Festive Pop Ups


Holiday Expo at the Guilford Art Center ,11/2-1/7/24. Over 300 fine American crafters, artisans and jewelers are featured at this celebrated annual sale. Enjoy the new Accessories Showcase, featuring an expanded selection of contemporary accessories from small-batch and New York boutique designers.Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am-5:00pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Details.

Higganum Holiday Pop-Up Market, Opens 11/18: Locally handcrafted products, made with love at Haddam Elementary School.

East Haddam Holiday Farmer’s Market, 11/25 from 9-12pm: A collection of artists, specialty artisan products, holiday-inspired vendors, prepared foods, and much more. Get the details.

Holiday Market at the Westbrook Outlets, 11/25, 10-4pm: Candle workshops, live entertainment, Colossal Kielbasa, TAPVILLE, over 80 regional and local Holiday Vendors offering one of a kind gift options, Santa Visit and photo opportunities, UGLY sweater contest, games and activities.

Florence Griswold Museum Shop is all stocked up with ornaments, children’s toys, books, jewelry and gifts for the holidays — complimentary gift-wrapping included. Online shopping, too! Visit Flo Gris.

Hill-Stead Annual Holiday Boutique features 25 artists and crafters who bring their best to this two-day sale, 12/2 & 12/3. Preregistration required for boutique. Visit Hill-Stead.

Wesleyan Potters Annual Exhibit and Sale: 11/24-12/24, 10 – 6pm, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun and 10 – 8pm Fridays: Discover a vast selection of original, handcrafted pieces: sparkling jewelry, fun and functional pottery, statement sculptures, elegant hand woven apparel, original woodwork and more by over 250 local and nationally known artisans. Find out more.

Dudley Farm Museum Open House and Holiday Market, the first three weekends in December from 10 am – 2 pm. Specialty items from vendors will be sold in and around the Munger Barn. On 12/3, step back in time in the 1844 Farmhouse and Museum for cookies, carols and merriment for an Open House celebration from 1-4pm. Visit their website for current info.

Chester Holiday Market: 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17: Every Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas, enjoy farmers, special events, openings and more in the shops and restaurants of Chester from 10am – 1pm. Learn more.

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at Chester Meeting House, 12/1, 5 – 8pm: Held at the Historic Chester Town Meeting House, HSE is always a friendly, festive event full of amazing local vendors, gorgeous gifts, handmade goods, and plenty of Holiday Cheer!

Wadsworth Mansion Holiday Bazaar, Middletown: Sunday, 12/3, 10 – 3pm:  Featured vendors from the Open Air Market will be selling handmade products and unique holiday gifts for your family and friends. Lunch and hot beverages available. Visit Wadsworth Mansion.

Historical Society Christmas Fair at Parmelee Farm, Killingworth  12/2, 8:30 – 3pm: Parmelee Farmhouse will be transformed into a holiday boutique with handmade items crafted by members, including fresh arrangements, baked goods, holiday decor, gift items, knitted accessories. 465 Route 81, Killingworth.

Holidays at Bishop’s Little Red Barn, Guilford, First 3 weekends in December, Saturdays and Sundays only. Visit with Santa, enjoy a a holiday craft, cookie decorating, a ride on the holiday apple train and wagon rides around the orchard.  There will be hot chocolate, hot cider, fire pits with s’mores kits available and lots more holiday cheer! Tickets go on sale 11/17!