Tis the Season to Shop Local: Unique Shopping Opportunities December 15th – 19th, 2017

I love love love to shop local…and this weekend 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!

The Williams Center Maker’s Market – December 16th {I’ll be There}
The Williams Center is on a mission to help foster the relationship between emerging artists and local consumers. It will also include craft beer, wine and a DJ for the enjoyment of customers. It is our goal to make this event a setting where people come to meet, get inspired, spend money, but stay because its a fun social experience.
Date: Saturday, December 16th, 2017; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Williams Center, Rutherford, NJ
Cost: Free

Hudson Alternative Art Market – December 16th & 17th
A weekend of art and handmade goods, Sponsored by JC Oddities Market. Free parking on site, handicap accessible venue. All ages welcome.
Dates: December 16th & 17th, 2017; 12pm to 6pm
Address: Kearny Point; 78 John Miller Way, Kearny, New Jersey
Cost: Free Admission

Valenzano Winery’s Holly Jolly Weekend – December 16th & 17th
Join Valenzano for one last stop on your holiday trail. They’ll be decking the halls and prepping the punch for a weekend of fresh baked Christmas sweets, holiday music and an array of artisan vendors who all hope to offer that perfect last minute addition to your list.Admission includes wine tasting, access to the vendors, and an opportunity to grab a table and your favorite bottle of wine and take in the afternoon’s seasonal joy.
Dates: December 16th & 17th, 2017; 11am to 5pm
Address: Valenzano Winery; 1090 Route 206, Shamong, New Jersey
Cost: $10

Asbury Fresh’s Winter Market – December 16th & 17th
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 16th & 17th, 2017; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Asbury Park Brewery; 810 Sewall Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

Weihnachtsmarkt at the Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten – December 16th & 17th
Rooftop European Holiday Market! Weather permitting!
Dates: December 16th & 17th, 2017; 12pm to 7pm
Address: 527 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: Free

Heights Holiday Pop Up – December 17th
An afternoon of shopping & art at The Musicians Building. Shop from local Jersey City makers & artists this Holiday Season!
The Lucky Honeybee – Candles & Body Products
Spangle Pop – Jewelry, Wood Gifts, Christmas Crackers & more
Radical Wellness Essential Oils, Jewelry, & Gifts
Republic of Pigtails – Hair Accessories
Metal, Cloth & Wood- Jewelry
English Thyme Flowers – Terrariums & Floral Gifts
Author David Goodwin
Artists include Tina Maneca, Kirk Howle, Adam Rau, and Maria Mercadoodles
Date: Saturday, December 17th, 2017; 11am to 4pm
Address: 130 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: Free

Winter Wonderland Artisan Market – December 17th {I’ll be There}
The Winter Wonderland Artisan Market will be held at River Horse Brewing Co. in Ewing, NJ on Sunday December 17th from 1-7pm. Come out to see over 30 hand-picked hand made artisans and pick up some amazing original creations of the highest quality for your holiday needs! We’ll also be offering brewery tours and tastings, pints and flights, and River Horse beer and merchandise to go! This event is free to attend!
Date: Saturday, December 17th, 2017; 1pm-7pm
Address: 2 Graphics Dr, Ewing, NJ
Cost: Free

Holiday Marketplace at Hudson County Community College – December 17th
A day of great gift buys from local businesses and family fun, including a magician, puppet show, face painting, balloon animals, holiday book readings, kids’ crafts, Selfies with Santa and more! Parents, shop while your kids enjoy the festivities and demo some of The Culinary Arts Institute at HCCC’s upcoming spring programs!
12:00 – 1:00: Sew Your Own Felt Ornaments & Gifts with Joys in Teaching
1:00 – 1:30 Holiday Story Books to Stage with Speranza Theater Co. (Book Readings & Crafts)
1:30 – 3:30 Magic, Puppets, & Balloon Twisting
3:30 – 4:00 Holiday Story Books to Stage with Speranza Theater Co. (Book Readings & Crafts)
12:00 – 3:00 Face Painting for Kids
12:00 – 4:00 Selfies with Santa
Date: Sunday, December 17th, 2017; 12-4pm
Address: The Culinary Arts Institute at HCCC; 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: Free

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar – December 17th
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
Date: Sunday, December 17th, 2017; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Asbury Park Convention Hall; 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: Free

Hoboken Holiday Market {for Charity} – December 19th
a fun evening of holiday shopping at the first-ever Hoboken Holiday {Night} Market. Over 20 local vendors and boutiques will be at the W Hotel on Tuesday, December 19th selling unique gift items where you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. This event is the perfect way to personalize your holiday shopping and support local vendors.

The Hoboken Holiday Market is a charity event. Proceeds from all ticket sales will go to support the Dustin and Daniel Friedland scholarship foundation. The Friedland brothers were both Hoboken residents. Tragically, Dustin passed away in 2013 and Daniel passed away in 2017. Their sister Deanna, also a Hoboken resident, started a scholarship fund in their honor. The money will be allocated to students at Hoboken High School to promote higher education opportunities.
Date: Tuesday, December 19th, 2017; 6pm to 10pm
Address: W Hotel; 225 River Street, Hoboken, NJ
Cost: $10

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