From large markets such as the German-style Christkindlmarkt to small bazaars held by local churches, these Lehigh Valley craft shows have much to offer. From paintings to Christmas decorations to wood bowls to glass vases, these items are easy to find in the region from November and December. Here’s a guide to help you shop.
What: 71st annual show offers museum-quality examples of contemporary and traditional Pennsylvania folk artwork.
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7
Where: Kutztown University O’Pake Fieldhouse, Trexler Avenue and Baldy Street
Admission: $6 free, ages 11 and under
Northampton Community College’s Alumni Association Fall Craft Fair
What: Over 130 crafters will be exhibiting and selling their handmade crafts such as jewelry, holiday items, food, woodworking and more. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase through Sodexo food service. NCC’s H.O.P.E. food pantry will be collecting donations of nonperishable canned items and toiletry items that will be given to students who need them.
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6.
Where: Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center located at their Bethlehem Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road.
Admission: $2; $1, seniors, NCC students; free, ages 12 and under.
Fork’s Area Art Society Holiday Art and Fine Craft Show
What: Artists and fine crafters from around the region feature art and hand-made, artisan crafts in various mediums.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6.
Where: Park Plaza Atrium Sullivan Trail, Forks Township, 1800 Sullivan Trail, Easton.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show (In Person and Virtual Event)
What: Explore the innovative work of 195 artists. The show will be a combination of in person and online participation with 170 artists appearing at the Convention Center and the balance online only through the show’s website.
When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 5; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7.
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F,1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, Online event at pmacraftshow.org
Admission: $20, one day; $25, two days, $5, 11 and under.
Forks Area Art Society Holiday Show and Sale
What: One-of-a-kind art works and fine crafts, baked goods.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6.
Where: Park Plaza (outdoor atrium), 1800 Sullivan Trail, Easton.
St. Joseph The Worker Holiday Boutique
What: St. Joseph the Worker Women’s Guild craft fest crafters, unique gift baskets, homemade candy and baked goods. Lunch available (11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6).
Where: St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield.
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 6; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7.
First Baptist Church Student Ministry 36th Annual Christmas Boutique
What: Hand-made crafts, vendors, food, baked goods. Benefits youth mission trips.
Where: First Baptist Church, 3235 Linden St., Bethlehem.
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 6.
What: Annual show features thousands of handcrafted items. Little shoppers shop and homemade food and baked goods.
When: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6.
Where: Lehigh Christian Academy, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Salisbury Township.
St. John’s Holiday Art Show
What: Fine arts and fine crafts by regional artists.
When: noon-3 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 7 through Dec. 19.
Where: The Gallery at St. John’s Lutheran, 330 Ferry St., Easton.
What: Shop holiday-themed wooden huts filled with unique holiday gifts ideas. Stroll festively decorated Downtown Main Street and visit charming retail shops, gourmet restaurants, and historic Moravian museums. New locations at Central Moravian Church and The 1750 Smithy.
When: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 11-Dec. 26.
Where: Main Street, Bethlehem.
What: ArtsQuest’s annual German-style market spread out on the SteelStacks campus. Christkindlmarkt offers a wide variety of gifts and decor from fine art photos of the Christmas City to handmade Moravian glass stars, as well as holiday items and collectibles, food vendors, food trucks. music and St. Nicholas.
When: Opens Nov. 19, runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., Through Dec. 19.
Where: SteelStacks, 645 E. First St., Bethlehem.
Admission: $10, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays; $12, Saturdays, free ages five and under.
Hidden Treasures Artisans Studio Tour
What: Self-guided tour features three 30 artists at eight studios throughout the Lehigh Valley selling clay, metal, glass, wood, fiber and more. Artists will be on site to talk and demonstrate their work.
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 13; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14.
Where: Studios throughout Lehigh Valley, from Bath to New Tripoli.
What: Shop for holiday gifts at vendor huts in and around Centre Square as you stroll around the Peace Candle. Sip hot cocoa, mulled wine, and tasty treats or take a spin around the ice skating rink.
When: 4-8 p.m. Friday; noon-8 p.m. Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19-21, 26-28, Dec. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19.
Where: Easton Centre Square, Third and Northampton streets.
Pearl S. Buck Holiday Craft Show
What: High-end craft show offers jury-selected gifts, decorations, food, jewelry, apparel, and more from professional crafters, artists, and chefs. Lunch available.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 26-Dec. 5.
Where: Pearl S. Buck International, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie.
Art Establishment Holiday Art Mart
What: Seventh annual event featuring over 35 local artisans and a wide variety of handmade wares including jewelry, pottery, Celtic goods, ornaments, rustic barn wood signs, hand-made chocolate, candles, soaps, more.
When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sundays, closed Monday, Nov. 26-Dec. 23.
Where: The Art Establishment, 945 Broadway, Fountain Hill.
Delaware River Valley Studio Tour
What: Visit seven open artists studios, and 14 artists in the Sergeantsville Firehouse Event Center, all within 5 miles of the scenic Delaware River town of Stockton, New Jersey.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 26-27; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 28.
Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
What: The Pocono Mountains Arts Council 16th annual exhibit and sale of fine artist and artisans features woodwork, gourds, pottery, glasswork, polymer clay and ceramic tile work, jewelry and more.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 27; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 28.
Where: Kalahari Resort, 250 Kalahari Blvd., Pocono Manor.
Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum
What: Three-day outdoor, tented and heated, winter craft market in the heart of Clinton, New Jersey features over 40 local craft artisans, activities, and food trucks each day.
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 26-28.
Where: Red Mill, 56 Main St., Clinton, New Jersey.
What: Annual event by the Boyertown Area Historical Society features traditional and modern crafts.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 29-30.
Where: New Hanover UMC-North Campus, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville.
Admission: $5; free, ages 12 and under.
Leesport Christmas Craft Show
What: Local and regional craftsmen displaying a wide variety of arts and handicrafts.
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 27-28.
Where: Leesport Farmers Market, 312 Gernants Church Road, Leesport.
Baum School of Art Holiday Gift Gallery
What: The galleries ae filled with unique, handmade arts and crafts for all your gift-giving needs.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 1-22.
Where: Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown.
Arts Festival Reading and Holiday Market
What: Annual festival with interactive programs and handmade gifts and artwork from over 100 artists along with food, music, kids’ programs, and live artist demonstrations.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4-5.
Where: GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington S., Reading.
Pennsylvania Christmas & Gift Show
What: 500 specialty shops, live entertainment, food, Santa, children’s workshop, more.
When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 1-4; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 5.
Where: State Farm Show Complex, 2301 N. Cameron St. (Exit 23 off I-81), Harrisburg.
Admission: $8; $6, seniors
Busy Workers’ Christmas Sale
What: Crafts, ornaments, stars, candles, fresh green wreaths, holiday attic treasures. Sales benefit charities from Bethlehem to Tanzania and Nepal
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 5.
Where: Christian Education building, Central Moravian Church, 40 W. Church St., Bethlehem.
What: 13th annual event brings together independent artists and crafts people from across the country.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4.
Where: Starlite Ballroom, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown.