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 16 Holiday Markets and Craft Shows around Cincinnati & Dayton so you can shop ’til you drop this holiday season!
Nov. 1 | 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!
Nov. 3-5 | 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.
Nov. 4 | 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.
Nov. 4-5 | Colerain High School
Two fabulous days of shopping with over 200 local artists and crafters.
Nov. 9-12 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.
Nov. 10-12 | 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!
Nov. 11 | 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.
Nov. 11 | 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.
Nov. 11-12 | 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 $6 on Saturday and gets you into the show at 9 am; general admission is $3 for regular event hours.
Nov. 18 | 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.
Nov. 17-19 | 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.
Nov. 24-25 | Montgomery County Fairgrounds
The areas largest Gift & Craft Show. With over 100 booths featuring the area’s finest crafters. Admission $5. 12 & under FREE.
Nov. 25 | 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.
Nov. 19 | 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.
Dec. 2-3 | 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.
Dec. 9-10 | Washington Park
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.