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Maryland Holiday Shopping and Craft Shows

Trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone? This roundup of Maryland holiday shopping events is just what you’re looking for!

Whether you’re looking for handmade artisan crafts, special discounts or holiday decorations, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list – even last-minute!

Buy locally made crafts, gifts and goods at these great holiday bazaars and sales going on in Annapolis, Baltimore, Severna Park, Columbia, and other locations around Maryland.

Always check for any event changes before you go! 

Updated for 2021. List is updated regularly. Check back often!

Maryland Christmas Show – 2021

Paintings from Maryland Christmas Show

Seven buildings of holiday joy! Located in historic Frederick City, the show brings together many fine artisans and merchants to make your holiday shopping an enjoyable event.
When: Nov. 19, 20 & 21, Nov. 26, 27 & 28. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Costs: Adults $8, children 10 and under $4. Parking $2. No pets allowed.
Where: Frederick County Fair Grounds
marylandchristmasshow.com

Holiday Maker’s Markets & Light Show – 2021

A festive experience for vendors and guests, similar to a Christmas Village! Artists and craftspeople selling locally-made jewelry, baked goods, holiday decor and more. When: Markets are held in conjunction with the Ann Marie Garden in Lights evenings from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Nov 26 2021 – Jan 1 2022, closed November 29 & 30 and December 6, 7, 24, 25.
Costs: Advance tickets required – Members free; Non-members $10-12/person (depending on night), kids 2 & under free; Museums for All $3/person (requires SNAP card); no refunds; no pets, no smoking/vaping. 
Where: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons.
annmariegarden.org

Downtown Holiday Market – 2021

The 17th Annual Downtown Holiday Market, Washington D.C.’s outdoor shopping village is your place for great gifts, food and live music. The beloved outdoor market continues to support small businesses and entrepreneurs across the region, welcoming shoppers for a safe, secure and enhanced shopping experience in the heart of the District this year. Daily,
When: Nov. 19–Dec. 23, Noon–8 p.m. Closed November 25 & December 6
Where: Downtown Washington, DC, Centered at 8th and F Streets, NW
facebook.com/DowntownHolidayMarket/

Festival of Trees – 2021

The 32nd annual Festival of Trees will be a hybrid event that will feature beloved traditions, such as designer-decorated trees and wreaths for sale, Santa, entertainment, and a not-to-miss online silent auction with many unique items.
When: Nov. 26–Nov. 28, 2021.
Cost: Free. 
Where: Virtual, however they have a Toy Drive at the Maryland State Fairgrounds
festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org

Christmas Village – 2021

Displays at the Christmas Village in Baltimore

Back for its 8th season, the Christmas Village in Baltimore will feature over 50 local and international vendors offering wonderful gift options for your holiday shopping. Come see the West Shore Park transform into an authentic German Christmas market.
When: November 20th-December 24th, 2021, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Where: West Shore Park, Inner Harbor
Cbaltimore-christmas.com

Looking to buy local this holiday season? Check out our Buy Local gift guide!

Solomons Christmas Walk – 2021

Evening activities begin at 5 p.m. weather conditions permitting, with the Solomons Gazebo Christmas Tree lighting and the Santa Parade. The Solomons Lighted Boat Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.
When: December 4, 2021
Cost: Free 
Where: Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
solomonsmaryland.com

Midnight Madness – 2021

Come out to support Ellicott City businesses during the annual Midnight Madness. The day begins with the Menorah Lighting in celebration of Chanukah at 3 p.m. Then in the evening, see the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Welcome Center starting at 5:30pm. Then take the Holiday Train Wonderland Walk. It’s the beloved Howard County Fire & Rescue display reimagined on our Main Street in 7 different windows. It even has a scavenger hunt you can access from your smart phone. Merry Main Street Marketplace continues in The Courtyards with artisan offerings, hot drinks, and more.
When: December 3, 2021, 6 p.m.–midnight.
Cost: FREE
Where: Historic Ellicott City
visitoldellicottcity.com

Vintage Christmas Market – 2021

Holiday Items from Wildberry Farm

Head to Wildberry Farm for an open-air Vintage Christmas Market. There will be 20+ vendors, food trucks, a fun photo op, plus other fun surprises.
When: December 11 & 18, 3 p.m. -7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Wildberry Farm & Market, Crownsville, MD. 
wildberryfarmmarket.com

Annapolis Artisans Home for the Holidays Market – 2021

Local by Design at the Gallery is home of 12 local businesses who put on the Annapolis Artisans Market; the AAM is an amazing furniture, art, and home decor show. Connect with local artists while you shop, get information on custom work from furniture, original art, soft goods, and framing; you will be inspired by the amazing works of art each business creates!
When: November 27, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. & November 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free.
Where: Local by Design, 1818 Margaret Ave. Annapolis. 
localbydesignannapolis.com

Midnight Madness – 2021

Stroll through downtown Annapolis as shops remain open until midnight, and enjoy carolers, food, drinks, special deals and fun for the kids.
When: December 2 & 9 from 4 p.m. to Midnight and December 16 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Downtown Annapolis.
downtownannapolispartnership.org

Muddy Creek Artists Guild Pop-up Holiday Art Show and Sale – 2021

Find a unique, handcrafted gift and support the artists of MCAG this season by shopping this favorite pop-up show!
When: December 3-5 & December 10-12, 2021
Where: South River Colony Shopping Center
muddycreekartistguild.org

Christmas in St. Michaels – 2021

Christmas in St. Michaels is back with some favorite events, including the Tour of Homes, Talbot Street Parade, Boat Parade and of course, Santa!
When: December 10-12, 2021
Cost: Varies, some free, some paid
Where: St. Michaels, MD
christmasinstmichaels.org

If you are still wondering where to visit the big guy in the red suit, be sure to check out Maryland Santa Sightings.
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