| 10/26/2023 | Updated | Holiday |   

2023 Holiday Craft Shows and Bazaars in Bellingham and Whatcom County

Holiday shopping doesn't have to be a hassle. Head to one of these holiday markets, craft shows, or bazaars in and around Bellingham and make a fun outing of it! Many of these markets feature locally made goods, from artwork and crafts to jewelry, clothing, food items, and more. Happy shopping!

November 4

Ditch the Ordinary: Discover Unforgettable Holiday Gifts at Blaine's Seas to See Pop-Up Holiday Art Show & Sale 

This unique event promises to be a visual feast for art lovers and holiday shoppers. The art show will feature an array of diverse art forms, from mesmerizing photography to intricate woodwork. The Sea to See Pop-Up Holiday Art Show & Sale is an exciting platform for artists to showcase their talents. The event brings together some of the most talented photographers, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and mixed media artists, as well as woodworkers in the Whatcom County area. 

November 11

More than 50 vendors will be showcasing their one-of-a-kind items including handmade crafts, jewelry, artwork, clothing, holiday decor, toys, unique gifts and more! There's also a delicious bake sale with proceeds benefiting Bellingham World Relief. This long-standing event is an awesome community-wide opportunity to enjoy a day of shopping, treats and getting in the holiday spirit.

November 17 - December 24

Start this beautiful holiday season off with Allied Arts annual Holiday Festival of the Arts! Starring over 100 local artisans and craftspeople presenting their holiday goodies; consisting of one-of-a-kind gifts, specialty food and treats, stunning jewelry, and paintings. From fragrant handcrafted soaps to homemade sweet treats, there will be something for everyone on Santa’s list. 

November 11

Come to Sudden Valley's Historical Dance Barn and attend a Holiday Market where makers from Whatcom and Skagit Counties are coming together to showcase their handcrafted items. Enjoy a scenic drive to Sudden Valley while you shop and support local artists.

November 17 

Don’t miss this second annual Holiday Open House & Soirée! Come out to the Beauty Barn for a magical evening full of fiery enchantment. 

Enjoy holiday shopping, live music, giveaway's, demo's, festive refreshments and treats, and specials so hot they're sure to make you melt! The beauty barn will be stocked with all of your favorite products and loads of lovely gifts to give, stocking stuffers galore, not to mention an entire table of local favorite Coast to Coast REusable goodies. 

Complimentary KBB Tote Bag with Free Gift for first 100 people to attend.

November 25 & 26

Shop Small Weekend Market! We are hosting a small market to jumpstart your holiday shopping. The gallery is also on the map for the Fairhaven Art Walk from 4pm-7pm.

November 25 & 26 / December 16 & 17

Bellingham Makers Market is bringing back a brand-new holiday market! Get into the festive spirit and discover unique gifts while showing your support for local artisans at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. 

This enchanting event will offer a fantastic opportunity to stock up on gifts for all of your loved ones, from hand-crafted soaps, sustainable goods and exquisite art to delectable food items, stylish clothing, aromatic candles, and stunning jewelry. Reel Mobile will also be taking part this year, a 1957 Scotsman trailer converted into a super fly vintage photo booth!

November 28 

It’s the cutest shopping expurrience around! NEKO Cat Cafe’s Pawliday MarCat is coming back to the cat room with 5+ local cat-loving makers & artists! With the help of 20+ feline purrsonal shoppers: it's the best way to stock up on unique handmade gifts (and treat yourself to kitty snugs in the purrocess!). 

Sip on wintry drinks, shop and hang out with NEKO’s adoptable cats! Each kitty shopping session is 45 minutes of purrrfection. Tickets are highly recommended, so don't furget to get your paws on them before they're all gone!

First three weekends in December

Shop small this holiday season at Pacific Arts Market, this year located at Bellis Fair Mall

Enjoy carefully curated handmade gifts including candles, soaps, jewelry, ceramics, photography, woodwork, clothing, desserts, resin pour art, fiber arts and beautifully up-cycled décor. Come out and meet the artists in their element! 

Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: Dec 1-3, 8-10, and 15-17, 10am-6pm.

December 9

Head to Kulshan Brewing's K2 location in the Roosevelt neighborhood for their annual Holiday Makers Market! Browse gifts and goods from over 30 local and sustainably focused creatives. 

December 9  

Get ready for a whimsical winter wonderland at the Children’s Holiday Market! Spend a day of festive fun as little artisan’s and entrepreneurs showcase their delightful gifts and goodies. 

Bring small bills-all sales are cash only. This event is fun for the whole family! 

December 10

Come enjoy a holiday market unlike any other in town! Enjoy live music, Santa photos, tarot card reading, face painting, shopping, drinks, food, and so much more! A portion of each dollar spent will benefit Shifting Gears, a local non-profit focused on encouraging women to experience the outdoors. 

December 16

Brought to you by the Ferndale Arts Commission! Come to a winter creative festival for music, cheer, and local hand made arts and crafts. 

10am-4pm, Saturday, December 16 at the Pioneer Pavilion in Ferndale! For information please email ferndale.creative@gmail.com.

December 16

Waterfront Artist Studios opens their doors for a Holiday Art Mart. Come shop handmade and unique gifts for the special people on your list! This Art Mart is one weekend only so be sure to swing by!

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