20 Winter Markets Around NJ

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With the holidays right around the corner, what better way to celebrate than with these fun winter markets around New Jersey. You could get toys for the little ones at Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar & Pop Up Market, ornaments for your coworkers at the Sauce for the Goose Holiday Market, candles for your sister or cousin at the Princeton Holiday Winter Market, pies for your hostess at Moorestown Winter Market, plus so much more. Also, don’t forget to grab Santa cookies at the Christmas Craft, Art, Food Truck and Cookie Walk Extravaganza.

Here are 20 Winter Markets around New Jersey:

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Christmas Village and Arts & Craft Market in Augusta. via

1. Christmas Village and Arts & Craft Market
Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 | 4:30PM to 10:00PM
Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 | 4:30PM to 11:00PM
Sundays, December 3, 10, & 17, 2017 | 4:30PM to 10:00PM

Christmas Village is an annual event held in conjunction with the Christmas Light Show.
Don’t miss the Christmas Village, our indoor winter wonderland in which you can take photos with Santa, enjoy hot food and beverages, do arts and crafts, meet Herbie the Miner, and watch special caroling and dance performances (on select nights).
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place, Augusta NJ 07822
Cost: Free

2. Peddlers Warehouse and Marketplace
Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 | 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 | 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Bring your family to Peddlers Warehouse and Marketplace – an upscale indoor flea style marketplace offering everything from antiques and collectibles to direct sales vendors. Shop for crafts, collectibles, wreaths, comic books, crystals, trains, fashion, toys, silk flower arrangements, pottery, china, glassware, flatware, lotions, exfoliates, cosmetics, jewelry, wood crafts, decorations and more.
Peddlers Warehouse and Marketplace
366 Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville NJ 08081
Cost: Free

3. Rutgers Gardens Open Air Winter Farmers Market
Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2017 | 11:00AM to 4:00PM

Enjoy the beautiful sights of Rutgers Gardens while shopping for you loved ones.
Rutgers Gardens
112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Cost: Free

4. Candlelight Shopping & Holiday Festivities
Fridays, December 1, 8, 15. 22, 2017 | 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Saturday, December 23, 2017 | 12:00PM to 3:00PM

Haddonfield’s Annual Candlelight Shopping & Holiday Festivities is back. Support the local businesses as your family crosses everyone off of their Christmas list. There will be live music and Carriage rides available at a cost.
Downtown Haddonfield
NJ 08033
Cost: Free

Christkindlmarkt: Old Time Holiday Craft Market in Tuckerton. via

5. Christkindlmarkt: Old Time Holiday Craft Market
Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3, 2017 | Friday 4:00PM to 8:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Tuckerton Seaport’s Annual Christkindlmarkt is a three day family fun event celebrating the traditions of the season with a Holiday Market and Craft Fair under a huge heated tent all along Seaport. The variety of activities include: holiday horse drawn wagon ride, Mary May’s Master Decoration Christmas Ornament Class (classes begin at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm with a fee of $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers plus $7 for materials), the craft fair, food trucks, live entertainment, gourmet vendors, and plenty of craft drinking options for adults.
The Tuckerton Seaport
120 Main Street, Tuckerton, New Jersey 08087
Cost: $5 General Admission

6. Moorestown Winter Market
Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

The Moorestown Winter Market will showcase fall fruits, vegetables, local cranberries, honey, artisan cheeses, chocolates, fresh pies and local crafters and artists. Bring a new unwrapped toy for the annual Toys for Tots Drive at the market and don’t forget to pick up a fresh holiday turkey. So, bundle up, grab a warm scone and a hot coffee and enjoy live music from Opus Soul.
500 Centerton Road Moorestown, NJ 08057
Cost: Free

7. Crafts at Christmas
Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Cape May’s Annual Crafts at Christmas Show features crafters and artists displaying their handmade and original works for sale just in time for the holidays.
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Avenue, Cape May NJ 08204
Cost: Free

8. 40th Annual Hope Christmas Craft Market
Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3, 2017 | Saturday 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM to 4:00PM

The 40th Annual Hope Christmas Craft Market will be a huge gathering of over 200 artisans in collaboration and participation to put on display the best holiday items. This town wide event will have a shuttle bus to help your family travel through navigate all of the great displays throughout the town. This will be an all day event, so bring the whole family, and remember that there is no place like Hope for the Holidays.
Hope Township
Hope Bridgeville Rd, Hope, New Jersey 07825
Cost: $4 General Admission

9. Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market
Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3, 2017 | Saturday 10:00AM to 9:00 PM, and Sunday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM

The Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market in Sparta continues to be ranked as “One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December across the entire State”. This is a traditional MUST-DO for festive shoppers. This magical Christmas Market has an assortment of crafted and unique gifts from over 100 vendors that are from all over. The perfect backdrop of Lake Mohawk ensures your shopping experience will be more than just shopping around, brought brings out the pure essence of the holidays. This charitable atmosphere attracts over 20,000 to Lake Mohawk over the weekend, and will also host activities such as: petting zoos, pony rides, and a holly jolly visit from St. Nicholas. There will also be an Entertainment Tent featuring local musicians and dancer, as well as a Tent from Freehand Custom Carvings and NJ International Gallery of Wood Sculpture, who will be presenting live carvings. Your family simply cannot miss the magical start of the Holiday Season. Come to shop, dine and be entertained.
21 Boardwalk, Sparta, NJ 07871
Cost: Free but a $1 Donation is welcome

Project Market

Project Market in Jersey City. via

10. Project: Market 2017
Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 11:00AM to 6:00PM

The City of Jersey City + THE JERSEY CITY PROJECT will celebrate its fifth Project: MARKET on December 2nd and 3rd, 2017. The heated outdoor market located in the Historic Downtown section of Jersey City, NJ will act as a kick-off to the holiday shopping season highlighting local, celebrating seasonal, and encouraging economic growth throughout the community. It features a lineup of 60+ local merchants offering food, home goods, clothes, jewelry, and more. Food trucks will be on site, as well as heated seating areas and live music in the evenings.
City Hall Plaza
280 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Cost: Free

11. Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten’s Weihnachtsmarkt
Saturday, December 2 to Saturday, December 23, 2017 | 12:00PM to 7:00PM

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten’s Weihnachtsmarkt is a Rooftop Europmean Holiday Market featuring over 25 vendors and live music. There will be artisanal gifts, speciality foods, handcrafter toys, and pictures with Santa from 2pm to 5pm.
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten
527 Lake Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Cost: Free

12. Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar & Pop Up Market
Saturday, December 2 – Saturday, December 23, 2017 | 12:00PM to 10:00PM (Times may vary by day, please click here to view the schedule)

The Asbury Park Bazaar and the Asbury Park Boardwalk have partnered together to bring your family one of the most spectacular holiday markets in New Jersey. Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar will feature shopping from amazing handcraft and vintage vendors, live music and special performances, and seasonally-inspired foods. From 1pm-4pm, there will be a kids craft corner where kids will be able to make holiday themed crafts and at 7pm, will be the official tree lighting.
Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Avenue, Ocean, New Jersey 0771
Cost: Free

13. Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market
Sundays, December 3, 2017 – Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM
(Except for 12/24/17, 12/31/17, and 4/1/18)

The Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market features more than 20 farmers and local food vendors are working together with the Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network, Sustainable Morristown, and the Alexander Hamilton School to continue to develop a local food system in which patrons will be able to eat locally and seasonally. There will be fresh locally grown produce; farm-raised beef, pork and poultry and fresh seafood; fresh baked goods; fresh-from-the farm eggs and so much more.
Alexander Hamilton School
24 Mills Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: Free

14. HDSID Holiday Market Winter Wonderland
Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 12:00PM to 6:30PM Both Days

The HDSID, Artist & Maker Market, & Midnight Market NJ are pleased to announce their Holiday Market & Craft Fair. This year is extra special as they are creating a warm & cozy “Shopping Village” in a heated tent filled with tons of unique & fun specialty goods to satisfy all of your family’s holiday shopping needs. Come & comfortably shop in their “Winter Wonderland” filled with one of a kind & diverse gift items created by their brilliant artisans & crafters including art, jewelry, home accessories, clothing, & more at holiday budget friendly prices. Sample tasty, delectable, assorted treats hand picked by the lovely ladies of Midnight Market NJ while enjoying holiday beats. Holiday Cocktails will be provided by Left Bank Burger Barr and Santa is taking time out from his busy schedule to come take pictures with the kids.
Grove PATH Plaza
314 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Cost: Free

Sauce for the Goose Market in Jersey City. via

15. Sauce for the Goose Holiday Market
Friday, December 8 – Sunday, December 10, 2017 | Friday 4:00PM to 8:00PM, Saturday 5:00PM to 7:00PM, Sunday 11:00AM to 4:00PM

The Arts Council of Princeton is thrilled to announce the 23rd annual holiday sale, the Sauce for the Goose Market. This annual sale of artwork by local and area artists has established itself as a resource for ceramics, glassware, ornaments, and other forms of fine art and craft for gifts to friends and family.
Arts Council of Princeton Pop-Up Studio
Princeton Shopping Center – Next to Metropolis Spa & Salon
301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton
Cost: Free

16. Princeton Holiday Winter Market
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 10:00AM to 3:00PM

At Princeton’s Holiday Winter Market, local vendors will be offering a variety of goods including Jersey Fresh organic produce, free-range beef, poultry, pork and eggs; cheese, pickles, honey and baked goods. Candles, jewelry and other items for gift giving will also be featured during this five-hour event.
Princeton Public Library – Community Room
65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 08542 United States
Cost: Free

17. Christmas Craft, Art, Food Truck and Cookie Walk Extravaganza
Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 9:00AM to 4:00PM

This is a community wide fundraiser event organized and sponsored by Shiloh Baptist Church, Penns Grove NJ. The annual Christmas Craft, Art, Food Truck & Cookie Walk Extravaganza will feature vendors selling arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, and specialty food items. Come hungry because a variety of Food Trucks will offer scrumptious breakfast, lunch and snack items. Our popular SBC Cookie Walk is back offering thousands of various homemade Christmas cookies just in time for the holidays.
Salem Community College
460 Hollywood Avenue, Carney’s Point NJ 08069
Cost: Free

18. Winter Wonderland Artisan Market
Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 1:00PM to 7:00PM

Bring your family out to see the handpicked artisans and pickup some amazing original creations of the highest quality.
Riverhorse Brewing Company
2 Graphic Drive, Ewing NJ 08628
Cost: Free

19. Artist & Maker Market Happy Holiday Market
Monday, December 18 and Thursday, December 21, 2017 | 4:00PM to 8:00PM

Last minute gifting is inevitable! AMM is back for the holidays in conjunction with the farmers market! Locally made jewelry, candles, specialty food items and more.
Grove PATH Plaza
314 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Cost: Free

Hudson County Community College Annual Holiday Marketplace in Jersey City. via

20. Hudson County Community College’s Annual Holiday Market
Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 12:00PM to 4:00PM

The Hudson County Community College’s Annual Holiday Market is day of great gift buys from local businesses and family fun, including a magician, puppet show, face painting, balloon animals, holiday book readings, kids’ crafts, selfies with Santa and more.
Hudson County Community College – Culinary Congerence Center
161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City NJ 07306
Cost: Free


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