Shop these 7 Spectacular Los Angeles Holiday Markets

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Echo Park Craft Fair is just one of the top Los Angeles holiday markets. Photo by Nancy Neil

Tis the season for shopping and crafting. Hit up these Los Angeles holiday markets for all your gift-giving needs.

Grand Central Market Holiday Marketplace
Dec. 3-4. Grand Central Market’s third annual holiday marketplace features retail and culinary pop-ups, cookie decorating and live music. Pop-up participants include Birch & Bone, Brown Bag Books, Courage & Craft, Farm LA, Hedley & Bennett and many more. Also find holiday breads from Clark Street Bread, potato knishes from Wexler’s Deli, tamales from Chiles Secos. See website for full schedule and participants. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 317 S. Broadway, downtown, 213.624.2378. grandcentralmarket.com

Smorgasburg Holiday Market
Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25. Every Sunday in December (except for Christmas), head to the Smorgasburg Holiday Market for festive, tasty offerings from dozens of local food vendors. After filling up, stroll through the rest of hip new Arts District shopping destination Row DTLA, which is hosting a Holiday Collective featuring a curated selection of unique designers, artists and retailers whose sought-after jewelry, apparel and high-end finds are usually only available online. Snag items like first-class luggage from Away Travel or fashion illustrations from the Cartorialist. M-Sa 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through the end of the year. 777 S. Alameda St., downtown. rowdtla.com

Artisanal LA Holiday Market
Dec. 3. Shop from 70 local makers, crafters and chefs (many of whom are up-and-coming food brands). Also find live entertainment, craft beer and wine, carolers, crafts for kids and an ugly sweater contest. N. 1st Street at Huntington Boulevard, Arcadia. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. artisanalLA.com

Unique L.A. Holiday Market
Dec. 3-4. Huge indie design show features handcrafted wares (jewelry, furniture and more) by 125 designers and artists. Free DIY crafts, photo-booth portraits, drinks and snacks. 11 am-6 pm. Admission $15, under 13 free. Parking $6. The 10th Floor at California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St., downtown. uniqueusa.com/markets-la

Echo Park Craft Fair
Dec. 10-11. This popular homegrown arts and design event showcases the wares of talented local artisans. Shop jewelry, shoes, ceramics, food items and more. Check website for hours. One day $10; weekend pass $16. Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave., L.A. echoparkcraftfair.com

Renegade Craft Fair
Dec. 10-11. Back in L.A. for the eighth year, this celebration of the DIY and maker spirit features hundreds of artisans selling their wares, plus seasonal food and drink, hands-on craft workshops, immersive features, special events and more. 10 am-5 pm. Free. Grand Park, 200 N. Broadway, downtown. renegadecraft.com

Artists & Fleas
Dec. 10, 17. Shop for holiday gifts and take part in hands-on gift making workshops as part of Artists & Fleas holiday marketplace at their downtown and Venice outposts. Learn how to craft jewelry, bows and ties, wreaths and more. See website for full schedule. 740 E. 3rd St., downtown (Dec. 17); 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice (Dec. 10). artistsandfleas.com

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