Out & About: Upcoming Holiday Markets in the Upper Valley

  • Jewlery maker Marlene Mahlab, of Hanover, N.H., helps Kristen Sycamore of Seattle with one of her necklaces on Nov. 24, 2017 at Pods for the Pulpit Craft Fair in Norwich, Vt. Sycamore was with family members Sarah Mudge, of Annapolis, Md., left, and Maddie Clerkin, of Chicago. They were in the Upper Valley to see family for the holiday. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Mittens are among the many items available at the Library Arts Center's Gallery of Gifts in Newport. (Courtesy photograph)

Valley News Calendar
Thursday, November 08, 2018

We’re well into holiday market season. Check out these that are coming up in the Upper Valley. Email updates and additions to calendar@vnews.com.​​​​​​

Dec. 1

St Nicholas Bazaar in Springfield, Vt.

8 a.m.-noon

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 90 Park St.

Baked goods, sauerkraut and pierogi (while they last). For more information, call or visit htocvt.org. 802-885-2615.


Holiday Craft Fair in White River Junction


9 a.m.-2 p.m.

White River School, 102 Pine St.


Vendors, a bake sale, face painting and a visit from Santa. Hosted by the White River School PTA. 802-295-8650.

Holiday Bazaar in Lebanon


9 a.m.-2 p.m.

United Methodist Church, 18 School St.

Includes a cookie walk, lunch, crafts, books and a flea market. 603-863-7348.

Holiday Happenings in Brownsville

9 a.m.

West Windsor Town Hall, 22 Brownsville-Hartland Road.

Holiday festivities include the Brownsville Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (luncheon available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.); a holiday tree lighting, caroling, refreshments and visit from Santa at 4 p.m.; and a Christmas concert at the Brownsville Community Church at 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. 802-484-5944.

Christmas Bazaar in West Lebanon

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

West Lebanon Congregational Church, 18 Maple St.

Handcrafts, knitted and sewn items for the home, handmade holiday decorations, homemade fudge, candy and baked goods. Books and “Grannie’s attic” bargains. Holiday basket raffle. Coffee and homemade doughnuts served from 9-11 a.m.; luncheon served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 603-298-8098.

Christmas Craft Sale in South Royalton

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Royalton Academy building, 4182 Route 14.

A variety of homemade crafts, a raffle and lunch (served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.). Presented by the South Royalton Senior Center. 802-763-7386.

“Souper” Gift Fair in Windsor

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 11 Union St.

Shop and have soup for lunch. Baked goods and raffle of an "ugly sweatshirt" wine tote made by Nancy Roy. 802-674-2157.

Gingerbread Festival in Norwich

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tracy Hall, 300 Main St.

This family-friendly event offers a display of over 80 gingerbread houses, a silent auction of the houses and other items, a store with handcrafts and gift items, a cafe serving lunch, a gingerbread house-making demonstration, cookie decorating and activities for children. All proceeds benefit The Family Place. Admission is $5 per individual or $10 per family. 802-649-3268.


Holiday Cheer Craft Fair in Sharon

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sharon Elementary School, 75 Route 132.

Craft and food vendors, kids’ activities, a free community meal from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and a visit from Santa from 11 a.m.-noon. 802-763-8280.

Christmas Craft Sale in Enfield

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Enfield United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 314 Route 4.

Crafts, gifts and a cookie sale. The event is part of Enfield Village Association's "Hometown Holidays." 603-632-1287.

St. Anthony Church Christmas Bazaar in White River Junction

9 a.m.-1 p.m. (also Dec. 2 from 9-11 a.m.)

St. Anthony Church, 41 Church St.

Baked goods and a cookie walk; themed Christmas trees; handcrafted ornaments, gifts and home decor; white elephant, jewelry and more. Saturday lunch and Sunday breakfast sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Silent auction, raffle and door prizes. 802-295-2225.

Artisan Sale in Strafford


10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Barrett Hall, 248 Route 132.


Stock up on holiday gifts and support local artisans. Pottery, jewelry, woodworking, fiber arts, artwork and homemade goodies. Wreaths and raffle tickets from Morrill Memorial & Harris Library. Light refreshments for sale. 802-765-4507.

Library Holiday Sale in Strafford


11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Morrill Memorial & Harris Library, 220 Justin Morrill Highway.

Fresh holiday wreaths, potted amaryllis, affordable re-gifts and jewelry, baked goods and raffle prizes, along with complimentary punch and cookies. 802-765-4506.

Dec. 2

Holiday Psychic Fair in Norwich

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tracy Hall, 300 Main St.

Have a psychic reading and shop for holiday gifts at the metaphysical market.

Readings will be scheduled at the event; come early to get a time slot with a preferred reader. $20 per reading. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Half Moon Sober Festival. 802-299-5729.

Orford Historical Society Holiday Party

2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Orford Town Hall Heritage Center, 2539-2545 Route 25A.

Holiday decorations, crafts for sale, refreshments and a holiday singalong with the Fairlee/Orford Girl Scouts. 603-353-5318.

"Collective Goods" Sale in Windsor

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mt. Ascutney Hospital board room, 289 County Road.

Shop for new books, gifts and gadgets for kids. A portion of the proceeds benefits Mt. Ascutney Hospital. 802-674-7088.

Dec. 8

Garden Club Holiday Sale in Hanover

9 a.m.-noon

R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St.

Handmade tabletop boxwood trees and holiday greens centerpieces, handmade English-style “poppers,” work by local artists and craftspeople, potted houseplants in unique containers, gift-boxed homemade cookies, attic treasures, scarves and vintage and costume jewelry. Proceeds from the sale benefit the design, planting and maintenance of Hanover's town gardens. 603-643-0007.

St. Nicholas Fair in New London

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 52 Gould Road.

Crafts, baked goods, Vermont cheese, Santa's treasures, a raffle, woodworking and other children's activities. Luncheon includes soups, sandwiches and dessert. 603-526-6344.

Children’s Shopping Day in Grafton

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Grafton Public Library, 47 Library Road.

Kids can shop at the Grafton Library holiday craft sale, with all items priced at $2 or less. Free gift wrapping. Proceeds benefit the library. 603-523-9688.


Artisan Craft Fair in Norwich


9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Marion Cross School, 22 Church St.

Homemade crafts of all kinds for the holidays and beyond. Part of the 19 Days of Norwich initiative in support of the Upper Valley Haven. 802-649-1602.

Giving Fair in Bradford, Vt.


10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Oxbow High School cafeteria, 36 Oxbow Drive.


Holiday gifts, services and information from over 40 area nonprofit organizations. Breakfast and lunch available for purchase. Hosted by the Cohase Rotary Club. 802-222-4919.

Holiday Festival in South Royalton

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

South Royalton Elementary gymnasium, 223 S. Windsor St.

Shop 20 local crafters and vendors. Kids' crafts, cookie decorating, food concessions and pictures with Santa from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 802-299-9033.

Tree and Wreath Sale in Hanover 

10 a.m.-3 p.m. (also Saturday, Dec. 15)

Hanover High School parking lot, 41 Lebanon St.

Fresh trees and wreaths from local grower Nichols Tree Farm. Proceeds support the Hanover High School music department. 643-3431 x2507.


Cookie Walk in Hartland

10 a.m.-noon

Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road

Fill a box or a bag (provided) with homemade cookies. Proceeds benefit Hartland Congregational Church Ladies Benevolent Society. 802-436-2224.

Silent Auction, Food and Crafts in Woodstock

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm St.

As part of Wassail weekend, local artisans showcase their crafts, a silent auction offers gift and dining opportunities and the History Center museum will be open to visitors. Soups, corn bread, dessert and a warm beverage are available for purchase. Suggested donation for the museum visit is $5. 802-457-1822.

Dec. 15

Holiday Farmers Market in Hartland


9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road.


Holiday gifts from local producers, crafters and artisans. 603-252-1288.

Christmas Craft Fair in Charlestown

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Charlestown Primary School, 84 East St.

Handmade Christmas gifts. Concessions will be available. Also includes a 50/50 drawing and raffles, with prize drawing at 2 p.m. 603-826-4400.

Bugbee Holiday Cookie Walk in White River Junction

9 a.m.-noon

Bugbee Senior Center, 262 N. Main St.

Create an assortment of home-baked treats. Shop early for best selection. $6 per pound. Cash or checks only. 802-295-9068.

Dec. 16


Small Stuff Exchange in Norwich


11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Norwich Public Library, 368 Main St.

Donate unbroken, usable items that would make good stocking stuffers and take home other items for free. Items can be brought to the library during the week prior to the event or on the day of. 802-649-1184.

Ongoing Markets

Gallery of Gifts in Newport

Saturday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23 (visit libraryartscenter.org for schedule of dates and times)

Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St.

The Library Arts Center presents its annual holiday exhibit of handmade crafts. The juried show, which features work by more than 130 local artists, is also an important fundraiser for the Library Arts Center. 603-863-3040.

Christmas Show and Sale in West Lebanon

Thursday, Nov. 15 through Monday, Dec. 24

Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Upper Valley Plaza, 250 N. Plainfield Road

An annual show of handmade gifts by members of the Lebanon Art and Crafts Association. This year's show is located in the former Sears location next to CVS. For more information, visit lebanonartandcrafts.org. 802-295-1932.

Holiday Market in Randolph

Friday, Dec. 16 through Sunday, Dec. 23.

Thursdays and Fridays, noon-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Chandler Music Hall, 71 N. Main St.

Chandler Music Hall’s holiday artisans market offers a variety of handmade gifts. For more information, call 802-728-9878 or email outreach@chandler-arts.org.

AVA Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon

Saturday, Dec. 1 through Monday, Dec. 24  (visit avagallery.org for hours).

AVA member artists offer a range of gift items, including handmade ornaments, fine jewelry, cards, knitted hats, pottery, painting, sculpture and more. 603-448-3117.

Holiday Craft Fair and Wreath Sale in Grafton

Saturday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 22 during library hours.

Grafton Public Library, 47 Library Road.

Gifts, crafts, ornaments, wreaths and preserves, all made in Grafton. Refreshments and a visit from Santa on opening day. Proceeds benefit the library. 603-523-9688.