Holiday Markets

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and giving, and one of the best ways to capture its magic is through local shopping. In Ellensburg, Washington, the holiday spirit comes alive with a unique blend of charming stores, festive markets, and a warm sense of community. Explore the enchanting world of local shopping in Ellensburg during the holidays with these hidden gems, must-visit spots, and the heartwarming shopping experiences that await.

Moments to Remember

Moments to Remember is a signature holiday event held by the Ellensburg Downtown Association each November. The free, family-friendly day of fun kicks off with great deals and discounts during Plaid Friday shopping at participating local stores. Shop artisanal products, local eats and treats, not to mention infamous Central Washington wines and craft beer! Once you’ve finished your holiday shopping, finish off the night with great performances and the annual tree lighting at Rotary Pavilion. Santa Claus will even make an appearance! Click here to learn more!

Holiday Girl’s Night Out

A fabulous event happening every spring and winter season, Girl’s Night Out offers a much-needed evening of pampering and shopping specials to the ladies of Ellensburg. Holiday Girl’s Night Out is the perfect time to get your holiday shopping done, treat yourself, admire the seasonal decor downtown, and spend time with your girlfriends. Stop by each participating location for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience including refreshments, raffles, added inventory, live entertainment, shopping discounts, and more.

First Friday Art Walk

Cultivate a unique shopping experience the first Friday of November and December this holiday season. Shop one of a kind gifts from local artists, vendors, and more as you make your way through various Ellensburg Venues. Experience live music and a variety of local businesses come together to support local artists and their work!

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2023 Shop Local Contest

Give unique, one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday season from a local Ellensburg shop! Spend $25.00 or more at any local restaurant, retail or service establishment to enter to win CASH! It’s easy to enter when you take a photo of your receipt with an Ellensburg address. Click here to learn about our Shop Local Contest details.

Ellensburg Night Market

This weekly market comes alive every Wednesday beginning the week after Thanksgiving. Local artists, vendors, and small businesses come together to offer one of a kind gifts, and local goods in a festive environment.

Downtown Ellensburg serves as the heart of the city, and during the holiday season, it transforms into a winter wonderland. The historic architecture adorned with twinkling lights creates a picturesque backdrop for your holiday shopping journey.


Unique shopping is not limited to these events, in Ellensburg, local art galleries, gift shops, boutiques, and even outdoor shops offer high quality, unique gifts, in a historic setting. With many shops located in our historic downtown you’ll enjoy the Christmas cheer draped in lights and decorations.

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Gallery One

Located in the historic Stewart building in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Gallery One Visual Arts Center is the focal point for artists, art patrons, students, community members, and tourists to interact with the visual arts. Not only does this gallery showcase temporary, local art, but also offers a market that sells local merchandise and products.

Pearl Books and Gifts

This staple is one you can’t pass up on your shopping journey. Offering books ranging from fiction to historical, their selection is as vast as the knowledge amongst their friendly staff. Shop local cards and art as well as polish pottery. This charming storefront offers a sense of nostalgic magic, especially during the holiday season.


Whether you’re shopping for art, local food and treats, or something adventuresome, Ellensburg has your shopping covered. Click here for a a guide to shopping in Ellensburg! 


Wrap your shopping in the Christmas spirit. Explore our charming, historical town as you partake in any of our shopping events ranging from Christmas markets to art walks and all the Christmas adorned shops in between. Book your shopping getaway today!