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December 2018 Holiday Craft Fairs and Bazaars

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 26, 2019
  • Published November 26, 2018

2018 Ciri Holiday Craft Bazaar

CIRI is showcasing its Fifth Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar! The event will host approximately 60 artists selling a variety of gorgeous handmade items, such as hand-woven baskets, mukluks, kuspuks, ivory carvings, beadwork and more! A silent auction will also be held to benefit CITC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the auction will be donated to CITC.

Date: December 1
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Fireweed Business Center, 725 East Fireweed Lane, Anchorage
Contact: Admin. Assistant

2018 Howliday Arts & Crafts Show

Join Dog Tired at the second “Howliday Arts & Crafts Show” - come shop locally-made arts and crafts in a friendly, low-key venue! A portion of show proceeds will support animal charities.

Date: December 1
Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Dog Tired Doggie Daycare, 310 East Fireweed Lane, Anchorage
Contact: Cathe Heroy

Alaska Chicks Co. Vintage Holiday Market

Come shop over 100 vendors! Alaska’s trendiest crafters, designers, upcyclers, vintage and antique collectors will be at this market to bring you the best holiday gifts and home decor! You don’t want to miss this one of a kind event!

Dates: December 1 and 2
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Alaska State Fairgrounds, Palmer
Contact: Ella Embree

Christmas Bazaar-Scholastic Book Fair

Please join us for our Christmas Bazaar! There will be a variety of vendors with wonderful products to enjoy! We will also have a Scholastic Holiday Book Fair with books and stocking stuffers for ages Preschool - Middle School! There will be raffle items, multiple activities for children and yummy food for sale. Hope to see you there!

Date: December 1
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Saint John’s Orthodox Cathedral, 18936 Monastery Drive, Eagle River
Contact: Lynn Streff

Julie Matthews and MKaye Denkewalter Studio Sale

Julie Matthews and MKaye Denkewalter will have their studio sale on Saturday, December 1 and Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Matthews will have new works in clay, showing handmade pottery with new porcelain glazes and Denklewalter will have new works in jewelry, using wood in combination with steel and enameled steel.

Dates: December 1 and 8
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Julie Matthews Studio, 131 West Klatt Road, Anchorage
Contact: Julie Matthews

Little Fish Workshop’s Makers Market

The Winter Makers Market is where Alaska’s most talented artists and crafters will be setting up shop to sell their wares for a two day event. Complete - or start - your holiday shopping at this craft fair. Shop small and support local! Located at the Church of Love in beautiful Spenard. Black Cup Coffee and food trucks. Free admission and free parking.

Dates: December 1 and 2
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 3502 Spenard Road, Anchorage
Contact: Risha

Pacific Northern Academy - Maker’s Market

Dozens of vendors, handmade items and craft tables for kids! Vendor space still available.

Date: December 1
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 2511 Sentry Drive, Suite 100, Anchorage
Contact: Annie

Willow Holiday Studio Art Tour

Gifts galore! A wonderful selection of creations made of wood, glass, fiber and clay, along with awesome paintings and other art pieces, is awaiting you. Yes, it’s an enjoyable day of “social shopping” at Bonnie’s Borealis Glassworks, Karen Mattson Studio, Willow Creek Studio and WillowAK Pottery. Think artistic, high quality, special, wide price range. Ample parking, light snacks and lots of fun on this self-paced tour. Have a good time shopping and meeting the studio owners and their guest artists. A warm welcome to all!

Contact for details. There is a Willow Library fundraiser component to this event.

Date: December 1
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Four studios in Willow: Parks Highway Milepost 64.5, 66.5, 69.5 and Shirley Lake. Directions available at each studio.
Contact: Carol Goltz

Highland Academy PTSO Holiday Bazaar

Crafters and independent consultants will showcase and sell their goods and services. Come shop great gifts for friends and family, and maybe pick up a little something for yourself! 100% of food sales will go directly to the PTSO for family events/activities and to provide free breakfast for all students at the school.

Date: December 8
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 5530 East Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage
Contact: Brenda Bidwell

Seventh Annual Wonderfully Made Christmas Bazaar

The Wonderfully Made Christmas Bazaar is an annual city-wide event that celebrates the uniqueness of the local Alaskan artist community. The event features more than 100 vendors showcasing their handmade craft items from across the state. Enjoy lunch from the concession stand, gourmet coffee from the Mission Espresso Bar and live music while shopping for gifts, decor and holiday treats.

Date: December 8
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Cornerstone Church, 10431 Brayton Drive, Anchorage
Contact: Cornerstone Church

Winter Bazaar at College Gate Elementary

Vendors will be selling their products. Food will be for sale. A silent auction will be held.

Date: December 8
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 3101 Sunflower Street, Anchorage
Contact: Gretchen

Alternative Gift Market

All are welcome at First Presbyterian Church’s Alternative Gift Market. This market will provide an opportunity for you to find a solution to your gift-giving problem and celebrate the true spirit of the holidays with gifts that inspire change through humanitarian and environmental causes. Proceeds from gifts purchased from these organizations will benefit local and worldwide charities and sustainable economies in developing countries around the world. This market allows you to double the joy of gift-giving by purchasing gifts for loved ones and by bringing joy and relief to others who share our world. A soup lunch will be available to support the Downtown Soup Kitchen and Bean’s Cafe and the Presbyterian Women will have a Christmas bake sale.

Date: December 9
Time: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: 616 West 10th Avenue, Anchorage
Contact: Danna Larson
907 538-7313