Now that the days are getting shorter and the nights are colder, the holidays will be here in no time. It seems that the holiday shopping season is starting earlier this year. Maybe it’s because the first day of Hanukkah begins on Thanksgiving Day and we have fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

Good thing the holiday shows are taking place earlier as well. Our first one for the season is next weekend at Fort Mason and promises to be a fun event. All shows are free and open to the public!

West Coast Craft is a brand new craft and design show that will feature designers, artists, and craftspeople living and working on the West Coast. They’ll have a DJ and you can shop while sipping adult beverages (my favorite way to shop!). You can even test drive a Smart Car outside the pavillion and receive an $8 voucher to spend inside the show.

This is San Francisco’s biggest local holiday fair featuring more than 100 favorite SF brands, and was my personal favorite last year. This year they have made it a two-day event and will have 50 completely different vendors each day. I will have a booth on Sunday, but will be there on Saturday to shop!

Renegade Craft Fair is the biggest curated indie-craft marketplace out there. It showcases the brightest talents in contemporary craft and design, and the San Francisco show will feature over 150 designers. It will be a festive weekend celebrating all things handmade and a great place to wrap up your holiday shopping!

There may be more shows added, so check our events page for the latest updates.