It's the most wonderful time of the year.


Where else can you find moosehide beadwork picture frames, nature-inspired ornaments, hand-crafted ivory earrings, spiced low-bush cranberry jams, and mustard made from local craft beer? Look no further for all these uncommon presents! Fairbanks artisans offer an abundance of creative products at numerous local gift shows during November and December. The holidays are a joyous time of year - so here below is a rundown of upcoming bazaars, fairs and markets in the Fairbanks area to help make your holiday shopping a breeze.

person standing in front of a booth with yarn skeins

Holiday bazaars and markets are a great way for visitors to get a snapshot of local life in the Far North. Fairbanks and North Pole shopping locales are excellent places to mingle with friendly sourdoughs and also find ingenious, often beautiful, one-of-a-kind keepsakes from your trip to the subarctic. Our extraordinarily talented pool of local artisans offers Made-In-Alaska foods, jewelry, artworks, glassware, textiles and Alaska Native keepsakes for locals and visitors to give their friends and family.

a table full of golden honey jars

These events are presented in date order. Locations are in parentheses. All dates and times are subject to change without notice. For more information, check out our event page listings and search for specific event pages. This list is also updated regularly by our Visitor Services department.  

Thanks for shopping local!

November 2019:

  • Sat. Nov. 2nd, 10 AM—4 PM: UWA 51st Annual Holiday Bazaar (Centennial Center in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way

    Sat. Nov. 2nd, 10 AM—5 PM: Fairbanks Arts Mini-Bazaar Bear Gallery (Centennial Center in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way)

    Sun. Nov. 3rd, 10 AM—4 PM: UWA 51st Annual Holiday Bazaar (Centennial Center in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way)

    Fri. Nov. 8th, 9 AM—6PM: Tanana Chiefs Conference Christmas Bazaar (Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall, 111 Clay Street)

    Sat. Nov. 9th, 10 AM—4 PM: Effie Kokrine Charter School Holiday Bazaar (Effie Kokrine Charter School, 601 Loftus Drive)

    Sat. Nov. 9th, 10 AM—4 PM: Ticasuk Holiday Bazaar (Ticasuk Brown Elementary, 785 Lakloey Drive)

    Sat. Nov. 9th, 10 AM—4 PM: Holiday Bazaar (Fairhill Christian School Multipurpose Room, 101 City Lights Blvd)

    Sat. Nov. 9th, 10 AM—4 PM: FCSA Bazaar (Family Centered Services of Alaska, 1825 Marika Road)

    Fri. Nov 15th, Noon—8 PM: Holiday Marketplace (Carlson Center, 2010 2nd Ave)

    Sat. Nov. 16th, 10 AM—4 PM: NPHS Holiday Bazaar (North Pole High School, 601 North Pole High School Blvd)

    Sat. Nov. 16th, 10 AM—7 PM: Holiday Marketplace (Carlson Center, 2010 2nd Ave)

    Sun. Nov. 17th, 11 AM—5 PM: Holiday Marketplace (Carlson Center, 2010 2nd Ave)

    Fri. Nov. 22nd, 10 AM—5 PM: LARS’ Annual Holiday Bazaar (UAF Murie Building, 982 Koyukuk Drive)

    Sat. Nov. 23rd, 10 AM—4 PM: Watershed Holiday Market (Watershed Charter School, 4975 Decathlon Avenue)

    Sat. Nov. 23rd, 10 AM—4 PM: RMS Holiday Bazaar (Ryan Middle School, 1450 Cowles Street)

    Sat. Nov. 23rd, 10 AM—4 PM: Barnette Holiday Bazaar (Barnette Magnet School, 725 10th Avenue)

    Sat. Nov. 30th, 9 AM—5 PM: Boardwalk Bazaar (Pioneer Hall at Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way)

    Sat. Nov. 30th, 9 AM—5 PM: Small Business Saturday Holiday Bazaar (IBEW Hall Local 1547, 2000 Airport Way)

    Sat. Nov. 30th, 10 AM—5 PM: - Fairbanks Arts Mini-Bazaar Bear Gallery (TBD)

    Sat. Nov. 30th, 10 AM—4 PM: Ester Holiday Wool Market (Hartung Hall, 591 Ester Loop)

December 2019:

  • Thurs. Dec. 5th, 10 AM—6 PM: Doyon Holiday Bazaar (Doyon Plaza, 1 Doyon Place)

    Fri. Dec. 6th, 10 AM—6 PM: Doyon Holiday Bazaar (Doyon Plaza, 1 Doyon Place)

    Fri. Dec. 6th, 11 AM—6 PM: Graf Holiday Bazaar (Graf Rheeneerhaanjii, 2550 Lawlor Road)

    Fri. Dec. 6th, 4 PM—8 PM: Samichlaus Bazaar (Birch Leaf Chapel, 3626 Old Nenana Highway, Ester AK)

    Fri. Dec. 6th, 5 PM—9 PM: First Friday (Various Fairbanks locations, check the events calendar for listings)

    Fri. Dec. 6th, 5 PM—8 PM: Handmade Holiday Art Bazaar (Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St.)

    Fri. Dec. 6th, 5 PM—8 PM: First Friday Winter Warmup Bazaar (Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds, Badger Hall, 1800 College Rd.)

    Sat. Dec. 7th, 10 AM—5 PM: Handmade Holiday Art Bazaar (Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St.)

    Sat. Dec. 7th, 10 AM—6 PM: Holiday Bazaar at TRAX Outdoor Center (TRAX Outdoor Center, 310 Birch Hill)

    Sat. Dec. 7th, 10 AM—6 PM: North Pole Winterfest Holiday Bazaar (North Pole Plaza Mall, 301 N Santa Claus Ln #2)

    Sat. Dec. 7th, 10 AM—5 PM: Tanana Valley Farmer’s Market Holiday Bazaar (Carlson Center, 2010 2nd Ave)

    Sat. Dec. 7th, 10 PM—4 PM: First Friday Winter Warmup Bazaar (Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds, Badger Hall, 1800 College Rd.)

    Sat. Dec. 14th, 10 AM—6 PM: Lily & Mae Winter Market (Carlson Center, 2010 2nd Ave)

    Sat. Dec. 14th, Noon—4 PM: Holiday Natural Ornament Making (Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitor Center, 1300 College Road)

    Sun. Dec. 15th, 11 AM—5 PM: 7th Annual Procrastinator's Bazaar (Finish Line Restaurant, La Quinta Inn & Suites, 4920 Dale Rd)

    Sat. Dec 21st, 10 AM—4 PM: Naughty & Ice Annual Handcrafted Market (West Valley High School, 3800 Geist Rd)

    Sat. Dec 21st, 10 AM—4 PM: Goldstream Lions Solstice Bazaar (Ken Kunkel Community Center, 2645 Goldstream Road)

    Sat. Dec. 21st, Noon—4 PM: Holiday Natural Ornament Making (Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitor Center, 1300 College Road)

**Have an event listing? Submit events to our community calendar!