Holiday Markets and Craft Shows

The holidays are upon us, and there’s no better way to shop for the season than at a holiday market! These events feature local makers and artisans, and offer one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. Plus – the shopping events are designed to actually be fun! So skip the malls and shop local this holiday season.

Today we’re sharing 17 Holiday Markets and Craft Shows around Cincinnati & Dayton so you can shop ’til you drop this holiday season!


The Normandy Bazaar

Nov. 3 & 6 | Normandy United Methodist Church

Features famous homemade pies and candies, needle-crafts, paper-crafts, hand painted items, a variety of fall and Christmas decor items, antiques and collectibles donated by our members and the community, and more!

Christkindlmarkt German Christmas Market

Nov. 5 – 7 | Germania Society of Cincinnati

Christkindlmarkt is the Cincinnati region’s oldest and most authentic German Christmas market. Based on traditional Christmas markets that are popular throughout Germany, our Christkindlmarkt is mostly under our covered pavilion and heated tents, with some booths and attractions outdoors.

Loveland High School Arts & Crafts Show

Nov. 6 from 9:30 am to 3 pm | Loveland High School

Approximately 175 Artists/Crafters with unique hand crafted items including jewelry, baby items, woodcrafts, candles, dips, seasonings, purses, hats, pottery, Raffle, Spirit Wear, Concessions. $2 Adult Admission. Bring a Non-Perishable Food Item for a FREE raffle ticket

Colerain Boosters 44th Annual Craft Show

Nov. 6 & 7 | Colerain High School

Two fabulous days of shopping with over 200 local artists and crafters.

Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market

Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market
Photo credit: Facebook/Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market

Nov. 12-14 at the Duke Energy Convention Center

Get all your holiday shopping done at the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market, featuring 350+ one-of-a-kind boutiques and specialty stores. Choose from an unparalleled selection of home décor, specialty clothing and one-of-a-kind treasures, plus gourmet food from the Cincy Specialty Food & Treats Show. Kids 12 and under are free; adult admission is $8 online and $10 at the door.

Harper Art Show

Nov. 12 – 14 | Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

Enjoy viewing and purchasing Harper prints at the annual art show. A free print (Savvy Sentinel), will be given with the purchase of a framed or unframed print. Featured this year is “Cardinal Couple.” Presented by Fabulous Frames & Art.

Yuletide Winers Gathering

Nov. 12 – 14 | Downtown Tipp City

This year the event will be a 3 day celebration giving visitors plenty of time to enjoy browsing the charming shops and dining in the exceptional restaurants!

Deck the Halls Christmas Bazaar

Nov. 13 | St. Francis de Sales Church

Please join us for our Annual Christmas Bazaar. Children will love talking to Santa and then shopping on their own in Santa’s Secret Workshop — they can buy small gifts for the family and have fun wrapping them. Be sure to browse through Crafty Creations and Grandma’s Attic for a wonderful variety of holiday decorations and gifts.

Kettering Holiday Arts & Craft Show

Nov. 13 | Kettering Recreation Center

This popular annual event showcases over 80 vendors throughout the Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center and Kettering Recreation Complex. Vendors will display their festive holiday decorations and handmade gift items for you to get started on your shopping.

Lakota East High School Craft Show

Nov. 13 & 14 | Lakota East High School

Join the Lakota East PTSO for two days of great gift ideas for everyone on your list. Over 220 juried booths featuring exhibitors from near and far, assembled in one spacious indoor shopping venue.  Easy to find and plenty of on-site parking. Early bird admission is $5 on Saturday and gets you into the show at 9 am; general admission is $2 for regular event hours.

The Holiday OFF Market

Nov. 20 | Summit Park

The O.F.F. Market is a monthly marketplace that brings together small businesses, artisans, brewers, bakers, farmers and the like to provide a unique shopping experience that supports strong community connections and strives to grow a hearty local economy.

34th Annual Christmas in Springboro Festival

Christmas in Springboro
Photo credit: Facebook/Christmas in Springboro

Nov. 19 – 21 | Downtown Springboro

Christmas in Springboro isn’t just an event; it’s an experience. Christmas in Springboro features heated tents filled with shopping from local craft and retail vendors, music and entertainment from local organizations and various children’s crafts and activities. Join us Saturday at noon as our parade will be led by our local Grand Marshall and end with the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The streets will be lined with exceptional vendors fulfilling all your foodie needs. Be on the lookout for your opportunity to hop on the horse-drawn wagon with pickup/drop-off locations at either end of the festival.

Holiday Craft & Gift Show

Nov. 26 – 27 | Montgomery County Fairgrounds

The areas largest Gift & Craft Show. With over 100 booths featuring the area’s finest crafters. Admission $4. 12 & under FREE.

Westside Holiday Market

Nov. 27 | Harvest Home Park

Shop on Small Business Saturday at this holiday-themed outdoor market. Enjoy local brews from West Side Brewing, over 80 talented local vendors, food trucks, baked goods, kid friendly activities and so much more! Free photos with Santa. More details on the event’s Facebook page.

Cincinnati Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show

Nov. 28 | Oasis Golf Club & Conference Center

This show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items! Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free. A portion of proceeds will benefit the local non-profit, My Nose Turns Red- Youth Circus.

Findlay Market’s Holiday Market

Dec. 4 & 5 | Findlay Market

Local artisans and craft vendors set up shop at the Market for a weekend filled with holiday cheer, gift shopping, and seasonal food and drink. The Holiday Market is the best place in town to find the perfect local gift for everyone on your list while enjoying holiday entertainment by local choirs and musicians, food demos and samples, and maybe even a surprise visit by Santa Claus and an elf or two.

The City Flea Holiday Market

Photo credit Facebook/The City Flea

Dec. 11 |  from 4-8 pm

Come out to the Flea at Washington Park for the final flea of the year. Grab those last minute holiday gifts, sip a hot chocoloate and get into those holiday vibes. This is an evening market and it is jolly as all get out.

Happy Shopping!

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