In the Upper Valley, the More Holiday Markets the Merrier

  • The Library Arts Center's holiday boutique in Newport, N.H., opens Nov. 10, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. After the opening, the exhibit will run Nov. 11-Dec. 23 during the Newport gallery's hours, Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Courtesy photograph)

Valley News Staff Writers
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s really time to focus on holiday shopping. Fortunately, there are lots of holiday markets, craft sales, bake sales and other events where you can find the work of the Upper Valley’s many talented artisans, crafters, bakers and more on display. As a bonus, many of these sales are run by nonprofit organizations, which play such an important role in our community. We will update the holiday market list online throughout the season. Email additions to calendar@vnews.com.

Christmas Show and Sale in West Lebanon

Through Dec. 24, Sun.-Thur. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Staples Plaza, 254 N. Plainfield Road

A selection of handmade gifts by members of the Lebanon Art and Crafts Association. Location is the same as last year: in the former Encore Books location between Ziggy’s Pizza and Staples. 603-448-0745.

Holiday Market in Randolph

Through Dec. 24, 12-6 p.m. (12-3 p.m. on Christmas Eve)

Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main St.

Chandler’s annual holiday artisans market is open Wednesdays through Sundays. Call or email outreach@chandler-arts.org for information. 802-728-9878.

Gallery of Gifts in Newport

Through Dec. 23, Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St.

Annual holiday exhibit and sale of handmade crafts, featuring curated work from more than 100 local artists. Proceeds support the Library Arts Center. 603-863-3040.

AVA Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon

Through Dec. 23, seven days a week, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (open until 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 19)

AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St.

Gifts for the holidays made by over 100 AVA member artists. Fine jewelry, clothing, paintings, pottery, snow globes and more. 603-448-3117.

Listen’s Christmas Sale in Lebanon

Starts Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Listen Thrift Stores, 60 Hanover St.

Festive decorations and sweaters, along with brand-new gift items. All purchases support Upper Valley community programs. 603-448-1294.

“Small Works” Exhibit and Sale in South Pomfret

Through Dec. 23, Tues.-Sat. 11-4 p.m. or by appointment

ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road

An exhibit of small artworks presented for sale during the holiday season. 802-457-3500.

Blossom Block Holiday Market in Bethel

Dec. 8, 4-6 p.m.; Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dec. 15, 4-6 p.m.; Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Local artisans offer pottery, soaps, woodworking, quilts, maple syrup, wreaths, candies, art, cards, honey and more. Includes activities for kids and live music.

Holiday Used Book Sale in Lyme

Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Converse Free Library, 38 Union St., Route 10

A large selection of gently used local interest books, fiction, nonfiction and coffee table books. A separate children’s room is equipped with comfortable chairs. Hosted by Friends of Lyme Library. All proceeds support library efforts. 603-795-2243.

Holiday Cookie Sale in Orford

Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Homemade cookies sold by the pound. This is a fundraiser for the Orford Bandstand and will pay for the 2018 summer concert series. 603-353-4220.

Cookie Walk in White River Junction

Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-noon

Bugbee Senior Center, 262 N. Main St.

Pick an assortment of home-baked cookies for $6 per pound. Christmas bazaar items also available at half price. Cash or checks only; no credit or debit cards. 802-295-9068.