From Christmas village-style shopping centers to feminist craft festivals, there is no shortage of holiday shopping options in Los Angeles this year. Hit up a Downtown LA pop-up during your lunch break, head to a Valley mall to find items from Etsy crafters, or spend an evening in the Hollywood Hills perusing the locally-made wares.
From the Heart - Avenue 50 Studio (Through Dec. 7, 2019)
Arroyo Arts Collective and Avenue 50 Studio (131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles 90042) join forces for From the Heart. The selection will include everything from jewelry to paintings to sculpture. The event runs for a full month - opening night is November 9 during the NELA Second Saturday Art Walk and the holiday art market will be ongoing through December 7.
Winter Bazaar Holiday Night Market - Yamashiro (Thursdays through Dec. 19, 2019)
Hollywood Night Market gets into the holiday spirit with their Winter Bazaar Holiday Night Market at Yamashiro (1999 N. Sycamore Avenue, Los Angeles 90068) on Thursdays through December 19. These inclusive holiday fests feature 30 vendors, a gift wrapping station, food trucks, seasonal cocktails and photo ops with Santa. Tickets are free via registration on Eventbrite.
SoCal Etsy Guild Market (Third Weekend of the Month)
SoCal Etsy Guild is a regional group of Etsy artists and fans whose worked moved into physical spaces with their series of markets throughout Southern California. For North Valley shoppers, the Guild pops up at Northridge Fashion Center (9301 Tampa Avenue, Northridge 91324) every third weekend of the month, with their November and December events serving has holiday shopping havens for locally made gifts. The event runs during regular mall hours and will also include live art, activities and giveaways.
Holiday Market - Westfield Century City + Westfield Topanga & The Village (Nov. 29, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020)
Westfield launches its new holiday market initiative at select shopping centers this season, including Westfield Century City and Westfield Topanga & The Village. Running from November 29 through January 5, the experience will include holiday-themed shopping and food options, a gift wrapping station, live performances and ticketed activities like Santa photos and ice skating, in a "Christmas village"-like space.
Jackalope Underground Art Fair - Grand Central Market (Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2019)
Jackalope Underground Art Fair will literally be luring holiday shoppers underground on Thanksgiving weekend. The roving series of indie shopping events takes over Grand Central Market's basement (317 S Broadway, Los Angeles 90013) on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 with a mix of fashion, art, food and other goodies to brighten your holiday season.
Holiday Marketplace - Craft Contemporary (Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2019)
Holiday Marketplace at Craft Contemporary (5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90036) showcases a curated selection of one-of-a-kind contemporary craft and design creations by LA-based makers. Taking place from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1, Holiday Marketplace is an annual sale and fundraiser that's designed to celebrate and support the vibrancy of LA's local artist and design community. This year’s Holiday Marketplace showcases a group of diverse artists, designers, and makers who represent a wide range of handcrafted goods, including ceramics and jewelry. Guests will enjoy music and complimentary refreshments while they shop and mingle in the museum courtyard. Free with museum admission. For a full list of vendors, visit the Craft Contemporary website.
Smorgasburg LA Holiday Market (Dec. 1-22, 2019)
Taking place at Row DTLA (777 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles 90021) every Sunday from December 1 through December 22, the Smorgasburg LA Holiday Market is the perfect mix of holiday shopping and culinary indulgence. Shop for original goods and packaged foods from 10am to 4pm while you nosh on some of the best food in the city!
Echo Park Craft Fair - Mack Sennett Studios (Dec. 6 & 7-8, 2019)
Launched a decade ago by fashion designers Beatrice Valenzuela and Rachel Craven, Echo Park Craft Fair has blossomed into a must-shop event for stylish locals in search of indie threads, home decor and more. Their 10th anniversary event at Mack Sennett Studios (1215 Bates Ave., Los Angeles 90026) brings together an eclectic group of vendors, from publishing house Kanimambo to jeweler Hannah Keefe to women and children's clothing line Nico Nico.
The preview party is on Friday, December 6 and benefits Inner City Arts. Tickets for the preview party are $35; general admission on Saturday and Sunday is $15 per day, or $24 for a weekend pass. Kids under 13 can enter for free. Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite.
Shop Artisanal Holiday Pop-Up / Bunker Hill - Bank of America Plaza (Dec. 13, 2019)
Shop Artisanal's series of shopping events heads to Downtown LA on Friday, December 13 with a Bunker Hill Pop-Up that's perfect for those working in the neighborhood. Located inside the lobby of Bank of America Plaza (333 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles 90071), the workday-long holiday shop will feature more than 30 indie vendors set up between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Parking validation is available.
Self Help Graphics & Art Holiday Mercadito (Dec. 14, 2019)
At the annual Self Help Graphics & Art Holiday Mercadito, pick up high-quality crafts, food and fine art from a specially curated group of local vendors and artists, including serigraphs from SHG’s acclaimed print collection. One of the nation’s longest running artist pop-ups, the Holiday Mercadito is taking place from noon to 5pm on Saturday, December 14 and also features demonstrations, workshops, and artists’ talks.