8 Cleveland Holiday Markets to Help You Score Sweet Gifts This Season


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If you’re more of a casual browser who knows the right gift only when you see it, there are plenty of holiday markets slated between now and Christmas. Here are a select few we’d recommend hitting.

Holiday Market at the Screw Factory: On Dec. 14 and 15, the Screw Factory Artist Lofts in Lakewood is throwing open its resident studios and lining other floors with more than 60 vendors. Admission is free.

31st Annual ArtCraft Open Studio Sale: The ArtCraft building on Superior will once again be holiday shopping central on Dec. 1 and 2. With six floors of artists and vendors, you’ll surely walk out the door with something great.

Yellowcake Shop Holiday Pop-up: Running now through Dec. 24 at The Van Aken District in Shaker Heights, shoppers can get an in-person look at Cleveland clothing designer Valerie Mayen's apparel.

Cleveland Bazaars: There are a few ways to catch the Cleveland Bazaar this holiday season, including the 78th Street Studios (Dec. 8 and 9). With these events, dozens of local artists and makers offer handmade items, ensuring originality in all of your chosen gifts.

Heavy Metal Flea Market: Swing by Now That’s Class on Dec. 22 from noon to 6 p.m. to browse new and gently used metal/punk/noise merch, including CDs, posters, gear, records and more.

Slavic Village HoliDazzle: Spend the evening of Nov. 30 (5 to 9 p.m.) at the Magalen (5203 Fleet Ave.) for Slavic Village’s third annual HoliDazzle featuring local makers, holiday entertainment and more.

Rock ’n’ Roll Holiday Flea Market: Stop by the Beachland Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a mixture of eclectic shopping and music. Warm drinks, good food, a DJ, and all the holiday shopping you need.

Wintertide at Gordon Square: On the other side of town on Sat., Dec. 8, Detroit-Shoreway hosts its second annual Wintertide from 2 to 6 p.m., replete with shopping, music, movies, theater, food and general holiday merriment. Visit any one of the many shops and makers headquartered in the neighborhood for the perfect gift.

For more ideas, check out Scene's Official Holiday Gift Guide right here.

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