2019 Holiday Markets and Shopping Guide For Memphis and the Mid-South

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 4th 2019 12003 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.

Photo by Logan Young

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 in November.  Shop every week for local produce and pre-made foods, Memphis Made beer, hearty winter soups, handmade jewelry, lotions and potions and much more.

Palladio Christmas Open House – Nov. 8 and 9
Palladio in Cooper Young hosts a Christmas Open House benefitting Milla’s House. They’ll have showrooms full of goods and samples from local artists, cooks, and craftspeople. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday. Check out the full list of events here.

Memphis Flyer’s Crafts & Drafts at Crosstown Concourse – Nov. 9
The 5th annual Crafts & Drafts event combines local shopping with great Memphis craft beer. It’s free to enter and shop with more than 85 local artists, crafters, and makers. The market will be in the Concourse plaza by Cleveland Street as well in the Atrium, first and second floors.

Holiday Market at Madonna Learning Center – Nov. 9
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.

Artist Market at the Metal Museum – Nov. 9
The Metal Museum and Memphis Current host an artists pop-up market featuring local makers, food trucks, coffee and adult beverages. It’s free and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Broad Avenue Arts Holiday Open House – Nov. 15 – 16
Join the shops and galleries along Broad Avenue’s art district for a special holiday shopping event over the weekend. Most shops will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Purgening: Fall Day Party & Sale at Shangri-La Records: Nov. 16
Enjoy deals and discounts on vinyls, CDs, and more, plus 20 percent off everything in the store. Doors at noon; live music at 2 p.m.

Boxlot Holiday Market: Nov. 22-23
Shop local artists and makers in the The Edge District’s new micro retail space, Boxlot, at 607 Monroe Avenue (next to the new Memphis mural!) The market will be open 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a tree lighting at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Memphis Farmers Market Turkey Day – Nov. 23
The downtown Farmers Market is back for one day of shopping just in time for turkey day! From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the GE Patterson location, shop crafts, art, jewelry, thanksgiving fixings, and more.

69th Annual Holiday Bazaar at Memphis College of Art – Nov. 23
The annual MCA holiday bazaar is back, but for the last time. Shop for fine art, custom presents, and tons of other great gifts from about 120 vendors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the college campus in Overton Park. They’re also have a Preview Party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22.

Memphis Arts Collective Holiday Market – Nov. 29 – Dec. 24
Local artists take over the former Spin Street records location at Poplar Plaza to sell their handmade items, gifts, crafts, and art, just in the time for the holidays. The opening reception is Friday, Nov. 29 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. with drinks, food, music, and an auction. It’s free to enter the market.

Winter Arts at The Shops of Saddle Creek – Nov. 30 – Dec. 24
The 9th annual Holiday Artists’ Market presents unique handcrafted pieces from regional artists at 888 South White Station Road, next to the Bed, Bath, and Beyond. 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. 30
Local vendors with decor, crafts, holiday things, gifts, and more. Free and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Choose901 Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Dec. 6-7
Shop brand new t-shirts, mugs, and Memphis-themed merch for holiday gifts (or for your own stocking, I won’t tell) from my friends at Choose901. The market is at Crosstown Concourse on Friday, Dec. 6 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (the same night as the Concourse lighting) and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Farmer’s Market Christmas Craft Show – Dec. 7
Head to the Agricenter for more than 50 vendors with homemade items. Free admission, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Memphis Maker Holiday Market at Muddy’s Midtown – Dec. 7
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.

Black Christmas Expo – December 7-8
More than 50 black businesses will set up at the Pipkin Building at the Fairgrounds for a weekend of shopping, photos with Santa, and more holiday fun. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. both days, and pre-sale tickets are $8 per day (plus fees) or $12 (plus fees) for a weekend pass, or $15 per day at the gate. There’s also a VIP experience for $20 (plus fees) that gets you in early on Saturday.

Got a market to add? Submit it to the calendar here or leave a link in the comments.

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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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