22 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 the Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar, ornaments for your coworkers at the Sauce for the Goose Holiday Market, cookies for relatives at the Christmas Cookie Walk, plus so much more. Don’t forget to snap a photo with Santa at tons of these winter markets.

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are 22 winter markets around New Jersey:

Christmas Light Show & Village
Weekends November 16-30, 5PM-10PM

Dec 1-30, Thurs 4:30PM-9PM, Fri and Sat 4:30PM-11PM, Sun 4:30PM-9PM
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, watch special caroling and dance performances (on select nights), and shop holiday gifts with local artisans.
Skylands Stadium
Cost: Free

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar 2018
November 23, 24, December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23 11AM-6PM
The Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar will feature shopping from amazing handcraft and vintage vendors, live music and special performances, and seasonally-inspired food and drink. Your kids will love the live music, art classes, holiday photos, and visits from Santa. Stick around for the tree lighting at 7PM.
Asbury Park Convention Hall
Cost: Free

via @bettysicebox

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten’s Weihnachtsmarkt
Fri-Sun November 23 – December 23, 12PM-7PM, Fridays 5PM-9PM

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten’s Weihnachtsmarkt is a rooftop European holiday market featuring over 25 vendors and live music. There will be artisanal gifts, specialty foods, handcrafted toys, traditional warm cocktails to sip, goods both local and imported, and visits from Santa.
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten
Cost: Free

Holiday Handmade Market at The Herbary
December 8, 10AM – 5PM
The Herbary is your stop for handmade goods and holiday gifts this season. On December 8th, you can shop an exclusive group of handmade artists and makers in the greenhouse.
The Herbary – Bear Creek Farm
Howell, NJ
Cost: free

Duffield’s Farm & Market Christmas Festival
December 1, 11AM-4PM
Celebrate the Christmas season with artisan gift vendors, gingerbread decorating, a hot chocolate bar, and a very picturesque country Christmas photo area. What’s better than hot chocolate and making gingerbread men? Well, nothing.
Duffield’s Farm & Market
Sewell, NJ
Cost: free

Rutgers Gardens Open Air Winter Farmers Market
December 8, 15, 22  11AM – 4PM

Enjoy the beautiful sights of Rutgers Gardens while shopping for your loved ones in this open air market. Shop your favorite soups, blends, pickles, and other goodies.
Rutgers Gardens
Cost: Free

2018 Lake Mohawk Weihnachtsmarkt
December 1, 10AM-9PM & December 2, 10AM-5PM

The Lake Mohawk Weihnachtsmarkt 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. This event will also host activities such as petting zoos, pony rides, a holly jolly visit from St. Nicholas, live entertainment, and live wood carvings.
Lake Mohawk Country Club
Cost: Free

Traditional German gluhwein via @leannalately

Candlelight Shopping & Holiday Festivities
Evenings November 23 & 30, December 7, 14, 21
Afternoon of December 23
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 on Friday evenings.
Downtown Haddonfield
Cost: Free

Tuckerton Seaport’s Annual Christkindlmarkt
November 30, 4PM-8PM, December 1-2, 10AM-5PM

Tuckerton Seaport’s Annual Christkindlmarkt is a 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, the craft fair, food trucks, live entertainment, gourmet vendors, and plenty of craft drinking options for adults. Bonus: Bring a new unwrapped toy and the wagon ride is free.
The Tuckerton Seaport
Cost: $5

Burlington County Agricultural Center Holiday Market
December 1, 10AM-2PM

The Moorestown Holiday Market will showcase fall fruits, vegetables, local cranberries, honey, artisan cheeses, chocolates, fresh pies and local crafters and artists. Stock up on holiday wreaths and greens, shop holiday gifts and food essentials. There’s a free holiday-themed cooking demo at 11AM.
Burlington County Agricultural Center
Cost: Free

Crafts at Christmas Arts & Craft Show
December 1-2, 9AM-4PM

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. You’ll find everything from leather goods to watercolors.
Cape May Convention Hall
Cost: Free

Project: MARKET Holiday Street Festival
December 1-2, 11AM-6PM

This heated outdoor street 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
Cost: Free

41st Annual Hope Christmas Craft Market
December 1-2, 10AM-5PM

The 41st Annual Hope Christmas Craft Market will be a huge gathering of artisans in collaboration and participation to put on display the best holiday items throughout six buildings. It’s a town wide event you don’t want to miss. Bring the whole family to shop, snack on holiday treats, and visit Santa for a special holiday photo. A shuttle service is provided to hop from each building.
Hope Township
Cost: $4

Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market
Sundays in December, 10AM-1PM
The Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market features more than 20 farmers and local food vendors in hopes 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
Cost: Free

HDSID Artist & Maker Holiday Market
December 10, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 4PM-8PM

Come and comfortably shop one of a kind and diverse gift items created by brilliant artisans and crafters including art, jewelry, home accessories, clothing, & more at holiday budget-friendly prices. Sample tasty, delectable, assorted treats while enjoying holiday beats.
Grove PATH Plaza
Cost: Free

Sauce for the Goose Holiday Market
November 30, 4PM-8PM, December 1 10AM-5PM, December 2 11AM-4PM

The Arts Council of Princeton is thrilled to announce the 25th 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
Cost: Free

Annual Christmas Cookie Walk
December 15, 9AM-2PM
It’s time to shop for all of your favorite Christmas cookies, which make great gifts around the holidays. I mean, who doesn’t love a good cookie? Or one in a fun shape? Shop your favorites sold by the pound.
Christ Episcopal Church
Toms River, NJ
Cost: free

Artist & Maker Market Happy Holiday Market
December 10, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22

Weekdays 12PM-4PM, Weekends 12PM-5PM
Last minute gifting is inevitable! Shop locally made jewelry, candles, specialty food items, handmade gifts, and more.
Grove PATH Plaza
Cost: Free

Holiday Marketplace at HCCC
December 9, 1PM – 4PM
The Hudson County Community College’s Annual Holiday Market is day of great gift buys from local businesses and family fun, including a magician, face painting, balloon animals, holiday book readings, arts and crafts, selfies with Santa and more.
Hudson County Community College
Cost: Free

Peddlers Warehouse and Marketplace
Saturdays & Sundays, 9AM-5PM

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
Cost: Free

Bell Works Fresh Holiday Market
Now through December 19, Wednesdays, 12PM – 6PM
The people behind Asbury Fresh have an array of winter markets this year, one of them being the Bell Works Fresh Holiday Market in Holmdel. Shop for everyone on your list at this market!
Bell Works
Holmdel, NJ
Cost: free

Asbury Fresh Pop Up at Porta
Now through December 22,  Sundays, 12PM – 5PM
You’ll love this holiday market in good ol’ Asbury Park. Enjoy handmade gifts, pizza, and festive drinks. Get in the holiday spirit!
Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: free

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.


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