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Getting Festive, Shopping Local

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Looking for gifts that are creative and unique? Here’s the lowdown on festive markets in Dundee!

A great way to get a taste of the mind-blowing local creative talent in Dundee is to get to a festive market! More than ever it’s important we support our creative community by shopping small and celebrating local makers!

Sourcing gifts from local makers will not only contribute to a sustainable ethos by minimising the environmental impact of deliveries, but it also offers a choice of gifts that will bring joy and be treasured for a long time to come.

If we have missed any events get in touch and we will add them to this page!

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6 & 7 November V&A Dundee Festive Design Market

The V&A has teamed up with pop-up legends Tea Green to provide a beautifully curated selection of Scottish craft and design to match any budget!

Pop in and pick up all your festive goodies under one roof and support Scotland’s super talented designers and makers at the same time. You will find it hard not to do all of your gift shopping at once!

The lineup includes Amps supporters Steph Liddle, Wooly Jones, Suzanne Scott, Jolene Guthrie (Jo-AMI), Pamela Scott & Louise Kirby


6 & 7 November, The Yard opens at 71 Brewing

Originating as a monthly makers market in Perth, The Yard has come to Dundee just in time for the festive season!

Starting off small with just a couple of stalls, you will find a selection of local designers and makers, delicious food and drink supplied by 71 Brewing!

so please get in touch

The Yard hopes to become a monthly offering, the next market will be on the weekend of 12 December! If you are a local designer or maker and would like to take part in the December market please get in touch!


20 November, Dundee Farmers Market

Farmers’ Markets take place on the third Saturday of the month from February to December. The markets are located in City Square and open from 9 am to 4 pm. 

The market celebrates Dundee’s close proximity to many sustainable, family-run businesses, artisanal makers producers. Paired with a selection of locally grown food and drink suppliers from Dundee, Fife, Angus and Perthshire, it is a great opportunity to support the community!


Double Door Studios

Double Door Studios have transformed their space into a festive grotto filled with a selection of local contemporary craft, art and design to meet all of your festive shopping needs!

The residents of the studios have gathered together an eclectic selection of products from some amazing Scottish makers and artists. You can find jewellery, candles, frames, lovely gifts of ceramic, jesmonite, glass, woodwork, homewares, cosy woollen textiles, calendars, tea towels, original art, prints, cards and soaps – all made in the studios and around Dundee!

Open 18th November – 21st December. Thursdays 12 pm – 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 5 pm. Booking is required so people can choose to visit at a guaranteed quiet time.


27 & 28 November Christmas Fayre at Verdant Works

Christmas Fayre at Verdant Works is back! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Don’t worry if you have not. With the Christmas season already in full spin, we are delighted to announce that we are returning our Christmas market at Verdant Works this year. Come and explore the goods of small local businesses and treat yourself or your loved ones with an early festive gift! There will be more than 20 locally based businesses with a wide range of unique stock. Take your little ones with you too as we will host a crafts corner for kids on both days.


28 November, Craft Fair Madigan’s Tea Room

This small family-run tea room and bookshop are hosting a festive craft fair, you can head down and peruse the stalls from 11 am – 4 pm, a great place to support lots of local craft makers!


2 December, West End Christmas Market

Get down to the West End Community Fridge on Perth Road for a day of eco-friendly and sustainable festivities!

Fully outdoors, Millers Wynd car park will be filled with lots of sustainable and local stalls to peruse at this wee festive market. There will be a selection of local hot food & drink stalls, as well as a bit of music, entertainment and a festive light switch on to enjoy!

This was collaboratively organised by The Little Green Larder and Gate Church Carbon Saving Project and the West End Christmas Fortnight.


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