Savor the Season at Winter Holiday Craft Fairs

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St. Andrew the Apostle Holiday Craft Fair
Nov. 2 – Shop for craft items and other holiday gifts. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 3008 Old Raleigh Rd., Apex.

39th Annual Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Art and Gift Show
Nov. 7-9 – Shop for gifts, ornaments, gourmet foods, holiday and home decor. Free. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 7-8; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9. Quail Hollow Swim Club, 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh.

Bethesda Christian Academy Shop ’Til You Drop Extravaganza
Nov. 8-9 – Shop for gifts from more than 30 vendors and enjoy live entertainment, raffles and food trucks. Proceeds fund school upgrades. Free. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9. Bethesda Christian Academy, 1914 S. Miami Blvd., Durham.

Soapstone Preschool Sugar Plum Fair and Silent Auction
Nov. 13-14 – This fundraiser features more than 50 vendors and a silent auction with specialty items from local businesses. Santa visits Nov. 13, 6-9 p.m. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 14. Soapstone Preschool UMC, 12837 Norwood Rd., Raleigh.

Blue Notes Holiday Boutique
Nov. 16 – Shop for holiday gifts from crafts and vendors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Salem Middle School, 6150 Old Jenks Rd., Apex.

Emerson Waldorf Holiday Faire
Nov. 23 – Celebrate fall by dipping a candle, making a jump rope or enjoying a puppet show or horse-drawn wagon ride. Music, crafts, food, and fun for all ages. Free parking and shuttle bus at Eubanks Road Park and Ride Lot. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Emerson Waldorf School, 6211 New Jericho Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-967-1858.

Hanukkah Festival
Nov. 24 – Enjoy holiday shopping, homemade latkes, games and activities. Free. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Levin JCC, 1937 W. Cornwallis Rd., Durham.

Christmas Carousel Holiday Festival
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 – Shop for arts, crafts and holiday gifts from more than 250 exhibitors. $8 adults, $4 ages 6-12. Free for ages 5 and younger. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 29-30; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1. Jim Graham Building, N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh.

Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe
Dec. 5-7 – This annual fair showcases holiday gift ideas from more than 100 vendors. Free. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7. Cary Academy, 1500 North Harrison Ave., Cary. 919-228-4653.

Candy Cane Craft Bazaar at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School
Dec. 6-8Shop for homemade jewelry, holiday decorations, personalized gifts and more. Free. 2-6 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 7 (Santa visits from noon to 3 p.m.); 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8. St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School, 520 W. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. 919-570-0070.

Christmas Holiday Shoppe at St. Thomas More School
Dec. 7 – Enjoy one-stop shopping with 60 talented artisans and crafters. The event also features a raffle, live music, bake sale and visit from Santa Claus. The Reindeer Cafe serves a hot lunch and the Candy Cane Coffee Bar will also be open. All 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.

Elf Holiday Craft Fair
Dec. 7 – 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.

Scandinavian Christmas Fair
Dec. 7 – 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.

Boylan Heights ArtWalk
Dec. 8 – More than 100 artists and craftspeople sell a wide range of glasswork, woodwork, textiles, ceramics, photography and more from the neighborhood’s porches, yards and sidewalks. Food will be available throughout the day. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Boylan Heights, downtown Raleigh.

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