Retro reindeer at Sobo Style

Retro reindeer at Sobo Style

This post is part one in a four part series about the holiday season in Columbus. Stay tuned for more in the coming week - we'll cover where to see holiday lights and places to catch a great performance. We'll also investigate what's happening for the holidays at some of Columbus' favorite attractions.

Looking for unique gifts to surprise the people on your holiday shopping list this year? With an abundance of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items around town, this is a great time to shop local. And what better way than at a holiday shopping fair? These all-things-handmade extravaganzas bring diverse artisans under the same roof to sell everything from blown glass ornaments and funky kitchen accents, to wheel-thrown pottery and wearable art. Stop by one of several shows taking place over the next few weeks, and who knows, you may even find a thing or two for yourself.

Gifts of the Craftsmen Shop for handcrafted jewelry, wheel-thrown pottery, wearable art and more, created by nearly 50 artists from across the country.

Where: Ohio Craft Museum When: Nov. 14-Dec. 23; Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Admission: FREE

More information is available here .

Winterfair Holiday artists' market showcasing traditional and contemporary crafts, including ceramics, wood, glass, painting, metal, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more.

Where: Ohio Expo Center When: Dec. 3-5; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Admission: Adults, $7; Children 12 and under, free

More information is available here .

HolidayVille 2010 Enjoy a Holiday Market, carriage ride with Santa, free afternoon screening of A Christmas Story, food cart food court and special events and promotions at 40+ neighborhood businesses. Plus, take advantage of the park-and-ride with stops at North High School on Arcadia and Morse and High.

Where: Local shops from South Clintonville to North Beechwold When: Sat., Dec. 4, all day Admission: FREE

More information is available here .

Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza Enjoy merchant samples, roasted chestnuts, holiday trees and greenery, warm beverages, live holiday music and entertainment throughout the market. The second floor is dedicated to local artisans, crafters and vendors for a day of gift shopping galore.

Where: North Market When: Dec. 4-5; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: FREE

More information is available here .

Etsy Team Columbus presents Holiday Art and Trunk Show Shop for beautiful, handcrafted holiday gifts. This event also serves as the opening night for Etsy Team Columbus’ group art show, remaining up Dec. 8-Jan. 6.

Where: Wild Goose Creative When: Thur., Dec. 9, 6-10 p.m. Admission: FREE

More information is available here .

Holiday Sale & Blown Glass Ornament Workshop Hundreds of handmade glass art pieces, including blown glass ornaments, jewelry, colorful vessels, sculptures, stained glass mantelpieces and funky kitchen accents. You can also make your own blown glass ornament for $25.

Where: Glass Axis When: Dec. 10-12; Fri.-Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: FREE

More information is available here .

Stay tuned for our next holiday post, where we'll share places to see holiday light displays.