Through mid-December, there are a variety of holiday markets in Phoenix for filling those stockings during this season of giving. With bonuses like live music and warm drinks, these markets will make you feel especially festive while shopping small.
Nov. 23, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21: Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
The team behind the famed Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market has introduced a series of markets taking place this holiday season for gift-givers to shop from local small businesses. From 6 to 9 p.m. on select dates in November and December, people are invited to The Vintage Arcadia for an evening of shopping, live music and drink specials from Chestnut at The Vintage. The storefront will be filled with curated gifts, home décor, artisan goods and vintage finds for everyone on your list.
Dec. 2: Dusk Market
Featuring more than 60 local artists, creators and curators, the Dusk Market invites holiday shoppers to support local, all while raising funds for grassroots organizations, from 5 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 2. Spend the evening savoring the sounds of RecordBar Radio while sipping natural wines and shopping specialty curated items. Making its debut, Strawberry Coffee, will be hosting a Coffee Throwdown from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring 16 woman and non-binary baristas from some of the best coffee shops in the Valley. The sliding scale donations collected at the door will benefit Sonoran Prevention Works, a harm-reduction nonprofit that actively improves the lives of people who use drugs through street-based outreach, organizational capacity building and state-wide advocacy work. Tickets can be reserved here.
Andaz Scottsdale brings back its Luminarias Holiday Market, slated for Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. Market-goers will feel the spirit of the holiday season via food, drinks, live music and local vendors. Stop by the resort’s Cholla Lawn and browse unique gifts including clothes, accessories, candles, art, novelty items and more. The Valley holiday market is free, and you can reserve your spot here.
Dec. 2 and Dec. 3: Second Annual Winter Artisan Market
On Dec. 2 and Dec. 3, Holland Community Center and Sonoran Arts League team up for the second-annual Winter Artisan Market. Those in the market for original, handmade gifts–ranging from jewelry to photographs to paintings–should stop by this juried show as it will feature the goods of up to 75 regional fine artists. The Winter Artisan Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Holland Community Center in Scottsdale.
Dec. 3: Epicenter Holiday Pop-Up
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 3, grab your wish list and stop by the Epicenter Holiday Pop-Up in Gilbert. Shop unique gifts at Epicenter’s collection of top-notch retailers, like Manor and urbAna; and dig into light bites and sips from tenants, including Belly, Beer Barn, Peixoto and Undertow Gilbert.
Dec. 3: Holiday Maker’s Market
Rise Uptown Hotel hosts its Holiday Maker’s Market on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. In addition to shopping goods and services of local vendors–LATHER, Dig It Gardens, Milky Candle Company, Form Floral, Jade & Clover, Mollz to the Wallz, Wild Rye Baking, Bow and Hoop Jewelry, Fe Boutique, Voyager Bake Shop, Modern Moon, Cacti & Camo and Cisco Studio–event-goers can enjoy a complimentary yoga class by Desert MVMT at 9 a.m. on the event lawn. Cartel Roasting Co. will also be on site at the Phoenix holiday market to ensure shoppers have a warm cup in hand.
Dec. 10: Cartel Holiday Market
Cartel Roasting Co. is hosting its first-ever Holiday Market at Cartel Coronado in central Phoenix. The Dec. 10 event will feature pop-up shops from seven local artisans, plus a desert holiday-themed photo booth, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’ve also partnered with their neighbor, The Main Ingredient, where guests can get $5 Christmas Cartel Irish Coffees and discounts on their meal after an afternoon of shopping.
Dec. 14 and Dec. 15: Phoestivus
Community Food Connections’ Phoestivus returns for its 13th year in a new location in Downtown Phoenix, taking place from 5 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. The two-day open-air holiday market in Phoenix will feature more than 200 small businesses, music, live art, delicious food and the adored Phreddie the Yeti. The free event (with donations to the Community Food Connections accepted at points of entry) is open to all ages–and good pets.