The Best Local Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs

I love personal handcrafted gifts, but I’m not a crafty, DIY kind of mom. I am typically  more of a what can I order last minute (bonus points if it’s on Prime) kind of mom. So combine that with this year’s supply chain issues and it could spell disappointment on the faces of family and friends. But have no fear my fellow non-Pinterest moms: There are plenty of local holiday markets and craft fairs to meet all of your gifting needs.
local holiday markets and craft fairs

Downtown Holiday Market 
Date(s): Daily-November 19-December 23 (Closed Dec 6)
Hours: 12-8 pm
Location: F Street NW between 7th and 9th Streets NW Entrance outside the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum

Date(s): December 3-5
Hours: Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 12-8pm. Sunday 12-6pm
Location: Heurich House Museum
Admission: Online presale $10, kids 15 and under $2
Notes: For $6 more, you can add some holiday cheer in the form of an alcoholic beverage

McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival 
Date(s): December 3-5
Hours: Friday, 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Location: McLean Community Center
Admission: $5, free for children under 12

Old Town Manassas Christmas Fair and Holiday Craft Show
Date(s): December 4
Hours: 1pm-5pm
Location: Manassas Museum Lawn

Occoquan Holiday Artisan Market 
Date(s): December 4-5
Hours: Saturday- 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Location: River Mill Park
Bonus: You can visit with Santa while you’re there!

Silver Spring Christmas Market and Holiday Craft Fair
Date(s): Sun. Dec, 5
Hours: 12:pm-4pm
Location: Veteran’s Plaza

Winter Capital Art and Craft Festival 
Date(s): Dec 10-12
Hours: Fri day12pm-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Location: Dulles Expo and Conference Center
Admission: $12 adults ($10 online) , Free for children under 12

Are there any other must-do craft fairs on your list? Drop them in the comments below!


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