Tis the season to shop local! As Black Friday and the holiday sales begin, we continue to search for unique gems, for ourselves and our loved ones, this holiday season. We’re here to help you find Brooklyn-Made products, independent local stores, and fun markets to get you in the holiday spirit with our Brooklyn Holiday Market Guide!
Kicking off their holiday market season after a busy year with monthly pop-up markets, SOLStreet Market will transform Berg’n, a Brooklyn beer hall, into a holiday shopping extravaganza featuring locally made goods, as well as local food favorites. The second location, Industria, located at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge, is a larger venue that will host closer to 80 vendors. The venue is surrounded by bars and restaurants, so you will want to tour the area after the market!
November 18 – 19, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Three jewelers, three furniture makers and one ceramist from Brooklyn join 83 other handpicked exhibitors at the fifth annual American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn in the majestic Beaux-Arts Court at the Brooklyn Museum Nov. 18-19, perfectly timed for gift-giving. The seven Brooklyn-based artisans will join fashion designers, glass makers, fine artists, milliners and sculptors from around the country. Their studios are in Gowanus, Bedford Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Red Hook and Bay Ridge.
November 25 – 26, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
501 Union Street, Gowanus
This unique showcase of the best of Brooklyn brings together local shopping, amazing food, drinks and fun activities for the whole family. You can shop local for everyone on your list from 60+ handpicked makers – and get your purchases wrapped gratis. You’ll find awesome food and drinks from innovative vendors (how about some Japanese comfort food from Rice & Miso alongside some Keepers sparkling coffee?). There’s fun activities for the little crowd, including indoor tennis with Court 16, a coloring station with OMY, and a professional photo booth. Plenty of reasons to skip the Black Friday madness and shop local!
Saturday, November 25
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
This local market kicks off its holiday market series with a Small Business Saturday event at Calabar Imports! Looking for some handmade gifts from Brooklyn? This is your chance to discover something unique, while supporting local artists and businesses. Make it a special trip to Bed-Stuy, a neighborhood known for its beautiful brownstone buildings and tree lined streets, by stopping by Brooklyn Kettle (a block away) for some hot coffee; or head to Peaches Hot House for some mouthwatering Southern comfort food!
Saturday, December 2, 12 – 5 p.m.
Old First Reformed Church, Park SlopeMade By Hand Markets is a well-curated series of markets highlighting the very best of handmade and design artisans in the fields of fashion, jewelry, food, accessories, mini-art workshops, plus home and lifestyle goods. Head to this beautiful church in Park Slope to experience some of the finest artisans in New York City, before heading for a walk in Prospect Park – only a stone’s throw away. Do your holiday shopping as you browse locally-made products, and support Brooklyn-based artisans! It is free and open to the public, so don’t forget to bring a friend!
Cheer yourself up and bring home some new art for this joyous season with the Renegade Arts and Craft Fair! Head to Industry City, the newest hub for Brooklyn makers, and enjoy the area buzzling with new businesses as you discover local gems. This market’s focus is handmade items, DIY workshops, immersive experiences, festive music, and much more! If you are hungry, the market will offer food and beverages, but an Explore Brooklyn tip would be to check out Industry City’s Food Hall; and don’t forget Li-Lac Chocolate!
December 2 – 3 – Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Heights
December 9 – 10 – Invisible Dog Art Center, Boerum Hill
December 16 – 17 – City Point, Downtown Brooklyn
December 16 – 17 – Invisible Dog Art Center, Boerum Hill
This four-part traveling holiday market series will revisit their favorite locations after an eventful year of markets. FAD Market brings together a rotating roster of over 180 designers across three carefully curated makers’ markets and FAD’s first-ever Artisanal Food Gift Market at the Invisible Dog Art Center on December 16 – 17! This is a fun-filled holiday bonanza not to be missed!
Sunday, December 17, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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This Crown Heights Market will bring the Winter Wonderland to Brooklyn with the first ever Millennial Market pop-up event! The non-profit organization promotes local new age artists, musicians and creators by building a platform for those to be discovered. Proceeds and donations at this event will go to Marines Toys for Tots, so enjoy their amazing hot chocolate bar and sip a little bubbly, with the vendors, while enjoying a youthful vibe and great art! Read more about the market and get $10 tickets here.