbills are ordered!

Posted by Good LUC Market on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Badwill Market

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When: Sunday, December 22 from 2 to 8 p.m.

Where: Rhino Room, Capitol Hill

What: For last-minute shoppers, this Christmas-Eve-eve pop-up is built for day-drinking and eating while shopping handmade and vintage wares.

Enchant Christmas Seattle

When: November 22 through December 29

Where: T-Mobile Park, Sodo

What: In addition to what is allegedly the largest holiday light maze in the world, this stadium full of holiday magic also includes a holiday market by Urbn Craft Uprising.

Holiday Market at Westlake Park

When: Fridays and Saturdays noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m., November 29 through December 22.

Where: Westlake Park, Downtown

What: Co-presented by the Downtown Seattle Association and Urban Craft Uprising, this small vendor row within Westlake Park rotates local artisans each week.

Posted by Westlake Park on Monday, November 19, 2018

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall

When: Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m.; Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 5805 Airport Way South, Georgetown

What: This weekly event features independent artists, designers, makers and collectors selling their wares out of trailers, which are permanent homes for indie shops, and at tables, which can vary by the weekend. A holiday-specific market is going on November 30.

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Dibble House Holiday Craft Sale

When: Friday, November 29 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, December 1 from noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Dibbler House, Ballard

What: Located in a bed and breakfast near Ballard High School, this quaint market has the standard handmade goods: bath products, jewelry, holiday decor, baked goods, etc.

Winter AAPI Arts & Crafts Fair

When: Saturday, November 30 from noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Hing Hay Coworks, Chinatown-International District

What: Part of the CID Holiday Cheer neighborhood event on Small Business Saturday, this market is full of handcrafted goods with the goal of increasing awareness visibility, and patronage of Asian American and Pacific Islander craftspeople.

Melrose Night Market

An illustration advertising a holiday market. Courtesy of Seattle Made

When: Saturday, November 30 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Melrose Market, Capitol Hill

What: The event space beneath Melrose Market will have 20 vendors curated by Seattle Made, a nonprofit that boosts local producers and manufacturers.

An illustration advertising a holiday market. Courtesy of Seattle Made

Macabre Market

When: Sunday, December 1 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Where: The Mercury, Capitol Hill

What: One of Seattle’s many markets focusing on the gothy, witchy, and occult, Macabre Market has a $1 cover and is 21 and up. Vendors will be selling jewelry, art, and clothing, along with other goods. This market is monthly, but the December edition includes photos with Krampus.

Giving Marketplace

When: Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Gates Foundation Discovery Center, Seattle Center area

What: Fitting with the Gates Foundation, this market includes “ethically-sourced gifts that support women’s and girls’ empowerment, refugees, global health, and the environment,” plus opportunities to “take action.”

Just a couple more weeks until the Giving Marketplace on Dec. 6 and 7!. Find gifts for everyone on your shopping list and support local and global communities at the same time. Hope to see you there!

Posted by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center on Saturday, November 23, 2019

Punk Rock Flea Market

An illustration advertising a holiday market. Courtesy of PRFM

When: Saturday, December 7 from noon to 10 p.m.

Where: King’s Hall, Beacon Hill/Mount Baker

What: This market focuses on the weird, the bottom-shelf, and—fittingly—the punk rock. Admission $1, and it’s all-ages/bar with ID.

An illustration advertising a holiday market. Courtesy of PRFM

Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show

When: Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center

What: UCU has its hands in a lot of these popup markets, but this is really its main event, with a giant hall full of vendors of all types. Early registration could mean access to a Friday night preview. If you can’t make this one, UCU has a smaller market in South Lake Union December 11 and 12 and another littler one December 18 and 19.

More Fats More Femmes Holiday Market 10.0

When: Saturday, December 7 from noon to 7 p.m.

Where: Indian Summer, Capitol Hill

What: The holiday edition of this semi-regular pop-up for plus-size vintage and pre-owned clothing will focus on wintry wares. The event features jewelry and zine vendors, too.

Ballard Elks Holiday Craft Market

When: Saturday, December 7 from noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Ballard Elks, Ballard

What: This craft market features more than 30 vendors—and the event description points out that goods include gifts for cyclists and pets.

Market of the Beast

When: Saturday, December 7 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Unicorn, Capitol Hill

What: Like some other area markets, this regular pop-up focuses on the gothy and witchy—and its December edition includes a visit from Krampus and evil elves. It’s 21 and up, and entry is free.

Junction Plaza Park

When: Saturday, December 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Junction Plaza Park, West Seattle

What: This neighborhood holiday kickoff includes a tree lighting, a massive holiday market, and photos with Santa.

Tractor Tavern Flea Market

When: Sunday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Tractor Tavern, Ballard

What: This 21-and-up monthly market lines up nicely with the Ballard farmers market—one of Seattle’s year-round markets—and features local crafters, designers, and artists, plus entertainment and drink specials.

Annual December Native Art Market

When: Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Duwamish Longhouse Cultural Center, West Seattle

What: This annual Native art market and gift fair includes artists selling wood carvings, beadwork, drums, and other works. Plus: There will be fry bread.

Renegade Craft Fair

When: Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, Sand Point

What: Renegade’s massive annual holiday market features food trucks, cocktails, and DJs in addition to vendors from around the country.

The Greenwood Collective

When: Saturday, December 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Greenwood Collective Art Gallery, Greenwood

What: Both resident artists and other local creators—totaling more than 50 vendors—will be at this market. Tacky holiday sweaters are encouraged.

Deck the Brew Hall Holiday Market

When: Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Fremont Brewing, Fremont

What: Fremont Brewing is hosting local artisans selling gifts at this all-ages event, which also features a Santa Claus yeti and the usual beer.

Burke Museum Holiday Pop-Up Market

Wooden shelves full of gift shop wares, including scarves, candles, and mugs. Courtesy of Burke Museum

When: Sunday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Burke Museum, University District

What: The Burke is taking advantage of its new digs with a bunch of winter programming, including this pop-up shop featuring indigenous and Native American artists.

Wooden shelves full of gift shop wares, including scarves, candles, and mugs. Courtesy of Burke Museum

Winter Solstice Night Market

When: Friday, December 20 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 21 from noon to 9 p.m.

Where: Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, Sand Point

What: The folks behind the weekly Fremont Sunday Market (also a great option) are running this special Friday and Saturday night shindig with more than 150 vendors and food trucks.

Good Luc Winter Market

When: Sunday, December 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Lake Union Cafe, Eastlake

What: Good LUC is a twice-yearly market showcasing artists and businesses that are black, indigenous, POC, LGBTQ, and womxn-owned. Its winter 2019 edition has almost 50 vendors, plus a bar and music.

New poster design by Good LUC Market artist Roman Leal. Handbills are ordered!

Posted by Good LUC Market on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Badwill Market

When: Sunday, December 22 from 2 to 8 p.m.

Where: Rhino Room, Capitol Hill

What: For last-minute shoppers, this Christmas-Eve-eve pop-up is built for day-drinking and eating while shopping handmade and vintage wares.