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Spring Winders, left, owner of Heliotrope, helps customer Becky Tsang look over a selection of her jewelry.

Get a jump start on the holiday shopping with these markets happening in Tucson.

They're all free to attend and sure to have something for everyone on the list.

Tucson Museum of Art's Holiday Artisans Market


Tucson Museum of Art’s Holiday Artisans Market.

Over 100 vendors will be at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block for a weekend of shopping fun. 

Items available for purchase include a large selection of ceramics, glass, jewelry, paintings, prints and more.

TMA's Research Library is also selling hundreds of gently-used art books — most of them are under $10.

The newly-renovated museum galleries and exhibits will be be free to visit during market hours.

When: Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Tucson Museum of Art, 140 Main Ave.

Find more information here.

Made in Tucson Market


Artwork by Creative Kismet

Meet Tucson artists and get a glimpse at their creative process at this local-only market happening on Fourth Avenue.

It's going to be a fun time with more than 50 vendors, food, and a beer garden hosted by Crooked Tooth Brewery

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Find more information here.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at Reid Park


Accordion players Candi Baranaski, left, Dani Keiko, also known as Musette, perform Christmas music during the annual Holiday Arts and Craft Fair in Reid Park. The show started at Fort Lowell Park, said organizer Susan Orrico, and for more than 30 years the show has evolved.

This holiday fair hosted by Tucson's Parks and Recreation draws in more than 140 vendors from all over the Southwest to sell their one-of-a-kind handmade items. 

Find gifts, enjoy food, and watch some unique performances.

When: Saturday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Reid Park, west of the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center

Find more information here.

MOCAshop Holiday Market


The Museum of Contemporary Art offers nine memberships and so many benefits.

This outdoor market hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson will feature 15 different local vendors. There will also be food trucks and a tea pop-up by the Scented Leaf.

Admission into the museum is free that day.

MOCA members will be provided free mimosas for their shopping experience and early-bird access to the market from 9-10 a.m.

When: Sunday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, 265 S. Church Ave.

Find more information here.

Cultivate Holiday Market


Sarah Orzel, left, Spencer Godfrey and Emily Orzel at the Emily Orzel Illustration table.

Cultivate's second pop-up market of the year is happening just in time for the holiday shopping season.

More than 50 local vendors will be there selling cool items including: jewelry, art, clothes, pottery and one-of-a-kind finds.

A percentage of the proceeds goes to local nonprofits. This year Cultivate is featuring BorderLinks, an organization that provides traveling unique education about life near the U.S.-Mexico border.  

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: "The Mill," 219 N. 3rd Ave.

Find more information here.

Pro tip: Sign up for the earlybird hours from 8-10 a.m. and get into the market before everyone else. It's $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Find more information here.

Fourth Schmourth Handmade Market


If you're looking for an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the the giant holiday markets, check out Fourth Schmourth for unique gifts.

There will be over 40 local Tucson artists and vendors selling a bunch of cool stuff. 

Food trucks and Crooked Tooth Brewery will also be there serving up some eat and drink.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 3008 E. Eastland Street, across from Reid Park

Find more information here.

Pro tip: Stick around for the after party happening at 4:30 p.m. Performances include circus acts and a peep show. Find more information here.

Winter Art Festival at Cat Mountain Station


Yon wears vintage polyester green pattern shirt, $14.50 at Buffalo Trading Post; turquoise and silver squash blossom, $45; wooden bead necklace, $13; vintage suede vest, $20 at Buffalo Trading Post.

Listen to some live music while you shop at the Cat Mountain Station's Winter Art Fest.

Vendors at the fest will be selling a variety of artistic pieces including jewelry, iron works and photography.

When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Cat Mountain Station, 2740 S. Kinney Road

Find more information here.

4th Avenue Winter Street Fair


Crowds begin to gather at the start of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair on Dec. 7, 2012. The fair stretches from University Boulevard to Ninth Street.

This is Tucson's largest market of the season with more than 400 vendors from all over the world and 500,000 visitors — you're sure to find something for everyone on the gift list.

There's also plenty of food and family-friendly entertainment, so make a day of it.

When: Friday, Dec. 8 to Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to dusk.

Where: Fourth Avenue, between Eighth Street and University Boulevard.

Find more information here.

Holiday Market at Tucson Village Farm


Farm manager Alex Atkin picks out a few young plants to be added to the garden at the Tucson Village Farm at 4210 N. Campbell Ave. on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Atkins began working at the Tucson Village Farm through AmeriCorps five years ago. Photo by: Rebecca Noble / for Arizona Daily Star

Shop for handmade gifts and seasonal produce at Tucson Village Farm's Holiday Market.

Enjoy soup, bread and hot cocoa — available by donation — by a cozy campfire. 

It's a family-friendly event so bring the kids and enjoy the fun.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 4-8 p.m.

Where: Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.

Find more information here.

Mercado Holiday Bazaar


This year's holiday bazaar will feature new shops and more booths with the expansion of the Mercado Annex. 

There will be more than 60 handpicked vendors offering a selection of local handmade items and vintage finds. 

When: Friday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento 

Find more information here.