LIST: Holiday markets in the Madison area
There are more than 20 events over the next month
When it comes to holiday shopping, the Madison area is set. From Christmas-themed festivals to craft fairs and shop hops to pop-up events, there are plenty of local shopping opportunities.
Grab a friend or two and check out these markets to find gifts for everyone on your list this year.
Downtown Holiday Hop
Hop from shop to shop during Sun Prairie’s first Downtown Holiday Hop. Businesses in the area are offering discounts and deals, including a couple of restaurants. Nov. 15, 4-7 p.m.
Good Neighbor Nights
Shops in downtown Middleton are extending their hours during the first Good Neighbor Nights. Local businesses will have specials and pop-ups, including s’mores in the Middleton. Can’t make this one? Be on the lookout for future Good Neighbor Nights every third Thursday of the month. Nov. 15, 4-9 p.m.
Holiday Dane County Farmers’ Market
While the outdoor farmers’ market is done for the season, plenty of your favorite vendors moved indoors for the Holiday Market. This “one-stop shop” will be open every Saturday (except Nov. 24) for all of your local food needs this season. Saturdays, Nov. 17-Dec. 22, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
MMoCA Art & Gift Fair
For the art lover in your life, peruse through 100 booths featuring a wide array of fine art and crafts made by artists across the country. Apart from the shopping, the MMoCA Art & Gift Fair will also have a silent auction, performances by local dance companies and live music. Nov. 17-18
Dane Handmade Fall Show
Check out some unique art mediums during Dane Handmade. The event showcases local illustrators, jewelers, potter, felters, candlemakers, woodworkers, knitters and textile artists. More than 75 artists will be on display, so you’ll have plenty of ideas for holiday gift ideas. Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Madison Winter Market
The Madison Night Markets are back for the holiday season in a special winter edition. Expect even more vendors on the 100 block of State Street. The market will have seasonal crafting and card making, gifts, winter decor and holiday foods. Nov. 17, 5-9 p.m.
Holiday Gift Fair to benefit DCHS and Underdog
Find presents for everyone on your list while helping the Dane County Humane Society and Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin. At the Holiday Gift Fair, vendors are donating 20 percent of sales to these pet-friendly local organizations. Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hilldale Holiday Hop
Kick off the season with a tree lighting and shopping event at Hilldale. Most of the shops and restaurants will have specials or samples throughout the event. The Wisconsin Dickens Carolers and Children’s Theater of Madison will perform. Nov. 18, 4-6 p.m.
Old Fashioned Holiday Art Market
This two-day market features holiday gifts created by local artisans at Yahara Bay Distillers. More than 20 vendors will bring their products, giving you time to sip and shop with 3RD GEAR Old Fashioneds. Nov. 23-24
Madison Makers Black Friday Market & Pub-Crawl
Hop from place to place checking out various vendors at six different area businesses. This free, family-friendly event features plenty of handmade goods like knitwear, candles, jewelry, paper goods, bath and beauty products, baked goods, kids toys, woodworking, embroidery, fiber arts and photography. Drinks will be available at each stop along the way. Nov. 23, 12-5 p.m.
31st Annual Art and Craft Fair
Support veterans by checking out the Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7591’s Annual Art and Craft Fair. In addition to the 30 vendors, there will be coffee, donuts, lunch and other baked goods for sale. Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Vintage Pop-Up Shop
Embrace a curated collection of vintage and modern goods from Yahara Supply Co. during a shopping pop-up at One-OneThousand. The two-day event features furniture, home decor, textiles, clothing and more. Nov. 30-Dec. 1
The Crafty Fair
Celebrate Midwest makers during a two-day fair at The Brassworks building. Artists and craftsmen from Wisconsin and surrounding states will come with plenty of unique gift ideas. Get ready to cross off everyone on your list. Dec. 1-2
Fair Trade Holiday Festival
More than 50 vendors representing more than 40 different nations join together at the Monona Terrace for the annual Fair Trade Holiday Festival. The festival features fair trade, which support farmers and craftspeople in developing countries. Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
HolidayFest Arts & Crafts Fair
More than 80 crafters from the Midwest will be selling their handmade goods at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center in honor of the holiday season. The $1 entry fee gives access to all the vendors throughout the fair. Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
OM Holiday Sale
Visit OM Village, a 98-square-foot tiny home space for formerly homeless neighbors, for unique holiday gifts made by OM residents and volunteers. There will be folk music from Mike Winckler and carols from Madison’s Raging Grannies. Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Good Day Market Holiday Edition
At the Good Day Market, enjoy local food products while perusing through more than 45 makers’ products. From jewelry to clothing and art to handcrafted kitchen goods, the market will feature a wide variety of home and lifestyle goods. Dec. 7-8
The VeryMerry Holiday Fair
This three-room fair in Baraboo mixes shopping with pleasure. On both days, visitors can head to the fair for free, check out 60 artisans, grab food and wine from the Artisan Cafe and participate in wine tasting. Additionally, there will be a special gift drawing for the first 100 patrons and the first 500 people get holiday shopping bags. Dec. 7-8
FEED Kitchens Holiday Bazaar
Grab some samples, gifts and ready-to-eat foods from local food makers working out of FEED Kitchens. Some of the makers include Rude Brew Kombucha, Mady’s Mood Foods, Strey Dog, Feed Bakery, Mango Man Sauces and Melly-Mel’s. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Holiday Shop Hop
Grab a beer and some gifts at Ale Asylum’s annual Holiday Shop Hop. A variety of local artists are gathering to sell unique gifts while Ale Asylum offers beer specials and snacks throughout the event. Dec. 8, 1-5 p.m.
Stuff Your Stockings Merry Makers Market
Shopping and fun blend together during the third annual Stuff Your Stockings Merry Makers Market. The event has 25 local vendors, live music, a kids coloring corner, an ornament-making station, food and drinks. Enter for $2 or a donation of a non-perishable food items in support of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Merry Madness Indie Art Show
Visit Plan B on Williamson Street for a chance to check out handmade items by local indie artists. bloody marys and Slide Food Cart will be available throughout the event. Every time you make a purchase with a vendor, you will get a raffle ticket for whichever item you’re interested in. Dec. 9, 12-5 p.m.
Communication Maker’s Market: Holiday Edition
Communication, an all-ages music and art space on Madison’s east side, is hosting its first holiday market. The Holiday Edition will have Madison artists and makers showcasing their projects. Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pop Up Holiday Market and Cookie Walk
Not only are there 45 booths featuring unique gift ideas, this market at the East Side Club of Madison helps OccuPaws Guide Dogs. Grab yummy treats at the cookie walk or try winning something at the raffle. Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
For one week only, Winter Wonderful is popping up at Commonwealth Gallery featuring local, handcrafted items. Twenty-five percent of proceeds will go to Common Wealth Development and the rest goes to the maker. There will be nightly events throughout the week including a concert series, a food night and a game night. Dec. 17-22
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