Top 5 Local Holiday Shopping Events

The holidays are coming on fast, so make sure your to-do list includes hitting these local craft markets.

1. Sparkle for Good Pop Up Shop is a gives-back boutique hosted at MORTAR’s Brick pop up space in OTR. Shop affordable gifts (prices start at five bucks) like jewelry by Chloe + Isabel and monogram ready items like pillows and pencil bags. Thirty percent of your purchase benefits The Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio on Sunday between 11a.m.–1 p.m. Mention PBPO at any other time and they’ll receive 20 percent of your purchase. Nov 18–19, 11:30 a.m.­­–7 p.m., Nov 20, 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m. 1327 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine,pbpohio.org/events/pbpo-sparkle-for-good-pop-up-shop/

2. Crafty Supermarket’s wildly popular Holiday Show lands at the University of Cincinnati’s Recreation Center this year. It’s handmade everything here with goods local and regional makers like Ellebrux, Rock Salt Vintage, and Rheino Ceramics. Nov 19, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., free swag bag for the first 100 shoppers. 2820 Bearcat Way, Clifton Heights, craftysupermarket.com

3. Milford’s Hometown For the Holidays is a great time to shop the quaint streets of downtown Milford. Don’t forget to stop by the Milford Public Library’s annual book, bake, and pickle sale. Nov 25–26, 11 a.m.–8 p.m., downtownmilford.com/hometownfortheholidays

4. Queen City Clay Holiday Bazaar at Queen City Clay on Wasson Road. 70 artists selling wares, plus face painting, food, music, coffee. Saturday November 19 and Sunday Nov 20, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., queencityclay.com/event/holiday-bazaar/

5. Local and regional fine art and craft come to Winterfair Cincinnati at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. Nov 25–26, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Nov 27, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., $7, ohiocraft.org

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