Every year, various Durango venues host holiday markets featuring home baked goods, handcrafted gifts, and showcase local artists. These not only provide an excellent source for gift buyers, but also support local organizations and artists!
Starting this weekend, three markets will be held Saturday, November 19th. The Methodist Women United in Faith will hold their annual bazaar from 8-3 with proceeds going towards local, national, and international missions. The Artisans’ Holiday Gift Show will be held at the Strater Hotel from 9-4 featuring an eclectic blend of jewelry, fabric art, fine gourds, painted eggs, fused glass, ornaments, and more. From 10-2 in Bayfield, the Farmers Market “Holiday Market” will be offering everything from locally grown vegetables and meat to artisan gifts and special holiday orders.
The first weekend of December brings more bazaars to town starting on Friday, December 2nd. The Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival begins at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Here there will be an array of hand/homemade items perfect for gifts or for your own home. Downtown Durango at the Main Mall from 5-9pm, the first ever Noel Night Artisan Market will provide local artisans a great opportunity to share their work for the holiday season.
On Saturday, December 3rd, the St. Columba Christmas Craft Bazaar will open there doors from 8-3 for the 25th anniversary! Your favorite returning artists and new ones will be offering their best homemade art and goodies. Four Leaves Winery is hosting a Holiday Art Market featuring three local artist offering jewelry, sculptures, pastels, and home goods from 11-3.
Finally, on Sunday, December 4th, the Riverhouse Holiday Bazaar will be open from 9-2 with crafts, gift kits, and art for sale. There will also be a meet and greet with Santa from 11-1! All sales and donations from this will benefit the Riverhouse Children’s Center.
These make up just some of the many holiday events happening in Durango this year. Take time to enjoy the many local artisans and support Durango’s local organizations! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you have about these or any other local events.