Tis the Season to Shop Local: Unique Shopping Opportunities this Weekend

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 from December 1st – 3rd, 2017!

Christkindlmarkt – December 1st – 3rd
Tuckerton Seaport rolls out the holly for the Annual Christkindlmarkt on December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. This is a family fun three day event with late night hours on Friday, celebrating the traditions of the season with a Holiday Market and Craft Fair under a huge heated tent and throughout the Seaport buildings. Come jump start your holiday shopping. Get in the holiday spirit with a horse drawn wagon ride.
Date: December 1st – 3rd, 2017
Address: Tuckerton Seaport, Tuckerton, NJ
Cost: $5

Pitman Winter Village – December 2nd
Come shop locally made goods under twinkling Christmas lights during Pitman’s Winter Village! Trolley rides will transport you along the downtown district. Shops & restaurants will be open late. Carolers will be singing throughout town. Santa will be at Christmas Village for those looking to kick off the magic of the season.
Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017; 5:30pm
Address: Ballard Park, Pitman, NJ
Cost: Free

The StrangeXchange – December 2nd
Here comes another holiday StrangeXchange! Come One, Come All! Join the Strange Xchange and Weird NJ at the historic Wellmont Theater! Over 40 vendors selling unique, unusual and amazing items – perfect for one-of-a-kind gifts and stocking stuffers! So do some holiday shopping with us at The StrangeXchange! Fun for the entire family!
Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017; 11am to 5pm
Address: The Wellmont Theater; 5 Seymour St, Montclair, New Jersey
Cost: $5

Eat, Drink, & Buy Art – 2017 – December 2nd
Eat, Drink, & Buy Art! The annual pop-up art shop! This year at Metuchen’s new Whole Foods Market, and featuring a dozen local artists and artisans.
Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017; 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Address: Whole Foods Market; 645 Middlesex Ave,, Metuchen, New Jersey
Cost: Free to attend

The Marketspace at Westfield – December 2nd & 3rd
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 2nd & 3rd, 2017; 10am to 7pm
Address: 151 E. Broad St, Westfield, NJ
Cost: Free

Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market – December 2nd & 3rd
t’s easy to see why the Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market in Sparta, NJ continues to be ranked as “One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December in the State” – it’s simply at the top of the “to do” list for festive shoppers. This magical German Christmas Market beckons to all, with beautifully crafted and unique gifts from vendors near and afar. With the perfect backdrop of beautiful Lake Mohawk…why go anywhere else? The 2017 Market will be open to the public on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dates: December 2nd & 3rd, 2017
Address: Lake Mohawk; 21 Boardwalk, Lake Mohawk, NJ
Cost: Free admission, donations encouraged

Project: Market 2017 – December 2nd & 3rd
The City of Jersey City + THE JERSEY CITY PROJECT will celebrate its fifth Project: MARKET on December 2nd and 3rd, 2017. The heated outdoor market located in the Historic Downtown section of Jersey City, NJ will act as a kick-off to the holiday shopping season highlighting local, celebrating seasonal, and encouraging economic growth throughout the community.
Dates: December 2nd & 3rd, 2017; 11am to 6pm
Address: City Hall; 280 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey
Cost: Free

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar – December 2nd & 3rd
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 2nd, & 3rd, 2017; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Asbury Park Convention Hall; 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: Free

Weihnachtsmarkt at the Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten – December 2nd & 3rd
Rooftop European Holiday Market! Weather permitting!
Dates: December 2nd, & 3rd, 2017; 12pm to 7pm
Address: 527 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: Free

From the Garden Holiday Bazaar – December 3rd
Christmas and the Holidays comes once a year, so come celebrate with our friends this year by shopping local and giving your loved ones some of the loveliest, most original gifts around.
Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017; 10am to 4pm
Address: From The Garden Inc; 353 Fairfield Rd, Freehold, NJ
Cost: Free

Edible Jersey Holiday Market – December 3rd
The local businesses within Edible Jersey’s 2017 holiday issue help to create and support sustainable communities. This year, these businesses come together for Edible Jersey’s third annual holiday market to sell their locally made goods. The market will take place on December 3rd from 11am-4pm at The Willow School in Gladstone, and will feature dozens of vendors and locally crafted products, from wines to art work to gourmet foods and much more. Admission is free, but we kindly ask for a $5 donation to benefit the Pickals Foundation, whose proceeds help support a cure for ALS.
Date: Sunday, December 3rd, 2017; 11am to 4pm
Address: The Willow School, 1150 Pottersville Rd, Gladstone, NJ
Cost: $5 donation suggested

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