Guide To The Baltimore Holiday Markets You Need To Shop This Year
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With the holidays upon us, it can be easy to get overwhelmed – holiday parties nearly every weekend combined with an endless list of shopping to do can lead to stress during a time that is supposed to be filled with excitement and joy. Before you let the pressure of finding the perfect gift gets to you, look into your local community. Around the holidays, shopping local is convenient and unique. With the help of the team at 222 Saratoga apartments, we’ve rounded up this Baltimore Holiday Market Guide. With their expert advice, you are sure to find that special something for everyone on your list.
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE IN BALTIMORE
For the fourth year in a row, Baltimore’s West Shore Park in the Inner Harbor will be hosting its very own authentic German Christmas Market. The Holiday Market is both indoor and outdoor and is modeled after Christkindl Market, a famous German Christmas Market in Nuremberg. Over 50 vendors are present, selling European food, sweets, and drinks as well as gifts, art, and jewelry.
WHEN: 11/24 – 12/24, Sunday – Thursday 11am-7pm; Friday – Saturday 11am – 8pm (CLOSED: 11/29, 12/6, and 12/13)
WHERE: 501 Light Street, Baltimore MD
Join strolling carolers through the streets of Federal Hill while also enjoying sales and giveaways from the local shops and galleries. Midnight Madness is another opportunity to get great deals on your holiday shopping when shopping from your local stores. The strolling carolers will put you in the holiday spirit while the great deals will make you feel at ease while getting all of your shopping done. Making things even easier on you – the Federal Hill Main Street office will be offering free gift wrapping afterward!
WHEN: 12/9, 7pm to Midnight
WHERE: Main Street, Baltimore MD
Maker’s Market, hosted by Artists Compound, is a great opportunity to find unique holiday gifts for your loved ones while supporting Baltimore’s local artists. Handmade jewelry, clothing, art, home, and garden vendors are all present at the market, and there are two floors full of original works of art. The market is full of
affordable and exceptional holiday gifts. Food Trucks, a DJ, and Santa will all be there to join in on the fun!
WHEN: 12/10, 11am to 6pm
WHERE: Downtown Cultural Arts Center – 401 North Howard Street, Baltimore MD
Saturday, December 10th join the Charm City Craft Mafia at Holiday Head. Over 50 vendors will be selling local and hand-crafted goods from 10am to 5pm. Items such as arts and crafts, clothing, art, jewelry, and more will be showcased at the event, and all available for purchase.
WHEN: Saturday, December 10th from 10am – 5pm; early bird admission at 9am
WHERE: Saint John’s Church – 3640 Saint Paul Street Baltimore, MD
PINTS AND PANIC
Pints and Panic, hosted by the Heavy Seas Brewery just outside of Baltimore, is a unique and local holiday event that full of local vendors and craft beer. Craft vendors will be there selling great gift options, while food vendors will keep you satisfied while getting your shopping done. Whether you are just starting your holiday shopping or crossing off the remaining items on your list, Pints and Panic is a fun and relaxing way to get the job done!
WHEN: Saturday, December 10th from 12pm – 4pm
WHERE: Heavy Seas Beer – 4615 Hollins Ferry Road, Halethorpe MD
ADMISSION: $5 – this includes admission, your first Heavy Seas Beer, and a keepsake glass
BMORE CREATIVE WINTER FAIR
The Bmore Creative Winter Fair is another opportunity to shop local – over 35 vendors will be at the fair, including artists, musicians, and small businesses. The fair will have both food and entertainment, making that holiday shopping enjoyable.
WHEN: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 12pm – 5pm
WHERE: Metro Gallery 1700 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD
DECEMBER POP-UP CRAFT SHOW
At the Pop-Up Craft Show hosted at the Ideal Arts Space, visitors will have the opportunity to browse and shop a variety of items from Baltimore’s local artisans. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, follow the link below; the Pop-Up Craft Show is still accepting vendors.
WHEN: Saturday, December 17th
WHERE: 905 West 26th Street, Baltimore MD
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