Bags of Halloween candy barely had time to get settled in their final resting places (shopping carts with big "Clearance!" signs on them) before their red-and-green cousins stuffed the coveted shelves in grocery store seasonal aisles. For some, it's demoralizing to see evidence of a holiday that is still several weeks away, while others are ready to fill the house with Santa figurines the minute Thanksgiving dishes are done.
Regardless which side of the Christmas chasm you’re on, here's a list of some of the holiday markets that can help excited little elves get started checking off their gift list early, and grouchy grinches can get some shopping out of the way.
Now Through Dec. 20
Boise Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., through Dec. 20, FREE, indoors at the Idaho Linen Supply Building, 516 S. Eighth St.
Capital City Public Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., through Dec. 20, FREE, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets
Weekend of Nov. 21-23
All Saints Episcopal Church Fifth Annual Holiday Bazaar
Nov. 21-22, Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; FREE, 704 S. Latah St.
Canyon Country Christmas Show
Nov. 21-23, Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; adults $4, seniors $3; Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa
Eagle Holiday Festival and Craft Market
Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE, Eagle Nazarene Church, 1001 W. State St.
Fifth Annual Robotics Craft Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., FREE, Vision Charter School, 19291 Ward Lane, Caldwell
Get your holiday shopping done early and see some cool robotics demonstrations as you support FTC Robotics team 2997, Beauty Bot and the Beasts at their holiday craft bazaar. Bigger and better than ever, the bazaar features all types of vendors.
Handmade with Love Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $10, Idaho Black History Museum, 508 Julia Davis Dr.
Enjoy free hot apple cider or hot cocoa as you browse handmade items from crafters in the Treasure Valley. Donations to IBHM are always appreciated.
Risen Christ Catholic Community Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE, 11511 Lake Hazel Road
Seventh Annual Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE, 1789 E. Heritage Park Lane
Wintry Market: Handmade for the Holidays
Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., FREE. El Korah Shrine 1118 W. Idaho St.
Innovative and original items produced by 44 vendors from around Idaho, plus a Kids' Craft Workshop by Bricolage, coffee by Joe 2 Go, donuts by Guru Donuts, food truck by P. Ditty Wraps, local live music curated by Go Listen Boise and a winter-themed photo booth.
26th Annual Ada County Employees Holiday Bazaar
Monday, Dec. 1, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front St.
Open to the public, one hour free parking.
Boise Christmas Show
Dec. 5-7, Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., adults $5, seniors $4, children 12 and younger FREE. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St.
Boise International Market: Multicultural Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Dec. 6, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., FREE, 5823 W. Franklin Road
Find unique international gifts, clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, food, coffee and teas. There will be music, dancing and other activities.
Hip Holiday Craft Market
Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE, Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa
Tis the season to shop local and handmade from over 30 of the valley's finest, hippest crafters and artists.
Georgia Wadsworth Benefit Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE, Nampa Senior Center, 207 Constitution Way, Nampa
Check out the vendors, entertainment and music by CYMRY, food from Cacicia's, balloon twister, face painting and even photo ops with Santa himself. Wadsworth passed away Sept. 12, and proceeds from a raffle will help her grandchildren buy a headstone for her grave.
Hidden Springs Bizarre Bazaar
Saturday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE, Dry Creek Mercantile, 5892 W. Hidden Springs Dr.
Idaho Arts Charter School Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., FREE, 1220 Fifth St. N., Nampa
Get your holiday shopping done by choosing among handcrafted items such as hats, scarves, pottery, jewelry, artwork, baked goods, and more from over 25 vendors. Free photos with Santa and soup lunch are available.