2012 Holiday Fairs and Bazaars in Montreal
Nov. 2 – 4
Salon des Artisans Dorval
Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. (514) 633-4170. More than 20 artisans with a wide selection of toys, decorations, utility pieces, clothing and the addition of a home baking section. www.dorvalartisans.org
Family Church Bazaar
Montreal West United Church, 88 Ballantyne Ave. N., Montreal West. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. (514) 482-3210. Home baking, jams & jellies, knitted items, children’s nearly new toy table including books, silent auction, sit-down luncheon and more. www.mwuc.org
St. Philip’s Church, 7505 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal West. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. (514) 481-4871. Home-baked items, books, knitted items, collectibles, home furnishings, jams & jellies, candy, attic treasures, potpourri, CDs, games & tapes, etc. Lunch available from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 & 17
St. Columba-by-the-Lake Presbyterian Church, 11 Rodney, Pointe Claire. Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. (514) 697-2091. Baked goods, sausages, soups, international delicacies, fashion, decor, books, Christmas crafts and more. Supper/lunch available.
Nov. 16 & 17
The Anglican Church of the Resurrection, 99 Mount Pleasant Ave., Pointe Claire. Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. (514) 697-1910. Attic treasures, baking, books, crafts, cuddle shop, gifts, jams & jellies, silent auction. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.
Summerlea United Church, 225 – 50th Ave., Lachine. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. (514) 634-2651. Country store with tourtières, books, jewelry, gift baskets, tempting treasures, Santa table and more. Lunch served at 11 a.m.
Mount Royal United Church, 1800 Graham Blvd., T.M.R.. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. (514) 739-7741. Home baking, handicrafts, jewelry, silent auction, raffle, games and a lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.mountroyalunited.ca
Edgewater Elementary School, 220 Cardinal-Leger, Pincourt. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. (514) 425-6461. A variety of crafts and baked goods. All proceed will be used to support the school by purchasing equipment and resource books, funding fieldtrips and more. Lunch will be served.
Treats and Treasures Craft Sale
Centre Greene Community Centre, 1090 Greene Ave., Westmount. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. (514) 931-6202. Annual craft sale and bazaar with more than 30 tables, bake sale, raffle, children’s activities and a home cooked lunch. All proceeds go to supporting community programs. www.centregreene.org
St. Geneviève United Church, 4697 St. Jean Blvd., D.D.O. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. (514) 626-4795. Crafts, toys, candy, baked goods, decorations, “New-to-You”, lunch room and more.
Fall & Christmas Fair
Dorval-Strathmore United Church, 310 Brookhaven Ave., Dorval. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. (514) 631-6171. Shop for baked goods, crafts, costume jewelry and more, then stop by the cafe for a bite to eat. Proceeds go to support the community and church.
Nov. 17 – 18
Pointe Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe Claire. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. (514) 697-0441. Annual exhibition and sale of decorative and functional pottery by the Claycrafters Potter Studio. www.claycrafters.ca
Nov. 17 & 18
Christmas Artisan Sale
Whitlock Golf Club, 128 Cote St. Charles, Hudson. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. (450) 458-5305. More than 30 artisans will display their work. Jewelry, crafts, glasswork, clothing, sculpture, pottery and more. www.whitlockgcc.com
Nov. 17 & 18
Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster Ave. S., Montreal West. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission and parking. Paintings, photography, sculptures, handknits, beauty products, chocolates, woodworking, preserves, crafts, pottery, jewelry, baked goods and much more.
Nov. 17 & 18
Arts & Crafts Fair
Dollard Civic Centre, 12001 de Salaberry, D.D.O. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking. (514) 684-1012. An exhibition and sale with more than 80 artisans and 30 artists. Flavoured teas, soy candles, pet beds & coats, dog biscuits, organic soaps, jewelry, sculptures, clothing, handmade toys, wooden cutting boards and salad bowls, nature photographs, fudge, baked goods, artwork and more. Huge cupcake sale, tea room and piano concerts. www.dollardartcentre.com
St. Michael's & All Angels Anglican Church, 15556 Cabot St., Pierrefonds. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. (514) 62604205. Over 30 vendors with handmade and specialty items from local craftspeople, artisans and small businesses. Baked goods, lunch and a raffle table.
Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 875 Marcel Laurin Blvd., St. Laurent. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. (514) 747-9347. Books, toys, jewelry, baked goods, raffle and much more. Lunch room available. www.our-lady-fatima.org
German Christmas Bazaar
T.M.R. Town Hall, 90 Roosevelt Ave., Mont-Royal. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. (450) 465-0872. A variety of German food, drink, entertainment as well as Christmas decorations and gifts awaits you at this traditional annual Christmas season event. www.germansociety.ca/bazaar
Holiday Craft Fair
Westwood Junior High School, 2800 du Bordelais, St. Lazare. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. (514) 402-2943. Crafters and artisans offer fine jewelry, knitted treasures, and home-crafted items. There will be a raffle table, gently-used book sale, café and much more. www.westwood.lbpsb.qc.ca
Nov. 24 – 25
Salon des Artisans de Pointe Claire
Pointe Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe Claire. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission. (514) 630-1220. Forty artisans will be selling their handmade crafts, including jewelry, clothing, pottery, soaps etc. Tea room and raffle. www.ville.pointe-claire.qc.ca
Nov. 24 – 25
Westmount Library Book Sale
Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. (514) 989-5299. Shop for contemporary novels, non-fiction, art and children’s books all in great condition. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new materials for the library. www.westlib.org
Alexander von Humboldt German International School, 216 Victoria Dr., Baie d'Urfe. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. (514) 457-2886. Christmas decorations and wreaths, handicrafts, books and European food specialties. Many prizes to be won. Free daycare for little visitors. www.avh.montreal.qc.ca
Nov. 28 – 29
Fall Bazaar Blitz
Akiva School, 450 Kensington, Westmount. Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. Free admission. (514) 939-2430. Items for the entire family including men's, women's and children's fashion, housewares, toys and more. www.akivaschoo.com
Nov. 28 – 29
Jewelry Sample Sale
Cedarcrest Elementary School, 1505 Muir St., St. Laurent. Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. (514) 744-2614. Amazing jewelry and scarves all under $10. Holiday gift ideas. www.emsb.qc.ca/cedarcrest
Nov. 29 – Dec. 9
The Nutcracker Market
Palais des Congrès, 1001 place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal. Mondays to Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. 514 871-8122. Huge market with more than 70 merchants offering Christmas and holiday gift ideas such as clothing, accessories, beauty aids, household items, food, kids’ toys and more. www.marchecassenoisette.com
Montreal West Annual Used Book Sale
Montreal West Children's Library, 314 Northview St., Montreal West. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. (514) 484-7194. Good quality used books. www.mwcl.ca
St. Vincent-de-Paul Community Centre, 1111 place Jean-Eudes-Blanchard, St. Vincent-de-Paul (Laval). 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission. (450) 664-4711. The 2nd edition of a unique Christmas event with exhibitors, Christmas movies, choir performance and much more.
Nov. 30 – Dec. 1
Arts & Christmas Fair
Villa Maria High School, 4245 Decarie Blvd., Montreal. 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission. (514) 484-4950. November 30 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., December 1 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 40 artisans will be selling their products, including Christmas decorations, cards and stationery, handcrafted designer soaps, one-of-a-kind dolls, fun bags and broaches, jewelry, and much more. www.villamaria.qc.ca
Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Recycling-Artists Eco- Fair
Biosphere, 160 ch. Tour-de-l'Isle, Montreal. Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. (514) 283-5000. More than 45 designers and artists selling unique and quality items from recovered materials: decorative objects, jewelry, fashion accessories and clothing for the whole family. Also enjoy free indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment, admission to the Biosphere's exhibitions, hot beverages and meet "Green" Santa. www.ec.gc.ca/biosphere
Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Schofield Hall, 90 Roosevelt Ave., T.M.R. Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. (514) 734-2900. More than 40 artisans selling jewelry, baked goods, preserves, stained glass, clothing and accessories, chocolates and more. With every purchase, you get entered in a draw to win a Rockland Shopping Centre gift certificate. www.town.mount-royal.qc.ca
Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Ave., Pointe Claire. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. (514) 697-0651. Home baking, meat pies, crafts, quilts, used books and artisan crafts including miniatures, jewelry, stained glass, bags, children's books and more.
Marché de Noël
Ecole Rudolf Steiner de Montreal, 4855 Kensington Ave., Montreal. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. (514) 481-5686. Over 40 artisans and vendors, puppet shows, toy and candle-making workshops ($), buffet restaurant available. www.ersm.org
Dec. 1 – Dec. 23
Marché de Noël et des Traditions de Longueuil
St. Mark Park, 340 St. Charles St., Longueuil. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. (450) 677-2125. Enjoy more than 55 decorated wood cabins with local artisans, designers and producers offering a variety of quality products such as chocolates, wine, jewelry, stained glass, soaps, fur, knitwear, handbags, wooden carvings and toys, Christmas decorations and more. www.vieuxmetiers.ca/marche
A host of free activities: outdoor fireplaces are the perfect place to listen to choirs, singers and storytellers and to watch folk and traditional dancers.
Artisans at work: Watch demonstrations by ice sculptors, blacksmiths, candle-makers and wax sculptors.
The return of Santa Claus: On Saturdays & Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit with Santa and receive some candy.
The North Pole Train: Children can take a train ride around the village and see the whole magical setting. The train ride ends with a visit with Santa Claus.
Valois United Church, 70 Belmont, Pointe Claire. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. (514) 697-0651. Artisan fair, crafts, home baking, used books, tea room, lunch room and more.
Dec. 1 – 2
St. Vincent-de-Paul Community Centre, 1111 place Jean-Eudes-Blanchard, St. Vincent-de-Paul (Laval). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. (450) 664-4711. The 2nd edition of a unique Christmas event with exhibitors, Christmas movies, choir performance and more.
Dec. 1 – 16
Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Fair
La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Perrot Blvd., N.D.I.P. Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. (514) 453-1510. More than 25 crafters (different ones each weekend) and raffles. Enjoy freshly baked goods and take a wagon ride to choose a Christmas tree (extra cost). Fundraising event for local charity. www.quinnfarm.qc.ca
Dec. 7 – 22
Salon des Metiers d'Art
Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetière St. W., Montreal. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (site closes at 6 p.m. on Sundays). Free admission. Cloak room $2.50. (514) 861-2787. Huge showcase of more than 350 exhibitors. Throughout the event, activities will be offered that will appeal to young and old: musical performances, fashion shows, demonstrations, film conferences, award ceremonies, Kids’ Day and more. www.metiers-d-art.qc.ca
Dec. 7 & 8
Holiday Craft Fair
Willingdon School, 5870 Terrebonne, Montreal. Friday from 3:40 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. (514) 488-6966. Craft fair featuring hand-made articles of all sorts. Wonderful treats and surprises. www.emsb.qc.ca/willingdon
Clearpoint Holiday Fair
Clearpoint Elementary School, 17 Cedar Ave., Pointe Claire. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission, small charge for activities. (514) 428-0067. Unique gifts, lunch at the Claus’ Café and a chance for little ones to decorate cookies. There will be a “Kids’ Only Room”, an ornament-decorating room, Kids’ spa and the big event…the raffle. Santa will also be there for photo ops. www.clearpoint.lbpsb.qc.ca
A Very "Cheery" Holiday Fair
North Shore Cheerleading Gym, 1430 Hymus Blvd., Dorval. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. (514) 683-6111. Crafts, ornaments, gift items, baked goods, tourtieres, preserves, used books, DVDs, VHS movies, Gold Party and much more. www.nscheer.com