Each year, the folks at No Coast take over the Midtown Global Market for two days of shopping and holiday cheer. Around 100 local vendors will be on hand to sell their creative wares. There's stuff for font fanatics (Printing Grounds, Oh Dier), there are miniature ice-cream cone necklaces (tiny hands), and there are terrariums (Moss Love). You can also find print art (Lonny Unitus, Amy Jo, Adam Turman, Burlesque of North America), toys for kids (Tree Hopper Toys, Penguin & Fish), goods for the home (Minneapolis Chandlery, Lund Studios), and a bunch of other stuff that could delight a loved one this season. Music in the plaza both days will add festivity to the gathering, and the restaurants in Midtown have any mall beat in terms of after-shopping food-court treats. Added bonus: Some spots even have cocktails. For more info, visit nocoastcraft.com.
Fri., Dec. 6, 3-8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2013