Shopping Guide To Holiday Bazaars, Fairs, Art & Gift Markets

It’s that time of year! Grab gifts galore for everyone on your list at these one-of-a-kind, once-a-year holiday markets and fairs.

16th Annual Artisans Gift Market

Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shop local and support talented makers. Kickoff your holiday season at The Creative Women’s Collective 16th Annual Gift Market! Returning and new vendors offer hand-crafted gifts for everyone, made locally. Free bag to first 50 attendees, hourly door prizes, food and family photo ops!

First Annual Holiday Market – Montclair History Center

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8, Noon to 4 p.m.
108 Orange Road

Kick off your holiday shopping and support local business vendors at the First Annual Holiday Market at the Montclair History Center. Along with the Holiday Market, Montclair History Center will offer other holiday happenings, including Crane House Holiday Tour, Gingerbread Person Hunt, winter art activities, ginger bread making in the hearth kitchen, face painting, food and drinks.

Holiday Ceramic Sale

Montclair Art Museum, Leir Hall
Sunday, December 8, Noon to 4 p.m.

Shop decorative and functional stoneware made by The Yard School of Art’s students and teachers and find unique gifts for everyone on your list!

Holiday Fair Extravaganza and Art Show at the West Orange Arts Center

551 Valley Road, West Orange
Dec. 7 & 8 and Dec. 14 & 15
Saturdays, noon-7:30 pm; Sundays, 1-5pm.

West Orange Arts Center’s (WOAC) Annual Holiday Boutique Extravaganza returns for two back-to-back weekends. The WOAC will be transformed into a shopper’s paradise, featuring holiday treats, soft music, daily door prizes and special coupons from local businesses.

Gift items for everyone on your list include unique and eclectic hand-crafted jewelry (Cheryl Forbes, James Hemmel, Michelle Trapani, Leon Sangster), hand-knitted neck wraps (Zena Spevak), honey fresh from the Watchung Mountains (Astof Apiary-Joan Tak), Rock & Roll art (Timothy Shields), natural bath and body products (Keep Yourself Smelling Sweet-Renee Marshall-McKinley), luxurious home textiles (Vivienne O’Neill), upcycled glassworks (HMP Glassworks-Harene Pitter), holiday collectibles (Valley Vintage), fine art pendants (Carol Black-Lemon), pottery (Second Stage Creations-Tina Burk), pet fashions (Charlotte Wescott), and wearable art (Hats-Monique David), headbands (Kate McCartney)

Parcel Holiday Pop-Up Market

608 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair
Friday, December 13, 3-8 p.m.

Artistic vendors, refreshments and seasonal treats. Plus get all your gift wraps and trimmings on site!

MHS Project Graduation Holiday Bazaar

Montclair High School, 1414 Park St., Annex Cafeteria
Saturday, December 14, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

A great place to get holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for a great cause! Shop more than 40 vendors, snack at food trucks, and pick up poinsettias, baked goods and spirit wear, too!

Parents Who Rock’s Holiday Gift Sale

MFF Screening Room, 505 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
Sunday, December 15, 12-5

Annual holiday gift sale, benefiting children in need! A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to buy holiday gift cards for children in group homes from Youth and Children’s Services.

Get all your holiday gifts while you listen to music by:
The Frost Valley Dad’s Jazz Quartet
Joe Colwell
The Passing Notes

Vendors include art by Lauren Cirrito Kaiser, Jewelry and ornaments by Marie Saint Victor, Essential oils and reiki by Claudia Sherwood, Clothing by Kent Daniel Awesome and various items by Triple C: Cool Clothes with a Cause, Photography by Norman Rosenblum and more!

Sip, Shop and Sing

26 South Park Street, Montclair
Saturday, December 21, 7-9 p.m.

Come sip, shop and sing with Vanguard Theater Company at this bespoke shopping experience at the Artisans Gallery Pop-up. The Gallery will donate 20% of the proceeds back to Vanguard!

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