The 16 Best Local Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs

I love personal handcrafted gifts, but I’m not a crafty, DIY kind of mom. I am typically  more of a what can I order last minute kind of mom. But have no fear my fellow non-Pinterest moms: There are plenty of local holiday markets and craft fairs to meet all of your gifting needs.
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Washington, DC Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs

Downtown Holiday Market 
Date(s): Daily-November 17-December 23 (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, and Dec. 4)
Hours: 12-8 pm daily
Location: F Street NW between 7th and 9th Streets NW Entrance outside the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admission: FREE

Chanukah Holiday Market
Date(s): Tuesday, November 28
Hours: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: EDCJCC, 1529 Sixteenth Street
Admission: $7 online

Holiday Market at The Parks at Walter Reed
Date(s): Sat, December 2
Hours: 11am to 4pm
Location: Marketplace Plaza at The Parks (Georgia Avenue and Dahlia Street NW)
Admission: RSVPs encouraged, but not required.

Date(s): December 1-3
Hours: Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 12-8pm, Sunday 12-6pm
Location: Heurich House Museum
Admission: Online presale $12 ($14 at the door), kids 15 and under $2
Notes: There will be 50+ vendors here and LOTS of fun activities.

Winter Festival at the National Arboretum
Date(s): Saturday, December 2
Hours: 10am to 4pm
Location: National Arboretum’s New York Avenue Parking Lot
Admission: Registration is free and encouraged, but not required.

House of Sweden Holiday Market
Date(s): December 2
Hours: 10am to 4pm
Location: House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Admission: Currently sold out! 

Dupont Circle Holiday Popup
Date(s): December 2
Hours: 12pm to 5pm
Location: Historic Dupont Main Streets (Connecticut, P Street, and 17th Street)
Admission: FREE

Virginia Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs

Old Town Manassas Christmas Fair and Holiday Craft Show
Date(s): November 25
Hours: 10am to 3pm
Location: Manassas Museum Lawn

McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival 
Date(s): December 1-3
Hours: Friday, 11am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Location: McLean Community Center
Admission: $5 for three days, free for children under 12
Notes: For $15, enjoy a preview with Mimosas & Muffins on Friday, December 1 from 9-11 am.

Christmas Market & Holiday Craft Show at John Carlyle Square
Date(s): December 9
Hours: 11 am to 4 pm
Location: 300 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA
Notes: Enjoy over 110+ local creators.

Occoquan Holiday Artisan Market 
Date(s): December 2-3
Hours: Saturday- 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Location: River Mill Park
Bonus: You can see Santa at 10:45 am on Saturday, December 2.

Winter Capital Art and Craft Festival 
Date(s): Dec 8-10
Hours: Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Location: Dulles Expo and Conference Center
Admission: $12 adults ($10 online), Free for children under 12

Maryland Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs

Silver Spring Christmas Market and Holiday Craft Fair
Date(s): Sunday, December 3
Hours: 12pm to 4pm
Location: Veteran’s Plaza

Takoma Park Gift Market
Date(s): Friday, Dec 8
Hours: 5 to 9pm
Location: 201 Ethan Allen Avenue
Admission: FREE

Empowered Women International Holiday Market
Date(s): December 10
Hours: 11am to 4pm
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building
Admission: FREE, but reservations encouraged

Annapolis Holiday Market
Date(s): December 7-10
Hours: Dec 7 from 4-10 pm, Dec 8-9 from 11am to 9pm, Dec 10 from 11am to 5pm
Location: 1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Admission: FREE

Are there any other must-do craft fairs on your list? Drop them in the comments below!