Dec 1, 2023 - Things to Do

Richmond-area holiday markets this year

Illustration of a shop inside a snowglobe.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

'Tis the season for holiday shopping.

Why it matters: Local holiday markets, firing up all around town this weekend and beyond. These markets make shopping an event and allow folks to buy and support local artisans.

Zoom in: Here are some popping up and worth checking out.

Maymont's Merry Market

Around 50 vendors selling everything from crafts to dog treats will be on Maymont's Carriage House Lawn for the next two weekends.

  • Plus, attendees will find live music, food and booze trucks and a holiday train, Santa and DIY decorations for the kids.
  • This Friday and next, 5-8pm and the next two Saturdays, noon-8pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids.

The Bizarre Bazaar at Richmond Raceway

The grande dame of Richmond-area holiday markets hits town this weekend through Sunday.

  • Nearly 500 vendors will be on site each day. Tickets are $11 for adults, $2.50 for kids.

Sip & Shop at Stony Point Fashion Park

Find more than 50 local artisans, plus food and drink (spiked hot cocoa anyone?).

  • Every Saturday and Sunday through December, across from the ice skating rink. Free.
  • And this weekend only, you can grab unlimited wine and distillery tastings for just $35.

Bizarre Market at VisArts

Find hundreds of locally made gifts at the pop-up shop inside the art studio.

  • Every Tuesday through Sunday, 11am-6pm through Dec. 23. Free admission.

Winter Market at Studio Two Three

It's the art group's first pop-up market in its new Manchester home and features the work of more than 140 local artists.

  • Open 11am-5pm daily (and until 8pm on Thursdays) through Dec. 24. Free.

Holiday Villages by Richmond Night Market at Main Street Station

Head down Saturday from noon-8pm for more than 50 vendors, plus live music, a wine bar and more. Free.

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