During the Holidays, there is something exciting to do every day of the week! Check out Christmas Tree Farms, holiday light displays, holiday train experiences, candlelight tours, holiday craft shows, DIY workshops, New Year Celebrations and more....
Buy Local Handmade This Holiday Season
Tired of the hustle and bustle of the mall? Try these fairs, cute little galleries, and gift shops for one-of-a-kind art from local artists.
Howard County Crafts Spectacular
October 31 - November 2, 2014
Over 200 artists and crafters - All items hand-crafted by the exhibitors. Magic Shows at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm on Sat& Sun. Santa Claus - Sat & Sun from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. Free parking
Fairgrounds, West Friendship
Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair
November 8, 2014
Shop local this holiday season! Join us for our 6th annual Trash to Treasure green craft fair at Watkins Nature Center. Handmade goods by local artisans and crafted from recycled, sustainable, organic or fair trade materials. Items for sale include jewelry, wood carvings, bee products.
Watkins Nature Center, Upper Marlboro
Prince George’s County
Somerset Shoppers Fair
November 15-16, 2014
A wide variety of items for sale from handmade crafts to direct sales products.
Civic Center, Princess Anne
Ornament Show & Sale
November 16, 2014 - January 5, 2015
A juried show that features hand-crafted ornaments by 20 regional artists. This is the perfect place to find unique and affordable gift for friends and family. The ornaments are beautifully hung on trees displayed in the Main Gallery of the Arts Building. Visitors shop off the trees and take their purchases to the Gift Shop. The show kicks off before Thanksgiving and runs through early January. During Garden In Lights, the show is open late!
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Solomons, Calvert County
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
November 21-23, 2014
For more than 39 years, the nation’s most talented artisans have sold their contemporary crafts and fine art at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. Attracting 175,000 visitors annually, Sugarloaf shows are consistently rated by leading industry publications as one of the top craft experiences in the country.
Fairgrounds, Montgomery County
Amish Quilt Auction
November 22, 2014
Bid on Amish quilts and other hand-stitched items at this traditional Amish auction.
Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s County
Kris Kringle Craft Show
November 22-23, 2014
Calling all Crafter's & Customers! Join us for our 31st year featuring Hand-Crafted products, Gourmet Food items & more! The best & friendliest crafter's with quality products you will ever meet.
Hagerstown, Washington County
Holiday Shopper's Fair
November 28-30, 2014
Perfect event to do your holiday shopping. Unique handmade merchandise, nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry, ceramics. Great gift & household items. Children's activities, photo w/Santa & Non-Shopper's lounge. Admission
Ocean City Convention Center
Bazaart Holiday Art Market
November 29, 2014
American Visionary Art Museum's Annual Holiday Marketplace of original creations by over 50 regional artists and craftspeople. Painting, sculpture, paper crafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, and other work that simply defies categorization! FREE ENTRY. And, of course, the Museum, Mr. Rain's Fun House & Sideshow will be open too!
American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore
December 4-18, 2014
Lights, garland, action! Historic Annapolis' shops throw open their doors in a glorified block party that is open to all. Enjoy musical performances as well as food and refreshments at many stores as you stroll along Main Street, Maryland Avenue, inner West Street, and State Circle in search of that perfect gift. Explore the uniqueness that makes downtown Annapolis special.
Harbor Holiday Festival
December 5-7, 2014
The magic of the holidays comes alive at the Harbor Holiday Festival. This NEW fantastic, fun-filled, family festival offers something for everyone! Handmade crafts, unique one-of-a kind gift items, great holiday décor, wonderful wines and foods, magical entertainment, costumed merry-makers, kids activities, and so much more.
Prince George's County
The Charm City Craft Mafia - Holiday Heap
December 6, 2014 - 10am to 5pm
Skip those overcrowded malls and save your dough at this juried indie craft fair featuring over 40 renegade crafters from the area and beyond. A free event, open to everyone, and perfect for purchasing out-of-the-ordinary gifts for the holiday season.
St John's Church
2640 St Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
MICA Art MarketShops
December 10-13, 2014
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) presents its 8th annual MICA Art Market! This festive, four-day sale features illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, book arts, toys, and wrapping paper designed and created by more than 275 MICA students, faculty, alumni and staff. Free!
MICA - Brown Center's Leidy Atrium and Falvey Hall lobby
1301 W. Mt. Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
A wide variety of hand-made and one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, house ware items, garden ornaments, and assorted gifts can be purchased at HeARTwares. The proceeds from the sale of the art are shared between Art with a Heart and the community.
623 W. 34th St, Baltimore, MD
Howard County Arts Council's Gallery Shop
Hours: Year round: Mon-Fri 9-5PM, Sat 10AM-4PM
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Features unique, handcrafted items by local artists, including jewelry, prints, sculpture, scarves, bags, and more!
The Art Rooms
A selection of specialty artists gift are available for the Holidays from Studio and Drafting Furniture, Art Supplies Gift Sets and Accessories to even grate funky hats by RadioActive Kitty Designs! For the Non-Artist The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies showcases our local college student’s art work, original professional artists work and our own art work. Jazz CD’s by The Paul Howshall Trio & Quartet are available and Giclee Prints and cards.
116 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Artists from across Maryland were invited to create one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces exclusively for The BMA Shop. You can find them in the Shop's expanded holiday display. Shop for friends and family, or for yourself. All of the items were inspired by artworks in the Museum's collection. Join us as we celebrate the BMA through the works of regional artists and artisans, who have used their talents to create spectacular jewelry, hand-painted ties and scarves, counted cross stitch kits, fine ceramics, original letterpress, and more, all inspired by the BMA collections! Shop early for the best selection of these one-of-a kind items.
Baltimore Museum of Art Gift Shop
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
The Museum Store
Sun, Wed-Sat 10am–5pm; Mon-Tue Closed
The Museum Store at the Walters, located next to the Museum’s Café, offers distinctive gifts, jewelry and books based on the Walters’ collections. On December 10th local Economist cartoonist Kal Kallagher will be lecturing and available to sign his calendar found in the Museum store.
The Walters Art Gallery
600 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland
The Shop at Strathmore
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10AM - 4PM,
Wed: 10AM - 9PM,
Sat: 10AM - 3PM,
The Mansion Shop at Strathmore features handmade and arts related jewelry, textiles, stationery, children's books and creative kits.
5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385
Gifts from the Delaplaine
Open Monday through Saturday, 9am—5pm; Sunday, 11am—5pm.
Handmade gifts, including holiday items, by dozens of local artists are available in our Gift Gallery. Cost: Free Admission.
The Delaplaine Arts Center
40 South Carroll Street, Frederick MD 21701