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 email@example.com and let us know!
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.
Grab a local brew and some local gifts at this pop-up market at the Clouds Front Street Taproom.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Enjoy some European holiday vibes at this renovated warehouse near Central Park. Sample independent food and beverage producers while shopping from local makers!