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Get your shop on: Holiday craft shows aplenty in Waterloo region and beyond

If you need a gift for someone on your holiday shopping list, a craft show might just have the perfect item.
Need a unique gift? There are many craft shows in Waterloo region and the surrounding areas that could have the perfect item. (iStock)

'Tis the season to shop until you drop and there are a number of craft shows in Waterloo region and surrounding areas.

Below is a list of shows based on date.

All of the shows feature local crafters, artisans and small businesses with items that may be perfect for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list.

We may not have caught them all, so if you know of another craft fair happening that is not on this list, please let us know by emailing yournewskw@cbc.ca.

Saturday, Nov. 26

Kitchener Market Holiday Artisan Bazaar

Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E., Kitchener

7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Craft and Bake Sale

Messiah Lutheran Church, 700 Glen Forrest Blvd., Waterloo

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Proceeds to the Community Cupboard Outreach Program.

Etsy Holiday Market

RIM Park, 2001 University Ave. E., Waterloo

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Galaxy of Gifts

Luther Village on the Park, 141 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Grand Philharmonic Choir Holiday Craft Show

81 Willow St., Waterloo

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday Market

Edward Johnson Public School, 397 Stevenson St. N., Guelph

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GCVI's Cambodia Service Learning Team's Holiday Fair

Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute, 155 Paisley St., Guelph

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission: $3 per person, $10 per family - includes four tokens to be used at the fair

Proceeds to the students who will be participating in a service learning trip to Cambodia in July 2017.

Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 234, 57 Watson Parkway S., Guelph

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Admission: Free, free parking

Sunday, Nov. 27

The Kidney Christmas Market

The Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E., Kitchener

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free parking

Many crafters create beautiful hand painted ornaments. (CBC)

Thursday, Dec. 1

Christkindl Market

Kitchener City Hall

10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Admission: Free

Friday, Dec. 2

Christkindl Market

Kitchener City Hall

10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Admission: Free

Makers' Winter Market

Monogram Coffee Roasters, 16 Ainslie St. S., Cambridge

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Kitchener Market Holiday Artisan Bazaar

Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E., Kitchener

7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christkindl Market

Kitchener City Hall

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Admission: Free

Beechwood's Best: Art Market

Centennial Public School, 141 Amos Ave., Waterloo

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Proceeds to the Clair Lake playground development.

Doon South Community Holiday Craft and Gift Show

401 New Dundee Rd., Kitchener

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Makers' Winter Market

Monogram Coffee Roasters, 16 Ainslie St. S., Cambridge

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Creative Spark

Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W., Guelph

​10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Monetary donation of $2 minimum or non-perishable food donations. 

Proceeds donated to Guelph Food Bank.

Christmas Bazaar

Three Willows United Church, 577 Willow Rd., Guelph

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Christmas Bazaar

The Elliott Community, 170 Metcalfe St., Guelph

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Christkindl Market

Kitchener City Hall

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission: Free

Kitchener Holiday Market

Bingemans, Embassy Room, 425 Bingemans Centre Dr., Kitchener

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Christmas in Cambridge Market

Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St., Cambridge

4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Keatsway Winter Marketplace

Keatsway Public School, 323 Keats Way, Waterloo

3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Friday, Dec. 9

Christmas in Cambridge Market

Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St., Cambridge

4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10

Christmas in Cambridge Market

Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St., Cambridge

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Features the Cambridge Farmers' Market

Sunday, Dec. 11

Christmas in Cambridge Market

Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St., Cambridge

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 17

Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon

St. Mary's Parish Centre, 115 York Rd., Guelph

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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