If you want to support local artists and get your holiday shopping done at the same time, head to these local holiday pop-ups, selling unique and handmade goods from right here in the Bay Area.
If you plan to marvel at the Jack London Square Christmas tree lighting this Friday, take the time to also check out Nneka’s Holiday Pop-Up 2015. 70 local artisans will be selling their wares while Bay Area musicians jam in the background. // Friday, December 4, 5-9pm, Jack London Square, Broadway and Embarcadero (Oakland)
The first ever Holiday Pop-Up Shop at 611 Hyde, will showcase designs by Scarlet Begonia Jewels, Love W Boutique, Style Kult, and Jewelry by Shama. // Saturday and Sunday, December 5-6, 11am-7pm, 611 Hyde St. (SF)
Shopping is made even more fun when the proceeds benefit a great cause. The Holiday Pop-Up Boutique and Marketplace, on Sunday, December 6th at St. Augustine's Church, directly supports the women and children of Elizabeth House. Nibble on La Farine Pastries, drink bottomless mimosas, and get your shop on. // Sunday, December 6, 11am to 4pm, 400 Alcatraz Avenue, (Oakland)
From Saturday, December 5th to Sunday, December 13th, the Design Collective Pop-Up brings together several Bay Area artisans who create everything from letterpress cards to jewelry, including Blume Studio Jewelry, Carole Neilson Ceramics, Natacha Nay Ceramics, The Nomad Collection, ODSYworkshop, SABO, and Western Editions. Make sure to bring canned foods, which will be donated to the SF-Marin Food Bank. // Saturday, December 5, 11am-6pm, The Little Lodge, 1306 12th Avenue (SF)
The San Franpsycho 2015 Holiday Cheer Series begins on Sunday, December 6 with the Church of Surf Pop-Up Shop. Shop from several vendors, while enjoying food by Hook Fish Co., drinks from SLO Down Wines and Peroni Beer, and plenty of good cheer. // Sunday, December 6, 10am-5pm, Church of Surf, 3830 Noriega St., (SF)
The 2015 Holiday Urban Air Market is back on Sunday, December 13th, bringing a local celebration with it. Musical performances by local bands Dogpatch, Tumbledown House, No Lovely Thing, Sara Judge, Vandella, and One Man Banjo pair well with tasty food trucks such as Curry Up Now, Phat Thai, Whip Out! Bacon Bacon, Sam’s Chowder House, and Drip! Mobile Cafe. Plus, over 170 vendors will be onsite to help you cross off all the names on your holiday shopping list. // Sunday, December 13, 11am-5pm, Pier 70, 420 22nd Street, Dogpatch (SF)