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’Tis the season for shopping local! I don’t know about you but I love holiday markets. I’m always at a total loss at the mall and don’t know where to start, not to mention the crazy parking.

But local holiday markets? These markets turn everyday venues into one-stop pop-up malls featuring small business owners and their handcrafted goods. You find the most beautiful, unique gifts made locally and I check everyone off my shopping list.

Here’s all the holiday markets in Durham where you can support local this holiday season. Sorted chronologically, so you can shop them all.

Sunday, November 10

Early Elf Holiday Market at Locopops

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Locopops, Durham

Thursday, November 21

Durham Night Market

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | The Wine Feed Durham

Saturday, November 23

Shop Durham Holiday Market w/ Shopping, Beer & Puppies

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Durty Bull Brewing Company | FREE

20+ local shops + makers, 2020 Shop Durham Card Release, dog adoptions from Hope Animal Rescue, and cold beer. Vendors like Alley Twenty Six Tonic, Honeygirl Meadery, Dirty Durham, Little Homestead Farm, Pine State Flowers, and more.

Saturday, November 30

2019 Durham Craft Market Shop Small Saturday

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | CCB Plaza

Over 20 Durham Craft Market makers and artists will be in attendance. Mediums range from pottery, painting, textile arts, photography, jewelry and much more! This centrally located plaza is between the 21C Hotel, The Unscripted Hotel and The Durham Hotel and is home to Major Bull.

First Pick Party at The Patchwork Holiday Market

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Durham Armory | $20

The First Pick Party offers an exclusive first look at the 5th annual Holiday Patchwork Market and unique handmade goods from 75+ makers. Beat the crowds and enjoy the opening night of the market with a relaxed shopping atmosphere. Receive a complimentary tote bag and a festive beverage to enjoy while you shop.

Handcrafted DURM

1:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Durty Bull Brewing Company, Durham

Sunday, December 1

Patchwork market durham nc

The Holiday Patchwork Market

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Durham Armory | FREE

FREE! & INDOORS! Shop over 75+ Handmade Makers at the Holiday Patchwork Market. Small batch and one-of-a-kind goods meticulously crafted or found with thoughtfulness and care are available for purchase. Free childcare provided by Nido.

Bright Spirits Holiday Market at Motorco

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Motorco Music Hall

Wednesday, December 4

Night Market at The Durham Hotel

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | The Durham Hotel | $10

Check off your to-do list with thoughtful gifts from top local retailers and makers while you enjoy champagne and eggnog from the bar. This year’s Night Market will raise awareness and funds for non-profit, NC Field, which supports farmworker families in Eastern North Carolina. Proceeds from ticket sales and generous donations from our merchants will go directly to NC Field’s Baby It’s Cold Outside campaign.

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Saturday, December 14

2019 Durham Craft Market Holiday Craft Fair

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | Durham Convention Center | FREE

Shop Durham Holiday Market at Funfest

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Blackwell Street between Morehead Avenue and West Lakewood Avenue | FREE

Wrap up your holiday shopping at the Shop Durham Holiday Market from 1-4pm. We’ll be at Funfest on Blackwell Street between Morehead Avenue and West Lakewood Avenue. Celebrate the holiday season in true Durham-style! The annual holiday parade will be at 10 am followed by Fun Fest and the Shop Durham Holiday Market, 1 PM- 4 PM. There will be snow sledding, inflatable bounce houses, local vendors, arts and crafts activities, visits with Santa, pony rides, train rides, and more.

Sunday, December 15

Durham Village Holiday Market at The Rickhouse

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | The Rickhouse

Monday, December 16

Durham Village Holiday Market at The Rickhouse

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | The Rickhouse

Tuesday, December 17

Durham Village Holiday Market at The Rickhouse

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | The Rickhouse

This list was updated November 2019, we’ll continue to add events as they become available. Want to add your event to our calendar? Click here to submit your event for free.

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Katelyn Belch
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Founder of Best of the Bull and Shop Durham. It’s my chief goal to keep you in the know about all things Durham.