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 Parades and Festivals, great holiday Train Events, dazzling Light Displays and Candlelight Tours, memorable Performances of holiday classics, unique Arts & Crafts Shows, and spectacular New Year's Eve Celebrations.
Make this year special with a Home for the Holidays hotel package.

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1 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! More info...

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2 Support Maryland Artists

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. 

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3 Ornament Show & Sale - Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center - Solomons

November-January
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

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4 Maryland Christmas Show - Frederick

November - December 
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


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Location:
797 E Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701
301-898-5466


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5 Holiday Gift Show and Art Exhibition - RiverArts - Chestertown

November - December
The RiverArts Community of art lovers and artists feature their favorites and even better, the artwork can be purchased.  You can find stocking stuffers and hostess gifts, home decor to children's knitted clothing.
Check out the website for the preview party and opening reception.

Chestertown

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6 Christmas Village - Baltimore

November - December 
Features more than 50 international vendors – located both inside a huge heated tent and outdoors in traditional wooden booths – will offer their unique gift-ware and delicious European food specialties!
Baltimore Harborplace


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Location:
501 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
443-760-0725


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7 Annapolis Arts Alliance Fall Pop Up - Annapolis

November 
The creative members of the Annapolis Arts Alliance show off their best work once again in another Pop Up. There are many unique gift ideas for the early holiday shopper, or if you are looking to spruce up your home or office.

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8 Holiday Shoppers Fair - Ocean City

November - December 
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.  Children's activities and photos with Santa make this an easy event for families.  There is even a lounge for non-shoppers.  Parking is free and there is a food court.
Ocean City

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9 Bazaart Holiday Art Market at AVAM - Baltimore

November 
American Visionary Art Museum's annual holiday art market returns. Hundreds of original creations by regional artists and craftspeople, including paintings, sculpture, paper crafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, apparel, and other creations that simply defies categorization. Shop local on #SmallBusinessSaturday.
 

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10 Festival of Wreaths - Carroll Arts Center - Westminster

November  - December 
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. Vote for your favorite wreath and even make a bid (or two) on these one of a kind holiday artworks.

Westminster


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Location:
Carroll Arts Center
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-7272


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11 Sykesville Holiday Marketplace - Westminster

November 
Enjoy the free, rain or shine, family-oriented marketplace where you can chat with the carefully curated vendors, visit Santa, and enter to win prizes.  And, the event is indoors at the Shipley Arena/Carroll County Ag Center, so, rain or shine, you can come out and get into the holiday spirit.
Westminster


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Location:
706 Agriculture Center Drive
Westminster, MD 21157
443-695-4124


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12 MICA Art Market - Baltimore

December 
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 include jewelry, illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, toys and wrapping paper.  Talk one-on-one with artists and designers while enjoying the market's lively atmosphere.

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13 Annual Community Art Show - Best Local Art - Hagerstown

December - January
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.
Hagerstown

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14 UMB Holiday Craft Fair - Baltimore

The UMB Handmade and Homemade Holiday Craft Fair, an annual event, is the perfect venue for University staff, faculty, and students to show off their crafting, cooking, or baking skills or shop for unique gifts amid a festive holiday atmosphere. More than 60 vendors are expected. 
Baltimore

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15 Dickens of a Christmas

December 2020
Historic Chestertown hosts a weekend of holiday fun right out of Victorian London, with food and gift vendors, carriage rides, house tour, afternoon tea, fire dancers, fashion show, ice carving, and live music by Celtic band The American Rogues.

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16 Christmas Craft Show - Forest Hill

December
Spend the day shopping great locally made art and craft objects all while sipping your favorite Harford Vineyard wine.  (Wine makes a great gift too.)  There will be a food truck on-site to keep hunger at bay.
 

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17 Christmas in the Woods - Bel Air Town Center

 December 
Get yourself in the holiday spirit by visiting Christmas in the Woods craft show. It's not just all about Christmas. There are Maryland themed items, sports photos, home decor, decorated trees, ornaments, jewelry, nautical items, and so much more.

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18 Charm City Craft Mafia - Holiday Heap - Baltimore

December
Juried show featuring the area's best indie crafters peddling their wares for you holiday shopping pleasure. Enjoy an alternative shopping experience to connect to artists in the Baltimore region and beyond. Food and beverage sales, music, kid friendly; plenty of free parking.

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19 Midnight Madness - Annapolis

 December 
Lights, garland, action! Historic Annapolis' shops throw open their doors in a glorified block party that is open to all. Enjoy musical performances as well as food and refreshments at many stores as you stroll along Main Street, Maryland Avenue, West Street, and State Circle in search of that perfect gift. Explore the uniqueness that makes downtown Annapolis special.
Annapolis

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20 Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Fair - Silver Spring

December 
Just in time for the holidays,  check off a few names from your shopping list. The fair features arts and crafts,  jewelry and baked goods, body care and hair care.  Vendors have gifts that surprise, others offer sweets and desserts.  Gift wrapping services available.
Silver Spring

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21 Artists' Boutique at Historic Montpelier Mansion - Laurel

December
View the work of resident artists at the Historic Mansion House.  See fiber art creations, sculpture, unique ornaments, and jewelry.  Perfect for original holiday gifts. 
Laurel

Featured Places
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Location:
797 E Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701
Baltimore Christmas Village
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Location:
501 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Festival of Wreaths
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Location:
Carroll Arts Center
Westminster, MD 21157
Marketplace Poster with a Snowman
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Location:
706 Agriculture Center Drive
Westminster, MD 21157
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