Candy Cane Junction Craft Show

When: Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Visitation of Mary Parish, 87 Broad St.

Cost: Free

Features: More than 30 crafters, a Chinese basket auction, grab bags, raffle and door prizes, and food, including homemade cabbage rolls and a bake sale

Contact: 330-535-4141, ext. 12

LAoH Margaret Judge Division, Belles of Ireland Christmas Faire

When: Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Hibernian Club, 2000 Brown St.

Cost: Free

Features: Wide selection of Irish gifts and handcrafted items. Also includes Caf Ireland, which has homemade sandwiches, baked goods and beverages.

Contact: Meg Griffin, 330-688-4009


When: Dec. 7, noon-10 p.m., and Dec. 8, noon-5 p.m.

Where: Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St.

Cost: Free

Features: Many local artisans and art

Contact: 330-376-8480 or www.akronareaarts.org


I-X Christmas Connection

When: Nov. 22-23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: I-X Center, 62 Riverside Dr.

Cost: $10.99; $8.99 tickets available at Discout Drug Mart

Features: Gifts, homespun crafts, and great live holiday entertainment. Show features include breakfast with Santa, photo opportunities (including a new walk-in giant snow globe that allows up to six people inside), Santa Land, the Sugar Plum Shoppe, Gingerbread Square: the first 700 kids can design and eat their own holiday cookie.

Contact: www.ixchristmasconnection.com

Cuyahoga Falls

Holiday Show and Craft Bazaar

When: through December

Where: Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front St.

Cost: Free

Features: Artists and crafters entries will be accepted Nov. 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Holiday Show and Bazaar Open House is Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Activities on the Front Street Mall that day will include pictures with Santa, train rides for children, and the opening of the Cuyahoga Falls Ice Rink.

Contact: Linda Nye, 330-928-8092, or www.cvartcenter.org


Holiday Gift Shoppe

When: Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Hudson Middle School, 77 N. Oviatt St.

Cost: Free

Features: Young children shop in a secure, supervised and escorted area for family and friends while the waiting adults enjoy a craft show featuring everything from jewelry to food.

Contact: Patty Ulmer, soularsisters@aol.com

Fair Trade Bazaar

When: Dec. 14-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: St. Mary Catholic Church, 340 N. Main St.

Cost: Free

Features: Fair trade items, such as jewelry, scarves, olive oil, candles, purses, bags, toys, games, clothes, chocolates, coffee and more

Contact: Maria Green, 330-653-8118


Holiday and craft show

When: Dec. 8, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 S. Water St.

Features: Jams, jellies, greeting cards, knitted and crocheted items, paper crafts and other handmade crafts, and a quilt raffle.


Holiday Cookie and Nut Sale

When: Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-noon

Where: St. Timothy's Church, Rote 82 and Sheperd Road

Cost: Free

Features: Homemade holiday cookies, fresh-roasted cashews and mixed nuts.


A Country Christmas Gift Shop

When: Dec. 6, noon-8 p.m., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Mantua Center School, 11741 Mantua Center Road

Features: Candy and craft show featuring homemade candies and crafts, a free tour of the 99-year-old original historic school building. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mantua.

Northfield Center

VFW Soup Tasting / Holiday Fair Fundraiser

When: Nov. 23, 2-5 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 6768, 8584 Olde Eight Road

Cost: $5

Features: Homemade soups for tasting made by Ladies Auxiliary Members and friends. Shop for Discovery Toys, Premier Designs Jewelry, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Crocheted Necklaces by Cindy, Homemade Jams/Honey by Dawn, Pumpkin Rolls by Lynn, Miche Bags, Avon, Angell's Touch Massage and more. Also featured are a Chinese Raffle, a 50/50 Raffle and a light lunch. Proceeds go to help veterans.


37th Annual Woodridge Arts & Craft Show

When: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: 4440 Quick Road

Cost: $2

Features: Handmade/homemade arts & crafts, pottery, jewelry, woodworking.

Contact: Katya Bissell, 330-923-2971 or katyabis@yahoo.com


Winter Craft Show

When: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Portage County Gardener's Center, 5154 S. Prospect St.

Cost: Free

Features: Open to local crafters and artisans. Tables are $20.

Contact: Helena Parry, 330-673-0577

Rocky River

West Side Fall Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show

When: Nov. 16 and 17

Where: Rocky River Memorial Hall, 21016 Hilliard Blvd.

Cost: $3; children under 12 free

Features: More than 100 local vendors that hand-make each item, crafts and decorations, jewelry, clothing, pet fashion accessories, home dcor and more.

Contact: Becki Cooper, 440-227-8794 or info@avantgardeshows.com


Highland Holiday Bazaar and Santa Visit

When: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: Highland Elementary School, 1843 Graham Road

Cost: Free

Features: Secret Santa Shop for the children, pictures with Santa (for small fee) concessions, bake sale and raffles.

Contact: Stephanie Cowger, 330-671-0163 or scowger1@yahoo.com

Cornerstone Community Church Christmas Bazaar

When: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Cornerstone Community Church, 5344 Fishcreek Road

Cost: Free

Features: Baked goods, crafts, raffle, Mary Kay, Mia Bella candles, scarfs, Premiere Designs jewelry, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, and 31 Purses. Crafters are welcome.

Contact: Lisa Page, 330-310-9413

Holiday Hope Extravaganza

When: Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: SYB Party Center, 4157 Hudson Dr.

Cost: Free, donations appreciated

Features: Fundraiser for the Stow-Munroe Falls Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society

Contact: Rhonda Eddy, holidayhope@icloud.com


SCPTA 2nd Annual Holiday Connection

When: Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Henry Defer Intermediate School, 1895 Annalane Dr.

Cost: Free

Features: Santa Shop, visit with Santa (photo extra), local area vendors, Home Depot kids workshop, Scholastic Book Fair, face painting, bake sale, yummy food and holiday caroling.

Contact: Von Starkey, 330-655-1530, or von@streetsboropta.org


Tallmadge Church of the Nazarene Craft Show

When: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Tallmadge Church of the Nazarene, 191 S. Munroe Road

Cost: Free

Features: Many different crafts, baked goods, lunch served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Soup-er Market

When: Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: First Congregational Church of Twinsburg, 9050 Church St.

Cost: Free

Features: Hand-knit items, a Chinese raffle, and a soup and sandwich cafe, with more than 20 kinds of soup

Contact: Liz Murch, 330-425-8393