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
Fri, Nov 11, 1 – 7 PM
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.
Christmas Poinsettia Plant & Gift Show
Fri, Nov 11, 4 PM – Sat, Nov 12, 1 AM
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!
Fri, Nov 11, 9 AM – 3 PM
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.
Biome Holiday Market
Fri, Nov 18, 5-8:30PM – Sat, Nov 19, 9-12PM
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
Free admission and homemade bread & soup from Growing Community Naturally. Check out what your local vendors have to offer!
Orchard Homes Country Life Club Holiday Bazaar
Sat, Nov 19, 9 AM – 3 PM
Orchard Homes Country Life Club
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!
8th Annual Holiday Extravaganza!
Sat, Nov 19, 10 AM – 4 PM
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.
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
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
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!!
European Christmas Market
December 2nd & 3rd
Missoula County Fairgrounds
$10 Friday Night: 4pm-8pm
this ticket gets you in free Saturday too*
$5 Saturday 10-4
Kiddos 12 and under are always free
Friday night 5-8 Wolf & the Moons
Saturday 10-1 Andrea Harsell
Saturday 1-4 Britt Arneson & Jack
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.
Christmas Stroll 2022
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
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.
Sat, Dec 10, 10 AM – 2 PM
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.
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
February 11th 2023
Buildings 1 , 2 & 3
Gallatin County Fairgrounds
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