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The best San Francisco holiday markets

The raddest shopping events for local goods and presents, most of them made right here in the Bay Area

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Break out your ugly sweaters and twinkling string lights—holiday shopping season has arrived. Whether you’re seeking gifts for distant relatives or for San Francisco diehards, there’s a pop-up or market happening in the city just for you.

Below, check out San Francisco’s coolest festive shopping events, featuring everything from Heath Ceramics to artisan food to handmade jewelry. The following holiday happenings feature local designers, artists, and makers—Amazon and Target have nothing on the locally-made goodies found inside these brick-and-mortar markets.

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Holiday Shopping Celebration at Avenues Dry Goods

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Outer Sunset sensation Avenues Dry Goods (disclosure: owned by Eve Batey, senior editor of Eater SF) will host its annual one-day sale event featuring a sundry of assorted goods, mulled cider, and holiday cookies. But that’s not all. The shopping fete will also offer $10 off all Avenues Dry Goods t-shirts, 25 percent off all of ADG’s upcycled apparel, and 25 percent off all holiday cards and wrapping paper.

Psst: Locals will love the new Ocean Beach bandanas and Sasicrafts ceramics.

When: December 21 and 22; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sharon Art Studio Winter Sale

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Find affordable, handmade items crafted by the Studio A instructors, staff, and students. A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Friends of Sharon Art Studio (FOSAS).

Make Good Market

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Over 30 of Heath Ceramics’ designer/maker friends (including familiar favorites from last year as well as an assortment of new vendors, like Los PoblanosBar Agricole, and Fyrn) will offer an array of locally-crafted goods, from woodworking to leather painting and candy-making to clay throwing.

Heath Clay Studio will be throwing vases all weekend and selling a special set of experimental, one-of-a-kind bud vases.

When: December 14 and 15; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UNDSCVRD Creative Market

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Check out this array of Filipino-American artisan merchants, food, and dessert vendors and a live art auction just in time for the festive season. Discover San Francisco’s local Fil-Am culture and community with emerging artists and merchants located inside the Pilipinas Cultural Heritage District at Under The Dome (inside Westfield Mall).

When: December 8; Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

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San Francisco Center for Book Holiday Fair

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Check out the massive selection of artists and coffee table books, letterpress prints and cards, and other handmade gifts for sale by vendors like 8 Paw Press, Accardi Book Arts, Diana Arsenian, Ginavisione, and more.

When: December 7; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Etsy Holiday Indie Emporium 

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Etsy brings its crafty ways to Fisherman’s Wharf for a holiday shopping experience featuring a showcase of handcrafted goods, artisans, designers, emerging brands and Bay Area designers and artists featured on the popular handcrafted shopping website.

Look for small batch food, musical performances, artistic demonstrations, and crafting workshops provided by mobile craft company GoGo Craft.

When: November 31 and December 1; Saturday noon to 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a..m to 5 p.m.

SFMade Holiday Gift Fair

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Now in its ninth year, SFMade offers a pop-up market with offerings from more than 70 makers. And as the name suggests, the makers are all based in San Francisco. Look for bags, home goods, apparel, jewelry, gastronomic treats, body care items, art, and more.

When: December 15; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emperor Norton’s Holiday Market

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Off the Grid’s new holiday market named after Emperor Norton I, a citizen of San Francisco who proclaimed himself “Norton I, Emperor of the United States” in 1859. The festive bazaar named after a bizarre character will feature handmade creations, food, mulled wine, and live performances. Best of all, it all takes place inside the new Transbay Transit Center and Salesforce Plaza in the East Cut neighborhood.

When: November 29 to December 24; Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fog City Flea Holiday Market

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This market at the Ferry Building offers a curated selection of local artisan crafts. in addition to seasonal activities for the whole family, like holiday cookie decorating. Visitors can make the most of the season with holiday-themed photo ops and decorations throughout the entire building. Though this market happens every Sunday, this one will be a special holiday-themed edition. Ho, ho, ho, and all that jazz.

When: December 8; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Shopping Celebration at Avenues Dry Goods

Outer Sunset sensation Avenues Dry Goods (disclosure: owned by Eve Batey, senior editor of Eater SF) will host its annual one-day sale event featuring a sundry of assorted goods, mulled cider, and holiday cookies. But that’s not all. The shopping fete will also offer $10 off all Avenues Dry Goods t-shirts, 25 percent off all of ADG’s upcycled apparel, and 25 percent off all holiday cards and wrapping paper.

Psst: Locals will love the new Ocean Beach bandanas and Sasicrafts ceramics.

When: December 21 and 22; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sharon Art Studio Winter Sale

Find affordable, handmade items crafted by the Studio A instructors, staff, and students. A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Friends of Sharon Art Studio (FOSAS).

Make Good Market

Over 30 of Heath Ceramics’ designer/maker friends (including familiar favorites from last year as well as an assortment of new vendors, like Los PoblanosBar Agricole, and Fyrn) will offer an array of locally-crafted goods, from woodworking to leather painting and candy-making to clay throwing.

Heath Clay Studio will be throwing vases all weekend and selling a special set of experimental, one-of-a-kind bud vases.

When: December 14 and 15; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UNDSCVRD Creative Market

Photo courtesy of Undiscovered SF

Check out this array of Filipino-American artisan merchants, food, and dessert vendors and a live art auction just in time for the festive season. Discover San Francisco’s local Fil-Am culture and community with emerging artists and merchants located inside the Pilipinas Cultural Heritage District at Under The Dome (inside Westfield Mall).

When: December 8; Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Undiscovered SF

San Francisco Center for Book Holiday Fair

Check out the massive selection of artists and coffee table books, letterpress prints and cards, and other handmade gifts for sale by vendors like 8 Paw Press, Accardi Book Arts, Diana Arsenian, Ginavisione, and more.

When: December 7; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Etsy Holiday Indie Emporium 

Etsy brings its crafty ways to Fisherman’s Wharf for a holiday shopping experience featuring a showcase of handcrafted goods, artisans, designers, emerging brands and Bay Area designers and artists featured on the popular handcrafted shopping website.

Look for small batch food, musical performances, artistic demonstrations, and crafting workshops provided by mobile craft company GoGo Craft.

When: November 31 and December 1; Saturday noon to 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a..m to 5 p.m.

SFMade Holiday Gift Fair

Now in its ninth year, SFMade offers a pop-up market with offerings from more than 70 makers. And as the name suggests, the makers are all based in San Francisco. Look for bags, home goods, apparel, jewelry, gastronomic treats, body care items, art, and more.

When: December 15; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emperor Norton’s Holiday Market

Off the Grid’s new holiday market named after Emperor Norton I, a citizen of San Francisco who proclaimed himself “Norton I, Emperor of the United States” in 1859. The festive bazaar named after a bizarre character will feature handmade creations, food, mulled wine, and live performances. Best of all, it all takes place inside the new Transbay Transit Center and Salesforce Plaza in the East Cut neighborhood.

When: November 29 to December 24; Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fog City Flea Holiday Market

This market at the Ferry Building offers a curated selection of local artisan crafts. in addition to seasonal activities for the whole family, like holiday cookie decorating. Visitors can make the most of the season with holiday-themed photo ops and decorations throughout the entire building. Though this market happens every Sunday, this one will be a special holiday-themed edition. Ho, ho, ho, and all that jazz.

When: December 8; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.