So often, the Christmas season is equated with stress—finding the perfect give for everyone on your list is no easy task! But, Carrie and Chelsey of Not Your Mama’s Craft Market use their experience as both makers and shoppers to transform your anxiety into amusement with fun, festive, and fabulous offerings from creatives in and around Columbus.
Not Your Mama’s Craft Market, voted one of the best shopping experiences in Columbus, is returning for two very special events this holiday season you won’t want to miss.
The first market—the annual BIG Holiday Market— will be on November 23 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Short North. With over 90 vendors flexing their creative muscles, this will be the perfect opportunity to cross everyone off your Nice List while also avoiding the mall (which, let’s be real, can be a bit hectic this time of year).
Doors open for VIP shopping at 10am- 11am for $3 at the door. Admission is free from 11am- 4pm with swag bags available for $7 while supplies last! Profits from swag bag sales will benefit She Has A Name, a nonprofit helping victims of human trafficking right here in Columbus.
The second —the Village Lights Market— will be held in the Schiller Park Recreation Center on December 8. The event will coincide with the Village Lights Festival to add even more sparkle to your season! Enjoy eats from local food trucks and fun freebies throughout the market. There will be more than 100 makers at the outing, so you’re sure to find something for even the toughest Christmas cookie on your list.
Admission is free from 2pm- 8pm.
What’s more? (614) Kids Club + Jeni’s Ice Creams Made Stand are joining in on the fun!
(614) Kids Club will be on site during both events with the tools and crafts to help kids make cards for our Holiday Card Drive to help spread cheer to those unable to spend the holidays at home. Jeni’s Made Stand will also be set up at both markets to support Jeni’s mission to raise the next generation of young entrepreneurs.If you start to feel overwhelmed or exhausted by the impending holiday, remember: Not Your Mama’s Craft Market will always have your back. Be sure to mark your calendars and learn more at notyourmamascraftmarket.com.