It’s that time of year: you’ve got your list, you’ve checked it twice, and now it’s time to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. With multiple pop-up holiday markets throughout the month of December, you’re bound to find one-of-a-kind goods to gift to those on your list. Hand-made jewelry, crafts and local art are just some of what you’ll discover at the markets across town. Check out the pop-up holiday markets below, then mask up and get ready to do some seasonal shopping in New Orleans.
Dates: December 5 and 12, noon to 5 p.m.
Stop by Deutsches Haus this December for the Christkindl Market. This year’s market will be held outdoors on picturesque Bayou St. John. Arts and crafts will be for sale, along with German treats and beverages.
Date: December 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Local artist Alexa Pulitzer is hosting a socially distanced, outdoor art market at her Mid-City home for one day only. Head on over to 1325 N Lopez St. and shop stationery, customizable embossers and stamps, flags, wrapping paper, cups, and more with most items being under $20.
Dates: December 5, 12 and 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visit the Ashé Cultural Arts Center’s outdoor pop-up market on the first three Saturdays of December. The market will feature some of the city’s finest visual artists, jewelers, fashion designers, culinary artists and craft vendors.
Dates: December 5, 6, 12 and 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Head to the Great Lawn of City Park (located near Storyland) for an arts market featuring a rotating list of over 50 local vendors. Stay awhile and soak up the sun in the park after you’ve finished shopping.
Dates: December 3, 5, 10 and 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
See the latest exhibits and shop for the perfect present all in one day at the Ogden. Local vendors will have items for sale on market dates. Louisiana residents receive free admission to the museum with a valid ID on Thursdays.
Dates: December 12, 1-4 p.m.
Longue Vue House & Gardens is a beautiful oasis tucked away on the outskirts of New Orleans. This December, do some holiday shopping at the gardens, which features items from local artists. Crafts, photos with Santa and snacks will add to the fun. The grounds will also be decorated with holiday flair. Admission to the market is $10 per person.
Date: December 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy an outdoor market featuring various bakers and makers at Hotel Peter and Paul on Sunday, Dec. 13. Vendors will be selling breads, cakes, pastries, art, photography, wreaths and more.
Dates: December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shop antiques, vintage furniture, clothing, home goods, jewelry and more at Little Flea NOLA Holiday Markets. The December 5 and 6 events will feature tunes from Santa and a DJ, pizza from Ying Yang Pie and sweet treats from Cypress Cakes Bakery. This year’s markets will be held at Merchant House on 1150 Magazine St.
Date: December 19, noon to 5 p.m.
Complete with 11+ local vendors, holiday cocktails and all the decorations, you’ll want to swing by Monkey Board, the Troubadour Hotel’s rooftop bar, to do some holiday shopping on December 19.
Date: December 5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The First Saturday gallery openings will transform into a holiday extravaganza on December 5 with seasonal décor, free champagne and an art stroll. Patrons are invited to pick up an exhibition guide and “passport” starting at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery and get stamped at each gallery along the way. Completed passports will enter a raffle to win a two-night stay at the Windsor Court Hotel. The event will also include a winter clothing drive, for which patrons can donate new or gently used coats and other cold weather clothing for Eddie’s House.
Dates: Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Though not technically a pop-up market, the flea market section of the French Market is a year-round showcase of local art. During the holidays, the market dons green wreaths and garland, adding a nice touch to the already festive French Quarter in which it is situated. While shopping, grab a bite to eat from a food vendor and take in the holiday magic.