Shop Local at These Holiday Markets in Salem, Massachusetts
Salem, Massachusetts is home to numerous holiday markets throughout the season each offering something for everyone on your list. Shop local this holiday season with handmade goods, dark arts pieces, and more with this list of upcoming holiday markets around town:
3rd Annual Holiday Marketplace at Finz & Sea Level (November 30)
Pickering Wharf is always full of uniquely Salem shops, and one of the best days to check them out this year will be November 30 (which is also Small Business Saturday) as Finz & Sea Level Oyster Bar host their holiday marketplaces. These markets feature local artisans from around Salem and the North Shore and will feature everything from birdhouses to jewelry and even gifts for pets. Find a full list of vendors for this year’s market here.
Small Business Saturday Promotions (November 30)
After you shop the Christmas markets on November 30, stay downtown for Small Business Saturday! The City of Salem is making parking downtown free for the day, and the Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Main Streets have organized a full day of promotions around town to support local businesses. Find a list of locations offering Small Business Saturday specials or view all of Salem’s shops as you plan your downtown shopping trips this weekend.
Holiday Artists’ Market (November 30-December 1)
Now in its 7th year, the Salem Arts Association hosts their free Holiday Artists’ Market featuring 50 artists and makers in Old Town Hall. In addition to offering a selection of fine art, unique gifts, and handmade housewares, this festive marketplace will include live music, a bake sale in support of Salem Arts Association, and a holiday wreath sale by Salem Boy Scouts Troop 24. Visit SalemArts.org for more information on the market and upcoming events and exhibits from Salem Arts Association.
The Salem Flea Holiday Market (December 7)
The Salem Flea is hosting their annual holiday market on December 7 at Old Town Hall with more than 40 handmade, art, and vintage vendors offering a variety of gifts perfect for the holidays. Don’t miss your chance to shop the Salem Flea this winter- the regular market season will start back up in May!
Grave Tidings Night Market (December 7)
Witch City Wicks and Die With Your Boots On are once again hosting the Grave Tidings Night Market at the Hotel Salem! This market features a curated selection of talented and unique dark arts vendors along with a cash by and light food menu by The Cellar in the hotel. Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation at the door. Bring cash to participate in raffles with items donated from local vendors to support The Salem Pantry. Find a full list of vendors here.
Salem Winter Market (December 14)
The Salem Winter Market is a seasonal extension of the Salem Farmers’ Market that takes place each holiday season inside at Old Town Hall. Many Farmers’ Market vendors will return for the Winter Market with seasonal produce and unique holiday gifts, along with baked goods, wreaths, handmade soaps, artisan chocolates, and more. Learn more about this year’s market here and visit SalemFarmersMarket.org for a complete list of vendors.
German Christmas Market and Kid Dream Coffee Pop-up (December 15)
Notch Brewing hosts their annual hyper-local Christmas Market out in the biergarten highlighting local makers. Stop by and take some of the pressure off holiday shopping with the inclusion of Notch beer and coffee by Kid Dream Coffee. Follow the Facebook event for a list of vendors.
Holiday Night Market at East Regiment Beer Co. (December 20)
Visit East Regiment Brewing for a holiday night market to finish off your shopping this season with local small businesses. Find handmade, vintage, and artisan holiday gifts all while sipping local beer. Next door, Hive & Forge will be hosting a Sip & Shop event- stop in for more locally curated seasonal gift ideas!
Haunt the Halls Oddities Market (December 22)
Join Witch City Consignment for the last market of the season at Old Town Hall! The event has a full vendor line up for Haunt the Halls with talented vendors, artists, and creators. Not to mention KRAMPUS, Santa Claus and zombie Christmas carolers! This market is the perfect opportunity to buy those last minute gifts for the beautiful weirdos in your life with everything from beautifully crafted jewelry, bones, skulls, oddities, horror posters and art, curious home decor, antiques so much more! See the full vendor list here.