2018 Holiday Markets and Shopping Guide For Memphis and the Mid-South

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 31st 2018 1485 0

Holiday markets in Memphis and the Mid-South are well underway. I know, I can’t believe it either. For those of you who are already jamming Christmas music (or anyone who wants to get holiday shopping done early) here is your list of Memphis area holiday markets to use as a shopping guide. A few of these might still be looking for vendors.

I’d love to add to the list. Add to the blog’s calendar here to be considered.


Palladio Christmas Open House – Nov. 1 – 3
Palladio hosts a holiday open house featuring three showrooms: Antiques, Interiors, and Garden at their Cooper Young location. The weekend starts with a preview party on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and continues all day Friday and Saturday. There are cooking and decor demos, a silent auction benefitting the Salvation Army, local vendor pop-ups and food and drink for sale. Check out the full list of events here.

Merry Marketplace at the Pipkin Building – Nov. 2 – 4
The Junior League hosts the annual Merry Marketplace with three days of 80+ merchants and vendors offering all kinds of gifts, art, and more. This year’s event is at the Pipkin Building at the Fairgrounds. Friday is Girls Night Out from 6 p.m .- 9 p.m. where tickets are $35 and include drinks, music, and snacks. Saturday, the market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tickets are $10. Sunday, the market is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and tickets are $10. They’ll have visits with Santa on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

First Fridays Trunk Show on Broad Avenue – Nov. 2
Join the shops and galleries along Broad Avenue’s art district for a special First Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Most shops will debut new merch and artwork, host pop-ups, photo opps, and more. T. Clifton Art will reveal its 2018 ornament collection.

Christmas Open House at Southern Farmhouse – Nov. 3
Southern Farmhouse shop in Collierville will host an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with specials, Christmas product debuts, giveaways, and refreshments.

Arts & Crafts Fair at Meddlesome Brewing – Nov. 3
Head to Meddlesome in Cordova on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for this holiday shopping market with vendors from all over Memphis – pottery, shirts, art, jewelry, and more. Bring cash just in case. Free and kid-friendly, and they’ll have food from Wok’n In Memphis and of course, beer.

Memphis Flyer’s Crafts & Drafts at Crosstown Concourse – Nov. 10
The 4th annual Crafts & Drafts event combines local shopping with great Memphis craft beer. It’s free to enter and shop with more than 80 local artists, crafters, and makers. The market will be outside in the patio space by Cleveland Street as well in the Atrium, first and second floors. Beer proceeds benefit Crosstown Arts.

Holiday Market at Madonna Learning Center – Nov. 10
The Madonna Learning Center in Germantown hosts a market with vendors and their Adult Program trainees’ handmade items. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Erica Bodine’s 5th Annual Pottery Sale at Memphis Made – Nov. 15
Shop for handmade ceramics and pottery like mugs, ornaments, plates, spoon rests, and more from local artist Erica Bodine. Memphis Made will be open serving beer, there will be snacks and probably a food truck. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

68th Annual Holiday Bazaar at Memphis College of Art – Nov. 17
The annual MCA holiday bazaar is back! Shop for fine art, custom presents, and tons of other great gifts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the college campus in Overton Park. They’re also have a Preview Party at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16.

Whitehaven Holiday Market Plaza at Whitehaven Plaza – Nov. 17
The inaugural Whitehaven Holiday Marketplace with local vendors – health, beauty, apparel, holiday stuff, kidpreneurs, and more. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Food trucks with vegetarian options.

Winter Arts at The Shops of Saddle Creek – Nov. 24 – Dec. 24
The 9th annual Holiday Artists’ Market presents unique handcrafted pieces from regional artists at the Shop of Saddle Creek. They’ll be open Mon. – Wed. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Bartlett Holiday Market at Bartlett Station Municipal Center – Nov. 24
Local vendors with decor, crafts, holiday things, gifts, and more. Free and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Hive Holiday Pop-Up – first two weekends in December
The Hive creative/art/design pop-up shop will reopen for the first two weekends in December with more local gift items and artwork for sale. I’ll update with more details once we have them.

Farmer’s Market Christmas Craft Show – Dec. 1
Head to the Agricenter for more than 50 vendors with homemade items. Free admission, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mid-South Holiday Market & Coat Drive at Jack Robinson Gallery – Dec. 2
The Jack Robinson Gallery on Front downtown hosts this arts, crafts, and vendor market – it will also be a coat drive for Mid-South area veterans. 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. They’re looking for vendors as of the time of publication.

Memphis Maker Holiday Market at Muddy’s Midtown – Dec. 15
More than 20 curated booths from the best makers in the Mid-South offering handmade gifts and art. There are Muddy’s treats, coffee, and food trucks, too. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Women’s Exchange, 88 Racine Street, open year-round + throughout the holiday season, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Women’s Exchange offers unique handmade holiday gifts, such as art, toys, clothing and baby gifts, all made by local women. They also serve lunch in the Tea Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on weekdays, with home cooking and cafe-style cuisine (think soups, sandwiches, meat-n-three plates).

Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market, First Congo parking lot, Saturdays year-round, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cooper-Young Farmers Market switches to Winter Market hours and vendors starting November .  Shop for local produce and pre-made foods, Memphis Made beer, hearty winter soups, handmade jewelry, lotions and potions and much more.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Margo Stevens-Ray says:

    Thank you so very much for your information on what is going on in Memphis! I have lived here all my life and never knew what I had missed until I saw your blog!!!!

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