11 holiday markets to shop Nov.-Dec. around Birmingham

Shop cool local vendors this holiday season. Photo via The Mercantile by Miller’s Facebook page

Ready to kick off the holiday season? Get in the spirit and shop ’til you drop during these holiday markets taking place around Birmingham November through December.

1. Makers Market

Makers Market
Cool finds are always a win. Photo via Wild Roast (Hoover)

More Makers Markets are coming up this November and December at Wild Roast in Hoover. Plan ahead so you can shop some of the coolest items from local artisans and makers from around the greater Birmingham area. Be sure to grab a coffee and pastry while you’re there.

Where: Wild Roast, 585 Shades Crest Rd, Hoover, AL 35226
Date: Sunday, November 1 | Sunday, November 29 | Sunday, December 13
Time: 11AM-5PM

2. Annual Christmas Open House

Mercantile by Miller
The Mercantile by Miller’s Facebook page

The holiday spirit hits early this year at The Mercantile by Miller with their Annual Christmas Open House. Shop over 50 booths filled with unique items including:

  • Antiques
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Gifts
  • Jewelry
  • And more!

Where: The Mercantile by Miller, 5287 US-280 Ste 249, Birmingham, AL 35242
Dates: November 2, 4 + 7
Time: 10AM-Noon | 2-4PM. Reserve your shopping time here.


Moss Magic
Find amazing work by Celeste Amparo Pfau. Photo via Magic City Art Connection

Magic City Art Connection and Moss Rock Festival have created something special for 2020—an all-new hybrid event called MOSS MAGIC.

While this event is filled with all sorts of exciting activities, it’s also an ideal spot to shop local artists and creators for holiday gifts and more.

Where: Hoover Metropolitan Complex, 100 Ben Chapman Dr, Hoover, AL 35244
Date: November 7-8 
Time: Saturday 10AM-5PM | Sunday 10AM-4PM
Price: Day Ticket – $10 | Weekend Ticket – $15 | Kids 15 and under – FREE. 

4. Downtown Homewood Holiday Open House: Market Days

So many stores. So little time. Photo by Becca McHaffie via Unsplash

Looking to get that holiday shopping done early this year? Mark your calendar for downtown Homewood’s annual event—Holiday Open House: Market Days.

During this three-day event, visit Homewood’s unique shops for local items and gifts. Live music will take place each day at 3PM on 18th Street South.

Bonus: Send in three receipts from Homewood businesses to the Homewood Chamber of Commerce and be entered to win a gift card to one of Homewood’s coolest shops.

Where: Downtown Homewood, 2850 19th St S, Birmingham, AL 35209
Date: Thursday-Wednesday, November 5-11
Time: 3-8PM

5. Fall Market

The Divines
Shop alongside The Divines during the Fall Market at Stadium Trace Village in Hoover. Photo via The Divines’ Facebook page

Hoover’s Stadium Trace Village is one of the hottest spots for food, drinks and live entertainment. It gets even better on Sunday, November 15 with a Fall Market that includes everything from local artists and entrepreneurs to live music from Birmingham-based funk cover band The Divines.

Where: Stadium Trace Village, Stadium Trace Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
Date: Sunday, November 15
Time: 1-4PM
Price: FREE

6. Market Noel

Junior League Birmingham
You’ll find so many great gifts for family and friends, and even yourself at Market Noel. Photo via Junior League Birmingham’s Facebook page

Let out those excited squeals because Market Noel is back November 16-22.

This year’s event will be a one-stop virtual marketplace, so grab your wallet and laptop and prepare for the ultimate online shopping spree.

Market Noel is currently in the planning stages, so check here for updates as new information is released.

What’s extra special about this event is that it benefits the Junior League of Birmingham—an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Where: Online
Date: Monday-Sunday, November 16-22
Time: 24 hours
Price: $10-$250

7. Holiday Open House and Auction 

Studio By The Tracks
Discover cool art from local artists and more at Studio By The Tracks in Irondale. Photo via Studio By The Tracks’ Facebook page

For a holiday market that offers a little bit of everything, check out the Holiday Open House Event and Auction on Saturday, November 21.

Benefiting Studio By The Tracks, the event will feature:

  • An Indoor Sale with artwork, ceramics, prints, cards, apparel, masks, pillows, total bags, jewelry + more by artists from the studio.
  • An Outdoor Market highlight 15 local art vendors + food.
  • An Online Art Auction with 35 works of art from donating artists. Access the auction via Studio By The Track’s website November 21-22 between 9AM and 8PM.

Mask up—they’re required.

Where: Studio By The Tracks, 301 20th St S, Irondale, AL 35210
Date: Saturday, November 21
Time: 9AM

8. Ross Bridge Holiday Market

Ross Bridge Farmer's Market
Show your love for the Magic City T-shirt style. Photo via Ross Bridge Farmer’s Market’s Facebook page3

Local farmers, artisans, food trucks and more. Discover it all during the Ross Bridge Holiday Market November 20.

As you stroll through this outdoor market, chow down on declines eats from fave Birmingham food trucks and grab some holiday gifts along the way. Bring the whole family and be sure to social distance.

Where: Ross Bridge Farmer’s Market, 2080 Grand Ave, Birmingham, AL 35226
Date: Friday, November 20
Time: 4PM

9. Totally Christmas 2020

Shop ’til you drop. Photo by freestocks via Unsplash

It’s time to go “Totally Christmas” with this annual holiday-themed event. Located at the Trussville Civic Center, this year’s event will feature local vendors, boutiques, arts and crafts and more.

Where: Trussville Civic Center, 5381 Trussville Clay Rd, Trussville, AL 35173
Date: November 20-21
Time: Friday, 9AM-8PM | Saturday, 9AM-4PM
Price: FREE

10. Holiday Faire Market: An Online Auction benefiting Alabama Waldorf

Alabama Waldorf
Previous years at the Holiday Faire Market were in-person and featured tons of cool items. Photo via Alabama Waldorf’s Facebook page

Education has taken a hit in 2020, so consider supporting a local school during their upcoming fundraisers. One coming up this December is the Holiday Faire Market benefiting Alabama Waldorf School. This is the school’s primary annual fundraiser and this year will be an online auction. So fun!

The auction is free and open to the public and will feature:

  • Artwork
  • Jewelry
  • Wellness experiences
  • Services
  • And more!

During the auction, you can also order made-from-scratch soups and sweets. Order in advance for pickup on Saturday, December 5. Menu and order form available Monday, November 2.

Where: Online
Date: Thursday-Sunday, December 3-6
Price: FREE. Shop in advance with Early-Bird tickets. Available Monday, November 2 for $20. Follow the Facebook Event for info on how to buy tickets and to take part in the auction.

11. Woodlawn Street Market

Woodlawn Street Market
Shop local merchants during the Woodlawn Street Market. Photo via Woodlawn Street Market’s Facebook page

No market guide is complete without the Woodlawn Street Market. Make plans to attend this beloved urban market in the heart of historic Woodlawn on Sunday, December 6.

Expect live entertainment and food along with local merchants selling a variety of unique goods.

Where: Woodlawn Street Market
Date: Sunday, December 6
Time: Noon
Price: FREE

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