It’s a warm and fuzzy feeling when you shop for the holidays and find that one-of-a-kind item perfect for someone on your gift list. It’s a lot more fun to find it IRL than online, and it also helps keep local makers and other vendors going. Here’s a roundup of the pop-up sales and other holiday shopping activities we’ve heard about so far. More will be added as we learn more events throughout the season.
Pop-up Holiday Shop: Agrace Grief Support Center, fundraising thrift shop, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, October 27 through November 27. 26, 1922 S. Stoughton Road, Madison. Closed November 24. agrace.org.
Folklore Village online auction: Fundraising with crafts, local food and more, offers are open from 10:00 a.m. on November 4 to 10:00 p.m. on November 14: folklorevillage.org.
Vintage Midwest Chip: Vintage clothing from various vendors, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6, Garver Feed Mill, Madison. goodstyleshop.com.
Artisanal Food Fair: 11am-5pm, November 5, Bruce Company, Middleton, with over 15 local food vendors. brucecompany.com.
Art and gift fair: Weekends: Annual fundraiser, 5-9 p.m. November 4 (also citywide gallery night) and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. November 5-6, December 19-20, and December 3-4 , Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison. mmoca.org. 608-257-0158.
Gallery Evening and Open House: Holiday Art and Gifts, Music, Silent Auction, 4-7 p.m., Nov. 10, Camp Createability Studio, Madison. createabilitywi.org.
Winter art fair on the square: Wisconsin Artists and Crafts Alliance Showcase, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13, Monona Terrace, Madison, with music, children’s activities, silent auction. artcraftwis.org.
Sale of crafts and pastries: 9am-3pm, Nov. 12, Burke Lutheran Church, Madison, with homemade lefse, quilts and more. 608-244-8486.
Holiday Bazaar: Crafts, gifts, pastries and raffles, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., November 12, Saint Christopher Parish Center, Verona; lunch 10.30am-2pm saintchristopherparish.com. 608-845-6613.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair: 9am-2pm, Nov. 12, Wisconsin Heights High School, Mazomania, with over 100 vendors. 608-220-6047.
Holiday Gift Fair: Youth Missionary/Educational Trip Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13, St. Ann’s Parish School, 324 N. Harrison St., Stoughton, with arts and crafts, food, and other vendors. 608-873-7633.
Polish Christmas Bazaar: Annual Polish Heritage Club event with traditional lunch and baked goods, crafts, music and demonstrations, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., November 12, Asbury United Methodist Church, Madison. phcwi-madison.org. 608-244-2788.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale: Verona Area Education Foundation annual fundraiser with over 70 local artisans, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., November 12, Sugar Creek Elementary School, Verona. FREE ENTRANCE. fb.com/events/1016774009009108.
Madison Winter Night Market: 4-8 p.m., Nov. 19, State Street District, Madison, with pop-up vendors, business specials and more. madisonnightmarket.com.
Baraboo Holiday Fair: 9am-3pm, November 19, Baraboo Arts Banquet & Convention Center, Baraboo, with over 60 vendors, music by Ted Hawkins, food, silent auction and raffle (benefiting Bullies & Friends Pet Rescue). fb.com/events/1466648447007106.
Ten By Ten Collective: Maker’s Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 20, Ellsworth Block, 23 N. Pinckney St. (upstairs), Madison. ellsworthblock.com/ten-by-ten-collective.
Christmas by the Stream: OccuPaws fundraiser, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 20, Lodi Elementary School, Lodi, with over 50 vendors, concessions, raffle. fb.com/events/358328692623813.
Holiday market: 12-4 p.m., Nov. 20, The Boneyard, Madison, with dog/pet-themed vendors, dog food drive (for WisCares), raffle (for Fetch Wisconsin Rescue), food trucks. madisonboneyard.com. 608-216-8865.
Downtown Open Day: 9am-4pm, Nov 25-27, State Street/Capitol Square area, Madison, with trolley rides 10am-2pm, activities and special sales for merchants. visitdowntownmadison.com.
Madison Makers Market: Pub Crawl of Local Makers and Vendors, 12-5 p.m., Nov. 25, Brink Lounge, Giant Jones Brewing Co., Imaginary Factory, Old Sugar Distillery, State Line Distillery, The Sylvee, Vintage Brewing-Capitol East and Working Draft, Madison. madisonmakersmarket.com.
Christkindlmarkt: Party vendors, makers, food, beer release & more, 10am-6pm, Nov 26, (n+1), Verona. christkindlmarktverona.com.
Shop small this fall: Benefit for the OccupyPaws Guide Dog Association, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 26, Dodger Bowl, Dodgeville, with vendors, raffle. occupyaws.org.
Holiday crafts: 11am-4pm, Nov. 27, Garver Feed Mill, Madison, with craft and food vendors, activities. fb.com/glitterworkshops.
GSAFE quilt auctions: 29 Nov-Dec 5, details to be confirmed: gsafewi.org/quiltauction.
Holiday Gift Market: Pop-up crafts and homewares, 11am-5pm December 2-3 and 12pm-4pm December 4, Crimson Artist Collective, Verona. crimsonartistcollective.com.
Christkindli Market: Christmas-themed vendors, music, visits from Santa, sleigh rides, 3-7 p.m. Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 3. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 4, downtown New Glarus. swisstown.com. 608-527-2095.
Holiday Party: Madison Parks Annual Event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 3, Warner Park Community Recreation Center, Madison. cityofmadison.com. 608-245-3669.
Holiday Craft Fair: DeForest Area Music Boosters Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 3, DeForest Area Elementary School, DeForest. fb.com/deforestareamusicboosters.
Holiday Toys Consignment Sale: Hosted by Lil’ Badger, 10am-4pm Dec. 3 and 10am-2pm Dec. 4, Monona Community Center, Monona. FREE ENTRANCE; a portion of proceeds benefit the Monona Parks & Rec Youth Scholarship Fund. Shipping Information: lilbadgerconsignmentsale.com.
Santa’s Helpers: Craft/vendor market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 3, Bowl-A-Vard Lanes, Madison. fb.com/events/1509792742818837.
Holiday Art Market: Middleton Outreach Ministry, Holiday Arts Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4, Food Concepts Inc., Middleton. momhelps.org. 608-826-3415.
Fair Trade Holiday Party: Annual event, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., December 3, Monona Terrace, Madison, featuring artisan food, clothing, arts and crafts from around the world. Sellers also online: fairtrademadison.org.
The craft fair: Independent Artist Showcase with 125 vendors, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Goodman Community Center (both buildings Saturday), Madison. thecraftyfair.com.
Holiday Bazaar: Gift sellers, 9am-4pm, December 4, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona. aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org. 608-221-0404.
Very Happy Holidays Fair: 60 artisans, refreshments, 12-6 p.m. Dec. 9 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10, Baraboo Arts Banquet & Convention Center, Baraboo. theverymerryholidayfair.com.
Eastside Winter Market: Hosted by Communication, 11am-6pm December 10 and 11am-3pm December 11, Garver Feed Mill, Madison, featuring art, food, vintage and more. facebook.com/communication608. 608-467-2618.
Jolly Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair: Benefit for the OccuPaws Guide Dog Association, 10am-3pm, Dec. 11, Prairie View Middle School, Sun Prairie, with over 90 vendors, raffle, lunch. occupyaws.org.
Christmas craft fair and cookie walk: Benefit for the OccuPaws Guide Dog Association, 10am-3pm, December 18, Windsor Elementary School, Windsor, with over 40 vendors. occupyaws.org.