Ready to shop?
The Las Vegas Review-Journal presents its annual list of craft bazaars, festivals and events for those interested in starting their holiday shopping while supporting nonprofit organizations.
Although a few organizations have already had their craft bazaars, there is still plenty of shopping to be had this fall season. November is once again a popular month with more than 20 groups presenting holiday shopping opportunities.
Celebrating a milestone this October is Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church’s annual Harvest Festival. Saturday’s event marks the 30th anniversary of the festival, with all proceeds going to benefit Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic School.
The festival will feature handmade items including ornaments, jewelry, blankets, knitted hats and scarves, Halloween items and baked goods. Family activities will include carnival games and prizes, a trackless train, rock climbing wall, jump houses and inflatables, and live entertainment. Food booths will include Filipino, Mexican, Italian, Polish and American cuisines. There will also be a grand prize drawing and a children’s raffle for prizes.
Jamie Sullivan, co-president of the PTO board, says planning for the event is year-round. Last year’s festival attendance was estimated at 4,000.
Admission is free. Shuttle service will be available at Wasden Elementary School at 2831 Palomino Lane and Campbell Drive.
Here is a list of other organizations that responded to our solicitation for charitable holiday bazaars.
University United Methodist Church, 4412 S. Maryland Parkway, will have its annual patio and bake sale featuring craft items, Halloween and Christmas decorations, knitted and crocheted items, gift baskets and other items, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the church’s missions including Safe Nest, Las Vegas Rescue Mission and East Valley Family Services.
First Christian Church of Las Vegas (Disciples of Christ), 101 S. Rancho Drive, will have its annual Craft and Gift Market featuring handmade crafts, crocheted blankets, fused glass plates, jewelry, baked goods and other items, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the missions of the church.
Green Valley Presbyterian Church’s Gingerbread Fair and Pantry, featuring handmade crafts, fall and holiday decorations, jewelry, angels, pet gifts, baby items, baked goods and other items, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1798 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson. Proceeds benefit the church’s projects and local nonprofit organizations.
Our Lady of Las Vegas, 3050 Alta Drive, will have its 30th annual Harvest Festival featuring handmade crafts, carnival games and prizes, food booths, a silent auction, drawings, entertainment and more, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic School.
The PEO Sisterhood, Chapter K, will have its annual holiday boutique featuring crocheted items, afghans, scarves, baskets, jewelry, baby blankets, ornaments, gift bags, coasters, baked goods and other items, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St. Proceeds benefit the group’s scholarships and philanthropies.
Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development will have its Art for the Soul Art Festival featuring handmade art, jewelry, holiday items, baked goods and other items, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8072 W. Sahara Ave. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit center.
Christ Episcopal Church, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, will have its 42nd annual Lobster Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature arts and crafts, food, drawings, live and silent auction, entertainment, a bake sale and other activities. Admission is free. Lobsters purchased in advance are $16-$18, or $18-$20 at the fair based on availability. Proceeds benefit the missions of the church.
The Community Affairs Committee of the Flamingo West Manufactured Homes Community is sponsoring an arts and crafts show featuring an assortment of Halloween and Christmas items, knitted and embroidered items, baby blankets, bibs, aprons, floral arrangements and other items, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the clubhouse at the seniors park at 8122 W. Flamingo Road. Proceeds assist the disadvantaged residents of the senior park community.
Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma, 2520 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson, will have its fall bazaar featuring knitted and crocheted items, candles, jewelry, hair accessories and other items, from 1 to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association.
The Assistance League of Las Vegas will have its Holiday Shop grand opening, featuring decorations, trees, lights, candles, figurines, linens, clothing and other items, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Assistance League Thrift Shop, 6646 W. Charleston Blvd. The holiday shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through Nov. 16. Proceeds benefit the Assistance League’s Operation School Bell and other philanthropic programs benefiting children in the valley.
St. Margaret’s Guild of All Saints’ Episcopal Church will host its holiday bazaar featuring decorative towels, Christmas items, baby blankets, dolls and doll clothes, jewelry and other items, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church’s courtyard at 4201 W. Washington Ave. Breakfast will be served. Proceeds benefit St. Margaret’s Guild’s charitable projects including the food pantry and furnishing Thanksgiving and Easter baskets, and sweatshirts during the winter months, to disadvantaged students at Gibson Middle School.
The Women’s Guild of St. Viator Catholic Church will have its 34th annual holiday bazaar featuring holiday decorations, ornaments, jewelry, scarves, aprons, candles, purses, decorated shirts, baked goods, Gramma’s Attic with gently used items, and more, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at 2461 E. Flamingo Road. Proceeds benefit the parish and community organizations, including local food banks.
The Children’s Service Guild’s 39th annual Holiday Boutique, featuring Christmas wreaths, ornaments, handmade quilts, baby blankets, pet items, fall and Thanksgiving crafts, jams, jellies, baked goods and other items, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Proceeds benefit Child Haven and children whose lives have been touched by the Family Court Services.
Green Valley United Methodist Church, 2200 Robindale Road, Henderson, will have a holiday craft fair and rummage sale featuring handmade items, jewelry, ornaments, crocheted and knitted items, paper art, hair accessories, holiday crafts, baked goods and other items, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will help families with financial difficulties transition to a more stable situation.
St. Joseph Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 7260 W. Sahara Ave., will have its 23rd annual Christmas craft and gift bazaar featuring crafts, afghans, patchwork quilts, Christmas ornaments, small Christmas trees, wreaths, baby items, baked goods, a cafe, door prizes and more, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Proceeds benefit the church and its charities, including Poverello House, St. Therese Center, Catholic War Veterans food bank and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.
Congregation Ner Tamid’s Sisterhood will have its annual holiday bazaar featuring jewelry, crafts, children’s items, art, holiday gifts, food and other items, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 55 N. Valle Verde, Henderson. Proceeds benefit summer camp scholarships, various temple programs and community service.
Advent United Methodist Church’s women’s group will host an Arts and Crafts Festival featuring Christmas ornaments, crocheted items, homemade toffee, Oshibana art, free games for kids and more, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3460 N. Rancho Drive. Proceeds benefit Worldwide Mission Projects.
Busy Hand Crafters of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church will have its annual craft and bake sale featuring holiday decorations, handmade items, afghans, scarves, baby sets, baked goods and other items, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Parish Hall at 1811 Pueblo Vista Drive. Proceeds benefit the parish.
The Crafty Ladies of Reformation Lutheran Church will have its annual holiday bazaar and bake sale featuring handmade items, holiday decorations, baked goods, a silent auction and other items, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 580 E. St. Louis Ave. Proceeds benefit the ministries of the church.
Desert Spring United Methodist Church’s women’s group will have its annual fall bazaar featuring handmade holiday items, jewelry, hair accessories, wooden toys and rocking horses, sun catchers, teddy bears, baked goods and other items, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive, across from Palo Verde High School. Proceeds benefit local and global missions.
The Episcopal Church Women of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 812 Arizona St., Boulder City, will have its annual Harvest Bazaar featuring holiday crafts and decorations, baked goods, homemade soups and other items, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit projects of the church.
Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane, will have its annual fall bazaar featuring handmade crafts, candles, jewelry, clothing, holiday decorations, wreaths, baked goods and other items, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar will also have games and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit charitable organizations including Family Promise and Art for Kids program.
St. Jude’s Women’s Auxiliary will have its annual Christmas bazaar and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The bazaar will feature jewelry, holiday apparel, collectibles, Christmas decorations, stuffed animals, baked goods and other items. Admission to the bazaar is free. The fee for the luncheon is $36 and reservations can be made by calling 702-431-5813. Proceeds benefit Positively Kids, Three Square food bank, Nevada Homeless Alliance and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.
The Evening Chapter of the Mesquite Club will have its 29th annual Holiday Craft Auction featuring holiday decorations, afghans, wreaths, jewelry, quilts, dolls, trees and other items, at 6 p.m. at the Mesquite Club clubhouse, 702 E. St. Louis Ave. Admission is $20 and includes a buffet dinner, a live auction raffle paddle and other raffle opportunities. Proceeds benefit the chapter’s scholarship program and Paralympics Sports Club of Las Vegas.
St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church will have its annual Holiday Boutique and Craft Fair featuring holiday ornaments and decorations, household goods, fashion accessories, baked goods, gift basket raffles and door prizes, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Parish Life Center, 4275 N. Rancho Drive, Suite 110. Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.
St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2575 W. El Campo Grande Ave., North Las Vegas, will have its annual fall craft fair featuring Christmas ornaments, seasonal wreaths, hand-knitted items, jewelry and other items, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 17. The craft fair will also feature a “Pick Your Prize” raffle. Proceeds benefit the parish and provide services within the community.
The Vegas Viking Lodge 6-152 Sons of Norway will have its annual Scandinavian holiday bazaar featuring Scandinavian holiday items, dishes, books, table decorations, ornaments, rosemaled calendars, lefse bread, baked goods, a Grannie’s Attic for gently used items and more, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave. Proceeds benefit the organization’s scholarship fund.
Zion United Methodist Church, 2108 N. Revere St., North Las Vegas, will have its fall festival featuring handmade items, aprons, baby quilts, calendars, cards, arts and crafts, stuffed animals, jewelry, a cake sale, barbecue rib dinners, chicken dinners, hot link dinners, a car wash, games and more, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit church ministries.
The Krafty Ladies of Living Water Baptist Church, 5400 E. Carey Ave., will have its annual craft and bake sale featuring crafts, table runners, placemats, Advent calendars, aprons, baby sets, Christmas tree skirts, wine bottles with lights, Christmas items and other items, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23. Proceeds benefit the church.
The Mesquite Club, 702 E. St. Louis Ave., will have its annual holiday craft and bake sale featuring wreaths, ornaments, centerpieces, gift baskets, wind chimes, pillows, holiday decorations, baked goods and other items, from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23. Proceeds benefit local charities, including Shade Tree shelter, The Salvation Army, USO, Dress for Success and others.
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1730 N. Pecos Road, will have its annual Country Crafters Fair featuring baked goods, canned goods, crocheted and knitted items, crafts for children, jewelry, Christmas decorations, stuffed animals, baby items, cakes, cookies, jellies, jams, candies and other items, from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23. Proceeds benefit the church’s sanctuary improvements.
To benefit the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada, the 25th annual Festival of Trees and Lights holiday display and celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 23 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 at Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Events will include children’s activities, storytelling, crafts, entertainment and viewing of trees. For the viewing of trees, general admission is $5, $3 for seniors and $2 for ages 2 to 12. For more information, visit dsosn.org.
The North Las Vegas Emblem Club will have its annual holiday bazaar and craft show featuring jewelry, candles, toys, handmade clothes, home decor and decorations, drawings, baked goods and other items, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Las Vegas Elks Lodge, 2939 Van Der Meer, North Las Vegas. Proceeds benefit the club’s local charities and scholarship programs.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 17, 6424 W. Cheyenne Ave., will have its annual holiday craft event featuring handcrafted items, baby and children’s items, and other items, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Adopt-a-Family Christmas program with Nellis Air Force Base and Creech Air Force Base.
The Boulder City Community Club will have its 39th annual Doodlebug Bazaar featuring arts and crafts, holiday decorations, ornaments, jewelry, clothing, toys, drawings and more, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boulder City Parks &Recreation Building, 900 Arizona St. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit groups and organizations in Boulder City.
The Los Prados Women’s Club will have its 15th annual craft fair featuring handmade items including jewelry, purses, soaps, candies, floral arrangements, crocheted and knitted items, holiday decorations and other items, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Los Prados Golf and Country Club, 5150 Los Prados Circle. Proceeds benefit local charities.
The Lakes Lutheran Church, 8200 W. Sahara Ave., will have a holiday bazaar and family celebration featuring handmade crafts, baked goods, free photos with Santa Claus, a Secret Gift Shop for kids to buy gifts for their parents (all gifts 25 cents), and other items, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 15. Proceeds will benefit Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, and bake sale proceeds will go to the church’s youth group.
The Las Vegas Emblem Club No. 114 will have a holiday bazaar featuring crocheted blankets, baby sets, handmade jewelry, scarves, candles and other items, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Proceeds benefit WestCare drug and alcohol abuse programs, Nevada Hearing Dogs and several cancer programs.
Contact reporter Madelon Hynes at email@example.com or 702-383-0306.