When you support a local business, it is estimated that the money you spend STAYS LOCAL and circulates at least 3 times before leaving the community again! This creates resiliency in our community, promotes economic diversity, and supports the local economy by keeping our local shop owners and artisans in business. …Plus, local crafts make the best gifts!
Holiday Craft fairs are the ultimate winter shopping experience in Humboldt. You can meet a huge array of local artisans who produce some amazing goods and products.
Consider checking in on some boutique shops in our friendly old town areas and looking for locally made goods wherever you can.
Ongoing through 12/31/22 – Fridays, 12-6, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 Featuring ceramics and fused glass by Fire Arts members and students.
Beginning 11/24, Thursdays through Saturdays, 12-7 and Sundays 12-4. Ongoing through December 11th. Third annual Bayside Holiday Market featuring 30+ artisans under one roof. Special guest artists each weekend. Handmade soaps, candles, housewares and more.
11/24 & 11/25 – Kick off the 2022 holiday season beginning on Black Friday! We’ll have merriment with food, drinks, music and local artisan vendors. Pick up unique gifts and get into the festive spirit! At the Manila Community Center. For more info, contact Shelley Lima at email in link.
11/26 10A-2P Small Business Saturday! Visit the AMS table at Farmers’ Market
for free Shop Small swag, special deals, buttons, and more!
12/2 5-8P Arcata High School invites the public to their Holiday Artisan Faire in the Fine Arts Building. A variety of handmade, one-of-a-kind items will be for sale including gifts made in our woodshop, laser engraved items made in our Maker Space, art and photography from the Arcata Arts Institute, and so much more! A variety of AHS small ensemble musicians will play throughout the evening. 707-825-2401
12/3 & 12/4 11A-5P Six artists welcome the community to their studios with new and old works of many media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, giclee’ prints and greeting cards. Laura Corsiglia, Patricia Sennott, Libby George, Carol Andersen, Benjamin Funke and Guest Artist Joyce Jonte’. 1125 16th Street, Arcata CA 95521
12/3 11A-3P Santa is on his way and welcomes all good (and naughty) animals to sit on his lap and tell what they most want Santa to bring them for Christmas. Bring your pets to the Jacoby Storehouse for a picture with Santa. Children and families welcome too! Donations requested and appreciated which will benefit the lifesaving programs of Companion Animal Foundation and Redwood Pals Rescue. Please make sure pets are clean and with collar. All humans and animals are welcome to dress up and all will receive a gift from Santa! At 4pm, Santa will ride around the Arcata Plaza on his Firetruck sleigh to wave and send good wishes to all for a beautiful holiday season.
12/3 3-5P Hosted by merchants across Arcata. Santa’s Firetruck Parade moves across town at 4 p.m. The parade will journey to the Valley West, Westwood, Sunny Brae and Uniontown Shopping Centers before coming to the Arcata Plaza for music and treats.
20TH ANNUAL UIHS AMERICAN INDIAN WINTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR
12/3 10A-5P Please join us at the UIHS Potawot Health Village located at 1600 Weeot Way, off Janes Road in Arcata, Ca, in celebration of the season and in the support of local American Indian artists. Promoting Community Healing through Arts & Cultural Gatherings.
ARCATA HOLIDAY SUNDAY ART MARKET
12/4, 12/11 & 12/18 11A-4P Holiday cheer in the plaza center circle, featuring local artists, vendors and music.
JACOBY CREEK SCHOOL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
12/10 10A-2P Featuring handmade items from local artisans, crafters and JCS students. The event will also have homemade cookie trays and a snack bar that benefit the school garden.
12/10 & 12/11 Artists and crafters come together for this two-day event and share their talents with our community. Join us at the 21st Annual Holiday Craft Market for holiday music, food, and great shopping. A wide variety of handcrafted items will be available for your holiday gift shopping.
HOLIDAY CRAFT MARKET AT THE SANCTUARY
12/10 10A – 2P – In the spirit of supporting local artists this holiday season, the Sanctuary is opening their doors to local vendors who wish to sell their work. Find one of a kind gifts while supporting your community members.
CRAFT FAIR AND GNOME ADVENTURE
12/16 3-6P AND 12/17 10A-4P – Crafts, gifts and other delights. Kids activities, Baked goods and warm beverages. Gnome Adventure $4 Come support local crafters and artisans. Suggested donation of $2 for craft fair entry supports the 6th & 7h grade classes. Hosted by Coastal Grove PTO and the 6th & 7th grade classes.
12/17 2P – Music, Wine, Shopping
2022 WINTER CELEBRATION IN MANILA
12/17 11A-1P Santa needs to fill up the reindeers before Manila-12:00 Take pictures with Santa! Crafts, Snacks, & Raffle for the Grownups. Also a visit from Manila Moves, bike safety, fun and games & our friends from the Humboldt County Library
SANTA AT THE JACOBY STOREHOUSE
12/17, 12/18, 12/23 2-5P Santa will be available to visit with children and families in the Jacoby Storehouse at the center section under the Christmas tree!
12/18 10-4P Indoor/Outdoor Artisan’s Market at 2212 Jacoby Creek Road, Old Schoolhouse.
12/21 4-7P Join us as Santa comes and visits Mazzottis! Eat dinner and snap a picture with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole!
11/26 10A-3P At the Mad River Grange, includes Arts and Crafts, Food, refreshments and gently used holiday decor.
11/5 6-9P (During Art’s Alive) – Shop dozens of local makers! Start your holiday shopping early at the Maker Market! Shop from 20+ makers (from stained glass and original paintings to leatherwork and photography) set up throughout the historic Clarke Museum, during the November Arts Alive.
11/11 4-9P & 11/12 10A-4P Join us for our 10th Anniversary Holiday Market! We are at a **new location** REDWOOD ACRES FAIRGROUNDS, EUREKA. Shop over 65 vendors of HANDMADE, VINTAGE, UP-CYCLED, HOME, HOLIDAY, JEWELRY, BATH & BODY, FLOWERS, PLANTS and CLOTHING. Admission price: November 11th Friday $8 and November 12th Saturday $3
CREATIVE ESCAPE HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
11/19 & 11/20 – Come enjoy locally made items, live music, door prizes, face painting, make and take, quilt raffle and more. At Portuguese Hall, Arcata. 10A-5P Saturday and 10A-4P Sunday. Visit with Santa on Saturday 11A-1P
11/25 2-4P Santa arrives at the Gazebo via Humboldt Bay Fire truck. Santa will be there to hand out candy canes and interact with children. There will also be music and kid’s activities.
Santa will also be scheduled Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3P, 11/26&27, 12/3&12/4, 12/10&12/11 and 12/17&12/18
12/1 3P-6:30P At Northern United-Humboldt Charter School, Come do some early Holiday shopping at our students’ craft booths. There will also be adult craft booths. There will be a bake sale, photo booth with Santa, and our choir will be performing.
12/2, 12/3 &12/4 12-6P – After checking out the Humboldt Artisian’s craft fair, Stop on by and checkout this years ‘Ohana Holiday boutique. Featuring locally made art, skincare, bags, jewelry, plants, children’s clothes and so much more.
12/3 10A – Come support the school Garden Club and find some hand made treasures from local artists. There will be a raffle and bake sale as well.
12/3 10A-2P FREE Photos with Santa held at our Eureka Store! Join us for our 5th Annual Photos with Santa. Bring the kids, the grandkids, furry K9 kids…. even your feathery kids for a Photo Op with Santa. There will be Hot Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate and Cookie Decorating for the Kiddos and special Treats for the Pets. Celebrate the magic of Christmas this year at Nilsen Company!
12/3 12-4 Take whatever decorations you like and, if possible, leave what you can. Donations appreciated
12/3 1-4P This craft workshop will include ornament making, nativity and snow globe making and much more. You can participate in making your own crafts or buy a pre-made one. All are welcome! At the Eureka High School Library.
HUMBOLDT ARTISANS CRAFTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
12/2, 12/3 & 12/4 – Humboldt Artisans Crafts & Music Festival is a yearly holiday tradition for both local artisans and attendees. It is always held the first weekend of December, Friday 12-9, Saturday 10-7 & Sunday 10-6 at Redwood Acres. Bring a toy for the Humboldt Bay Fire Department Toy Drive for free admission. The event is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy, crafts, food, friends, and holiday cheer. See you in December!
THE HUMBOLDT ARTIST GALLERY SALE AT THE MORRIS GRAVES
12/3 1-9P & 12/4 12-5P Peruse a wide variety of fine art, gifts and crafts including ceramics, photography, fine art prints, cards and original paintings by local artists. Prices start at just $5.
12/10 11A-7P Santa, Carriage Rides, Shopping, Cookies, Food, Activities, Youth Performers, Hot Cocoa Bar, Mini-Xmas Tree Lot.
12/10 – The 2022 Christmas Trucker’s Parade is On! The 34th Annual Trucker’s Parade will be held on December 11th at 6 pm in Eureka, CA starting at Redwood Acres. To get your truck entered into the parade, download the entry form and mail it to Rex & Friends Trucker’s Christmas Parade, P.O.Box 6024, Eureka, CA 95502 along with your entry fee check of $35 (benefits Boys & Girls Club) made out to Rex & Friends. For questions leave a message or text 707-599-4171 or email [email protected]. We hope to see you there, and you can check out the event live-streamed if are unable to join us!After the Christmas at the Acres event.
12/16 10A – Holiday Crafts. Picture with Santa, Presents, and Snacks! Free event for all RCRC clients and their families.
12/11, 11:30A – Parade to start at 11:30, at the Eureka Waterfront. Come down to celebrate and meet Santa on the Madaket Dock after the parade for pictures and candy canes.
12/18 11A-4P A Merry Maker’s Market – with music, festivities, artisans and treats. At Synapsis, 1675 Union Street.
THE CHRISTMAS STORE AT PIERSON’S
Featuring our very popular “Made in Humboldt” section Featuring the Work of Over 200 Humboldt County Craftspeople, Food Producers & Artists. Including gifts made from leather & wood, crafts, fused glass, candles, soap, kids’ toys, coffee, aprons, scarves, pottery, glassware, hats, knitted items, t-shirts, wreaths, sauces, jewelry, hard cider, chocolates, jams, birdhouses, cards and much more!
12/17 & 12/18 11A-4P – Shop local, gift with love. Local artists and makers will be selling their beautiful creations at Kneeland Glen Farmstand, rain or shine. Fern Mountain Eats will be serving up local burgers. Christmas trees, baked goods and local produce for sale.
11/25 10A-6P & 11/26 10A-4P This well-attended post Thanksgiving event is a tradition in the Cream City both to show your crafts and to get your holiday shopping finished!
11/26 – Holiday refreshments while you shop. Special treat for shoppers under age 10. On-site Humboldt Maker pop-ups. Holiday gift wrapping. Entry into Holiday Basket Raffle with every $10 spent. Photos with Santa. At Humboldt’s Hometown Store
HOSPITALITY NIGHT OPEN HOUSE IN FERNDALE
12/2 6-9P Old-fashioned Christmas magic meets festive holiday street fair at Ferndale’s annual Hospitality Night. Main Street merchants stay open late the first Friday in December to serve up holiday cheer to patrons. Please wear masks inside stores. See historic Ferndale alight in holiday splendor and discover why this fun family-friendly event is a tradition for many!
LIGHTING OF AMERICA’S TALLEST LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE
12/4 5:30P – Revel in holiday magic at the lighting of Ferndale’s spectacular living Christmas tree, the tallest in America! Decked with colored lights by Ferndale’s volunteer firefighters, the radiant spruce at the end of Main Street is visible for miles, a beacon to herald the Christmas season. Experience small-town Americana at its best as the whole town turns out in anticipation of the lighting, a Ferndale tradition since 1934! Free hot cocoa will be available at stations throughout the lighting area, and wrapped homemade cookies of all kinds will be passed out to attendees.
12/10 10:30-11:30 – St. Nick and his jolly elf bring hand-painted bags of goodies and photo opportunities for youngsters at 10:30am on Saturday, Dec. 11. Located outside Red Eye Laboratories, 405 Main Street.
FERNDALE LIGHTED TRACTOR PARADE
12/18 5P Local farmers and ranchers parade fancifully decorated tractors, tractor-drawn wagons & horse-drawn floats depicting holiday scenes down Ferndale’s Victorian Village’s Historic Main Street for a sparkling country Christmas celebration! Tractors line up at 4:3OP for judging at 5P and start parading at 6P down Main Street. A live stream will be available on Facebook on this event page! For excellent viewing of the parade from your car, please show up early, and we mean EARLY. There is one main way in and out of Ferndale and traffic gets backed up as people start to find last-minute parking. The parade starts at the top of Main Street, continues down the street towards Ferndale High School, turns left on Arlington Ave & left again on 5th street! 5th Street will be ONE-WAY traffic towards Ocean Ave in preparation for the parade. Want to become a sponsor? We are “stuffing” goodie bags for each submission and love to fill them with wonderful items from local businesses, message us if interested! Check out our new website for more details! https://ferndalelightedtractorparade.weebly.com/
11/19 & 11/20 At the River Lodge Conference Center
4:30-6:30P Please join Redwood Prep for an evening of holiday craft sales, dinner, and Santa! Our 8th grade students have been hard at work handcrafting items to sell. They are learning about product development, marketing, and profit and loss. The students get to keep their profits and learn about being a small business owner. On our dinner menu – pulled pork sandwiches, corn dogs, chips, and coleslaw. Also -Santa will be there for photos! You won’t want to miss this!
FORTUNA HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
12/9 5-8P Snow machines, Christmas carolers, the Christmas Grinch, free photos w/Santa, parade and more
A1 GREY ELECTRIC LIGHTED PARADE
12/9 5P/6:30P You are invited to participate in the Al Gray Electric Lighted Parade to be held in Fortuna beginning at 6:30 pm! Any floats, tractors, trucks, bikes, or scooters that are decked out for the holidays are welcome to join in on the fun. All parade entries must be mobile, lighted, and not more than 12 feet high and 10 feet wide. All entries should be decorated so that spectators on both sides of the street can view them. All entries are expected to have signage (banner, poster, vehicle decals, logos, etc.), whether carried or attached to the float/vehicle, signifying who or what organization they are representing. There is no entry fee to participate in the parade. This is a “rain or shine” event so please plan for inclement weather. You have until 11:59P on 12/8, to fill out and submit your online entry form! Late entries will not be accepted. You may download a paper copy and turn it into the Fortuna Chamber office at 735 14th Street.
12/10 10-3P At the Gene Lucas Community Center, 3000 Newburg Road
12/21 4P-6:30P It’s the most wonderful time of year! Santa’s Elves are hosting Santa’s Workshop! Join us for this family fun event where your kids can make handmade gifts for friends and family. We will have over 20 stations of quality crafts, treat making stations, ornament stations and so much more. The 8th Grade class will also be serving dinner to raise money for graduation. There will be a baked potato bar plus desserts and drinks. Dinner cost TBD. We encourage all Cuddeback families to come and enjoy the evening and help make gifts with your kids. It really is a magical night! ** Please note Excell will close at 4pm that day **Santa’s Workshop : $20 each student which includes unlimited gift making. Dinner : Price TBD
11/5 9A-4P – One of the earlier Craft Fairs of the Holiday season. This Craft Fair will host 20 to 25 tables of crafts, artwork and gifts. All items are locally hand made. Come and meet the makers and purchase directly from them. The Humboldt Grange #501 is currently taking applications for vendors. Also available that day are opportunities to support our Santa’s Workshop project. There will be a Bake Sale, and Quilt/TV/Artwork raffle all which support Santa’s Workshop. Kitchen will be open for lunch.
11/27 & 12/4 10A-4P Browse quilted items, jewelry, candy, ceramics, crochet and knitted items, wreaths and more. In Willow Creek at the China Flat Museum
12/11 11-5P Holiday Makers Market with local vendors at the historic Scotia Lodge. Food and drink specials at Main & Mill!
LOLETA HOLIDAY MARKET
12/10 – 9A-4P Vendors, Food, Holiday Cheer. Happening at the Loleta Fireman’s Pavilion.
HOLIDAY SALE AND GIFT-WRAPPING EVENT
12/17 9A – This Holiday Sale and Gift-Wrapping event offers a location for vendors of all kinds to sell their wares the weekend before the Christmas weekend. This event will be open to crafters and artist, food makers and multi-level marketers, and anyone else looking for a venue for their products. The Humboldt Grange #501 is currently accepting applications. If interested, message the Humboldt Grange or email us at [email protected] There will also be a Gift-Wrapping area filled with wrapping paper, ribbons and all the supplies needed to wrap your gifts. So, bring your already purchased gifts and come wrap with us. Maybe, just maybe, you will find that extra gift with a vendor that day. Free and open to everyone. The kitchen will be open for lunch.
12/17& 12/18 10A-6P Admission is free in 2022! Join us in celebration with craft vendors providing some of the best gift options in the area! Plus hot chocolate and a visit from Santa with a photo opportunity!
SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS & LIGHTED TRUCK PARADE
12/17 2-5P Save the date for Small Town Christmas in Garberville. Horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, hot chocolate, photos with Santa, merchant deals and more. Shop local and shop early to support our town merchants. Find the perfect gifts by shopping with our local merchants and supporting community. PLUS, the Soroptimist 17th Annual Lighted Truck Parade. We are coordinating with the Chamber’s Small Town Christmas. Entry is FREE! Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
12/1 – 5-7:30P Santa arrives on a fire truck at 5:30 p.m. and lights up the Christmas tree. After, go indoors for activities and snacks. Bring your camera to take a free photo with Santa. Free horse-drawn carriage rides, cookie making, crafts, letters to Santa and more. At the Mckinleyville Shopping Center.
12/3 10A-4P AT Fieldbrook Elementary School in the Gym. Raffle and Bake Sale, to benefit the School Garden.
2022 HOLIDAY ARTISAN FAIR AT THE BIGFOOT TAPROOM
12/11 & 12/18 1-6P Come kick off the holiday season with us at The Bigfoot Taproom!
We’re having our second annual Holiday Artisan Fair. Last year’s event was so popular, and we have so many amazing vendors, that we decided to have two Holiday Artisan Fairs this year. Shop local and support some amazing crafters, artisans, and vendors. This is an indoor event, so come out and enjoy the day, rain or shine! Free event, 21 & over.
WING WONDERLAND HOLIDAY MARKET
12/16 3-8P Music by DJ Statik, Vendors, Gift Giveaways, Food, Fire Pits, Hot Drinks, Toy and Canned Food Drive… 1608 Pickett Road.
12/18 1-6P Creepy cool craft vendors, adoptable cats from CAF, gift wrap fundraiser booth for St. Bernard’s, kitchen closed; bar and local marketplace open. Food trucks outside.
12/3 11A-3P & 12/4 9A-4P – The Civic Club’s Holiday Boutique at Town Hall and Club Room. The Mckinleyville Community Choir will be offering a concert at 3P on 12/4.
12/11 10A-4P Happening at Trinidad school. Also happening that day, Santa’s boat parade with Bandemonium at 6P.
12/13 10A-5P This is a fundraiser for The Friends of the Trinidad Library.
$2.00 gets you into town hall where 30 local crafters will be selling their handmade goodness.Libations being sold by KMUD.
Across the street at the school will be more crafters and craft made by the students at Trinidad School
If you know of a great place to shop local for the holidays, or about other holiday craft fairs, please let us know by emailing at [email protected]!
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