Holiday shopping goes local with many craft fairs and holiday bazaars that take place during the November and December months. Peterson Lexus is excited to be at the Boise Christmas Show this year. There will be thousands of unique gifts, over 300 vendors and a special guests: Santa and Mrs. Claus. Come by and say “Hi” to us December 2-4 at Expo Idaho.
Here is a quick holiday bazaars reference guide thanks to the Idaho Statesman:
Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Annual Bazaar: Homemade crafts, retail vendors, local artists, baked goods, drawing items, lunch. Many returning crafters/vendors. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 20, 7025 Overland Road, Boise (behind Eddie’s Restaurant). Information: Helen Jones at 887-9769.
St. Mark’s CCW Noel Boutique: Handcrafted toys, jewelry, collectibles and baked goods. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 19; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 20, St. Mark’s Catholic Community, 7960 W. Northview, Boise. Information: Faith Ann Swayne at 373-2971.
Annual Assistance League of Boise Mistletoe House: Lights, trees; some Dept. 56, North Pole and Christmas in the City; yard ornaments; holiday and shabby chic holiday sweaters; more. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 25; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26, 5825 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Information: 377-4327, assistanceleague.org/boise.
Wildflower Country Christmas: Handmade items, folk art, artisan barn wood birdhouses, Idaho Images Christmas cards, antiques, upcycled furnishings, more. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25-26; 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 27, 6848 Melba Road, Melba. Information: 880-8993, email@example.com. (Continues Fridays-Sundays, through Dec. 23; see additional listings.)
Indie Holiday Bazaar: Products by independent local artisans, handmade jewelry and hair accessories, upcycled clothing and scarves, blown glass, gems, handmade soap, healing herbal salves, more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 26, 2514 N. 24th St., Boise. Information: Carissa at 343-4637.
Meridian City Hall Christmas Bazaar: Home and yard decor, jewelry and accessories, knits and wearables, wood and glass work, bath and body items, kitchen linens, arts, books and cards, floral and wreaths, birdhouses, more. Consider bringing cash or check as not all vendors can accept cards. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1, 33 E. Broadway Ave., Meridian. Information: Shelly Houston at 489-0531; meridiancity.org/christmas.
ArtZone 208 Holiday Bazaar: Gifts handcrafted by local artists and artisans, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3, 3113 N. Cole Road (corner of Cole and Ustick, next to the library), Boise. Information: Deb at 322-9464.
St. Mary’s Holiday Market: More than 25 local vendors, kids crafting corner, tacos and baked goods. Noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 2; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3, 2620 W. State St., Boise. Information: find it on Facebook.
Wildflower Country Christmas: Handmade items, folk art, artisan barn wood birdhouses, Idaho Images Christmas cards, antiques, upcycled furnishings, more. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3; 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4, 6848 Melba Road, Melba. Information: 880-8993, firstname.lastname@example.org. (Continues Fridays-Sundays, through Dec. 23; see additional listings.)
Bruneau Silver Tea and Bazaar: Specialty is cookies-by-the-pound. Samples available at the tea table. 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3, 28586 Hyde St., Bruneau. Information: Judy Erwin at 548-2270.
Christmas Bazaar: Handmade wooden toys, jewelry, table runners, Christmas cards, homemade jelly, cookies, fudge, breads, sticky buns, quilt raffle. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3, St. James Episcopal Church, 315 N. 3rd E. St., Mountain Home. Information: Susan Walker at 587-7934.
Christmas Bazaar at Shoreline Plaza: Homemade crafts, doggie treats, healing creams, knitted dolls, Christmas decorations, stocking stuffers, candles, wreaths, centerpieces, paintings, more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 675 S. 13th St., Boise. Information: Sandy Davis at 971-7197; or find it on Facebook.
North Elementary Christmas Bazaar: More than 65 vendors with a large variety of items. Sloppy Joes, hot dogs, sloppy dogs, pies, coffee and sodas available. Proceeds benefit local needy families. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3, 290 E. 12 N., Mountain Home. Information: Gail Banner at 587-7301.
North End Artisans Market: Handmade gifts by local artisans. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3, 690 Robbins Road, Boise. Information: Debbie Weisel at 789-5953; northendartisans.wixsite.com/mysite.
Hip Holiday Craft Market: A juried craft fair featuring unique products, innovative goods and fine craftsmanship. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3, Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 2nd St. S., Nampa. Information: Chloe Hanson at 467-5533; flyingmcoffee.com/events.
Kay Frannie’s Country Crafts: Quilts, table runners, wall-hangings, home decor, aprons, horseshoe art (flowers, crosses, wine racks, dogs, owls, more), free refreshments. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3, 3874 Rushmore Way (off South Cloverdale between Victory and Amity), Boise. Information: Kay Eason at 407-3396.
Owyhee County Museum Christmas Bazaar and Tree Sale: Homemade pies, arts and crafts, baked goods, silent auction. Also, a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Sale (prices from $10 to $20) with proceeds to benefit the Owyhee County Historical Museum and Library. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3, 17085 Basey St., Murphy. Information: Amy Johnson at 495-2319; owyheemuseum.org.
SilverCrest I Christmaas Bazaar: Decorations, gifts, crafts, jewelry and bake sale. Coffee, doughnuts and homemade cinnamon rolls available. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 1907 W. Flamingo Ave., Nampa. Information: Sandy Oswald at 697-3670.
Sons of Norway Grondal Lodge Holiday Bazaar: Bake sale with lefse, krumkake, Scandinavian cookies, raffle, traditional Norwegian crafts including rosemaling, RuneScape jewelry, handmade table linens, aprons, Christmas cards, note cards. Lunch and snacks: Norwegian yellow pea soup and open-faced sandwiches, homemade German sausage, desserts, beverages. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3, at the King of Glory Lutheran Church, 3430 N. Maple Grove Road, Boise.
Women’s Fellowship of First Congregational UCC of Mountain Home Christmas Bazaar: Homemade candy, breads, baked goods, handmade crafts, needlework, gift items, raffle. Homemade pies with coffee and tea in Horner’s Corner. 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 3, 515 E. 15th N., Mountain Home. Information: Jennifer Anderson at 587-4969; mhfccucc.org.
Saint Alphonsus 12th annual Arts and Craft Bazaar: Arts and crafts made by Saint Alphonsus employees and volunteers. A portion of the proceeds will go to fund the Employee Emergency Assistance Fund. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5, McCleary Auditorium (main entrance), 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise. Information: Reba Allison at 367-3960.
BrookeView 55+ Community annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale: Homemade candy, fudge, cookies, cakes and breads, handmade greeting cards, crafts, Christmas decor. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features chili or beef and barley soup, roll, pumpkin pie and coffee for $6. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9-10, 421 S. Curtis Road, Homesite 317, Boise. Information: brooke-view.com.
Star Christmas Bazaar: More than 60 vendors, food, crafts and businesses. Noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 9; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10, 174 N. Star Road, Star. Information: Larry Osborn at 918-273-8847; staridahochamber.com.
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Wildflower Country Christmas: Handmade items, folk art, artisan barn wood birdhouses, Idaho Images Christmas cards, antiques, upcycled furnishings, more. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 23, 6848 Melba Road, Melba. Information: 880-8993, email@example.com.