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Holiday Craft Fairs

Orange County shines during the holiday season, doesn’t it? City streets are decorated, the trees bloom with lights, and everything seems just a bit more cheerful… even if there’s no real snow.

The holidays are fun, but they’re also a whirlwind of shopping, baking, planning, preparing… and did we mention shopping?

Holiday Craft Fairs

Yeah, shopping is pretty much inescapable during the holiday season. Gifts, decorations, food… you’re going to have to shop for it. Your usual retail store is a great resource during the holiday season, but it isn’t the only one out there. There are plenty of places that offer unique gift ideas, let you shop in nice communal spaces, and bring the excitement back to holiday shopping.

Yep. We’re talking about craft fairs.

It’s worth pointing out that craft fairs are the way to go if you’re a believer in the SoCal sustainable/local ethic. Shopping with a local crafter means that your purchase goes to directly support that person and their family, and you get to take home a one of a kind item that’s sure to please.

Holiday craft fairs aren’t just about shopping. They’re also a great way to spend an afternoon… listening to holiday music, browsing unusual gift ideas, chatting with nice folks, and even sampling unique foods from local food trucks or food vendors. And unlike most retail stores, most holiday craft fairs are dog-friendly (if your four-legged shopping buddy can handle the crowds).  

During the holiday season, Orange County has craft fairs for everybody… from church-based holiday boutiques to cultural touchstones like Christkindlmarkt or massive holiday bazaars with over 100 vendors.

So what are you waiting for? Here’s our list of OC Holiday Craft Fairs so that you can go have fun while you get your shopping done!

Holiday Faire

  • November 4, 2023
  • 10AM – 4PM
  • Orange County Great Park Palm Court Arts Complex
  • More than 100 artists selling holiday decorations, handblown glass, ceramics, jewelry and more. Come for the holiday music, stay for the shopping!

Merry & Bright Holiday Boutique

  • November 4, 2023
  • 9AM – 4PM
  • 310 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra
  • Free admission
  • Shop a selection of crafts, desserts, vintage goods, journals, gifts, and more

Village Christmas Craft Fair

  • 2023 TBA
  • Village Bible Church, 12671 Buaro St., Garden Grove, CA
  • 9AM – 3PM
  • Free admission and free parking
  • Over 40 vendors will be displaying their unique handmade items – woodcraft, jewelry, toys and more – and there’s live music. Every attendee gets a free raffle ticket, and raffles are called every 20 minutes. Hot lunch is available for purchase, and the youth group will even wash your car at their car wash fundraiser!

Holiday Boutique

  • November 11, 2023
  • Salem Lutheran Church
  • 6500 E Santiago Canyon Road, Orange
  • 9AM – 1PM
  • Over 20 unique holiday vendors

I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue Holiday Boutique Party

  • TBA
  • 3PM – 5PM
  • 21051 Pennington Lane, Trabuco Canyon
  • Shop from local vendors and raise money for the dogs

Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival

  • November 12, 2023
  • Old Town Tustin – 245 El Camino Real 
  • This is a free biannual event with over 150 vendors selling art, crafts, small businesses, food and music vendors. Vendors are selected by jury to ensure quality. Entertainment and food trucks are strategically placed throughout the venue for shoppers’ convenience.
  • Happens rain or shine.

Farmakis Farms Fall Holiday Craft Market

  • November 11, 2023
  • 29932 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano
  • 4PM – 9PM
  • Shop from the farm and goods by talented crafters

HBHS Holiday Boutique

  • November 16, 2023
  • The Huntington Club
  • 6501 Palm Avenue, Huntington Beach
  • 6PM – 10PM
  • Shop for unique gifts from a selection of vendors
  • 20% of proceeds are donated to HBHS Foundation

Dana Point Holiday Bazaar

  • 2023 TBA
  • 10AM – 4PM
  • Dana Point Community Center
  • 34052 Del Obispo Street, Dana Point
  • Artisans, crafters, local businesses selling their goods
  • Free refreshments and raffle prizes

RC Palmer Arts & Crafts Show

  • November 12 & 19; December 3, 10, & 17, 2023
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Free admission
  • Old World Village: 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA

Unique Holiday Boutique

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023
  • Mr. D’s Diner Parking Lot
  • 126 E. Yorba Linda Blvd., Placentia
  • 5:30PM – 7:30PM
  • Free Admission
  • Shop small to find unique holiday gifts for friends and family. There will also be food and music.

Timeless Treasures Boutiques

  • Nov. 2 – Nov. 5; Nov. 16 – Nov. 19; Dec. 7 – Dec. 17, 2023
  • 7227 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach
  • Free admission
  • Shop for holiday grifts from over 100 vendors and find unique and creative gifts including clothing, décor, soaps, candles, baked goods, and much more.

Holiday Faire

  • November 4, 2023
  • 10AM – 4PM
  • Great Park Palm Court Arts Complex: 8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine
  • Unique handmade goods, holiday decorations, jewelry, etc.
  • Live festive holiday music
  • Free admission

Nutcracker Craft Boutique

  • November 17-18, 2023
  • Brea Community Center, 695 Madison Way, Brea CA
  • Over 200 vendors displaying handicrafts, holiday gifts, food and collectibles.

MVAC Gifts & Goodies Holiday Boutique

  • Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Norman P. Murray Community Center – 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
  • 8AM – 5PM
  • Admission is free
  • Features over 80 artisans with handcrafted décor, specialty items, and gifts.

Sawdust Winter Fantasy

  • Friday, November 17 – December 17, 2023 (Friday-Sunday each weekend)
  • 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA
  • 180 artists and makers bring the Christmas spirit at the famous Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach.
  • Tickets required for entry
  • Admission fees apply (adults – $10, $7 seniors, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and under free, but a ticket is required for capacity purposes)

Swedish Christmas Fair at Old World

  • November 19, 2023
  • 10:30AM – 1PM & 1:30PM – 4PM
  • Old World Village: 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA
  • A Christmas fair located in Huntington Beach, you’ll find handmade gifts, clothing, fun, baked goodies, and Glogg.
  • $5-$10 for admission

Christmas Boutique Premier Party

  • 2023 TBA
  • Second Impressions: 24412 Muirlands Blvd., Suite A, Lake Forest, CA
  • 6PM – 9PM
  • Free Admission
  • Sip & Shop Premier Christmas Party
  • Includes hot chocolate bar, baked goods, charcuterie while you shop

Winter In The Grove Craft Boutique

  • Saturday, December 2, 2023
  • 3PM – 7PM
  • Village Green Park: 12732 Main Street, Garden Grove
  • Shop from vendors for unique handmade goods
  • Enjoy other Winter In The Grove festivities and a visit from Santa

Holiday Market

  • Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 3PM – 7PM
  • Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 10AM – 3PM
  • Orange County Great Park: 8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine
  • Free admission
  • Unique handmade goods, crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more
  • Saturday includes the annual tree lighting event
  • Sunday includes annual holidayz at the park pop-up event

Candy Caneland & Craft Fair

  • December 9, 2023
  • 10AM – 4PM
  • Ehlers Event Center: 8150 Knott Ave, Buena Park
  • Free Admission
  • Over 100 Vendors plus snow slide and play area, petting zoo, food and games
  • Visit from Santa Claus

Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festivals

  • November 8-11 & November 29-December 22, 2023
  • 10AM – 7PM
  • 1044 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683
  • Free admission on Saturday & Sunday, $5 on Friday
  • Veteran’s Thanksgiving and Christmas Boutique and craft fair.

Zion Lutheran Annual Christmas Boutique

  • 2023 TBA
  • 222 North East Street, Anaheim, CA
  • Over 75 craft tables with unique goods from talented vendors
  • Snack bar
  • Pictures with Santa

Christmas Boutique & Craft Faire

  • December 2, 2023
  • 10AM – 3PM
  • South Shores Church: 32712 Crown Valley Parkway, Dana Point
  • Shop from over 65 vendors at this outdoor holiday craft faire and enjoy food trucks and ocean views.

Winterfest Boutique

  • December 2, 2023
  • Ocean View High School
  • 17071 Gothard St, Huntington Beach
  • 10AM – 2PM
  • Holiday crafters, artisans, merchandise of all kinds, with music and a kids zone.

Christmas Holiday Boutique

  • Hosted by Free Rein Foundation
  • 6956 Ellis Avenue, Huntington Beach
  • TBA
  • 10AM – 4PM
  • Also celebrating National Day Of the Horse at the equestrian center
  • Food, fun, gifts, unique vendors, activities
  • Appearance from Santa

Annual Holiday Art Sale

  • 1980 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa
  • 2023 TBA
  • 10AM – 10PM
  • Local Artists selling ceramics, sculptures, neon, paintings, prints, plants, and more.
  • Interactive art, games, and door prizes
  • Ornament making station
  • Music, food, and fun

Creative Babe Holiday Market

  • OC Fair & Event Center – 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
  • December 9, 2023
  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • $12 for parking
  • Free holiday market with over 100 local businesses. Home décor, seasonal items, clothing, pet goodies, holiday gifts, hand crafted items. Meet Minnie & Mickey, food and drinks, DIY workshops, Live DJ, holiday fun, and more.

Annual Holiday Artisan Faire

  • December 2 & 3, 2023
  • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Chemers Gallery, 17300 17th Street, Suite G, Tustin CA
  • Shop for all kinds of art, from the wearable to the edible, at this holiday fair. Handcrafted jewelry, wearable fiber, ceramics, vegan chocolates, artisan roasted coffee, local honey, and more.

Winterfest Vendor & Craft Fair

  • Marina High School
  • 15871 Springdale St., Huntington Beach, CA
  • 2023 TBA
  • 10AM – 4PM
  • Shopping from vendors
  • Photos with Santa
  • Games & Prizes
  • Marching Band playing holiday tunes

Christmas Town Craft Boutique

  • Refuge Calvary Chapel Huntington Beach
  • TBA
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • 7800 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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Kelly Smith
Kelly Smith is lives in Southern California with one dog, two cats, two guinea pigs… and the rest of her family. She writes about Orange County, faith, family, special needs and tea, and world-builds science fiction universes on the side.