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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.

Events may be closed certain days. Call ahead to verify. Don’t forget your mask and hand sanitizer!

Updated for 2020. List is updated regularly. Check back often!

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Maryland Christmas Show – 2020
Nov. 20, 21 & 22, Nov. 27, 28 & 29. 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. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $8, children 10 and under $4. Parking $2. No pets allowed. Frederick County Fair Grounds. marylandchristmasshow.com

Holiday Maker’s Markets – 2020
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. Markets are held in conjunction with the Ann Marie Garden in Lights evenings from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Nov 27 2020 – Jan 1 2021, closed November 30 & December 1, 7, 8, 24, 25. 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. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons. annmariegarden.org

Hoptimist Holiday Market – 2020
Nov. 27–Dec. 11. This festive, two-week virtual holiday store will feature hundreds of curated creations from some of the National Capital Region’s best artists and artisans. The Hoptimist Holiday Market “opens” at noon on Black Friday.

Downtown Holiday Market – 2020
Nov. 20–Dec. 23. The 16th Annual Downtown Holiday Market, Washington D.C.’s outdoor shopping village, kicks off the holiday season Friday, November 20. 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, Noon–8 p.m. Downtown Washington, DC, Centered at 8th and F Streets, NW

Festival of Trees – 2020
Nov. 27–Nov. 29. Festival of Trees 2020 will be a hybrid event, but will still 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. Free. festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org

Christmas Village – 2020
In-person canceled for 2020, but you are encouraged to shop at the “virtual” village and support local small businesses.

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

Solomons Christmas Walk – 2020
Dec. 5. Evening activities begin at 6 p.m. weather conditions permitting, the Lighted Boat Parade will begin at dusk at the Solomons Yachting Center and end along the Riverwalk at approximately 7:15 p.m. Free.  Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. solomonsmaryland.com

Midnight Madness – 2020
Dec. 4. Come out to support Ellicott City businesses during the annual Midnight Madness.  The evening kicks off with a VIRTUAL Tree Lighting Ceremony  on the ECP Facebook Page starting at 6pm! 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. Free. 6 p.m.–midnight. Historic Ellicott City. visitoldellicottcity.com

Vintage Christmas Market – 2020
Dec. 12–13 Join us on the farm for an open-air Vintage Christmas Market. We will be hosting a variety of Vendors, a fun Photo Op, Raffle, Social Media Scavenger Hunt, and a lot of other fun activities! Free. 3–7 p.m. Wildberry Farm & Market, Crownsville. 

Annapolis Artisans Home for the Holidays Market – 2020
December 12–13. 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! Free. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Local by Design, 1818 Margaret Ave. Annapolis. 

Midnight Madness – 2020
Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Stroll through downtown Annapolis as shops remain open until midnight, and enjoy carolers, food, drinks, special deals and fun for the kids. Free. 4 p.m.–midnight. Downtown Annapolis. downtownannapolispartnership.org

Muddy Creek Artists Guild Virtual Holiday Art Show and Sale – 2020
Find a unique, handcrafted gift and support the artists of MCAG this season by shopping our new virtual storefront!

Christmas Greens Sale – 2020
While there is no open house, Ladew Gardens is offering a wide variety of items for purchase including elegant magnolia wreaths, whimsical topiaries, festive table arrangements & table arrangement kits, beautiful paperwhites, and more! Orders placed only by phone Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  410-557-9570. Topiary Gardens, Monkton. ladewgardens.com

Christmas in St. Michaels – 2020
St. Michaels made some changes to this year’s festivities due to covid, but fear not, the town goes all out for Christmas! Some events are virtual, some in person, but there are holiday festivities all month long so be sure to check their webpage for complete details. christmasinstmichaels.org

Holidays at Homestead Gardens – 2020
Sat. and Sun. Themed trees, live music (on weekends) and magical main street decorated with lights, colors and sounds of the season. See holiday trains and “Santa’s Workshop” themed animatronic sets, pick your own tree, shopping and more. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville. homesteadgardens.com

If you are still wondering where to visit the big guy in the red suit, be sure to check out Maryland Santa Sightings for 2020.
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