2014 Guide to Holiday Shopping In Memphis
Here’s an ongoing list of holiday shopping in Memphis this year, including artist markets and events. If you have one to add, please leave in the comments or email me.
– Junior League Merry Marketplace, Memphis Botanic Garden, Nov. 13 – 15, tickets to enter are $10 at the door
The Merry Marketplace features more than 60 merchants and is one of the Junior League of Memphis’ largest fundraising events (proceeds benefit the community). It’s open to the public with purchase of tickets. There are special events on Thursday night and Friday morning, plus general shopping on Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
– Memphis Farmer’s Market Winter Markets, Saturdays until December 13, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., free to enter
The MFM is staying open a few extra Saturdays this year with most of their usual vendors, plus expanded holiday offers like wreaths from Whitton Farms, Christmas trees from Falcon Ridge Farm (on 11/29 and 12/6) and lots of gifts from pottery vendors. December 13 is the last market until the first Saturday in April.
– MCA 65th Annual Holiday Bazaar, Rust Hall (1930 Poplar Ave.), Nov. 21 – 22, free to enter
Shop from a ton of unique gifts, arts, and crafts from MCA students, faculty and alumni. Pay $20 for tickets to the Friday preview night (5 p.m – 7 p.m.) or go 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday or 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday
– Holiday Show and Sale, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Nov. 22 – Jan. 4, free to enter
Find hand-forged and unique works from renowned metal artists across the country will be on sale at the Metal Museum through the New Year. On Sunday, December 7, the Museum store will have live music, cider, and ornament-making workshops.
– Memphis Arts Collective Holiday Market, 1501 Union Ave., open daily Nov. 28 – Dec. 25, free to enter
Twenty nine local artists offer unique gifts every day from Black Friday to Christmas Eve. The opening reception is on Nov. 28 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., and after that the market is open Monday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays) and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m, with artist demos on Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
– Modern Handmade Memphis Pop-Up Shop, Carriage Crossing (Collierville), Nov. 28 – Nov. 30, times TBD, free to enter
Shop from handmade items like bath products, jewelry, accessories, fashion, kids’ clothes, specialty foods, decor, art, and paper for three days at Carriage Crossing.
– Modern Handmade Memphis Pop-Up Shop, Overton Square, Nov. 28 – Dec. 27, times TBD, free to enter
Shop from handmade items like bath products, jewelry, accessories, fashion, kids’ clothes, specialty foods, decor, art, and paper for a month leading up to the days after Christmas.
– Winter Arts, Saddle Creek North (7605 W. Farmington, Germantown), Nov. 29 – Dec. 24
Find affordable hand-crafted gifts from local artists every day until Christmas Eve. Go here for hours.
– Literacy Mid-South’s Annual Book Sale, Circuit Playhouse, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., free to enter
This annual book sale benefits Literacy Mid-South and features brand-new books for under $10, plus other gifts.
– Holiday Artist Market, Brooks Museum, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., free to enter
The Brooks’ annual one-day artist market consists of 35+ local/regional artists selling work, a cash bar, and free admission to the museum all day.
– Choose 901 Pop Up Shop, 50 Peabody Place Suite 101, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., free to enter
My fellow Memphis lovers over at Choose 901 are hosting a pop-up shop all day on Friday, Dec. 12 with t-shirts (including brand-new designs), Muddy’s treats, Reverb Coffee, Memphis Type History books, and other swag. Amurica Photo will be there, too, and you can meet the whole Choose 901 team and hang out.
Shop for vintage gifts, oddball junk art, jewelry, good old-fashioned soaps and candles and other handmade items at a vintage farmhouse now home to the ArkWings Conference Center and Foundation.
– Memphis Indie Holiday Market, Muddy’s Grindhouse, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., free to attend, all ages
The folks from Paper + Clay, Hoot + Louise, Caramelized and City and State have come togehter to organize an indie craft market for the holdiays, with vendors selected by Emily Reinhardt aka The Object Enthusiast. The one-day market will be outdoors at Muddy’s Grindhouse (585 S. Cooper Street) and 3/4 of the vendors are local.