'Tis the season for family, friends, and - yes - shopping!  We picked a few of our favorite local holiday markets in the Metro area, all featuring one-of-a-kind alternatives to cookie-cutter mall gift ideas, delicious local food, and family friendly activities!



Holiday Magic Market Place

November 30th

Holiday Magic is the place to be on Nov 30, 2017. Crafters with gift giving quatliy items for sale. Lots of Holiday fun and excitment.


Birmingham Winter Markt

December 1st-3rd

Shain Park will come alive with activity during the City of Birmingham’s eighth annual Birmingham Winter Markt event! Attendees will enjoy over 50 booths filled with European food and drinks, gift items, holiday greens & trees, crafts, ice carving demonstrations, live reindeer, warming stations, a Kinderhaus children’s activity area, the popular Santa House, horse-drawn carriage rides and live entertainment.
Visit http://allinbirmingham.com/ for more information.


The Lodge Market

December 2nd-3rd

The Lodge is a once-a-year gathering of juried Michigan maker, designer, art, vintage, and food-gift vendors in a cozy "Up North Lodge" environment at Detroit Mercantile Company. Pop-up coffee shop and tasty food trucks will be on-hand to serve. Free admission. Family-friendly. Well-behaved leashed pets welcome. Please skip the malls and join us!


Kris Kringle Market

December 1st-2nd

The Downtown Rochester Kris Kringle Market was inspired by the 700-year old tradition of the open-air Christmas markets throughout Europe. The event will feature one-of-a-kind shopping, specialty foods, fresh greens & wreaths and handcrafted gifts for the holiday. The event will be located on W. Fourth Street (between Walnut & Main).