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Holiday Markets 2023

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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.

Here are a few Holiday Markets 2023 ideas for this year! Hopefully next year they will be back in full.

Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 10am to 4pm
CPHS Project Graduation Holiday Bazaar
@ Cedar Park High School – 2150 Cypress Creek Road Austin, TX
It’s the annual CPHS Holiday Bazaar, all to support the Class of 2024 Project Graduation! Aisles and aisles of local vendors, bake sale, silent auction, and more! A beloved community event. 65+ vendors, silent auction and more.

Thursday- Friday, November 2-3, 2023 4:00 PM CT
Center for Child Protection Holiday Market 2023
Riverbend Church 4214 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin
Discover the 2023 Holiday Market, a vibrant celebration of local talent and creativity. Shop from 50+ local vendors, featuring handmade jewelry, fashion, home decor, art, organic beauty products, gourmet treats, and more. Support our community’s small businesses and find unique gifts!

Friday, October 27, 2023, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
AARC 10th Anniversary Night Bazaar
@ Asian American Resource Center – 8401 Cameron Rd Austin, TX 78754
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Austin’s Asian American Resource Center (AARC). The AARC campus will turn into a Night Bazaar with food, merchandise vendors, community organizations, games, and more. This family-friendly event brings together old and new AARC friends to honor the past and embrace the future.

Sunday, November 11-12, 2023 from 10am – 5pm
November 2023 Holiday Market and Craft Fair
@ 7811 Rockwood Ln, Austin, TX 78757-1139
The third annual NWATX Holiday Market and Craft Fair is November 11. Come join us for some fun holiday shopping! Admission and parking are free!

Wednesday, November 15-19, 2023
2023 A Christmas Affair: The Junior League of Austin
@ Palmer Events Center – 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704
Now in its 48th year, A Christmas Affair is a five-day holiday market that hosts over 200 retail merchants from across the country and attracts over 25,000 patrons. This year’s theme, “Night of the Nutcracker”. Kick off the holiday season and join in the spirit of giving with the 48th annual holiday market benefitting The Junior League of Austin’s signature programs and nonprofit community partners. With more than 200 vendors from across the country and more than 25,000 patrons in attendance each year, what began as thirty booths in the Driskill Hotel in 1976 has grown into the largest League event of its kind in the nation.

As The Junior League of Austin’s largest fundraiser, A Christmas Affair funds our mission, programs, and outreach, and allows us to continue our work of empowering women and serving our community.

Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 9am – 4pm
Leander High Craft Market
@ Leander High School – 3301 S Bagdad Rd, Leander, TX 78641
Visit the 18th Annual Leander High Craft Market. Shop local vendors, tailgate, and concessions! LISD employees and 12 yrs old and younger are FREE.

Saturday, December 2, 2023 
2023 Old Town Christmas Festival
Jingle your way to Old Town! Get ready for Leander’s merriest event! The 2023 Old Town Christmas Festival arrives on Saturday, December 2. Embrace the holiday spirit with shopping, dancing, singing, games, delicious food, and a visit from Santa at the Old Town Christmas Festival. It’s the perfect way to kick off the season with joy and merriment!

Sunday, December 9, 2023 from 9am to 4pm
Hutto Market Days
@ Downtown Hutto – 105 Main St Hutto, TX 78634
Discover the charm of Downtown Hutto Market Days with 100+ artisan and craft vendors, delicious food, live entertainment, kids’ activities, and even SNOW! Explore the Downtown Hutto stores with holiday items and special discounts. Additionally, don’t miss the home-based, pop-up vendor market at One Eleven East in the heart of Downtown Hutto

Sunday, December 9, 2023 from 10am to 3pm
Liberty Hill Christmas Festival
@ Liberty Hill – Liberty Hill, TX, 78642
Every mid-December, our entire town comes together for the Christmas Festival in downtown LHTX. During the day, guests can shop, savor delicious food, and groove to music. Meanwhile, the kids can have a blast ice skating, playing in real snow, and meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus. Be sure not to miss the 6 pm parade on Main Street!

Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 12pm to 8pm
Burnet’s Christmas on the Square
@ Burnet Historic Square – 229 S Pierce St, Burnet, TX 78611
Burnet Christmas on the Square is an annual celebration in Historic Downtown Square. Attendees come to shop at arts and crafts booths, watch the parade and live entertainment and take their chance at winning a bicycle. The First Baptist Church also holds Main Street Bethlehem 2 blocks from the Square, which includes a live nativity and a village set as the ancient city of Bethlehem.

December 15-23, 2023
2023 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
@ Palmer Events Center – 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is a fine art shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, a live music stage with big acts and quality sound, two full bars and local food, all in a festive, lively atmosphere. Meet and shop from over 175 carefully curated artists, and fill your holiday season with great stories and gifts. Armadillo has an exciting variety of fine art, heirloom pieces, and stocking stuffers. Make holiday shopping a fun tradition in an upbeat, family-friendly environment.

November 17 – December 24, 2023 10 am – 10 pm daily (10 am – 6 pm on Christmas Eve)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
6100 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78752
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.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 from 10am-3pm
Austin Mini Market
Distribution Hall 1500 East 4th Street Austin, TX
You may join for Holiday Mini Market at Distribution Hall. In addition to our 58 women-owned vendors, guests can enjoy complimentary drinks, tunes from local DJ, free gift bags for the first guests, food trucks on site, brand activations and more! Mini Market is always free to attend and open to the public. Garage parking is available across the street and free street parking is nearby

Saturday, December 11, 2023, 9 AM – 2 PM
Hyde Park Presbyterian Church Holiday Market 
Hyde Park Presbyterian Church 3913 Avenue B Austin, TX
Annual Holiday Market. Handmade and unique gifts, lots of food and goodies to eat, a raffle, and more. Come shop with us. Proceeds to benefit community outreach

Cedar Park Market Days 2023
11066 Pecan Park Blvd
Oct 21st: CPMD Halloween Market: Bring the kids for trick-or-treating starting at 1 PM, enjoy palm and tarot readings, Halloween photo displays, candied apples, and shop from 85+ local vendors. Don’t miss the free mulled wine and spiked cider!
Nov 18th: Fall Market: Get into the fall spirit with free mulled wine, spiked cider, games, and more.
Dec 16th & 17th: 2-Day Christmas Market: Santa will be here for free pictures with the kids on both days. Enjoy festive games and shop from 85+ vendors for those last-minute holiday gifts. See you there!

Saturday, December 9, 2023 10 AM– 5 PM
Tis the Season Holiday Market & Craft Fair

Hand Made at Nutty Brown, 12919 Nutty Brown Road, Austin
Lovely quality handmade and crafted items from 20+ vendors something for everyone and some unique finds. Plus good food, music and local goods.

Saturday, December 16, 2023 12PM – 5 PM
Holiday Bazaar @ The Bar
Get ready for a day of shopping, sipping, and grooving to live music at the “Holiday Bazaar at the Bar” in The Fieldhouse at the Crossover! With 40+ vendors, it’s your chance to find unique gifts or treat yourself. Sip on specialty drinks while exploring local booths—it’s retail therapy with a twist!Support small businesses, discover treasures, and make your day merry.

See more local Holiday Bazaars Here.

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SHOP LOCAL

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.

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