1. The Alchemy Experiment’s Festive Artists & Makers’ Market
When: Weekends of 2 – 3, 9 – 10, and 16 – 17 December 2023
At once an excellent coffee shop and intimate event space, The Alchemy Experiment regularly hosts exhibitions and gigs. Their annual festive market is just as focused on creative talent, and 2023’s market features a daily rotation of seven artists and makers and local brands. Keep your eyes on their social media to see who’ll be setting up stalls each week.
Where: The Alchemy Experiment, 157 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8TS
Price: Free entry
2. The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair
When: From 10am, Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 November 2023
Held at Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus, the Country Living Christmas fair is, by far, Glasgow’s largest Christmas market. There is a stage for Q&As with industry experts, demos by well-known chefs, creative workshops, a Champagne bar, food stalls and hundreds of traders selling home interior, food and fashion products. For those wanting more, VIP tickets include several perks, including four glasses of prosecco, bottomless tea and coffee and a goodie bag. If there’s somewhere you could get Santa’s homework done in one day, it’s right here.
Where: Scottish Event Campus, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW
Price: From £22
3. WASPS Winter Market at The Briggait
When: Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 December 2023
Ninety stallholders gather for the Wasps Winter Market, held in the historic 1873 Hall at The Briggait. Support Scottish artists, jewellers, ceramicists, textile makers, painters, printmakers and the rest and purchase wares that will surely be the most unique gifts under the Christmas tree.
Where: The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ
Price: Free entry