Can’t-Miss Local Holiday Shopping Markets on O‘ahu
Mark your calendar for these pop-ups and get ready to shop small!
If you love to shop small and local during the holiday season, take note! We’ve put together a handy cheat sheet for all of the in-person pop-up shopping markets happening on O‘ahu this November and December.
They’ll be brimming with the latest finds from Native Hawaiian-owned and mom-run brands, hard-to-find labels from the Neighbor Islands, local indie boutiques, ono food companies and much more. Happy shop-a-days!
The Mom Made Market Hawai‘i
When: Nov. 5 & 6, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Kāhala Mall
Score finds from 35-plus local mom-run brands, including Izzy and Luke, By the Shore (above), Pure Joy Hawai‘i, Nico Made and Love & Monsters. Yireh will debut its new fragrance collab with Jules & Gem Hawai‘i. Select vendors will donate a portion of their profits to local nonprofit Made Lemonade Project, which will also have a booth. And on Sunday, from 11 a.m., Kalele Eats will give out free chocolate-dipped bananas with sprinkles, while supplies last. @themommademarkethawaii
Mālama Hawai‘i Makers Market
When & Where: Nov. 5 & Dec. 3 at Koko Head Elementary School; Nov. 12 & Dec. 10 at Waikīkī Elementary School; Nov. 19 & Dec. 17 at the Waialua Community Association, Hale‘iwa, all 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Created to mālama Hawai‘i’s small local businesses, this pop-up features local artists, makers and designers, plus live music and food and drink vendors. We’ll be beelining for the event’s special holiday-themed photo booth. malamahawaiimarket.com, @malamahawaiimarket
Aloha Home Market
When & Where: Nov. 6 & Dec. 3 at Ala Moana Center; Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, at 340 Uluniu St. in Kailua, all 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Get the latest from local home décor makers, plus a whole lot more. Look out for resin cutting boards from Two Seas Arts, tropical women’s tees from The Salty Beach, shaka-shaped keiki plates from The Happy Keiki and yummy hot cocoa bombs from Cocoa Melts. And keep an eye out for the debut of Aloha de Casa (above), market host Danielle Sherman’s new line of eco-friendly plate covers in island-inspired prints. alohahomemarket.com, @alohahomemarket
Sunshine People Market
When: Nov. 12, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: SALT at our Kaka‘ako
Cost: $5 for basic entry, $15 for entry and a Sunshine People Market x Baggu tote (above), 100% of entry fees will be donated to local organization Love in Action Hawai‘i, which helps support the houseless and their families. Purchase tickets online or at the door for one of the hourly entry times.
Hosted by Arvo café and local boutique Here, this pop-up brings together 32-plus talented makers and indie boutiques from all over the state. Snap up art from Hontas Higa and Margaret Rice, ceramics from Tamiko Claire Ceramics, and curated picks from The Public Pet and Island-Boy boutiques. And sign up for Treehouse Hawai‘i’s exclusive wet-plate portrait photography experience. here-shop-here.com, @sunshinepeoplemarket
Honolulu Night Market
When: Nov. 19, 6–9 p.m.
Where: Our Kaka‘ako, 660 Ala Moana Blvd.
Explore 60-plus shopping and food vendors at this Kaka‘ako block party, complete with live musicians, DJs and a fashion show featuring designs from local women’s activewear line Stone and Kailua handbag brand Oceans End. ourkakaako.com, @hnlnightmarket
Lā Kūʻokoʻa Mākeke
When: Nov. 26, 4–8 p.m.
Where: Waiwai Collective Mō‘ili‘ili
Waiwai Collective teams up with UH Mānoa’s Native Hawaiian Student Services group to hold its first Lā Kūʻokoʻa Mākeke, in honor of Hawaiian Independence Day, the Nov. 28 holiday commemorating France and Great Britain’s official recognition of Hawai‘i’s independence and sovereignty in 1843. Expect 30-plus local food, drink and product vendors and live music. waiwaicollective.com, @waiwaicollective
Art + Flea
When: Nov. 26 & 27, Dec. 10 & 11, all 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Ward Village, in the former Pier 1 space
Forty-plus local vendors will offer fashion, art, vintage wares, food and more. Scoop up vintage threads from Germane Vintage, treat your sweet tooth to goodies from Hawai‘i Candy Factory and check out fresh finds from indie shops Flotsam and Co., Greenroom Gallery and more. artandflea.com, @artandflea
When: Dec. 3, 4–8 p.m.
Where: Waiwai Collective Mō‘ili‘ili
Focused on sustainable and natural products that help restore our ecosystems and strengthen local economies, this Mauka Market will feature 20-plus local, ethical vendors to shop, along with food vendors and live music courtesy of Creative Natives Hawai‘i. mauka.market, @maukamarket
Ho‘omau Hawai‘i Market
When: Dec. 10, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Dec. 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Hawai‘i Convention Center
Cost: $3 entry fee for ages 12 and up, free for ages 11 and younger
Supporting creators, artists and entrepreneurs who perpetuate Hawaiian culture and language, the majority of the 60 vendors are Native Hawaiian-owned businesses, and several are from the Neighbor Islands. Enjoy merchandise giveaways and live Hawaiian music by Walea and Keauhou. Purchase one of the 300 available VIP totes online, before the event, to get free admission and parking, 9 a.m. early access to the event and exclusive vendor discounts. Totes cost $50 and go on sale Nov. 10. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a Native Hawaiian nonprofit. hoomauhawaiimarket.com, @hoomauhawaiimarket