Make Your List, Check it Twice

Get all of your holiday shopping done, one winter market at a time


For A One-Of-A-Kind Stocking Stuffer
Angela Zampell, a self-taught fashion designer who sells ready-to-wear separates from size XXS to XXXL through her fashion line Mode Merr, runs The Craft and Kitsch Winter Market at the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Mill Gallery where you can find, quite literally, everything. Both your 15-year-old cousin who just got into punk rock and your grandmother who collects knick-knacks from the ‘30s will find everything they could want here. Eclectic, but complete, this market offers fine leather goods, custom stained glass, jewelry, skincare products, and more. December 8-9, Pawtucket

For A Holiday Feast With All The Fixin’s
Farmers markets in Rhode Island often head indoors once the weather grows chilly. This year, the Coastal Growers Winter Farmers Market has moved to Quest Montessori School in Narragansett on Saturdays from 9am to noon as of November 3. Here, you’ll find goods from the Barden Family Orchard, Olga’s Cup and Saucer, Matunuck Oyster Bar and Vegetable Farm, the Lazy K Ranch, and so many more. While you shop, enjoy live music from local bands like Uncommon Conversations, The Narrow River Band, and Saddle Up the Chicken. Narragansett

For A Gift That Keeps On Giving
Seeking more traditional finds? The 21st Annual Open Studios at The Mill at Shady Lea is the place for you! Held on the December 1 and 2, over 40 artists and artisans will present their works for all to see at the historic Shady Lea Mill in North Kingstown. Pottery, photography, blown glass, paintings, woodworking, and jewelry design are just some of the crafts that will be showcased from 11am-5pm. Admission and refreshments are free, but a donation to the North Kingstown Food Bank is greatly appreciated. North Kingstown

More Can’t-Miss Holiday Markets and Art Fairs

Arcade Farms & Artisans Market
The Arcade Providence, Providence
Sundays, November 4-December 23, 11am-3pm

Art Providence Holiday Show
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence
December 8, 10am-5pm; December 9, 10am-5pm

Christmas Craft Fair
Knights of Columbus, Middletown
December 8, 10am-4pm

Holiday Craft Fair
Elks Lodge, Wakefield,
November 10, 10am-4pm

Holiday Showcase Craft Fair
Green Valley Country Club, Portsmouth
November 3, 10am-4pm

Holiday Spectacular Artisan Craft Fair
Newport Elks Lodge, Newport
December 1, 10am-4pm

Hope Artiste Village Winter Farmers Market
Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket
Saturdays, November 3-May 4, 9am-1pm

Hope Street Winter Stroll
Hope Street, North of Rochambeau to Seven Stars Bakery
December 2, 12pm-6pm

Providence Flea Holiday Markets
Hope High School, 324 Hope Street, Providence
December 2, 9, 15, 16, 10am-4pm

South Kingstown Farmers Market
Courthouse Center for the Arts, West Kingston
Every Saturday, 9am-1pm

Warwick Christmas Craft Fair and Bake Sale
Pilgrim Senior Center, Warwick
December 1, 10am-3pm

Winter Craft and Vendor Fair
Richmond Elementary School, Richmond
November 18, 10am-4pm