If you’re looking for some unique gifts this holiday season, Northeast Ohio’s craft shows and holiday bazaars are a great place to start.
Here are some upcoming events with information from nearby Patch sites:
- Crochet Innovations in Brecksville will be hosting a trunk show from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday. The show will include three local artists selling jewelry and handbags.
- The Parma Hospital is holding its annual Arts at the Center at St. Michael’s Woodside in nearby Broadview Heights on Friday and Saturday. There’s a preview party on Friday for $50 and a free admission sale on Saturday. Items on sale range from photography to jewelry.
- A reader posted an event called “Give and Glow” Holiday Shopping at the historic Bramley House in Independence on Friday. Guests are asked to donate $1 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation before shopping for jewelry, makeup, wine stoppers and more.
- The I-X Christmas Connection is this weekend, and Strongsville Patch has all the details. This show has more than 500 booths of food and crafts. Tickets are $10.99 at the door for anyone older than 12. Discount tickets are available at Marc’s stores.
- There’s a craft show for a good cause in Fairlawn on Saturday: the Christ Child Society of Akron Christmas Boutique. There are juried artisans, a bake shop, raffles and used books. Proceeds go toward buying clothes and supplies for area children in need. Admission is free.
- The Cardinal Craft Show at Mentor High School on Saturday will be full of food and crafts, and it benefits the athletics’ pay to participate fund. Tickets are $3, but seniors and students get a discount; their tickets are $2.
- The Solon Early Childhood PTA will host the 2012 Holiday Shopping Spree from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 27 at the Solon Community Center. The event will feature dozens of local shops and home-based businesses that will present gift ideas for the holidays. The event is free and open to the public, and no advance registration is needed. Click here for more information.
The Plain Dealer has a full list of craft shows for this weekend and beyond on its website.
Are you hosting or attending a craft show before the holidays? Add it to our free event calendar.