Shop for friends and loved ones at the many holiday markets and fairs throughout L.A. and give back to the community by donating toys, food and other items to local toy drives and food banks this season.
Holiday markets, fairs and pop-up shops
Sugar Plum Arts, Crafts, Antiques & Collectibles at OC Fair & Event Center Nov. 11 – 13 features thousands of handmade crafts from more than 175 artisans.
Flying Miz Daisy Outdoor Vintage Market on Nov. 13, also at the OC Fair & Event Center, will feature vintage, antique, repurposed and hand-crafted goods. Enjoy live music, food and drinks while you shop.
Support BIPOC and WOC businesses at Cal State LA’s LEAF program first-ever holiday Pop-Up Shop event Nov. 14 at HiDef Brewing Co. in Downtown LA.
Jackalope: An Indie Artisan Fair returns to Old Pasadena Nov. 20-21 and to Downtown Burbank Dec. 11-12 with more than 100 local, hand-selected artisans. Browse jewelry, paper goods, art, food and more and get your holiday shopping done in one stop. The free festival is open to all ages.
Shop more than 24,000 American handmade creations at the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Dec. 3-5 at the Ontario Convention Center. The annual holiday shop will feature strolling performers, an interactive kid zone, specialty foods, demonstrations and more. $4-$9 for adults; free for ages 12 and under.
Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo will host a Holiday Art Market Dec. 4- 5, featuring 40 different artists vendors, craft beer and kids activities.
Manhattan Village hosts their final pop-up shopping event of the year Dec. 4 with a special Holiday Market, featuring a curated collection of clothing, food, home goods and more.
Craft Contemporary will host their annual Holiday Marketplace Dec. 4-5 featuring music, complimentary refreshments and a curated selection of crafts and wares. Tickets include museum admission.
Downtown Santa Monica has a ton of stores you can visit daily, but they will also host a few pop-up markets for a truly one-stop holiday shopping experience. The Conscious Night Market will set up on the Promenade on Dec. 4 with goods from over 40 vendors, in addition to food trucks and free kombucha. And the SoCal Etsy Guild will host a pop-up shop Nov. 20 and Dec. 18, featuring local artists, crafters and designers.
Hoja De Mi Corazon will host its final Artisan Market Dec. 11 at The Collection at RiverPark. Browse an array of unique and handmade local products from local creators and artisans and then pop over to Santa for a holiday photo.
Unique Markets returns to ROW DTLA for the 13th Annual LA Holiday Market Dec. 11 – 12, which features free drinks, photo booths, kids activities and more, in addition to their signature curated holiday shopping.
Toy and food drives
Help bring the holiday spirit to local children in need by donating new, unwrapped toys to the Spark of Love Toy Drive Nov. 10, 17 and 24 at The Collection at RiverPark. Or stop by The Collection on Dec. 3 for the Stuff a Bus event to donate a toy to help fill a bus with gifts for local children who otherwise might not receive a holiday present.
Donate grocery items and non-food items like hand-sanitizer, paper towels and can openers to The Zimmerman’s Can Drive Cruise-In event Nov. 20 benefiting the LA Food Bank.
Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Redondo Beach Pier’s 11th Annual Holiday Concert on Dec. 11 for the Love in the Mirror Toy Drive and enjoy family-friendly entertainment while you’re there.
If you find yourself driving through the magical, interactive winter wonderland, Night of Lights OC, don’t forget to bring a new toy for kids ages 1-15 to donate to the Power of One Foundation’s Annual Toy Drive from Nov. 26 through Dec. 17.