The Ultimate Guide to Houston’s Holiday Markets and Bazaars in 2022




Holidays can be stressful, especially when trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone. Fortunately, Houston sellers are making it easy for you this year. Bring the joy back into the season and head to the many holiday markets and bazaars in and around the city. Shop for artisan goods, devour delicious food and support local talent, all while having fun at these 12 seasonal markets and events.

NOVEMBER 10-12 | WEBSTER CIVIC CENTER, FREE ENTRY

The Velvet Stocking Christmas Bazaar returns to Webster for its 41st anniversary. Known as one of the oldest Christmas bazaars in the Houston Bay Area, this event brings together local artisans to showcase intricate artwork and crafts. Each vendor has their own market category (gifts, bargains, decorate and imagine), allowing guests to purchase original pieces from each stall.




10-13 NOVEMBER | NRG CENTER, $18 AND UP

Kick off the holiday season at Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market. This iconic event features a unique group of merchants, offering everything from homewares and seasonal gifts to toys and accessories. The market began in 1981, when longtime Houston Ballet supporter Preston Frazier approached the ballet guild’s board of directors with an exciting concept that would help raise funds for the foundation, the academy and the scholarship programs. What started as a church bazaar gradually turned into a three-day shopping experience at the NRG Center. Not only does this holiday market make it easy for customers to shop locally, it’s also an effective way to give back, as 11% of the proceeds from every ticket purchased and merchandise purchased goes to the Houston Ballet Foundation, the academy and scholarship programs.

NOVEMBER 11-12 | CYPRESS CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH, FREE ENTRY

Already disappointed by the imminent closure of the Texas Renaissance Festival? Travel to another moment in time at Dickens Market, a Victorian-themed Christmas market that features 85 stalls showcasing crafts and delicious food. The event is organized by Cypress Creek Community Chorale, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing deep choral music to Northwest Houston. The Dickens Market draws massive crowds each year with unique produce and live entertainment. Did we mention that they are hosting a raffle for the enjoyment of attendees?

NOVEMBER 12 | CULTURAL CENTER, FREE ENTRANCE

The Holiday Bazaar organized at the Cultural Center on rue Bissonnet encourages visitors to discover the historical and artistic traditions of Russian culture. Customers can find gifts for upcoming holidays such as Thanksgiving, Catholic/Orthodox Christmas, New Years, etc. Beautiful handmade items like colorful wooden tableware called Khokhloma, Russian nesting dolls and individually painted jewelry boxes can all be purchased at this bazaar. Once you’ve finished shopping, discover the centre’s collection of contemporary art.

November 19-20 | HERITAGE PLACE PARK, FREE ENTRY

Head to Big Top for the ultimate family affair. The Shopping Festival will feature a wide selection of exhibitors who will bring the very best in boutique clothing, accessories, home decor, furniture, gourmet food, garden decorations and, of course, holiday items. . The market is made up of handicrafts and manufactured items, ranging from $5 to $2,000. Shopping at this festival directly puts money back into the community, as all of the exhibitors are small business owners. They offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor Christmas decor and have an amazing play area for kids ages 3-14.

NOVEMBER 20 | KARBACH BREWING RESTAURANT AND PATIO, FREE ENTRANCE

German-style brewed beer specialties, local vendors and food trucks. What more can you be grateful for? Each year, the Friends of Karbach Market welcomes the most talented artists, vintage curators and designers the city has to offer. Providing a wonderful selection for shoppers to start their holiday spending. This year, the event will also feature a special live performance by JoiLux Dueling Pianos.

NOVEMBER 26 | HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ROSENBERG, FREE ENTRY

Enjoy a day of shopping and goodies while supporting local small businesses at the annual meeting cookie walk. Customers receive a free “cookie passport” to guide them on their walk of tasting delicious treats and visiting a variety of vendors. The first 300 participants in the walk will receive an official downtown bag to place all their local products.




DECEMBER 17 | WASHINGTON AVENUE, FREE ADMISSION

Shop with over 30 vendors at the growing holiday market exhibit. This event is open to anyone who wants to enjoy a good atmosphere, live music and shopping. There will also be door prizes as well as giveaways and a 360 photo booth to capture all the fun in your holiday market! Support local creators and meet some of Houston’s dedicated community leaders. Santa Claus will also be present to take pictures with the children and collect letters to take back to the North Pole.

DECEMBER 2 | PEARLAND INDEPENDENCE PARK, FREE ENTRY

Get into the Christmas spirit at Blitzen’s Bazaar. This festive gift market features exhibitors and food trucks from Big Top and HEB’s Winter Wonderland. Attendees can expect great sightings from city council, community leaders, Mayor Kevin Cole, and even Santa Claus himself, as they gather for the traditional Christmas tree lighting. City Christmas. The market will also feature light shows, ending the evening with a spectacular fireworks display.

DECEMBER 10-11 | POST HOUSTON, FREE ENTRY

This holiday market promises an unforgettable shopping experience at the POST in downtown Houston. The two-day event will host 150 local artists, creatives and creators daily with melodic sounds provided by DJ Lifted. If the ambiance wasn’t immaculate enough, the craft shopping experience will serve up complimentary cocktails and samples from 10 different concept restaurants.

DECEMBER 17 | DOWNTOWN PEARLAND, FREE ADMISSION

The BLCK Christmas Holiday Market is a seasonal affair that celebrates the black community. This market offers live music, food trucks and community activities for the whole family. If you want an exceptional shopping experience with an essence of happy gathering, come to Pearland to witness this special holiday event.

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