Out & About: Holiday markets 2019

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  • The Library Arts Center's annual Gallery of Gifts in Newport is one of many holiday markets in the Upper Valley. (Courtesy of Library Arts Center) Courtesy photograph—Courtesy photograph

Published: 10/29/2019 4:07:33 PM
Modified: 12/16/2019 9:54:46 AM

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Sunday, Nov. 24

Shop Grafton market in Grafton

10 a.m.-2 p.m. (also Sunday, Dec. 22)

Grafton Town Hall, 34 Turnpike Road

Handcrafted goods, breads, jewelry, books and more. 603-523-8208.

Artisans holiday market in Randolph

10 a.m-4 p.m. (open through Dec. 28: Wednesdays-Fridays 12-6 p.m; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Creative work by area artisans and local food producers. The market is also open before and during performances throughout the holiday season. 802-728-9878.

Friday, Nov. 29

Pods for the Pulpit crafts fair
in Norwich

10 a.m.-4 p.m.; also Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tracy Hall, 300 S. Main St.

More than 40 vendors offer jewelry, pottery, rag rugs, quilting, woodblock prints, herbals, basketry, floor cloths, etchings, felted sculptures, woven goods, fiber art, wreaths, ornaments and more. A colored woodblock print by Lyme artist Matt Brown will be raffled. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley. Funds raised are shared with Willing Hands and Good Neighbor Health Clinic. 802-649-8828.

Artisan fair in Quechee

11 a.m.-4 p.m.; also Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Quechee Club, 3268 Quechee Main St.

Over 35 upscale artisans. Presented by The Crafty Ladies of the Upper Valley, with a portion of proceeds to benefit The Family Place in Norwich. 802-295-9356.

Saturday, Nov. 30

Mascoma Craft Fair in Canaan

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mascoma Valley Regional High School (27 Royal Road) and Indian River School (45 Royal Road).

More than 90 exhibitors. Food available for purchase. Sponsored by the Canaan Old Home Days Committee. 603-523-7712 or 603-523-4301.

The Attic Shop in Plainfield

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Blow-Me-Down Grange, 1107 Route 12A

Last day of the season. Crocheted tuques and mittens for gift giving, stocking stuffers, jewelry, Christmas ornaments and decorations, collectibles, books, records, DVDs, CDs, antiques, furniture, gently used clothes and more. 603-675-9137.

Kids: Makerspace and holiday market in Randolph

12:30-4:30 p.m.; also Saturdays, Dec. 7 and 14

Chandler Center for the Arts, upper gallery, 71 N. Main St.

A chance for children to shop and create gifts for family and friends. Holiday elves will assist kids to make sure everyone on their list gets a unique creation and/or a budget-friendly gift. 802-728-9878.


Thursday, Dec. 5

Ladies Union Aid Society
holiday bazaar in Claremont

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Valley Regional Healthcare lobby, 7 Dunning St.

Baked goods, holiday crafts and raffle tickets for sale. Proceeds help purchase equipment for Valley Regional Healthcare. 603-542-7771.

Friday, Dec. 6

Christmas bazaar in Randolph

2-6 p.m.; also Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Our Lady of the Angels Church, 43 Hebard Hill Road

Over 20 vendors offer a variety of gifts, decor, crafts and food, plus parish bakery tables and a raffle. 802-728-5251.

Holiday book sale
in White River Junction

5:30-8 p.m.

The Center for Cartoon Studies post office building, 46 S. Main St.

Graphic novels, children’s books, art books, novels and more, all for $1 each. 802-295-3319.

Holiday market in Bethel

4-6 p.m.; see additional dates below

The Blossom Block and Arnold Block, 257 and 245 Main St.

Toys, jewelry, quilts, art, housewares, pottery and more by over 30 local artisans and craftspeople. The market is open Friday-Sunday, Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15. Hours are 4-6 p.m. on Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m on Saturdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays. 802-234-8902.


Saturday, Dec. 7

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 802-885-2615.

Hanover Garden Club
holiday sale


9 a.m.-noon.

Richard W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St.

The garden club’s own handmade tabletop boxwood Christmas trees (decorated or plain), items by local artists, vintage jewelry, scarves, attic treasures and homemade foods and baked goods. Free parking behind Hanover High School at 41 Lebanon St. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Julius Mason Fund, which supports the 12 Hanover town gardens designed, planted and maintained each year by club volunteers. 603-986-6262.


Holiday market in Lebanon


9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lebanon United Methodist Church, 18 School St.


Unique gifts, a cookie walk, baked goods, jams, salsa, handmade crafts, local vendors, a kids craft activity and a mini holiday village. 603-448-5478.


St. Anthony Church Christmas Bazaar in White River Junction

9 a.m.-3 p.m. (also Sunday from 9-11 a.m.)

St. Anthony Church, 15 Church St.

Gifts, home decor, themed Christmas trees, wreaths, white elephant, jewelry, handcrafted ornaments, raffles and more. Baked goods and a cookie walk on Saturday; Knights of Columbus-sponsored lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. 802-295-2225.

Holiday Cheer Craft Fair
in Sharon


9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sharon Elementary School, 75 Route 132.


Craft and food vendors, a free community meal from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and craft activities with hot chocolate and books for the children. 802-763-2372.

AVA Gallery holiday exhibition and sale
in Lebanon

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St.

A multi-day sale of artwork in all media, handmade ornaments, fine jewelry and more. An art studio open house takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and an opening reception, with music and food, will be held from 5-7 p.m. The sale runs weekdays from 9-5 p.m. through Dec. 24. 603-448-3117.

Cookie walk in Sharon

9 a.m.-noon

Baxter Memorial Library, 5114 Route 14

Assorted homemade cookies, sold by the pound. Proceeds support Baxter Memorial Library. To bake and donate cookies to the sale, email sharonbaxterlibrary@gmail.com. 802-763-2875.

Christmas craft fair 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 the Enfield Village Association’s “Hometown Holidays.” 603-632-1287.

Christmas bazaar in Brownsville

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Brownsville Town Hall, 22 Brownsville-Hartland Road

Hosted by Brownsville Community Church. Coffee, doughnuts and Christmas music by West Windsor fiddler Adam Boyce in the morning; luncheon served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 802-484-3200.

St. Nicholas Fair
in New London

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 52 Gould Road

Shop for baked goods, handmade gifts, ornaments and more, then join St. Nicholas (Santa) and his helpers for woodworking, cookie decorating and arts and crafts. Children’s activities are free. Luncheon served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 603-526-6344.

Holiday bazaar and cookie walk
in Woodstock

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thompson Senior Center, 99 Senior Lane

Holiday gifts, handmade pottery, ornaments, jewelry, knitted and felted items, wreaths, homemade goodies, jams, jellies, pickles and more. A cookie walk, raffle and a visit from Santa. Donations of cookies and crafts welcome. All proceeds support Thompson Senior Center services. 802-457-3277.


Bethany Church Christmas bazaar in Randolph

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bethany Church, 30 N. Main St.

Juried artists, quilts, jewelry, tribal art, natural products, card and mounted photographs, pet wear, maple products, fair-trade merchandise, a cookie walk, handmade jams, pies and other food items. Lunch available. 802-728-5849.


Christmas bazaar in West Fairlee

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

West Fairlee Church, 954 Route 113

Christmas decorations, white elephant table, knitting, crocheting, woodworking, historical items, crafts and food, along with a quilt show and sale. Soup, chili and sandwiches available for lunch. 802-333-9655.


Friends of Tunbridge Public Library book sale

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tunbridge Public Library, 289 Route 110

Greatly discounted new children’s and adult books, cards, bags and gifts, as well as a basement sale of DVDs and used books for all ages in many nonfiction and fiction categories. 802-889-9404.


Holiday bazaar in West Lebanon

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

West Lebanon Congregational Church, 18 Maple St.

Baked goods, homemade crafts, Christmas decor, Grannie's attic, gift basket raffle and more. Coffee and doughnuts served from 9-11 a.m. A luncheon of homemade chili and chowder served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 603-298-8096.


Holiday craft fair
in Reading, Vt.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Reading Town Hall

    799 Route 106

A curated collection of crafts by local artisans, including woodworking, jewelry, pottery, fiber art, greeting cards, home, holiday, garden decor, soaps, candles and more. Breakfast and lunch available for purchase. Sponsored by the Reading Historical Society. 917-859-0238.

Holiday shopping fest in Bradford, Vt.

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

Bradford Congregational Church, 145 Main St. 

Local crafts, food, col lectibles, children's books, gift ideas and more. Bring your knives to be sharpened while you shop. A donation at the door supports the Upper Valley Haven as part of the 19 Days fundraiser. 802-222-4034.


Gingerbread Festival
in Norwich

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tracy Hall, 300 S. Main St.

A display of over 80 gingerbread houses, along with a silent auction, craft and gift sale,  gingerbread house-making demonstration, cookie decorating and kids’ activities, cafe and more. Admission is $10 per family or $5 per individual. All proceeds benefit The Family Place. 802-649-3268.

Craft and gift fair in Windsor

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Windsor Elks Lodge 1665, 156 Main St.

Lunch and baked goods are available for purchase. A white elephant sale table  sup ports Vermont Elks charities. 802-299-1203.

Holiday artisan fair
 in South Strafford

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Barrett Hall, 247 Route 132

Work by over 35 area artists and craftspeople includes pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber arts, edible treats, cards, soaps, photography and more. Wreaths and raffle tickets from the library will also be sold. Lunch will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to Neighbors Helping Neighbors. 802-765-4299.

Holiday sale in Strafford

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Morrill Memorial Library, 220 Justin Morrill Highway

Jewelry, wreaths, flowering bulbs, home-baked goods and a raffle. Proceeds benefit the Morrill Memorial Librar y. Punch and cookies served. 802-765-4299.

Holiday open house and handmade book sale in Springfield, Vt.

Noon-4 p.m.

Gallery at the VAULT, 68 Main St.

A holiday open house and trunk sale of handmade photo albums and leather book ornaments by artist Elissa Campbell. Refreshments and craft activities for all ages. Shop VAULT's selection of handmade gifts by 160 artists. 802-324-9465.

’Tis the Season holiday
celebration in Lebanon


2-5 p.m.

Colburn Park, 51 N. Park St.


Celebrate winter and the holiday season with a pop-up farmers market, carriage rides, musical entertainment, crafts, refreshments, a tree lighting ceremony and visits with Olaf and Santa Claus. 603-448-5121.

Saturday, Dec. 14

19 Days Artisan Craft Sale
in Norwich

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Marion Cross School multipurpose room, 22 Church St.

A curated sale of artisan-level crafts to benefit The Upper Valley Have n, a nonprofit in White River Junction that provides resources for those living in poverty. 802-478-1806.

Holiday farmers market
in Hartland

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hartland Elementary School, 97 Martinsville Road

Gifts and crafts by local artisans, kids’ craft activities, an appearance by Santa, holiday food and more. 603-252-1288.

Christmas craft fair
in Charlestown

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Charlestown Primary School, 84 East St.

Two large rooms with more than  40 vendors, along with a 50/50 drawing and raffles. Drawing is at 2 p.m. Winners need not be present. Proceeds support youth sports programs and facilities in town. 603-680-0312.

Christmas cookie sale
in Orford

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Orford Social Library, 573 Main St.

Proceeds benefit the upcoming 2020 free  concert series at the Orford Bandstand. Cookies are sold by the pound. Bring a container, or purchase one on site. 603-353-4220.

Cookie walk in Hartland

9-11 a.m.

First Congregational Church (Brick Church), 10 Station Road.

Fill a box or bag (provided) with Christmas cookies. Proceeds benefit the Ladies Benevolent Society of the First Congregational Church. 802-436-2224.

Woodstock Wassail holiday craft fair

10 a.m.-4 p.m. (also Sunday from  10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Woodstock Masonic Lodge, 30 Pleasant St.

Over 30 vendors with artisanal foods, crafts and gifts. 802-457-3555.

Holiday treats and treasures sale in Claremont

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Union Episcopal Church, 133 Old Church Road.

Cookies, pies, fudge and other treats, kitchen items such as Rada cutlery, holiday and Christmas ornaments and decorations, cards, wrapping supplies, attic treasures and more. Soup and sandwiches will be available starting at 11 a.m. Gingerbread house decorating (pre-registration required) will also take place during the event. 802-738-0022.

SoRo Holiday Festival in South Royalton

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

South Royalton Elementary School gymnasium, 223 S. Windsor St.

Handmade items by local crafters and vendors, cookie decorating and kids' crafts, food concessions and more. Pictures with Santa from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 802-763-7967.

Sunday, Dec. 15

Holiday bazaar and craft fair
in Windsor

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

American Legion Post 25, 4 Court St.

Baked goods, arts and crafts, food, health and wellness items, last-minute gifts and more. Also features a 50/50 drawing to win money and door prizes. 802-674-9967.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Holiday market in Randolph

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bethany Church, 30 N. Main St.

Presented by the Randolph Farmers Market. Gifts by local artists, produce, meat, eggs and baked goods. Live music. Santa visits from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 802-728-6320.



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