Christmas markets have been an established tradition throughout places in Europe for hundreds of years. And while Ohio might seem worlds away from Europe, did you know that Cleveland has quite a few holiday markets of its own?
Cleveland Christmas markets and holiday pop-up shops spring up around the city each year through the months of November and December. Some are modeled after traditional German Christmas markets, while others are craft holiday fairs where you can purchase locally made goods.
So whether you’re into shopping small, enjoying mulled wine on a chilly day, or searching for some really cool things to do in Cleveland during the holidays, you’ll definitely want to stop by these markets and holiday pop-up shops!
21 Cleveland Christmas Markets and Holiday Pop Ups
There is no shortage of markets and events happening this holiday season around Cleveland where you can enjoy artisan crafts and delicious treats. Let’s check out the best holiday markets around Cleveland!
We’ve organized these first by markets and pop-ups that are running continually throughout the holiday season, and then by event date.
1. Home For The Holidays Pop Up
17010 Madison Avenue, Lakewood
Dates: October 15-December 23, 2021. Open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday from 10 am-4 pm, Thursday from 10 am-8 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10 am-6 pm.
This pop up shop is back and selling the most adorable goods, pieces of art, and other memorable keepsakes this holiday season.
From delicious candies and syrups to ornaments and stocking stuffers, this shop has it all for the holiday season.
Website: Home for the Holidays
2. Made Cleveland’s Holiday Pop Up
1807 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights
Dates: Open now! Open daily from 12-7 pm.
Made Cleveland has their holiday pop up back and running in-person with several vendors and even a live glass-blowing workshop!
They have local products including stationary, clothing, jewelry, self-care items, and lots of art to enjoy this holiday season.
Website: Made Cleveland
3. Heights Arts Holiday Shop
2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights
Dates: Open now through December 31! Open on Thursday-Saturday and Monday from 1-7 pm and on Sunday from 12-5 pm. Starting on December 1, it will be open daily from 1-7 pm and Sunday from 12-5 pm.
Searching for a timeless piece of art for that special someone this holiday season? The Heights Arts Holiday Shop features over 100 local artists selling various pieces from pottery to prints.
For the ultimate one-of-a-kind gift for a one-of-a-kind loved one, this is a great holiday shop to visit.
Website: Holiday Shop
4. CLE Holiday Market
8559 Jennings Rd, Olmsted Twp
Dates: Friday-Sunday from November 26-December 19, 2021. Open from 5-9 pm on Fridays, 12-8 pm on Saturdays, and 12-5 pm on Sundays.
Located at the Westside Irish American Club, this holiday market features homegoods, clothing, jewelry, and crafts. Plus there are plenty of food options, a bar, and live entertainment.
And for the kiddos, they can pursue the sugar plum shop!
Website: CLE Market
5. Holiday Market At Crocker Park
172 Crocker Park Blvd, Westlake
Dates: November 20, 2021 from 12-10 pm. November 21-December 11th with Thursday-Saturday hours from 12-8 pm and Sunday hours from 12-6 pm. December 12-23 from 12-8 pm. Open on Christmas Eve from 12-6 pm.
At the Crocker Park shopping center, you’ll find the delightful Santa’s Village during the holiday season. And inside that village is the Holiday Market, a pop-up Christmas market in Cleveland with locally made products.
While you’re there, be sure to stop by and say hello to Santa, take a photo with Santa’s Sleigh, and admire the lights and holiday decorations in and around the shopping center.
Website: Crocker Park
Check out our complete guide to the Holidays in Cleveland, too!
6. Winter Riverfest
1785 Merwin Ave, Cleveland
Dates: November 26, 2021-January 2, 2022. Times vary by date.
Merwin’s Wharf will be full of festivities again as it transforms into a winter wonderland complete with an ice skating rink, an igloo village, and loads of holiday decor and lights.
Plus, there will be a retail shop, weekend Santa visits, and a fun beer garden to fuel up for all the fun.
Website: Winter RiverFest
7. Cleveland Bazaar Holiday Markets
Dates: Winterfest is on November 27, 2021 from 10 am-8 pm. Lake Affect is on December 5, 2021 from 12-6pm. 78th Street Studios is on December 11-12, 2021 from 10 am- 9 pm on Saturday and 10 am-6 pm on Sunday.
Northeast Ohio’s longest-running indie handmade show is back for its 18th year. They’ve expanded over the years and now have three holiday shows.
These free events start with Winterfest at the 5th Street Arcades on November 27, then Lake Affect at Lake Affect Studios on December 5, and then 78th Street Studios hosts its bazaar on the weekend of December 11-12.
Expect to find great gifts from local artists and artisans as you discover new things to love and add to your holiday list.
Website: Cleveland Bazaar
8. IX Christmas Connection
1 I-X Center Drive, Cleveland
Dates: November 19-21, 2021. Open from 10 am-8 pm on the 19-20 and 10 am-5 pm on the 21.
Admission: $11, children under 12 are free
Shop for holiday gifts, take the kids to meet Santa at Santa Land, view the tallest Santa in Cleveland at 30 feet tall, and catch your favorite Christmas movie at this holiday expo!
There are several vendors selling crafts, treats, decor, and more here. So if you need to finish up your holiday shopping or you just want a day out with the family, this is a great way to kick off the holiday season.
Website: IX Christmas Connection
9. Christmas Bazaar Craft & Vendor Show
21016 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River
Date: November 20, 2021 from 9 am-2 pm.
The 5th Annual Christmas Bazaar takes place at Rocky River Memorial Hall (Civic Center). There are over 40 vendors selling a bit of everything, including children’s items, bath and body goods, homemade crafts, and more.
If you’re searching for items to spruce up your place for the holiday season or if you want to get some holiday shopping done early, this is a great Cleveland Christmas market option!
10. Larchmere Holiday Stroll
Larchmere Blvd between E 120th St and North Moreland
Dates: November 26-27, 2021 from 12-5 pm.
For 50 years, Larchmere has been hosting this annual holiday stroll complete with food, drinks, shopping, horse-drawn carriage rides, and fundraisers.
This event is a great opportunity to get your holiday shopping done early after Thanksgiving as well as spend a lovely afternoon with family exploring the best of Larchmere.
11. Little Italy Holiday Art Walk + Small Business Fest
Dates: November 26-28, 2021. Open November 26 from 5-9 pm, November 27 from 12-9 pm, and November 28 from 12-5 pm.
Join along on Black Friday and into Small Business Saturday for the annual Art Walk and Small Business Fest in Little Italy.
Shop for unique Little Italy Christmas ornaments, prints, cards, and apparel as you stroll around the lovely neighborhood.
12. Holiday At The Hildebrandt
3619 Walton Ave, Cleveland
Dates: November 27, 2021 from 10 am-5 pm.
The Hildebrandt will host its annual holiday market full of art including ceramics, woodworking, pottery, and paintings, as well as many food and drink vendors selling everything from Campbell’s Sweets to Rising Star Coffee.
If you are hoping to find a unique art piece as a holiday gift, this is the place to shop.
13. St. Mary Magdalene Winter Craft Show
5390 W 220th St, Fairview Park
Dates: November 27, 2021 from 9 am-3 pm.
The annual St. Mary Magdalene Winter Craft Show is back featuring 85 local artisans making all kinds of delicious baked goods as well as lovely clothing and keepsakes.
Get some early holiday shopping done the weekend of Thanksgiving at this craft show.
7863 York Rd, Parma
Date: December 4, 2021 from 12-8 pm
Admission: $5 per person, 12 and under are free
If your idea of a holiday market resembles that of the European Christmas markets, then this is the place to go.
This Christmas market in Parma, hosted by the German Central Organization, will have booths set up to resemble the charming holiday markets in Bavaria. Shop for artisan crafts, local art, and beautiful yuletide decor. They will also have carriage rides, live entertainment, and even a visit from Saint Nicholaus.
Oh, and there will be mulled wine and traditional German Christmas market foods like bratwurst, pretzels, roasted almonds, and more!
Website: Christkindlmarkt CLE
15. Holiday CircleFest
10820 East Boulevard, Cleveland
Dates: December 5, 2021 from 12-7 pm
Located near Wade Oval, museums, galleries, churchs, schools, and more will be opening their doors for this holiday shopping extravaganza.
Expect live performances including music and craft making, as well as carriage rides, a gingerbread house competition, ice carving, visits with Santa, and even ice skating at the Rink at Wade Oval from 1-7 pm.
Aside from all of the events happening that day, be sure to stop at various vendors’ booths for treats, decorations, holiday gifts, and other goodies, too.
Website: Holiday CircleFest
16. Solon Hometown Holiday Market
35000 Portz Parkway, Solon
Dates: December 11, 2021 from 10 am- 4 pm.
Hosted by the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show team, this market features many handmade goods that will make for perfect holiday gifts.
17. Coventry Village Holiday Festival + Jingle Bell Rock And Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd, Cleveland Heights
Dates: December 11, 2021 from 11 am-5 pm.
Shop and party at the same time at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights. They are hosting their Jingle Bell Rock and Shop in conjunction with the Coventry Village Holiday Festival. Expect boozy hot cocoa and bloody Mary’s, a DJ spinning some hits, and great art and food from local vendors.
Website: Grog Shop
18. Holiday Market At The Van Aken District
3401 Tuttle Rd, Shaker Heights
Dates: December 11 and 18, 2021 from 10 am-4 pm.
The North Union Farmers Market is hosting its annual Holiday Market at the Van Aken District. This market features delicious food and products made from local farms, as well as baked goods, art, and crafts.
19. Queer The Halls Artisan Market & Holiday Fest
6705 Detroit Ave, Cleveland
Dates: December 11-12, 2021 from 12-6 pm
Queer the Halls is back in Gordon Square and running in conjunction with the neighborhood’s Snow Day festival! Located at the LGBT Community Center, there will be several local artists and artisans selling all sorts of goodies for the holiday season.
Snow Day itself will also feature live outdoor performances, movies playing at the Capitol Theatre, treats, and a Kid Zone.
20. Eastlake Christmas Market
35150 Lake Shore Blvd, Eastlake
Dates: December 12, 2021 from 3-7 pm.
Cozy up and enjoy some hot chocolate or cider as you stroll around the Eastlake Christmas Market. Christmas decor and gifts will be available for purchase as well as a food truck for snacks!
21. Holiday Market At The Screw Factory
13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood
Dates: December 17-19, 2021. Open from 6-10 pm on Friday, 10-6 pm on Saturday, and 10 am-3 pm on Sunday.
Wrap up your Christmas shopping just before the holiday at this market in Lakewood. Located at the Screw Factory, this is their largest market yet with over 90 vendors selling coffee, art, pottery, perfumes, and treats!
Hopefully this gives you a good overview of all the great Cleveland Christmas markets, festivals, and holiday pop-up shops that are out there.
Which market would you most like to visit this year?
Kat is a Cleveland transplant and has lived here for over 5 years. She loves to eat, drink, and explore all across the city, and has made it her personal mission to find the best breweries and pizza in Northeast Ohio. She also runs a couples travel blog and podcast called World Wide Honeymoon.