15 holiday markets that will get you in gift-giving mode

The Echo Park Craft Fair at Mack Sennett Studios is one of several independent sales being held in and around Los Angeles during the holidays.
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Can’t face shopping at big box stores this holiday season? Stock up on locally sourced, one-of-a-kind goods at one of these independent holiday markets. Have a holiday sale to contribute? Share it in the comments below, and we may include it in a Saturday section.

Mercado Sagrado

The curated craft, art, and design pop-up includes music, a wellness marketplace, and an organic food fair. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5. Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Malibu. $39 or $65 for a weekend pass.

Eastside Handmade

More than 40 artists will participate in the annual event at Amsterdam Modern, 5215 York Blvd., Highland Park. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. Free.

Handmade Makers Market

The outdoor market features handmade, sustainable goods by local artists. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11. The Ecology Center, San Juan Capistrano. Free.

Handmade LA: Holiday Marketplace

The Craft and Folk Art Museum’s bi-annual marketplace showcases one-of-a-kind contemporary craft and design creations by Los Angeles makers. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 25-26. Free.

Hauser & Wirth Holiday Market

The massive art gallery, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, hosts a holiday marketplace featuring hand-crafted products by Art + Practice, ARTBOOK, LKLY, Made Solid, Milla Chocolates, Piece by Piece, and Rio Terà dei Penssieri. A prints salon will include editioned works by Paul McCarthy, Louise Bourgeois, Martin Creed, Dieter Roth, and Pipilotti Rist. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2-3. 901 E. 3rd St., downtown Los Angeles. Free.

Meredith Metcalf ceramics sale

The Highland Park ceramist will sell handcrafted lamps, vessels, vases and bowls from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2. 1314 N. Ave. 51, Highland Park.

Unique L.A. Holiday

More than 350 independent designers will sell home goods, clothing, gourmet food, children’s items and more at the annual holiday event. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2-3. California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St., downtown Los Angeles. $15.

City of Arcadia Holiday Market

Arcadia’s Downtown District will be lined with twinkling lights, snow and independent makers, crafters, and chefs for this holiday show sponsored by Artisanal L.A. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3. South 1st St., Arcadia. Free.

Extended Family Projects

Peruse handcrafted objects by artists from around the world in a Schindler spec house.11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. 433 W. Ellis Ave., Inglewood.

French General holiday pop up

Works by Cathy Callahan, Robert Mahar, Sublime Stitching, Molly Meng, Satsuma Street and Tyn Atol. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. French General, 2009 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles.

Clayhouse Pottery Showcase and Sale

Approximately 25 artists will exhibit and sell their ceramics at the Clayhouse Pottery Showcase and Sale. 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9. Clayhouse, 2909 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. theclayhousesantamonica

Echo Park Craft Fair

The biannual event features work by more than 120 local artists including textiles by Block Shop and Heather Taylor Home, wooden utensils by Knotwork LA and pottery by Mt. Washington Pottery, Pax and B Zippy. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9-10. Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave., Silver Lake. $10 and $16.

Renegade Craft Fair

The alfresco craft fair returns to the Los Angeles State Historic Park with more than 250 vendors — ceramists, woodworkers, clothing and jewelry designers among them. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 9-10. Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., downtown L.A. Free.

Deck the Halls

Rooms at the Ojai Rancho Inn become mini pop-up shops for the night as makers set up in hotel rooms, the pool yard and the parking lot. Noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Ojai Rancho Inn, 615 W Ojai Ave, Ojai. Free.

Winter Solstice Night Market

Fig Earth Supply’s Night Market features local makers and artists along with dancing to live music, drinks and food. Proceeds benefit GrowGood. 4 to 11 p.m. Dec. 16. Fig Earth Supply, 3577 N. Figueroa St., Mount Washington.


10:18 a.m.: An earlier version of this story said that three pottery stores will sell 1,000 piece of pottery at the Clayhouse show and sale. Approximately 25 artists will sell their work at the event.

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