Be honest! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? If you answered no and just realized we’re only a few short weeks away from possibly having Santa show up empty-handed, then don’t panic! There’s still plenty of time to do your Christmas shopping and get the perfect present for everyone on your list, even that broody cousin twice removed that only comes around during the holidays. Thankfully, here in Spokane, there are plenty of upcoming holiday bazaars and markets for 2023 where you can find all these presents for the people on your list and even a few for yourself.
River Park Square
You’ll only get one day to enjoy Spokane’s one and only BrrrZAAR, one of the best bazaars of the year for epic one-stop shopping! The event takes place on all three floors of River Park Square on December 16 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., giving visitors plenty of time to shop as they make their way through the thousands of swoon-worthy gifts from over 70 local vendors. In addition, the event will also feature live music, family-friendly and kid activities, and, of course, holiday cheer!
Custer’s 47th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
Spokane Fair & Expo Center
For the weekend of November 17 through 19, for just $8 for a day pass or $10 for a weekend pass, visitors are welcome to immerse themselves in all things Christmas at Custer’s 47th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show. The show features 250 Northwest artisans displaying and selling their fine art, handcrafts, and specialty foods, making it the largest show of its kind here in the Inland Northwest.
Guests can expect to discover unique jewelry, hand-thrown pottery, woodworking, metal art, photography, fused glass, soaps, candles, paintings, wearable fiber art, mixed media, seasonal décor, and so much more in the holiday festive atmosphere!
Mead Band Craft Fair
Mead High School
The community can support the Mead High School Band & Color Guard this holiday season at their Mead Band Craft Fair on November 11 and 12. All it takes to get in the door is just $2 in cash. Afterward, guests are welcome to peruse the booths, where they’ll find over 190 vendors, including many of Spokane’s favorite artisans.
Rebel Junk Holiday Market
Kootenai County Fairgrounds
On November 10 and 11, the Kootenai County Fairgrounds will welcome holiday shoppers again to the 13th Annual Rebel Junk Holiday Market. When you go junkin’ here, as they say, you’ll find holiday décor, farmhouse treasures, vintage, repurposed and salvage items, handmade jewelry, candles, and so much more. The traveling vintage market has spent the year scouring the globe for fantastic treasures that’ll make the perfect gifts this holiday season!
Riverfront Market – Small Business Saturday
Skip the rush of Black Friday and instead enjoy shopping locally at Riverfront Spokane’s and Spokane Pavilion’s annual Riverfront Market Small Business Saturday event on November 25. The fun event gives shoppers a chance to support their local community this holiday season as they discover a diverse range of unique goods from talented local artisans and businesses. The event also coincides with the annual Numerica Tree Lighting Celebration, creating a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit!
Festival of Fair Trade
Ganesh Himal Trading invites community members to celebrate 15 years of Kizuri at their Festival of Fair Trade on Thanksgiving weekend. They’ll kick off the holiday season at Spokane’s international fair trade marketplace starting November 24 and running through the 26. A vast selection of handmade gifts from around the world will await holiday shoppers looking to pick out those perfect presents, including artwork, accessories, apparel and more. The event is one of North America’s longest-running Fair Trade Festivals. It provides vital economic opportunity for communities in Nepal, Chile, Guatemala, and beyond by purchases of fair trade goods.
With the help of all these wonderful upcoming holiday bazaars for the 2023 season here in Spokane, we’re sure you’ll have your holiday shopping done in no time. Once everyone on the list is marked off, all that’ll be left is to just sit back, relax, and wait for Santa Claus to come to town!