You can feel it rushing towards you like the Polar Express. The Holidays are coming! ARE YOU READY?? Don’t let the stress monster harsh your holiday buzz. Get your holiday shopping done EARLY with the great gift and craft shows coming to the area as early as the first week of November. The Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood is also at your disposal to help you check off all of those boxes on Santa’s list.
Holiday Craft Fairs
The Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show is November 5 – 6 at the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church. Buy directly from more than 50 award winning artists and artisans as well as gourmet foods, jewelry, candles, wearable art and more. You are sure to find that unique gift that will warm the heart of that special someone this holiday season.
The Puget Sound Artists Gift Show, held at the very special creative hub, ArtWorks, in Edmonds, offers holiday shoppers one of a kind, affordable gifts from over 30 local artists and craft makers. This is the perfect opportunity to ensure that the holidays are truly special with a one of a kind gift of art, for yourself or someone on the nice list who deserves a little bit of extra beauty for the holidays.
Another unique opportunity from Artworks in Edmonds is the Artist’s Suitcase Market, held on December 4th this year. Think of it as a flea market of art and artist supplies as local artists clean out their studios to make way for next year’s creativity and hawk their wares in their own uniquely created suitcases. There will be something perfect in one of those cases for that burgeoning Picasso in your life.
The Snohomish Holiday Market is November 19 – 20. Featuring the wares from more than 60 local business, crafters, artisans, purveyors of fine foods and more, make a whole fun day at the Market with lots of food and SANTA! Located at the Thomas Family Farm, the holiday spirit will be spilling over at this annual holiday shopping tradition.
Of course, some of those gifts on your lists are only going to be found at the regions largest shopping mall. The Alderwood Mall is gearing up for the holidays right now. Santa arrives on November 9th. You can make a reservation to see Santa and avoid those long lines of over-excited kiddos. On November 19 & 20, the mall is welcoming the Hassle-Free Holiday Squad who will show how you how to park and shop like a pro. There will be daily prize giveaways, special swag and more. Learn how to make the most of your holiday shopping without going crazy.
The mall is open daily from 10am to 9pm with nearly 200 shops, department stores, specialty boutiques, electronic stores and more. Be sure to check for special holiday hours coming soon. Use our handy shopping tool to plot out your plan of attack. There tons of dining choices, coffee shops and a Whole Foods Market nearby, so you won’t be overcome by a case of the hangries while on your shopping mission.
If you need to take a break from the shopping madness, stop by the AMC Loews Cineplex and catch the latest holiday, kid friendly, or grown up films so that you will have great conversation starters for all your holiday parties and mixers. Pick up AMC gift certificates for the movie goers on your shopping list.