A Guide to This Season’s Holiday Markets in Delaware

Holiday markets are a great way to connect with your community and support local artists and businesses this season.

Holiday markets are a great place to find unique gifts, seasonal home decor, handmade clothing and more. Plus, shopping locally and supporting independent artists is especially important this time of year.

From intimate markets at micro-breweries and coffee shops to annual arts festivals, these holiday events across the First State make it easy to check every person off your seasonal shopping list.

Lewes Historical Society Holiday Village & Market

Friday, December 1, 4-7 p.m. | Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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This free Holiday Village & Market will take place at the Lewes Historical Society’s campus at 110 Shipcarpenter Street in Lewes. Shop local vendors and enjoy the outdoor holiday atmosphere at this charming, historic venue. Browse for art, gifts, fresh greenery and much more on Friday evening and Saturday morning and afternoon.

110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes

Holiday Stroll in Downtown Milford

Saturday, December 2 | 3-8 p.m. 

Downtown Milford Inc., invites you to the 18th Annual Holiday Stroll and Fourth Annual Christmas Market in historic Downtown Milford. Experience Christmas the old-fashioned way with classic shops, a fire truck display, art galleries, restaurants, music and more.

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Downtown Milford

YWCA Holiday Market

Saturday, December 2 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The second annual holiday market at the Wilmington Public Library kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. Sponsored by YWCA Delaware, this market features women and Black-owned artists and vendors. This is a great opportunity to support local businesses while Christmas shopping.

10 East 10th Street, Wilmington

Scout Cafe Holiday Market

Sunday, December 3 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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This open-air holiday market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Scout Cafe’s back garden. This is the Wilmington newcomer’s first holiday market and, with a great list of vendors, a cozy atmosphere and a visit from Santa, it’s sure to be a fun afternoon. Plus, grab lunch and a drink inside the cafe before or after you shop around.

2316 Baynard Boulevard, Wilmington


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Holiday Celebration and Market at Glasgow Park

Friday, December 8 to Saturday, December 9 | 5-8 p.m.

The annual holiday celebration at Glasgow Park is fun for the whole family. With music, a holiday train ride, crafting, refreshments and more, there are plenty of fun activities to supplement your shopping day. Gift and artisan food vendors will be selling wares throughout the celebration.

2247 Pulaski Highway, Newark

Middletown High School Holiday Market

Saturday, December 9 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Discover unique gifts, tasty treats, fine art and more while supporting local businesses, artists and the MHS Marching Cavaliers.

120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown

Weekend Wonderland at Bethany Beach

Saturdays, December 2, 9 & 16

Bethany Beach’s annual Weekend Wonderland is back to encourage you to shop local this holiday season. Visit local businesses for holiday specials and in-store attractions.

Bethany Beach

Krampus Fest Holiday Market at Liquid Alchemy

Saturday, December 16 | 2-5 p.m.

From 2-5 p.m. at Liquid Alchemy Beverages in Wilmington, sip and shop local artists selling last-minute gifts! Plus, a bottle of mead makes a great holiday gift. Shop around and enjoy the yuletide spirit.

28 Brookside Drive, Wilmington

Brandywine Holiday Festival of the Arts

Saturday, December 16 to Sunday, December 17 | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

It’s no secret that Brandywine Festival of the Arts brings together some of the best local artisans and juried vendors. The holiday version is no different! Shop last-minute gifts from over 150 local and regional artists and artisans.

Chase Center at the Riverfront | 815 Justison Street, Wilmington

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