CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least at holiday craft fairs throughout Cleveland.
So grab your purse and your most comfortable shoes, and get ready to shop — for yourself or your loved ones. Here’s a list of the East Side bazaars taking place this season.
Good news, they start Saturday!
Concordia Lutheran Church, 6705 Brecksville Road, Independence. Concordia’s Fall Bazaar. Wonderful little cafe, crafts, bake shop, many local artisans and vendors. Supervised free fall craft project for children while you shop. Tables ($25/ea) still available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. 216-524-2188 or concordialcms.biz.
Garfield Heights Civic Center, 5407 Turney Road, Garfield Heights. Garfield Heights Harvest Fest. Family friendly fall festival includes games, crafts, pumpkin sale, hayride, food, prize and gift basket raffles. Fundraiser for Garfield Heights Community Gardens Program. 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $1 each for activities and food. 216-475-1100 or garfieldhts.org.
North High School, 34041 Stevens Blvd., Eastlake. Craft Show. Crafters, vendors, 50/50 raffle, baked goods, concessions. Sponsored by Class of 2017 Parents to promote a Safe Sober After-Prom. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. $1. Judy 440-897-2421.
Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd St., Euclid. Shore Cultural Center Craft Show and New to You Sale. New and gently used rubber stamps, inks, punches, papers, mixed media, jewelry and other craft items at amazingly low prices. Shore Cultural Center Community Room (second floor in front of building) 461 East 222nd Street, Euclid. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. 216-289-8578 or shoreculturalcentre.com.
Solon United Methodist Church, 5540 SOM Center Road, Solon. Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Local crafters and artisans and their unique handiwork including home decor, seasonal, accessories, jewelry, wood crafts, fused glass, knits, quilts, homemade pies and gift items. Lunch concession available, and a drawing for four gift cards. Some tables still available, call 440-248-1573. All proceeds go to church missions and outreach. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday. $2 admission. 440-248-1573 or solonumc.org.
Sunday, Oct. 30
Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood. Fairmount Temple seventh annual Holiday Boutique. Clothing, jewelry, crafts and treats. Get all of your holiday shopping done in one fabulous morning. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 30. Free. (216) 464-5890 or https://facebook.com/events555-626-1230310/.
Montefiore, 1 David Myers Parkway, Beachwood. Fall Harvest Family Festival. Activities for all ages, including rides on the Euclid Beach Rocket Car, a bounce house, magician performances, craft project with our very own Montefiore residents, a commemorative tile decorating project, a balloon clown, animal shows along with a caricature artist, face painting and more. Ice cream, donuts, freshly-popped popcorn and apple cider. Dietary laws observed under the supervision of Cleveland Kosher. 1 p.m. Oct. 30. Free and open to the community. 216-910-2647 or http://montefiorecare.org/.
Friday, Nov. 4-Saturday, Nov. 5
Bainbridge Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road, Bainbridge. Holiday Boutique. Craft show, light lunch menu, bake sale and raffle. 4-8 p.m. Nov. 4; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5. Free. 216-397-0488 or bainbridgewomensclub.org.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3740 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights. Novemberfest. This is 43rd annual celebration of our Swedish heritage and includes the opportunity to purchase Swedish crafts and food, bake sale, a Swedish coffee house, a sale of attic treasures and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5. Event is free. Home cooked Swedish meal is $9 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under, and free for children 4 and under, served from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. 216-382-4545.
Highland Heights Community Center, 5827 Highland Road, Highland Heights. Green Vendor-Holiday Gift Sale. We invite you to shop with us for safer and more environmentally friendly alternatives to mass produced products for your holiday gift giving. Please invite a friend or more who share your passion. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5. Donations accepted. 440-646-9820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SS. Robert and William Catholic Church, 367 East 260th St., Euclid. Holly Berry Bazaar. Handmade crafts, homemade treats, vendors, Christmas raffle baskets and a free coffee/cookie station. Local authors will be present. A light lunch menu is offered. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 5. $1 donation. 216-731-1515 or srweuclid.cc.
Steele Mansion Inn Gathering Hub, 348 Mentor Ave., Painesville. Fall Craft Show. Join us at the beautifully restored Steele Mansion for a day of fun and shopping. Raffe, food, cash bar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5. $3 Admission. 4406397948 or steelemansion.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Highland Heights Community Center, 5827 Highland Road, Highland Heights. Herb, Craft and Bake Sale. The Highland Heights Garden Club is proud to offer organic herbs and crafts for holiday home decor and/or gifts, plus homemade baked goodies. Stop by the Highland Heights Community Center on Election Day. to launch the holiday season. 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8.
Friday, Nov. 11-Saturday, Nov. 12
St. Gabriel School, 9935 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord Township. St. Gabriel Christmas Craft Boutique. St. Gabriel School Parent Teacher Union is hosting its annual Christmas Craft Boutique! Door prizes, delicious food and amazing charity raffle baskets. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 11; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12. $5 for shoppers 13 and older. 440-354-7858 or http://st-gabrielschool.org/ptucraft-boutique-info.html.
Friday, Nov. 11-Sunday, Nov. 13
Heights Libraries at the Lee Road Branch, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights. Heights Libraries FRIENDS Mega Book Sale. FRIENDS Mega Book Sale during regular library hours. Nov. 11 — 13. Free. 2169323600 or http://events.heightslibrary.org/eventcalendar/?action=viewEventeventID=24285.
Saturday, Nov. 12
Come and See, 12969 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland. St. Anselm Women’s Guild Christmas Boutique. St. Anselm School, 13013 Chillicothe Rd. (Rt. 306) in Chesterland. Handcrafted and unusual items for your holiday shopping. Also snack bar, bake sale and prize raffle. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12. $1.00 admission. 216-832-5158 or stanselm.org.
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, 8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville. 26th annual Christmas Craft Fair. Christmas Craft Fair to benefit Cuyahoga Valley Career Centers Dental Assisting students. 100-plus quality tables featuring a variety of goods. Chinese raffle and snack bar. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12. $1 children 12 and under free. 440-746-8259 or cvccworks.edu.
Solon High School, 33600 Inwood Drive., Solon. Solon High School PTA Holiday Boutique. Over 80 vendors, crafters and artisans selling handmade jewelry, unique gifts, apparel and accessories, candles, bath and body care, and assorted baked goods and food options. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12. $2. 440-349-7757 ext. 5010 or shscraftfair.webs.com.
Saturday, Nov. 19
Church of the Western Reserve, 30500 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike. Holiday Bazaar. Over 40 vendors selling a wide variety of items: ladies’ accessories and clothes, jewelry, Tupperware, handmade greeting cards, hand knit items, food products, home organization items, handmade silk scarves, handmade dolls, fudge chocolates, embroidered quilts, purses, handmade wreaths and table decorations, products from Alpaca wool, Pampered Chef, Usborne books, serveware, stained glass, giftware, gift tags, journals, and much more. Attic Treasures ReSale Shoppe, bake sale, bazaar cafe with hot drinks and food. Nov. 19. $2. 440-442-2220 or churchofwesternreserve.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 22-Friday, Nov. 25
Chagrin Falls Township Hall, 83 N. Main St., Chagrin Falls. 2016 Holiday Traditions, Holly Hall Chagrin Falls Ornament. Township Hall, on historic Main Street, will be transformed into Holly Hall, featuring visits from Santa, cocoa and cookies, caroling, a festival of mini-trees for silent auction and horse-drawn carriage rides. Santa’s Shop is filled with delightful gifts, all under $6 — perfect for children who save their allowance and want to surprise a teacher, parents, neighbor, or grandparent. 4 p.m. Nov. 22; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 25. 440-247-1895 or yourhometownchagrinfalls.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 29-Wednesday, Nov. 30
Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus E55 Street Cafe, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills. Holiday Pottery Sale. Handmade bowls for Hunger and other ceramic pieces made by the Pottery Club members, will be for sale to support the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. They make wonderful holiday gifts. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Nov. 29-30. Free.
Thursday, Dec. 1
NOAH’S, 8200 Norton Parkway, Mentor. 5th Annual Women’s Winterfest Holiday Food Tasting Fundraiser. Proceeds benefit women and girls in need in Lake County. Mouthwatering food samplings from some of Lake County’s favorite restaurants, wine, a large Chinese Auction, door prizes, DJ and free manicures and mini-chair massages compliments of Brown Aveda Institute! 5:30-9 p.m. Dec. 1. $55 per person, must register in advance. 440-639-1100 or uwlc.org.
Slavic Village, Fleet Avenue, between East 57th and East 65th streets, Cleveland. Village HoliDazzle. Broadway-Slavic Village will celebrate the first holiday season of Fleet’s fresh streetscape, with brand new snowflakes to light the avenue and a festive Village Market holiday gift and food market. Village HOLIDAZZLE will offer Broadway-Slavic Village residents and visitors a place to buy unique maker and food items for the holiday season. The evening will also feature a tree and street lighting, kids’ activities, live music by the Good Knights, and a Potluck provided by the Fleet Stakeholders! 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1. Free. 216-429-1182 ext.107 or http://slavicvillage.org/events/village-holidazzle/.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Brunswick Art Works, Brunswick Recreation Center, 3637 Center Road (Ohio Rt. 303), Brunswick. 8th Annual Brunswick Kiwanis Club Christmas Craft Fair. 125 booths featuring fashion apparel, baked goods and home decor. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 3. Free. 216-570-8201 or northcoastpromo.com.
Sunday, Dec. 4
Wildwood Cultural Center, 7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor. Wildwood Holiday Display Craft Show. Throughout all three floors of the manor, more than 25 local fine artists and crafters will be selling unique holiday crafts including wreaths swags, ornaments, jewelry, baked goods and wood crafts. Wildwood Garden Club will sell live greenery, floral arrangements and centerpieces. Holiday music will be performed at 2 p.m. by the Wildwood Singers. Bring the kids to see the O-gauge Holiday train layout set up by local collectors and hobbyists. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4. $2. 440-974-5735 or cityofmentor.com.
Monday, Dec. 5
Wickliffe Public Library, 1713 Lincoln Road, Wickliffe. Adult Holiday Craft. Handmade ornaments are a long-standing tradition in many cultures, used to brighten the dark days of winter and to celebrate holidays. Join us to learn the beautiful art of Finnish paper stars, listen to holiday music and enjoy a hot drink and cookies. Registration is required. Call 440-944-6010 to register. 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Free. 440-944-6010 or wickliffepl.org.
Saturday, Dec. 10
VFW Post 1082, 343 Northfield Road, Bedford. VFW 1082 Ladies Auxiliary Craft Fair. Jewelry, baked goods, handmade crafts, home decor and much more! Come for the crafts and stay for lunch. Raffle drawings every hour!! 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 10. Free. Arlene216-906-2777.
Saturday, Dec. 10-Sunday, Dec. 11
Federated Church — Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls. 2016 Chagrin Falls Winter Avant-Garde Art Craft Show. A portion of proceeds will benefit the local non-profit, Cleveland Animal Protective League. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 11. $3, children under 12 are free. 440-227-8794 or avantgardeshows.com.