Best Christmas Artist Markets in Austin
Yup, It’s that time of year again. The kids are expecting the best gifts, you want to impress your family and friends with gifts, your husband or wife is hard to please, and maybe you’re just looking for something to treat yourself with. When you visit a mall in December for holiday shopping, it seems so nerve-racking and chaotic. Yes, that’s true! But why put yourself through the problem of browsing through crowds of purchasers when it’s possible to check out a community artist market or art fair instead? At an artist market, not only is the shopping experience more relaxing, but you can also get distinctive, locally-made gift ideas for everyone on your checklist.
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is a 12-day fine art, shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, live music, and two full bars in a festive, lively atmosphere. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar celebrates 44 seasons of treating Texans and tourists to a festive, holiday shopping experience for art and live music lovers. This iconic cultural event features nearly 200 contemporary touring visual artists and local favorites showcasing their work while the Armadillo Bazaar stage entertains shoppers with national touring acts, award-winning bands, and hot newcomers. With lights down low, spirits high, and the music just right, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar makes holiday shopping fun December 13-24, at the Palmer Events Center – armadillobazaar.com
Cherrywood Art Fair
Maplewood Elementary School
3808 Maplewood Ave.
Austin, TX 78722
This year marks our 16th annual Cherrywood Art Fair, and we couldn’t be more excited! Since 2002, Chula League’s Cherrywood Art Fair has been a beloved holiday shopping event in the Austin community. Cherrywood Art Fair attracts over 4,500 people a day to a showcase of Texas artists, and some of Austin’s best music, and food truck cuisine—all in a family-friendly environment. Application and booth fees from Cherrywood Art Fair fund Chula League’s arts-mentorship program, Little Artist BIG ARTIST for East Austin elementary kids. – facebook.com/events/maplewoodelementary/cherrywood-art-fair/
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
6100 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752
We have thousands of original works ranging from serious art to fun, kitschy items. Shopping at the Bazaar is a great way to buy holiday gifts in a hassle-free environment, all while supporting local artists. All items at the Bazaar are handmade by local and regional artists that are selected through a rigorous jury process. The Bazaar features the work of more than 200 artists offering a wide variety of imaginative and beautiful gifts. You can expect to find paintings, photography, prints, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, accessories, glassworks, ceramics, and more gifts you can’t find anywhere else. Whether your budget is large or small, you’ll find something for yourself, for your best friend, or for that impossible-to-shop-for relative. – bluegenieartbazaar.com
East Austin Handmade Arts Market
3409 E. Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78702
The East Austin Handmade Arts Market is a partnership between local artists, musicians, & businesses to provide unique, fun, and FREE events in East Austin. All of the arts and crafts featured are hand-made locally. We feature live music from local bands at our events to create a synergy of home-grown creative experience. Our location floats between different venues , depending on the season. The market features creations in a wide variety of art mediums, appropriate for all ages. Our events are always free admission, with ample free parking, with easy bus route access and kid friendly! Our outdoor events are also pet friendly too. – eastaustinhandmade.com
Austin Artists Market
At Austin Artists Market, we believe that art enhances our lives, brings joy and creates an environment that reflects our personalities. Whether you are seeking an original, limited edition or quality reproduction, we can assist you in finding the right gallery or market in your search. Visual art is often side stepped in the description of Arts in Austin. This usually included music and theater. Here we are promoting visual art and artists. Our eclectic artists group is comprised of artists in various media and subject matter with a wide range of price points. Our main objective is to assist you in finding quality art at galleries and markets that we trust. We believe that buying art is more than just finding a decorative piece – it is the thrill of finding the perfect piece that will accentuate your home or office and provide a pride of ownership that will last a lifetime. – austinartistsmarket.com
Winter Wonderland at The Circuit!
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
Austin, TX 78617
Announcing the return of Austin’s brightest holiday tradition: Winter Wonderland at The Circuit! The 2nd annual Winter Wonderland will transport guests of all ages to a world of wonder, offering a completely new, immersive and captivating experience with the world famous Chinese Lantern Festival. In addition to the Chinese Lantern Festival, guests will get to experience the largest outdoor ice skating rink in Texas as well as festive favorites like the H-E-B Tunnel of Lights, Singing Trees, Santa’s Workshop, and the Petting Zoo. Families can continue enjoying the festival with additional holiday happenings including the Vendor Village, Pizza Hut Express Train Rides, Santa Portraits, Camel Rides, and much more! – thecircuit.com – thecircuit.com
German-Texan Holiday Market
The German Free School Building
507 E 10th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Members will have the special privilege to come shop early and skip the lines. Dates will be announced soon for members to get to shop at their leisure. If you want the full Christmas experience, please come on Saturday, December 7th where we will have food, beer/drinks, kids and adult entertainment and much more. Come for the Food and Entertainment. Stay for a unique shopping experience. We will have authentic German, handcrafted Christmas ornaments, nutcrackers, Schwiebogen, smokers and decor. Enjoy some Gluehwein (hot spiced wine), Christmas Stollen made by The New World Bakery. – germantexans.org
Holiday Market Pop-Up at Space 24 Twenty
2420 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78705
Seasons greetings! Come prepare for and celebrate the holidays at Space 24 Twenty with our annual Market Pop-Up, featuring local shopping, drink specials, gift wrapping and more. This year, we’ll be hosting: Claire Sommers Buck, Clove + Couple, Fortune Goods, The Keep Vintage, Isabel Glatthorn Ceramics, Offerings Apothecary, Realm, Slavonk & Hortus Terraria. PLUS +++ Complimentary gift wrapping with Avalon McKenzie Haltom with any vendor purchase. Hair styling with Verb Products, Tunes provided by Moonlight Gram. Seasonal drink specials with Lucky Lab Coffee Co. of Austin ($1 off!). Dog meet & greets / adoption with Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption and Addicus’ Legacy Dog Rescue. And of course, complimentary Topo Chico Agua Mineral. – facebook.com holiday-market-pop-up-at-space-24-twenty
Eastside Holiday Market
908 E. Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78702 (REVELRY)
Our holiday block party is back! Stop by REVELRY for some holiday cheer! We’re snagging some of the best local creatives + small businesses in order to give you one dope shopping experience! Family friendly and free to attend, but don’t forget to support our vendors and buy a little somethin’! This is one night market that you don’t want to miss! – thisisrevelry.com
Holiday Market & Craft Sale at the YMCA
5315 Ed Bluestein Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723
Support community businesses and get your own holiday shopping done as well as once you go to the YMCA’s Holiday Market and Craft Fair this season. You will see 15 neighborhood vendors on hand — including Austin-based artisans, jewelers, a cottage, gluten-free bakery, and artists, as well as a couple of neighborhood small businesses , and a lot of good coffee to make you stay fuelled while you go shopping. The YMCA’s vision for this occasion is to link up skilled neighborhood members with each other through a market place that encourages connections running a business, so you can count on a friendly and community-driven buying experience. – austinymca.org
Christmas Gift Ideas
Yup, It’s that time of year again. The kids are expecting the best gifts, you want to impress your family and friends with gifts, your husband or wife is hard to please, and maybe you’re just looking for something to treat yourself with…like a party bus ride! Well, whatever reason it may be, searching for that perfect holiday treat can be a hassle – but don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We know exactly how hard it can be trying to decide what you should get for any occasion, so we went ahead and created awesome lists of great gift ideas for you to take the thinking out of the equation. But first, let’s go over the kinds of lists you may run into.
We’ve created this blog in the light of those who need help searching for gifts. And in this light, we’ve discovered so many different reasons for why someone might want or enjoy a particular gift. In this article, we will go over the different categories in which our gift recommendations on our blog will be tuned for.
Let’s get started!
Gifts for Him
Do you have a boyfriend, husband, or young man who you just can’t read, even to this day? Does he constantly change his mind and can never decide on exactly what he wants? Has he been disappointed by your gifts in the past? Well, I’m glad you’re here because I’m one of those men… And I think I have the perfect solution for you.
I’ve gotten plenty of gifts over the years: Great gifts, horrible gifts, and flat those out ridiculous “how did you think of that?” gifts. And I’ve realized, I was never able to tell someone exactly what I wanted, and left people guessing (boo!). So, I want to create detailed articles on Gifts for Him for guys like me. The indecisive, high-standard, gift-receiver male. So check it out!
Gifts for Her
Okay girls, we know very well that you can be just as difficult as guys can… So don’t get me started on this! Anyways, here at goodchristmasgifts.org you can expect not just good Christmas gift ideas for her, but GREAT ideas! Check out our articles on Gifts for Her today! You won’t be disappointed.
Gifts for Kids
We know that raising a child can be exhausting. And on top of it, now they want some of the best and most expensive gifts for Christmas! Lucky for you, you found goodchristmasgifts.org and will have the best reference point on where, why, and how to get these gifts at an awesome price.
For parents who have kids aren’t very decisive on what they would like for Christmas, we also have a section for that in our Gifts for Kids articles. You can trust that your child will be waking up with a huge smile on his or her face on Christmas morning. If not, there’s always next year!
Gifts for You
Maybe you’re one of those people who don’t have to purchase gifts for anyone. Or maybe you already got everyone’s gift and you would like to spoil yourself a bit this Christmas. Well, well, we believe everyone needs a little luxury in their life. So head on over to one our Gifts for You articles, and check out what is new and hot this year.