Published: December 4, 2013
A Rock ’N’ Roll Art and Craft Sale. Get some holiday shopping done to the sweet sounds of Andy Bopp, Robert Mitchel, and Justin Kalnasy. Dec. 14 noon-6 p.m., Gallery 788, 3602 Hickory Ave., (202) 210-8361, g788.org.
Annual Holiday Greens Sale. The Bolton Hill Garden Club will host its Annual Holiday Greens Sale. An array of wreaths and holiday crafts will be available, along with cedar laurel and pine roping. Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave., (410) 523-1542, boltonhillgardenclub.org.
Annual Holiday Sale and Open House. As Christmas is approaching, you realize you’ve run out of ideas for this year’s presents. Don’t panic, you will most certainly find a creative, handmade, crafted gift at the Howard County Center’s annual Open House and Holiday Sale. From woodworkings to jewelry, photographs, and crafts, you’ll pretty much find anything. Dec. 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, (410) 313-2787, hocoarts.org.
ARTtrek Craft Show. Local artists show their wares. A fee of $20 gets you into the preview on Friday, light food and drink included. Dec. 6-8, First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, 12 W. Franklin St., (410) 685-2330, firstunitarian.net.
Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar. Shoppers at the farmers market will be able to purchase a wider variety of food than before. Some of these items include apples, pears, sweet potatoes, greens, nuts, breads, and meats. As Christmas approaches, Christmas trees and wreaths will available to purchase. Through Dec. 22, Sundays, 7 a.m.-noon, Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar, Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets, free.
Baltimore Museum of Industry Craft Show. Museum admission can get you access to vendors holding a craft show. You might just find the perfect gift for someone on your list. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, (410) 727-4808, thebmi.org, $12, $9 senior, $7 student.
Belly Dance Soiree & Holiday Bazaar. Enjoy an evening that includes an intimate belly dance show while you shop around a festive bazaar with locally made arts and crafts. Dec. 14, 5 p.m., Woodward Theater at Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW, Washington, D.C., saharadance.com/performances, $25.
Belvedere Square Holiday Market. This all-day event will check almost everything off your Christmas to-do list. There’s shopping during the day from local artists and boutiques, and at night drinks and dinner at the restaurants in the Belvedere Square area. Local authors Michael Olesker, Bryan McKay, and Ted Patterson will also be available to sign their work. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Belvedere Square, East Belvedere Avenue, belvederesquare.com, free.
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Holiday Bazaar. A dozen local artists and craft people make up the holiday bazaar, where visitors can find handcrafted goods like holiday cards, jewelry, paintings, and prints. Dec. 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, 21 S. Eutaw St., (443) 874-3596, bromoseltzerartstower.com.
Charm City Craft Mafia Holiday Heap. Over 50 vendors will have a variety of homemade crafts, including jewelry, ceramics, apparel, fine art, home goods, stationary, and holiday-themed items. There is a special early-bird shopping hour from 9-10 a.m., but to attend you must purchase a $15 ticket. Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., St. John’s Church, 2640 St. Paul St., charmcitycraftmafia.com, free.
Christmas Market. The Carroll County Farmers Market hosts artists, craftspeople, and others offering plenty of great gifts for your shopping list. Through Dec. 14, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Carroll County Farmers Market, 700 Agricultural Drive, Westminster, (410) 848-7748, carrollcountyfarmersmarket.com.
Christmas Village. Charm City is getting a German-style Christmas market, complete with 20 wooden vendor booths, German beer, mulled wine, and a European food court. Through Dec. 24, West Shore Park, between the Visitor Center and Maryland Science Center at 501 Light St., baltimore-christmas.com.
Current Space Art Market. You can shop for great art this holiday season and support local artists in the process. Not bad, eh? Dec. 14 and 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Current Space, 421 N. Howard St., currentspace.com.
Fabulous Flea Market and Art Sale. Head to Area 405 for sweet deals on antiques, artwork, books, CDs, records, furniture, and more. Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Area 405, 405 E. Oliver St., (410) 528-2101, area405.com.
Festival of the Lights Craft Fair. A range of regional artists and craftspeople will be selling their wares, and workshops and demonstrations will be offered. Dec. 7-8, Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, (301) 397-2208, free.
Holiday Market Party. Features Highlandtown artists selling their work. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., the Lodge, 2832 Frederick Road at Nine Mile Hill, Catonsville, (410) 948-9084.
Holiday Taste of Waverly. The best of Waverly’s Main Street merchants and vendors will give you all you need to entertain your guests for your holiday gatherings. The Christmas Bazaar at St. John’s Church will be going on as well, making it the perfect time to pick some handmade crafts and baked goods to bring home. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waverly, 3009 Greenmount Ave., waverlymainstreet.net, free.
Hot Chocolate Happy Hour. Whole Foods Market Harbor East will be serving hot chocolate “shots” and festive treats to Christmas shoppers on Aliceanna Street in the heart of Harbor East. Through Dec. 17, Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Harbor East, Aliceanna and Exeter streets, harboreast.com.
MICA Art Market. Cross names of your shopping list at this market featuring the crafts, paintings, photographs, and other works by more than 300 MICA students, alumni, and staff. Dec. 11-13 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Dec. 14 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Maryland Institute College of Art, Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 669-9200, mica.edu.
Midnight Madness. Share in holiday traditions in Ellicott City this season with shopping, music, and dining all night. Santa’s workshop will be open from 4-9 p.m. in the Thomas Isaac log cabin, while the tree-lighting ceremony will start at 6 p.m. at the Howard County Welcome Center. Dec. 6, 4 p.m.-midnight, Main Street, Ellicott City, (410) 313-1900, visitellicottcity.com.
Monument Lighting Style Stroll. Retailers are offering special deals before the monument lighting. You can also pick up swag bags, wine and champagne, prizes, and more. Dec. 5, 5-9 p.m., Charles and Centre streets, Charles and Centre streets, facebook.com/downtownbaltimore.
Post Typography Print Sale. Baltimore’s designers-in-chief open their studio for a sale. Products available include show posters for Dan Deacon, Lightning Bolt, and Built to Spill, along with out-of-print Double Dagger merch. Some proceeds benefit Wide Angle Youth Media. Post Typography Studio, 3 W. 23rd St., Dec. 7, noon-5 p.m., posttypography.com, free.