Tis the Season to Shop Local: Unique Shopping Opportunities Dec 8th – 10th, 2017

I love love love to shop local…and this month there are lots of cool opportunities to support local vendors at different New Jersey Events! So if you’re looking for something unique this season, be sure to check these events out!

Holiday CraftMorristown – December 8th – 10th
Holiday CraftMorristown, offers creative holiday shoppers and design lovers the rare opportunity to meet visionary artists and purchase their latest works at New Jersey’s most exciting holiday shopping experience. 165 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country will call the Morristown Armory home for the three days of this curated event.

These exceptional, indie artists infuse each of their handmade one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces with a distinctive creative vision: jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture and home décor pieces; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Visitors should make sure to bring their sweet tooth and plan to visit the gourmet specialty food section to fully experience hand-crafted delights.
Dates: December 8th – 10th, 2017
Address: Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, New Jersey
Cost: $9 (includes unlimited re-entry); seniors are $8; children under 6 are free

Sauce for the Goose Holiday Market – December 8th – 10th
The Arts Council of Princeton presents the annual Sauce for the Goose Market, a holiday sale of original work by local artists. Sauce for the Goose, now in its 24th year, has long been established as a resource for ceramics, glassware, ornaments, and other forms of fine art and craft for gift-giving. The three-day holiday market begins Friday, 4 – 8 pm with an opening reception catered by Chopt Creative Salad Co, located in the Princeton Shopping Center, from 5 – 7 pm, and continues on Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm. This year’s market will be held at the Arts Council of Princeton’s pop-up studio (next to Metropolis Spa and Salon) at the Princeton Shopping Center.
Dates: December 8th – 10th, 2017
Address: Princeton Shopping Center; 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton, NJ
Cost: Free

Krampus Bazaar – December 9th
A collection of handmade, unique goods and oddities like you’ve never seen before! Expect to go home with unique gifts for everybody on your Yule shopping list! Expect to see an eclectic selection including dark art, jewelry, witchy wears, punk rock goods, etc!Take a tour of the creepiest parts of White Hill Mansion, listen to the live music and definitely make sure you get to see the sideshow performances by Philadelphia’s own, Sickart Sideshow! Also, they will be hosting a Krampus Costume Contest!!
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 11am to 6pm
Address: 217 4th St, Fieldsboro, NJ
Cost: $10, 10 and under free

Asbury Fresh’s Winter Market – December 9th & 10th
2017 Winter Markets at the Asbury Park Brewery! Holiday brew, great music and local goods. Join the merriment every Saturday & Sunday by shopping with 40+ local artists and farms this holiday season at the Asbury Park Brewery
Date: December 9th & 10th, 2017; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Asbury Park Brewery; 810 Sewall Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

HDSID Holiday Market Winter Wonderland – December 9th & 10th
The HDSID Artist & Maker Market & Midnight Market NJ are pleased to announce their warm & cozy “Shopping Village” in a heated tent filled with tons of unique & fun specialty goods to satisfy all of your holiday shopping needs. Come & comfortably shop in their “Winter Wonderland” filled with one of a kind & diverse gift items created by brilliant artisans & crafters including art, jewelry, home accessories, clothing, & more at holiday budget friendly prices!! Sample tasty, delectable, assorted treats hand picked by the lovely ladies of Midnight Market NJ while taking in some christmas beats! This 2 day weekend event is one not to miss. + SANTA is taking time out from his busy schedule to come take pictures with the kids!
Date: December 9th & 10th, 2017; 12pm to 6:30pm
Address: Grove Street station; 325 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Cost: Free to attend

5th annual Sip & Shop “Holiday Love Drive” – December 9th & 10th
SIP & SAMPLE great local wines & sangrias. While SHOPPING & SUPPORTING awesome LOCAL CAPE MAY COUNTY small business owners, artist, jewelers, designers, photographers, authors, bakers, hand made gift crafters. All while supporting our local food banks for the holidays.
Date: Saturday, December 9th (11am-7:30pm)& Sunday, December 10th (11am-6pm) 2017
Address: Willow Creek Winery; 168 Stevens St, West Cape May, New Jersey
Cost: Free to attend

The Marketspace at Westfield – December 9th & 10th
The Marketspace at Westfield will be open during the first two consecutive weekends in December. This downtown storefront will feature a revolving selection of handcrafted wares and high-end gifts. Gift wrapping and entertainment available on-site. FREE TO ATTEND!
Dates: December 9th & 10th, 2017; 10am to 7pm
Address: 151 E. Broad St, Westfield, NJ
Cost: Free

Kick Off the Holiday Season at Terhune Orchards – December 9th & 10th
Come to Terhune Orchards for holiday festivities. Enjoy fun for the whole family with wagon rides and visiting our barn yard of animals. You can choose the perfect Christmas tree and wreath. Sample delicious Terhune Orchards Gift Basket “ingredients” – homemade baked goods, cheeses, apple butter and more. Choose the perfect gift for everyone on your list from the unique selection of gift baskets, with Terhune Orchards fruit, baked goods, and even wine. Hand packed and ready for local delivery or shipping.From 12-4pm you can visit with Santa in our barnyard. In the wine tasting room from 12pm-6pm, try our award winning wines and warm up with our hot mulled wine.
Dates: December 9th & 10th, 2017; 12pm to 6pm
Address: Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ
Cost: Free

Weihnachtsmarkt at the Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten – December 9th & 10th
Rooftop European Holiday Market! Weather permitting!
Dates: December 9th & 10th, 2017; 12pm to 7pm
Address: 527 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: Free

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar – December 9th & 10th
The Asbury Park Bazaar and the Asbury Park Boardwalk have partnered to bring you one of the most spectacular holiday markets in New Jersey! The event is free and all ages.
* Shopping from Amazing Handcraft & Vintage Vendors
* Photos with Santa & Giant Tree
* Live Music & Special Performances
* Hot Drink Bar & Seasonally-Inspired Food
* Kids Crafts & Holiday Workshops
* Fun, Festive Photobooth and Decor
* AP Toy & Coat Drive Benefit
Dates: December 9th & 10th, 2017; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Asbury Park Convention Hall; 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: Free

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