Embrace the spirit of the season and discover the joy of holiday shopping at local markets across New Jersey. As winter blankets the state, these markets come alive with festive charm, offering a unique and vibrant shopping experience.

From handcrafted treasures to locally sourced delights, each market tells a story of community, creativity, and the warmth that comes from supporting local businesses. Whether you’re seeking one-of-a-kind gifts, indulging in seasonal treats, or simply immersing yourself in the festive atmosphere, New Jersey’s local markets promise a memorable journey through the heart of holiday cheer.

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NJIB’s Guide to New Jersey Holiday Markets 2023:

Official Winter Village at the Red Mill Museum
November 24 – 26 and December 1 – 3. 10 am – 6 pm

Marketspace Vendor Events is proud to collaborate with The Red Mill Museum Village’s 14th annual Festival of Trees 2023 and Dickens Days, presenting the Winter Village at The Red Mill. This six-day outdoor winter craft market in Clinton, New Jersey boasts over 50 local craft artisans, activities, and food trucks daily. Dog-friendly for well-behaved pups, the event includes The Red Mill Museum Village’s Festival of Trees, featuring a silent auction fundraiser for museum preservation. General admission is $12 (free for children aged 6 and under), supporting the museum. On-site, guests can enjoy food trucks and craft beer. Family-friendly, the event offers a Victorian-era experience in Downtown Clinton, complete with visits from Father Christmas, Charles Dickens, Scrooge, and a horse-drawn carriage tour. Don’t miss the tree lighting in this day-long celebration in Clinton, NJ!
56 Main St, Clinton, NJ
Cost: $12 (kids 6 and under are free)

Downtown Candlelight Shopping
Every Friday night November 24 – December 22

Candlelight Shopping features Santa, carriage rides, carolers and twinkling luminarias lining the quaint streets. With over 200 shops and restaurants offering distinctive gifts and friendly customer service, businesses along Kings Highway and Downtown Haddonfield’s charming side streets – which include Mechanic Street, Ellis Street, Tanner Street, Haddy Lane, Kings Court, and Haddon Avenue – welcome everyone to shop in their beautifully curated stores and find delightful holiday treasures. Discover an array of incredible gifts in distinctive shops, food/beverage establishments, and boutiques, while enjoying the festivities and town-wide twinkling décor.
Downtown Haddonfield, NJ

2023 Holiday Bazaar
Select Dates and Locations November 24 – December 17, 12 pm – 5 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join The Bazaar for a festive and fun filled 2023 Holiday Bazaar in Asbury Park and Long Branch, NJ! The Bazaar is inspired by the traditional “Weihnachtsmarkts” holiday markets held in Germany and was rated the best holiday market in New Jersey by Food & Wine. The Holiday Bazaar will showcase handcrafted goods and unique holiday gifts by local and regional makers and small businesses, holiday music and entertainment, Photos with Santa, delicious food and libations, craft workshops, kids activities, festive décor, music, and more. Check out all the details below and mark your calendars for a magical holiday season you won’t forget.
** Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar in the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall
Black Friday, Nov 24 & Every Sat & Sun, Nov 25-Dec 17, 12-5 PM
** Asbury Park Bazaar at The Asbury Hotel
Every Sun, Nov 26-Dec 17, 12-5 pm
** Holiday Bazaar at Whitechapel Projects
Small Business Saturday Nov 25 & Sunday, Nov 26th, 12-5 PM
Cost: Free to attend

Ocean Grove Holiday Festival and Christmas in Ocean Grove
November 25, 10 am – 5 pm

A Holiday Festival Arts & Crafts show! Come shop amazing crafter & artisan booths. It’s a day full of fun, food, and festivities. Local businesses offer a wide variety of unique and special gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Stick around for the choir, live nativity, a tree lighting with carols, Santa’s arrival, and a Christmas Celebration Concert.
Crafters, artisans, and live music- Main Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ
Choir, nativity, tree lighting, and Santa- Auditorium Square, Ocean Grove, NJ
Cost: Free

Bell Works Fresh Holiday Markets
November 25 & 29. December 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, & 23 Wednesdays from 11AM – 4PM, Saturdays from 2pm – 7pm

A series of shopping events featuring a curated collection of 75 local handmade artists & makers coming together for a holiday celebration.
Bell Works 101 Crawfords Corner Road Holmdel, NJ
Cost: Free

Asbury Fresh Porta Holiday Pop Up Markets
November 26,  December 3, 17, & 21 Sundays from 12PM – 4PM, Thursdays from 5PM – 9PM

A series of shopping events featuring a curated collection of 25 local handmade artists & makers coming together for a holiday celebration.
Porta Asbury Park 911 Kingsley Street Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: Free

Hometown Holiday 2023
December 1, 5 pm – 8 pm

Hometown Holiday returns to Downtown Washington on Friday, December 1st, 2023, from 5pm-8pm! Kick off the holiday season at Hometown Holiday! A family fun filled evening with the annual Borough tree lighting, Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving on the fire truck, music by DJ Rupe, free horse and carriage rides (weather permitting), vendors, selfies with Santa and every child receives a small gift. Free Victorian photo booth, strolling brass band, The Warren County Singers and other seasonal characters. Free kids crafts with Dove Environmental Education. Add your own unique ornament to the town tree with our new community ornament making activity! Open house/shopping in our stores and restaurants. Free parking, rain or shine.
44 E. Washington Ave, Washington NJ 07882
Cost: Free

New Egypt Flea Market Holiday Market
December 1, 5 pm – 9 pm
Tis the season for some Sweet Pickin Holiday Shopping!!! The village will be filled with twinkling lights and Christmas cheer!!! Get some shopping done and a visit with Santa!!
933 Monmouth Rd, Cream Ridge, NJ
Cost: Free

Bay Head Christmas Walk
December 1, 5 pm – 9 pm

Experience the heartwarming Bay Head tradition with an Open House celebration welcoming all shops and businesses. Starting at 5:30 at Andi’s on Lake Avenue, the Jubilee Bells’ enchanting melodies set the tone. As twilight falls, head to Diane Turton on Bridge Avenue for the Holiday Brass Band from 6:00 to 8:00, infusing the evening with festive tunes. The highlight at 6:30 is the Town Tree Lighting, featuring Santa’s grand arrival by firetruck. This event, a testament to town unity, offers a platform for local businesses to showcase warmth and hospitality. Immerse yourself in the joyous ambiance of this Bay Head tradition and join the festivities.
Downtown Bay Head from Bridge Ave to Lake Ave, Mount St, and Main St, Bay Head, NJ
Cost: Free

German Christmas Market
December 1 – 3

Sparkling Christmas lights and holiday music reaching across from every corner, surrounded by Christmas trees, authentic festive foods and vendors offering their trade to brighten your Holiday season. Join the fun at the Sussex County Fairgrounds to celebrate the annual market. Bring your family, friends, and loved ones
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ
Cost: Adults & teens (13 & up): $10 at the door, $8 online through 11/27, Seniors (65 & up): $7

Roselle Park’s Annual Winter Market
December 1 – 3

Roselle Park’s annual Winter Market is here! On the first weekend of December, residents of all ages can come to Michael Mauri Park to enjoy all the holiday fun the market has to offer. The market will feature a variety of activities each day – craft and food vendors, a beer garden, free kids activities, mechanical rides, ice skating, free family portraits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live performances, and more!
Michael Mauri Park, Roselle Park, NJ

Heights Holiday Market
December 2, 10 am – 4 pm

Attendees can enjoy the offerings of over 80 local vendors, indulge in a festive food court, partake in a complimentary Holiday photo booth, experience live music courtesy of DJ Preskool and DJ Lucy Euclid, savor seasonal cocktails provided by Fox & Crow, capture family photos with Santa, relish s’mores hot cocoa by Busy Bee Organics, and much more!
Riverview Park, 498 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: Free

Dog Walk of the Dead’s A Christmas Nightmare 2
December 2, 11 am – 5 pm

It’s never too early to start thinking about your pet’s Christmas photo! Join O.S.C.A.R. at The Shoppes at Lafayette for a little Yuletide fright to help benefit One Step Closer Animal Rescue. 6 unique vendors, FREE refreshments, pet friendly shopping n the village, prizes and more. Donations of shelter supplies would be greatly appreciated. Halloween doesn’t have to end in October. Pet Photos with the Pumpkin King for all pets and their humans! ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT O.S.C.A.R
The Shoppes at Lafayette, 75 NJ-15, Lafayette Township, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

Roxbury’s Annual Home For The Holidays Street Festival
December 2, 11 am – 3 pm

Kick off the holiday season on Main Street in Succasunna for Roxbury Township’s Annual Home for the Holidays. You can shop, eat, meet Santa, listen to music and take a free carriage ride with jingle-belled horses! They’ll have food trucks, vendors selling unique gifts, and strolling carolers singing holiday songs. Explore “Santa Land” inside the Library from 1-4PM where you can get a photo with Santa, listen to holiday book readings, and do fun crafts. Enjoy hot drinks and homemade treats.
103 Main St, Succasunna, NJ
Cost: Free

Deck the Halls
December 2, 11 am – 6 pm
The three day event will highlight the magic and wonder of Christmas past and feature holiday music on Acorn Hall’s 1873 Chickering Grand Piano and Thomas Nast’s most famous Christmas scenes at Macculloch Hall. Both sites will also feature festive photo opportunities and unique treasures in their respective gift shops.
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown, NJ & Acorn Hall, 68 Lafayette Avenue, Morristown, NJ
Cost: $30. Pre-registration and masks are required. Space is limited so buy your ticket now.

Verona Fair in the Square
December 2, 12 pm – 5 pm

The 26th annual festival for Verona and its surrounding communities celebrates the upcoming holiday season with crafters, vendors, entertainment and children’s activities. Food and beverages will be sold. Celebrations include the arrival of Santa and traditional tree lighting.
600 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ
Cost: Free

Renaissance Christmas
December 2 & 3, 10 am – 6 pm

2nd annual Renaissance Christmas, nicknamed “Naughty or Knights”, is something not to miss! Experience a one-of-a-kind holiday festival for the whole family! Witness heroic knights battle in a special Christmas tournament! Take photos with Santa and the Faerie Queens! Enjoy over 30 vendors, holiday and Renaissance performers, and delicious food and drink as Dragon Village turns into a wonderous holiday wonderland!
97 Trench Road, Bridgeton, NJ, 08302
Cost: Guests 12 and under are free. Pre-sale tickets for guests 13+ are $12, or $15 at the gate

Noyes Holiday Market and Gingerbread Village
December 2 & 3, 12 pm – 5 pm
All ages are welcome to attend the Noyes Holiday Market and Gingerbread Village! Enjoy live music from pianist Denis Brousse, family photos with Santa, craft activities for all ages, local food and drink vendors, and shopping from local artists and vendors. Donate an unwrapped toy for the Ducktown AC Toys for Tots drive. Compete for cash prizes and vote on your favorite gingerbread house in the Gingerbread Village.
2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ

45th Annual Hope Christmas Craft Market
December 2 & 3
Start your holiday season with the 46th Anniversary of the Hope Christmas Craft Market. The first weekend in December, Hope Township hosts an eclectic array of handcrafted artisan with talents ranging from homemade jams to wooden signs to alpaca woven apparel; there is something for everyone! Explore six buildings full of holiday cheer! Be sure to visit Santa located in the Community Center for that special holiday photo. Don’t miss out on entering to win a hand crafted Amish quilt! The proceeds of this event helps fund the Hope Township Recreation program which benefits greatly from the generosity of everyone who supports this amazing event
Various locations townwide, parking available at 407 Hope-Great Meadows Road, Blairstown, NJ

Cost: $4, proceeds go to the Hope Recreation Program

Off the Wall Holiday Market
December 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

A large selection of fine art by local and regional artists that work with a variety of mediums. There will also be an artisan market that consists of a multitude of different individually curated and handcrafted pieces. The market will be open on weekends throughout December.
West Windsor Arts, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction, NJ
Cost: Free

Bergenfield High School Holiday Flea Market & Gift Fair
December 3, 9 am – 4 pm

This holiday event brings in vendors that offer gift items, crafts, and stocking stuffers. There will be tables displaying an array of quality merchandise such as handbags, sports collectibles, jewelry for all ages, clothing, gift items, video games, vintage jewelry, gloves & scarves, toys, perfumes, antiques & collectibles, garage/tag sale items all at bargain prices.
80 South Prospect Ave, Bergenfield, NJ
Cost: Free

AWA Pawliday Winter Wonderland
December 3, 12 pm – 4 pm

There will be Santa & Grinch Photos for pets & the whole family, Holiday Shopping, Games & Activities, Food Trucks, and Much More!
509 Centennial Blvd, Voorhees, NJ
Cost: Free

Ugly Sweater Shop and Stroll
December 7, 4 pm – 7 pm

The grand Holiday Season Shopping Kickoff unfolds on Thursday, December 7th, from 4 pm to 7 pm, as organizers shut down W. Front Street to create an inviting space for a festive gathering. Attendees are encouraged to don their best Ugly Sweaters as they partake in an evening of dining, shopping, and strolling. The ambiance will be further enhanced with lively music provided by Milestone Entertainment, promising a joyful start to the holiday shopping season.
W Front St, Keyport, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

South Orange Open-Air Holiday Market
December 7, 14 & 21, 3 pm – 7 pm
South Orange Village Center Alliance and Investors Bank present an outdoor shopping experience this Holiday season featuring local SOMA retailers and many of the area’s finest local artisans and craftspeople selling finely crafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, art, and gift items. The market will feature holiday music and seasonal treats creating a festive & fun holiday experience in downtown South Orange.
Sloan Street Parking Lot, South Orange, NJ
Cost: Free

Holiday Made in Monmouth
December 9, 10 am – 4 pm

Over 200 vendors of products made in Monmouth County will be on display and for sale in time for the holiday season. Made In Monmouth is a program for both vendors and visitors to encourage people to shop locally and to create new and important items that the public will want to buy! All events are free to both vendors and the public.
Brookdale Community College, Collins Arena, Lincroft, NJ
Cost: Free

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market: Wreck The Halls
December 9 & 10, 10 am – 5 pm

If you’re craving hot cocoa and warm sweaters we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the birth of a new holiday season by getting down with the best vendor selection in the tri-state area, the region’s finest food trucks, local, live music, and more going down at the Cure Insurance Arena from 10am-5pm each day. Featuring more than 400+ different small businesses, artists & makers each day with indoor vendors, live music, food trucks, celebrity guests, live tattooing and more!Cure Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave) Trenton, NJ
Cost: $15 at the Door (cash only, good for both days), Kids 10 & under are always free!

Somerset County 4-H’s Holiday Craft Festival
December 9 & 10, 10 am – 3 pm

Join the Somerset County 4-H Association for their annual, free to attend, Holiday Craft Festival. This two-day event will be filled with holiday cheer including a very special visit from Santa Claus with his Red Santa Sleigh which is great for photo opportunities, a gingerbread house contest that is open for all to participate in, a running train display by the Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters, as well as plenty of handmade craft vendors and local artisans to help you with your holiday stocking stuffers!
Ted Blum 4-H Center 310 Milltown Road Bridgewater Township, NJ
Cost: Free

Flounder’s Annual Kringle Market
December 9 & 10, 11 am – 5 pm

Flounder’s Kringle Market returns on December 9th and 10th, presented by Events on the Farm NJ at the picturesque Carriage Farm. Hand-picked artisans from Marketspace Vendors will be offering the finest crafts, and libations will be served by Steps Together for visitors’ enjoyment, all while supporting families in need in the area. As attendees wander the market, they can savor the delightful sounds of Flounder’s Brass Band playing nostalgic classics. It’s advised not to forget to look out for Mr. & Mrs. Claus as they stroll through the market before heading to the brewhouse for free pictures. For all holiday decorating needs, visitors can find fresh wreaths, garlands, and trees at Central Jersey Nurseries’ tree lot right in the heart of the market. A vendor list will be posted closer to the event, as the organizers are spreading it out a little and adding more vendors. The Christmas joy continues after the market ends on Saturday with the Vintage Vibe Tribe bringing their jazz Merry Little Holiday to the Barn!
2 Clerico Rd, Hillsborough, NJ
Cost: $10 per car

Night Owl Market: Highland Park’s Artisan, Crafter and Maker Market
December 9 from 4 pm – 8 pm & December 10 from 12 pm – 4 pm

Visit downtown Highland Park for specialty outdoor markets featuring a rotating variety of local artists, artisans, and crafters! #ShopSmall and do all your holiday shopping downtown. Located in the public square by the pavilion next to 212 Raritan Ave.
212 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Cost: Free

Christmas in the Village
December 9 & 10, 10 am – 4 pm

Bundle up for some fun indoor and outdoor shopping in the Historic Village! Shop local, support local artists and makers while supporting the farm. Make a dent in your Christmas shopping at the Handmade Holiday Craft Fair at Whitesbog Historic Village. Handmade Arts & Crafts exhibitors will be spread throughout the historic village, free wagon rides and a candy cane hunt on the woodland trails! Hot cocoa and cookies, live music, and even more! There will be a range of art, crafts, and gifts. Warm-up at a fire pit and roast some marshmallows! Take pictures in front of the lovely cottages. Photos with Santa provided by Pemberton Recreation!
Whitesbog Preservation Trust, Browns Mills, NJ

Holiday Pop Up Market at the Basie Center
December 9 (11 am – 8 pm) & 10 (11 am – 4 pm)

FRESH markets will be hosting a two-day holiday market at the Basie Center on December 9 & 10 that will feature a highly curated collection of 50 local makers, handmade gifts, and unique presents. This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Adult beverages, soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase!
Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJ
Cost: Free

Artist & Maker Market Happy Holiday Market
December 9, 10, 16 & 17, 12 pm – 6 pm

The Artist & Maker Market is an open-air bazaar featuring locally created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods. Artist & Maker Market connects artists and artisans with the Jersey City & metro NYC community. Their mission is to support handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items and work to cultivate small businesses and entrepreneurship by providing a thriving place for them to sell.
Grove Street PATH Plaza and The Ashford Rooftop, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: Free

Clifton HS Holiday Flea Market & Gift Fair
December 10, 9 am – 4 pm

This community event will have approximately 60 tables of all types of items for sale. There will be holiday gifts items, arts & crafts, health & beauty, fashion, jewelry-new & vintage, toys, collectibles, bric-a-brac, household items, retro games, antiques, and some gently used items. This event is a fundraiser for the Clifton HS Wrestling Team.
333 Colfax Ave., Clifton, NJ
Cost: Free

Wayne Valley Holiday Craft Show
December 10, 10 am – 5 pm

The annual Holiday Craft Show features over one hundred exhibitors set up in one huge gym. This is the opportunity to still have a chance to buy that special unique gift for everyone on holiday shopping lists. The show is sponsored by the Wayne Valley PTO and promoted by P.J.’s Promotions. A great variety of wood lighted holiday figures will be set up in the vestibule, soft sculptures, an assortment of beautiful handcrafted jewelry, pottery, ceramics, apparel, turned wood vases and pens, birdhouses, children’s items, hand knitted scarves and hats, table runners and tree skirts, soft sculpture dolls, origami, bonsai, dried herb mixes, chocolates, olive oils, lighted bottles, wind chimes, holiday porch and door signs, candles and soaps. Also embroidered kitchen towels, framed dried florals, hand painted ornaments and gourds and more will be shown. Homemade pickles, kettle korn and tie dye will be set up. Food and drink will be available in the café.
Wayne Valley High School, 551 Valley Rd, Wayne, NJ
Cost: $3

Holiday Horror Sideshow Market
December 16, 10 am – 4 pm

Welcome to The Horror Sideshow Market, a one-day event that offers a captivating blend of artistic expression, vintage treasures, pop culture delights, toys, comics, and much more! Attendees are invited to immerse themselves in a world where shopping meets the bizarre, exploring a diverse array of items that cater to a wide range of interests. The event promises a unique and thrilling experience, where patrons can discover hidden gems, engage with talented artists, and indulge their passion for the extraordinary.
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center Ballrooms, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ
Cost: $10 – $60

Countdown to Christmas
December 16, 10 am – 4 pm

Attendees are invited to join the Countdown to Christmas, a Shopping Extravaganza, on Saturday, December 16th, from 10 am to 4 pm. It offers an opportunity to complete last-minute shopping while showing support for local businesses. The event features over 50 vendors, offers free admission, and includes a 50/50 draw hosted by St. Jude. Additionally, there will be food available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting St. Jude.
40 Maxim Drive, Hopatcong, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

Handmade Holiday at The Woodland
December 17, 10 am – 4 pm

Marketspace Vendor Events and The Township of Maplewood cordially invite you to exhibit your work at Handmade Holiday at The Woodland in bustling Maplewood, NJ. Admission is free, family friendly, and open to the public.
60 Woodland Rd, Maplewood, NJ
Cost: Free

Asbury Park Punk Rock Flea Market: Holiday Hangover
December 30, 11 am – 5 pm

With over 60 vendors spanning two floors, attendees can explore a uniquely curated assortment of vinyl, music equipment, vintage clothing, macabre artwork, handmade jewelry, and other original creations. The third floor is dedicated to a music showcase and food offerings, enhancing the immersive experience at this annual event.
Jersey Shore Arts Center, 66 South Main St, Ocean Grove, NJ
Cost: $5