You can get your holiday shopping done at markets popping up around Kansas City.

Here are 12 holiday markets around Kansas City to help you with your gift list this year.

You can do your holiday shopping at the markets that are popping up around Kansas City.

You can do your holiday shopping at the markets that are popping up around Kansas City.

The holiday season is here. If you’re starting to shop for the perfect gift or looking to support local businesses, there are a number of markets and fairs you need to visit this festive season.

Kansas City is full of local designers, artists and entrepreneurs who can help you fill your pre-holiday shopping lists. Whether it’s a Strawberry Swing Market or a children’s fair, there are tons of options to choose from. The best part is that each of these events will help support Kansas City area makers.

“It’s more important than ever to buy local,” Strawberry Swing owner Katie Mabry van Dieren said in a statement, adding that local markets are also a way to give back to your community this holiday season.

Along with all the big vendors and performers who will be selling merchandise at events on the subway, there will also be a few appearances from Santa Claus himself.

Here are 12 holiday markets to check out this season:

Holiday swing at the city market

20 E. 5th St.

The Holiday Swing is a Strawberry Swing Market in conjunction with City Market and will feature over 250 Kansas City-owned small businesses over four weekends.

Nov. 25-2: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3-4 Dec. : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December 10-11: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

and 17-18 Dec. : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Electric Park Holiday Night Market

2700 Guinotte Avenue

This night market is also made possible by Strawberry Swing and J. Reiger & Co. There will be seven rotating vendors over the three weekends in December.

2-3 Dec. : 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

9-10 Dec. : 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

16-17 Dec. : 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Holiday Market Night at the Kansas City Hotel

1228 Baltimore Ave

This pop-up holiday market is organized by Strawberry Swing and Hotel Kansas City. It will feature local artists, businesses and drinks for people to enjoy.

Nov. 30: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tis the season for the arts and crafts fair

520 Murray Road NW, Lee Summit

This craft fair will have over 100 booths for guests. There will also be an appearance by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 3.

2 Dec. : 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dec. 3:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holi-Gays market

Cafe Ca Phe

916 E 5th Street

This party and holiday market will feature local gay-owned businesses, raffles and prizes.

3 Dec. : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa’s Soul Holiday Market

Gregg Klice Community Center

1600 E. 17th Ter.

Organized by Art Garden KC and The Soul of Santa “Do Good”, this art fair will bring together vendors, artists and makers selling everything from jewelry to home decor. There will also be hot drinks and a heated outdoor market.

2 Dec. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

3 Dec. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

4 Dec. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Holiday Kids Designer Market

November 20

Want to hang out with the youngest entrepreneurs in the Kansas City area? Check out this Kid Makers Market in Lenexa. The event is sponsored by KC Homemade Goods and will feature over 35 children’s vendors.

8750 Penrose Lane, Lenexa

KC Vacation Shop

600 College Blvd., Overland Park

This festive market will also feature hundreds of local artists and vendors at the Overland Park Convention Center. This market has an entry fee of $13. To buy tickets, go here.

Nov. 5:10 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Nov. 6:10 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Nov. 20: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Holiday Art Market

104 Crooked Ave.

This holiday market is hosted by Michael Schliefke’s studio and there will be tons of original artwork including paintings, screen prints, t-shirts and more.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 18 Wed-Fri, 10am-7pm Sat: noon-7pm Wed.

Lenexa Holiday Farmers Market

17201 W. 87th St. Parkway

If you’re looking for the perfect ingredients for your holiday meals, the Lenexa Holiday Farmer’s Market should be your next stop. There will be two holiday farmers’ markets, one before Thanksgiving and another in time for Christmas.

Nov. 19: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

December 17: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Holiday pop-up shop

101 W 151st St., Olathe

This pop-up market is hosted by Anthology of Olathe, a community of senior citizens. In addition to vendors, there will also be a food drive. The drive-thru will accept canned goods, rice, dog and cat food and hygiene items.

Nov. 19: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Extravaganza

19310 E 50th Ter., Independence

This extravaganza will take place at the EPIC Sports Lodge in Independence. There will be local crafts and vendors and Santa will make an appearance from 12pm to 2pm

Nov. 26: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

KC Arts Winter Market

106 Southwest Blvd.

The Art KC Winter Market will host over 40 artists and designers. This will be the organization’s very first winter market and it will be free to the public.

2 Dec. : 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

December 3: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

9 Dec. : 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

December 10: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Santa’s Workshop and Holiday Gift Market

3189 Mercier St.

In addition to vendors, this market will have a carpentry workshop. Children will be encouraged to make their own wooden toys and Santa Claus will even stop buying them to help them. This event is hosted by the Carpenters Guild of Kansas City and is free to the public.

Nov. 19 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nov. 20 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cookie Walk and Holiday Market

9555 N Oak Trafficway

Hosted by the Good Shepherd Church, this market will have over 50 vendors and a selection of 40 pastries to try.

December 10: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Kynala Phillips is a duty reporter at the Kansas City Star, where she works to answer readers’ questions about community resources and services. She attended the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and is originally from Madison, Wisconsin.

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