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Get ready to navigate Rochester's holiday markets and boutiques to shop like a local this upcoming holiday season. This list is just some of the shopping hot spots and market events for stocking stuffers and gifts for everyone on your holiday giving list.

Rochester Brainery 

The Holiday Brainery Bazaar presented by Yelp Rochester is a two-day event happening December 8 and December 9 that features a range of goods from local artists. The Brainery's Anderson Avenue location also includes a retail space filled with lots of local goodies.

Genesee Country Village & Museum

Shop for unique museum gifts including village-made pottery and tinware, books,  Beekman 1802 products, cookie molds, and many handcrafted items by local artisans, such as wooden cutting boards, woolen mittens, hand-knit hats, hand-painted wooden boxes, jewelry, and more! 

Laughing Gull Chocolates

Laughing Gull offers ethically sourced artisan chocolates. The East Main Street shop features excellent holiday gifts including hot chocolate kits, gift baskets, as well as other regional food items.

Flower City Arts Center

On December 1, Flower City Arts Center will host Wintercraft. This annual holiday open house includes three exhibits to explore as well as artwork available for sale from local studio artists.

Rochester Public Market

Each year, Holidays at the Market features dozens upon dozens of vendors with art, crafts, decorations, holiday food delicacies, gifts, stocking stuffers and much much more. Take advantage of a wide selection of holiday trees, wreaths, fresh garlands, and a plethora of other holiday goods and goodies. 

Casa Larga Vineyards

In addition to purchasing award-winning wine in the tasting room shop, Casa Larga is hosting its Holiday Craft Market on November 23. Sip on wine as you shop the NEW Holiday Craft Marketplace including local craft vendors, local food trucks, and more!

Lovin' Cup

The 3rd Annual A Crafty Affair on December 9 is a great opportunity to ship and shop while picking out unique gifts for the special people on your shopping list. Items for purchase include handmade soaps & oils, art, jewelry, clothing, scarves, patches, baby & children's gifts, and more!

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