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.

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 offer Made-In-Alaska foods, jewelry, artworks, glassware, textiles and Alaska Native keepsakes for locals and visitors to give their friends and family. The holidays can be a joyous time of year but they can also be stressful - so here’s a rundown of upcoming bazaars, fairs and markets in the Fairbanks area to help make your holiday shopping a breeze.

These events are presented in date order. All dates and times are subject to change without notice. For more information, check the event listing** or search for specific Facebook event pages.

Thanks for shopping local!

November 2018:

  • Fri. Nov 9 – Sun. Nov 11 - Fairbanks Holiday Marketplace (Carlson Center), Fri, noon – 8pm/ Sat, 10am - 7pm/ Sun 11am – 5pm
  • Fri. Nov. 16 – Sat. Nov. 17 - Zion Lutheran Church Christmas Bazaar (2982 Davis Road), Fri, 4-7 pm/Sat, 10am – 4pm
  • Fri. Nov. 16 - Tanana Chiefs Conference (Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall), 9am – 6pm
  • Sat. Nov. 17 - Fairbanks Arts Mini-Bazaar (Bear Gallery - 3rd Floor, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park), 10am – 5pm
  • Sat. Nov. 17 - Quota Christmas Bazaar (Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park), 10am – 4pm
  • Sat. Nov. 17 - North Pole PTSA Holiday Bazaar (North Pole High School), 10am – 4pm
  • Sat. Nov. 17 - Local Holiday Marketplace (The Watershed School), 10am – 4pm
  • Sat. Nov. 17 - Ryan Holiday Bazaar (Ryan Middle School), 10am – 4pm
  • Sat. Nov. 24 - Fairbanks Arts Mini-Bazaar (Bear Gallery - 3rd Floor, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park), 10am – 5pm
  • Sat. Nov. 24 - Pioneer Park Holiday Bazaar (Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park), 9am – 5pm

December 2018:

  • Sat. Dec. 1 – Winterfest Holiday Bazaar (North Pole Plaza Mall), 10am – 6pm
  • Sat. Dec. 1 - Ester Holiday Wool Market (Hartung Hall next to Golden Eagle Saloon), 10am – 4pm
  • Sat. Dec. 1 - 3rd Annual EKCS Christmas Bazaar (Effie Kokrine Charter School), 10am – 4pm
  • Fri. Dec. 7 - First Friday in Fairbanks! Locations vary around town. Check the events calendar for listings.
  • Fri. Dec. 7 - Sat. Dec 8 - Holiday Art Bazaar (Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center) Fri, 5pm – 8pm / Sat, 10am – 4pm
  • Fri. Dec. 7 - Sat. Dec. 8 - Doyon Holiday Bazaar (Doyon Plaza, Chiefs Court)
  • Sat. Dec. 8 - Holiday Bazaar at TRAX Outdoor Center, 10am – 6pm
  • Sat. Dec 8 - Naughty & Ice Annual Handmade Market (West Valley High School), 10am – 4pm
  • Sat. Dec. 8 - Drop-In Ornament Making (Creamer's Field Farmhouse Visitor Center), noon – 4pm
  • Sun. Dec. 9 - Tanana Valley Farmers Market 2018 Holiday Bazaar (Carlson Center), 10am – 5pm
  • Sat. Dec. 15 - Drop-In Ornament Making (Creamer's Field Farmhouse Visitor Center), noon – 4pm
  • Sun. Dec. 16 - 5th Annual Procrastinator's Bazaar (La Quinta Inn & Suites), 11am – 5pm
  • Sat. Dec. 22 - Drop-In Ornament Making (Creamer's Field Farmhouse Visitor Center), noon – 4pm

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