You’re making a list and checking it twice, but wouldn’t shopping locally this year be nice?
Whether you’re looking for winter fashion or one-size-fits-all gifts, you’ll want to check out these local pop-up shops during the holiday season.
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Beadazzled Jewelry Pop-up
Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to noon
Handcrafted, beaded jewelry can make for great gifts, especially when the colors, patterns and shapes are one-of-a-kind. Find a new necklace, bracelet or ring to wrap up for someone on your list, and be confident in knowing they’ll want to wear it all year. // Famille Café: 700A West Broad St., Falls Church; free
Holiday Extravaganza for A Forever Home
Nov. 24, 2-5 p.m.
While supporting A Forever Home animal rescue, shop some of your favorite national brands from local sellers. The Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, DoTerra, Tastefully Simple and Colorstreet will all be on-site to welcome local shoppers. All attendees will receive a goody bag, entry to win a $100 restaurant gift certificate, and five door-prize tickets. // 12705 Taustin Lane, Herndon; $10
Amanda Van Bueren – Baublenauts Pop-up Shop
Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Amanda Van Bueren is an editor, artist and crafter, who creates all sorts of things worthy of holiday gifts. Find her beading work, paintings, hand and machine-sewn items, rubber-stamped items, as well as other whimsical creations at Star’s Beads on Black Friday. // Star’s Beads: 139 A Church St. NW, Vienna; free
Kristen Ho – Beaded Treasures Pop-up Shop
Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kristen Ho creates affordable, colorful and unique beaded treasures that are perfect for gift-giving during the holiday season. Stop by Star’s Beads to catch her one-day pop-up, and find beaded necklaces, bracelets, charms and more. // Star’s Beads: 139 A Church St. NW, Vienna; free
Holiday Ornament Pop-up Shop
Dec. 1, noon to 4 p.m.
Plain ornaments get a revamp with Betty Sloan’s hand-beaded decorations. Learn how she intricately weaves each bead into an ornament-shaped pattern, and purchase a few to spice up everyone’s Christmas trees this year. Sloan will also be hosting local workshops on how to create the holiday-inspired beadwork with your own colors, styles and ornaments. // Star’s Beads: 139 A Church St. NW, Vienna; free
URBNmarket Holiday Pop-up at Mosaic
Dec. 6-7, 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
After catching the Mosaic District’s tree lighting, be sure to peruse this local artisan market, with more than 40 vendors offering local, handmade items for your gift-giving needs. The event spans for two nights and certain items sell quickly, so be sure to arrive early! Plus, Santa Claus himself may also make an appearance to welcome families into the Christmas spirit. // Mosaic District: 2910 District Ave., Fairfax; free
Holiday Bazaar at Grace
Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Find local crafters and merchants selling their wares and unique handmade items at this shopping event, where guests can also bid on raffle items to raise money for Grace Episcopal Church’s food pantry. Admission is free, and attendees can bring an unexpired non-perishable food item to exchange for one raffle ticket (up to three tickets). // Grace Episcopal Church: 3601 Russell Road, Alexandria; free
Whole Foods Market Local for the Holidays
Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Not all gifts have to be jewelry, clothing or gift cards … right? For the foodies in your life, the hostesses who deserve a “thank you,” or the hard-to-buy-for acquaintances, find local artisan made goods and unique products at this local pop-up in Whole Foods. // Whole Foods Market: Boro Place, Tysons; free
Holiday Sip & Shop at the Zen Lounge
Dec. 7, 1-6 p.m. and Dec. 14, 1-6 p.m.
Local small businesses will gather at The Zen Lounge to offer two weekend chances to grab locally made holiday gifts for everyone one your list. Be sure to register ahead of time and bring your ID, so you truly can sip and shop the afternoon away. // The Zen Lounge: 9042 Hornbaker Road, Manassas; free
Veterans Business Pop-up
Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Support local businesses and local veterans at this local pop-up, where veteran-owned businesses and veteran spouse-owned businesses will be on display, selling an assortment of handmade items. A portion of the event’s proceeds will also be donated to Final Salute, Inc., a local nonprofit organization in Virginia that assists homeless female veterans with safe and suitable housing. // Jirani Coffeehouse: 6425 West St., Manassas; free