LA’s Best Holiday Markets and Events for Shopping Non-Lame Gifts

Given the endless merry jingles and winter wonderland-inspired decor that have taken over LA since before Thanksgiving, ’tis clearly the season to buy all of the things for yourself and loved ones. If you prefer to break away from big box malls in favor of cult-cool boutiques and local designers, there are plenty of like-minded holiday retail therapy happenings to help you take care of the stylish folks on your Chrismakwanzakkah list.

That’s why we’ve rounded up LA’s coolest indie markets, pop-up bazaars, and shopping parties happening now until the end of the year. Whether you’re looking for clothing for the style star in your fam, beauty products for your favorite wellness junkies, grooming products for the modern men in your life, or luxe leather goods for cool bag ladies, or one-of-a-kind art prints for interior design aficionados, these retail therapy wonderlands promises something for every type of person.

Keep your eyes peeled on this page as we’ll be updating it as more holiday events are announced.


Poketo x Join Holiday Market (DTLA Arts District): Shop design-driven goods by creative collective Join’s roster of independent creators from the Pacific Northwest and beyond at Poketo Project Space at Row DTLA. Expect to find something for everyone on your list with artfully crafted housewares, accessories, stationery, apparel, and more from 19 American studios.
When: Now through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Where: Poketo at Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., Suite 174, LA, 90021