The Best Holiday Markets in the Triangle for All Your Gift-Giving Needs
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The Best Holiday Markets in the Triangle for All Your Gift-Giving Needs

Friday, Nov 09 2018

It's time to make your list, check it twice and start shopping for holiday gifts for your loved ones. To make this more of an experience and less of a chore, we highly recommend the holiday markets and unique shopping experiences that are popping up all over the Triangle this season. Not only can you browse goods from a ton of different vendors (often local makers, artisans and small businesses!), you'll get to enjoy some serious holiday cheer.

Check out some of our favorite markets for 2019 below—we'll keep this updated as we learn about more great shopping opportunities! See something we missed? Email editor@offlinemedia.net and let us know!

Past Experiences

Boylan Heights Artwalk at Boylan Heights
Photo by @boylanheightsartwalk

Boylan Heights Artwalk

Revel in the holiday spirit in one of Raleigh's oldest neighborhoods while shopping. This unique event is back for its 26th year with local artists on the porches and lawns of Boylan Heights homes.

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Boylan Heights Artwalk
Free   .  Boylan Heights   .  Raleigh
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Holiday Pop-Up Market at Clouds Brewing at Clouds Brewery
Photo by @cloudsbrewing

Holiday Pop-Up Market at Clouds Brewing

Grab a local brew and some local gifts at this pop-up market at the Clouds Front Street Taproom.

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Holiday Pop-Up Market at Clouds Brewing
Free   .  Clouds Brewery   .  Raleigh
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DTR Independent Shops Guided Shopping Tour: West & Central at Gypsy Jule
Photo by @gypsyjulemisfitmerc

DTR Independent Shops Guided Shopping Tours

Get your holiday shopping done early at some of Raleigh's hottest independent shops. These tours will take you around to some of your favorite (or soon-to-be-favorite!) downtown shops to check everyone off your list.

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DTR Independent Shops Guided Shopping Tour: West & Central
Free   .  Gypsy Jule   .  Raleigh
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Scandinavian Christmas Fair at North Carolina State Fairgrounds
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Scandinavian Christmas Fair

Time to get hygge with it! Celebrate the cozy Christmas traditions of the Nordic countries at this popular yearly fair. Not only can you shop Scandinavian goods, there are also plenty of treats!

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Scandinavian Christmas Fair
$7   .  North Carolina State Fairgrounds   .  Raleigh
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Artspace Holiday Market at Artspace
Photo by @artspacenc

Artspace Holiday Market

Buy your holiday gifts from local artists at Artspace's holiday market. Browse the vendors or just come check out art being made by one of the 35+ studio artists working out of the space.

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Artspace Holiday Market
Free   .  Artspace   .  Raleigh
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Triangle Vegfest Holiday Market  at Durham Armory
Photo by @fumikochino

Triangle Vegfest Holiday Market

Shop for the animal lovers, environmental activists and health-conscious folks in your life while enjoying local vegetarian and vegan goodies at this unique Durham market.

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Triangle Vegfest Holiday Market
Free   .  Durham Armory   .  Durham
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Durham Village Holiday Market at The Rickhouse
Photo by @TheRickhouseDurham

Durham Village Holiday Market

Enjoy some European holiday vibes at this renovated warehouse near Central Park. Sample independent food and beverage producers while shopping from local makers!

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Durham Village Holiday Market
-   .  The Rickhouse   .  Durham
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Durham Craft Market at Durham Craft Market
Photo by @thedurhamcraftmarket

Durham Craft Market

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Durham Craft Market
Free   .  Durham Craft Market   .  Durham
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Merry & Bright, A North Pole Market at Mordecai Historic Park
Photo by @readwithme_raleigh

Merry & Bright, A North Pole Market

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Merry & Bright, A North Pole Market
Free   .  Mordecai Historic Park   .  Raleigh
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NRBC Holiday Bazaar at Neuse River Brewing Company
Photo by @neuseriverbrewingco

NRBC Holiday Bazaar

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NRBC Holiday Bazaar
Free   .  Neuse River Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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The Best Holiday Markets in the Triangle for All Your Gift-Giving Needs
The Best Holiday Markets in the Triangle for All Your Gift-Giving Needs