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Hartford and New Haven County Holiday Fairs

Nov. 4: Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair Fundraiser, Griswold Middle School, Rocky Hill:

Shop for crafts, jewelry, soaps, ornaments, candles, home decor, and so much more at Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair Fundraiser to benefit Griswold Middle School in Rocky Hill CT with over 40 local artisans and vendors! Kids can make a craft for free, while supplies last.

Raffle Prizes and Bake Sale.

FREE Admission with a non-perishable donation to benefit the Rocky Hill Food Pantry. Proceeds will benefit student and school activities.

Nov. 4: Knick Knacks and More Craft Fair at Mill Plain Union Church, Waterbury:

Santa, Raffles, Crafts, and FREE ADMISSION! 

Nov. 7- Through the Holiday Season: Wojtusik Nursery Garden Center & Christmas Shop

Shop for Christmas, Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus & the North Pole Elves plus Baby Goat Petting Zoo & the Polar Bear Train!

Nov. 11-12: Christmas in Connecticut, Naugatuck:

Over 200 of New Englands Top Gift Giving Vendors  showcasing any and every gift imaginable.  The Kids are free all weekend long with amazing photo opportunities with the Infamous & Legendary Grinch on Saturday &  Santa & Mrs Claus On Sunday with free face painting  for all the kids, all weekend!!! 🕺

Nov. 11: Meriden Turner Weihnachtsfest Christmas Bazaar:

Featuring returning and new crafters and vendors. Crafts, baked goods, homemade preserves. German food served from 11am-3pm.

Nov. 11: Combat Feathers Annual Craft and Vendor Fair at Elks Lodge, Enfield
Nov. 18- Dec. 23: Holiday Vendor Fair at Glow Hartford:

Celebrate the holiday season under the twinkle of a million lights at Glow Hartford! Enjoy interactive light gardens, illuminated structures, seasonal food and drinks, family-friendly activities, a festive holiday market and daily live entertainment.

Don’t miss a FREE photo with Santa and ride on our trackless “Glow-comotive” train.

Nov. 19: Frosty’s Christmas Festival

A Christmas Craft show for crafters, vendors, and the public to enjoy.

Nov. 24- Dec. 23: WinterFair, Hartford’s Holiday Market

This season, Winterfair will take place inside Union Station’s Great Hall and will be home to over 30 vendors each of the 12 market days. Over 100 small and micro businesses are set to participate- and there are special events and activities as well! 

Nov. 25: North Haven Fairgrounds Winterfest

Winterfest is back at the North Haven Fairgrounds – our final event of the year! Meet Santa, enjoy activities for the kids, visit the vendors, and much more. Bring the whole family for a day of fun!

Nov. 26: A Crafty Wonderland at the Woodwinds:

Come join us on Sunday Nov 26th when Crafters Care Events takes over The Woodwinds with over 50 handmade artisans ready to meet all your holiday gift giving needs! Grab your family and friends and make a day of it …. Coffee and baked goods will be available for purchase and the bar will be open for Mimosas and more … 

Dec. 2-3: Hillstead Museum Holiday Boutique 

Join us on Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3, for a seasonal shopping experience with artisan items, gifts, and holiday decor. There will be caroling and the Museum will have an open house both days for an additional fee. The event takes place indoors.

Admission to the Holiday Boutique is free but pre-registration is requested.

Dec 3. Hawks Landing Country Club Holiday Craft Fair, Southington: 


Dec. 7: Wethersfield Holidays on Main:

Tree Lighting; Crafters; Food Trucks; Horse and Buggy Rides; Music; Silent Auction and MORE

Dec. 8th – 9th & 15th – 16th: Pratt Street Winter Village:

Pratt Street is being transformed once again into an open-air, outdoor holiday market! The Pratt Street Winter Village will be open December 8th – 9th and 15th – 16th.

Each weekend, you can shop from local artisans who will be popping up at the Winter Village, enjoy live musical performances and demonstrations, eat and drink at the street’s restaurants and bars, and visit Pratt Street retail businesses.

Dec. 9: Downtown Manchester Holiday Pop-Up Vendor Fair:

Shop for unique, locally crafted gifts!

Dec. 9: Moxie Market at Congregational Church in South Glastonbury:

Don’t miss this curated event of Artisans & Makers specially chosen for your gift giving shopping needs! Held in the bright and airy Social Hall in the heart of South Glastonbury. 

Dec. 10: 18th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar at Congregation Kol Haverim

Annual holiday Crafters bazaar held at Congregation Kol Haverim. Proceeds help to support our Sisterhood. No admission fee. 30 handcrafted vendors. Judaica, gourmet foods, holiday gifts, pottery and so much more!

Photo Credit: Powder Ridge Park

Middlesex and New London County Holiday Fairs

Nov. 3-5: New England Christmas Festival at Mohegan Sun 

350+ Art, Craft & Specialty Food American Artisans come together once a year for 3 days only! Shoppers will go on a giant treasure hunt to find unique holiday gifts for loved ones while also tucking away a goodie or two for themselves.

The New England Christmas Festival makes preparing for the holidays a breeze. For more information, please visit:

Nov. 4: Holiday Fair at Coginchaug Regional High School, Durham
Nov. 5: One Stop Holiday Shopping Craft and Vendor Fair at East Lyme High School

Come shop from local artisan crafters and vendors for all your Holiday shopping needs! Grab lunch from Wicked Wieners and take a chance on over 60 door prizes!!! Check out the event “discussion” for a full line up of participating businesses to make your holiday shopping a breeze! Support local and join us♥ FREE ADMISSION

Nov. 18-Dec. 17: Higganum Holiday Market at Haddam Elementary

Welcome to the Facebook group for the 6th annual Higganum Holiday Market. We are back at Haddam Elementary this year and bigger than ever! As our popularity grows, so does our list of artisans, So this year we are pleased to announce that we have retained our space and will be back upstairs in both the All purpose room and classrooms!! We are planning all sorts of special events for the weekends including special performances, Santa visits, and our Santa’s workshop kids shopping area! Can’t wait to see you there!!

Nov. 18 & 19: Winter Food Truck Festival

Experience welcoming the holiday season with a gastronomic journey right in your city while sipping on fresh Hot Chocolate or Apple Cider from our vendors! 📽️ bring your chairs and take a seat in front of our projector while we screen Holiday movies all weekend long

Nov. 18: Bozrah Farmer’s Market

Please join us for our 2023 Holiday Market! This event is completely outside and the last chance to shop all of our Market vendors before the holidays. We have 60+ vendors coming for all things Thanksgiving and beyond.

Nov. 18: Craft Fair at American Legion, Clinton
Nov. 25-Dec. 23: Lifted Spirits at Powder Ridge:

Snow Tubing | Bavarian Village | Snow Play area | Touch a Truck | Live Bands | Visits with Santa in Santa’s Workshop | Food Trucks | Holiday Light Display | DIY Holiday Workshops | 36° Igloo Ice Bar | Holiday Artisan Market | DJs | Paint Ball

And don’t forget- PLAYING IN THE SNOW (no matter what the temperature is!!!)

Nov. 25 & 26: Holiday Pop Up Shop at Lyman Orchards

Lyman Orchards Holiday Pop-Up Shop Hosts 20+ Vendors on Black Friday Weekend, 10am-3pm!

Shop Local this Season with 20+ local, artisanal craft vendors, while getting into the holiday spirit with all of the fun and festivities at this outdoor event.

Nov. 25: Craft Fair at Exquisite Hairstyles :

Shop local and support small buisnesses!

Nov. 25: Westbrook Outlets 5th Annual Holiday Kickoff Market Celebration

Our 5th Annual Holiday Kickoff Market is going to be better than ever with Candle Workshops, Live Entertainment, Colossal Kielbasa, TAPVILLE, over 80 regional and local Holiday Vendors offering one of a kind gift options, Santa Visit and photo opportunities, UGLY sweater contest, Games and Activities, Spin the Wheel of Savings and so much more.

Dec. 3: Holiday Bazaar at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown 

Expect to find unique holiday gifts for your family and friends. Featured vendors from the Open Air Market will be selling their handmade products. Come and shop for the holidays! Enjoy lunch and hot beverages in the bar provided by David Alan Catering.

Dec. 16: 5th Annual Connecticut Christmas Market at Westbrook Outlets:

This is your chance to make it a true Connecticut Christmas! Regional and local Hand Crafted Market Vendors and Artisans, Sidewalk Food Vendors, Live Entertainment, Kids Games and Craft Events, Santa Photo Opportunities, Gift Wrapping, Gift Card Giveaways and more

Tolland and Windham County Holiday Fairs

Nov. 4-5: Holiday Market at Little Dipper Farm, Brooklyn

Join us for our 1st Annual Holiday Market! Lots of wonderful local Artisans, Crafters & Makers! There will be live music, delicious food and a wonderful selection of amazing artists as you walk through the barn!

Nov. 9–12 & 16–19: Holiday Artisan Craft Fair at Arts Center East, Vernon:

Arts Center East’s popular Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair returns this November, showcasing local and regional artisans! Browse and shop for unique items from over 60 artisans. Merchandise includes soaps, candles, jewelry, stationary, ceramics, wood crafts, textiles, home décor, and unique gift items. Find the perfect gift for anyone on your list – including yourself!

Dec. 2: Rockville Cornerstone Vendor Fair Fundraiser, Rockville

Bring a dollar or a nonperishable food item for donation.

Dec. 9: Hebron Holiday Craft Fair:

A hometown community event featuring artisans/crafters, community organizations, food, and music.

Dec. 9: Canterbury’s Baldwin School Winter Festival and Vendor Fair
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Photo Credit: Ann’s Place Festival of Trees, Danbury

Fairfield & Litchfield County Fairs

Nov. 3: Craft Fair at High Plains Community Center, Orange: 

Kick off your Holiday shopping with a visit to over 50 quality craft vendors at High Plains Community Center, November 4. Browse the aisles for that unique, perfect gift. Take a chance on beautiful raffle items, and stop for a delicious treat at a number of food truck vendors. Plenty of easy parking. Sponsored by Orange Community Women.

Nov. 4: Christmas Vendor Fair at VFW Post, Milford:

Join us on 11/4 to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Our vendors have a wide selection including blankets, paintings, hats, signs, jewelry, cutting boards, jewelry, wooden boxes, candles, totes, mugs, cards, honey and so much more! We also have snacks and fabulous raffle prizes! Just $2 for admission!

Nov. 4: Festival of Crafts for the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society 
Nov. 4: 1st Annual Torrington Christmas Holiday Festival & Flea Market: 

Over 80 vendors will be participating ranging from artisans & crafters to the general public peddling some great holiday bargains! Come and enjoy all sorts of seasonal festivities like Resty Nombrado our infamous “Pumpkin Carver” (yes, he was at our watermelon festival) carving pumpkins all day. We also have the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers dressed in Victorian attire strolling through the festival to perform carols with the crowd.

Nov. 12: A Very Gifty Christmas, NYA Sports and Fitness Center, Newtown

Holiday craft festival featuring over 100 local vendors with booths filled with handmade goods, food, and other fun products!

Nov. 17-19: Ann’s Place Festival of Trees, Danbury

The 21st Annual Festival of Trees is Greater Danbury’s signature holiday event and Ann’s Place’s biggest fundraiser. Join us as we create holiday magic with a forest of decorated trees, high-end raffles prizes, the Boutique and Quilter’s Corner gift shops and a crafts fair. Please join us at The Summit in Danbury, Friday, November 17th-Sunday, November 19th, 2023.

Dec. 2: Christ the King Christmas Fair, Danbury

Great fair with some delicious food! 

Dec. 2: Christmas in the Mansion at Laurelton Hall

At Christmas in the Mansion, you can stroll Lauralton’s decorated halls, tour our historic Victorian Gothic mansion, shop for holiday gifts from pop-up boutiques, and visit Santa’s Workshop for photos and goodies.

This page is still under construction and we will continue to update it as more events come one. Happy Holidays. all!


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