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Shop Local at NEPA’s Holiday Markets

We’re Making Our Lists & 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 finish up your shopping.

You have a month to get it all done. Take a deep breath, stay calm and eat a Christmas cookie. With a bit of help from these holiday markets, you’ll be on your way to decking the halls in no time.

Holiday Markets & Craft Fairs:

  • Jim Thorpe Customer Appreciation Day

    November 18

    The shops and restaurants of Jim Thorpe show thanks during Jim Thorpe Customer Appreciation Day. With more than three dozen local businesses offering deals and discounts, get a head start on your holiday shopping a week before Black Friday.

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  • The Great Noel Craft and Vendor Fair

    November 19

    Gifts and good causes are the reason for the season. Find special presents while helping out the Bloomsburg community at the Great Noel Craft and Vendor Fair. All proceeds go towards enhancing the Columbia County Christian School.

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  • Fall Into the Holidays Craft Market

    November 19 & 20

    NEPA CraftWorks brings some holiday spirit to the Wyoming Valley Mall. The 5th Annual Fall Into the Holidays Craft Market will host more than 60 vendors for a two-day gift-buying extravaganza.

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  • 2022 Artisans' Outdoor Marketplace

    November 19 & 20

    Shoppers are in for a unique experience at the Waverly Community House’s Outdoor Marketplace. Browse the handmade works of artisans and craftspeople for that perfect gift all while sipping seasonal beverages.

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  • Winterfest

    November 25 & 26

    The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds transform into a winter wonderland with the start of Winterfest. Between carriage rides, Christmas cookie contests and even a festive 5K, you’ll find over 150 local craft vendors spreading holiday cheer.

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  • Black Friday/Small Business Saturday

    November 25 & 26

    Take a breather from the big-box store rush and kick off the holiday shopping season with Hawley’s small businesses instead. With special deals and plenty of gift inspiration, these two days will put you on the right track.

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  • Winter Wonderland

    November 25 & 26

    Stroll the streets of Downtown Honesdale’s Winter Wonderland and let the seasonal stress slip away. With the help of the town’s local businesses and vendors, shopping is made so easy that you might even have time for a visit with Santa.

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  • Black Friday Buy Local Vendor Event

    November 25

    Unwind from your frantic gift hunting at NearMe Yoga’s Black Friday event. Featuring vendors, deals, giveaways and more, you’re sure to find a few totally unique presents.

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  • Holiday Market at Midtown Village

    November 26

    Wilkes-Barre’s Midtown Village welcomes the “most wonderful time of the year” with its annual Holiday Market. Peruse the lineup of local vendors while enjoying Christmas music and good company.

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  • Waldorf Park Traditional German Christmas Market

    November 26 & 27

    The Waldorf German American Federation upholds Christmas traditions at their 3rd Christkindlmarkt in Waldorf Park. Get in the spirit with traditional German foods, meet & greets with Santa and St. Nick and, of course, shopping with the help of local crafters and vendors.

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  • Holiday Craft Fair

    November 27

    Buy a gift to give a gift at this Holiday Craft Fair hosted by Brandon’s Forever Home. Held at Faith UCC Church and featuring more than 20 vendors, raffles, a bake sale and more, all proceeds benefit foster and adoptive families.

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  • Buy Local Holiday Marketplace

    November 27

    Spanning five floors of the Scranton Cultural Center, the Buy Local Holiday Marketplace has just about every kind of gift you could imagine. Check everyone off your list at this annual market.

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  • Wassailfest—Holiday Night Market

    December 2

    The First Friday of December in Downtown Hazleton is all about visiting local shops and guest vendors while having some extra holiday fun. Check out handmade pieces and special gifts before heading to CAN DO Community Park for more festivities.

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  • Christmas in Our Hometown

    December 2 & 3

    Make some lasting memories while catching up on your shopping. Downtown Tunkhannock’s Christmas in Our Hometown combines The finding those ideal gifts with fun family festivities.

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  • Lackawanna Winter Market

    December 2—4

    Head to Scranton for the annual Lackawanna Winter Market. This weekend-long vendor fair brings the area’s best businesses and artists together under the Courthouse Square Christmas Tree for great food, shopping and, of course, plenty of fun.

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  • Factoryville Christmas Market

    December 2—4

    Christy Mathewson Park comes alive this holiday season with 30+ vendors showing off their best at the Factoryville Christmas Market. After shopping ’til you drop, take a load off with a horse-drawn carriage ride and refuel with some delicious food and live music.

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  • Holiday Craft Market Pop-Up Shop

    December 3, 10, 17 & 24

    No stranger to local artists and crafters, if one place is bound to have special, handmade pieces, it’s AlleyCrafts. Swing by their Holiday Craft Pop-Up Shop every Saturday in December for quirky, one-of-a-kind gifts.

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  • 3rd Annual Winterfest

    December 3 & 4

    The George Burger & Sons’ 3rd Annual Winterfest is more than just a holiday marketplace. In between shopping for those perfect gifts, make some time for photos with Santa and Rosie the Mini Pony.

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  • Holiday Artisans' Market

    December 4

    The Cooperage Project gathers a few of Honesdale’s favorite businesses and vendors together for a holiday market you won’t want to miss. From bakery treats to handmade pottery, this market just about has it all.

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  • Community Christmas Celebration

    December 7

    Hazleton will be bursting with holiday cheer at the Community Christmas Celebration. Spend your evening visiting vendors, taste-testing the food and drink and enjoying the festive entertainment.

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  • Hawley Winterfest

    December 9—11

    Hawley’s beloved Winterfest returns for another year of holiday activities, live music, a parade and light display and plenty of shopping thanks to local crafters, small businesses and vendors.

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  • Girls Night Out: Holiday Edition

    December 9

    Make it a girls’ night in Downtown Milford. Wrap up your last-minute holiday shopping with the help of the town’s small businesses. And treat yourself to something nice while you’re at it.

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  • Dickson City Civic Center Winter Craft and Vendor Fair

    December 10

    The Dickson City Civic Center Winter Craft and Vendor Fair captures the spirit of the season while hosting local businesses. There will also be a basket raffle benefitting the DCCC.

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  • The Keystone Stage Holiday Craft Fair

    December 10

    With more than 20 unique vendors and free admission, The Keystone Stage Holiday Craft Fair makes holiday shopping less of a chore and more of a good time.

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  • Christmas at the Barn

    December 10

    You’re in good company at the Barn at Maplewood Farms while preparing for Christmas. Featuring plenty of gift-buying options, basket raffles and photos with Santa and ponies, you’re sure to feel that holiday cheer.

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  • Holiday Market

    December 10

    Stay warm inside The Grand Bank as you browse through gifts and crafts from artisans. Between vintage items, seasonal décor, accessories and more, you’ll find the perfect gifts for those tricky individuals on your list.

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  • Craftopia Holiday Festival Craft Show

    December 10 & 11

    It’s a weekend of small business shopping at Holiday Inn’s Craftopia. With a handful of local shops and artists, you’re sure to find a few interesting pieces. You might even be the lucky winner of a gift giveaway.

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  • Winterfest Artisan Fair

    December 10 & 11

    Stop in the Hawley Silk Mill and check out handmade pieces from local artists and craftspeople. Art on the Edge hosts the annual Winterfest Artisan Fair just in time to pick out a few final Christmas gifts.

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  • Last Chance Merry Market

    December 10 & 11

    If you haven’t checked anyone off your list yet, Last Chance Merry Market makes sure even the stragglers find perfect gifts. Held in the former Sears at the Wyoming Valley Mall, you’ll find all the holiday essentials.

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  • Holiday on the Burg

    December 11

    The Releafery hosts their annual holiday market for the third year in a row. Featuring vendors from all the surrounding Scranton community, including old and new faces, this market gives all businesses and shoppers a warm welcome and a ton of holiday spirit.

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Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 11/20/2019.

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