It’s not like anyone’s forcing you to to buy Christmas presents for people. But if you were planning on doing it, you might want to get going, like, now. We’re almost a week into December! Don’t be that person clutching a pair of slip-resistant socks and a candy cane on Dec. 24 in the Walgreens check-out line.
Here are a few holiday markets and bazaars open this weekend to make a dent on your shopping list.
1102 East Holiday Market: 2 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7. 1102 East event venue, 1102 E. Cesar Chavez St. 1102east.com.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 6100 Airport Blvd. bluegenieartbazaar.com.
Cherrywood Art Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8. Maplewood Elementary, 3808 Maplewood Ave. chulaleague.org/cherrywood-art-fair/home.
Christmas Stroll in Georgetown Square: 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. thegeorgetownsquare.com.
Desert Door Texas Holiday Market: 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 7. 211 Darden Hill Road, Driftwood. facebook.com/events/502333900622201.
German Texan Christmas Market: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7. German Free School Building, 507 E. 10th St. germantexans.org/events/christmas-market.
Hill Country Holiday Village: Various dates and times through Dec. 24, including 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6, noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd. hillcountrygalleria.com.
Holiday Mini Market with Love Child: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8. South Congress Hotel, 1603 South Congress Ave. eventbrite.com/e/holiday-mini-market-presented-by-spoonfulone-tickets-74698801125.
Holiday Pop-Up Market: Noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Vista Brewing, 13551 FM 150 W, Driftwood. vistabrewingtx.wixsite.com/mysite.
Hotel San José Holiday Market: Noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 7. 1316 S. Congress Ave. sanjosehotel.com/regular-event/holiday-market.
And a bonus idea: Kendra Scott’s flagship store (1701 S. Congress Ave.) is teaming up with Zilker Bark to offer a free pet portrait to any patron who spends more than $75 from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 7. The portraits will be for dogs, primarily, but other pets are welcome if they play nice with the pooches that will be around. Go to zilkerbark.com for more info.
Find more holiday fun at austin360.com/holiday.