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Local Craft Fairs Give the Holidays an Early Start

Craft fairs across Ocean County get a jump on spreading holiday cheer.

Holidays bring out the crafters in all of us, even if it’s just to grab something new to add to our collection. This holiday season you can get your craft fix in and around Ocean County in the weeks leading up to the holidays.

You can get into the holiday spirit by visiting several craft and holiday bazaars well into the middle of December. Get out there and shop early while filling your holiday cup with both memories and beautiful crafts.


Dec. 2-4

The Point Borough High School Band Boosters' Holiday Fair and Gift Auction will be held at Memorial Middle School in Point Borough from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 3.

The "totally revamped" holiday fair raises money for the high school band boosters group.

You can start December off right by visiting the Christmas Fair at the in Toms River on Dec. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be new arts and crafts, baked goods, ornaments, a country store, jewelry and a Chinese auction.

in Toms River has its first annual craft fair planned for Dec. 3. It'll feaure more than 80 vendors, as well as such delights as a gingerbread decorating contest.

Also on Dec. 3 over at in Beachwood: the Scholarship Craft Show, 675 Pinewald Road. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the will benefit a Community Service Scholarship for Alumni of TRIS.

Veterans Memorial School in Brick will host its craft fair Dec. 3, too. The event, in the school on Hendrickson Avenue, is sponsored by the school PTA. The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Village Lutheran Church, in Lanoka Harbor, and the Ladies Aid group is holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday, December 2 from 6 to 9 p.m, and on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The church is located at 701 Western Blvd. in Lanoka Harbor. The bazaar will have handcrafted items, baked goods, homemade candy and jams, gifts in a jar, Christmas ornaments and decorations, woodwork, knitted and crocheted items, packaged spices, handmade soaps, and so much more.  Also check out Pictures with Santa.  The kitchen will be selling refreshments both days.

Over in Seaside Park, the Tri-Boro First Aid is hosting its Christmas Bake Sale & Gift Shop on Saturday Dec. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join in on the holiday fun at J Street and Boulevard in Seaside Park.

Dec. 9-11

The following weekend, Dec. 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join fellow craft enthusiasts at the Ninth Annual Christkindlmarkt at the Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum. Highlights of the day include holiday crafts and gifts under large heated tents. Visitors can plan on staying the day as there will be refreshments, entertainment, vendors and children’s rides.

Did we miss an event? Email it to us at catherine.galioto@patch.com.

Sharon Sturchio November 26, 2011 at 03:49 PM
Don't Know how it wasn't included but the Point Pleasant Borough Band Boosters are having their 36th (?) annual Craft Fair and Gift Auction on December 3 at the Memorial Middle School in Point Pleasant Boro. All new and revamped. Over 80 vendors!!!!! Come see how we did it!!!!
Denise Di Stephan November 26, 2011 at 05:09 PM
I had written http://patch.com/A-m9dd in Oct. about how the Boosters were looking for vendors, I added the craft fair info. to this story, I'll run a reminder next week and it's also in our Events section.


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