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.​​​​​​


Nov. 16


Holiday Market in Randolph

Open through 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.

Nov. 17

Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon in Charlestown

8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Charlestown Congregational Church, 71 Main St.


Crafts, food, pies, raffles and more. Luncheon is served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 603-826-3335.


Holiday Fair in New London

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

First Baptist Church of New London, 461 Main St.


White elephant treasures, baked goods and coffee, stitchery and hand knits, jewelry, books and Christmas decor. A chowder luncheon will be served continuously from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 603-526-6511.


Christmas Bazaar in Windsor

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Old South Church, 146 Main St.


Highlights include a “Christmas attic” with new and gently used Christmas items, a gift shop, handcrafts, a bake sale and a chili-to-go lunch. Proceeds benefit a new furnace at the church. 802-674-5087.


Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale in Enfield

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

St. Helena’s Church hall, 36 Shaker Hill Road.


Handmade crafts, ornaments, knitted and sewn items, homemade baked goods, candy shoppe and raffle items. Hot lunch is available. 603-632-4263.

Frosty’s Craft World in Enfield

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Enfield Village School, 271 Route 4.


Craft and bake sale, along with a raffle. Lunch is available. Pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon (BYO camera). Sponsored by the Enfield-Mascoma Lioness Club. 603-632-4855.


Holiday Book Sale in Thetford

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Road.


Books for children and adults, movies on DVD, audiobooks and music on CD, rare and vintage books, gift items and more. 802-785-4361.


Holiday Craft Bazaar in Thetford

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

Thetford Academy, 304 Academy Road.


Over 70 crafters present jewelry, soaps, maple products, stained glass, wreaths, pottery, quilts, candles, teddy bears and more. With door prizes, snacks and hot lunch (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). Free horse-drawn wagon rides and a visit from Santa (10 a.m.-1 p.m.). Sponsored by the Thetford Academy Alumni Association. 802-333-9491.

Christmas Bazaar in Chelsea

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

United Church of Chelsea, 13 North Common.


Crafts, a raffle and a white elephant table. Lunch is served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Chelsea Senior Center. 802-685-2290.


“’Tis the Season” Craft Fair in Grantham


Nov. 17 and 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Grantham Village School gym, 75 Learning Drive.


Local vendors offer pottery, jewelry, leatherwork, felted wool hats, soy candles, cookies and more. Lunch is available. 603-863-2621.

Hospice Care Craft Fair in New London


9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, 82 King Hill Road.


A wide array of crafters, a cookie walk, music, food and silent auction to support Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. 603-526-4077.

Winter Fling Holiday Craft Fair in Claremont

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Claremont Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights Road.

Gifts made by local crafters, a cookie sale and food concessions. 603-543-5998.

Lyme Center Holiday Bazaar

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Lyme, 177 Dorchester Road.

Treats and treasures, along with holiday food for the Thanksgiving table. Light lunch on sale. 603-795-2658.

Nov. 23

Pods for the Pulpit Crafts Fair in Norwich

Nov. 23 and 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Tracy Hall

300 Main St.

Norwich, VT

More than 40 vendors offer jewelry, pottery, rugs, quilted items, woodblock prints, herbals, basketry, floor cloths, etchings, woven goods, fiber art, wreaths, photographs, painted gourds, elf slippers, wooden lamps, sculpture, locally made foods and more. Funds raised will be shared with The Haven and UV Strong. 603-653-5344.

Artisan Fair in Quechee

Nov. 23, 1-6 p.m.; Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


The Quechee Club, 3268 Main St.


Over 35 artisans present and demonstrate their craft. Offerings include fine art, woodworking, food products, pottery, hand-blown glass and more. Presented by The Crafty Ladies of the Upper Valley. A portion of the proceeds benefits The Family Place in Norwich. For a list of participating artisans, visit https://quecheeclub.com/web/pages/artisan-fair. 802-295-9356.

Nov. 24


Mascoma Craft Fair in Canaan

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mascoma Valley Regional High School, 27 Royal Road.


Up to 100 crafters and vendors from all over the region. Food available. 603-523-7712.

Dec. 1

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.

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.

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.

Dec. 8

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.

Artisan Craft Fair in Norwich


10 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.

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.

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.