'Tis the season for Christmas shows, festive holiday lights and, most of all, shopping, shopping and more shopping. Back to tempt your wallets this winter are a number of holiday markets and craft fairs featuring local, handmade goods for extra special gifting. Find everything from apothecary goods and handwoven handbags to artisan jewelry, candles, prints and more. Even if you’re not sure what to get family and friends on your gift list this season, these annual fairs are a treasure trove of inspiration—you’ll likely walk away with more goodies than you ever knew you needed. Support small businesses and head to the best holiday markets in Los Angeles. RECOMMENDED: See more Christmas in Los Angeles
We don’t want to jinx it, but L.A. has reopened enough of our favorite things that this city is finally starting to feel familiar again. But it’s also clear that we’re not all the way there yet, and so even as our favorite watering holes and cinemas swing their doors open again, they can still use your help.
Our editors have been seeking out the best of city life since 1968, when Time Out launched in London. We know that our cities are nothing without their restaurants, cafés, bars, theaters, music venues, nightclubs, movie theaters, art galleries—and all the other local, independently run places where people come together to eat, drink, laugh, think, create, cut loose and fall in love.
We love our neighborhoods and local culture just as much as ever, so that’s why we’ve launched our Love Local campaign to share some love and shine a spotlight on them—and we hope you will, too.
This month, we’re also asking you to vote for your favorite venues in L.A. for the Time Out Love Local Awards.