Holiday Shopping Events: Christmas in the Twin Cities 2019

Christmas is just around the corner. Are you dreading the crowded malls? Never fear, we have collected some unique Holiday Shopping Events for you to make this year’s retail experience enjoyable for the whole family. Events start as early as November 1st and run through Christmas Eve. Mark your calendar with your favorites, and mix shopping with family fun this year.

2019 Holiday Shopping Events Guide

Textile Center’s Holiday Gallery Shop
Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis
The Textile Center is currently accepting entries for the 2019 Shop
In 2018 it was open Daily November through December
Shop for handmade fiber art, including wearables, home decor, gift items, as well as books, art supplies, and craft kits. Your purchase supports local and national artists!

Holiday Bazaar
Historic Courthouse, 101 W. Pine St, Stillwater
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10am to 4pm; and Sunday, November 24, 2019, 11am to 3pm
Explore the Historic Courthouse decorated for the season, enjoy live music, and shop for gifts. Proceeds benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund.

Christmas at the Courthouse

Christmas at the Courthouse. Image courtesy of Washington County Parks

Find More Holiday Events: 2019 Family Fun Twin Cities Christmas & Holiday Guide

14th Annual Green Gifts Fair Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10am to 5pm $1 donation/person accepted at the door
Do It Green! Minnesota  is hosting a Green Gifts Fair at Midtown Global Market.  Throughout the market, there will be more than 85 local eco-vendors selling their green, recycled, fair-trade and organic gifts. Plus there will be food samples, music and kids activities.  Pick up the latest Do It Green Directory.

Loring Park, Minneapolis November 29, 2019-December 22, 2019
Last minute gifts for our family and lots of fun to be had by all.  Including yummy food, warm beverages, and local artisans and businesses.  Hope to see you there!

minneapolisBe sure to check out all this free fun every Thursday-Sunday until December 22.

  • Fireworks Displays
  • Santa Visits
  • 10 Holiday Movie Nights 
  • Free Skating at Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate
  • Kids Zone
  • Local Musical Performances
  • Bonfires & Warming Houses
  • Free Rides on Saturdays via Metro Transit.

Old-Fashioned Holiday Bazaar
Landmark Center, St. Paul

Thursday & Friday, December 5-6, 2019 10am-8pm | Saturday, December 7, 2019 10am-5pm
Admission: $5 • Age 12 and younger: free
Shop for handcrafted items including, jewelry, wreaths, paintings, woven and wearable art, handmade lotions, soaps and more! There will also be music, treats and chances to win prizes

No Coast Craft-o-Rama Holiday Sale Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis Friday, December 6, 2019, 3-8pm & Saturday, December 7, 2019 9am-5pm
Several years ago a group of local crafters and artists joined together to create Crafters Local 612, a nonprofit organization with a goal of promoting local arts and crafts and providing opportunities for these artists to share their crafts with the public. They do this with the No Coast Craft-o-Rama events that feature designers, artists, crafters, and other talented creators of unique handmade goods.

Holiday Shopping Events - Union Depot

St. Paul European Christmas Market – Union Depot

St. Paul European Christmas Market
Union Depot, 200 E Kellogg Blvd, St Paul
December 6, 2019 – December 22, 2019
Based on the European open air Christkindlmarkts like those in Germany and Austria. It’s a free event to attend with the opportunity to shop for unique, handmade gifts and decorations as well as eat yummy food.

Reindeer Day Linden Hills Neighborhood, Minneapolis 43rd & Upton Ave S Saturday, December 7, 2019
Free trolley rides, roast marshmallows over fire pits behind Heartfelt, Santa visits, strolling carolers and  in-store events. And what would Reindeer Day be without…live reindeer!

Watch for these 2018 Events Not Yet Announced For 2019

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