As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start chipping away at those lofty holiday gift lists and leaning into the magical spirit that this time of year brings. Kick-off this season the right way and visit a local pop-up market, where you can support small businesses, enjoy seasonal festivities, and create new traditions with loved ones. Look no further, as we have rounded up a generous list of pop-up markets in New Jersey to make this holiday season one to remember.
Hoboken Main St Market Pop-up
Dec 3, 10, 17; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Shop local for your loved ones and make a day out of it at Hoboken’s vibrant annual Main St Market Pop-up. There you will discover one-of-a-kind gifts from artisanal vendors ranging from fashion, accessories, jewelry, bath and body, pet products, home decor, fine art, photography, and more. After you have finished shopping, stay and enjoy age-inclusive, holiday themed activities that will keep everyone entertained. If you like live music, DJ parties, food and libation, photos with Santa, or arts and crafts–you will not be disappointed.
1401 Adams Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Bergen County Winter Wonderland
November 25-Dec 31 (dates and times vary)
Bergen County Winter Wonderland returns for its 8th year in Van Saun Park, officially ushering in a lively holiday season. An admission ticket package will give you free rein to explore the park’s special amenities–an ice rink reserved for ice skating sessions and bumper cars, a carousel ride, and access to the food and beverage vendors.
Van Saun County Park, Paramus, NJ, 07652
WNTER Holiday Shop & Makers Market
Dec 10-11, 17-18, 2023 11:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Don’t miss the fun at Maplewood’s annual WNTER Holiday Shop & Market. The market will provide an array of local vendors, tasty treats, live music, kids activities and decorations that will instantly transport you to a winter wonderland.
1866 Springfield Ave, Maplewood NJ
Red Mill Museum Winter Village
December 1-2-3, 2023 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Clinton NJ’s annual Winter Village Market–hosted by the historic Red Mill Museum–is pleased to announce that it will return this holiday season. Over 45 craft artisan vendors will be there to help you pick out a perfect and thoughtful gift that you can’t find at the mall. Tasty food and drink vendors and a free visit with Santa will definitely keep you warm and the little ones happy.
56 Main St Clinton, NJ, 08809
Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar
Black Friday, November 25-December 17 (days and times vary based on location)
Enjoy the epic Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar’s Christmas celebration, modeled after the traditional “Weihnachtsmarkts” holiday markets in Germany. There you will find unique, handcrafted goods showcased by regional small businesses, holiday music and entertainment, photos with Santa, food and beverages, crafts for kids–the list goes on. Mark your calendars and treat yourself to a wonderful holiday season.
Grand Arcade of Convention Hall 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park NJ 07712
The Asbury Hotel, 210 5th Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Weihnachtsmarkt German Christmas Market
December 1-3 (dates and times vary)
Check out a novelty Christmas Market in Sussex County this holiday season at NJ’s Weihnachtsmarkt German Christmas Market. Recognized as the largest annual Christmas market in the state of NJ, and the only German Christmas Market in the USA, this event will transport you across the world without stepping foot on a plane. The market will feature an unique collection of vendors, selling traditional German crafts, gifts, and food. It also will keep the littles smiling with a petting zoo, pony rides, carousel rides, wagon rides, and a cheery visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ 07822