Holiday markets are popping up all over town, offering shopping alternatives for holiday gifts and entertaining needs. From Santa Ana to downtown L.A., design enthusiasts can shop for handmade goods at pop-up markets. We offer a quick roundup. Feel free to post more in the comments section below.
Dec. 7: The Remodelista Holiday Market will feature more than 30 California designers selling ceramics, furniture, clothing and more. Vendors include Airplantman, Brendan Ravenhill, Chay, Knotwork LA, Scout Regalia and Le Feu De L'Eau. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Big Daddy’s Antiques, 3334 La Cienega Place, Los Angeles. Admission: free.
Dec. 7-8: In downtown Los Angeles, the Unique LA Holiday Show returns to the California Market Center, where more than 350 designers and artists will sell art, food, housewares, clothing and crafts. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St. Admission: $10 at the door (cash only) or online. Kids 12 and younger are free.
Dec. 7 and 14: Glass artist Caleb Siemon and partner Carmen Salazar will host live glassblowing demonstrations and offer discounts on seconds at the Siemon & Salazar studio sale. Hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at 501 W. Segerstrom Ave., Santa Ana. Admission: free.
Dec. 14-15: The 4th annual Renegade Craft Fair winter market is an alfresco affair at the Los Angeles State Historic Park featuring more than 200 artisans. The event includes screenprinting demos, food trucks and a free photo booth. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles (near Chinatown). Admission: free.
Dec. 14-15: Designers Rachel Craven and Beatrice Valenzuela have expanded their winter Echo Park Craft Fair to include more than 70 local artists. Look for jewelry, fashion, art and home goods by Alma Allen, Claire Vivier, Kelly Lamb, and Kneeland Co. Mercado, among others. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 14, noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave., Silver Lake. Admission: free.