Shopping for the holidays is basically a sport at this point, but these pop ups, markets, and celebrations make it all the more enjoyable. Below, six different occasions to support local businesses and makers this week while getting in the spirit.

Thursday, 12/1

Start your weekend off with Eye Wares during their festive Sip & Shop Trunk Show. On Thursday, 12/1 from 12 to 8 p.m., guests are invited to shop Cartier, Boucheron, and other designers while enjoying drinks, bites, and the sounds of Shawan Rice. During the cocktail party, each purchase will enter you into Eye Wares' Shop & Pop balloon prize giveaway. The event is open to all.

Eye Wares is located at 6001 Magazine Street, Suite C


Sosusu is celebrating six years in business and of course, doing it in style. Swing by the Magazine Street shop from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, 12/1 for food, wine, and lots of fashion. Shoppers will receive 20% off one item and will be entered into a gift card raffle with each purchase.

Sosusu is located at 3427 Magazine Street

Saturday, 12/3

Join McGehee School on Saturday, 12/3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for one-of-a-kind crafts, artwork, baked goods, and more on the front lawn. Several local boutiques and shops will also be present including Hilltop Shoppe, Monomin, Peony, and Sucre.

McGehee School is located at 2343 Prytania Street

Vals is hosting a market at its indoor-outdoor Freret Street space on Saturday, 12/3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by for gifts and baked goods, then make your way across the street for the Freret Market.

Vals is located at 4632 Freret Street

Magazine Street

Shop at all of your favorite Magazine Street stores during Merriment on Magazine! The event takes place Saturday, 12/3 from 12-5 p.m. and many businesses are offering special treats, deals, pop ups, raffles, and exclusive holiday offerings. Music, food, drinks, and more await while you support all of the wonderful and unique shops.

Merriment on Magazine is happening across Magazine Street

Sunday, 12/4


Stop by Virgin Hotels New Orleans for the only holiday market taking place in the Warehouse District. On Sunday, 12/4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., shoppers can browse through over 15 local vendors throughout the first and second floor of Commons Club and Funny Library Coffee Shop. Support local makers while checking everyone off of your list!

Virgin Hotels New Orleans is located at 550 Baronne Street