Many Christmas events may be canceled this year, but holiday shopping is still on. Better yet if it’s at local businesses that have been struggling during the pandemic. Here are a five markets with local wares that you can attend this week.
Wednesday Holiday Market (Dec. 2) New Albany Farmers Market | 202 E. Market St., New Albany | Search Facebook | No cover | 6-8 p.m.
For the ambitious who want to get their holiday shopping done on a weekday, New Albany is hosting a holiday market every Wednesday through Dec. 23. Organizers promise “a variety of vendors focused on holidays and gift giving.”
Village Christmas Market (Dec. 4-6) | Westport Village | 1315 Herr Lane | westportvillage.com | No cover | Times vary
Westport Village is turning its green space next to Tunies boutique into an outdoor Christmas market decorated with twinkling lights, running every Friday through Sunday until Dec. 20. In addition to the local businesses at the shopping center, there will be Louisville vendors there, including Georgia’s Sweet Potato Pie Co., 52 Home and nine other permanent and rotating businesses. Snack and sip on warm beverages, Board & You charcuterie, smoked nuts and more while browsing.
Mellwood Art Center Shop Small (Dec. 5) | Mellwood Art Center | 1860 Mellwood Ave. | Search Facebook | No cover | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mellwood Art Center is hosting a shop small event with its resident businesses where you can buy antiques, candy, beads, custom photography prints, leather made goods, candles, stones, incense, vintage clothing and more. You can also grab pizza from Danny Mac’s and coffee from Ntaba. And finally, The Resource Room will be showing artists in its studio.
Neighborhood Appreciation Weekend (Dec. 5-6) | Logan Street Market | 1001 Logan St. | Search Facebook | No cover | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Logan Street Market will be hosting local pop-up vendors in addition to its permanent tenants this weekend in appreciation of its neighborhood.
Winter Run-Wayland (Dec. 6) | The Runway | 4205 Cane Run Road | Search Facebook | $15 | 4-9 p.m.
Have your kid pick out their own Christmas present at this pop-up market featuring more than 10 local businesses selling items for children and teens. DJ Meow will provide your shopping soundtrack, and there will be a fashion show, too. Search for Thee Pretty Kompany on Facebook to find the event.