NJ’s Holiday Markets to Explore This Season

Find one-of-a-kind gifts at these festive markets and bazaars throughout the state.

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Want to support local artists, designers and shops this holiday season? Check out New Jersey’s festive markets and bazaars. (And once you’ve found something for everyone on your list, check out a light show or pop-up bar!)


Handmade Holiday at the Woodland

📅: Sunday, December 17 (10 am-4 pm)
📍: The Woodland (60 Woodland Road) • Maplewood
ℹ️:  Get your holiday shopping done while supporting local makers
💸: Free admission

Handmade Holiday Market at Peters Valley School of Craft

📅: Sunday, November 19-Sunday, December 31 (10 am-6 pm)
📍: Peters Valley School of Craft (19 Kuhn Road) • Layton
ℹ️: More than 200 artists showcase their works, from unique jewelry pieces and home-decor items. Additional pop-up events will take place on the weekends.
💸: Free admission

Holiday CraftMorristown

📅: Friday, December 1 (4-8 pm); Saturday, December 2 (10 am-6 pm); Sunday, December 3 (10 am-5 pm)
📍: Morristown Armory (430 Western Avenue) • Morristown
ℹ️: Find uncommon, one-of-a-kind gifts for every age, taste and budget from 175 craft artists. A cafe will be on site.
💸: $11 general admission; $9 for seniors; free for children 16 and under (cash or check only)

German Christmas Market of New Jersey

📅: Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 (10 am-9 pm); Sunday, December 3 (10 am-5 pm)
📍: Sussex County Fairgrounds (37 Plains Road) • Augusta
ℹ️: Explore merchandise and food vendors galore. Additional activities include a carousel, pony and wagon rides, a free petting zoo and more. Proceeds benefit Sussex County charities. Open rain or shine.
💸: $5-$10. Veterans, and children 12 & under, enter free.

Kwanzaa Marketplace

📅: Saturday, December 23 (9 am-9 pm)
📍: NJPAC (1 Center Street) • Newark
ℹ️: The marketplace—coinciding with a family festival of uplifting programs based on the seven principles of Kwanzaa—offers a full day of shopping. Local crafters and artisans will be selling one-of-a-kind items: custom and cultural clothing, handcrafted jewelry and accessories, bath and body products, crystals, artwork, books and more.
💸: Free


Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar

📅: Grand Arcade of Convention Hall: Friday, November 24 (Black Friday) and every weekend from Saturday, November 25-Sunday, December 17 (noon-5 pm); The Asbury Hotel: Every Sunday from November 26-December 17 (noon-5 pm)
ℹ️: This annual event, inspired by Germany’s traditional Weihnachtsmarkts, showcases handcrafted goods and unique holiday gifts by local/regional makers and small businesses. Also on the agenda: tasty eats, activities for kids, live music and entertainment, and more.
💸: Free admission

Holiday Bazaar at Whitechapel Projects

📅: November 25 (Small Business Saturday)-Sunday, November 26, noon-5 pm
📍: Whitechapel Projects (15 Second Avenue) • Long Branch
ℹ️: Peruse items from local artists, collectors and businesses. Additional highlights include music, drinks and libations, a permanent-jewelry bar, a candle-making workshop and a DIY sensory-kit station for kids. Pets are welcome.
💸: Free admission

Winter Village at the Red Mill Museum Village

📅: Friday, November 24-Sunday, November 26; Friday, December 1-Sunday, December 3 (10 am-6 pm)
📍: Red Mill Museum Village • Clinton
ℹ️: Head to Clinton—recently named one of NJM’s favorite small towns—for an outdoor market of more than 45 craft artisans selling unique gifts. There will also be food and drink vendors and the opportunity to visit with Santa. Plus, check out the annual Festival of Trees, featuring Christmas trees designed and decorated by local community members.
💸: $10 for children and seniors; $12 for general admission; $45 for family admission


Cape May’s Holiday Craft & Collectibles Show

📅:  Friday, November 24-Saturday, November 25 10 am-4 pm
📍: Cape May Convention Hall (714 Beach Avenue) • Cape May
ℹ️: Spend Thanksgiving weekend finding unique goods from vendors and crafters from all over the Northeast.
💸: $2 admission

Cape May’s Vendor Village

📅: Friday, November 24-Monday, January 1 (Thursdays and Fridays, 4-9 pm; Saturdays, 11 am-9 pm; Sundays, 11 am-8 pm)
📍: Congress Hall (200 Congress Place) • Cape May
ℹ️: Find local gifts, souvenirs and curiosities for everyone on your list at 17 specialty stores, housed in festive, candy cane-striped tents.
💸: Free admission

Holiday Bazaar in Wildwood

📅: Saturday, December 9 (9 am-4:30 pm)
📍: Wildwoods Convention Center (4501 Boardwalk) • Wildwood
ℹ️: Browse dozens of vendors, take pictures with Santa, make crafts, get your face painted and more. The day concludes with a tree lighting.
💸: Free admission

Holiday Studio Sale at WheatonArts

📅: Saturday, November 24-Sunday, December 3 (10 am-4 pm)
📍: WheatonArts Event Center (1000 Village Drive) • Millville
ℹ️: Enjoy discounted prices on a wide selection of handcrafted glass and ceramic items. A table will be set up for visitors to make their own gift tags for any gifts they find. Glassmaking demonstrations will take place Friday through Saturday of the opening weekend. Proceeds support individual artists as well as arts programming at WheatonArts.
💸: Free admission

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