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Shop Local at NEPA’s Holiday Markets

We’re Making Our Lists and Checking Them Twice

Okay, maybe we haven’t found gifts for everyone yet. Some of us haven’t even got around to the whole “making a list” part to begin with. But there’s no need to stress out! NEPA’s holiday markets and craft fairs make it easy to wrap up your shopping.

Take a break from the big-box stores and spread the holiday cheer to our local artists, crafters and small businesses. They offer plenty of one-of-a-kind gifts that you won’t find in the mall, from handmade soaps and jewelry to gourmet snacks and local wines.

You have over a month to get it all done. Take a deep breath. Stay calm and eat a Christmas cookie. Just don’t wait until the last minute, and remember to play it safe. Some markets are limiting their capacities, moving outside or even going virtual this year to protect everyone. Wear your mask and check the event details for any additional safety precautions.

Holiday Craft Fairs & Vendor Markets:

  • NEPA Virtual Vendor Fair for the Holidays

    November 15 – 29

    Tackle that shopping list from the comfort of your couch. This virtual vendor fair will feature a different business or artisan each day. Join their Facebook group for the latest updates, and enter their grand prize giveaway for every purchase you make.

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  • Black Friday Buy Local at Nearme Yoga

    November 27

    Nearme Yoga in Moosic is hosting their 7th annual vendor fair to kickstart the holiday season. Local vendors will offer body products, artwork, décor, treats and more. You can also enter to win prizes and score some sweet specials on Nearme’s yoga classes and wellness services.

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  • Art for All: Pop Up Sale

    November 27 – 29

    Support local artists and find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift while you’re at it. AFA Gallery in Scranton will sell original artwork, prints, tote bags, candles, mugs, posters and more. Over a dozen NEPA artists and artisans will be featured.

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  • Virtual Holiday Artisans’ Market at The Cooperage Project

    November 27 – 29

    Visit The Cooperage Project’s Facebook page to watch live sessions with the artists, then place your gift orders online. Items will be available for pickup on December 6 at The Cooperage Project in Honesdale.

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  • Home for the Holidays Weekend

    November 27 – 30

    The Lackawanna Winter Market is going virtual this holiday season. Tune in to their Facebook page as they highlight small businesses and post music, interviews, specials and more. You can also see a vendor directory on their website.

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  • Small Business Saturday Vendor Market at The Grand Bank

    November 28

    The Grand Bank in Ashley is putting the spotlight on local artisans. Browse through handmade holiday décor, jewelry, vintage items and more. They’ll also have raffles, door prizes and a cash bar.

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  • Small Business Spectacular at Irem Pavilion

    November 28 & 29

    The Irem Pavilion presents a handmade holiday market featuring local crafters and artisans. Stick around for a scavenger hunt, 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

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  • Holiday Pop-Up Shops on Public Square

    November 28 – December 12

    Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s annual pop-up shops are back, but with a bit of a twist. This year, a dozen vendors have stands at an outdoor marketplace on Public Square.

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  • Waldorf Park Traditional German Christmas Market

    November 28 & 29

    The magic of Christkindlmarket comes to life at this outdoor vendor fair in Scranton. Over 40 local crafters and vendors will sell their wares, and the kids can make traditional German crafts. They’ll also have German foods and seasonal drinks.

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  • Holiday Shopping Marketplace at Mohegan Sun Pocono

    December 2

    Shop till you drop at the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce will present over 50 local artisans, crafters, boutiques and bakers. Capacity is limited, and pre-registration is required by November 27.

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  • Downtown Hazleton Holiday Night Market

    December 4

    Hazleton’s First Friday celebration will be extra merry this month. Stroll through the city and check out local shops and guest vendors. There will also be live music, giveaways, food and more throughout the evening.

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  • Outdoor Holiday Market at the Walk In Art Center

    December 5

    Get your shopping done early at this outdoor market at the Walk In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven. They’ll have tons of local vendors, as well as food trucks, raffles and live entertainment.

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  • Market at the Mall

    December 12 & 13

    NEPA CraftWorks is hosting their December craft show at the old Sears store in the Wyoming Valley Mall. Fill the stockings with local artwork, jewelry, accessories, bath products, snacks, décor, antiques and other creative, handmade gifts.

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  • Hawley Holiday Market

    December 12 & 13

    Wrap up the holiday shopping list at the Hawley Silk Mill. Browse through the shops and vendors to find one-of-a-kind gifts to put under the tree.

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