It’s that time of year again! As we approach the holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about buying the perfect gift for everyone. What better way to both cross some names off the list and get into the festive spirit than to attend a seasonal pop-up market or craft fair? To help readers do that, we’ve put together a guide of holiday pop-up markets and events that are sure to get everyone into the festive mood. Read on to find out more about where to shop for local gifts, support small businesses, eat, drink, be merry and welcome the holiday season.
Black Business Holiday Expo, Newark
November 13th | 11AM – 6PM
A holiday shopping experience featuring Black Businesses that offer unique clothing, jewelry, art, gift baskets, food items, and more. For more information click here.
Scandinavian Outdoor Christmas Market, Hackettstown
November 13th | 11AM – 4PM
This is an outdoor holiday market offering an assortment of imported Scandinavian goods, Swedish Holiday items, food, and drinks.
Sippin’ Santa at the Vanguard, Harrison
November 16th – December 31st
A Tiki Christmas bar at the Vanguard, Harrison NJ will be serving holiday-themed cocktails from Thanksgiving right up to New Years. For more information click here.
Main Street Pops: Artisan Market, Hoboken
November 21st | 11AM – 4PM
This market presents a varied collection of local makers and artists offering their unique, hand-crafted creations like jewelry, home goods, kids stuff, and pet products. For more information click here.
Eat, Drink and Be Thankful Pop Up Shop, Elizabeth
November 21st | 12PM – 4PM
Pop Up Next Door and NF8 Media present a Thanksgiving Pop-Up shop that features more than 15 vendors, food, and drinks. For more information click here.
Miracle on Mercer Launch, Jersey City
November 22nd | 4PM
Enjoy holiday-themed cocktails served in playful mugs and glassware all through the end of the year. For more information, click here.
Miracle on Centre at Cowan’s Public, Nutley
November 22nd | 4PM
This Christmas Cocktail Bar offers special drinks made using seasonal, holiday ingredients that promise to put you in a festive mood. For more information, click here.
Holiday Art Market, Newark
November 23rd – December 31st | 12PM – 4PM
Newark Art Alliance is hosting a shopping experience where artists will sell ceramics, acrylic paintings, wire sculpture, cards, clay monoprints, dolls, and many other unique creations. For more information, click here.
POP-UP at the Hahne’s, Newark
November 27th, 28th | 1PM – 6PM
With a mission to support independent creators, this pop-up will feature handcrafted merchandise from Newark-based and regional artisans, designers, makers, and creatives. For more information click here.
HDSID’s Happy Holiday Market, Jersey City
December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th | 12PM – 6PM
The Artist and Makers Market hosts unique vendors each weekend, offering local and handmade gifts for the holiday season. For more information, click here.
Bloomfield Center Holiday Hunt
December 11th | 1PM – 4PM
The Bloomfield Center Alliance is welcoming shoppers to Bloomfield Center – to find holiday cheer in music, ice sculpture, and shopping. For more information click here.
Handmade Holiday at The Woodland, Maplewood
December 19th | 10AM – 4PM
An experiential indie maker market that celebrates the arts, history, and culture of New Jersey. For more information click here.