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Wrap Up Your Shopping 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.

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 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.  With the help from these holiday markets, you’ll be on your way to decking the halls in no time.

Holiday Markets & Craft Fairs:

  • Winterfest at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds

    November 26 & 27

    Start your Christmas shopping early at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, where they’re hosting over 150 craft vendors. Bring the family along for a day of delicious food, basket raffles, horse-drawn cart rides and children’s activities.

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  • ArtUnder100

    November 26 – December 18

    The Wayne County Arts Alliance is holding their annual holiday art sale featuring paintings, jewelry, photography and more, all under $100. Shop online from November 26 through December 18, or join for in-store shopping at the Dorflinger Factory Museum from December 3-12.

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  • A Handmade Holiday Market

    November 27

    Celebrate Small Business Saturday by shopping local at AlleyCrafts in Kingston. This market will showcase over a dozen NEPA artisans and crafters.

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  • Holiday Market at Midtown Village

    November 27

    Shopping is just the beginning of the festive fun at this pop-up market in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Browse through the local vendors, then stick around for live music, dancing and happy hour with Susquehanna Brewing Company.

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  • Wonderland: Outdoor Holiday Craft Market & Tree Lighting

    November 27

    Over 40 vendors and food trucks will set up shop at the Forty Fort Cemetery. Celebrate the holidays the old-fashioned way with carolers, historical tours of the grounds and a Christmas tree lighting.

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  • Waldorf Park GAF Traditional Outdoor German Christkindl Market

    November 27 & 28

    The magic of Christkindlmarkt comes to life at this outdoor vendor fair in Scranton. Check out over 35 local crafters and artisans, and enjoy authentic German foods and seasonal drinks. This family-friendly event will also have a craft area for the kids and meet-and-greets with Santa and Saint Nick.

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  • Buy Local Holiday Marketplace

    November 28

    Check off everyone on your list at the 9th Annual Buy Local Holiday Marketplace at the Scranton Cultural Center. With five floors of shopping, you’re bound to find the perfect gift. The first 1,000 patrons receive a free reusable shopping bag.

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  • Lackawanna Winter Market

    December 3-5

    Courthouse Square in Scranton is turning into a Christmas village, complete with 50 local vendors. The outdoor market begins just in time for First Friday and the courthouse’s tree lighting. Then, they’ll have music, food, family activities and shopping all weekend long.

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  • 2021 Wassailfest & Holiday Night Market

    December 3

    Hazleton’s First Friday celebration will be extra merry this month. Stroll through the city and check out downtown shops and guest vendors. There will also be holiday drink tastings, a tree lighting, a Christmas in the Caribbean party and family fun throughout town.

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  • Santa’s Handmade Workshop Craft Market

    December 4

    AlleyCrafts in Kingston is hosting a child-friendly craft market where the kids can do the Christmas shopping. Parents can bring their kids to browse the affordable, handmade gifts. There will also be a gift wrapping station and hot cocoa bar.

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  • Benton Winterfest

    December 4

    Main Street in Benton will be closed to traffic for this outdoor craft fair and holiday festival. Explore over 80 local crafters, vendors and food stands, as well as family activities and small shops throughout town.

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  • 2021 Holiday Artisan Market at Walk In Art Center

    December 4

    Get in the holly jolly spirit at the Walk In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven, where over 40 artisans will be selling their wares. Enjoy live music, bring the kids to visit Santa and admire the Festival of Trees display. They’ll also have food trucks and samples of classic Coal Region boilo.

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  • Christkindlmarkt at the Yuengling Mansion

    December 4 & 5

    The historic Yuengling Mansion in Pottsville is decking the halls for this two-day shopping event featuring local artisans and crafters. You’ll find homemade gifts, fine art, gourmet foods, festive décor and more to put under the tree.

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  • Factoryville Christmas Market

    December 4 & 5

    Shop till you drop at this European-style outdoor market at Christy Mathewson Park. The festivities kick off on Saturday with an Ugly Sweater Run, followed by two days of local vendors, live music, food and Elf School for the kids. Visit on Sunday for free horse and carriage rides.

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  • Artisan's Holiday Marketplace

    December 4 & 5

    Find the perfect hand-crafted gifts at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center. Local artists will be selling jewelry, pottery, photography, fine art, soaps, woodwork, ornaments, and so much more.

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  • La Festa Natale Pittston

    December 4

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Pittston Memorial Library, where over 60 vendors will offer one-of-a-kind gifts. The fun continues downtown with festivities like a tree lighting, a toy truck parade, visits with Santa, music and so much more.

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  • Mountain View Sip & Shop

    December 5

    Say cheers to the holidays at this vendor market at Mountain View Vineyard in Stroudsburg. Shop small with the local crafters and businesses, then stay for a drink at this winery, brewery and distillery.

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  • Winterfest Artisan Fair

    December 11 & 12

    Art on the Edge at the Hawley Silk Mill is hosting a juried arts fair just in time for Hawley Winterfest. Come browse the artisanal gifts and fine artwork, then explore all of the holiday happenings throughout town.

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  • Last Chance Merry Market

    December 11

    So you kinda put off your holiday shopping… No worries! Just jingle all the way to this handmade craft market at the former Sears in the Wyoming Valley Mall. Local vendors will have artwork, jewelry, accessories, bath products, gourmet snacks, décor and more to fill those stockings.

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  • Craftopia's Holiday Festival

    December 11 & 12

    Shop dozens of local crafters and vendors at this holiday market at Holiday Inn Wilkes-Barre – East Mountain. They’ll also have raffles, food, music, and more.

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  • Scranton Holiday Punk Rock Flea Market

    December 19

    Load up on all things DIY at this alternative market at the Keyser Valley Community Center in Scranton. Over 20 artists and vendors will offer original art, vintage treasures and endless punk rock memorabilia. They’ll also have music all day, food and a hot cocoa bar.

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

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