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Holiday Gift Guide

2019 Holiday Fairs and Bazaars

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

Polar Bazaar

Meet artists and designers, shop and explore the North through creative products and handmade items Nov. 29-30 at the Anchorage Museum. The Polar Bazaar is a refresh of the museum’s annual fall craft fair and features local creatives works, art, fashion, craft, recycled and upcycled items, contemporary design and more. Creative Copy, a new element, includes handmade prints, books, zines and other creative publications. The ReadAlaska Book Fair continues in the museum’s second-floor atrium. Free museum admission. https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/visit/calendar/details/?id=55165

Dates: November 29-30

Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street, Anchorage

Contact: 907-929-9263; museum@anchoragemuseum.org


Christmas Market Spectacular

Craft and sales vendors, kid shopping zone, food, coffee, Santa photos, gift wrapping, holiday performances and more!

Dates: November 29-30

Time: Friday, 12-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: The Arctic Rec Center, 4855 Arctic Blvd., Anchorage



2019 Holiday Bazaar

Over 10,000 square feet of crafts and food. We are indoors and will run every weekend from September to December. We offer many family friendly events each month.

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, November 30-December 15

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: O’Malley Castle Market, 1520 O’Malley Road, Anchorage

Contact: nvlbrat2@aol.com


Northern Lights Holiday Fair

Come join us for the Northern Lights Holiday Fair on November 30. This family-fun event will be held at Anchorage Christian Schools from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Featuring more than 75 local vendors, crafters, businesses and more! Shop for Christmas gifts and have them wrapped at our gift wrapping station while you grab a bite to eat from one of our food vendors. Bring the kids for face painting and selfies with Santa Claus and Olaf! Admission and parking are both free! http://www.facebook.com/northernlightsholidayfair

Date: November 30

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Anchorage Christian Schools, 6575 East Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage


Friends of Alaska CASA 23rd Annual Silent Quilt Auction

More than 175 quilts, from wall hangings to table runners to king size bed quilts, in traditional, children and holiday themes will be auctioned. All money raised at this annual event remains in Alaska to support abused and neglected youth in state custody and the volunteer CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) who generously donate their time advocating for these children. There will be something for everyone's taste and budget! Please come, get some Christmas shopping done, and support a great cause! We also have a queen-size raffle quilt, "Becky's Heaven," made by Becky Rudisill and machine quilted by Debra Carney. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at 3 p.m., and the winner does not need to be present to win! http://www.friendsofalaskacasa.org

Date: November 30

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

Location: University Center Mall, 3800 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage

Contact: 907-337-7990; DebbyHudson@gci.net



Southcentral Foundation’s 5th Annual ECAF Holiday Bazaar

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to get your holiday shopping done early. Featuring more than 30 local artists and vendors selling crafts, quilts, jewelry, aprons, ornaments, decorative items and one-of-a-kind gifts!

There will be great auction items as well. There is no entry fee to this event. Lunch is available for purchase. Don't forget to stop by the gift wrapping station on your way out.

All proceeds and donations to benefit the Employee and Community Assistance Fund (ECAF).

To reserve a space and for all other inquiries, contact the Employee and Community Assistance Fund at 907-729-6723 or scfecaf@southcentralfoundation.com.

Dates: December 5-6

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Nuka Learning and Wellness Center, 4085 Tudor Centre Drive, Anchorage

Contact: 907-729-5234; rlopez@southcentralfoundation.com


Community Covenant Church Christmas Bazaar

Join us for a Christmas Bazaar at Community Covenant Church Friday, December 6, 5-9 p.m., and Saturday, December 7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Proceeds from the booth fees will benefit mission and ministry at Community Covenant Church. https://www.facebook.com/events/2389981897941179/

Dates: December 6-7

Time: Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Community Covenant Church, 16123 Artillery Road, Eagle River

Contact: 907-696-5229; info@communitycovenant.net


Seward Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

Seward Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, Alaskan crafts and holiday ideas in Seward, Alaska. Join us for live music, Santa, fun and food.

Dozens of vendors with holiday gift ideas, bring the family, have a great time and get all those last-minute gifts you need.

Dates: December 6-7

Time: Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Alaska Railroad cruise ship terminal, 913 Port Avenue, Seward

Contact: 907-491-0835; adam@bauerhaus.ws


Christ Church Christmas Bazaar

Our bazaar features handmade Christmas gifts and Christmas decor. Come and see the vast array of unique treasures for your home and your Christmas celebration.

Date: December 7

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

Location: Christ Church Episcopal, 5101 O’Malley Road, Anchorage

Contact: 907-350-4157; gailloken@hotmail.com


2019 Lake Otis Elementary Annual Craft Fair

Homemade crafts, artwork, crafts for kids, photography, woodworking, homemade snacks, direct consultants and much, much, more.

Interested vendors email lakeotispta@gmail.com.

Date: December 7

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Lake Otis Elementary, 3331 Lake Otis Pkwy, Anchorage


CIRI 6th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar

Cook Inlet Region, Incorporated (CIRI) is showcasing handmade Alaska Native and Indian arts and crafts at its Sixth Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar on Saturday, December 7. The event is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located at the Fireweed Business Center at 725 East Fireweed Lane. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will host approximately 60 artists selling a wide range of unique and gorgeous handmade items, such as hand-woven baskets, mukluks, kuspuks, ivory carvings, beadwork, jewelry and more!

A silent auction will also be held to benefit Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s (CITC) Gift Basket program! The Christmas Basket program provides gift cards to low-income families to purchase holiday presents for their children ­­­and hosts a family holiday celebration featuring cultural activities, games, crafts, refreshments and even photos with Santa!

Please contact CIRI if you have any questions or would like to donate to the silent auction! Save the date for this fabulous one-day event of the season!

The location features a coffee shop, ATM, vending machine, security and convenient midtown location!

Date: December 7

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Fireweed Business Center, 725 East Fireweed Lane, Anchorage

Contact: 907-274-8638; faxmain@ciri.com


Trinity Lutheran Church Annual Christmas Bazaar

Handcrafted gifts and food items.

Date: December 7

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 10355 Palmer Wasilla Highway, Mile 2.2, Palmer

Contact: 907-745-0726


Noel Bazaar & Bake Sale

Get those last-minute gifts at our Noel Bazaar on Saturday, December 7, 2019! Shop more than 55 fabulous vendors, browse oodles of holiday booths, enjoy caroling, a bake sale and many door prizes! Take in the Quilt, Fabric, Yarn and Gift Shop Sale. Enjoy breakfast or lunch in the Arctic Rose Cafe. Free parking, free admission and gift wrapping available (donations welcome). Surprises around every corner! Call 907-770-2009 or email programs@anchorageseniorcenter.org for details. https://www.facebook.com/events/532088674203203/

Date: December 7

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Anchorage Senior Activity Center, 1300 East 19th Avenue, Anchorage

Contact: 907-770-2009; programs@anchorageseniorcenter.org


Christkindlmarkt Alaska

Frohe Weihnachten! Immerse yourself in the holiday culture of German-speaking countries at our German-style Christmas market! Meet St. Nikolaus and Krampus while perusing unique artisan handcrafts, pet live reindeer and enjoy delightful food and drink. Hope to see you there! http://facebook.com/AKChristkindlmarkt/

Date: December 7

Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Rilke Schule German School of Arts & Sciences, 1846 East 64th Avenue, Anchorage


Holiday Makers Bazaar

Holiday shopping, coffee, food, games, crafts and more!

Date: December 7

Time: 12-6 p.m.

Location: The Arctic Rec Center, 4855 Arctic Blvd., Anchorage


Holiday Craft Show at The Dimond Center

Shop the best Alaska crafts and gifts at the Holiday Craft Show at the Dimond Center — in the new section of the mall, on the west end — admission is free. Shop for amazing holiday crafts and gifts, confections and chocolates, all at Dimond Center — jewelry, native crafts, artworks, metal artisans, apparel, custom t-shirts on the spot — the selection is amazing! The perfect gift is there for you to find. Shop the Holiday Craft Show at the Dimond Center, Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8. Details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CraftShowatTheCenter/. Sponsored by Magic 98.9 FM.

Dates: December 7-8

Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday, 12-7 p.m.

Location: Dimond Center, 800 East Dimond Blvd., Anchorage

Contact: 907-345-5188; spotonmarketing@gci.net


Homer Nutcracker Faire

Join Homer Council on the Arts for the annual Nutcracker Faire, showcasing 100+ artisans featuring the Kenai Peninsula's finest locally-made arts and crafts, wonderful food and celebratory music! http://www.homerart.org/calendar/2019/12/7/nutcracker-faire

Dates: December 7-8

Time: Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-6 p.m.

Location: Homer High School, 600 East Fairview Avenue, Homer

Contact: 907-235-4288; office@homerart.org


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 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 and the Presbyterian Women will have a Christmas bake sale. http://www.firstpresanchorage.org

Date: December 8

Time: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 616 West 10th Avenue, Anchorage

Contact: 907-538-7313; dllsitka@gmail.com


Winter Craft Faire

Join Anchorage Waldorf School for its annual craft fair. Booths feature handmade arts and crafts including woodworking, felting and fiber arts, painting, artisan foods and more. Musical performances throughout the day. Take a tour of the school and learn more about Waldorf education. Bring the kids; free children's activities.

Date: December 14

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Anchorage Waldorf School, 3250 Baxter Road, Anchorage

Contact: 907-333-9062; outreach@waldorfak.org


Highland Academy Charter School 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. https://www.phoenixes.org/bazaar

Date: December 14

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Highland Academy Charter School, 5530 East Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage

Contact: 907-742-1700; hacsptso@gmail.com


2019 Wonderfully Made Christmas Bazaar

The Wonderfully Made Christmas Bazaar is an annual city-wide event held at Cornerstone Church that celebrates the uniqueness of the local Alaskan artist community. The event features 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. Admission and parking are both free! http://www.akcornerstone.org/ministries/wonderfully-made-christmas-bazaar/

Date: December 14

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Cornerstone Church, 10431 Brayton Drive, Anchorage


12th Annual Christmas Village

Christmas Village is one of the newest holiday shows in Alaska. Be a part of the biggest shopping day of the year. Christmas Village is the perfect time to sell all of those wanted last minute gifts. Be ready to sell — and buy! Christmas Village allows both Alaskan-made and imported items to be sold at the show. https://anchoragemarkets.com/christmas-village-anchorage/

Date: December 14

Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Dena’ina Center, 600 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage

Contact: 907-272-5634; mike@anchoragemarkets.com


The Maker’s Market hosted by Little Fish Workshop

The Little Fish Workshop Maker’s Market is a curated market of all things local and handmade! Support local artists this holiday season from the best this community has to offer! Free parking, free admission, free coffee and food trucks! 50 vendors spread out over two floors. Check out the event page on Facebook. Visit our Instagram: littlefishworkshop.

Dates: December 14-15

Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Atwood Center at Alaska Pacific University, 4455 University Drive, Anchorage

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