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 (Nov. 24 - Dec. 26, 2023)
Experience magical moments of snowfall and live performances while you explore curated gift shops at the Westfield Century City Holiday Market:
- Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - Film collectibles and products supporting the Museum's programming, exhibitions, access and educational initiatives
- B Sweet - Coffee, tea and baked goods
- Eclai - Seasonal styles and home accessories
- Flour Shop - Small batch cakes and cookies
- Holy Moly Gifts - Giftable stationery and stocking stuffers
- JLUXLabel - Holiday-themed loungewear and home accessories
- Luna Lili Jewelry - Handmade precious gemstone jewelry
- Malik Boots - Independent and minority-owned bookstore serving the African American community
- Peace of Cake - Prepackaged customizable mini-cakes
- Pop Mart - Limited edition and collectible character-based figures and art created by independent artists and collaborators
- Royce Chocolate - Chocolate and confections
Midland Market (Dec. 2-3, 2023)
Hosted by Paige Appel and Kelly Harris of Midland Shop, the Midland Market Winter 2023 is taking place at The Revery LA, a light-filled studio in the Mission Junction neighborhood north of Chinatown in Downtown LA. Shop dozens of vendors for lifestyle and home wares, including food, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, art, books and more.
The Midland Market is taking place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3. Tickets are $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door. Kids under 12 are free.
The Revery LA, 1700 Naud St. Unit C, Los Angeles 90012
A Current Affair (Dec. 2-3, 2023)
A Current Affair is hosting its must-shop Vintage Marketplace at the Cooper Design Space in Downtown LA, featuring 70+ vintage retailers and private dealers from both coasts and beyond. Shop an array of vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry from the Victorian Era through today. Exhibitors include local favorites Recess, Spanish Moss, The Corner Store and Moth Food; James Veloria (New York), Lucky Vintage (Seattle), Mercy Vintage (Oakland), Raleigh Vintage (NC) and more.
The holiday show is taking place from noon to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3. Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite. General Admission for either day is $15. Preview Admission (10am entry on Saturday) is $35. A Weekend Pass, which includes Preview Admission, is $45.
Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St, Los Angeles 90014
West Coast Craft Market - ROW DTLA (Dec. 9, 2023)
MAUM Market - ROW DTLA (Dec. 16, 2023)
Meaning “heart and mind” in Korean, MAUM “마음” was launched in January 2022 by Arnold Byun and Kioh Park to showcase Asian-owned small businesses. Located at ROW DTLA, the monthly marketplace features more than 70 AAPI makers spanning Art/Home, Fashion and Snacks/Drinks. The next MAUM Market will take place from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, December 16. MAUM will also be popping up at Platform in Culver City on Sunday, December 10. Tickets to both events are $5 and on sale at Tock.
Dock Street, 767 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles 90021
Unique Markets (Dec. 2-3, 2023)
Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Unique Markets returns to the California Market Center in Downtown LA on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3.
Taking place from 10am to 4pm on both days, Unique Markets features 160 independent designers, artists and brands offering everything from clothing to jewelry, stationery, beauty, leather goods, gourmet chocolates and more.
Perks include a free limited edition tote bag, free drinks from Smart Water, Simply Mixology and Best Day Brewing; DIY arts & crafts, mini 80s arcade, Family Fun Zone and photo booth.
General Admission is $15, the Weekend Pass is $20 and VIP is $40 (includes City of Angels hat). Kids 14 and under are always free. Make it a DTLA staycation with a 15% discount at The Hoxton - use promo code UNIQUE.
California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St, Los Angeles 90079
Cuties Queer Holiday Nite Market (Dec. 7, 2023)
Cuties is a Black and queer-owned community space providing resources and events, both virtually and in-person, to the LGBTQIA+ community. Based in Los Angeles, Cuties began as a coffee shop and safe space focused on providing queer community and a place to gather that wasn’t centered around alcohol.
The Cuties Queer Holiday Nite Market is taking place from 4pm-11pm on Thursday, December 7 at Siesta Day Club + Juice Bar in Downtown LA. Ticket and vendor info TBA.
Siesta Day Club + Juice Bar, 119 Wilhardt St, Los Angeles 90012
Craft Contemporary (Dec. 2-3, 2023)
Located on Museum Row, Craft Contemporary is hosting its annual Holiday Marketplace on Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3. LA-based makers will be offering jewelry, ceramics, vintage and contemporary textiles, craft supplies, housewares and more. Admission is $9 on Saturday (includes museum entry) and pay-what-you-can on Sunday.
To accompany the Holiday Marketplace, the museum is also hosting craft workshops - learn candle-making, Japanese furoshiki gift-wrapping techniques, and how to make stunning 3D snowflake decorations! Advance reservations required. For more information and to reserve a spot, visit the museum website.
Craft Contemporary, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90036
Beyond the Streets (Dec. 16-17, 2023)
Beyond the Streets presents an art-filled Holiday Market at the Hollywood Flagship (434 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles 90036) from 9am to 5pm the weekend of December 16-17. Shop more than 100 artist gifts, including art, books, prints, apparel, zines, limited edition releases, archive releases, one-of-a-kind airbrushed shirts, a signing by founder Roger Gastman and much more.
The holiday vibes will be on full blast with treats, free strikers and totes while supplies last, and gift wrapping. The early bird gets the caffeine - enjoy free coffee drinks by The Mad Barista before they're gone. Bring your family, bring your friends, and even bring your dog!
Broxton Nights: Snowy Holiday Market - Westwood (Dec. 9, 2023)
Broxton Nights is a monthly Night Market held in the heart of Westwood Village. This month's edition features the Snowy Holiday Market, the perfect chance to get out and celebrate the holiday season with friends and family!
- Holiday Vendor Marketplace
- Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus
- Hanukkah Menorah Lighting with Sinai Temple at 7:30pm
- Westwood's first snowfall
- Bounce House & Games
- Crafting with Splatterz Studio
- Live music by The Soundbox Truck
- Food vendors and drink specials
Broxton Nights will take place from 5pm to 9pm on Saturday, December 9. Free admission, RSVP at Eventbrite. The first 100 guests will receive a $5 Market Bucks token to spend in the Vendor Marketplace.
Jackalope: An Indie Artisan Fair (Dec. 9-10, 2023)
Jackalope is hosting its Winter Artisan Fair in Burbank on a stretch of San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia and Angeleno. Featuring 170+ local artisans, Jackalope offers trendsetting indie goods including visual art and photography, original fashion and jewelry design, paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, food, and more.
Family-friendly activities include a Make Your Own Slime workshop; Facepainting by Linda, DIY Letterman Patch, DIY Tote Bag & Holiday Garland, and a Kids Bubble Play Area.
Jackalope is taking place from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 9-10. The fair is free, open to all ages and handicap accessible. Leashed pets are welcome!
200 N. San Fernando Blvd, Burbank 91502
Crafted at Port of LA
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 hosts a wide range of makers from across California. Crafted is open Friday-Sunday from noon to 6pm - 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.
Crafted, 112 E. 22nd St, San Pedro 90731