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The Top 11 Holiday Markets for 2021 Gift Shopping in Seattle

Urban Craft Uprising, the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall Holiday Market, and More
November 15, 2021
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Renegade Seattle is one of a handful of markets happening at Magnuson Park Hangar 30 this year. (Renegade)

Seattle loves its holiday markets, and this year is no exception. Whether you're an early bird shopper or a procrastinator, there are plenty of places to pick up locally made gifts for your loved ones this season and support local makers. We've rounded up some of our favorites below, but you can also check out our full holiday market calendar for even more options. Happy shopping!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Gobble Up
Just in time for Thanksgiving (and the subsequent holidays), Urban Craft Uprising will host this specialty food show for the fifth year in a row, promising over 75 local vendors slinging everything from caramels to small-batch pickles to nut butters.
(Magnuson Park Hangar 30, Sand Point)

NOVEMBER 20–21 & DECEMBER 18–19

United Indians Native Art Market
Discover clothing, jewelry, drums, and art from local Native makers, and watch Native performances.
(Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, Magnolia)

NOVEMBER 20–21

Julefest: a Nordic Christmas Celebration
The Nordic Museum has long hosted this winter celebration of the Yuletide (this will be the 44th year, in fact), but this will be the first Julefest in their new and improved space. Adults over 21 can enjoy a fully stocked Scandinavian bar, while the kids can enjoy arts, crafts, and a visit from Santa. Scoop up some Nordic prizes in the raffle or the silent auction.
(National Nordic Museum, Ballard)

NOVEMBER 26–28

November Native Art Market and Holiday Gift Fair
Fortify yourself with soup and fry bread for a day of shopping from Native vendors, who will be selling everything from wood carvings to drums to prints.
(Duwamish Longhouse, North Delridge)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall Holiday Market
This eighth annual bizarre bazaar will offer "custom planters, witty cards, handmade balms and potions, vintage clothing and home decor" from 45 vendors, plus holiday music from DJ Snowglobe, a performance from the sugarplum elves, a photo booth with Mz. Klawz, and more.
(Georgetown Trailer Park Mall)

NOVEMBER 27–28

GeekCraft Expo
If Etsy and Comic Con are two of your favorite things, you won't want to miss this annual geeky craft market, which just so happens to align with holiday shopping season. Find unique gifts from over 100 local artists.
(Magnuson Park Hangar 30, Sand Point)

DECEMBER 4–5

Phinney Neighborhood Association's 41st Annual Winter Festival & Crafts Fair
Support local artists and PNA's nonprofit programs at this festival that will also include a wreath sale and quilt raffle, plus jewelry, pottery, home goods, and more gifts from 100 makers.
(Phinney Center Community Hall)

Urban Craft Uprising 2021 Winter Show
You'd be hard-pressed to find zilch for your loved ones at Urban Craft Uprising's tried-and-true indie craft show, now in its 17th year. With over 150 vendors selling a huge variety of hand-crafted goods—from jewelry to clothing to paper goods to candles to housewares—you're bound to find unique gifts for the holidays. If you miss it, they'll also pop up at Van Vorst Plaza from December 8–9 for the South Lake Union Winter Market.
(Seattle Center Exhibition Hall)

DECEMBER 9–12

King Street Makers Market 2021
Expect lots of artsy gifts at this thoughtfully curated market, which will this year change venues to Georgetown's Seattle Art Source but preserve its original name.
(Seattle Art Source, Georgetown)

DECEMBER 11–12

Renegade Seattle
"The broadest reaching curated craft showcase in the world," Renegade will return to Seattle for a "festival wintertime marketplace" complete with plenty of gifts for everyone from skincare enthusiasts to plant parents, plus food and drink offerings.
(Magnuson Park Hangar 30, Sand Point)

DECEMBER 17–18

Winter Solstice Holiday Night Market
If you're a last-minute holiday shopper, check out this 125-booth indoor market, which will also have two DJs, two bars, and 20 food trucks. There will also be a family-friendly session on Saturday afternoon.
(Magnuson Park Hangar 30, Sand Point)