Holiday Markets in the Twin Cities

Celebrate the season and do some shopping for the holidays at these festive events

Want to celebrate art and community and also show off your holiday spirit? Visit one or more of these holiday markets for crafts, activities, foods, gifts, and more. For any other additions to this roundup, please email for possible inclusion. 

Field and Festival Holiday Markets

When: Weekends, Nov. 5-Dec. 18
Where: Wagner’s Garden Center​, 6024 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis

Join craft vendors, dedicated farmers, and food makers at this bustling market, open every weekend through the holiday season. Hosted by Minneapolis Craft Market, these holiday markets will be located in the center’s greenhouses.

Christmas at the Courthouse

When: Nov. 19-20
Where: Washington County Historic Courthouse, 101 West Pine St., Stillwater

This holiday bazaar offers a variety of vendors selling unique, handmade products in the historic courthouse of Stillwater, fully decorated for the holiday season. This will be the 30th anniversary of this seasonal event. 

Photo courtesy of MPLS Downtown Council


When: Weekends, Nov. 25-Dec. 18
Where: Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis

This iconic holiday tradition will return to downtown Minneapolis to celebrate the season with festivities that highlight local artists, craft vendors, food and beverage shopping, and other products. There will be live music, art installations, and winter fireworks. 

Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt

When: Nov. 25-27
Where: East Public Parking, 249 Water St., Excelsior

Vendors showcasing crafts, spices, candy, home goods, and more will fill the booths at this popular festival. Father Christmas will have his own booth, and the fair will also feature parades that include Alaskan reindeer, yodelers, Christmas carolers, and princesses. 

A Handmade Holiday Market

When: Nov. 26
Where: Lakes & Legends, 1368 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis

Held at a spacious Loring Park tap room, this market will feature local makers and vendors and showcase intricate gifts for family members and friends. There will be a number of emerging artists and designers. 

Courtesy of European Christmas Market

European Christmas Market

When: Weekends, Nov. 25-Dec. 18
Where: Union Depot, 240 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

The outdoor Christmas village will host four weekends of holiday magic, activities, and plenty of shopping opportunities. Vendors at more than 60 kiosks will showcase handcrafted items like Christmas ornaments, nutcrackers, scented beeswax candles, and decorative glass. 

Julmarknad Handcraft Market and Festival

When: Dec. 3-4
Where: American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis

This Scandinavian marketplace will feature more than 60 regional artists at individual booths inside of the American Swedish Institute and its courtyard. The market will highlight artisan glass, fabrics, ceramics, jewelry, and more, as well as festival foods and musical performances. 

Courtesy of The Northern Express

The Northern Express

When: Weekends, Dec. 3-18
Camp Fire, 3300 Tanadoona Dr., Excelsior

This holiday festival will return to Excelsior for another wonderful shopping experience, with holiday music, interactive activities, and a variety of holiday gifts. The festive village will have merchandise from Minnesota-based brands, a Christmas Tree forest, and special opportunities to visit Santa and take pictures with llamas and reindeer.