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 2022, and will be updated as we learn of more markets and shops as the holiday season approaches. Last updated December 1, 2022.
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
14526 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood
Dates: October 15-December 23, 2022. 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. Made Cleveland
1807 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights
Dates: Open now! Open daily from 12-7 pm. (and until 9 p.m. on Mondays)
Made Cleveland is a shop selling local products year-round, but is especially popular during the holidays. Find everything including stationary, clothing, jewelry, self-care items, and lots of art this holiday season.
They have a few holiday events planned in 2022, too, which you can learn about here.
Website: Made Cleveland
3. Heights Arts Holiday Shop
2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights
Dates: November 4-December 31, 2022. Open on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 1-7 pm, Saturday from noon-7 p.m., and on Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Starting on November 29, it will be open daily.
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
4. I-X Christmas Connection
1 I-X Center Drive, Cleveland
Dates: November 18-20, 2022. 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
5. Holiday Market At Crocker Park
172 Crocker Park Blvd, Westlake
Dates: November 19-December 24, 2022. Hours vary.
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. This year, there will even be a nightly light show at the Christmas tree at Center Circle.
Website: Crocker Park
Check out our complete guide to the Holidays in Cleveland, too!
6. CLE Holiday Markets
Dates: Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 11 a.m.-3p.m. at West Park Station, and December 2-3, 2022 at Grace Church.
CLE Market will host two separate holiday pop-up markets this year:
- Holiday Sip and Shop – November 27, 2022, at West Park Station and PJ McIntyre’s in Kamms Corners.
- Holiday market – Grace Church in Olmstead Falls on December 2 and 3. Along with local vendors, there will also be live music and an appearance by Santa.
Website: CLE Market
7. Cleveland Bazaar Holiday Markets
Dates: WinterLand kickoff is on November 26, 2022 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Lake Affect is on December 3, 2022 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 78th Street Studios is on December 10-11, 2022 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 2022. 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 26, then Lake Affect at Lake Affect Studios on December 3, and then 78th Street Studios hosts its bazaar on the weekend of December 10-11.
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. Holiday At The Hildebrandt
3619 Walton Ave, Cleveland
Dates: November 26, 2022 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.
Website: Holidays at the Hildebrandt
9. MRKT17CLE Cozy in Cleveland
4700 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland
Date: November 26, 2022 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This bi-annual market is an indoor one, so it happens rain or shine! This year, the holiday market will feature 30+ local vendors selling everything from art art to vintage furniture and clothing to pottery.
10. Larchmere Holiday Stroll
Larchmere Blvd between E 120th St and North Moreland
Dates: November 25-26, 2022
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: December 2-4, 2022. Open December 2 from 5-9 p.m., December 3 from 12-9 p.m., and December 4 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 3, 2022 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
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 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
13. Christmas in the Barn
Avon United Methodist Church, 37711 Detroit Rd, Avon, OH
Date: December 3, 2022 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
14. Holiday Wonderland and International Marketplace
230 W. Huron Rd., Cleveland (inside Tower City)
Dates: December 3, 2022 from noon-4 p.m.
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.
15. Holiday Market at StoneWater
1 Club Dr, Highland Heights
Dates: December 3, 2022 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The StoneWater Golf Club and Venue is hosting its annual Shop and Sip event on December 3rd. 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.
16. Holiday CircleFest
10820 East Boulevard, Cleveland
Dates: December 4, 2022 from 12-7 p.m.
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
17. Westside Flea Holiday Flight Market
20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland
Date: December 4, 2022 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!
18. Eastlake Christkindl Markt
35150 Lake Shore Blvd, Eastlake
Dates: December 4, 2022 from 2-6 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.
19. Solon Hometown Holiday Market
35000 Portz Parkway, Solon
Dates: December 10, 2022 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.
20. Jingle Bell Rock And Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd, Cleveland Heights
Dates: December 10, 2022 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 Rock and Shop again, which is a sip and shop event. Expect boozy hot cocoa and bloody Mary’s, a DJ spinning some hits, and great art and food from local vendors.
Website: Grog Shop
21. Queer The Halls Artisan Market & Holiday Fest
6705 Detroit Ave, Cleveland
Dates: December 10-11, 2022
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.
22. Holiday Market At The Screw Factory
13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood
Dates: December 16-18, 2022. 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!
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.