Bay Area's December Delights: A Guide to Holiday Markets

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Bay Area's December Delights: A Guide to Holiday Markets

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than by exploring the enchanting holiday markets the Bay Area has to offer? From unique handmade crafts to delectable treats, here's a roundup of the must-visit holiday markets in the Bay Area this December.

SJMADE Holiday Fair

Date: November 24-25

Kicking off the season is the SJMADE Holiday Fair, a showcase of local artisans and makers. Find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for your loved ones while supporting the vibrant San Jose creative community.

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The Blackout Holiday Market

Date: November 24-25

Experience a market with a twist at The Blackout Holiday Market. This event promises a unique shopping experience with a focus on black-owned businesses, bringing together a diverse array of products and gifts.

Bay Area 2023 Holiday Markets

Craneway Craft Fair

Date: November 24-26

For a grand display of craftsmanship, head to the Craneway Craft Fair. Located in the historic Craneway Pavilion, this fair features a wide selection of handmade goods, perfect for those looking for artisanal gifts.

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Girl Gang Craft Holiday Market

Date: December 2

Celebrate the power of women entrepreneurs at the Girl Gang Craft Holiday Market. This event showcases the talent and creativity of female makers and artists, offering a fantastic selection of gifts.

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Sunset Holiday Mercantile

Date: December 2-3

The Sunset Holiday Mercantile is a two-day extravaganza featuring a curated collection of gifts and treats. Located at the San Francisco County Fair Building, this market is a delightful blend of shopping and holiday cheer.

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Heath Ceramics Make Good Market

Date: December 2-3

Art meets functionality at the Heath Ceramics Make Good Market. Explore beautifully crafted ceramics and other home goods, perfect for elevating your holiday décor or finding that special gift.

Make Good Market 2023 – Heath Ceramics

Head West Marketplace SF

Date: December 3

Make your way to the Head West Marketplace SF for a unique shopping experience. Discover a diverse range of products from local vendors, making it an ideal spot to find something for everyone on your list.

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Ferry Building Open House

Date: December 6

Join in the festivities at the Ferry Building Open House. With its scenic waterfront location, this market offers a charming setting to explore local goods, artisanal foods, and more.

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Cal Academy Nightlife Market

Date: December 7

Combine science with shopping at the Cal Academy Nightlife Market. Browse through an eclectic mix of vendors while enjoying the unique atmosphere of the California Academy of Sciences.

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Black Holiday Market

Date: December 9

Celebrate diversity and culture at the Black Holiday Market. This event highlights black-owned businesses and provides a platform for showcasing their incredible products.

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Halo-Halo Holidays Filipino Holiday Crawl

Date: December 9

Experience the rich culture of the Philippines at the Halo-Halo Holidays Filipino Holiday Crawl. This unique event combines shopping with cultural exploration, offering a taste of Filipino traditions.

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Alameda Rock & Roll Holiday Flea Market

Date: December 10

Rock around the holiday market at the Alameda Rock & Roll Holiday Flea Market. With a musical twist, this market promises a festive atmosphere filled with vintage finds and quirky treasures.


Head West Marketplace Alameda

Date: December 17

Cap off your holiday shopping at the Head West Marketplace in Alameda. Explore local wares, enjoy tasty treats, and soak in the community spirit as you wrap up your festive preparations.

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Creativity Explored Pop-Up

Date: Every Saturday

For a weekly dose of creativity, don't miss the Creativity Explored Pop-Up, featuring works by artists with developmental disabilities. Find unique and heartfelt gifts while supporting a good cause.

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With this guide in hand, you're ready to dive into the Bay Area's holiday market scene. Embrace the festive spirit, support local businesses, and make this holiday season truly special. Happy shopping! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„ #BayAreaHolidays #LocalTreasures

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