Get your holiday shopping done at these Miami Valley craft shows and bazaars

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Though online shopping has its perks (like never having to leave the comfort of your own couch to purchase gifts for all of your loved ones), supporting local businesses and artisans also comes with a few perks. Primarily, you’re given the opportunity to support local business and purchase truly unique gifts and handmade oddities.

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This will be the last holiday bazaar at their current location of 2600 Wilmington Pike before they move to a new location. As always, enjoy baked goods; handmade crate mats; blankets, beds, and toys; dog biscuits; gifts for pet lovers; holiday decorations; and new and gently used household goods and treasures. Pictures of your pet and Santa available for $10 (either printout or email digital file) on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. only. 100% of your purchases go to SICSA’s animals. Stop by to see the adoptable pets, too.

Where: SICSA Pet Adoption Center, 2600 Wilmington Pike in Kettering 

When: Friday, Dec. 6 from noon-7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The Tipp City United Methodist Church will be a kaleidoscope of color during the fourth-annual Angel House Christmas Bazaar. This year, the art and craft bazaar will also feature an exhibit of beautiful quilts and fiber art. A wide variety of styles will include hand pieced/quilted, machine pieced/quilted, applique, tied, and T-shirt quilts as well as a mid-1800’s hand-woven coverlet. The long-standing Cookie Walk (cookies sold by the pound) will open at 9 a.m. and is typically sold out by 11 a.m., so be sure to get there early. Food service will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds from the Angel House booth, the vendors’ booth/table rentals, the quilt raffle and food service will benefit the Angel House Children’s Home in Tanzania.

Where: Tipp City United Methodist Church, 8 W. Main St. in Tipp City

When: Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Bazaar, hosted by Emmanuel Lutheran Church, will have over 30 vendors selling jewelry, Christmas decorations, knitted and crocheted items, many unique items from several vendors, and, new this year, a booth with foods from India. Stay for lunch and buy goodies from their bake sale that has goodies like baklava, cookies, pies and candy.

Where: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 4865 Wilmington Pike in Dayton

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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On Dec. 7 at Beavercreek Christian Church, there will be more than 40 vendors, a book nook, a free craft area for children, Santa Claus, a huge buffet, large raffle baskets and live music.

Where: Beavercreek Christian Church, 3009 Shakertown Rd. in Beavercreek

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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4 Paws for Ability at Wright State University presents Santa Paws Holiday Winter Bazaar. Guests can enjoy free pictures with Santa, sugar cookie decorating for kids, face painting, a gift basket raffle, free chili lunch and more. The event is open to the public with no admission fee. All proceeds raised by the organization will be donated to a child with disabilities that is receiving a service dog through 4 Paws For Ability.

Where: Wright State University Student Union Apollo Room; 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Fairborn

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Higher Ground Books and Media will host a holiday bazaar showcasing local talent. The event will feature over 20 Miami Valley authors and artisans. Books, artwork, distinctive handmade jewelry, clothing and other assorted crafts will be available for sale. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Where: Wittenberg University, 200 W. Ward St., Springfield

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1-4 p.m.

More info: Website

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam


Visit the Liederkranz for the annual celebration of the centuries-old Christmas market tradition that originated in Nürnberg, Germany. Quality vendors will offer handcrafted ornaments, handmade bath soaps, accessories, beer steins, amber jewelry from the Baltic, German collectible items, antiques, stained glass items, unique jewelry and note cards. The annual Liederkranz Christmas Raffle will also feature many wonderful items. The kitchen will be open with delicious soups, sandwiches, sides, German desserts, Glühwein and other tasty treats.

Where: Dayton Liederkranz Turner German Club, 1400 E. Fifth St., Dayton

When: Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 from noon to 4 p.m.

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This unique marketplace, located at the Montgomery County Fair & Fairgrounds, features over 100 exhibits in two buildings full of an impressive selection of repurposed furniture, home decor, jewelry, clothing, folk art, gourmet foods and much more.

Where: Montgomery County Fair & Fairgrounds, 645 Infirmary Rd., Dayton

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Admission is $6, children under 12 get in for free

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For over 30 years, the Brukner Nature Center has hosted its annual Winter Arts & Crafts Show. This year, holiday shoppers won’t want to miss hundreds one-of-a-kind handmade items created by talented local artisans. Embrace the season of giving and support their mission by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a treasure donated by the artisans. Drawings will take place several times throughout the day and you do not need to be present to win. All proceeds from this event benefit our wildlife programs.

Where: Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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