With Thanksgiving being less than a week away, now is the perfect time to start on your holiday shopping list in North Jersey. Finding the perfect gifts for family and friends in the Essex County area is likely high on the to-do list over the course of the next few weeks. Holiday markets offer unique finds alongside festive activities all season long. To get into the holiday spirit, we’ve rounded up holiday pop-up markets throughout North Jersey for all your winter shopping needs — from Montclair and Bloomfield to Maplewood, Rutherford, Glen Ridge and beyond. Read on to find out more about these pop-up markets, the small businesses featured, as well as where to eat, drink, and be merry this year.
Please Note: These events are included as an editorial resource and The Montclair Girl is not affiliated with any of these events. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, including cancellations due to inclement weather, contact the host directly.
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Happy Thanksgiving Food Drive + Pop-Up | 1169 Elizabeth Avenue, Elizabeth
Saturday, November 19th | 12PM – 4PM
Thanksgiving is a time to give back as well as celebrate. Guests can do both at the Happy Thanksgiving Food Drive + Pop-Up in Elizabeth. Pop Up Next Door is hosting the event, where over one dozen vendors will have products for sale, and the community can benefit from supplies collected during the food drive. The event will be held from 12PM-4PM at 1169 Elizabeth Avenue in Elizabeth. To learn more, click here.
Lovelee Chic Holiday Market | 172 Broad Street, Bloomfield
Saturday, November 19th | 12PM – 6PM
Start holiday shopping early at the Lovelee Chic Holiday Market hosted by The Eclectic Chic Boutique and Lovelee Art Studio. This indoor event will include shoppable items from local vendors, professional gift wrapping, live music, and a DIY craft station. The market will be held at the new Lovelee Art Studio event space at 172 Broad Street in Bloomfield from 12PM-6PM. The event is free to attend. To learn more, click here.
Miracle on Mercer — A Christmas Cocktail Experience | 292 Barrow Street, Jersey City
Beginning November 21st – December 31st
Miracle on Mercer is coming back to Jersey City. Join the Christmas-themed Cocktail Experience at Franklin Social all holiday season, including lots of holiday-inspired drinks. Guests can begin enjoying festive drinks on Saturday, November 21st. All reservations will be considered Miracle reservations. To learn more, click here, and to make a reservation, click here.
Shop Small Holiday Market | 424 Carmita Avenue, Rutherford
November 26th | 12PM – 4PM
Support small businesses at the Shop Small Holiday Market in Rutherford. The market will have local vendors, food, dessert, face painting, and more for the whole family to enjoy. The event is free and will be hosted at the American Legion, located at 424 Carmita Avenue in Rutherford from 12PM-4PM. To learn more, click here.
The HDSID Happy Holiday Market | Grove Street Path Plaza + Rooftop at the Ashford, Jersey City
December 10th-11th and 17th-18th
Celebrate the holidays throughout the month of December at the HDSID Holiday Market in Jersey City. Celebrations like a Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting and holiday pop-up shops will be available. Shop from local vendors, enjoy festive foods, participate in ice-less ice skating, and connect with the community. Each weekend will feature unique vendors and events. Check the HDSID website here for more information.
Glen Ridge Holiday Market | 200 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge
Sunday, December 4th | 11AM
Join the GRHS Home & School Association for its Glen Ridge Holiday Market. The Market will feature many local artisans, crafters, and merchants from local, small businesses. Admission to the market is free, though donations are encouraged. Shopping will be hosted at Glen Ridge High School at 200 Ridgewood Avenue in Glen Ridge starting at 11AM. To learn more, click here.
Main Street Pops Holiday Markets | Hoboken
Sundays, December 4th, 11th, + 18th
Main Street Pops is loved by locals all year, and in December, the market is going to be even more special. Check on the Main Street Pops Holiday Markets the first three Sundays of December for a wide variety of dozens of vendors. The market will take place under the 14th Street Viaduct in Hoboken from 11AM-4PM. To learn more, click here.
Santa is Coming to Town Pop-Up Market | 1169 Elizabeth Avenue, Elizabeth
Saturday, December 17th | 12PM – 4PM
Pop Up Next Door is hosting the Santa is Coming to Town Pop-Up Market. Head to 1169 Elizabeth Avenue in Elizabeth for vendors and free photos with Santa. The event will be hosted from 12PM-4PM. To learn more, click here.
Handmade Holiday at the Woodland | 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood
Sunday, December 18th | 10AM – 4PM
Handmade items make a special holiday treat. Head to Maplewood to explore what local, craft artisans have to offer. Handmade Holiday at the Woodland will take place from 10AM-4PM on Saturday, December 18th at 60 Woodland Road. To learn more about the market, click here.
Swedish Christmas Fair | 26 Northview Avenue, Montclair
Sunday, November 20th | 10AM – 4PM
The Swedish Women’s Education Association is hosting the 37th Annual Swedish Christmas Fair this December, featuring handcrafted Christmas decorations, home-baked goods, a traditional food market, and a Lucia pageant. The market will run from 10AM-4PM at The Commonwealth Club — 26 Northview Avenue in Montclair. Admission is $2. To learn more, click here.