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Guide to December Holiday Bazaars

November 14, 2011 11:04 AM

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Arts, crafts and holiday gift ideas are all around the Sound this December. And many bazaars’ proceeds help good causes.

Victorian Country Christmas
Wednesday, November 30 – Sunday, December 4
Puyallup Fairgrounds
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98390
http://www.avictoriancountrychristmas.com

The three buildings and interior courtyard area of the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup are transformed into a Victorian village with old-fashioned streets lined with hundreds of Victorian stores, tended by shopkeepers in Victorian attire. Live music and entertainment, food, wine garden, and SANTA! Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Christmas in the Country
Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4
Bainbridge Island
206.291.7188
http://www.christmasinthecountry.info

Shop for holiday treasures including handmade art and gourmet foods in unique cottages, farms and other venues on a self-guided tour of the island. Visits with Santa, pony rides for the kids.

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour
Friday – Sunday
December 2 – 4
206.842.0504
http://www.bistudiotour.com

The 28th annual Winter Studio Tour on Bainbridge Island features over seventy artists, showcasing their work in ten local artists’ studios and community halls. As you stroll through the studios on this free self-guided tour, there will be a great selection of artists and artwork at each stop. With holiday decorations, hot cider, cookies, and wandering carolers, don’t miss this year’s Bainbridge Island Studio Tour!

Festive Shopping Boutique
Saturday, December 3
10:00am – 1:00pm
Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
2125 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Meet Chef John Howie and be one of the first to buy his new cook book and find stylish stocking stuffers from ten specialty shops in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Holiday inspired drinks and savory bites from Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar will also be provided by the Pan Pacific Hotel. The holiday event series at Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle will raise money for the hotel’s non-profit partner, YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center.

Kennedy Catholic High School Arts and Craft Fair
Saturday, December 3
140 S 140th Street
Burien, WA 98168
http://www.kennedyhs.org

140 booths of beautiful handmade and commercial items. Delicious food, student bake sale and art show. Shop while listening to holiday music and songs by the school choir.

Julefest
Saturday, December 3
10:00am
18891 Front St NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
360.779.5209
http://www.poulsbochamber.com

The Julefest celebration begins with a Sons of Norway bazaar from 10 am to 4 pm. Then at 4:00pm join the Christmas music around the Christmas tree on the waterfront. At 5:00pm the Lucia Bride will arrive by boat with the Vikings. Father Christmas and the Lucia Bride will light the Christmas tree.

Christmas Gift Show
Saturday, December 3
10:00am – 8:00pm
Ferndale Events Center
5715 Barrett Road
Ferndale, WA 98248
http://www.nwspectacularevents.com

Over 60 specialty shoppers selling a wide array of exclusive, unique gifts for family and friends. Arts and crafts, sculpture, ceramics, specialty foods, Christmas decorations, clothing, furniture, floral designs, jewelry, skin care products, antiques, candles, households accents, holiday foods, decorated trees, dolls, toys, puzzles and much, much more. Plus, take a minute to visit with SANTA and have your picture taken!

MEOW’s Holiday Bazaar & Open House
Saturday and Sunday
December 3 and 4
2:00pm – 5:00pm
402 6th Street South
Kirkland, WA, 98033
http://www.meowcatrescue.org

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means spending time with friends and family AND shopping! Mark your calendars and please join us. Shop for your two-legged and four-legged friends and catch up with other MEOW supporters, volunteers and feline residents, all to benefit MEOW Cat Rescue. Santa will be available for photos with your children or pets for just $5.

Seattle Christian School Annual Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, December 3
9:00am – 4:00pm
Seattle Christian School
18301 Military Road South
SeaTac, WA 98188

Local crafters, vendors and artists, cake walk, live music. Holiday fun for the whole family.

Vern Burton Christmas Fair
Saturday and Sunday
December 3 and 4
Vern Burton Community Center
308 East 4th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Christmas Fair with over 40 vendor booths—Free Admission–Lots of Raffle Drawings–Crafts by Youth & Family Program.

Northern Lights Holiday Bazaar
December 8
2:00pm – 8:00pm
Swedish Cultural Center
1920 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
206-283-1090

A day and evening of one stop holiday shopping and fun with family and friends! There will be an art show, raffle prizes, great vendors, kid’s craft and activities station, happy hour open to close, hors d’oeuvres, free tote bags (courtesy of LIttle One Books), and MORE!

Holiday Tour of Homes and Holiday Gift Bazaar
Saturday, December 10
10:00am – 5:00pm
Gig Harbor, WA
253.858.7699
http://www.altrusagigharborfoundation.org

A self-guided tour of festively decorated Gig Harbor homes generates funds for the Boys & Girls Club kitchen, the Peninsula Yourth Orchestra and other children’s activities.

Eastside Association of Fine Arts Holiday Extravaganza Sale 
Thursday, December 15
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Seattle Design Center
5701 6th Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98108

Participating artists in the current Open Show will have slected unframed work for sale at a 40% holiday discount. Wonderful oportunity to purchase  and enjoy the aopen Show on exhibit.
Free parking in the Orcas parking garage.

Christmas Cookie Sale and Fair Trade Bazaar
Saturday, December 17
10:00am
Lacey Community Church
4501 19th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503
360.491.1741

LCC Christmas Cookie Sale provides an amazing selection of homemade treats. Choose your favorite varieties of fresh-baked cookies for holiday entertaining and gifts. And shop for Fair Trade items from around the world including coffee, tea, chocolate, jewelry and more great stocking stuffers and gifts. All proceeds support global artisans and local hunger relief.

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