Unique Holiday Shopping at Urban Craft Uprising Events in Seattle, WA

Arts and crafts are a huge part of the life and culture here in Seattle, Washington, and that is no exception during the holidays. Seattle is jam-packed with all sorts of eccentric shops, fun markets/shows, and fantastic art galleries that make up its unique artistic background. One such show is Urban Craft Uprising, which is known as Seattle’s biggest arts and crafts show hosted biannually in the summer and winter, and the winter events are just around the corner!

Here at Shafer Baillie Mansion we support the arts (one of our innkeepers here being an artist herself) and we offer homey accommodation while you peruse the upcoming events and find that perfect holiday gift for your loved one! Here we will give you an overview of the many Urban Craft Uprising events hosted throughout the upcoming months so you don’t miss the perfect opportunity for some one of a kind holiday shopping!

Gobble Up –
Gobble Up is a specialty food show that began just last year in 2017! Being a huge hit, the show makes a return this year and will feature over 100+ local food vendors displaying their delicious cuisines. The show is completely free of charge and guests have the chance to try tasty foods, purchase awesome snacks for holiday parties, discover new products, and more! Really, an entire show dedicated to the love of food… why would you not attend?

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Location: Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle, WA 98121
Time: 10am – 6pm
Distance from Shafer Baillie Mansion: 20 minutes

Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show and Preview Night –
November 30th kicks off the main event with Urban Craft Uprising’s annual Preview Night! The Preview Night is only open to the first 1,500 people to register, but offers some wonderful opportunities for shopping in advance of the main event. The Preview Night will feature all vendors for the big show the following day, along with extra fresh foods and alcohols, and raffle prizes! Note: Preview Night is only open to those of 21 years of age or up.

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Location: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Distance from Shafer Baillie Mansion: 15 minutes

The first of December begins Seattle’s largest arts and crafts show featuring over 150 unique vendors that will draw nearly 15,000 people to attend! Guests have the chance to peruse a variety of wonderful goodies, including things like handmade accessories, clothing, cards, toys, furniture, housewares, and so much more. Unique art pieces, fancy candles, and wacky wallets all make for great holiday gifts! The Show always has fun-filled swag bags for attendees and of course, is free for all to attend. Check out the vendors ahead of time here.

Dates: Saturday, December 1 – Sunday, December 2, 2018
Location: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109
Time: Saturday- 10am-6pm / Sunday- 10am-5pm
Distance from Shafer Baillie Mansion: 15 minutes

South Lake Union Winter Market –
If you missed out on the big Urban Craft Uprising Winter show or didn’t get all that you needed, the following week they will be hosting a secondary show in South Lake Union to feature a few dozen more vendors to shop from! These vendors will rotate out each day, so there will be much opportunity to find the unique gifts you are looking for. And, of course, the event is free to attend!

Dates: Wednesday, December 5 – Thursday, December 6, 2018
Location: Van Vorst Plaza, 426 Terry Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
Time: 10am – 6pm both days
Distance from Shafer two thin gifts wrapped in golden wrapping paper and tied with an elegant red ribbon with white floral designs.Baillie Mansion: 10 minutes

Holiday Market at Westlake Park –
Starting November 23 and ending December 23, 2018, there will be a Holiday Market at Westlake Park every weekend that is hosted by the Downtown Seattle Association and Urban Craft Uprising. If you miss out on the bigger events, you will have every chance to pick up some homemade, unique gifts at these free weekly markets before the holidays! These markets will feature local vendors from Seattle and are fun for the whole family.

Dates: Every Friday through Sunday, starting Nov. 23 and ending Dec. 23, 2018
Location: Westlake Park, 401 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Times: 12pm – 5pm daily
Distance from Shafer Baillie Mansion: Approx. 13 minutes

If you are looking to wow your loved ones with the crazy and unique gifts this season, Seattle is definitely the place to do your holiday shopping! There are opportunities for shopping from our amazing local vendors and artists all winter long, and while you do so you we offer you a comfortable stay at Shafer Baillie Mansion on Capitol Hill, Seattle. Book your stay now and celebrate the holidays with us! We can’t wait to have you!

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