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Sweaters, sweets and Santas abound at holiday bazaars

Knitters, bakers and crafters have been working around-the-clock the past few months preparing for annual fall bazaars in Whatcom County. Here’s a list you can take with you as you shop for unique and handmade holiday gifts. Many of these nonprofits give back to the community as well. Events are in Bellingham unless noted.

Hope in Christ Church Annual Craft Fair and Bazaar

Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hope in Christ Church, 710 E. Sunset Drive; 360-733-6177.


St. James Presbyterian Arts and Crafts Faire

Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saint James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St.

360-733-1325

Proceeds benefits local charities serving women and children.


Bellingham Emblem Club 489 Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bellingham Elks Lodge, no.194, 710 Samish Way

360-733-6432

Soldiers’ Angels will offer items that help men and women in the Armed Forces as well nonprofits, such as Ornaments for Orphans, whose sales help those less fortunate. Emblem’s profits benefit local charities and local scholarship.


Hillcrest Chapel Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hillcrest Chapel, 1400 Larrabee Ave.


Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale

Thursday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7

Lynden Community Center, Lynden, 401 Grover St.

360-354-4501

$5 lunch available 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Proceeds benefit senior programs and nutrition at the center.


Living Hope Fellowship Christmas Bazaar

Friday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8

Living Hope Fellowship, 824 W. Smith Road

360-746-1750


Whatcom Art Guild’s “Art by the Airport” Fall Fine Arts and Crafts Show

Friday, Nov. 7, 2 to 7 p.m.; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8-9

Fox Hall at Hampton Inn, 3985 Bennett Drive

206-499-4617, http://www.whatcomartguild.org/


Bellingham Covenant Women’s Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bellingham Covenant Church, 1530 E. Bakerview Road


Lynden High School Arts and Crafts Fair

Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lynden High School, 1201 Bradley Road.

360-354-4401, ext. 5221

Food donations welcome to help Project Hope.


Share the Spirit Bazaar

Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 495 E. Bakerview Road


Jingle Bell Bazaar

Friday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15

Cedar Grove Park Clubhouse, 4915 Samish Way

360-305-5515


Daughters of Norway 15th Annual Scandinavian Fair

Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fox Hall at Hampton Inn, 3985 Bennett Drive

$1 admission, free for kids 12 and younger

360-714-1388

Scandinavian bakery and lunch cafe available all day.


Native Arts Celebration, Native Arts Market

Saturday, Nov. 15, noon to 4 p.m.

Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St.

$3 admission; free for museum members

360-778-8930

Demonstrations and performances all day. Co-sponsored by Northwest Indian College and supported by a grant from Humanities Washington.


Seventh Annual Alternative Holiday Market

Sunday, Nov. 16, 1 to 4 p.m.

Assumption Catholic Church, 2116 Cornwall Ave.

360-734-6820

Supports local and international nonprofits; a silent auction will raise money for nonprofits participating in this year’s market.


Wiser Lake Friends and Neighbors 34th Annual Bazaar

Friday, Nov. 21, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22

Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Road, Lynden

360-398-7431


Lynden V.F.W. Auxiliary Craft Show & Bake Sale

Friday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Nov. 22

Lynden VFW Hall, 7011 Hannegan Road

360-354-3606, BDL69@comcast.net.


Holiday Craft Bazaar

Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Drive


Blaine Senior Center Christmas Bazaar

Friday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6

Blaine Senior/Community Center, 763 G St.

360-332-8040

Visits with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6; lunch available. Proceeds benefit the center.


Christmas Bazaar

Friday, Dec. 5, 6 to 8 p.m.; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6

Lummi Island Grange Hall, 2215 N. Nugent Road

360-303-4546 or 360-758-7844

Santa’s Cafe with sweets, soups, salads and sandwiches. Friday preview and sale with wine and snacks, $5.


Ebenezer Christian School’s Annual Wreath and Bake Sale

Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Christ the King Kid’s Place, in Fairway Shopping Center, 1816 18th St., Lynden

360-318-9446


Fourth Annual Christmas Crafts & Bake Sale

Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry St.

360-384-6244

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