5 Incredible Christmas Markets in Oregon

5 Incredible Christmas Markets Only in Oregon

By Mandy Trotti

Are you looking for the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit? If you live in Oregon , you have plenty of one-of-a-kind Christmas markets to choose from. Find handmade gifts created with love by local artisans and keep warm with your favorite holiday snacks. Stop by these incredible Christmas markets only in Oregon to start the season right.

1. Douglas County Christmas Craft Fair

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Douglas County Christmas Craft Fair celebrates 50 years in 2023.

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Help the Douglas County Christmas Craft Fair celebrate 50 years. The largest and most popular craft fair in Douglas County is open from December 1-3, with over 300 craft booths. Whether you’re looking to gift your loved one clothes, wooden crafts, or homemade sweets, one of the most incredible Christmas markets has it all. Santa is also visiting to review his naughty and nice list before Christmas.

Approximately 13,000 holiday craft lovers participate in the annual event. The booths span three buildings to help support as many local artisans as possible. In fact, over 100 additional vendors put their names on the waitlist to reserve a coveted booth spot. Meet new local artisans and say hello to your favorite holiday gift creator to kick off the holiday season.

2. Silverton Christmas Market

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Guhwein is a German hot spiced mulled wine.

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Come to the Oregon Garden Resort to see the remarkable light display at one of the most incredible Christmas markets only in Oregon. The Silverton Christmas Market , previously Lights at the Oregon Garden Resort, is open from November 17 to December 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Create new holiday memories under a million colorful Christmas lights and experience an authentic German Christmas market without leaving the country.

Get into the holiday spirit by eating lebkuchen and drinking a mug of gluhwein or hot chocolate. Take a picture with Santa, support local businesses while Christmas shopping, and relax in the Biergarten until the night ends. Vendors sell handmade, locally crafted items and handmade goods imported from Germany , including traditional nutcrackers. You must order your tickets online in advance.

3. Eugene Saturday Market’s Holiday Market

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Meet over 300 vendors at The Eugene Saturday Market’s Holiday Market.

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Stop by The Eugene Saturday Market’s Holiday Market every Saturday and Sunday from November 18 to December 24. Peruse the two halls of the venue stocked with handmade art crafted by local artisans while listening to live performances.

Almost 300 vendor booths are set up to showcase Oregon’s artistic talent. You’ll find everything from jewelry to puzzles to baked goods and more. Don’t forget to take a break from shopping to enjoy international cuisine from the International Food Court. The Holiday Market is held in the Exhibit Hall and the Performance Hall from 10 AM to 6 PM, except Christmas Eve. The Saturday Market closes at 4 PM that day.

4. Salem Holiday Market

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Participate in the gingerbread house contest or the tree decorating contest at the Salem Holiday Market.

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Come to the State Fairgrounds, specifically the Jackman Long and Columbia Hall buildings, to buy your loved ones handmade gifts and participate in various holiday-themed activities. The Salem Holiday Market was voted the Best Holiday Market in the Willamette Valley, and for good reason. There are over 250 participating vendors selling homemade and homegrown items. The free-to-attend Salem Holiday Market is open Friday through Sunday, the second weekend of December.

Show off your creativity by signing up to participate in the 8th annual gingerbread house contest or the 5th annual Christmas tree decorating contest. But you can still enjoy the fun if you prefer to admire rather than create. Instead, you get to vote on the submission in both competitions. Winners receive a cash prize and online recognition from the market.

5. The Oregon Garden Holiday Bazaar

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Meet Santa at the Oregon Garden Holiday Bazaar.

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Rejoice because one of the most incredible Christmas markets only in Oregon returns for its third year. The Oregon Garden Holiday Bazaar takes place in the stunning botanic garden. The event features an artisan market including 24 local vendors, crafts, everyone’s favorite holiday snacks, live entertainment, and a brand-new daytime holiday decoration display. Pets are welcome.

The Holiday Bazaar is open from 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17. On Saturday, meet with Santa to see if you’ve been good this year and get in the festive mood by completing some crafts. Then, on Sunday, share a laugh with Gigglebritches the Clown. You also have the chance to see Santa again and add to the holiday cheer with more crafts. Purchase your tickets online to save a dollar.

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