‘Tis the season for gift giving and if you’re on the hunt for just the right thing, look no further than these nine holiday markets and fairs where you’re sure to find the perfect thing for everyone on your list and maybe even a little something for yourself, too.
When: Saturday, December 3, members only from 5 – 6:30, open to the public 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: 250 Manor Ln., Jamesport
What you’ll find: Enjoy apertivi and snacks for purchase while you shop local artisans for artwork, apparel, holiday keepsakes and more. This shopping event is cash or Venmo only.
When: Sunday, December 4, noon – 4 p.m.
Where: 25500 Main Rd., Orient
What you’ll find: Locally designed and crafted items such as jewelry, prints, notecards, honey, jam, ornaments, sweatshirts, calendars, and more. Light, festive refreshments will be provided.
When: Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: 12605 Main Rd., Mattituck
What you’ll find: Handmade Christmas ornaments, wooden items, Christmas plants and greens, soups, bread, cakes, cookies, pies and more. Lunch will be available, and the fair will include a visit from Santa.
When: Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead
What you’ll find: East End vendors and artisans, live music, face painting, crafts, hot chocolate and cider, craft beer, and food for purchase.
When: Saturday, December 3, 1 – 7 p.m.
Where: 400 Hallett Ave., Riverhead
What you’ll find: 15+ local vendors, food trucks by NOFO Flour Shoppe, Eat Me, Drink Me, and live music by the Gene Casey Duo.
When: Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: 970 Peconic Ln., Peconic
What you’ll find: Hosted by the Southold Historical Museums, shop handmade creations by local vendors and artisans, a bake sale, crafts for children. Santa will be visiting from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The fair will include a holiday auction with gift baskets for all ages.
When: Opens Sunday, December 4 and runs every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, December 18, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., private shopping events are also available.
Where: 3985 Sound Ave., Mattituck
What you’ll find: Unique, one-of-a-kind gifts created by local women business owners. Vendors include Sabun by the Bay, 99 Vines Farm, Seestone Jewelry, Crafty Lady, Kim’s Krafts, and more.
When: Sunday, December 4, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: 118 E. Main St., Riverhead
What you’ll find: Over 30 local, East End vendors featuring handmade goods, art, gifts, and more. Visit from Santa from noon – 5 p.m. Hot chocolate and hot toddies, raffles, and live music will also be enjoyed.
When: Saturday, December 10, 1 – 5 p.m.
Where: 42155 Main Rd., Peconic
What you’ll find: Unique collections of handmade jewelry, paper items, woodwork, metalwork, stained glass art, artwork, vintage finds, floral creations, and pastries crafted by local artists, creators, and merchants.