Holiday Markets in Rhode Island to Hit Up this Month
Discover a variety of local artists and vendors during the gift giving season.
Discover a variety of local artists and vendors at these holiday markets, and find gifts for everyone on your list.
Blackstone River Theatre Holiday Craft Fair and Festival
Come out and support Blackstone River Theatre programming as well as area craft vendors and home-based businesses while you do your holiday shopping locally! The festival will have twenty-five vendors on site, including L&N Toasty Totes (handmade pocketbooks, sling bags and more), Scentsy Wickless Candles, Ducharme Creations in Wood (handmade wooden plaques, ornaments and more), Wooden Buttons (Creative and Fun Crochet Children’s wear) and more. This free event will also feature live music from the likes of Bob Drouin, Josh Kane, Ed Sweeney, Dean Robinson, Cathy Clasper-Torch, Atwater~Donnelly, The Vox Hunters and The Broad Street Fiddlers, plus raffle prizes and a bake sale table.
How to Visit: Sat., Dec. 3, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Details: 549 Broad St., Cumberland, 725-9272, riverfolk.org
This artisan and vintage market has a different lineup of vendors the first three Friday nights and Sundays in December. Get your hands on unique items to gift to family members and decorate your home with. Choose from a variety of things including plants, ornaments, vintage vinyl, upcycled clothing, handcrafted jewelry, candles, wreaths and more. Plus, delicious food trucks and beverage vendors like RI Cruisin’ Cocktails, New Harvest and Providence Brewery will be on site.
How to visit: Fridays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, 5–9 p.m.; Sundays, Dec.4, 11 and 18, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Details: Farm Fresh Market Hall, 10 Sims Ave., Providence, 401-484-7783, providenceflea.com
Foundry Artists Holiday Show and Sale
In addition to a wide selection of one-of-a-kind wares from local artisans, this longstanding holiday show also hosts a charitable silent auction where visitors can bid on handmade clothing, jewelry, glass, ceramics and more from each of the Foundry Artists. All proceeds of the 2022 silent auction will benefit New Urban Arts. Bidding ends at 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, with the winners contacted on Monday, December 5. And while the Foundry Artists Holiday Show is free, they do ask visitors to bring a canned good or goods if they are able to support the Rhode Island Food Bank
How to Visit: Fri., Dec. 2, 12–8 p.m.; Sat and Sun., Dec. 3–4, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 9, 12–8 p.m.; Sat and Sun., Dec. 10–11, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Details: The Pawtucket Armory Center for the Arts, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket, foundryshow.com
Bristol Christmas Festival
Along with holiday shipping opportunities, this two-day European-style Christmas market features wood-carving demonstrations, craft tables, free photos with Santa, warm mulled wine from Two Gals Cocktails and traditional holiday fare like German pretzels, specialty meats, apple cakes and more.
How to Visit: Sat., Dec. 10, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun. noon–6 p.m.
Details: 400 Hope St., Bristol, christmasbristolri.com.
Holiday Arts Market
Join the Jamestown Arts Center in supporting the creative work of local artists, designers and craftspeople at their annual Holiday Arts Market. Admission is free and open to the public. This year, the center is honored to have artist submissions juried by Terry Allen Lanza, independent curator, designer, stylist and JAC Exhibition Committee member, and Marie Samuels, independent arts advisor and founder of Newport Curates.
How to Visit: Friday, Dec. 9, 5:30 –7:30 pm and Sat. Dec. 10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Details: 18 Valley St., Jamestown, 560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org
Mount Hope Farm Holiday Market
The Mount Hope Farm Holiday Market combines the regular farmers market vendors with a variety of local artisan vendors. This year, the event is taking place at Pivotal Brewing Company . If you have last-minute holiday shopping to do, head for the market and grab everything you need.
How to visit: Sat., Dec. 17. 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Herbs and Mylk Holidays Market
Herbs and Mylk is hosting more than twenty local vendors for all your holiday shopping and treat needs at its holiday market on Saturday, December 17, including the likes of Pinkie Swear Co., the Donut Shack, Dark Horse Candles, Jillian Lauren Art and more. And, of course, Herbs and Mylk will also have its Winter Wonderland Collection of soaps, sugar scrubs and body butters on full display. The best part of all? Your dollars will benefit great causes: 100% of vendor fees and a portion of all Herbs and Mylk sales will be donated to Boston Children’s Hospital, Be the Match and A Wish Come True.
How to visit: Sat. Dec 17. 12–4 p.m.