Local Holiday Markets to Shop During Black Friday Weekend

by | Nov 17, 2018 | Creative Destinations

The end of Thanksgiving marks the start of holiday shopping madness on Black Friday. Have you ever found yourself barely chewing the last of your Thanksgiving meal before rushing out to catch a doorbuster sale? We sure have. After all, who doesn’t love a great deal? Instead of suffering through crazed crowds and long lines during Black Friday weekend, head out to a local holiday market where you can shop for great gifts without all the hassle.

Wright Museum Annual Black Friday Marketplace

On Friday November 23rd, shop from 9a-7p at the Charles H. Wright Museum. “We’ll be selling handmade paper goods, prints, mugs/glasses, box sets, and more!” says local graphic and web design company Creative Hina. The event is free and open to the public so be sure to stop by and pick up a few items. There will also be a tour of the museum taking place from 9:30a-12:00p. Tickets for the tour are $10/person for museum members, and $12/person for the tour plus an $8 museum entrance admission for non-members. You can find tickets for the tour here.

(Photo: Charles H. Wright Museum)


Make sure you save some room in the budget to check out Pinzucon2! This event takes place at the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale on Saturday November 24th from 12:00p-9:00p. Pinzucon is where you can shop some of the coolest enamel pins, patches, and stickers made by local artists. Imperial will also have their taco truck on-site in case you work up an appetite. While admission to the event is free, purchasing early bird tickets for $10 earns you a free gift and grants you entry to the event at 11:00am.

For more info about PinzuCon2, check out their website.

(Photo: PinzuCon)

Eastern Market Holiday Markets

Nature’s Reusables Holiday Market takes place on Sunday November 25th at Eastern Market from 10:00a-4:00p. Bring the family down for a day of shopping fresh cut trees, wreaths, and one-of-a-kind products from artists and small businesses. Food trucks will be on site so you can grab a bite while you shop. This is event is free and open to the public.

Fore more information, check out Nature’s Reusables website.

(Photo: Unknown)

December Markets

These holiday markets don’t fall into the Black Friday category, but they are worth mentioning so you can mark them on your calendar.

Noel Night and Retail Market

On Saturday December 1st, Noel Night returns to Midtown from 5p-10p. The event will include over 120 participating venues and will include free activities such as family crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides, and performances by over 200 local music, theatre, and dance groups!

Want to learn more about Noel Night? check out their website.

(Photo: Midtown Detroit, Inc./Noel Night)

Ponyride 7th Annual Holiday Makers Market

On Saturday December 8th, Ponyride will host its annual all-indoor makers market from 10a-6p. The event will span multiple floors inside the 30,000 sq. ft. space and will feature handmade products from over 50 local artists/entrpreneurs.

Check out more information about this event on Ponyride’s Facebook page.

(Photo: Ponyride Detroit)

Are you a fan of shopping local on Black Friday? Do you know of any other local holiday markets going on Thanksgiving weekend? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!


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