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CWL Christmas Bazaar kicks off a season of craft shows and church bazaars (7 photos)

Craft shows and Christmas Bazaars offer plenty of fun for bargain hunters.

The Catholic Women’s League of Holy Martyrs of Japan Catholic Church in Bradford hosted their annual Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 2 and 3 – two days of fundraising, bargains and treasures, held in the Parish Hall.

Shoppers could hunt for treasures at the white elephant and jewellery tables, pick up Christmas cards and religious items, browse for gently-used books, purchase beautifully wrapped and thoughtfully put together gift baskets, and stock up on hand-knitting, home-baking, and preserves.

Saturday also offered a lunchroom – all part of a tradition launching the “wonder and splendour” of the Christmas season.

Coming up:

St. Peter’s Anglican Church Christmas Bazaar. St Peter’s Anglican Church in Churchill, Innisfil, holds its Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch Room, Bake Table, crafts, toonie table and more. For information, call 705-436-9769.

Bradford United Church Christmas Bazaar. On Saturday, November 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bradford United Church Women will be hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar at the Church, 66 Barrie Street in Bradford. Interested vendors please call 905 775 7268.The bazaar features local artisans, giant bake sale, a silent auction, and a homemade lunch with a choice of soup for only $12. Come out and do some early Christmas shopping!

Artisan Show at the Tec-We-Gwill Women’s Institute Hall in Newton Robinson, Line 10 BWG and County Rd. 27, on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At least 12 artists and artisans from the Newton Robinson-Bond Head area – including Denis Bolohan, Bruce Chambers and Meade Helman - will display and sell their work at the Newton Robinson Hall. Cash or cheque only please. The Tec-We-Gwill Women’s institute will have home baking, food and drinks available for purchase; there will also be a children’s gift table, and Children’s Activity Table. Free admission.

Churchill United Church Christmas Tea, Craft and Bake Sale. Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Churchill United Church, located at 6306 Yonge St. in Innisfil, hosts a Christmas Tea, Craft and Bake sale. Great crafts, huge bake table, and a tasty lunch. Donate new socks or mitts for a ballot on a draw for a great gift basket. All welcome. For more information, contact Vicky at 705-456-1562.

St. Angela Merici Annual Christmas Bazaar. The second annual Christmas Bazaar takes place Fri., Nov. 22 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Angela Merici Catholic Elementary School in Bradford. Entrance is $2, or a non-perishable foot item for the Helping Hand Food Bank. Vendor space available on a first-come, first served basis. Contact the school.

Winter Craft Fair. The Third Annual Festive Winter Craft Fair takes place at Bradford District High School on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Discover a spectacular mix of crafters offering a great range of unique and hand-made items. Admission is free. Vendors interested in a booth should contact Dan Boucher at 416-577-1455, or email countryeventsgroup@gmail.com. BDHS is located at 70 Professor Day Drive in Bradford.

Bradford Valley Community Care Christmas Bazaar. The Bazaar takes place Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with over 25 vendors signed up for the event at Bradford Valley, 2656 Line 6 in Bradford. Table rental fees go to the residents’ council, to help pay for items, activities and outings as chosen by the residents of Bradford Valley. Crafts, Arts, Health Produces, Baking and household items. Free parking.

Bond Head Lions 5th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Sale. The Bond Head Lions host another Christmas Arts and Crafts Sale at the Bond Head Community Hall on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 50 tables, featuring unique items that include decorations baking, knitting, jewellery, turned wood, glassware, paintings, pottery, quilting and much more. Admission is free. Food will be available.