It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year and this holiday season is even more joyful than most thanks to the fact that we can actually eat, drink and be merry together. If, like us, you can’t wait to do all of the holiday things this season, might we suggest a quick visit to your local holiday market? Christmas markets are a fun, festive, sustainable and shipping delay-proof way to do your holiday shopping. Whether you’re on the hunt for that perfect gift for your furry friend, a candle for your new flame, a locally made throw blanket to cozy up your living room or just want to do some people-watching, check out one of these nine incredible Christmas markets in Los Angles.
The 9 Best Christmas Markets in Los Angeles
1. Culver City Arts District Holiday Night Market (december 10)
Get ready for a night of music, local artisans, food trucks, drinks and more at the Culver City Arts District Holiday Night Market from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, December 10. It’s a free, wonderful way to support small businesses in the area and a creative idea for a family outing or date night. (Plus, there’s free parking!)
Ivy Station, 8840 National Blvd., Culver City, CA
2. Unique La Holiday Market At The Row Dtla (december 11 & 12)
Shop small and have some fun along the way at The Row DTLA’s Unique LA Holiday Market. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12, The Row’s Unique LA Holiday Market is truly unique and includes a whopping 150 artists, designers and brands, plus fun activities like portrait drawing, DIY gift wrapping, lawn bowling and a wine bar. Ticket prices range from $12 for a single-day general admission pass to $30 for a two-day VIP ticket.
The Row DTLA, 777 S Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90021
3. Donna’s Holigay Market (december 11)
Enjoy gifts, stocking stuffers and great company from 30 queer vendors (as well as many people of color and members of the trans community). There are also haircuts, speed dating, a moonbounce, music, food and drinks. Check out the fun on Saturday, December 11 from noon to 7 p.m. at Donna’s Holigay Market.
Montecillo De Leo Politi, Recreation Lodge Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90012
4. Holiday Season Indoor & Outdoor Pop-up In Studio City (december 12)
If you’re in the valley and looking to enjoy some seasonally-appropriate cheer, consider stopping by the Holiday Season Indoor & Outdoor Pop-Up in Studio City. Not only are there 20-plus small businesses, but there are also indoor and outdoor shops so you can feel safe no matter what your comfort level is.
4354 Tujunga Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91604
5. Junior League Los Angeles Harvest Boutique At The Skirball Center (december 12)
The Junior League of Los Angeles’s Annual Harvest Boutique is where philanthropy and style meet. Shop small businesses and support the many LA-based organizations that JLLA Supports (Harvest Home, United Friends of the Children and Alliance, to name a few) while enjoying a festively decorated Skirball Center. This year you can knock off all of your holiday shopping in one place and take care of your holiday floral arrangements thanks to The Flower Truck LA’s Pop Up.
The Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
6. Holiday Pop Up Market At The Garey Building (december 18)
A holiday pop-up market with an ugly holiday sweater contest, fun dog activities, vendors, refreshments, photo ops, raffle and prizes? What more could you want? At the Holiday Pop Up Market at the Garey Building you can enjoy treats for yourself and your furry friends from local brands like Kono’s Treats, Paws, Journey, Happy Bond and more.
The Pasea at the Garey Building in Arts District, 905 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
7. Santa’s North Pole Journey At The Westfield Century City Mall (december 1 To 24)
Every day of December leading up to Christmas, Santa will be setting up camp at Santa’s North Pole Journey at the Westfield Century City Mall from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be games, opportunities to pose for photos with Santa, faux snow, a post office that sends letters directly to the North Pole, a holiday market and, of course, all of the shops and fun that are typically found at the Westfield Century City Mall.
The Westfield Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067
8. Angel City Market In Inglewood (december 19)
The Angel City Market Inglewood is basically the closest you’ll get to “walking in a winter wonderland” in LA. With more than 65 plus clothing, jewelry and accessories vendors, food, libations and opportunities to connect with your community, the Angel City Market has the promise of a fantastic family activity. There are also Frozen characters walking around, a live DJ, face painting and a kids play area. The entry fee is only $1, but young people under 16 and residents of Inglewood and Lennox get in free.
10903 South Inglewood Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90304
9. Disco Christmas Pop-up Night Market And Mixer (december 18)
With a name like the Disco Christmas Pop-Up Night Market and Mixer, you just know this Downtown LA attraction is going to be a total blast. From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Angelenos are invited to don their grooviest holiday attire and enjoy an evening of supporting small businesses, networking, prizes, live performances and more. There’s even an ugly sweater contest and admission is free.
440 Seaton Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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