Taste N Tinis @ Downtown Hillcrest
At the annual Hillcrest event—happening from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11—more than a dozen shops—like Village Hat Shop, Buffalo Exchange, Establish and Green Fresh Florals—will serve specialty martinis (Scroogedriver, anyone?) that you can enjoy while you shop. Tickets are $20 presale, $25 day-of, and include small plates from several restaurants. fabuloushillcrest.com
Huge Frocking Sale @ Frock You
Frock You Vintage (4121 Park Blvd. in University Heights) holds the holiday edition of its outdoor vintage market, featuring clothing, accessories, retro goods and, of course, plenty of ugly Christmas sweaters. The sale happens from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, through Sunday, Dec. 14, and guest vendors include Amanita Vintage, Flea Market Eclectic and Dutchess of York. facebook.com/frockyouvintage
Handmade Holiday @ San Diego Central Library
More than 30 local artisans, like BoyGirlParty (notebooks, T-shirts, art prints), MI Workshop (wood sculpture), Two Hermanas (papel picado cards), Succulents in the City, San Diego Bath and Body Company and Johan Fritz ( jewelry) will be at the San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd. in East Village) from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Therell be free craft workshop for kids, live music curated by Rarefied Recordings, story time with the Grinch and a bake sale and raffle to benefit the library. sdfocl.org
Stocking Stuffer Pop-Up Shop @ Flower Hill Promenade
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in The Row Collectives courtyard at the Flower Hill Promenade (2690 Via de la Valle), more than 20 vendors will sell their stuff, including Seamaid Market (ocean-inspired jewelry), Hip E Chick (eco-friendly candles, soaps and lotions) and the Yarn Crate (knitted items). The event includes a wreath-making workshop, raffles and holiday treats. theprintedpalette.com
Grand Holiday Marketplace @ Green Flash Brewing Co.
Starting at noon on Saturday, Dec. 13, the brewery turns into a holiday market, with more than 20 vendors—including Pine Tree Road Soap Shop, Bottles & Wood (repurposed glassware), Vinyl Junkies Record Swap and Design Within Jewelry—selling their goods. Fans of Green Flash (6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. in Mira Mesa) can hit up the Best-Ever Bottle Sale and take advantage of markdowns on Green Flash gear. Search for the event on Facebook for details.
Craft and Draft @ Blind Lady Ale House /
BLAH (3416 Adams Ave. in Normal Heights) brings back its annual holiday shopping event, happening in the brewery / restaurants side room, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec.14. Enjoy holiday beers while you shop among vendors like Bungalow Boo (engraved cutting boards), Soap to Please, Loa Designs (jewelry) and Grey Theory Mill (notebooks, T-shirts, jewelry). Search for Craft and Draft 2014 on Facebook for a full list of vendors.
Holiday Craft Bar-zaar @ Bar Pink
From noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, the charming dive bars booths will be filled with crafters selling everything from jewelry and ornaments to clothing and baby blankets. Therell be happy-hour prices on cocktails—and some special holiday drinks— all day (and, for that reason, please leave anyone younger than 21 at home). Bar Pinks at 3829 30th St. in North Park. barpink.com