Shopping at local Holiday Markets and Bazaars is a fun way to support local artisans while finding unique gifts that you can’t find anyplace else. Many of the Markets also have food trucks and entertainment so you can make a whole day of shopping fun.
With the craziness of covid still going around, some Holiday Markets and Holiday Bazaars have adapted to doing online and outdoor events.
Here are a few Holiday Markets 2021 ideas for this year!
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Palmer Events Center, Austin
When: December 17-19 from 10:00am – 5:30pm
Back outside this year you can find all you favorite local artist at the great Armadillo Christmas Bazaar.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
6100 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78752
When: November 19 – December 24 10 am – 10 pm daily (10 am – 6 pm on Christmas Eve)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar is back and they have many different shopping options. You can shop in person, order online and have it shipped, order online and pick up, and they even have a virtual shopping experience. Too busy to find that perfect gift? Don’t worry! They have a personal shopper service that will pick the right gift based off the interests you give them and price range.
Hill Country Galleria’s Lone Star Holiday Market
2700 Hill Country Blvd. Bee Cave, TX 78738
When: Friday, November 26th–Friday, December 24th
Hill Country Galleria has transformed the Central Plaza into a Holiday Market where you can do your Christmas shopping locally. Shop artisan vendors of art, jewelry, home goods, and holiday fare! In addition to all of the shops and restaurants, you can come to watch holiday performances, get selfies with Santa, see glittering holiday lights, and more! Admission is free and open to the public.
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. Here is an excellent list of Austin Shop Local businesses to support.