Shop Local: 15 Holiday Pop-Up Markets

Tis the season for giving, receiving, baking, caroling, wrapping and SHOPPING!

Shopping is a year-round sport for most but come the holidays, it becomes an Olympic event. Cash only takes up temporary residence in our wallets and our credit cards are practically hot to the touch, all in the name of finding that perfect something for that perfect someone.  As the years go by, our quest for the “perfect something” only gets harder as we feel like we’ve walked through the same aisle of every store, every year.  If you’re looking for something different, something one-of-a-kind, something hand-crafted and something that shows you put some thought into gift-giving this year, make a dash for one of Buffalo’s holiday markets popping up all over town.

Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market – Western New York’s best small businesses, shops, and vendors will be taking over for two days of shopping local plus enjoy a live DJ, beer/wine/cocktails and a Bloody Mary Bar plus a variety of food for purchase. The event will be at the Buffalo Grand Hotel and will feature nearly 100 vendors.
WHEN:  November 29th & 30th – 11am – 5pm
WHERE: Buffalo Grand Hotel

Buffalo Women’s Gifts Holiday Market – On Small Business Saturday, Buffalo Women’s Gifts will host its annual show, offering, for its 22nd year, a unique space for shoppers to buy handcrafted creations from local female vendors.
WHEN: November 30th – 11am – 5pm
WHERE: Asbury Hall

Small Business Saturday at Market Arcade – Market Arcade is doing it big this Small Business Saturday. In addition to perusing the shops of the Market Arcade, enjoy a complimentary breakfast and free shopping guide to the first 250 shoppers.
WHEN: November 30th – 10am – 12pm
WHERE: Market Arcade

Queen City Pop Up – Pop in to the pop up and find a collection of unique gift ideas to choose from, all from local vendors.
WHEN: November 14th through December 31st
WHERE:  Market Arcade

100 Acres Holiday Brunch & Public Market – Brunch and shopping, all in one! A rotating selection of weekly artisans and craftspeople will take up residence in the uncommon spaces at Hotel Henry.
WHEN:  December 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd
WHERE:  Hotel Henry

Queen City Market at Karpeles – #buffalove photo by Rise Collaborative

Mini Holiday Market at 500 Pearl – Check out the brand new Aloft Downtown Buffalo, W XYZ Bar and shop the goods of a dozen local vendors with live music by Michael Nanula and Gary Quatrani. Enjoy happy hour pricing at the bar during this event, too!
WHEN:  December 4th – 6pm – 10pm
WHERE:  Hotel Henry

Hertel Holiday Walk & Tree Lighting – Stroll the Hertel Strip with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and pop into a wealth of specialty shops and boutiques. Don’t forget to grab a bite at one of Hertel’s awesome eateries along the way.
WHEN:  December 6th – 6pm – 9pm
WHERE: Hertel Avenue

Art is a Gift: Holiday Art & Gift SaleFilled with handmade goods and timeless, beautiful art join the Burchfield Penney for their annual Holiday Gift & Art Sale. More than 50 WNY artists are part of this very special three-day event.
WHEN:  December 6th – 12pm – 8pm, December 7th – 10am – 5pm, December 8th – 11am – 4pm
WHERE: Burchfield Penney Art Center

Totally Buffalo 716Mas Festival – Locally made crafts and gifts from dozens of vendors, set inside of a huge waterfront entertainment complex, plus appearances by Santa and Disney princesses.
WHEN:   December 7th & 8th – 11am – 6pm
WHERE:  Buffalo RiverWorks

Yuletide in the Country – Interact with local artisans selling their finest wares at this long-standing event just 20 minutes from Downtown Buffalo.
WHEN:  December 7th – 10am – 5pm & December 8th – 10am – 4pm
WHERE:  Events Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds

Roycroft Campus

Queen City Market – Browse the handmade and vintage wares of over 50 local vendors offering jewelry, ceramics, kitchenware, and vintage clothing.
WHEN: December 7th – 11am – 5pm
WHERE: Karpeles Manuscript Library (Porter Avenue)

Roycroft Campus Holiday Show – Enjoy the artistic offerings of the season! This December tradition marks a wonderful opportunity to begin your holiday shopping with gifts handcrafted in metal, wood, clay, prints, paintings, jewelry, paper and so much more.
WHEN: December 7th & 8th – 10am – 5pm
WHERE: Roycroft Campus

Holiday Market at The Foundry – Holiday gifts, made by hand. Browse crafts and treats like homemade soaps, jams and jellies and even Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired birdhouses.
WHEN:  December 14th, 2019 – 10am – 4pm
WHERE: The Foundry

Flying Bison Annual Holiday Market – Looking for that perfect gift for your friend, family member, or loved one while shopping (and drinking) local? This is the holiday market for you.
WHEN:  December 14th – 12pm – 5pm
WHERE: Flying Bison Brewing Company

WNYBAC Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace – Calling all procrastinators! From the wares of 40+ vendors to the hand-printed posters and cards from WNYBAC’s artists, you’ll be all set for the holidays with a last minute stop at this two-floor market.
WHEN:  December 13th – 4pm – 8pm & December 14th – 11am – 6pm
WHERE:  Western New York Book Arts Center