Your Guide to Buffalo Holiday Markets & Pop-Ups

By Visit Buffalo Niagara

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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.

All markets are presented in chronological order.

Christmas in the Country

Celebrating 39 years, Christmas in the Country is a premier holiday artisan market and a wonderful Western New York tradition. Welcoming artisans from all over the country, this flagship event has been voted among the best artisan markets for the past decade. Attendees to Christmas in the Country will find unique and only handcrafted creations including home décor, gourmet foods, craft spirits and wine, trendsetting jewelry, children’s toys, custom furniture, and so much more. This is the opportunity to make your gift buying meaningful and your shopping festive!

WHEN: Nov. 2 – Nov. 5
WHERE: Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave, Hamburg, NY

More info: Christmas in the Country

Friends of Knox Farm Holiday Arts & Craft Show

Join Friends of Knox Farm for their Annual Holiday Art & Craft Show at The Mansion at Knox Farm. Admission is $5. Purchase tickets at this link. This holiday event will showcase nearly 70 vendors, including a cafe for small bites and refreshments. Parking is available off-site at Moog, 7021 Seneca Street, along with free shuttles to and from the event. Limited handicapped parking is available at the Mansion. 

WHEN: Nov. 4 – Nov. 5, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Rd, East Aurora, NY

More info: Friends of Knox Farm Holiday Arts & Craft Show

Our Famous Holiday Flea Market

This warm and friendly antiques and collectibles market has been one of WNY’s favorite for many years. The comfortable and spacious layout makes for a relaxed shopping experience. Discover unusual and delightful items that are hard to find elsewhere from antiques, china, glass, holiday items, breweriana, knickknacks, books, household items, clothing, crafts, and more. Special holiday vendors include fresh cut wreaths, local maple syrup and other goodies, and the Ten Lives Club with pet adoptions.

WHEN: Nov. 11 & Dec. 9, 9am-3pm
WHERE: St. Mary of the Lake Hall, 4737 Lakeshore Rd, Hamburg, NY

More info: Our Famous Holiday Flea Market

West Falls Center for the Arts Holiday Market

Shop 20+ local artisans and vendors, including The Soul in Bloom (teas), Allison Wik (fairy hair), Reiki with Andrea & Shamanic Healing Arts (crystals and jewelry), Kester Farms (alpacas and clothing), Sweetly Blessed Bakery (gluten free baked goods, including holiday pie orders), Gypsymeadowsmarket (natural skin care products), Wild Mother’s Offerings (herbal remedies), Mary Jo Mammoser Machnica (photography art), Mollie Vacco (young living), Hubbard Candles, Pacific Underground Catering (food for sale), 18 Mile Creek Pottery, Fern Gully Gallery (jewelry and trinkets), The Savage Wheat Project (baked goods and more), Laurie Hammond Jewelry, Essentially Well Oiled (chocolate and more), Rowandale Goats (therapy goats and goat milk products), Kirsch’s Maple Sugarhouse and Maple Products, 3rd Eye Orgonite (orgonite pyramids), Mad About Cancer (Ride for Roswell team). Admission to this event is free of charge.

WHEN: Nov. 12, 11am-4pm
WHERE: 1863 Davis Rd, West Falls, NY

More info: West Falls Center for the Arts Holiday Market

Shea’s Shopping Soiree

The Shea’s Shopping Soirée is back! Shop unique gifts for the holidays and meet local vendors at this special event on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Introducing this year’s exciting addition: Some of Buffalo’s most creative Kid Businesses will be showcasing their delightful collection of seasonal gifts. Support your future entrepreneurs at this year’s Shopping Soiree! Tickets are $15 presale, $20 at the door. $30 VIP tickets are limited to 50 people and includes early access and champagne at the door. For a complete list of participating vendors visit the link below.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Shea’s Restoration, Engagement and Education Programs, and overall mission. This event is hosted by the Shea’s Young Professionals.

WHEN: Nov. 15, 5:30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: 646 Main St, Buffalo, NY

More info: Shea’s Shopping Soiree

Buffalo Holiday Market

Now in two locations (Downtown Buffalo & the Village of Hamburg), Buffalo Holiday Market recreates the magic of holiday markets that are famous across Europe, Buffalo Holiday Market will feature vendors in wooden chalets, mulled wine, sweet treats and many more seasonal surprises. This four-week shopping series will showcase an exceptional mix of artisan crafters and holiday foods from Western New York, including a tree lighting and appearances by the jolly man himself.

WHEN: Buffalo: Nov. 24-Dec. 17, open Thursday-Sunday & Dec. 19-23, Tuesday-Saturday / Hamburg: Nov. 24-Dec. 17, open Thursday-Sunday & Dec. 19-23, Tuesday-Saturday
WHERE: 202 Ohio St, Buffalo, NY & Memorial Park, Hamburg

More info: Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo History Museum Holiday Makers Market

The second annual Holiday Makers Market returns for two days, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. More than 30 local makers ranging from authors to sculptors will be set up on all three floors of the Buffalo History Museum. Need it gift wrapped too? No problem! Shop local, shop small, and make us your one stop shop this holiday season!

WHEN: Nov. 24, 11am-5pm & Nov. 25, 10am-5pm
WHERE: 1 Museum Court, Buffalo

More info: Holiday Makers Market

MUSEjar Mini Maker Market

Mini Makers have created a variety of handmade holiday gifts to sell in their very own market – MUSEjar’s FIRST Mini Maker Market!

The featured artists are ages 7-15 and are offering all handmade goods that were created throughout their kid’s mini maker class series.  Kick off your holiday shopping and support these budding entrepreneurs!

WHEN: Nov. 24, 11am-3pm
WHERE: MUSEjar, 71 Pine St, East Aurora, NY

More info: MUSEjar Mini Maker Market

Queen City Traveling Market: Holiday Edition

Come celebrate the Holidays with the Queen City Traveling Market, a gathering of locally-based businesses providing a variety of goods so you can shop-small and support 716.  Held indoors, this event will take place snow or shine! The market will also be collecting canned goods and personal hygiene materials in collaboration with the WNY Food Shuttle.

Free parking, full service restaurants, multiple bars and a tasting room featuring locally-made spirits and beverages is available on site.

WHEN: Nov. 24 and Dec. 16-17, 12pm-4pm
WHERE: The Barrel Factory, 65 Vandalia St, Buffalo, NY

More info and tickets: Queen City Traveling Market: Holiday Edition

Fall Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market

The annual Fall Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market is finally back! The market will take place over three full days, Black Friday (Nov. 24) and Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25), and Sunday (Nov. 26) to give you even more chances to shop and support Buffalo’s best artisans, vendors, and booze-makers.

What can you expect this year? Tons of awesome artisans, all curated for your shopping pleasure, a build-your-own-Bloody Mary bar, cash bar, food, DJ, free booze samples, and more fun surprises. Plus, each vendor will have a giveaway exclusively for attendees of Makers + Shakers to win free stuff as you shop!

WHEN: Nov. 24-26
WHERE: Buffalo Powerhouse, 140 Lee St, Buffalo, NY

More info and tickets: Fall Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market

A Very Merry Main Street

A Small Business Saturday event, highlighting Springville’s downtown center, the businesses that make the neighborhood so special and local vendors selling handmade and creative wares.

WHEN: Nov. 25
WHERE: Village of Springville, NY

More info: A Very Merry Main Street

Buffalo Women’s Gifts

Buffalo Women’s Gifts is the longest running market of its kind, and it’s back for 2023! Come kick off the beginning of the holiday shopping season with handcrafted creations from more than 50 local vendors. All of Buffalo Women’s Gifts’ vendors are woman-owned and operated ventures.

In addition to vendors, Buffalo Women’s Gifts is also bringing you food, a cash bar, and a fresh lineup of performers. As always, Buffalo Women’s Gifts is free and open to the public. Stay tuned for more details, including participating vendors and performers.

WHEN: Nov. 25, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY

More info: Buffalo Women’s Gifts 2023

Parkside Tree Lighting & Holiday Market

Plan a visit to the lovely streets and small business district of the Parkside neighborhood for a community tree lighting and holiday market. The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30pm with strolling, shopping and a visit from Santa beginning at 6pm. Meet at the old Buffalo Zoo entrance on Parkside

WHEN: Nov. 30, 5:30pm-7:30pm
WHERE: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY

More info: Parkside Tree Lighting & Holiday Market

Queen City Market

Buy local this holiday season! Established in 2011, The Queen City Market is a one-stop-shopping event showcasing an exceptional mix of artisan crafters, vintage sellers, food, and more from Western New York. This event will feature 50+ local vendors, selling handmade and vintage items. Each vendor was handpicked to guarantee a wide selection of goods including jewelry, ceramics, vintage clothing and housewares, local foods, and much more.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Edgy Vegy, Lloyd Taco Truck, Undergrounds Coffee House and Roastery and more.  Live music from Duo Purla. Admission is free, but the Queen City Market is accepting non-perishable food items and/or personal hygiene products as donations for FeedMore WNY. 

WHEN: Dec. 2, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Seneca One Tower, 1 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY

More info: Queen City Market

Krampus Holiday Market

Join us for the first alternative art market in WNY! Strange Times presents Krampus Holiday Market featuring 20 local vendors from across Western New York featuring handmade goods ranging from ceramics to apparel and more!

WHEN: Dec. 2, 12pm-4pm
WHERE: Duende, Silo City Row, Buffalo, NY

More info: Krampus Holiday Market

Roycroft Holiday Show

Get in the holiday spirit on the Roycroft Campus! The Roycroft Holiday Show is held (mainly) inside, but spread out over four Campus buildings including the Copper Shop. Find one-of-a-kind, unique holiday gifts featuring a variety of local artists and vendors. Don’t miss a visit from furry friends from Thistle Creek Alpacas!

WHEN: Dec. 2 & 3
WHERE: Roycroft Campus, 31 S. Grove St, East Aurora, NY

More info: Roycroft Holiday Show

Totally Buffalo 716Mas

716Mas is back at Buffalo RiverWorks for a huge two-day shopping event, featuring live Christmas music, Santa Claus, and more holiday fun. Join on Saturday, December 2 & 3 as they celebrate the season with Buffalo-inspired gifts for everyone on your list, including 100 local vendors showcasing amazing apparel, jewelry, signs, metal, artwork, photographs, winter accessories, glassware, merchandise for children, babies and pets, and more.

WHEN: Dec. 2, 10am-5pm & Dec. 3, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St, Buffalo

More info: Totally Buffalo 716Mas

Yuletide in the Country

Interact with 150 local artisans selling their finest wares at this long-standing event just 20 minutes from Downtown Buffalo. Yuletide in the Country offers a remarkable cross-section of gift ideas, and also highlights artisan demonstrations throughout the weekend, including live cooking demonstrations for holiday meal planning.

WHEN: Dec. 2, 10am-5pm & Dec. 3, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Pkwy, Hamburg

More info: Yuletide in the Country

Martin House Tree of Light & Holiday Market

Celebrate the season of warmth, community, and light at the Martin House’s annual Tree of Light event. This free, family-friendly event features holiday crafts and treats, festive holiday tunes, walk-throughs of the Martin House plus you can shop the Martin House Holiday Market from 3pm-6pm where 12 local vendors will be set up in the visitor center just in time for holiday shopping! The Martin House Museum Store will also be open.

WHEN: Dec. 2, 3pm-6pm
WHERE: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, 143 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY

More info: Martin House Tree of Light & Holiday Market

Town of Amherst Outdoor Holiday Market

Join the Town of Amherst, and dozens of vendors for their Holiday Market on December 3, from 11am-2pm, at the Northtown Center. This event is free and open to the public, and features local businesses, vendors, food trucks, caroling and live music, book readings, giveaways, and more!

WHEN: Dec. 3, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr, Williamsville, NY

More info: Town of Amherst Outdoor Holiday Market

Larkin Holiday Artisans Market

Shop from dozens of local artisans at the annual Larkin Holiday Artisans Market inside the first floor of the Larkin at Exchange Building.

Free parking during the event is available in the parking lots on Exchange Street. Enjoy breakfast or lunch before or after you shop at the Chautauqua Cafe, located inside the Larkin at Exchange Building, the Swan Street Diner, Toasted, the Jerk Hut at Bratts Hill and Paula’s Donuts. Admission is free. Guests of the Larking Holiday Artisans Market are also encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the News Neediest Toy Drive. Items can be left under the beautifully decorated Buffalo News tree in the Main Lobby of the Larkin at Exchange Building.

WHEN: Dec. 7, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Larkin at Exchange Building, 726 Exchange St, Williamsville, NY

More info: Larkin Holiday Artisans Market

InnBuffalo Holiday Market

Head to the Elmwood Village for a festive and welcoming Christmas Market at InnBuffalo off Elmwood Avenue. We’ll be transforming the first floor and billiards room into a winter wonderland featuring an array of vendors offering unique gifts, crafts, and more. You can even have your tarot cards read for a bit of holiday fun. Indulge in some delicious kettle corn and warm up with complimentary hot chocolate and mulled wine.

WHEN: Dec. 9, 11am-6pm
WHERE: InnBuffalo off Elmwood, 619 Lafayette Ave, Buffalo, NY

More info: InnBuffalo Holiday Market

Holiday Market at the Foundry

This market will feature our wide range of makers and business owners within the Foundry Business Incubator, as well as makers and entrepreneurs from all around Buffalo. There’s no doubt you will find a perfect unique gift fit to put a smile on anyone’s face. This is a free event for shoppers, so spread the word and bring your friends!

WHEN: Dec. 9, 10am-4pm
WHERE: The Foundry, 298 Northhampton St, Buffalo, NY

More info: Holiday Market at the Foundry

Tipsy Tinsel Holiday Market

Not your grandma’s holiday market. Shop 50+ amazing local vendors, tattoos and botox. Food drink specials and prizes are available.

WHEN: Dec. 15, 5pm-10pm
WHERE: Seneca One Tower, 1 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY

More info: Tipsy Tinsel Holiday Market

Procrastinator’s Holiday Market

It’s a great opportunity to pick up some amazing last-minute Christmas gifts for the ones you love! Stop by Buffalo Riverworks and shop local with 100 local artisans and vendors for Buffalo-inspired merchandise of all kind. This family-friendly event is free to attend.

WHEN: Dec. 16, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St, Buffalo

More info: Procrastinator’s Holiday Market

Heads or Tails Holiday Market

The Heads or Tails gals are bringing a fine art and craft market experience to Buffalo! Join Heads or Tails for their second market on December 17th, 2023 – a holiday market equipped with food, beverages and a highly curated list of small business and makers offering all their amazing products!

WHEN: Dec. 17, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Wayland Brewing, 3740 N. Buffalo St, Orchard Park, NY

More info: Heads or Tails Holiday Market

Holiday Hygge House

Join East Aurora’s small businesses for their annual Elm Street Holiday Market featuring several amazing vendors. The holidays are quickly approaching, so stop by any weekend between November 5th and December 18th to shop some of their most favorite small businesses and artists.

Be sure to check out the link below to keep up-to-date on vendor additions and specials guests – perhaps someone with a round little belly that shakes when he laughs like a bowl full of jelly?

WHEN: Dec. 18, 10am-4pm
WHERE: MUSEjar, 71 Pine St, East Aurora, NY

More info: Holiday Hygge House

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