Imagine this: twinkling lights, the smell of freshly baked treats, and the sound of cheerful carols. It’s all part of the magic you’ll find at these bustling marketplaces during the festive season. This guide is your ticket to exploring these vibrant hubs of joy where you can discover everything from unique crafts to delicious goodies. So, join us as we unwrap the excitement, traditions, and pure holiday vibes that make these markets an absolute must-visit for anyone wanting to soak up the festive cheer!

Eau Claire Maker’s Market

Eau Claire Maker’s Market is a great place to find unique, handmade gifts. They’re hosting a market at Forage on Barstow St in Eau Claire on December 9th, from noon-5pm. 

Villa Bellezza Outdoor Christmas Market

Every Saturday and Sunday until December 17th, Villa Bellezza in Pepin is hosting a European-style Christmas market at their beautiful winery. They’ll have freshly baked artisan breads, jewelry, knitwear, casual clothing, holiday and home decor, candles & scents, gifts from around the world, toys, hand-turned wooden gifts, and more. 

Krampusnacht Mini Market Weekend

What is the Krampusnacht Mini Market Weekend, you ask? Broom and Crow is hosting this market with photos with Krampus and vendors in their spooky niche. This will be held on December 15th and 16th.

Holiday Market Vendor Fair at the Brewing Projekt

The Brewing Projekt is hosting a vendor fair on December 17th from noon-4pm, featuring local artisan goods and gifts. 

Eau Claire Mini Hmong Flea Market

The 2nd annual Eau Claire Mini Hmong Flea Market will host local Hmong-owned businesses selling food, arts, crafts, home goods, accessories, clothing and more, on December 9th and 10th from 10am-4pm.

Habitual Yoga Holiday Market

Swing by Habitual Yoga to find unique gifts made by vendors on December 9th from 12:30-4:30pm. They’ll be handing out goodie bags to the first 10 people to arrive, and the Grinch will be there from 1-2pm to take photos!

Menomonie Market Food Co-op’s Holiday Hoopla

Menomonie Market Food Co-op is hosting a Holiday Hoopla, where you can get deals of gift cards and alcohol, try sweet and savory samples, and visit the Kid’s Corner upstairs. They’re holding the Holiday Hoopla December 9th in Eau Claire, from 10am-2pm.

Winter Wonder Market

The Lakely and the Oxbow Hotel are hosting a Winter Wonder Market where you can sip on holiday cocktails, listen to a live DJ, and find everything you need this holiday season from unique vendors. This will take place Thursday, December 7th, from 6-9pm.

Banbury Place Market

Banbury Place is hosting a holiday market on December 9th from 10-4, with food trucks, live music, and visiting artists. Browse through the small businesses in Banbury and find the perfect gift!

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