Holiday arts and crafts events in the Sacramento region
11/29/2013 2:47 PM
11/29/2013 3:11 PM
Find something for those on your holiday gift lists at one of these arts and craft fairs and holiday markets across the Sacramento region.
The Holiday Boutique of the Art League of Lincoln will be held each Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to Dec. 14. There will be a different group of artists and crafters each weekend. Center of the Art League of Lincoln, 580 Sixth St., Lincoln. Free. www.all4art.net
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party
Now in its 35th year, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party kicks continues weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Dec. 22 at San Francisco's Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave. It showcases over three acres of exhibition halls transformed into a Victorian London circa 1865, lit and decorated, with winding lanes, shops, pubs, tearooms, lecture halls, a grand Music Hall and the London dockside brought to life by more than 750 authentically-dressed actors. $8-$30. 800-510-1558, ext. 114. www.dickensfair.com.
Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios
All manner of fine art and craft will be shown during this free self-guided tour, including blown glass, functional and decorative ceramics, ornaments, Menorahs, lamps and lighting, painted and custom furniture, garden art, floor cloths, one-of-a-kind clothing, textiles, many styles of jewelry, leather bags, recycled art, sculpture,photography, paintings, mosaics, stained glass, original prints and works on paper, and artisan wines. All work is handcrafted. 11 a.m. Nov. 30; 11 a.m. Dec. 1; 11 a.m. Dec. 7; 11 a.m. Dec. 8; 11 a.m. Dec. 14; 11 a.m. Dec. 15; 11 a.m. Dec. 21; 11 a.m. Dec. 22. Berkeley Artisans, 2547 Eighth St., Berkeley. Free. 510-845-2612. www.berkeleyartisans.com.
Christmas Craft Faire
Crafters will offer Hand-knit, crocheted, and embroidered crafts and clothing, jewelry, note cards, jam and pickles. 9 a.m. Nov. 30; 12 p.m. Dec. 1; 12 p.m. Dec. 8; 12 p.m. Dec. 15; 12 p.m. Dec. 22. Petaluma United Methodist Church,. 410 D St., Petaluma. 707-762-9785. petalumaumc.org/craft-faire.
The Marilynn O'Hare Arts and Crafts
The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families. Noon Dec. 7; noon Dec. 8; 2 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 16; 2 p.m. Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Dec. 18 Children's Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. 510-452-2259. fairyland.org/events-and-performances/schedule-of-events.
Christmas Craft Faire
Christmas Crafts Faire from the St. Francis Church Craft Guild. Handmade crafts. Proceeds benefit families in underprivileged countries by providing farm animals to create economic independence. 9 a.m. Dec. 7; 9 a.m. Dec. 8. St. Francis Episcopalian Church, 967 Fifth St., Novato. 415-892-1609. www.stfrancisnovato.org.
Sierra College Ridley Gallery 15th Annual Show and Sale
Works by local artists, students and faculty. Paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, ceramics, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, metal art, handmade ornaments, handmade cards and more. Ridley Gallery: LRC, 102. $3 parking fee. 9 a.m. Dec. 7; 11 a.m. Dec. 9; 11 a.m. Dec. 10; 11 a.m. Dec. 11; 11 a.m. Dec. 12. Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin. Free admission. 916-660-7242. www.sierracollege.edu/ridley.
A setting of hilly streets outlined with twinkling white lights and authentic gaslamps, wandering minstrels and carolers dressed in Victorian attire. 5 p.m. Dec. 11; 1:30 p.m. Dec. 15; 5 p.m. Dec. 18; 1:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Historic Downtown Nevada City, Broad and Commercial streets, Nevada City. Free. 530-265-2692. www.nevadacitychamber.com/nevada-city-events/victorian-christmas.
39th Annual Holiday Exhibit and Sale
Celebrate the holidays with faculty, students, and staff of City College of San Francisco (CCSF)'s Fort Mason Center Art Campus as part of the 39th annual Holiday Exhibit and Sale. This occasion gives the community an opportunity to see the art facilities at the Fort Mason Center (FMC) Art Campus and view and purchase affordable student work created at CCSF art classes held in FMC's Building B. 6 p.m. Dec. 6; 11 a.m. Dec. 7; 11 a.m. Dec. 8. City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco. Free. 415-561-1840. www.fortmason.org/events/events-details?id=2774&start=2013-12-06&end=2013-12-08.
Artifactory Holiday Fair
Fine crafts by local artists. Polymer, porcelain, and fabricated aluminum jewelry; calligraphy; hemp soap, functional and decorative pottery; fleece hats; handwoven scarves; quilts; handwoven rugs and pillows; paper sculpture; book art; decorated gourds; wearable art, including hemp/tencel, hand painted silk, and microfiber clothing; leather handbags; glass art; ornaments. Ongoing weaving and spinning demonstrations. Refreshments. 10 a.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m. Dec. 8. Lou Henry Hoover Girl Scout House, 1120 Hopkins Ave., Palo Alto. Free. 650-326-1736.
Artisans Holiday Boutique
A Holiday Boutique of local artisans who make all items by hand. 10 a.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m. Dec. 8. We and Our Neighbors Clubhouse, 15460 Union Ave., San Jose. $1-$200. 408-375-3792. www.christmasinthestudio.com.
Holiday Fine Arts and Craft Show. Noon-9 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8. Sutter Creek Auditorium, 18 Main St., Sutter Creek. Free. 209-274-4288.
Dickens Family Victorian Holiday
Join Charles Dickens and his family for an evening of Victorian revelry at the Falkirk Mansion in San Rafael. Meet Charles Dickens and Father Christmas, play victorian parlor games, make traditional holiday crafts. Light food and drink will be served. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. $7-$10. 415-485-3328. falkirkculturalcenter.org.
Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
The 18th annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, featuring more than 45 artists offering fine art, crafts and gifts. To be held at the Napa Valley Expo in the Cabernet Hall. 10 a.m. Dec. 7. Napa Valley Expo Fairgrounds, 575 Third St., Napa. Free. 707-252-4050. www.suefpaynejewelrydesign.com/events.html.
White Barn Winter Fair
The White Barn's Winter Arts Fair, featuring art work by a variety of local artisans and craftsmen. Dec. 6, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., will include a preview night, with wine, dessert. The suggested donation of $15 directly benefits White Barn Arts. Admission is free Dec. 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The White Barn, 2727 Sulphur Springs Ave., St Helena. www.thewhitebarn.org.
A Christmas Market Craft Fair
Sonoma's Faith Lutheran Church will offer a funChristmas Market craft fair with more than 2 dozen local artisans and crafters offering a wide variety of unique, handmade gifts, baked goods, decorations, gift wrapping, snacks, and face painting. December 7, 10 to 4 at 19355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Free parking and admission.10 a.m. Dec. 7; Faith Lutheran Church. 19355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Free. 707-938-1873. flcsv.org.
"Believe" Holiday Boutique
The third annual "Believe" Holiday Boutique will feature arts and crafts from more than 50 vendors. 8 a.m. Dec. 7. American High School, 36300 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. 510-794-1543. ahs-fusd-ca.schoolloop.com/holiday.
Holiday Boutique - Healdsburg
Fifth annual Holiday Boutique - Krug Event Center At Dry Creek Inn, 198 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. More than 25 vendors, with proceeds going towards Toys For Kids Battling Cancer At UCSF In Memory Of "Holly Kettmann." 10 a.m.-4 p.m. a.m. Dec. 7. Free. 707-484-5229.
Country Christmas Pancake Breakfast
The breakfast kicks-off a day of holiday festivities in Loomis. CCraft fair, festive carolers, and a special lighting of the town Christmas tree. 7:30 a.m. Dec. 7. Loomis Basin United Church of Christ, 6440 King Road, Loomis. $10 general, $8 seniors, free for children ages 12 and younger. 916-652-6011. www.loomisucc.org.
Ceramic and Craft Fair
Tortuga Workspace for Ceramic Arts and other invited artists will be selling ceramics, jewelry, clothing, lotions, soaps, sculpture, paintings, panforte, ornaments, and other holiday gifts. Refreshments and entertainment. A percentage of proceeds will go to support the school arts program. For 10 a.m. Dec. 7. Liberty Elementary School Multi, 170 Liberty Road, Petaluma. Ffree. 707-795-2451.
Annual Winter Faire
Themed-booths include Pantry Booth with freshly canned fruits, jams and preserves; The Workbasket offering unique handmade crafts and gifts; The Book Nook, gently used-books, CDs, DVDs; The Bake Shop, cakes, pies, breads, cookies; The Diner; fresh sandwiches, homemade soup, desserts, beverages; silent auction; grand raffle; private Spirit Readings .11 a.m. Dec. 7. Golden Gate Spiritualist Church, 1901 Franklin St., San Francisco. Free. 415-885-9976. www.ggspiritualistchurch.org.
Ben Ali Shrine Ladies Holiday Bazaar
More than 100 tables of crafts, holiday decorations, home baked goodies and fresh crop fruits and nuts, as well as a Christmas tree silent auction and photos with Santa. All donated and all proceeds go to Shriners Hospital for Children Transportation Fund. 8:30 a.m. Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento. Free. 916-682-7089. benalishrine.org.
Children's Holiday Store
Children get to do the shopping for homemade gifts and crafts while adults enjoy the raffle and bake sale. Santa will also be available for pictures. Hosted by Loomis Community Preschool. 10 a.m. Dec. 7. Loomis Community Preschool, 6414 Brace Road, Loomis. $3. 916-652-7842. www.loomispreschool.com.
Christmas in the Country at the Lent Ranch Barn
More than 40 local artists with an array of gift ideas. Arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles Music from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 by The Maple Tones. Wine sampling and hors d'oeuvres served. Accepting donations of non-perishable foods for the Elk Grove Food Bank. 10 a.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m. Dec. 8. Lent Ranch Barn, 10551 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. Free. https://www.facebook.com/christmasinthecountylentranchbarn.
Clay Wood Cloth
A craft event featuring three Sonoma County craftswomen. A portion of the proceeds with will be donated to the Ceres Community Project. 11 a.m. Dec. 7. Stark Wine Company, 439 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. Free. www.claywoodcloth.com.
Dicken's Holiday Crafts Fair
The 39th annual fair featuring more than 70 booths with handcrafted items created and sold by artists. Prize giveaways, free entertainment and refreshments available for purchase. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Plus, ride Rosie the Trolley free between the Dickens Holiday Crafts Fair at Finley Community Center and Holiday Open House at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens. Admission is $2 general; free for children ages 12 and younger. Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707-543-3737. www.santarosarec.com.
Ecology Center Farmers' Market Holiday Crafts Fair
The Berkeley Farmers' Market Holiday Crafts Fair, a benefit for the Ecology Center, features local craftspeople and artisans selling a variety of handcrafted gifts (ceramics, fine art, jewelryrds, clothes, tote bags, body products, toys, and more), and continuous live music. 10 a.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m. Dec. 14; 10 a.m. Dec. 21. MLK Civic Center Park, Center Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley. Free. 510-548-3333. ecologycenter.org/fm.
Christmas in the Village
Children's crafts, Santa, parade, vendors, treats, music. "Winnie the Pooh" performance at noon and 2 p.m. at the Community Clubhouse (bring a canned food item donation for free admission). Holiday parade, 4:30 p.m., tree lighting and carol singing, 5:30 p.m. 10 a.m. Dec. 7. Plaza Park (Village of Fair Oaks), 10219 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. 916-967-2903. https://www.facebook.com/fairoakschristmasinthevillage.
Global Holiday Faire
The 16th annual Global Holiday Faire, with fair trade gifts from around the world, plus art, crafts, gift baskets, and baked goods from the community. Proceeds go to 17 nonprofit organizations. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Dec. 7. First Christian Church, 1035 Indiana St., Vallejo. Free. www.globalholidayfaire.org.
Greenwood School's 10th annual Winter Faire in downtown Mill Valley, a marketplace full of handmade and hand crafted items from local artisans, fun crafts and activities for children, an organic cafe, bakery, puppet shows, carolers and live music . 10 a.m. Dec. 7. Greenwood School, 17 Buena Vista Ave., Mill Valley. Free Entry, $2-$5 per craft. 388-0495. https://www.facebook.com/GreenwoodSchool.
Parkside Community Church will hold the annual "Holiday Boutique." Local vendors will be selling their handmade items and there will be raffle tickets for sale to win a prize from each vendor. The food court will have soup, bread and bake goods. Bring a can food donation for the SSIP Food Closet and receive a raffle ticket. 9 a.m. Dec. 7; 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8. Parkside Community Church, 5700 S. Land Park Drive, Sacramento. 916-421-0492. www.parksideucc.org.
Fill your holiday shopping basket at American High School's "Believe" Holiday Boutique. on A variety of vendors with unique gifts, handmade crafts, fresh holiday wreaths and tree, and lots of food. Raffle for a variety of prizes. 8 a.m. Dec. 7; American High School, 36300 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. 510-517-0205. ahs-fusd-ca.schoolloop.com/holiday.
Holiday Fair and Marketplace, featuring artisans and vendors selling handmade dolls, quilts, jewlery, books, ethnic clothing items, ceramic items, and art work. Noon Dec. 7; 1 p.m. Dec. 8. The Brickhouse Gallery, 2837 36th St., Sacramento. $5 donation to benefit youth summer arts program. 916-457-1240. www.thebrickhousegallery.net.
MOPS/MOMSnext Holiday Bazaar
Holiday Shopping with local vendors and crafters. Vendors include Tupperware, Scentsy, Avon, Agape Children's Ministry, Uppercase Living, books. More than 40 vendors, including a bake sale to benefit local needy families. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Dec. 7. MOPS Holiday Bazaar, 7712 Rodden Road, Oakdale. Free. 209-324-3649.
MUSE Art Holiday Marketplace
Third annual MUSE Art Collective Holiday Marketplace .11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Habitat Lab in Chico, 199 E. 13th St. More than 20 local artists and creators, henna, kids activities, and fundraising raffle for Chico arts education group, Arts for All. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1433132016906682/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar.
Mercato di Natale (Italian Christmas Market)
The Museo Italo Americano Christmas sale. Some of the items available for purchase are: Artisanal Italian foods, handmade jewelry, Italian fashion accessories, Italian language books for children and unique craft items made by Italian artisans. 10 a.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m. Dec. 8. Museo ItaloAmericano, 99 Marina Blvd., San Francisco. 415-673-2200. museoitaloamericano.org/lectures-events/special-events/mercato-di-natale-italian-christmas-market.
Middle East Crafts Bazaar
Hand-crafted gifts from the Middle East. December 8, 10am-5pm 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8 Middle East Children's Alliance, 1101 Eighth St., Berkeley. Free. 510-548-0542. www.mecaforpeace.org.
Muir Beach Quilters' Holiday Arts Fair
Artwork and crafts from more than 30 local artists hailing from Marin and throughout the Bay Area. 10 a.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m. Dec. 8. Muir Beach Community Center, 19 Seacape Drive, Muir Beach. Free. 415-383-6762. www.muirbeach.com/QuiltersFair.
Open Studios and Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair
The event combines an open studios tour with an arts and craft fair. Norton Factory Studios resident artists will open their studios to the public and a curated group of more than 20 local artisans will show and sell their wares. This event runs in partnership with Jingletown's annual Winter Art Walk. 11 a.m. Dec. 7. Norton Factory Studios, 3094 E. 10th St., Oakland. Free. www.nortonfactorystudios.com.
OPEN AIR MARKET AND VENDOR FAIRE
Local crafters offer items the first Saturday of the month. Noon Dec. 7. Yogurt Station. 1214 W. F St., Oakdale. Free. www.facebook.com/OakdaleOpenAirMarket.Pacific Coast Brewing Co. Annual Holiday Beer Pairing
SFMade's Annual Holiday Gift Fair
SFMade presents its third aAnnual Holiday Gift Fair, now a two-day extravaganza featuring locally made gift items from 100 SFMade vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8. The Fleet Room, Landmark Building D Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard, San Francisco. Free. 415-408-5605. www.sfmade.org.
Second Annual Rae House Holiday Faire
Second annual Rae House Holiday Faire includes a gingerbread house contest, and hand-made, holiday gifts. Event benefits Galt Schools funding transportation to local living history field trips. 10 a.m. Dec. 7; 1 p.m. Dec. 8. Rae House Museum, 204 Oak St., Galt. No entry fee!. 209-744-9530.
Swedish Christmas Fair
For the 30th consecutive year, this fair features Swedish shopping showcasing handmade artisan crafts, food, and traditional entertainment. 9 a.m. Dec. 7. St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. 8. www.facebook.com/SweaSanFranciscoChristmasFair.
Tortuga Ceramics Holiday Art Sale
Ceramics Art and Gift Sale with more than 30 local artists. Pottery, sculpture, ceramic gift items, jewelry, children's art, entertainment, food. Percentage of proceeds to promote art in the public school. 10 a.m. Dec. 7. Liberty School, 170 Liberty School Road, Petaluma. 415-517-0661.
Tracy High School MEChA Holiday Boutique
Tracy High School MEChA hosts its second annual Holiday Boutique. 9:30 a.m. Dec. 7. Tracy High School, 315 E. 11th St., Tracy. 209-830-3360, ext. 2502.
Wildflower Whimsy: Holiday Craft Fair
Enjoy handmade crafts and gifts, baked goods, The Hunter and The Farmer food truck, and more. 11 a.m. Dec. 7. Wildflower Open Classroom, 2414 Cohassett Road, #3, Chico. Free. 530-892-1676. wildflowerschool.com.
Savvy Shopper Expo Presents "Wine Country Christmas"
Gourmet foods, upscale fashions and quality handcrafted gifts. Free admission with can of food to benefit "Redwood Empire Food Bank." 10 a.m. Dec. 8. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. Free admission with can of food. 707-486-3546. www.savvyshopperexpos.com.
Art Show and Sale
Fourth annual Benefit Art Show and Sale for The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI) in Berkeley, a nonprofit organization. Member artists sell their wares and donate a portion of their proceeds to TPI. Items such as ceramics, paintings, photography, jewelry, assemblages, woodworking, notecards, and clothing for adults. Noon Dec. 8. The Psychotherapy Institute, 2232 Carleton St., Berkeley. Free. 510-548-2250, ext. 107. https://www.tpi-berkeley.org/get-involved/art-show-2013.
A day of contest dance with Native American food and authentic crafts. 11 a.m. Dec. 8. Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Oakland. https://flyersup.com/flyers/annual-pow-wow-oakland-ca-2013-12-08.
Meadow Vista's Christmas Fair
Vendors including Christmas decorations, food, pottery, handmade gifts, beauty products, jewelry, handbags; Santa. Noon Dec. 8. The Beda Place, 990 Meadow Gate Road, Meadow Vista. Free. 530-878-2332. www.thebedaplace.com.
Sharon Art Studio Winter Holiday Bazaar
Hand-crafted ceramics, fine art, glass, jewelry, metal work, and textiles produced by master students will be exhibited and on sale. 11 a.m. Dec. 8. Sharon Art Studio, 300 Bowling Green Drive, San Francisco. Free. 415-753-7005. www.sharonartstudio.org.
Shop Party Holiday Craft Show
Handmade goods, gifts, foods and more. Proceeds from go to Artstart. 11 a.m. Dec. 8, DeTurk Round Barn, 819 Donahue St., Santa Rosa. $2 donation. www.facebook.com/shoppartysr.,
Winter Open Studios and Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair
The Norton Factory Studios Winter Open Studios and Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Resident artists open their Jingletown studios to the public, and a curated group of 20 other local artisans will show and sell their wares. This event runs in partnership with Jingletown's annual Winter Art Walk, with an additional 75 artists at seven nearby locations. 11 a.m. Dec. 8. Norton Factory Studios, 3094 E. 10th St., Oakland. Free. www.nortonfactorystudios.com.
Art Gifts Galore by the Artists of Gallery House, Holiday
Art for the Holidays
Gallery artists are joined by 25 fine craft artists in Art for the Holidays, the annual gift gallery at Healdsburg Center for the Arts. A lively variety of art and craft items are available, including ceramics, encaustics, glass, jewelry, paintings, prints, and textiles. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza St., Healdsburg. www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com.
Pence Gallery Holiday Market
Find beaded jewelry, wheel-thrown ceramics, hand-woven scarves, mugs, platters, and one of a kind artwork by Charlene Doiron Reinhart, Liz Webb, Deb Hill, Natalie Mackenzie, Marjan Kluepfel and many other favorite area artists. Holiday wreathes, ornaments and cards. Proceeds from Holiday Market go directly to support artists and the Pence's education programs. 11:30 a.m. Dec. 10; 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11; 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12; 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13; 6 p.m. Dec. 13; 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14; 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15; 11:30 a.m. Dec. 16; 11:30 a.m. Dec. 17 Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis. Free. 530-758-3370. www.pencegallery.org.
Artsy Girls presents: A Christmas Boutique for Inter-Faith
Artsy Girls will host a Christmas Boutique for Inter-Faith Ministries. Shopfor handmade items and other gifts amongst costumed ballerinas and live music. A fundraiser for the food pantry at Inter-Faith Ministries of Greater Modesto.
5 p.m. Dec. 13; noon Dec. 14. Old World Savings Bank, 10th and I streets, Modesto. Free. (209) 572-3117.
The Holiday Boutique of the Art League of Lincoln will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 14.
Art Center of the Art League of Lincoln., 580 Sixth St., Lincoln. Free. http://Www.all4art.net.
Murer House Christmas Boutique
Holiday crafts. Everything locally made.
10 a.m. Dec. 13; 10 a.m. Dec. 14. Murer House, Joe Murer Court, Folsom. Free. (916) 985-3250. www.murerhouse.org.
Youth in Arts
Holiday "Pop-Up" Shop. Meet local artisans and purchase unique, handmade gift items. Jewelry with precious metals and semiprecious stones, hand-felted scarves, art glass plates and bowls, all-natural pet products, one-of-a-kind tree ornaments, greeting cards, shirts, animal toys for children and more.
A percentage of all sales supports Youth in Arts programs for local children. 5 p.m. Dec. 13; noon Dec. 14. Youth In Arts, 917 C St., San Rafael. Free. (415) 457-4878. http://youthinarts.org.
Hawaiian Holiday Craft and Bake Sale
Fundraiser for Hula On Productions,. day of music, mini plate lunches and hula dancing throughout the day.
10 a.m. Dec. 14. St. Patrick's Parish Center, 409 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. Free. (415) 891-7887. www.hulaon.org.
Nubian Crafters Holiday Expo
Christmas and Kwanzaa holiday crafts, ethnic cards, jewelry, accessories, decorations and gifts.
10 a.m. Dec. 14. Florin Business Arts Complex, 2251 Florin Road, Sacramento. (916) 427-7715.
KPFA Crafts Fair
Benefiting KPFA Public Radio. Juried crafts fair showcasing 200 exhibitors presenting affordable art and crafts. Offers food court, live music and 'Edible Tastings' - local food artisans serving samples.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 14; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 15. Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., San Francisco. $10. (510) 848-6767. www.kpfa.org/craftsfair.
Annual Arts and Craft Show
Sacramento Fine Arts Center's annual arts and crafts show - in conjunction with the San Juan Unified K-12 Art Exhibit in the Gallery, with food, refreshments and live music in the evening.
11 a.m. Dec. 14. Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. Free. (916) 716-5951. www.sacfinearts.org/craft.html.
Local Sonoma County Christmas art and craft.
Proceeds go to Jacob's Fund, a scholarship fund at Pleasant Hill Christian School in Sebastopol.
10 a.m. Dec. 14; 10 a.m. Dec. 15. Pleasant Hill Christian School, 1782 Pleasant Hill Road, Sebastopol. free. (707) 829-1729. http://sebastopolholidayhometour.com.
Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios
All manner of fine art and craft will be shown during this free self-guided tour, including blown glass, functional amd decorative
ceramics, ornaments, Menorahs, lamps amd lighting,
painted and custom furniture, garden art, floor cloths,
one-of-a-kind clothing, textiles, many styles of
jewelry, leather bags, recycled art, sculpture,
photography, paintings, mosaics, stained glass,
original prints and works on paper, and artisan wines. All work is handcrafted, and many pieces are
one-of-a-kind. 11 a.m. Dec. 14; 11 a.m. Dec. 15; 11 a.m. Dec. 21; 11 a.m. Dec. 22. Berkeley Artisans, 2547 Eighth St., Berkeley. Free. (510) 845-2612. www.berkeleyartisans.com.
Puppet shows, crafts, and "children-only" store, handcrafted gifts, live music, food, soup competition. 10 a.m. Dec. 14. Camellia Waldorf School, 5701 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento. Free admission with nominal charges for some activities. (916) 427-5022. www.camelliawaldorf.org.
Christmas Parade and Holiday Market
Benicia's parade starts at 10 a.m. at First and D Street and ends at H Street. The parade features local marching bands, dancers, and the much-anticipated Santa Claus. The Holiday Market features handcrafted arts and crafts, gourmet items and foods. 10 a.m. Dec. 14. Free. (707) 745-9791. www.beniciamainstreet.org.
Farmers' Market Holiday Crafts Fair
The Berkeley Farmers' Market Holiday Crafts Fair, a benefit for the Ecology Center, features local craftspeople and artisans selling a variety of handcrafted gifts (ceramics, fine art, jewelry, cards, clothes, tote bags, body products, toys, and more) and continuous live music. All this in addition to the Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market..
10 a.m. Dec. 14; 10 a.m. Dec. 21. MLK Civic Center Park, Center Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley. Free. (510) 548-3333. http://ecologycenter.org/fm.
Fairfax Craft Faire
A wide variety of local vendors will be selling sustainably derived crafts and products. Enjoy live music, treats and apple cider. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 14. Fairfax Pavilion, 142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. Free. www.fxcraftfaire.com.
Program: Holiday Nature Crafts
Join the UC Botanical Garden for a family program to create gifts and festive decorations inspired by the Garden's diverse collection of plants. Make nature-inspired crafts, including: Nature-filled globes, mini evergreen wreaths, greeting cards from pressed botanicals, garden animal ornaments, and pine cone bird feeders, plus refreshments. All materials provided.
Drop-ins welcome. Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/k86o5z7.
10 a.m. Dec. 14. UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley. $18, $15 Garden members . http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/bot.html?event_ID=68561&date=2013-12-14&filter=Event%20Type&filtersel=.
McConaghy House Family Program
Visit with Santa Claus at the historic McConaghy House. There will be crafts, storytime, cookies and cider.
10 a.m. Dec. 14. McConaghy House, 18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. $3-$5. (510) 581-0223. www.haywardareahistory.org.
Harley Farms Christmas Faire
Discover hand-made gifts-felted knitwear, sea glass jewelry, hand-forged pewter, alpaca scarves, block print cards, re-purposed burlap bags, goats milk paint, candles and foodie delights. Music on Dec. 14 features Celtic sounds by Light House String Band. Americana/roots guitarist Billy Manzik plays Dec. 15. Craft workshops are wreath-making, lino block and printing and wet felting.
11 a.m. Dec. 14; 11 a.m. Dec. 15. Harley Farms, 205 North St., Pescadero. Free. www.harleyfarms.com.
Holiday Boutique and Lunch
The Boutique will be full of treats and unique handcrafted gifts, including homemade jams, jellies and chutneys, Christmas wreaths and holiday items. .
Lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Net proceeds benefit charities. 9 a.m. Dec. 14. St. John's Episcopal Church. 14 Lagunitas Road, Ross, Boutique. Free. Lunch is $15. www.stjohnsross.org/tour.
Celebrate the holidays at the Marin Country Mart and Farmers Market. Santa, children's entertainment, holiday cookie decorating, pony rides, and face painting, locally made arts and crafts.
9 a.m. Dec. 14. Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. Free. (415) 461-5715. www.marincountrymart.com.
Ron Shoop of Random House, Wendy Pearl of Penguin, and Dandy Conway-Random House Children's Books will introduce books for holiday giving. Lamorinda craftsmen and women will have their own celebration in the West Wing with a display of holiday themed arts and crafts.
Noon Dec. 14. Orinda Books, 276 Village Square, Orinda. Free. http://orindabooks.com.
Holiday Indie Craft Fair
Fifty vendors offer holiday indie craft fair inside the K street mall. Santa will also be there for photo ops.
10 a.m. Dec. 14. Sacramento Downtown Plaza, 547 L St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 442-4000. www.facebook.com/events/589889967727656.
Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire
Featuring Asian and Pacific Islander themed arts and crafts and foods from more than 90 vendors. [Note: Not all vendors accept credit/debit cards.
Silver Bells offers FREE Admission, FREE Raffle
10 a.m. Dec. 14. St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. Free. (415) 931-2294. www.kimochi-inc.org/silverbells.htm .
MakeArt: Gingerbread Architectural Models
Second annual gingerbread architectural models workshop. Spend the afternoon designing and building. Choose from an assortment of fun building materials, such as candy, cookies, banana chips, and hot peppers. This MakeArt workshop is appropriate for children ages 8-12. Children ages 6-7 are also welcome with parent participation. 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third St., San Francisco. $10. www.sfmcd.org.
Margo's Craft Workshops
12/14: Star Light, Star Bright. Winter Origami.
No registration required.
2 p.m. Dec. 14. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave., Albany. free. (510) 526-3720. www.facebook.com/AlbanyCALibrary.
Memory Wire Bracelet Class
In this introductory workshop, you'll learn how to create simple yet stylish bracelets using memory wire.
Class fee is $10 and the class runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Students must register in advanced.
10:30 a.m. Dec. 14. Bead Inspirations, 1544 Park St., Alameda. $10. (510) 337-1203. http://beadinspirations.com/calendarhours-ezp-5.html.
Misfit Toy Factory III
A live artmaking event featuring more than 35 artists making sculptures, toys, and gifts onsite in the gallery space. All works will be cash and carry for $40 each.
6 p.m. Dec. 14. Root Division, 3175 17th St., San Francisco. Free. http://www.rootdivision.org.
Olde Tyme Country Christmas
Arts, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, and other gift items; Christmas carols; Santa; more than 40 vendors.
Historical Preston Castle Tours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday ($10).
Historical Flashlight Tours: 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday only ($20).
10 a.m. Dec. 14; 10 a.m. Dec. 15. Preston Castle, 900 Palm Drive, Ione. Free. (209) 256-3623. www.prestoncastle.com.
Use photographs and cut-outs to turn your memories into personalized ornaments to decorate your tree or give away as a gift.
Class runs from 1 to 5 p.m. & the fee is $40, plus a $12 materials kit. Students must register in advanced.
1 p.m. Dec. 14. Bead Inspirations, 1544 Park St., Alameda. $52. (510) 337-1203. http://beadinspirations.com/calendarhours-ezp-5.html.
Sanctuary Ministries Holiday Boutique
Gifts made by local vendors ranging from artwork, handmade quilts, custom jewelry and more.
Live music, food, raffle table.
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec 14.
Sanctuary Ministries. 2250 Commerce Ave. Concord. Free. (925) 827-9637. www.facebook.com/pages/Sanctuary-Ministries-Holiday-Boutique/749003908449454.
Santa's Helpers Holiday Gift Faire
Santa's Helpers have been hard at work to create this old world shopping market. More than 100 artisans . Christmas items, home decor, art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, handmade crafts, speciality items and gourmet foods. Carolers, elves with candy canes and food.
10 a.m. Dec. 14; 11 a.m. Dec. 15. Napa Valley Expo Fairgrounds, 575 Third St., Napa. Free admission free parking. (707) 257-7144. www.santashelpersnapa.com.
Sonoma County Boutique Shoppers Expo
"Winter Wonderland" Vendor Fair with more than 80 vendors in apparel, arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, home fashion, and products and services offered for the entire family. Event will be hheld in the E.C. Kraft and Garrett Building.
10 a.m. Dec. 14. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Free. (707) 396-9823. www.socoboutiqueshoppersexpo.com.
The Marilynn O'Hare Arts and Crafts
The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
2 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 16; 2 p.m. Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Dec. 18; 2 p.m. Dec. 19; 2 p.m. Dec. 20; 2 p.m. Dec. 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Children's Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. (510) 452-2259. http://fairyland.org/events-and-performances/schedule-of-events.
Tour de Noel Christmas House Tour
The 27th annual Tour de Noel, a Christmas House Tour and Holiday Boutique. The 2013 Tour de Noel will include its traditional Christmas House Tour of homes decorated for the holidays, Holiday Boutique of seasonal crafts, homemade preserves and baked goods made by parishioners. All proceeds benefit charities in our community in Marin County and beyond.
Our shuttle van system will take participants from the church to and from each home on a circuit. Six reserved ticket times are available. Advance purchase recommended. A map will be emailed with ticket confirmation.
9 a.m. Dec. 14. St. John's Episcopal Church, 14 Lagunitas Road, Ross. $30-$55. (415) 456-1102. http://www.stjohnsross.org/tour.
Family-friendly activities at Santa's Workshop.
noon Dec. 14; noon Dec. 15. Japan Center Malls, 1737 Post St., San Francisco. Free. www.sfjapantown.org.
Christmas Craft Faire
The second annual Christmas Craft Faire features one-of-a-kind artisanal items for sale such as hand-knit, crocheted, and embroidered crafts and clothing, jewelry, notecards, candy, jam, pickles, and much more.
Noon Dec. 15; noon Dec. 22 Petaluma United Methodist Church, 410 D St., Petaluma. http://petalumaumc.org/craft-faire.
Christmas Fun Day
Designed for children sixth grade and younger. Food, games, crafts, pizza, fellowship and more.
1 p.m. Dec. 15. Bear Creek Community Church, 11171 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi. $10 per child. (209) 369-2202.
Junior Academy: Family Nature Crafts (ages 5-11).
Dec. 15: Academy Paper Orbs.
Dec. 22: Snowflake Boxes.
Dec. 29: Recycled Caribou.
Get creative with nature-themed craft projects designed for families with children ages 5-11. Space is limited. Free with Academy admission.
10 a.m. Dec. 15; 10 a.m. Dec. 22; 10 a.m. Dec. 29. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco. Free with Academy admission. (415) 379-8000. www.calacademy.org/tickets.
10:00 a.m. Dec. 22; 10:00 a.m.
Christmas Carols Service where you will have the opportunity to hear and sing Christmas carols . Visit the Holiday Bazaar where you'll find one-of-a-kind items.
There will be a free festive reception after the service.
4 p.m. Dec. 21. The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 1750 29th Ave., San Francisco. Donations and free will offerings accepted. (415) 564-2324. www.incarnationsf.org.
Make fun crafts.
10:30 p.m. Dec. 23. Ingleside Branch Library, 1298 Ocean Ave., San Francisco. Free. http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1015152001.
New Year's Banner
Make the end of 2013 memorable by visiting the Discovery Museum with family and friends. Explore exhibits, a nature walk and the craft room. Kids ages 12 and younger color and assemble a New Year Banner to take home. Admission includes an animal presentation at noon and 2 p.m., the Space Quest! exhibit and planetarium shows at 1 and 3 p.m. (for ages 4 and older).
Dec. 26; Dec. 27. Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, 3615 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 808-3942. http://www.thediscovery.org/Events-Activities/activities-calendar.html.
Learn a bit about snowflakes. As a take home, children ages 12 and younger craft a Jack Frost wand. Admission includes an animal presentation at noon and 2 p.m., the Space Quest! exhibit and planetarium shows at 1 and 3 p.m. (for ages 4 and older).
Dec. 28; Dec. 29; Dec. 30; Dec. 31. Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, 3615 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 808-3942. http://www.thediscovery.org/Events-Activities/activities-calendar.html.
Ring in the New year with Snoopy, hands-on crafts for kids, and Santa Rosa's only Up-Down and Baby Balloon Drops at noon, and root beer toasts at noon and 3 p.m..
10 a.m. Dec. 31. Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. Museum admission; $10 general; $5 seniors, youth(free for museum members). (707) 579-4452. www.schulzmuseum.org.
Celebrate the Jewish New Year for the Trees by creating a miniature forest out of art materials.
1:00 p.m. Jan. 5. Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., San Francisco. Free with regular admission. (415) 655-7800. http://thecjm.org .
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