San Francisco Holiday Gift Fairs | Holiday 2019

Not everyone can relate to Martha Stewart. For those who’ve never put their hot glue gun to use, holiday markets are the place to buy that crafted gem you don’t have time (or talent) to make on your own.

Hit up a merry craft fair in San Francisco to discover clothes, jewelry, art, and endless stocking stuffers that come from Bay Area makers, not the North Pole. You can take BART to buy local at one of the following seasonal SF markets meant to make your holiday shopping a breeze. Another great reason to attend? Each event is free.

Looking for more holiday fair fun? Check out the East Bay Holiday Gift Fairs guide. 

Photo courtesy of the Asian Art Museum

Asian Art Museum Holiday Artisan Market | November 22-23 by Civic Center/UN Plaza

While it’s already known for housing one of the largest and most well-respected collections of Asian art and cultural programming in the world, the Asian Art Museum turns into a hub for holiday gifts during this seasonal market. Trendy fashion accessories, books, jewelry, and artisanal foods are just some of the primary exhibits that will be on display and for sale from local creators. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk four minutes to the Asian Art Museum.

Photo courtesy of SF Etsy

Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium | November 30-December 1 by Embarcadero

One of the biggest apps and sites synonymous with DIY, Etsy is bringing its online marketplace of creatives back to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. The Indie Holiday Emporium is now in its seventh year, and the annual affair hits Pier 27 for two days, November 30 and December 1. Shoppers can peruse more than 100 vendors—mostly small, local artisans, while food trucks and bar service will make sure your bellies are as full as your shopping bags. Take BART to Embarcadero and hop on the F streetcar to Pier 27.

Photo courtesy of SFMade

SFMade Holiday Fair at CCA | December 15 by 16th St Mission

California College of the Arts (CCA) was originally named School of the California Guild of Arts and Crafts when it was founded in Berkeley in 1907. The name has since changed, but this SFMade Holiday Fair pays homage to those crafty roots when it brings more than 60 local vendors to the SF school site. Because art always makes a great gift, CCA students will be on hand selling their work alongside purveyors of apparel, gourmet foods, accessories, and more. Take BART to 16th St Mission and hop on the 22 Muni bus for eight minutes to California College of the Arts.



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