Holiday Bazaar’s and Craft Fairs
Jamaica Holiday Fest
Get in the holiday spirit with the first annual Holiday Fest and Wreath Workshop at the historic Jamaica Town Hall on Saturday, December 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. The festival will include a myriad of activities and photo opportunities. Be crafty and create a holiday wreath at the workshop table, or purchase a decorated, locally-made artisan wreath. Sing carols and enjoy live music with the wonderful Merry Pranksters bluegrass band. The music heads outside across to the town green to light the town tree at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a great raffle of prizes donated by local businesses; a big fresh-cut tree, restaurant gift certificates, food and fun holiday items. Sign up at the D&K store for the cookie swap with talented local bakers. Enjoy homemade refreshments, bring a new unwrapped toy to donate, make a fun project at the kids craft area and much more. Jamaica Town Hall is located at 3735 Route 30 in the village of Jamaica. The event is free and hosted by The Jamaica Community Arts Council. (There is a $23 fee for the wreaths.)
West Pawlet Holiday Bazaar
On December 2, the West Pawlet Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Firehouse at 2806 Route 153/Main Street in West Pawlet. Coffee and donuts will be available from 9, and lunch will be served from 10. Enjoy corn chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers or salad at family-friendly prices. Santa will arrive at 1 p.m. to delight children of all ages. Arrive early for Ellie Park’s famous rolls and desserts. Vendors will offer unique crafts, gifts and greens. Holiday raffles include a 50/50 drawing, a complete ham dinner and a table filled with attractive gifts; drawings begin at 2:30. For general information, call Joanne Reid at 802-645-0244.
Pownal Christmas Bazaar
The Pownal Valley Fair will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 90 on Route 7 in Pownal. Santa will be visiting from noon on, and there will be a Bake Sale, Chinese Auction, Raffles and Door Prizes. Refreshements will be available for purchase from the American Legion Auxiliary.
Salem, N.Y., Arts & Crafts Sale
On Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Courthouse Community Center (CCC) will hold its 12th annual Arts and Craft Sale featuring over 25 vendors and local artisans selling their homespun creations and designs, including knit pieces, baked goods, gourmet breads and more. Richard Grinstein, friend of the Courthouse, will be selling his amazing jewelry designs and donate the proceeds towards funding a beehive for the CCC Community Garden and Lunch Learn and Play program. There will also be a raffle for a complimentary three-night experience at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. There will be coffee, scones and muffins along with soups, mac and cheese and other refreshments available for purchase. After you shop, head over to the Battenkill Kitchen as there will be gingerbread house making for children and adults to decorate and take home; supplies are provided. The Courthouse Community Center is located at 58 East Broadway in Salem, N.Y.
Mount Holly Festival of Lights
The ‘Festival of Lights’ silent auction presented by the Mount Holly Community Historical Museum will be held on Saturday, December 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. This festive event will feature unique, beautifully decorated wreaths, creative gift baskets and an array of donated items to support the development of new exhibits, the educational program and the upkeep of Museum facilities.
This year’s event will be at Perkins House on the Green in Belmont. An array of hors d’oeuvres with wine and other refreshments will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. There will also be a penny sale-style raffle for some items, as well as a raffle for wine and cheese baskets and door prizes. There is no charge to attend this adults-only event. Visit
mounthollyvtmuseum.org to learn more.
Wallingford Christmas Bazaars
Saint Patrick’s Church on Main Street in Wallingford will hold their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be handmade crafts and baked goods, a silent auction with baskets and certificates,, and a luncheon featuring homemade soups.
The Ladies Aid of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford will be hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring holiday greens, local crafters, food, a raffle and more. Light lunch fare will also be available.
Shaftsbury Christmas Bazaar
The Shaftsbury United Methodist Church at 127 Church Street in Shaftsbury is holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 2, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be homemade baked goods and fudge, a white elephant table, handmade crafts, fresh handmade wreaths and a silent auction. The kitchen will be open for lunch, serving soup, sandwiches, coffee and tea. For more information or to order a wreath, call 802-447-3479.
Pawlet Holiday Craft Fair
The Pawlet Public Library will host its tenth annual Holiday Market on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features handmade arts and crafts, local artisanal foods and desserts, jewelry, henna body art, photography, fairy house kits, totes and handbags, Lularoe clothing, essential oils and more.
Festivals of Trees & Wreaths in Granville, N.Y.
The sixth annual Festival of Trees at the Slate Valley Museum (SVM) opens on December 1. Visitors will be able to enjoy SVM from 4 to 9 p.m. as part of Granville, N.Y.’s winter celebration in Veterans Park. SVM will be filled with exquisitely decorated, themed trees created by community members; some of the trees will be sold in a fundraising silent auction. Bidding takes place that evening and extends through Saturday, December 9, when the winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. Opening night of the Festival of Trees will also feature a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus in the early evening, free hats and mittens for the children, hot cocoa with cookies and a kid’s craft. After the Friday celebration, the Museum is open during our regular hours: Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, call 518-642-1417 or visit slatevalleymuseum.org.
The Pember Library and Museum at 33 West Main Street in Granville, N.Y. will host its fourth annual Festival of Wreaths on Friday, December 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies will be provided by the Friends of the Pember. Personal or business-themed holiday wreaths may be submitted to hang on the walls of the Library; call 518-642-2525 for more information and guidelines.