Tractor Tavern Makers Market

Check people off your Christmas list ✔️

A cool lamp vendor stands next to his display at Tractor Tavern and gives a thumbs up
DEC 11 + 18

📸: Courtesy Tractor Tavern Makers Market

Sundays, December 11 + 18 • 11 am – 4 pm

Tractor Tavern Makers Market is a monthly local shopping event with food, clothing, entertainment, drinks, etc etc etc. For the holiday season, the market is having double the fun with events on December 11th and 18th. So if you are an early shopper, make it out this weekend, and if you’re chaotic, you can frantically race to Ballard on the 18th! 

What to expect 🎁

The market will include 14 small businesses from the area, tarot readings, and food. Get a reading before shopping for spiritual guidance to discern the right gifts for your loved ones. DJ Mama Casserole will spin vinyl—a far much less annoying cry from the grating holiday music of major retailers.

Important to know 😊

The December markets have a door donation of $1 that benefits Real Rent Duwamish. And in other charitable news, the Makers Market is collaborating with Vikings for a Cause to collect books, toys, and art supplies to donate to El Centro de la Raza. You can shop the donation wishlist online, drop some dough for your homies and your community! Though these donations will benefit kids, don’t bring your little ones with you. This event is 21+, so shop kid-free.

Hot tip 🔥

Make a day of your Sunday. Hit the farmers market before or after the Tractor Tavern Makers Market for a bite to eat. You’ll be right in the middle of Old Ballard, so everywhere you look there’ll be a chance to check people off your Christmas list.


Miranda Hardy

Miranda is a Seattle-based writer, musician, and gal about town. You can find her at the library, your local bar’s karaoke night, and staring longingly at the Ballard Locks. Don’t ask her about AI, pop music, or why she loves Seattle because you’ll never get your ear back.