Holiday Markets in Kansas City

Looking for an original, locally sourced gift for someone you love this holiday season? Craft fairs and holiday markets are an amazing way to give a unique present that supports artisans within your own community. Kansas City and its surrounding areas host a multitude of events ready to celebrate the spirit and season of giving!

Holiday Markets in Kansas City

Gift Galley

Cure of Are School, 9403 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66206
Nov. 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Gift Gallery is a unique shopping event that features over 40 local artisans and vendors while enjoying food, decor, apparel and faith based products. It is an annual public fundraiser organized by the Mothers of Young Children from Cure of Ars. 100% of proceeds are given to local charities. Tickets are $10.

Smithville Wine Walk and Market

107 E Main St, Smithville, Missouri 64089
Nov. 11, 2-5:30 p.m.

The annual Wine Walk on the Smithville square is a popular event, and wearing your ugliest Christmas Sweater is highly encouraged! In addition to local brick-and-mortar stores offering products, there will also be an open-air Christmas Market featuring several vendors and food trucks. To participate in the wine walk, tickets are $35, but go up to $40 on the day of the event. Shopping is completely FREE and requires no ticket for entry. 

Mistletowne Market

Parks & Recreation Center. 1201 Clark Ferguson Drive, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116
Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mistletowne Market is a unique two-day shopping event in North Kansas City combining local holiday shopping, children’s activities, and festive entertainment. Located inside the North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Facility, the market will be showcasing thoughtfully curated artisans, fine arts and locally made gifts. Sip mimosas while you shop, and snack on homemade baked goods made by seniors. 

Holiday Kids Maker Market

Lenexa Public Market, 8750 Penrose Lane Lenexa, KS 66219
Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Shop for a variety of goods made by local youth in our community at the Holiday Kids Maker Market. These creative entrepreneurs will be showcasing 3D items, original artwork, body products, candles, clothing, jewelry and more. Supporting endeavors of the next generation feels like a great way to spend a merry afternoon. 

Merry Market

5th & Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64106
Nov. 24-26, Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17

More than 75 unique artisans and makers will be showcased at the Merry Market in the River Market over the course of four separate weekends. Look for paintings, ceramics, custom clothing, decor, jewelry and more. Also look forward to sampling seasonal beers and cocktails, trying tasty treats, shopping the farmers’ market produce, enjoying live performances and touring a whimsical display of gingerbread cookies! Admission is free and all ages are welcome. 

The Strawberry Swing Annual Holiday Swing

Nov. 25-26, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-10 and Dec. 15-17
Crown Center, 2452 Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

Divided into four holiday weekends. Kansas City’s top destination for handmade holidays, The Holiday Swing, returns for its 13th year. This year it will be hosted at the Crown Center Square, with the ice skating rink and Mayor’s Christmas Tree as the merry backdrop! Shop some of KC’s favorite makers, purchase delightful food from food trucks, enjoy seasonal sips of cocoa, mulled wine or cider and indulge in all the cozy season has to offer! This joyful and popular event is free to attend for all ages. 

Holiday Mart at the Peculiar Winery

Peculiar Winery, 20709 Harper Rd, Peculiar, MO 64078
Dec. 2, noon-4 p.m.

The Peculiar Winery is hosting their final craft fair for the year on December 2nd. More than a dozen vendors will be inside the beautiful tasting room offering their original goods. While there, enjoy wine or one of their frozen concoctions, snack on small bites and check out the many upcoming events they offer throughout the year. 

Overland Park Holiday Farmers’ Market

Overland Park Farmers’ Market. 7950 Marty, Overland Park, KS 66204
Dec. 2, 8 a.m.-noon

Take advantage of the opportunity to shop the Overland Park Farmers’ Market for holiday gifts and goodies. Besides the fresh produce you are used to shopping, booths will also be offering holiday specific goods and gifts. The event is contingent on the weather.

Bourgmont Vineyard and Winery Holiday Market

Bourgmont Winery, 20299 Quivira Rd, Bucyrus, KS 66013
Dec. 3, noon-4 p.m.

Located in the their brand new pub space, the Bourgmont Vineyard and Winery is offering a Holiday Market on December 3rd. Local vendors will be offering their curated selections, while live music is played in the background. Lunch will be offered from two food trucks, located outside. 

Eudora Holiday Mart

Eudora Kansas Parks and Recreation Department
Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Eudora Holiday Mart boasts an incredible selection of one-of-a-kind presents that are sure to impress even the most discerning recipients. Santa Claus will also be making an appearance at the event! Admission is free and families are encouraged to attend. 

Westport Christmas Market

Westport Kansas City. Westport Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Dec. 9, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Step into a winter wonderland of holiday magic at the Westport Christmas Market where talented local makers will be offering one-of-a-kind gifts. As you wander through the charming stall, plan on listening to live music, sipping on hot cocoa, savoring festive treats and feeling the merriment of the season. 

Lee’s Summit Farmers’ Market Holiday Mart

220 SE Green St. Lee’s Summit, MO 64083
Dec. 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join the Lee’s Summit Farmers Market for their annual Holiday Mart at City Hall. Plan on purchasing body products, homemade treats, home decor, coffee and more. The first 100 customers will receive a free farmers market tote bag! Free, covered parking is located North of City Hall off 2nd and Green Streets.

Kristin Ruthstrom
Kristin is a Lee’s Summit suburb transplant, after living in the Brookside and Plaza areas for over eight years. Raising three young boys with her husband, Jake, has helped her to embrace the messy, wild side of life where love is expressed in bear hugs and body slams. Professionally, she can be found teaching classes as an adjunct professor in the areas of Business, Marketing and PR. She is able to provide her students with applicable, real-life knowledge as she draws from several years working in the corporate sector. “Free time” (ha!, what's that again?) is spent on an occasional date night to favorite local restaurants, reading blogs on everything from home design to politics, riding her sweet beach cruiser bike and thinking of ways to convince her husband to do yet another home improvement project.