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The Best 12 Holiday Shopping Events

Yelp’s Totally Bazaar

Vendors: 160

What’s there: New vendors this year include natural foot-care line Southern Hospitality, Hoosier Popcorn, and new ready-to-eat food option Jamaican Reggae Grill out of Carmel. The most important thing to know: For the first time ever, all Yelp attendees must RSVP in advance at yelp.com/events.

December 8, 6:30–10 p.m. Free. Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St.


Indieana Handicraft Exchange

Vendors: 64

What’s there: One of the city’s most anticipated shopping events of the year, the annual Indieana Handicraft Exchange is back with all of your favorite local and regional makers and artisans. As always, raffle tickets for prizes are available for purchase, or bring one of the wish-list items found online and receive tickets in exchange. Items collected will be donated to Project Home Indy and Coburn Place.

Dec. 2, 5–10 p.m. Free. Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N. Delaware St.


Handmade Promenade

Vendors: 55-plus

What’s there: Handmade goods from jewelry to pottery, prints, cards, and bath and body products.

November 11–December 30, 10 a.m. Mon.–Sat. Free. City Market, 222 E. Market St. Hours on website.


Junior League Holiday Mart

Vendors: 190-plus

What’s there: National vendors not found at other holiday markets in the area, but carrying all the things you’d expect to find at a holiday gift show. Scout out the Mistletoe Madness booth for smaller, artisan makers.

November 16–20, hours vary. $15. Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St.


Mass Ave Midnight Shopper

Vendors: Several Mass Ave stores

What’s there: Your favorite Mass Ave merchants offering specials, sales, refreshments, and more. For example, Homespun will host a holiday candle bar with Onyx Exchange and a holiday drive where shoppers can receive 10 percent off an entire purchase by bringing items for local shelters (list available on homespunindy.com).

November 18, 5 p.m.–midnight. Free. Massachusetts Avenue.


Logan Village Mall’s Christmas Open House

Vendors: 50

What’s there: Farmhouse homeware, handmade merchandise, old-fashioned candies, craft sodas, lots of jewelry and of course, Christmas decor.

November 4, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; November 5, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Free. Logan Village Mall, 977 Logan St., Noblesville.


Bloomington Handmade Market

Vendors: 60-plus

What’s there: Jewelry, clothing, books and paper products, children’s items, ceramics, housewares, accessories, and, new this year, a micro-market featuring up-and-coming student artists.

November 12, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave., Bloomington.


Hoosier Artisan Boutique

Vendors: 70-plus

What’s there: Crafts made exclusively by Indiana artisans, such as Kathy’s Designer Doll Clothes (skip a trip to the American Girl store) and light fixtures by Archer Rustic Creations. Shoppers are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to supports Toys for Tots of Indiana.

November 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville.


Soirée by French Pharamacie Holiday pop-up

Vendors: 8

What’s there: Jewelry, popular Capri Blue candles, holiday boxwood wreaths, handmade leather bags and goods, art, home and holiday decor, kids’ clothing by Halfsies, men’s grooming and beard products by Oak Barrel Grooming, and more.

November 26, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free. 823 E. Westfield Blvd.


Bourbon and Boweties

Vendors: 1

What’s there: Shop on-trend at Blue Peppermint Boutique, a Fishers-based women’s clothing shop, when it holds its holiday event featuring a trunk show, refreshments, and appetizers.

December 2, 5–8 p.m. Free. 8936 South St., Fishers.


Ambre Blends Holiday Open House

Vendors: 4

What’s there: On the off chance you haven’t tried this natural fragrance line with a serious cult following, here’s an opportunity to try before you buy and score 15vpercent off everything in the Ambre Blends line, including gift sets. Also shop Just Pop In popcorn, BE jewelry, and Love Touch Knits, and enjoy bites from Sangiovese.

December 3, 11 a.m.–6p.m. Free. The Speak Easy, 5255 Winthrop Ave.


A Very Vintage Christmas in the Junkyard

Vendors: Multiple

What’s there: Spiced apple cider, cookies, giveaways, contests, and holiday shopping discounts, as well as visits for children (and dogs!) with Santa.

December 3, noon­–4 p.m. Free. Junkyard Goddess. 1051 E. 54th St.

 

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