Holiday market hit list
blog by S.J. Velasquez • November 13, 2012 @ 12:04pm
Sometimes it’s tough trying to get all holiday shopping done in a single store, which is why markets featuring different vendors from around the region are life-savers for effecient shoppers.
This year, markets are popping up all across the city and in the suburbs, beginning as early as Black Friday and running through Christmas. Some take place in a set venue; others sprawl across entire neighborhoods. Here’s a list—which will be updated as events are made public—that includes such events:
Black Friday Boutique Crawl, Nov. 23, Elmwood Village
Stroll the streets of the Elmwood Village collecting unique trinkets, jewelry, apparel and more on Black Friday. Participating shops will offer discounts and special offers. This event is sponsored by the Elmwood Village Association.
Broadway Market’s Kriskinldemart, Nov. 23 and Saturdays through Dec. 23, 999 Broadway
Santa arrives at noon Nov. 23, marking the start of the holiday season at this east side landmark. Pick up an assortment of jams and jellies, baked goods, specialty popcorn, fresh produce, crafts, meats and more at the market.
Buffalo First Give Local A Chance Pop-Up Shops, Dec. 1, MAIN (ST)UDIOS, 515 Main St.
Peruse three floors of pop-up shops from local, independent vendors at this free event, which runs from noon to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music, raffles and pro-local presentations. Head over to the Main Street Holiday Block Party (4 to 9 p.m.) to witness the tree lighting and enjoy the company of neighbors in this City of Good Neighbors.
Holiday Live at Larkin, Dec. 7, Larkin Square
Popular Live at Larkin series makes a wintery return from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7—this time, with some seasonal pizazz. There will be food, live music from Robot Holiday, shopping in the marketplace and more to be announced in the weeks ahead.
Hertel Holiday Walk, Dec. 7 and 8, Hertel Avenue
Save the date for this weekend celebration of shopping local. Details TBA.
Queen City Market, Dec. 8, Karpeles Manuscript Library, 453 Porter Ave.
This market will feature more than 50 local vendors, selling either handmade or vintage items. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., shop for holiday gifts, enjoy food from a selection of Buffalo’s most popular food trucks, and be entertained by the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus.
Photo courtesy of Flickr / Dave_B_.