With the craziness of 2020, a crowded Holiday Bazaar 2020 probably wouldn’t be a great idea this year. Unfortunately many of these Holiday Bazaars are used as fundraisers for local school groups and as a way for artists to reach large numbers of buyers, so not having these events is a lot of lost revenue. And of course it’s very disappointing for those who work all year making beautiful goods. If you can still find a way to support them, please do!
Here are a few Holiday Bazaar 2020 ideas for this year!
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
The in person holiday shopping experience may be canceled this year but you are still able to support local artists through the Armadillo Art Concierge! Find your perfect piece of art to add to your collection.
November 14- November 22, 2020
Austin Studio Tour
The East and West Austin studios are coming together to hold virtual and outdoor holiday events. You can download the digital map for self guided walking/driving tours to check out the local art and murals. There are also plenty of virtual events you can attend which include artist talks, demonstrations, workshops and more. The event is free but some events require registration.
November 13 – December 24, 2020
@ 6100 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78752
With an extra two weeks of holiday shopping in person or online you can find that perfect holiday gift for that special someone! Admission is free and you can also reserve timed-entry tickets online so there is no waiting in line. For the online shoppers you can get your items delivered or pick them up in person. Hours are 10am to 10pm now through December 23, and from 10am to 6pm Christmas Eve.
November 18 10am – November 22, 2020 6pm
The Junior League of Austin’s annual holiday market will be virtual this year and will host over 150 retail merchants from across the country. Admission for the online event is $15 and proceeds will benefit the Food in Tummies program.
November 27, 2020
@ 2727 Exposition Blvd Austin, TX 78703
Hearth & Soul is hosting a Better Black Friday event where the first 25 guest will receive a $25 gift card. There will be complimentary mimosas and pancakes along with 20% discount on the entire store! They are also offering a special shopping experience where customers can have the store to themselves an hour before opening with a personal shopper. To spread the holiday cheer starting December 1st is their 25 days of giveaways featuring life-sized icebergs and penguins Advent calendar.
November 27- December 20, 2020 Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 2-8pm
@ 12700 Hill Country Blvd. Bee Cave, TX 78738
Enjoy free Admission to this holiday local market located at the west end of the Hill Country. There will be live music, local artists and vendors, and libations from local wineries and breweries. You can also enjoy their donation based gift wrapping station for local nonprofits.
Ends January 30, 2021
These two iconic Austin brands are coming together and offering a deluxe-jewelry and cookie package. You can get a box of fresh cookies hand delivered with a one of a kind navy abalone earring. Only available through Tiff’s Treats until January 30, 2021 so get your sweets while supplies last!
You can still Shop Local and discover some unique gift giving ideas right here at home. There are several local boutiques and online shopping opportunities to find locally made items. Check out this post Shop Small Cedar Park for some local gift giving ideas.