What better way to ring in the Columbus Christmas cheer and get into the holiday spirit than by shopping locally? Columbus is home to some great holiday markets. We love the fact that these markets are the perfect opportunity to support local Ohio vendors. They also support artists, makers, bakers, and creators. These artisans provide us with one-of-a-kind gifts. These markets also give you a chance to get out from behind your computer. They also stop that online shopping. You can drink and eat locally while mingling with fellow Columbus residents to get that holiday shopping done. Here are five great holiday markets around the Columbus area this holiday season.
The North Market
All season long the North Market is a great place to visit. Throughout the whole month of December, the North Market is decked out with great decorations, seasonal events, yummy food, and a vast array of merchants sure to have some perfect gifts for the people on your holiday shopping list. This is one of the most popular places to shop during the holiday season and we recommend you give it at least one visit.
Winterfair at the Ohio Expo Center
Columbus Winterfair at the Ohio Expo Center is one of the largest holiday market events in our area. Featuring over 400 vendors you can find great art, jewelry, crafts, clothing, decorations, and much more. The activities and exhibitions at Winterfair are sure to get you in the holiday spirit and help you mark some of those gifts off your shopping list!
Ohio Made Holiday: Last Chance Holiday Shoppe
Grove City Brewing Company is hosting a small yet festive holiday shopping event. This quaint event will feature ten local Ohio vendors featuring their handmade pieces. This craft market gives you a chance to drink and eat local while also shopping local and supporting Ohio artists. Although this is a much smaller event than the Winterfair or the North Market, we love that Grove City Brewing opens their doors to give local artisans a place to show off their handmade pieces.
Holiday Craft Fair with Superheros
Have you ever heard of a Spiderman Santa? Packrat Comics hosts a fun, family-friendly holiday event sure to be a hit with your kids! With a perfect mixture of holiday spirit, pop culture, superheroes and craft fairs, this holiday marketplace is a must see! Visitors are welcome to take free pictures with a unique Spiderman Santa, make a holiday craft, see The Ghostbusters, and all while visiting local vendors for some great holiday shopping.
Not Your Mama’s Last Minute Shoppers Market
If you’re a last minute shopper don’t worry, this holiday market is on December 15th and brings you the best of handmade crafts you will find in Columbus. With over 75 high-quality vendors you can find one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, accessories, leather goods, art, unique stationery, photography prints, ceramics, pet accessories and more. These vendors are individually selected Makers, hand-picked, and their pieces are truly amazing and high quality.
Holiday markets and craft fairs are a great place to do your holiday shopping. They provide you with an opportunity to find unique gifts while supporting local Columbus artisans, crafters and makers. For more information on holiday markets near you this season contact The Arbor at (614) 371-7115 or email us at email@example.com