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The Cadillac Lodge at the Downtown Detroit Market.
Michelle Gerard

The best holiday markets in Detroit

Where to buy gifts made in Detroit this season

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The Cadillac Lodge at the Downtown Detroit Market.
| Michelle Gerard

The holiday season is upon us, and while you could just get all of your shopping done with the click of a button or at a mall, there are plenty of options to buy local gifts while enjoying the city this winter.

We’ve rounded up the best markets, pop-ups, and shopping events in Detroit this holiday season that feature local makers, artisans, and businesses.

Stay tuned, as we’ll continue to update this list as more markets are announced.

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1. Noel Night

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The biggest holiday event in Detroit, Noel Night takes place across a wide swath of Midtown and includes all the major cultural centers and shops in the area. The Winter Art & Retail Market at Warren and Woodward avenues, which will be open most of the day, will feature 50 pop-up vendors. In addition to shopping, there will be light displays, horse-drawn carriages, crafting activities, over 100 performances—all free.

Th 47th annual Noel Night takes place on Saturday, December 7 from 1-10 p.m.

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2. Detroit Artists Market

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4719 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-8540
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Calling itself the “longest-running holiday art market in Michigan,” Art for the Holidays at the Detroit Artists Market has been around since the late 1960s. This shop, featuring a wide array fine art and gifts from Detroit artists, is open through December 28.

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3. Downtown Detroit Markets

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1201 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226

The two markets at Capitol Park and Cadillac Square feature 17 vendors—from streetwear brands and artmakers to bath products and food producers—selling goods out of glass sheds. The Cadillac Lodge—a large, covered event space—has even more local goods, including beverages from Eastern Market Brewing Co. and Blake’s Hard Cider.

They’ll be open every day of the week except Monday and Tuesday through January 1.

4. Shop for a Cause Holiday Mart

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33 E Adams St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-7575
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For those who want to make sure their holiday shopping money goes towards a good cause, stop by this market at the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery. The sixth annual “socially responsible” market will feature goods and crafts made locally and in emerging nations with proceeds going to Detroit-area nonprofits.

The Shop for a Cause Holiday Mart takes place on Saturday, November 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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5. Holiday Market at Eastern Market

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Eastern Market
Detroit, MI

At Eastern Market, Saturdays are a year-round event. But during the holiday season, the market opens up on seven select Tuesdays and Sundays as well, including a night market on December 19. This is always a great opportunity to do some holiday meal shopping alongside gift-buying.

See Eastern Market’s website for exact dates.

6. Detroit Urban Craft Fair

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500 Temple St
Detroit, MI 48201

The Masonic Temple gets crafty December 6-8 as the Detroit Urban Craft Fair takes over. Over 100 crafters and artists will be selling their wares at the event. Tickets are $1 Saturday and Sunday, and $10 on Friday night.

7. Ponyride Holiday Maker’s Market

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5001 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48208

Taking place at the Grand on River, the annual holiday market features goods from over a dozen Detroit makers. It’s also right around the corner from the new Ponyride location, which is hosting an open house.

The Maker’s Market takes place on December 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

8. The SHOP: Holiday Edition

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440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 879-5250
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On November 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., this weekly Friday retail pop-up at TechTown takes on a holiday flare with a wider selection of sellers.

9. Pewabic Holiday Shopping Night

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10125 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 626-2000
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The historic Pewabic Pottery will be open Wednesday, December 11 from 5-9 p.m. for a special holiday shopping night. In addition to refreshments, there’s usually discounts on Pewabic’s classic hand-made goods.

10. POST

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14500 Kercheval Ave
Detroit, MI 48215
(313) 939-2172
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Want to make your own gifts this holiday season? The head to Post, which is hosting workshops throughout December for those who want to make wreaths, cards, keychains, bath products, and try out screen-printing on textiles and notebooks. A full schedule can be found here.

And if you do want to shop, POST also offers an array of Detroit-made goods.

11. Hamtramck Open Market

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11500 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

This free event at Woodward Throwbacks will feature 40 local food and craft makers from Hamtramck and Detroit. It takes place on Saturday, December 16 from 6-11 p.m.

12. Small Business Saturday

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A number of commercial corridors will have special events on Small Business Saturday, which takes place on November 24. That includes Grandmont-Rosedale, which will have over 30 vendors at the Grand River Workplace, and the many small businesses open on the Avenue of Fashion.

13. GM RenCen Holiday Headquarters

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Renaissance Center, 100 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243

The GM RenCen will host 30 Detroit businesses for one week each in a rotating marketplace. The pop-up shops will be open on level one of the 300 tower, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting December 2.

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1. Noel Night

Detroit, MI 48201
Photo by Michelle Gerard

The biggest holiday event in Detroit, Noel Night takes place across a wide swath of Midtown and includes all the major cultural centers and shops in the area. The Winter Art & Retail Market at Warren and Woodward avenues, which will be open most of the day, will feature 50 pop-up vendors. In addition to shopping, there will be light displays, horse-drawn carriages, crafting activities, over 100 performances—all free.

Th 47th annual Noel Night takes place on Saturday, December 7 from 1-10 p.m.

2. Detroit Artists Market

4719 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Courtesy Detroit Artists Market

Calling itself the “longest-running holiday art market in Michigan,” Art for the Holidays at the Detroit Artists Market has been around since the late 1960s. This shop, featuring a wide array fine art and gifts from Detroit artists, is open through December 28.

4719 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

3. Downtown Detroit Markets

1201 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226

The two markets at Capitol Park and Cadillac Square feature 17 vendors—from streetwear brands and artmakers to bath products and food producers—selling goods out of glass sheds. The Cadillac Lodge—a large, covered event space—has even more local goods, including beverages from Eastern Market Brewing Co. and Blake’s Hard Cider.

They’ll be open every day of the week except Monday and Tuesday through January 1.

1201 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226

4. Shop for a Cause Holiday Mart

33 E Adams St, Detroit, MI 48226
Via Facebook

For those who want to make sure their holiday shopping money goes towards a good cause, stop by this market at the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery. The sixth annual “socially responsible” market will feature goods and crafts made locally and in emerging nations with proceeds going to Detroit-area nonprofits.

The Shop for a Cause Holiday Mart takes place on Saturday, November 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

33 E Adams St
Detroit, MI 48226

5. Holiday Market at Eastern Market

Eastern Market, Detroit, MI

At Eastern Market, Saturdays are a year-round event. But during the holiday season, the market opens up on seven select Tuesdays and Sundays as well, including a night market on December 19. This is always a great opportunity to do some holiday meal shopping alongside gift-buying.

See Eastern Market’s website for exact dates.

Eastern Market
Detroit, MI

6. Detroit Urban Craft Fair

500 Temple St, Detroit, MI 48201

The Masonic Temple gets crafty December 6-8 as the Detroit Urban Craft Fair takes over. Over 100 crafters and artists will be selling their wares at the event. Tickets are $1 Saturday and Sunday, and $10 on Friday night.

500 Temple St
Detroit, MI 48201

7. Ponyride Holiday Maker’s Market

5001 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48208

Taking place at the Grand on River, the annual holiday market features goods from over a dozen Detroit makers. It’s also right around the corner from the new Ponyride location, which is hosting an open house.

The Maker’s Market takes place on December 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

5001 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48208

8. The SHOP: Holiday Edition

440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

On November 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., this weekly Friday retail pop-up at TechTown takes on a holiday flare with a wider selection of sellers.

440 Burroughs St
Detroit, MI 48202

9. Pewabic Holiday Shopping Night

10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

The historic Pewabic Pottery will be open Wednesday, December 11 from 5-9 p.m. for a special holiday shopping night. In addition to refreshments, there’s usually discounts on Pewabic’s classic hand-made goods.

10125 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

10. POST

14500 Kercheval Ave, Detroit, MI 48215

Want to make your own gifts this holiday season? The head to Post, which is hosting workshops throughout December for those who want to make wreaths, cards, keychains, bath products, and try out screen-printing on textiles and notebooks. A full schedule can be found here.

And if you do want to shop, POST also offers an array of Detroit-made goods.

14500 Kercheval Ave
Detroit, MI 48215

11. Hamtramck Open Market

11500 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

This free event at Woodward Throwbacks will feature 40 local food and craft makers from Hamtramck and Detroit. It takes place on Saturday, December 16 from 6-11 p.m.

11500 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

12. Small Business Saturday

Detroit, MI 48221

A number of commercial corridors will have special events on Small Business Saturday, which takes place on November 24. That includes Grandmont-Rosedale, which will have over 30 vendors at the Grand River Workplace, and the many small businesses open on the Avenue of Fashion.

13. GM RenCen Holiday Headquarters

Renaissance Center, 100 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243

The GM RenCen will host 30 Detroit businesses for one week each in a rotating marketplace. The pop-up shops will be open on level one of the 300 tower, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting December 2.

Renaissance Center, 100 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243