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!
20+ Cleveland Christmas Markets and Holiday Pop Up Shops
Note: All info is current for 2023, and will be updated as we learn of more markets and shops as the holiday season approaches. Last updated November 22, 2023.
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
15210 Madison Ave, Lakewood
Dates: Open mid-October through December 23, 2023. 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. All items are made by local Ohio artists, bakers, and makers.
Website: Home for the Holidays
2. Heights Arts Holiday Shop
2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights
Dates: November 4-December 30, 2023. Open on Monday through Thursday from 1-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12-8 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Searching for a timeless piece of art or for that special someone this holiday season? The Heights Arts Holiday Shop features over 100 local artists selling everything from glass sculpture to jewelry to framed paintings.
The shop spans two galleries, and is the perfect place to look for a one-of-a-kind gift for a one-of-a-kind loved one.
Website: Holiday Shop
3. I-X Christmas Connection
1 I-X Center Drive, Cleveland
Dates: November 17-19, 2023. Open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on the 18-19 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the 20th. There will also be a special VIP shopping option this year for 8-10 a.m. on Nov. 18th.
Admission: $14 at the door, or $12 online; children under 12 are free. Parking is $10 per vehicle.
Shop for holiday gifts, take the kids to meet Santa at SantaLand, view the tallest Santa in Cleveland at 30 feet tall, make a holiday craft, 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 kickstart 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
Check out our complete guide to the Holidays in Cleveland, too!
4. Larchmere Holiday Stroll
Larchmere Blvd between E 120th St and North Moreland
Dates: November 24-26, 2023; hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday
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.
5. 808 Winter Festival
35669 Detroit Rd, Avon
Dates: Friday-Sunday beginning November 24, 2023 and running through mid-December
808 Shave Ice is launching a weekend winter festival at its Avon location. The shop will be decked out in lights, you can enjoy live music and marshmallow roasting over an outdoor fire, and there will be a variety of local vendors to shop with. You can even get shave ice and bubble tea.
Event parking is being hosted by Pickering Hill Farms.
Website: 808 Winterfest
6. Cleveland Bazaar Holiday Markets
Dates: WinterLand kickoff is on November 25, 2023 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Lake Affect is on December 2, 2023 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 78th Street Studios is on December 9-10, 2023 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday.
Northeast Ohio’s longest-running indie handmade show is back once again in 2023. They’ve expanded over the years and now have three separate holiday shows.
These free events start during Winterland at the 5th Street Arcades on November 25, then Lake Affect at Lake Affect Studios on December 2, and then 78th Street Studios hosts its bazaar on the weekend of December 9-10.
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
7. Holiday At The Hildebrandt
3619 Walton Ave, Cleveland
Dates: November 25, 2023 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Hildebrandt will host its annual holiday market/open house after Thanksgiving. As always, the event will be full of art including ceramics, woodworking, pottery, and paintings, as well as many food and drink vendors.
If you are hoping to find a unique art piece as a holiday gift, this is a great place to shop.
8. Little Italy Holiday Art Walk + Small Business Fest
Dates: December 1-3, 2023. Open December 1 from 5-9 p.m., December 2 from 12-9 p.m., and December 3 from 12-5 p.m.
Discover all that Little Italy has to offer during this annual Art Walk.
Shop for unique Little Italy Christmas ornaments, prints, cards, and apparel as you stroll around the lovely neighborhood.
Website: Little Italy Art Walk
7863 York Rd, Parma
Date: December 2-3, 2023 from 12 p.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday
Admission: $6 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 VIVA Bavaria at 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 more.
Oh, and there will be mulled wine and traditional German Christmas market foods like bratwurst, pretzels, roasted almonds, and more!
Website: Christkindlmarkt CLE
10. Christmas in the Barn
Avon United Methodist Church, 37711 Detroit Rd, Avon, OH
Date: December 2, 2023 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Christmas in the Barn craft show is back this year at Avon United Methodist Church. Expect homemade craft vendors, baked goods, and more that would make the perfect Christmas gift.
Website: Christmas in the Barn
11. Holiday Wonderland and International Marketplace
230 W. Huron Rd., Cleveland (inside Tower City)
Dates: TBD for 2023
Tower City is filled with Christmas decorations and holiday events this year, including a second holiday market on Dec. 3. This market will include products from local makers.
There will also be holiday card making, ornament crafts, character meet-and-greets, and a gift-wrapping station.
12. Holiday Market at StoneWater
1 Club Dr, Highland Heights
Dates: December 2, 2023 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The StoneWater Golf Club and Venue is hosting its annual Shop and Sip event on December 2nd. There will be more than 25 local vendors to shop from, and holiday cocktails to enjoy.
The Rustic Grill (with its cozy igloos) will be open before and after the event for dining.
13. Holiday CircleFest
10820 East Boulevard, Cleveland
Dates: TBD for 2023
Museums, galleries, churches, schools, and more will be opening their doors for this holiday shopping extravaganza near Wade Oval.
Expect live performances, craft making, carriage rides, ice carving, visits with Santa, and even ice skating at the Rink at Wade Oval.
Aside from all of the events happening that day, be sure to stop at the Holiday Market booths for treats, decorations, holiday gifts, and other goodies, too.
Website: Holiday CircleFest
14. Westside Flea Holiday Flight Market
20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland
Date: December 3, 2023 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Being hosted at the Aviator Event Center, this holiday market will feature 50+ vendors, live music, drink specials, a charity raffle, and even alpacas!
15. Eastlake Christkindl Markt
35150 Lake Shore Blvd, Eastlake
Dates: December 3, 2023 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Enjoy this German-inspired holiday market at Eastlake City Hall. There will be 50+ vendors, live music, mini pony cart rides, hot chocolate and cider, plus a chance to see Santa.
Website: Eastlake Christkindl Markt
16. Mahall’s Holiday and Vegan Market
13200 Madison Ave, Lakewood
Dates: December 6, 2023 from 5-9 p.m.
This vegan-friendly holiday market will take place at The Roxy venue at Mahall’s and feature 20+ different vendors. Shop for candles, jewelry, art, and other gifts, and get food from Crespo’s Vegan Kitchen.
This is a weeknight (Wednesday) event, too, in case your weekends are already full up!
Website: Mahall’s market
17. Hudson Christkindlmarkt
139 N Main St, Hudson
Dates: December 8-10, 2023, from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, noon-8 p.m. on Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday
A now-annual event, Hudson’s Christkindlmarkt will span 3 days this year. Each day, you’ll be able to shop from 30 different vendors, enjoy festive food and live music, and take photos with St. Nicholas and his helper Krampus.
Local business around Hudson are often open for extended hours during the event, too, and you can always get a drink to-go from Blitzen’s Christmas pop-up bar!
Website: Hudson Christkindlmarkt 2023
18. Solon Hometown Holiday Market
35000 Portz Parkway, Solon
Dates: December 9, 2023 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hosted by the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show team, this market features many handmade goods that will make for perfect holiday gifts.
19. Jingle Bell Holiday Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd, Cleveland Heights
Dates: December 9, 2023 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shop and party at the same time at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights. They are hosting their Jingle Bell Holiday Shop again, in conjunction with the Coventry Village Winter Festival. Shop from more than 40 vendors and enjoy some tunes!
Website: Grog Shop
20. Queer The Halls Artisan Market & Holiday Fest
6705 Detroit Ave, Cleveland
Dates: December 9, 2023 from 12-6 p.m.
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.
21. Holiday Market At The Screw Factory
13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood
Dates: December 15-17, 2023. Open from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 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!
Website: Holiday Market At The Screw Factory
22. Hometown Vendors Holiday Show at Crocker Park
172 Crocker Park Blvd, Westlake
Dates: December 16-17, 2023
Crocker Park shopping center is hosting a holiday market this year December 16 and 17 at Market Square from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Here you can shop for locally made products from area vendors.
And while there, you can also take in all the other holiday happenings and decorations at Crocker Park, including visiting Santa’s House, walking through the Snowflake Garden, or even visiting the ice rink.
Website: Crocker Park
23. Cleveland Vintage Market
The Madison, 4601 Payne Ave, Cleveland
Dates: December 17, 2023 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $5 in advance, or $10 at the door
Squeeze in one last round of Christmas shopping the week before Christmas at the ever popular Cleveland Vintage Market. Over 25 vendors will be selling vintage clothing, home goods, and more at The Madison, across 10,000 square feet of space.
Website: Cleveland Vintage Market
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.