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Local Artisans Take Over Jack London Market

Holiday Buy Night offers the chance to get one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts from Bay Area vendors.

For many of us, the holiday season represents dreadful shopping experiences in crowded malls filled with rude people and abundant stress. Jack London Square in Oakland is offering a seasonal “mall-ternative”, bringing their Holiday Buy Night to the new Jack London Market. Similar to their popular Full Moon Buy Night in October, this jam packed two-night event will feature more than 100 local vendors showcasing everything from jewelry, fine arts, hats, and accessories to eco-friendly clothes and toys for children, note cards, soaps, candles and more. The family focused evenings also has food, entertainment (a DJ spinning holiday favorites), live theatrical and musical performances, and a “Kid’s Zone.”

Thriving small businesses and artisans promote a healthy local economy, and one cool thing about Holiday Buy Night is that the majority of the vendors are local businesses and artists who lack permanent retail space. This event offers the perfect opportunity for the community and shoppers to interact directly with the craftspeople who make the goods on sale. And the cherry on top: gift-wrapping is also provided!

Jack London Market in Jack London Square, Oakland, December 10th and 11th, 5 p.m.–10 p.m.