Shopping Guide: 15+ Spectacular Los Angeles Holiday Markets

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Renegade Craft Fair, the world’s largest curated showcase of independent goods, returns to L.A. for it’s ninth year.

‘Tis the season for list making and gift giving in the City of Angels. From handmade wares to sustainable goods, discover local artisans alongside top international design brands at these noteworthy Los Angeles holiday markets.

Pomona Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
Dec. 1-3. Building on 45 years of success, this traveling marketplace is a one stop shop for all your gifting needs. Kids can join the fun with a family-friendly KidZone section as well as enjoying live entertainment throughout the day. F, Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $9 GA; $7 seniors and military; $4 kids; Free for kids 12 and under. Fairplex Expo 4, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. harvestfestival.com

2nd Annual STRIIIKE Holiday Market
Dec. 1-2. Presented by the Streicher Sisters, shop a curated selection of beauty favorites and local handmade goods from the likes of Simone LeBlanc, Cuyana, Parachute and more. F 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-5 p.m. STRIKE, 9278 Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills. striiike.com

Holiday Festival and Pop-Up Artisan Market
Dec. 2. Rolling into Union Station’s south patio is the first-ever pop-up artisan market in the historic downtown landmark. Discover an eclectic mix of L.A.’s most sought-after artisans, live entertainment, free actives for kids, foods trucks and a craft beer garden. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Union Station, South Patio, 800 N. Alameda St., downtown. unionstationla.com

Market West
Dec. 2. A brand new option for shoppers in 2017, this holiday craft market blossoms mere blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Lineup highlights include LACAUSA, Pax Ceramics, The Glad Hours and POE Jewelry. Snacks by TENZO and Canyon Coffee will also be served on-site. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 800 Main St., Venice. marketwest.co

Grand Central Market Holiday Marketplace
Dec. 2-3. The iconic food hall, which recently celebrated 100 years, transforms to a festive emporium for two days of holiday merriment. Shop from local favorites like the Los Angeles County Store, M.Greenwood Jams and more while snacking on seasonal dishes from Chiles Secos, Horse Thief BBQ and Belcampo. Birch and Bone’s wreath-making pop-up, featuring floral artist Amelia Posada, will also return for 2017. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 317 S. Broadway, downtown. grandcentralmarket.com

Artisanal LA Holiday Market
Dec. 2, 9, 15. Celebrate the city’s finest local, sustainable and handmade goods from both emerging and established artisans. The family-friendly market will make stops in Santa Monica (Dec. 2), Arcadia (Dec. 9) and downtown L.A. (Dec. 15), giving you ample time to perfect your list. See website for special activations and hours of each location. artisanalla.com

 

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Meet and shop directly from 400 independent designers at Unique LA.

Unique LA Holiday Market
Dec. 2-3. Find gifts for everyone on your list at one of the largest curated marketplace in the country. Meet and shop directly from 400 independent designers, artists and emerging brands, plus grab a free cocktail, make a fun DIY project or explore an Augmented Reality art installation. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $15 GA; $35 VIP; Free for kids under 12. California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St., downtown. uniqueusa.com

Shop for Her Marketplace
Dec. 3. Sip and snack your way through this socially conscious marketplace that puts female-founded brands in the spotlight. This year’s special one-day rendition includes contemporary home goods from Local + Lejos, single-source seasonal teas from Kollo and handmade ceramics from Erin Karr, among others. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. RSVP at shopforherholiday17.splashthat.com. Platform LA, 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City. platformla.com

Smorgasburg LA Holiday Market
Dec. 3, 10, 17. Known for its weekly Sunday pop-ups at ROW DTLA, this year’s holiday market will be twice as nice with double the number of shopping vendors. In addition to the bolstered artisan lineup, expect a Christmas-themed photo booth, DIY holiday decor workshops hosted by The Other Half, live entertainment and Smorgasburg’s usual gathering of delicious food options. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Park in the garage for two hours for free. ROW DTLA, 385 Bay St., downtown. rowdtla.com

Modern Artisan Marketplace
Dec. 3, 16. With an eye on bridging the gap between artisans markets and an elevated retail experience, this local marketplace will pop-up at both ROW DTLA and Platform LA this December. Guests will find an exceptional lineup of 60+ unique brands covering fashion, beauty, home goods and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. December 3: ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda St., downtown. December 16: Platform LA, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City. shopthemam.com

Jollywood
Dec. 9. Tinseltown glitters brighter than usual at this exclusive, one-day holiday pop-up. Shop for gifts, decorations and treats from over 20 vendors while you enjoy carolers, and of course, a special appearance by a jolly old fellow dressed in red. 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Free. Old Hollywood, along Hollywood Boulevard between Wilcox and Las Palmas. onlyinhollywood.org

Echo Park Craft Fair
Dec. 9-10. Explore a new wave of local talent alongside top international design brands at this L.A. holiday staple. Expect ceramics, jewelry, handcrafted beauty products, clothing designs, woodworking, textile art and much more at this creative gathering housed at the legendary Mack Sennett Studios. Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 one day entry, $16 two day entry. Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave, L.A. echoparkcraftfair.com

 

Discover one-of-a-kind gifts, DIY workshops and more at the hotly anticipated return of Renegade Craft Fair.

Renegade Craft Fair
Dec. 9-10. The world’s largest curated showcase of independent craft and design returns to Los Angeles for its ninth year. Discover one-of-a-kind gifts, DIY workshops, photos ops, local food trucks and seasonal cocktails at this highly anticipated event. For the winter marketplace, Renegade will partner with CERF+ to help raise funds for their Disaster Relief Fund which provides aid to makers and artisans affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the wildfires in Northern California. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 1245 N. Spring St., L.A. renegadecraft.com

Artists & Fleas
Dec. 9, 23. Stock up for the holidays at this year-round L.A. staple featuring the vibrant, artistic community of Venice. Situated on Abbot Kinney, shop from over 50 art, design and vintage merchants before taking a stroll down America’s Coolest Block. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. artistsandfleas.com

A Taste of the Holidays: Christmas Market
Dec. 15, 16, 17. Join CRAFTED, San Pedro’s permanent year-round artisan marketplace, for their first ever European-style Christmas market. Highlights include a selection of speciality holiday artists in open-air stalls, festive foods by local vendors, a Christmas tree lot, holiday-themed photo booths, DIY crafts and photos with Santa Claus. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro. craftedportla.com

Odd Market on the Santa Monica Pier
Dec. 16. Perfectly timed for your last minute gift needs, hit the Santa Monica Pier and shop in the sunshine. Find artwork, vintage goods, handmade wares, music, food trucks and other oddities at this special, one-day only event. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 200 Santa Monica Pier. theoddmarket.com

L.A. Original Pop-Up
Through Dec. 31. Mayor Eric Garcetti is capitalizing on the city’s creative culture with L.A. Original, an initiative to promote local makers through a collection of L.A.-branded products. Some of the area’s coolest companies, including Clare V. and Pocket Square Clothing, contributed designs, proceeds from which support creative entrepreneurship in underserved L.A. communities. Shop the products at the L.A. Original pop-up in Westfield Century City. laoriginal.com

Informal Shop
Through Feb. 25. This holiday season, and extending into 2018, The Standard in downtown L.A. fuses gifts, art, activism and workout sessions for an interactive retail experience presented by EVERYBODY.WORLD. On the shopping front, expect a discerningly stocked mini-market, ethically produced goods and new collaborations launched exclusively at The Standard. 550 S. Flower St., L.A. standardhotels.com

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