Contemporary Crafts Shows and Holiday Bazaars – Now through Dec 24th!

The Philadelphia Art Museum Contemporary Craft Show opens on Thursday, November 9th and continues through the weekend, closing on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA; featuring 195 contemporary craft artists from 31 states who’ve been selected to participate in the 41st Annual Craft Show.

The first holiday bazaar in the Upper Perk Valley is being held this Saturday, November 11th at Hereford Elementary School (1043 Gravel Pike, Hereford, PA) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Take yourself on the free, self-guided, Hidden Treasure Studio Tour and Sale, held from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on November 11 and 12, 2017, in Allentown, Bethlehem, Center Valley and Zionsville, PA.

This year marks our 23rd year of the Hidden Treasures tour.  As always, you will find your favorite artists with their latest creations along with exciting additions from our new artists. We invite you to join us for this unique shopping experience where you travel to various artist studios and buy directly from the artisans who created the items themselves.  Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, talk to the artists and learn how their pieces are created. You set the pace, visit all of the studios or just the ones that interest you most.

Palm Schwenkfelder Church (833 Gravel Road, Palm, PA) hosts their annual Ladies’ Aid Holiday Bazaar the following week on Saturday, November 18th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Home baked goods and homemade soup, along with other food and drink, will be for sale at the bazaar.

And just down the road on the same Saturday, November 18th, you can check out the juried arts and crafts show at North Penn High School, 1340 S Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA, between 9:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m. The North Penn Holiday Craft Fair started in 1987 and includes over 95 artists and feature fine and unusual pottery, jewelry, fiber, dried flowers, fraktur, tinware, baskets, folk art, theorem, quilts, appliqués, furniture, painted scissor cuttings, ceramics, scherenschnitte, embroidery, children’s clothing, dolls, rug weaving, decoys, calligraphy, leather, band boxes, iron work, toys, wood carvings, wooden spoons, and much more. You can also purchase lunch at the show.

If you can’t wait until Thanksgiving weekend, you can walk through the Christmas Village at Love Park in Philadelphia (1500 Arch Street), across from City Hall, during the “sneak preview” weekend on Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th, 2017. The Village does its best to recreate the look and feel of German Christmas Markets, with over 80 wooden booths and food and mugs of gluhwein (hot mulled wine) for sale. There is no admission charge any day of the week, and starting on November 23rd the Christmas Village will be open seven days a week through December 24, 2017.

The 25th Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem begins on Friday, November 17th and runs weekends (Thursday through Sunday) until December 23rd. The four heated tents that hold over 150 artisan booths, food and drink stands, Käthe Wohlfarht (offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and collectibles from Germany), live Christmas music, and more, are set up by the SteelStacks on the South Side (101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA). Tickets and season passes may be purchased online.  The artisan merchants rotate over the length of Christkindlmarkt. You can also see ice carving and glassblowing demonstrations, and even make your own blown glass ornaments!

The Boyertown Area Historical Society’s annual Der Belsnickel juried craft show is, as always, the weekend after Thanksgiving; Friday and Saturday, November 24 (11 a.m – 6 p.m.) and 25 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.), 2017. The Historical Society is very strict, requiring of the artisans that 90% of the craft must be made by the participant.  

The Marlborough Elementary School Craft Fair (1450 Gravel Pike, Green Lane, PA) is scheduled for Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Green Lane (3105 Main Street) hosts their annual Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.



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