christmas markets
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‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! If you’re trying to find a unique gift or check a bunch of things off your list, plan a visit to one of these Christmas markets.

November 5 – December 18

AWA Pawliday Market
Animal Welfare Association, Voorhees
Every Saturday and Sunday, shop at different vendors that cater to the special pet in your life.

November 12

Sauce for the Goose
This one-day market is a unique opportunity to purchase handmade gifts directly from local artisans and crafters working in ceramics, textiles, jewelry, fine art and more. Find one-of-a-kind gifts all while supporting the creatives living and working in your community.

Christmas at the Farm
Riamede Farm, Chester
Set amidst beautiful apple orchards and in the vintage barn, this market features over 25 hand-picked local vendors, food offerings, a pie tasting and plenty of holiday cheer. Riamede will also host a pie-tasting station where you can sample and pre-order Thanksgiving pies.

Holiday Crafts and Drafts
Jersey Shore Brewing, Hackettstown
This is a crowd-favorite handmade market held in the warehouse tasting room, so you’ll get to shop from local artisans while sampling some beer.

November 19

Lovelee Chic Holiday Market
Lovelee Art Studio, Bloomfield
The Eclectic Chic Boutique and Lovlee Art Studio have joined together to collaborate on special events and holiday pop-ups in Lovlee Art Studio’s new indoor event space. During the Holiday Market, shop from a variety of local artisanal vendors and pick up special gifts for the holidays. Get them gift-wrapped, enjoy live music while shopping and get creative at the DIY craft station.

Holiday Market
Visitation Academy, Paramus
It’s a one-stop shopping event for holiday gifts and Thanksgiving treats! Shop over 60 vendors selling handmade crafts, jewelry, candles, decor, candies and more.

Granny’s Attic Craft Show
Thompson Middle School, Middletown
This annual tradition takes place every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. More than 250 vendors and crafters will sell unique, handcrafted artwork, accessories, candles, ceramics, children’s items, holiday ornaments, jewelry, silk and fried flowers, and food.

Craft Show
Senior Center, North Brunswick
The North Brunswick Woman’s Club puts together this yearly craft show to help you jump start your holiday shopping.

November 19 – December 24

Christmas Village 
LOVE Park and City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
The city will transform into an authentic German Christmas market. Expect more than 110 local and international vendors selling unique ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts. Come hungry and enjoy European foods, sweets and drinks. Take a ride on the historic carousel or Ferris Wheel or Christmas Kids Train, and watch the Schuhplattler dancer perform. Don’t miss the festive Käthe Wohlfahrt tent which features popular Christmas gifts from Germany.


November 20

Swedish Christmas Fair
The Commonwealth Club, Upper Montclair
This traditional fair will feature handcrafted Christmas decorations, home-baked goods, a traditional food market, and a Lucia pageant hosted by the NJ Chapter of Swedish Women’s Educational Association.

Holiday Flea Market & Gift Fair
Wayne PAL Building, Wayne
There will be more than 75 tables set up with gifts to shop for the holidays.

November 25

Fall Festival/Craft Show
Immaculate Conception Church Auditorium, Spotswood
Kick off holiday season shopping at this fall festival and craft show.

November 25 – 27

Winter Village
The Red Mill Museum, Clinton
This outdoor tented and heated winter craft market features over 50 local craft artisans, activities and food trucks each day. After visiting the German-style holiday market, step back into the Victorian era in Downtown Clinton as you visit Father Christmas, role play with Charles Dickens and Scrooge, and board a horse-drawn carriage for a tour of the town. Plus, the annual Festival of Trees is comprised of a decorated tree and wreath silent auction. Tour 12 historic buildings on the grounds of the museum while enjoying performances by Clinton’s Dickens Days theatrical carolers.

November 25 – December 18

Weihnachstmarkt European Holiday Market
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, Asbury Park
Bundle up and head to the rooftop for this special European holiday market, which will include artisanal gifts, handcrafted toys, hot holiday drinks, Christmas carolers and pictures with Santa.


Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar
Convention Hall and the Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park
There are two parts to this festive holiday market. Every Sunday stop by the Asbury Hotel. The Grand Arcade of Convention Hall will be filled with holiday spirit on Black Friday (Nov. 25) plus every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 26 – Dec. 18.

November 25 – December 24

Artist Winter Chalets
Hinds Plaza, Princeton
Every day, Nov. 25 – Dec. 24
The Arts Council of Princeton’s Artist Chalet Winter Village is a central place where artists and makers sell their unique, handmade gifts for everyone on your list. On Dec. 1, 8 and 22 from 5 – 6 pm there will be live entertainment.


November 25 – January 31, 2023

Newark Winter Village
Mulberry Commons Park, Newark
This much-loved holiday tradition transform downtown Newark into a winter wonderland. Come to the park for ice skating, Go-Karts, games and activities, an open-air holiday marketplace featuring local vendors, and cozy heated private igloos to enjoy hot cocoa and treats. There will be many “Instagram-worthy” photo-ops available throughout the village. Stop by Wednesdays – Sundays.

ROSEBUD PHOTOGRAPHY / Long Branch Holiday Bazaar

November 26 – December 11

Long Branch Holiday Bazaar
Whitechapel Projects, Long Branch
The event will feature music, food and libations, kids’ craft workshops, and a selfie station with the Grinch, Elf on a Shelf and Frosty the Snowman.

December 2 – 4

Weihnachtsmarkt German Christmas Market
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta
Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santa’s Courtyard. Chat with local author, Sue Steinhardt, and her dog, Phil. Follow the Candy Cane walkway to the petting zoo and pony rides. Take a family horse-drawn wagon ride. Inside the Greenhouse will be the Mt. Pocono Train Exhibit, Sussex County Flower Show and Sussex County Schools Decorated Trees. Expect hundreds of food vendors and crafters. There will be local singers and dancers performing throughout the weekend.

December 2 – 16

Holiday Markets
New Egypt Flea Market, New Egypt
Sip and Shop with Cream Ridge Winery on Fridays in December. The tree lighting will be Dec. 2.

December 3

Holiday Bazaar
The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum, Rahway
Outside, have a chance to win gift baskets containing gift certificates, each valued at $50 or more, and then you can check out a collection of holiday décor and gifts available to purchase. Inside, the museum will be decorated and open for self-guided tours. And remember to bring the children (and children at heart) to visit with Santa Claus!

CHRISTINA MARIE KLEIN / Atlantic City Holiday Bazaar

December 3 – 4

Atlantic City Holiday Bazaar
Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Atlantic City
In the heart of Atlantic City’s Arts District you’ll have the opportunity to shop from local and regional vendors, listen to music and have some food and libations.

December 4

Spiritual Holiday Vendor Fair
Garden State Distillery, Toms River
This holiday fair will be focused on spiritual healing. Expect goods and services from authors, coaches, essential oils and massage, dreamcatchers, affirmation cards, candles, soaps, crystals and jewelry.

Holiday Flea Market & Gift Fair
Bergenfield High School, Bergenfield
Make sure you visit both rooms so you can see all the handbags, sports collectibles, jewelry, clothing, gift items, video games, vintage jewelry, gloves and scarves, toys, perfumes, antiques and collectibles, and garage/tag sale items that will be for sale at bargain prices.

December 10

Grand Christmas Bazaar
Bell Works, Holmdel
Take part in a tree decorating contest, handmade crafts, face painting, vintage finds, a DJ playing holiday hits, delicious treats, live performers, activities for kids and free giveaways. Don’t miss the live bubble show, which starts at 12 pm.

Holiday Made in Monmouth
Collins Arena, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft
Made in Monmouth is free for both shoppers and vendors as a way to encourage the Shop Local movement. This special holiday event will feature hundreds of vendors selling gifts before the holidays.

Hungarian Christmas Market
Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation, New Brunswick
There will be beautiful handmade gifts, Hungarian food and outdoor activities. Plus, see the Christmas trees on display that represent various cultures and traditions from around the world.

December 10 – 11

Bayshore Holiday Bazaar
Shore Casino, Atlantic Highlands
Family owned and operated for over 70 years, Shore Casino offers water views across from the Yacht Harbor Marina and On the Deck Restaurant. If you stop by the bazaar, you’ll be able to shop from local vendors, makers, designers, collectors and shops, plus try some delicious food and libations, and have fun in the holiday photo stations.

Flounder’s Kringle Market
Carriage Farm, Hillsborough
There will be 30+ craft vendors curated by Marketspace Vendor Events, pictures with Santa in the brewhouse, Flounder’s Brass Band playing Christmas music, alcohol sales benefiting Steps Together, a tree lot by Central Jersey Nurseries Christmas and special drinks at Flounder Brewing and Bellemara Distillery.

December 11

Holiday Flea Market & Gift Fair
Wayne PAL Building, Wayne
There will be more than 75 tables set up with gifts to shop for the holidays.

December 18

Handmade Holiday
The Woodland, Maplewood
Marketspace Vendor Events put together this holiday market will local craftspeople will exhibit their work.