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10 Local Shopportunities You Can’t Miss



We’re makin’ a local list and checkin’ it twice… and the first step is crossing off “big box” and “mega malls” in favor of unique, genuine and authentic shops right here in Tucson. We’re highlighting local holiday markets that’ll help you bag all the best gifts and give you the warm and fuzzies for boosting local business. “Shop Wisely. Give Locally. Yelp On!”

Each event is linked to an event listing on Yelp that allows you to sync them to your personal calendar and generate directions to your shopping destination!

Made In Tucson Holiday Market

Meet Tucson artists, take a peek into their processes, and buy locally-made goods! The Made in Tucson Market will be happening November 18, 2017 on Historic Fourth Avenue. Artists will not only be selling their creations, but will be showing you how they are made.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Fourth Avenue, near Seventh Street and Fifth Avenue

More event details here

32nd Tucson Museum of Art’s Holiday Artisans Market

Explore the works of over 100 artisans of finely crafted pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art, and gifts! The Artisans Market will cover all 4-acres of the museum’s campus

When: Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Tucson Museum of Art (click on the link to Bookmark on Yelp)

More event details here

MOCAshop Holiday Market

MOCAshop Holiday Market

Enjoy an outdoor holiday market, food trucks, local coffee collective, Altar, and a tea pop up by  The Scented Leaf! Featuring local makers, designers, and MOCAShop vendors, the holiday market highlights specialty items and those that are available year-round.

When: Sunday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art (click on the link to Bookmark on Yelp)

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Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival at Reid Park

Tucson Parks & Recreation Flickr Gallery

Hosted by Tucson Arts and Recreation, this annual event is perfect all ages! This free event will draw in more than 140 vendors from all over the Southwest, ranging from artists, crafters, photographers, painters, potters, jewelers, and more. This Thanksgiving weekend fair has become a tradition for many holiday shoppers for more than 30 years

When: Saturday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Reid Park, west of the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, (click on the link to Bookmark on Yelp)

More event details here

Cultivate Tucson Holiday Market

Cultivate Tucson

Shop local & meet Tucson’s independent designers, makers & shops at this extra unique annual, one day only holiday pop-up market! Enjoy local goods, a floral shop, a coffee shop, and a community gathering space! 10% of market sales will be donated to local non-profits. The spotlight non-profit this year is BorderLinks.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: “The Mill,” 219 N. 3rd Ave

More event details here

Fourth Schmourth Handmade Holiday Market

 Fourth Schmourth Artist Community

A totally local pop up event for the community to explore over 40 local Tucson artists and vendors selling a bunch of cool stuff. Food trucks and Crooked Tooth Brewery will also be there serving up some eat and drink.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 3008 E. Eastland Street, across from Reid Park

More event details here

The Downtown Clifton Vintage Holiday Market

Downtown Clifton

The Downtown Clifton’s annual Vintage Market is back – bigger and better than last year with their favorite vintage pickers and sellers from Tucson and across our Southwest deserts.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Downtown Clifton (click on the link to Bookmark on Yelp)

More event details here

Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts

Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance

The Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts has quickly become one the largest regional art events in Southern Arizona. Held twice annually, this two day festival features up to 150 artists and exhibitors in all mediums, live music, food vendors, Holiday Tree Lighting and more!

When: Saturday, Dec, 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Oro Valley Market Place (click on the link to Bookmark on Yelp)

More event details here

Holiday Day Market Tucson Village Farm

Tucson Village Farm

Shop for handmade gifts and seasonal produce at Tucson Village Farm’s Holiday Market. Seasonal produce and gifts such as homemade ornaments, artisanal soaps, painted gourds, and screen printed tea towels will be available for purchase, along with soup, bread, and hot cocoa available for a donation.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 4-8 p.m.

Where: Tucson Village Farm (click on the link to Bookmark on Yelp)

More event details here

Mercado Holiday Bazaar

Mercado San Agustin

It’s the season for the 10th Annual Mercado Holiday Bazaar! Over 60+ artists and makers come together in one pop-up market for three days at the Mercado District to celebrate the holidays and bring you the very best of regional talent. With the expansion of the Mercado Annex, discover new stores, more food and lots of shopping fun!

Where: Mercado San Agustin  (click on the link to Bookmark on Yelp)

More event details here

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