12 Kansas City Holiday Gift Markets for the 2022 Season

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You can do your holiday shopping at markets that are springing up in Kansas City.

Holiday season is here. If you’re starting out looking for the perfect gift or want to support local businesses, there are a number of markets and fairs to visit this holiday season.

Kansas City is full of local makers, artists, and entrepreneurs who can help you fill your shopping lists ahead of the holidays. Whether it’s a strawberry swing market or a children’s market, there are a ton of options to choose from. Best of all, each of these events helps support manufacturers in the Kansas City area.

“It’s more important than ever to shop local,” Katie Mabry van Dieren, owner of Strawberry Swing, said in a statement, adding that local markets are also a way to give back to your community during the holiday season.

In addition to all the great vendors and performers who will be selling merchandise at events across the subway, there will also be a few appearances from Santa himself.

Here are 12 Christmas markets to visit this season:

Holiday swing at City Market

20 E. 5th St.

The Holiday Swing is a Strawberry Swing Market in partnership with City Market and will feature more than 250 Kansas City-owned small businesses over four weekends.

25-2 Nov: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

3rd-4th December: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

10th-11th December: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

and 17-18 December: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Holiday Night Market in Electric Park

2700 Guinotte Avenue

This night market is also made possible by Strawberry Swing and J. Reiger & Co. There will be seven different providers on three weekends in December.

2nd-3rd December: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m

9th-10th Dec: 18:00 – 22:00

16-17 December: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m

Holiday Market Soiree at Hotel Kansas City

1228 Baltimore Ave

This pop-up Christmas market is hosted by Strawberry Swing and Hotel Kansas City. It will feature local artists, businesses and drinks for people to enjoy.

30 Nov: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Tis the Season Art and Craft Show

520 Northwest Murray Rd, Lee’s Summit

This craft fair will have over 100 stalls for guests to visit. There will also be a performance by Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday December 3rd between 12pm and 3pm.

2 December: 10am to 7pm

Dec 3:10am to 4:00pm

Holi Gays Market

Cafe Ca Phe

916 E 5th St

This party and holiday market features local queer-owned shops, raffles and prizes.

3 December: 10am to 5pm

soul of the Christmas market

Community Center Gregg Klice

1600 E. 17th Ter.

Hosted by Art Garden KC and The Soul of Santa’s Do Good Foundation, this art fair will feature vendors, artists and makers with everything from jewelry to home decor. There are also warm drinks and a heated outdoor market place.

2 Dec 11am to 6pm

3 Dec 11am to 6pm

4 Dec 11am to 6pm

Holiday Kid Makers Market

Nov 20

Want to support the Kansas City area’s youngest entrepreneurs? Check out this Kid Makers Market in Lenexa. The event is sponsored by KC Homemade Goods and will feature over 35 children’s vendors.

8750 Penrose Lane, Lenexa

KC Holiday Boutique

600 College Blvd, Overland Park

This festive market will also feature hundreds of local artists and vendors at the Overland Park Convention Center. This market has an entry fee of $13. to buy tickets, Visit here.

Nov 5: 10am – 9pm

Nov 6: 10pm – 9pm

Nov 19: 10am – 8pm

Nov 20: 10am – 5pm

Holiday Art Market

104 Slanting Avenue.

This holiday market is organized by Atelier von Michael Schliefke and there will be tons of original artwork including paintings, screenprints, t-shirts and more.

30 Nov – 18 Dec: Wed-Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm

Lenexa Holiday Farmers’ Market

17201 W. 87th St. Ave

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday meal ingredients, the Lenexa Holiday Farmer’s Market should be your next stop. There will be two holiday farmers’ markets, one before Thanksgiving and another in time for Christmas.

19 Nov: 10am to 1pm

17 Dec: 10am to 1pm

Christmas pop up shop

101 W 151st St., Olathe

This pop-up market is hosted by Anthology of Olathe, a senior living community. In addition to the vendors, there will also be a food drive. The ride accepts canned food, rice, dog and cat food, and toiletries.

19 Nov: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

Extravagance in the winter wonderland

19310 E 50th Ter., Independence

This extravaganza will be hosted at the EPIC Sports Lodge in Independence. There will be local crafts and vendors and Santa Claus will appear from 12pm to 2pm

26 November: 10am to 4pm

Arts KC Winter Market

106 Southwest Blvd

Art KC’s Winter Market will host over 40 artists and makers. It will be the organization’s first-ever winter market and will be free to the public.

December 2nd: 6pm to 9pm

3 December: 11am to 3pm

9 Dec: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

10 Dec: 12pm to 3pm

Santa’s Workshop and Holiday Gift Market

3189 Mercier St

In addition to vendors, this market will set up a woodworking workshop. Children are encouraged to make their own wooden toys and Santa will even stop shopping to help them. This event is hosted by the Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild and is free to the public.

19 Nov 10am to 5pm

20 Nov 10am to 5pm

Cookie Walk and Christmas Market

9555 N Oak Thoroughfare

Hosted by Good Shepherd Church, this market features over 50 vendors and a selection of 40 baked goods for guests to sample.

10 Dec: 9am to 2pm

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Kynala Phillips is a Service Journalism Reporter for The Kansas City Star, where she works to answer reader questions about community resources and services. She attended Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and is originally from Madison, Wisconsin.

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