Shop the Best Holiday Craft Markets in Los Angeles
Unique gifts by talented creatives from LA and beyond
Surprise your loved ones with unexpected holiday gifts this year by hitting up one of this year’s holiday markets. From mid-November through most of December, events will be popping up across Los Angeles and in nearby suburbs to bring a wide variety of goods from indie businesses to holiday shoppers.
Aside from being one-stop shops, L.A.’s holiday markets can help make gift-giving a bit more sustainable. These marketplaces focus primarily on local businesses and two of the events listed below are centered around vintage clothing and goods. Plan to spend a few hours browsing; most of the events listed here also have food and entertainment components.
Westfield Century City (through December 24)
Experience magical moments of snowfall and live performances while you explore unique gift shops at the Westfield Century City Holiday Market:
- The Coral Gables – Candles, diffusers, home fragrance
- Jangles & Things by Uplift Us Marketplace – Netflix’s Jingle Jangle themed toys, books and other children's books, apparel & accessories
- Diamond Art Club – DIY arts and crafts, diamond painting kits similar to paint-by-numbers
- Little Posh – Baby and small children clothing and accessories
- Luna Lili – Handmade gemstone jewelry
- +Lux Unfiltered – Private label tanning products and accessories
- Our Place – Kitchen accessories, cookware
- Pop Mart – Limited edition and collectable figures
- SuperHigh – Private label skin care & hair care
There's also holiday treats from Cookie Dough Dreams and Elements Truffles (small batch chocolates, truffles, hot cocoa).
Midland Market (December 2-3)
Hosted by Paige Appel and Kelly Harris of Midland Shop, Midland Market is taking place in the light-filled Frankie Los Angeles space on Friday, December 2 from 4-8pm; and Saturday, December 3 from 9am-7pm. Shop dozens of vendors for lifestyle and home wares, including food, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, art, books and more. Tickets are $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door. Kids under 12 are free.
Frankie Los Angeles, 300 S Mission Rd, Arts District
FIDM Holiday Market (December 3)
Located in Downtown LA, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) is hosting a Holiday Market on Saturday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festive outdoor shopping event highlights the college's talented alumni and their creative brands. Discover a diverse collection of inspired products from over 30 brands, including men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing; accessories, jewelry, candles, art, cosmetics, and more. Enjoy music, food trucks, free artisan coffee and tea from The Cappuccino Man, and a special visit from Santa. Free admission. Reservations are recommended but not required. RSVP at the FIDM website.
Makeshift Muse (December 3 & 4)
The fourth and final Makeshift Muse event of the season is taking place from noon to 6 p.m. on December 3 and 4 at Angel City Brewery in the Arts District. Each day will feature 20 local brands, designers, curators and businesses. Along with the vendors, there will be live music, food trucks, and drinks by Angel City and Truly Hard Seltzer. Free entry and pet-friendly.
Angel City Brewery, 216 S. Alameda St, Arts District
Craft Contemporary (December 3-4)
Located on Museum Row, Craft Contemporary is opening its courtyard to shoppers on December 3 and 4 for a Holiday Marketplace featuring a curated selection of local artists, designers and craftspeople. For those who want to beat the crowd and grab a bite to eat before you browse, the Saturday event features a special preview brunch from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members, and include a complimentary cocktail, breakfast bar, and DIY gift-wrapping station. General Admission is $9 on Saturday and “pay what you can” on Sunday. The cover includes museum admission.
Craft Contemporary, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire
Smorgasburg LA Holiday Market (Dec. 4, 11, 18)
The ever-popular Smorgasburg open-air food market is hosting a Holiday Market & Food Gift SmorgasMART on Sundays at ROW DTLA from 10am to 4pm. Along with dozens of Smorgasburg food vendors, shop the makers in the holiday market aisle and food related gifts from small businesses.
ROW DTLA, 777 S Alameda St, DTLA
Jackalope: An Indie Artisan Fair (December 10-11)
Part of the Downtown Burbank Art Festival, Jackalope: An Indie Artisan Fair is taking over a stretch of San Fernando Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11. The family- and pet-friendly fair will showcase more than 150 local artisans, selling everything from accessories and art to body care, fashion and jewelry, home decor, and pantry items. For more info and an updated list of vendors, visit the Jackalope website.
San Fernando Blvd. between Magnolia and Angeleno, Burbank
Crafted at Port of Los Angeles (December 3-23)
No matter the time of year, you can find a wide variety of handmade goods at Crafted. Located at the Port of Los Angeles, the restored 1940s warehouse that hosts makers from across California is offering extended hours throughout the holiday season. Stop by Tuesdays through Sundays between noon and 8 p.m. from December 3 until December 23 and be prepared to spend a good amount of time here. You can grab a beer from Brouwerij West or a bite from one of the on-site food trucks during your shopping trip. Parking and admission are free.
Port of Los Angeles Warehouse #10, 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro
Unique Markets (December 10-11)
Scope the latest up-and-coming local brands with Unique Markets. The popular series of pop-up shopping events will bring it’s 14th small business-centered holiday retail extravaganza to the California Market Center on December 10 and 11. With 150 vendors ranging from home goods to children’s clothing, you're sure to check names off your gift list as you roam the aisles. This year’s perks include a Family Fun Zone, free drinks, and complimentary gift wrapping. Splurge on a VIP ticket and gift yourself with a goodie bag that includes Graf Lantz Merino Wool Coasters, Crow Canyon Enamel Mug, and a "surprise full-sized item."
California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St., DTLA
A Current Affair (December 10-11)
If there’s a vintage fashion lover in your life, then A Current Affair is a must-shop event this holiday season. The beloved marketplace returns to Los Angeles for its first major in-person event in three years on December 10 and 11. Expect a mix of vintage shops and private dealers amongst the 70+ vendors inside the Fashion District’s Cooper Design Space over the weekend. With items that range from Victorian to contemporary pieces, A Current Affair appeals to a broad swath of vintage shoppers. If you want to beat the crowd, check out the Weekend Pass or single-day Preview Admission on Eventbrite for entry at 10 a.m.
Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St., DTLA
ThriftCon LA (December 11)
With more than 100 vendors heading to the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown LA, ThriftCon is set to offer a bounty of treasures for vintage clothing and collectible lovers. The one-day event will also include retro activations and installations for your holiday shopping photo ops. If you’re planning to clear out some closet space before 2022 ends, note that ThriftCon is also hosting a clothing drive and welcomes your donations. Early entry tickets are available at Eventbrite and children under 13 are free.
Los Angeles Convention Center South Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St., DTLA
West Coast Craft Market (December 17)
West Coast Craft Market will bring together 175+ of the best artist and designer craftspeople on the North Lot at Skylight ROW DTLA. The single-day, outdoor market will take place on Saturday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Along with dining options at ROW DTLA like the red-hot Pizzeria Bianco, there will be food and beverage vendors at the WCC market. Free entry, all ages and leashed pets are welcome.
Skylight ROW DTLA, 777 S Alameda St, DTLA