If you loved our vendors at the weekly summer Flea, you won’t want to miss a single Sunday Holiday Market! Come find the perfect gift — whether vintage or antique, upcycled or recycled, restored or repurposed, artisan-made or handcrafted, small-batch or locally purveyed — trust us, this is a holiday treasure hunt.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the season’s most affordable and unusual gifts you’ll find at the Holiday Markets:
For the person who has everything, we guarantee he doesn’t have a ticket to ride at Rocky Point Park, even if he is "this tall." Who wouldn’t want an authentic slice of a Rhode Island landmark that conjures the very best of childhood memories?
What’s old is new again … and you’ll find racks and racks of it from Providence’s vintage underground dealers at the Holiday Markets. Score a vintage Hilfiger sweater for him or the perfect dress for your holiday office party — without breaking the bank.
Kick your holiday decor up a notch with a vintage sled, wrapped in a burlap bow, a homemade holiday wreath to hang on your door, or an old rescued ornament made new and improved by the Ornament Rescue League (proceeds go to the Hasbro Children’s Hospital). 'Tis the season!
For the directionally challenged, check out a hand-sewn messenger bag with a laminated vintage map flap and an upcycled bicycle tire tube strap. Take your pick of Rhode Island, the Cape or Paris — the world is your map sack.
You may find yourself veering off your list and shopping for yourself when you see the reclaimed, restored and artfully upcycled furniture and furnishings available at the Holiday Markets. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
There will be all of this and so much more — rows of vintage finds and holiday kitsch, original art and photography, vintage prints and periodicals, live plants, wreaths and terrariums, vintage and handcrafted jewelry, vintage clothing and accessories, hand-knit scarves, wraps and mittens, pottery, bird houses, local honey, pickles and vegan chocolate, and the list goes on.
The Holiday Markets are held indoors in the historic Hope High School at 324 Hope Street in Providence with 50+ rotating vintage vendors, artisan/makers, food trucks and live music on December 11 and 18 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission and off-street parking are free. Check providenceflea.com each Friday before the Sunday market for featured vendors and food trucks.