10 Greater Cincinnati Holiday Markets and Shopping Pop-Ups to Find Local Gifts

Looking for an easy way to shop local this season?

click to enlarge The City Flea's holiday market - Photo: thecityflea.com
Photo: thecityflea.com
The City Flea's holiday market

Looking to shop local this season? These holiday markets are offering a plethora of artisans and makers in one location, so you can check everyone off your list while supporting Cincinnati small businesses. 

Art on Vine

Art on Vine offers two pre-holiday shopping ops at Rhinegeist. Browse goods from more than 80 local artisans and crafters. Noon-7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18. Free admission. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, artonvinecincy.com.

The City Flea

The flea’s holiday market takes place over the course of two days, with one night session and one during daylight hours to double the charm and double the chance to snag some gifts. 4-9 p.m. with an 11 a.m.-4 p.m. early-bird market Dec. 17; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 18. Free admission. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, thecityflea.com.

Crafty Supermarket

Crafty Supermarket is back for the 13th year, brining more than 100 jury-selected independent vendors from Greater Cincinnati and across America to Music Hall. The first 100 shoppers get a swag bag. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 26. Free admission. Music Hall's ballroom, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, craftysupermarket.com.

Fern Holiday Market

More than a dozen local makers will be taking over the Fern College Hill location, including Baqette, Four Eyes Ceramics, Prospect Jam Co. and Una Floral. Local artists will be creating custom portraits, and Kiki, Mom 'n 'em and Goosefoot Cook & Grow will be offering up concessions. Noon-5 p.m. Dec. 4. Free admission. 6040 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, fern-shop.com.

Holiday Market at Findlay Market

Farmers, makers and crafters head to the market for a two-day seasonal celebration. There will be gifts, seasonal cocktails and tree sales, which include a commemorative ornament from Lucca. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 4. Free admission. 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, findlaymarket.org.

Market Bleu

Shop local artist-made goods while taking in the art that is the Contemporary Arts Center. There will be live printmaking demonstrations, as well as live painting and live textile dyeing. 6-10 p.m. Dec. 3. Free admission. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, marketbleu.com.

Servatii Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt

The Servatii Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt aims to bring some European flair and holiday traditions to The Banks, with warm glühwein (spiced wine), food and items like authentic cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers, ornaments, candy and more for sale. Visitors can also create personalized Christmas stockings and ornaments. There will also be entertainment throughout the season, plus rentable igloos. Through Dec. 31. Schmidlapp Event Lawn, Smale Riverfront Park, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown, cincinnatichristkindlmarkt.com.

Wave Pool Holiday Bazaar

This holiday bazaar is an art show and sale featuring goods from makers throughout the community. Noon-5 p.m. Dec. 10. Free admission. 2940 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington, wavepoolgallery.org.

WestSide Market

The WestSide Market moves into Westwood Town Hall for this holiday pop-up featuring more than 100 local makers. Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 26. Free admission. Westwood Town Hall, 3017 Harrison Ave., Westwood, westsidemarketcincy.com.

Winter Market at Washington Park

Little artisan huts are returning to the park to be filled each weekend with local vendors. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18, except during the City Flea holiday market hours (see above). Free admission. 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.

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