Nov 22 2015
2nd Annual Artisanal LA Holiday Market Old Pasadena
About the 2nd Annual Artisanal LA Holiday Market
Eat, drink, be merry while checking names off your holiday shopping list—and finding plenty of stocking stuffers for yourself! At Artisanal LA’s Holiday Market in Old Pasadena, 150 local makers, 150 indie businesses and three city streets come together to present an all-day European market-inspired shopping experience. Open to the public and pet-friendly, the event offers a curated selection of made in the USA artisans’ wares as well as eats from some of the area’s top restaurants and cafes, food trucks and more. Browse and feel good about supporting the picturesque historic district’s independent businesses while sipping hot drinks from Copa Vida and listening to holiday acoustic musicians. Bring the kids (or family dog) and take their photo with Santa, and stop by the Info Table for goodies like collectible holiday buttons and the IndiePas guide to the area’s best independent shops, stops, restaurants. Don’t miss poetry on the fly from the Haiku Guys and a little holiday glam for your fingers at the Olive & June booth. Plus, carolers and plenty of other holiday cheer.
This is a pet and family friendly community event. The event is free and open to the public.

Maker Highlights

For our Holiday Market we welcome vendors outside of our usual categories of home goods and edibles, so in addition to those, you’ll find jewelry, apparel, beauty products and more. We’ve curated an amazing group of makers and there’s really something for everyone that may be on your list. All of our vendors are handmade in LA or the USA. A complete list of vendors and more event details will be available on both our website and our Artisanal LA app (in the iTunes store) the week of the event. 
A few new and notable include LA’s Dill Clothing (modern apparel for kids and baby), Letterpress Chocolate, Local + Lejos (ceramics), ROE Caviar, Brothee (bone broths, including an incredible vegan mushroom broth!), Black Ring Coffee, Sigil Scent (essential oil perfumes), Jerry’s Almost Pickles, Crafted Gluten Free (a gluten free subscription service), Salt Rabbit (handmade accessories), Alabama Brown (stationary), Peri Coffee, Lutume (mini potted succulents), Gardel’s Fine Foods (Argentinian specialties), Good Juju Apothecary (ointments and tinctures), Sanctuary Urban Farm (vertical hydroponic gardens), Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, and Red Duck Foods (organic condiments).
Returning favorites include Pasadena’s Grist & Toll (hand milled heirloom flours and grains), Amanda McAulay Artisan Woodwork (stunning cutting boards, salt cellars, egg crates), Mary Lee Kitchen (gluten free cookies also made here in Pasadena), Kahoy Kollection (bamboo eyewear), Marco Paolo Chocolates, Copper Mug Co., Quenelle Spoon, Kings Road Apothecary, Robert Siegel Studio (handmade ceramic housewares), Ag Standard (smoked almonds), and Massey Honey.
We’re also excited about our out of town guests; Cocktail & Sons (bitters from New Orleans), Young America Creative (reclaimed woodwork), Bedrock Living (paleo friendly therapeutic body products from Florida) and Elvio’s Chimichurri (from NYC).
When + Where
The event is one day only on Saturday, December 5th.
Event hours are 11am-8pm.
The event will take place on Holly Street between Fair Oaks and Arroyo Parkway and will extend down the Metro alley from Holly St to Union.
Getting There
Go Metro! Take the Gold Line, exit Memorial Park station and you’re here!
Parking is available at Old Pasadena’s many public lots where the first 90 minutes are free. Private lots and meters are also available.
Images from last year’s Holiday Market can be found online here. Please credit Julia Webb / Sauce LA.

Sponsors + Partners
The City of Pasadena, Old Pasadena Management District, IndiePas, Pasadena Magazine, Califia Farms, Copa Vida, Rusnak Auto Group, Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, Lula Mae, Olive & June.
2nd Annual Artisanal LA Holiday Market
Saturday, December 5th / 11a – 8p
Old Pasadena * Holly St btwn. Fair Oaks & Arroyo Parkway + Metro Alley / @artisanalLA @IndiePas
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