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Holiday Arts & Crafts Shows

Explore Maryland's main streets, galleries, gift shops and holiday crafts fairs to find that perfect, one-of-a-kind, holiday gift for that someone special on your shopping list. 

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There’s no place like Maryland for the holidays! Get into the spirit of the season at Holiday CelebrationsTrain EventsPerformancesLight Displays and New Year's Eve Celebrations.
Be sure to take advantage of our "Open for the Holidays" Deals and Hotel Packages.

Small Business Saturday

When you shop along Maryland’s Main Streets, you’re supporting local businesses and the historic properties that they steward. If you like window shopping by foot, trying new local restaurants, collecting art and antiques – and need to do some holiday shopping – then Small Business Saturday is for you!

Support Maryland Artists
Maryland Art
BB Mowery

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) offers an online Maryland Artists Marketplace, a one-stop-shopping destination for unique works by Maryland jewelers, photographers, glass blowers, painters, sculptors, musicians, weavers, writers, and more. 

Ornament Show & Sale - Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

November 13, 2020 - January 1, 2021
A juried show that features hand-crafted ornaments by talented regional artists. This is the perfect place to find unique and affordable gift for friends and family. The ornaments are beautifully hung on trees displayed in the Main Gallery of the Arts Building.  Visitors shop off the trees and take their purchases to the Gift Shop. The show kicks off before Thanksgiving and runs through early January. During Garden In Lights, the show is open late.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Solomons/Dowell, Calvert County

Maryland Christmas Show
Christmas crafts

November 20, 21 & 22 and 27, 28, 29, 2020
This show makes shopping fun for all generations, even the youngest.  Dress comfortably to navigate between the seven buildings and one big-top.  Meet the friendly artists and merchants, some returning for one of the two weekends during the show's 35th season.  
Frederick County Fairgrounds

RiverArts Holiday Gift Show and Art Exhibition
Chestertown River Arts Holiday Gift Show and Art Exhibition
Chestertown RiverArts

November 19  through December 23, 2020 
The RiverArts Community of art lovers and artists feature their favorites and the artwork can be purchased.  This year’s show will be familiar, yet different, with ways to view and buy items online, through our windows, and in person by appointment.  

Holiday Shoppers Fair
Ocean City
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November 27 - 29, 2020
You'll find a great display of unique, handmade merchandise.  The fair features jewelry, florals, nautical objects, candles, photography and ceramics.  Expect to find great gifts to give, and maybe to keep.   Parking is free.  No children's activities this year.
Ocean City

Festival of Wreaths - Carroll Arts Center
Carroll Arts Center Building Exterior

November 27 - December 6, 2020
A Westminster tradition for 23 years, the wreaths number about 150 and they are all up for bid in a silent auction.  Stop by and admire the creativity or see the wreaths from home as you bid on-line this year.  Please stay tuned for updates.  Vote for your favorite wreath and even make a bid (or two) on these one of a kind holiday artworks.  Bidding ends December 6 at 4pm.

MICAMade Marketplace - Virtual

October 28 - December 31, 2020
New this year a beloved market goes on-line.  Discover work by emerging and established artists and designers just in time for the gift-giving season. Fine art and handmade objects by approximately 275 MICA students, alumni, faculty and staff will be on sale.  Original gifts, totally unique and very Maryland!

Washington County Annual Community Art Show - Best Local Art
Best Local Art 2020

December 3, 2020 - January 5, 2021
Exhibit by more than 20 Artists working in a wide range of mediums and dimensions with 2D and 3D artwork.  The exhibit puts the focus on talented area artists at this juried show.   Gallery hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 11am-5pm & Saturdays 10am-4pm.

Virtual Charm City Craft Mafia - Holiday Heap - Baltimore
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December 4 - 6, 2020
Juried show featuring the area's best indie crafters peddling their wares for your holiday shopping pleasure. Enjoy an alternative shopping experience and this year the fun moves on-line.

Annapolis Midnight Madness
Historic Annapolis
Midnight Madness - Annapolis

December 3, 10 and 17, 2020
Historic Annapolis' shops open their doors earlier than in past years so shoppers can stagger visits, or shop late when it is quiet.   Stroll along Main Street, Maryland Avenue, West Street, Dock Street and State Circle in search of that perfect gift.  Explore the uniqueness that makes downtown Annapolis special.
Prefer to shop from home?  See the links on our website to shop stores and restaurants on-line.

Ellicott City Midnight Madness
Historic Ellicott City
Ellicott City Main Street

December 4, 2020
Just in time for the holidays,  check a few names from your shopping list.  Go mad over the arts and the crafts,  the jewelry, baked goods, the fashions and unique antiques in lovely, historic Ellicott City.  

Sandy Spring Museum’s Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show
Sandy Spring
Sandy Spring Museum’s Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show
Courtesy: Sandy Spring Museum

November 27 through December 23, 2020
The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind gifts handmade by local artists including jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts. The museum’s resident artists offer their newest creations ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of hand-forged jewelry and unique hand-built ceramics.  

Baltimore Museum, Culture & Student Art On-Line Bazaar
Hosted by Baltimore National Heritage Area (BHNA)
Baltimore National Heritage Area Holiday Bazaar
Baltimore National Heritage Area

Nov 12 - Dec 12, 2020

During our new normal, most of Baltimore's cultural institutions are open on a limited basis and their shops are not seeing the normal holiday traffic.  BNHA doesn't want you to miss out on unique gift items that share the culture, heritage and legacy of Baltimore.

Poe House, B&O Railroad Museum, The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum,  the Pride of Baltimore and more are participating, along with Baltimore students.


More info...  

BMORE Local Holiday Bazaar
B&O Railroad Museum
BMORE Local Holiday Bazaar at the B&O

November 29, 2020
Shop small and local under the evening’s holiday lights at the B&O! Support local artisans and artists while enjoying live holiday operatic performances by local conservatory students inside the spacious and beautifully decorated B&O Roundhouse. Guests are invited to join in a grand finale sing-along of “Let There Be Peace on Earth” led by one of the talented conservatory students. Wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks from Back Yard Restaurant available for purchase.
Select the VIP ticket for early access.