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The Columbia-Pacific region has become a hub for makers, crafters and artists. This weekend is the first chance to get an early start on holiday gift shopping. Below are the first handmade and homegrown holiday gift bazaars to check out the first week of December.
HiiH Lights Winter Bazaar
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
Where: HiiH Lights Barn (89120 Lewis and Clark Road)
Lam Quang and Kestrel Gates of HiiH, makers of artisanal paper lights, will host their third annual one-day handcrafted homegrown gift bazaar.
The family hosts two bazaars a year — one in the summer and one in the winter. While the summer bazaar is partially outdoors, the winter bazaar will be inside the barn.
The bazaar will bring artists, makers and farmers — everything is handmade. Just a small sampling of the items for sale include jewelry, honey, handmade paper lights and gourmet ice cream.
Gates noted: “This bazaar is about creating community and supporting the local economy.”
For more information, visit their website (HiiHLights.com) and their event page on Facebook.
Holiday Bazaar at the Loft at The Red Building
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3
Where: Loft at the Red Building (20 Basin St., Astoria)
The Loft at the Red Building business owner Briana Carignan will head up hosting an annual holiday bazaar. Noting that this is the first year for this bazaar, Carignan said, “We are hoping for a great turn-out and hope to continue to do one next year.”
The event will feature a combination of handmade products from local artisans as well as non-handmade products like DoTerra, LipSense and Scentsy. Dough Dough Bakery from Seaside will fuel the holiday shopping experience. Positive Touch will be on hand for massages.
For more information, call Carignan at 971-409-6246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the Facebook event page.
Gifts that Make a Difference
When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
Where: The Liberty Theatre McTavish Room (1203 Commercial St.)
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
Where: Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church (corner of Harrison Avenue and 11th Street)
Winter Pop Up Market
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16
Where: 936 Commercial St.
Sou’Wester Lodge Handmade Bazaar
When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16
Where: The Sou’Wester Lodge (3728 J Pl., Seaview)
The Adrift Hotel Bazaar
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16
Where: 409 Sid Snyder Drive, Long Beach, Washington
The Carruthers Bazaar
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17; 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18
Where: 1198 Commercial St., Astoria