• Santa's Art Shop December 2nd and 3rd 2023

    A Family Tradition

    Located in Ridgecrest, California…

    Santa’s Art Shop first opened its doors in December of 1977.

    Each year over 7,000 holiday shoppers come together with more than 100 makers, artisans, and crafters for this two-day art and craft show event.


    “Celebrating over 45 Years of Handmade Goodness!”

Call for Exhibitors & Food Vendors for our 2023 Show! Applications available.

Something for Everyone

The event will be filled with over 100 artists and craftspeople bringing you the finest in handmade:

•Needlework•Jewelry •Woodworking •Stained Glass •Toys •Original Artwork •Photography •Pottery •Yard Art…

…and so much more! There will also be a vast array of tantalizing foods to satisfy everyone!

Enjoy the Petting Zoo

Santa's Art Shop petting zoo image

New for 2023

Candee Coffee, from C & C Training Stables in Ridgecrest and THOR therapeutic horsemanship of Ridgecrest, will be hosting a petting zoo.

Visit with Santa

Kris Kringle will be ready to take photos with children of all ages!

Toys for Tots

The U.S. Marines will be on-hand to accept donations for Toys for Tots. On average, the campaign serves over 2,000 children in Ridgecrest, Inyokern, Trona and California City.

Event Location

  • Desert Empire Fairgrounds
  • 520 S Richmond Rd
  • Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Event Dates & Times

  • Saturday 12/02/23 from 9 to 5.
  • Sunday 12/03/23 from 9 to 4.
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  • Admission fee for the event is $2.
  • FREE admission for children 11 and younger.

We’re Making a List - Let us email you a reminder when Santa will be coming to Ridgecrest for Santa’s Art Shop.