Holiday Shopping guide: Holiday Bazaars are as local as shopping gets


local craft fairsThursday, Friday and Saturday, December 5-7


City of Olympia studio open house and ceramic holiday sale featuring local artists. 11-6, 10-6, 10-4 at the Olympia Center, room 207


Saturday, December 7


Olympia Waldorf School’s Winter Faire, 11am-3pm.

Promising magical activities for the whole family. 8126 Normandy Street SE.


Hawks Holiday Happening Gift & Craft Fair, 9am-4pm.

Hundreds of vendors selling everything from Avon to freeze dried foods, felted ornaments, crochet badge holders, gourmet hot dogs, Betty boop sand dollars…the list goes on and on and on. River Ridge High School Gym.


Saturday and Sunday, December 7th & 8th


The 30th annual Olympia Weavers’ Guild Show & Sale, 10am-6pm on Sat/10am-4pm on Sunday.

Come early for best selections: these are one-of-a-kind handmade items crafted by our members. North Olympia Fire Station #7, 5046 Boston Harbor.


POWER (Parents Organizing for Welfare & Economic Rights), 10am-6pm both days.

Support a progressive organization and artistically inclined radical parents amidst a backdrop of music, food, and handmade goods!


Saturday, December 14


DUCK THE MALLS, 11th Annual Arts and Crafts Sale, 11am-6pm.

An awesome local craft fair taking place inside the Historic Capitol Theater. The sale was created to support local and independent artisans and artists in the South Sound and visual art programming at the Olympia Film Society. Duck the Malls has become a holiday tradition and draws a huge part of our community members wanting another great opportunity to shop locally, creatively, and alternatively for the holidays and support true craftsmanship!


Seven Oaks Elementary School Holiday Bazaar, 9am-5pm.

This is a great event for all those holiday needs. Baked goods (school fundraiser), makeup, wooden engraved items, candles, food, jewelry, blankets, decorations, home improvement and decorating, face painting, chalk boards, wooden signs, animal lover items, fresh herbs, walking sticks and so much more. Free admission, free parking, free book for every child, free random door prizes, free activities for kids. 1800 Seven Oaks Rd SE, Lacey


Sunday, December 15th


Northern Craft Fare, Noon-5pm.

Once again, Northern is providing you, the consumer, with a “hyperlocal” shopping opportunity. It’s a win-win, as the vendor’s table fees support Northern & the Olympia All Ages Project. Find gems from Community Print, Kitschlandia, Roseroot Herbes (an Olympia-based Community Supported Apothecary), Crocheted/knit suspenders in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes, and that’s just the beginning. ◙

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