If you’re lucky, you might get all of your shopping done at one of these five holiday markets.
Saturday, November 26, 10am-4pm
Asbury Hall 341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo
This one is a little different than the other markets because it’s specifically gear toward women and focuses on women artists. And it’s been around a long time. 20 years to be exact. “We encourage you to spend your precious and hard earned holiday dollars on women who live and create here in Western New York,” says a press release for the event. Expect Jewelry, pottery, fabrics, glass, body care, ceramics, knitted and crocheted items, printed items, food and drink, card, notebooks, home decor, wood, intuitive readings, photography, and more.
QUEEN CITY MARKET
Saturday, December 3, 11am-5pm
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Porter Hall, 453 Porter Ave, Buffalo
PEACE, LOVE, AND GRANT STREET
Thursday, December 1, 4pm-8pm
Grant Street, Buffalo
This market doesn’t take place in one building, but down an entire street. A slew of stores, restaurants and pop-up shops will be participating in the block-party type event which will also feature live outdoor music, holiday arts and crafts, food trucks, and an appearance from Santa. There’ll also be a special trolley available to transport shoppers from one end of Grant Street to the other. Look for an after party at the Gypsy Parlor.
BUFFALO ARTISTS MARKET
Wednesday, December 7, 4:30-9pm
Ellicott Square Building, 95 Main St, Buffalo
If for some reason you miss the Queen City Market, the Buffalo Artists Market is a good runner up. This one is also in an impressive building, Downtown Buffalo’s Ellicott Square Building—which will host a towering Christmas tree smack dab in the middle of the vendor market. There’s also a cash bar here, as well as food trucks, so you could make a whole happy hour of it after work on Wednesday, December 7.
9TH ANNUAL LAST MINUTE PANIC HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
Friday, December 16, 4-8pm, Saturday, December 17, 11am-5pm
Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St, Buffalo
The 9th Annual Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace hosted by the Western New York Book Arts Center is exactly what it sounds like. You’re bound to find something for someone here, or if you haven’t even started shopping yet, then hopefully something for everyone. 40 vendors will sell handcrafted housewares, jewelry and accessories, knitwear, pottery, hand-printed stationery, cards, prints, posters, and more, so get with the program and end the stress of holiday shopping before it’s too late.