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Des Moines Area Holiday Market and Craft Show Guide 2017

Des Moines Holiday Markets

The countdown to Christmas is on! Whether you’ve already started your Christmas shopping or haven’t even made your list yet, we’ve got you covered! Shop local and support small businesses and local crafters and artisans and give everyone on your list truly unique, handmade gifts.

Be sure to check out our November Guide for other family-friendly events and activities going on around Des Moines!

Send us an email if we missed anything, and we will add it to the list!

Here is a guide to Des Moines area holiday markets, craft shows, and markets featuring local and handmade Christmas gifts.

November 3 – 5 | Des Moines Holiday Boutique, Iowa Events Center
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping at the all new Des Moines Holiday Boutique featuring more than 200 vendors.
Tickets: Adults $12 at door; $10 online; Ages 12 & under free

November 9 – 11 | Garden Barn Christmas Open House 11879 G 24 Highway, Indianola
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Find unique gifts as well as holiday décor and vintage style at this1886 Historic Iowa Barn.

November 10–11 | Beaverdale Holiday Boutique Holy Trinity Catholic School, 2926 Beaver Ave Des Moines
Friday 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Don’t miss the 40th annual boutique including one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, glassware, baked goods, and more.
Price: $4; Ages 12 & under free

November 10–12 | Junk Jubilee Jingles Varied Industries Building, Iowa State Fair Grounds
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Love vintage treasures? This is the place to shop for unique vintage, mid-century, and industrial pieces.
Tickets: $8 for adults; ages 14 and under free

November 11 | Sip & Shop Local Boutique The Studio 5571 University Ave, Windsor Heights
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Support local business! Featuring local makers along with wine, coffee, water, and snacks.

November 11–12 | Holiday Craft and Vendor Show Jordan Creek Town Center
Shop from 40 exhibits and check out the fun zone for kids with face painting and photos.

November 16 | Sparkle & Stationary Holiday Trunk Show Ivory House Photography 1300 Walnut St, Ste 104 Des Moines
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

November 17 | East Village Holiday Promenade Historic East Village
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Kick off of holiday season at the 16th annual promenade featuring free horse-drawn trolley rides, carolers, ice skating, ice sculpting, and more.

November 17–18 | Downtown Winter Farmers Market Capital Square and Kaleidoscope at the Hub
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

November 17 – 19 | Iowa’s Largest Arts & Crafts Show Iowa State Fairgrounds
Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Check out more than 300 exhibits and vendors
Tickets: $6 in advance; $7 at the door. Free parking

November 24 | Market Day Black Friday Capital Square 400 Locust St, Des Moines
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The place to be to see 75 of the best Midwest makers. The first 150 people through the doors will receive a free bag with swag.

November 25 | Small Business Saturday Historic Valley Junction
With more than 150 specialty shops and businesses, Valley Junction has all your holiday shopping needs covered.

November 25 | Small Business Saturday Vendor Fair Jasper Winery 2400 George Flagg Pkwy Des Moines
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Knock out your holiday shopping with more than 25 local vendors. 

December 1–3 | Christkindlmarket Cowles Commons 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines
Fri -Sat 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A German-inspired Christmas market featuring old-world crafts, live polka music, kid’s activities, and more.
Free and open to the public

December 1–2 | Holiday Market Central Presbyterian Church 39th and Grand Avenue, Des Moines
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come see more than 50 vendors selling antiques, jewelry, pottery, baked goods, and more.
Free to attend

December 2 | Orchard Place PACE Winter Vendor & Craft Festival 620 8th St Des Moines
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Check out local vendors, crafters, and artists, and two “Cookies & Canvas” workshops to benefit Orchard Place children and families.
Tickets: $5; kids 12 and under free

December 2 | Handmade Sip ’N’ Shop Uplift Fitness Studio 3000 SE Grimes Blvd Ste 300
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 2 | St. Theresa Church Ladies Annual STARS BAZAAR
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Don’t miss more than 20 vendors, a cookie walk, and Breafast with Santa (reservations required).

December 3 | Advent Shop Gateway Church Central Campus 1800 Grand Ave Des Moines
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

December 3 | Holiday Craft Fair & Live Music Summerset Winery 15101 Fairfax St, Indianola
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December 10 | Brilliant Crafts and Wares Fair 5 Vaudeville Mews 212 4th St Des Moines
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Drink, shop local, and be merry! 

December 10 | Hello Holiday in Color Hello Charlie Studio, 118 SE 4th St Ste 119 Des Moines
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
An exclusive shopping event showcasing high-quality vendors and boutiques for holiday 2017! Come see one-of-a-kind, handmade, local and uncommon products for women, children, and families. 
Tickets: $10

December 15 – 16 | Downtown Winter Farmers Market Capital Square and Kaleidoscope at the Hub
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

December 16 | Very Merry Craft & Vendor Show Grimes Community Complex 410 SE Main St, Grimes
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We work hard to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location and other information before heading to an event or activity, since it may change.


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