Holiday Craft Fairs in Raleigh, Durham & Other Triangle Towns
Knightdale Holiday Fair
Nov. 1 – Local vendors showcase holiday gifts for sale. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Knightdale Recreation Center, 102 Lawson Ridge Rd., Knightdale. 919-217-2232. knightdalenc.gov.
St. Andrew the Apostle Holiday Craft Fair
Nov. 1 – Shop for holiday crafts and more. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 3008 Old Raleigh Rd., Apex. saintandrew.org.
A Shopping SPREE! Presented by the Junior League of Raleigh
Nov. 1-2 – Shop for jewelry and accessories, clothing for men, women and children, and home and holiday decor. Proceeds from SPREE! benefit the Junior League of Raleigh and its programs. $10 advance tickets, $12 at the door. Free for ages 12 and younger. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 1; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2. Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. ashoppingspree.org.
Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Art and Gift Show
Nov. 6-8 – This annual Raleigh event features ornaments, gourmet foods and holiday and home decor. Free. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 6-7; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8. Quail Hollow Swim Club, 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh. visionsofsugarplumsraleigh.com.
Bethesda Christian Academy Shop Til You Drop Community Vendor Market
Nov. 8 – Enjoy more than 30 vendors, live entertainment, a raffle, food trucks and an outdoor kids’ zone. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bethesda Christian Academy, 1914 S. Miami Blvd., Durham. 919-598-0190. bcacrusaders.org.
Christmas Shopping Spree
Nov. 8 – Purchase holiday gifts from vendors selling American Girl doll clothes, jewelry, handmade soaps, home decor, stocking stuffers and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Genesis UMC, 850 High House Rd., Cary. genesis-umc.org.
TPPK Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair
Nov. 8 – Shop for holiday items from more than 40 vendors. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Triangle Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten, 5001 Tudor Place, Durham. 919-544-2872. tppk.org.
White Street Holiday Market
Nov. 8 – Shop over 75 vendors, enjoy hot cider and see a pottery demonstration. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., Historic Downtown Wake Forest. 919-570-0087. thecottoncompany.net.
Holiday Vendor Fair and Bake Sale
Nov. 13-14 – Holiday gifts and giveaways highlight this annual fair. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Salem Baptist Preschool, Fellowship Hall, 1205 Salem Church Rd., Apex. www.salem-bc.org/preschool.
Winterwoods Holiday Shoppe
Nov. 14-15 – More than 40 vendors showcase holiday decorations, jewelry, clothes, toys, food specialties, household accents and more. Free. 5-9 p.m. Nov. 14; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15. Woods Charter School, 160 Woodland Grove Ln., Chapel Hill. woodscharter.org.
Southwest Elementary School PTA’s Craftacular Craft and Vendor Fair
Nov. 15 – Enjoy holiday gift shopping, food trucks, a raffle and more. Free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Southwest Elementary School, 2320 Cook Rd., Durham. swepta.weebly.com/craft-fair.html.
Wakefield High School's Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair
Nov. 15 – Shop 185 vendors offering handmade arts and crafts, gifts, jewelry, fresh-cut wreaths, garland and Christmas trees. Also enjoy a bake sale, basket raffle and food court. $5. Receive $1 off admission with canned/nonperishable food donation. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr., Raleigh. wakefieldhsptsa.org.
Durham Art Walk Holiday Market
Nov. 22-23 – More than 200 artists sell, exhibit and create art in multiple downtown locations, within easy walking distance of the Durham Arts Council. Enjoy music, food, family activities, as well as the DAC's 60th Anniversary Open House. Free.10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Nov. 22; 1-5 p.m. Nov. 23.Get a map and start the tour at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. durhamarts.org.
Cedar Creek Gallery Holiday Open House
Nov. 22-23 – Take the family for holiday treats, festive music and ornament shopping. Santa visits from noon-3 p.m. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cedar Creek Gallery, 1150 Fleming Rd., Creedmoor. 919-528-1041. cedarcreekgallery.com.
Christmas Carousel Holiday Festival
Nov. 28-30 – Shop for arts, crafts and holiday gifts from more than 250 vendors. $8 adults, $4 ages 6-12. Free for ages 5 and younger. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 28; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 29; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30. Jim Graham Building, N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. christmascarousel.com.
Holiday Handmade Pop-Up Market
Nov. 29 – Local artist vendors sell pottery, jewelry, terrariums, pencil skirts, cards and knitted items. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Perch Studios, 204 W. Main St., 2nd Floor, Carrboro. perchstudios.net.
Carolina Designer Craftsmen Crafts Show and Marketplace
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 – More than 100 artists from across the Southeast showcase their works in pottery, jewelry and more. See demonstrations in glass and woodworking and enjoy live music. $7. Free for ages 12 and younger. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 29; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1. N.C. State Fairgrounds Exposition Center, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. carolinadesignercraftsmen.com.
Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe
Dec. 4-6 – Shop for holiday gifts from more than 100 vendors. Free. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 5; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6. Cary Academy, 1500 North Harrison Ave., Cary. 919-228-4653. www.caryacademy.org/page.cfm?p=6601.
Blues Notes Holiday Boutique
Dec. 6 – Enjoy holiday shopping with a variety of vendors. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Salem Middle School, 6150 Old Jenks Rd., Apex. salemmiddleschool.weebly.com.
Christmas Holiday Shoppe at St. Thomas More School
Dec. 6 – Shop with talented artisans and crafters and enjoy a bake sale and holiday music. The Reindeer Cafe serves a hot lunch. Proceeds benefit the school and its educational programs. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friends and Family Hall at St. Thomas More Church, 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill. stmhsa.org/events.
Elf Holiday Craft Fair
Dec. 6 – Shop for holiday arts and crafts from more than 35 artisans. A kids’ zone will feature hands-on art projects and classic holiday films. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-929-2787. artscenterlive.org/event/exhibition/2828.
Morrisville Holiday Craft Fair
Dec. 6 – Enjoy crafts from local vendors and a visit with Santa. Free. Noon-2 p.m. Cedar Fork Community Center, 1050 Town Hall Dr., Morrisville. 919-463-7100. www.ci.morrisville.nc.us.
Scandinavian Christmas Fair
Dec. 6 – Celebrate the traditions of Scandinavia through unique crafts, gifts, live performances, cuisine and more. $7 adults. Free for ages 12 and younger. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Holshouser Building, N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. scanfair.org.
St. Nicholas Christmas Market
Dec. 6 – Enjoy this festival of food, gifts, decorative items from around the world, an exhibit on the life of St. Nicholas, music from the Little German Band and more. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saints Cyril and Methodius Parish, 2510 Piney Plains Rd., Cary. 919-851-9266. facebook.com/SaintNicholasMarket.
Boylan Heights ArtWalk
Dec. 7 – More than 100 artists and craftspeople sell a wide range of glasswork, woodwork, textiles and clothing, ceramics, drawings, photography and painting from the neighborhood’s porches, yards and sidewalks. Food will be available throughout the day. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Boylan Heights, downtown Raleigh, artwalk.boylanheights.org.
The Durham Patchwork Holiday Market
Dec. 20 – Shop a diverse selection of high quality and original goods from crafters and vintage vendors. Both will be located in Fullsteam and Motorco on Riggsbee Avenue in Durham. Presented by Grimm Vintage. Free. Noon-4 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/TheDurhamPatchworkMiniMarket.
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