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20 Holiday Events, Fairs, and Craft Markets Around Montana That You Won’t Want to Miss

Get your holiday shopping done early, and locally! Featured here are twenty top markets around the state featuring everything from western wear, fine art, Christmas decorations, holiday cards, and even decorated Poinsettias! Most markets are free, though some do charge admission. Door prizes, parades, hot cocoa, and live music are a common occurrence, and some even feature lighting ceremonies and photos with Santa!


20 Holiday Markets Featuring Local Artisans from Billings to Kalispell

 

Holiday Extravaganza

Fri, Nov 11, 1 – 7 PM

Majestic Valley Arena

3630 US-93, Kalispell, MT


Looking for locally themed Christmas gifts? Get your shopping done early! Over 100 vendors from around the Pacific Northwest feature anything from jewelry, western wear and photography, to fine art, pottery, and more. Food vendors will be there as well for your sampling and purchasing pleasure.

https://majesticvalleyarena.com/eventmt/holiday-extravaganza-11-11-2022/

 

Christmas Poinsettia Plant & Gift Show

Fri, Nov 11, 4 PM – Sat, Nov 12, 1 AM

810 Bench Blvd, Billings, MT


A unique type of show unlike the other markets featured here, join in for a three-day kick-off of poinsettia season at Gainan's Heights Flowers Garden & Patio location! Their collection of poinsettias this season is filled with 23 beautiful varieties, with the opportunity to vote for your favorite and be entered into a random drawing to take place on the 18th of December -- and 23 lucky customers will win their top picks of poinsettias!


They will also have their plants decked out for the holidays. Fresh-cut evergreens and beautiful Christmas indoor gardens will be on full display (and available for purchase). Bring the camera as they encourage photos, they just ask you tag them, hashtag #christmasatgainans , when you share on social!


 

Holiday Market

Fri, Nov 11, 9 AM – 3 PM

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

130 S 6th St E, Missoula, MT


The Holiday Market is back and promises to be one of the best Missoula holiday shopping events ever. Browse the new Gift Shop area featuring items for even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your list. An expanded antique and vintage area offers Missoula's best-ever array of these treasures. The jewelry corner will knock your eyes out! And, that's before you've seen this year's incredible array of handcrafted wooden, fiber, and fabric offerings. If you're early enough, there might still be a troll or two to buy. Christmas décor and a room full of framed art are still to be visited. Take in the unbelievable donations in this year's silent auction. Bidding will be open through Sunday morning, November 13. And, be sure to buy plenty of tickets for your favorite raffle item. Coffee and treats will also be available on Friday.


 

The Market Beautiful Christmas Show

Nov. 11th 5-8PM & 12th Sat, 10 – 4PM Trade Center building at the Flathead County Fairgrounds

265 N Meridian Rd Kalispell, MT


VINTAGE & HANDMADE SHOPPING, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD & FAMILY FUN


Held at the fairgrounds in Kalispell, Montana, the Market Beautiful Christmas market (formerly Vintage Whites) is full of whimsy & amazing vintage finds. Browse the biggest Montana market & find gifts for everyone! Listen to live music, sip on hot cider, see Santa and let them help you get into the Christmas spirit!



Early shopping will be available from 5-8 PM on Friday night.

10-4 general admission on Saturday! Kids 12 and under get in free.

https://www.themarketbeautiful.com/

 

Biome Holiday Market


Fri, Nov 18, 5-8:30PM – Sat, Nov 19, 9-12PM

Gallatin County Fairgrounds

901 N Black Ave, Bozeman, MT



Head over for a Holiday Market as Biome takes over the Fairgrounds Building #3! Drinks, food, and local art!





 

2022 BACC Holiday Christmas Bazaar

Sat, Nov 19, 10 AM-3PM

Jefferson High School

312 S Main St, Boulder, MT


Free admission and homemade bread & soup from Growing Community Naturally. Check out what your local vendors have to offer!

https://www.bouldermtchamber.org/events/

 

Orchard Homes Country Life Club Holiday Bazaar

Sat, Nov 19, 9 AM – 3 PM

Orchard Homes Country Life Club

2537 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT


The Orchard Homes Country Life Club is proud to present the 35th annual Holiday Market & Craft Bazaar! Lots of crafts, produce, and gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. Lunch, coffee, and pies will be available all day, along with a silent auction to benefit the Orchard Homes Country Life Club.


To inquire with any general questions, please contact orchardhomescraftfair@gmail.com


 

36th Annual Holiday Happenings Craft Show

Sat, Nov 19 – Sun, Nov 20 400 3rd St NW Great Falls, MT


36th Annual All Handmade and Vintage! MT Expo Park, Great Falls, MT. Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-3. $5 admission. Excellent Christmas shopping!!

http://www.greatfallsshows.com

 

8th Annual Holiday Extravaganza!

Sat, Nov 19, 10 AM – 4 PM

Stillwater County Pavilion

328 E 5th Ave N, Columbus, MT


A two day Holiday shopping event! Come join and support local businesses, artisans, and craftsman this holiday season! There will be apparel, beauty and spa products, health and wellness products, home and kitchen products and décor, jewelry, arts, and crafts and so much more!


Free Admission and Door Prizes


Lunch will be available on both days. Montana Melts will be there on November 20, from 10-3.

Kids can take a free pic with Santa on November 19th from 11 am - 2 pm and receive a free toy.

They will also be collecting nonperishable food donations to donate to Project Hope this holiday season. Drop off Nov 19 & 20 from 10 am - 3 pm at the front entry.

 

Christmas Stroll

Downtown Sidney

November 25th 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Chili cook-off & Polar Express Movie at the Elks Lodge 4 to 6 PM

Food/Beverage Vendors - Entertainment

Parade begins at 7 PM


The event is a great way to kick off the holiday season. It takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving every year and is fun for all ages. Singing and dancing fill the air all night. The smells of food and hot cider or hot chocolate are around every corner as vendors sell their goodies. Santa is available for pictures and the kids can make cookies with Mrs. Claus. The details will become more clear as to the places and times for these events as the day gets closer. Please check back often. Businesses are eager to welcome customers into their stores to warm up.


As the night winds down uptown we then get ready for the beautiful Parade of Lights. Entrants each year light up and head down Central Avenue. This is a sight to be seen with all of the great floats. Santa rides on the Chamber float at the end of the parade he heads back to the North Pole to get ready for Christmas.


You can enter a float in the parade by clicking on "Parade of Lights" and submitting the form to the Chamber or by calling 406-433-1916. Please indicate if you will be playing music or passing out candy.



 

ARTISTS AND CRAFTSMEN OF THE FLATHEAD

Fri, Nov 25 – Sun, Nov 27

Flathead County Fairgrounds

265 N Meridian Rd, Kalispell, MT


All handmade goods are featured at the ACF Holiday 3-Day Show the weekend after Thanksgiving each year. Free admission, food, shopping, and fun. Please do not hesitate to call or email for additional information.

 

Gallatin Gateway Holiday Bazaar

Sat, Nov 26, 12 – 3 PM

Gallatin Gateway Community Center

145 Mill St, Gallatin Gateway, MT


Head over for the 4th annual Christmas Holiday shopping Bazaar at the Gallatin Gateway Community Center. Invite friends and support local handmade!

 


Anaconda’s First Annual Vintage Christmas Market

Sat, Nov 26, 4 – 11 PM

113 E Park Ave, Anaconda, MT


Creative local vendors will be offering vintage home and holiday décor, furniture, one-of-a-kind

gifts, outdoor clothing, and much, much more. For more information please visit www.MT1EVENTS.org


Free entry for all!

 

Red Lodge Christmas Stroll

Fri, Dec 2, 5 PM – Sat, Dec 3, 9 PM

In 22 Days

Red Lodge Chamber of Commerce

601 Broadway Ave N, Red Lodge, MT

Christmas fun western style! Join in for two evenings of strolling, shopping, eating, horse-drawn wagon rides, and other Christmas activities. Visit Santa, and watch the one-and-only Blade Parade both nights. FREE!!

https://allevents.in/red%20lodge/31st-annual-christmas-stroll-2022/200023459013044



 

European Christmas Market

December 2nd & 3rd

Missoula County Fairgrounds


$10 Friday Night: 4pm-8pm

this ticket gets you in free Saturday too*

or

$5 Saturday 10-4

Kiddos 12 and under are always free

LIVE MUSIC!

Friday night 5-8 Wolf & the Moons

Saturday 10-1 Andrea Harsell

Saturday 1-4 Britt Arneson & Jack


https://www.littleredtruckvintagemarket.com/



 

Helena Holiday MADE fair

Fri, Dec 2 – Sat, Dec 3 Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds, 98 W Custer Ave Helena, MT


Shop and discover a curated collection of local and regional artists. Expect to see everything from affordable, functional works of art to fine heirloom pieces at the show.


All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Florence Crittenton. They are a relationship-based organization in Helena that provides family-centered support.

The MADE fair is a modern handcrafted market with local artists & makers. A curated collection of artisans represents the best of the best, and they put on quite a show.


$10 VIP PASS FRI // 6pm-8pm

$ 5 EARLY BIRD PASS SAT // 9am-10am

proceeds benefit local non-profit

FREE ENTRY 10am-4pm


Please bring a non-perishable food item to help support the HELENA FOOD SHARE.

PURCHASE PASSES:

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/handmademontana/785328

https://www.facebook.com/events/965301880774082/1180335215937413/

 

Christmas Stroll 2022

Downtown Bozeman

December 3, 2022 @ 4:30pm - 7:30pm


Be a part of Downtown Bozeman’s greatest holiday tradition - the Christmas Stroll! Join December 3rd for an evening of festive activities, great food, and fun! Bring the whole family down to enjoy the interactive Winter Circus Village, get pictures taken with Santa Claus, watch the lighting ceremony of the downtown decorations, vote in the Gingerbread House Contest display, sing Christmas carols, and grab a bite to eat from the various food and non-profit activity vendors. The Christmas Stroll is the place to find it all!

 

25TH ANNUAL BIG SKY CHRISTMAS STROLL

Fri, Dec 9, 9 AM – Sun, Dec 11, 11 AM

Big Sky Town Center

33 Lone Peak Dr, Big Sky, MT


There’s lots to celebrate in Big Sky this holiday season. The streets of the Big Sky will come alive December 9-11 for the 25th anniversary of the Christmas Stroll. Join in Friday at the Meadow Village Center and Saturday at Big Sky Town Center for a weekend of family-friendly events, entertainment, and holiday cheer!


Look for Stroll Guides at area businesses and online coming soon. For more info please contact us at 406-570-6579.

https://www.bigskytowncenter.com/events/25th-annual-big-sky-christmas-stroll/

 

Holiday Market

Sat, Dec 10, 10 AM – 2 PM

Montana Audubon Center

7026 S Billings Blvd, Billings, MT


Join the Audubon Center for a second annual Holiday Market at the Montana Audubon Center! They will be featuring nature-inspired gifts created by local artists and crafters. Truly unique gifts made by people in your community.

 

Missoula Holiday MADE fair

Sun, 10 AM – 5 PM Adams Center, 32 Campus Dr Missoula, MT


As with other handMade fairs around the state, shop and discover a curated collection of local and regional artists. Expect to see everything from affordable, functional works of art to fine heirloom pieces at the show. The MADE fair is a modern handcrafted market featuring a curated collection of local and regional artists.


$10 VIP PASS // 10 AM- 11:00 AM

proceeds benefit local non-profit

FREE ENTRY 11 AM-5 PM

Please bring a non-perishable food item to help support the Missoula Food Bank.


EVENT DETAILS:

https://handmademontana.com/.../field-guide-missoula-made...

VIP TICKETS

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A Couple of New Markets are Coming to the State - Add Them to Next Year’s Holiday Calendar!


 

HOLIDAYS At The RANCH

November 3rd & 4th 2023

Kleffner Ranch

Helena MT

 

Winter Market

February 11th 2023

Buildings 1 , 2 & 3

Bozeman MT

Gallatin County Fairgrounds