A Guide to Downtown Phoenix Holiday Markets, Vendor Fairs, Festivals
November 30, 2017 by Fara Illich
One of Downtown Phoenix’s open-air markets, vendor fairs or festivals are guaranteed to take your holiday shopping list from chore to cheer.
Roosevelt Row Arts District & Grand Avenue / Friday, Dec. 1 / 6-10 p.m. / Free
Every first Friday, Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue come alive with local artwork, artisan crafts, vintage goods, jewelry and culinary treats. Over the years, the art walk has evolved into one of the largest in the United States, with wonderful gifts in all price ranges. Besides the outdoor vendors, check out some great local shops like MADE Art Boutique, The Bosque Phoenix and Revolver Records. Click here for more info.
Willetta Street from Seventh to 17th avenues / Saturday, Dec. 2 from 6-9 p.m. / Sunday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. / $20 for the home tour, market is free
In addition to home tours, the F.Q. Story neighborhood will host a street fair marketplace on Sunday, perfect for the whole family. The tour begins on Saturday night with carolers and decked out streets, lined with luminarias and lights. On Sunday, the home tour continues with the addition of dozens of arts, crafts and yummy food vendors. Click here for more info.
Margaret T. Hance Park / December 8-10 / Friday 12-5 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Free
From photography to ceramics, Phoenix Festival of the Arts offers amazing gifts for the holidays, handcrafted by Arizona’s finest artists and craftspeople. In addition to dozens of vendors, attendees can pause to check out top-notch performances, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and family zone for the little ones. This event is great for the art-lovers on your list. Click here for more info.
DeSoto Central Market / Sunday, Dec. 10 / 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Free
Retro, vintage and handmade vendors will be selling their wares throughout the building. Shoppers will get to enjoy beer, wine and cocktails from the DCM Bar, and experience top-notch dining options like Adobo Dragon, Walrus & the Pearl, and more. Click here for more info.
Phoenix Public Market / Thursday, Dec. 14 and 21 / 5-10 p.m. / Free
For two Thursday nights in December, the Phoenix Public Market offers a holiday shopping extravaganza with local vendors, food trucks, lots of live entertainment, “Hipster Santa,” and enough beer to stay cheerful the whole night through. Focusing on local and handmade jewelry, crafts, food items, clothing, artwork and more, Phoestivus makes stress-free, one-stop shopping a breeze. Click here for more info.
Made Art Boutique / Friday, Dec. 15 / 6-10 p.m. / Free
Third Fridays on Roosevelt Row are way more chill than First Fridays, with the same great art and less of a party-type atmosphere. Located on the corner of Fifth and Roosevelt streets, MADE Art Boutique is a locally owned retail and community space carrying one-of-a-kind items, handmade by more than 100 artists. During the Third Friday “Market at MADE,” you can find great jewelry, pottery, books, clothes for kids and adults, and much more. Click here for more info.