Holiday craft fairs, shopping events around San Diego

Posted at 4:29 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 15:55:52-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - As Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday come closer, the holiday shopping season - and for some, the stress of gift-giving - will loom over the otherwise joyous holiday season.

But that's not to say shopping for that perfect gift can't be fun.

RELATED: More holiday fun this season in San Diego

In San Diego, various events throughout the next two months will highlight local artisans and craftsmen. Many of these events also run during other festivities and fun around the county.

Here's a look at where you can stop for some local, unique gifts this season:

2nd Annual Bay Park Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair

When: Saturday, Nov. 18; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Bay Park Elementary, 2433 Denver Street

Sip & Shop Downtown Oceanside

When: Saturday, Nov. 25; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Downtown Oceanside


Deals & Steals! Support Local! Alpine Village Shoppes

When: Friday, Nov. 24; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Alpine Village Shoppes on Tavern Rd.

Stores like For the LOVE Gift Boutique, Dana's Boutique and Descanso Hay & Feed will have special prizes and discounts to help shoppers get in the giving spirit.

Small Business Bazaar Holiday Market

When: Saturday, Nov. 25; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Vail Headquarters, Temecula

Surfin' Santa Arrival

When: Saturday, Nov. 25; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Seaport Village

Merry Makers Fair

When: Saturday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 26; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Downtown Oceanside

Customer Appreciation Day

When: Thursday, Nov. 30

Where: Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town

December Nights

When: Friday, Dec. 1 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Balboa Park

7th annual SDAG Holiday Bazaar

When: Saturday, Dec. 2; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Encinitas Community Center

Santa Paws Mega Pet Adoption Event

When: Saturday, Dec. 2; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Grossmont Center

Winter Wonderland Festival

When: Saturday, Dec. 2; 3 p.m.

Where: Escondido Center for the Performing Arts

The Local Holiday Bazaar

When: Sunday, Dec. 3; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Liberty Station

Liberty Station Holiday Marketplace

When: Nov. 29, Dec. 1 - 3, Dec. 8 - 10, Dec. 15 - 17. Dec. 22 - 24; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Liberty Station

Holiday Tree Lighting & Gift Market

When: Thursday, Dec. 7;  5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Downtown Oceanside

Holiday Sip 'N Shop

When: Thursday, Dec. 7; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: 422 South Pierce Street, El Cajon

Makers Arcade Holiday Fair

When: Saturday, Dec. 9; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier

Holiday Pop Up Market

When: Dec. 10; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: The Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows

Christmas in the Park

When: Saturday, Dec. 9; 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Old Poway Park

Holiday Nights at Bernardo Winery

When: Dec. 18 - 23; Open until 9 p.m.

Where: Bernardo Winery