Christmas Markets

38th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 2

9AM – 2PM

Crestview UMC
1300 Morrow, Austin

The Crestview UMW is hosting the 38th Annual Holiday Bazaar this Saturday, November 2, to raise money to support the following charities: Water to Thrive, Strong Start, and the Montopolis Friendship Center Scholarships. Come by and get a head start on Christmas shopping with the quality handmade gifts for the holidays, year-round selections, and canned, baked and frozen food items.  Browse the quality vendor booths, while your children participate at the Kidz Krafts table.  The kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch.

In addition, a beautiful hand-made quilt has been donated and will be given to the person with the winning ticket that day. You can buy tickets for the drawing at $1 each or 6 for $5. Join the fun and help the sponsored organizations this Saturday!


Holiday Crafts Market

Saturday, November 9
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

sponsored by  Bethany Nursery Ministry

Join us for this holiday shopping event!
Rain or Shine. The show is indoors!

Contributing Vendors – Each vendor has donated an item to the silent auction to help raise funds for Bethany’s nursery program

Alternative Giving Opportunities will be available

Contact Jenn Griffith at 512-970-5130 or 

Family Fun & Activities

  • Photos with Santa, Noon – 3:00 PM
  • Food Vendors for breakfast and coffee & sandwiches & snacks available in the Cafe
  • Silent Auction with items from vendors and local businesses


UUMC Soiree Circle Hosting Benefit Night

Everyone is invited to get a head start on their Christmas shopping at Ten Thousand Villages!  The Soiree Circle of United Methodist Women will host a Benefit Night on Monday, November 11 at Ten Thousand Villages of Austin, 1317 S Congress Avenue (next to the Continental Club).  Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade retailer featuring products including home décor, jewelry, accessories and gifts from artisans in over 38 countries from around the world.

There will be snacks starting at 7:00 pm and a short presentation about the mission and operation of Ten Thousand Villages at 7:30 pm.  A percentage of all sales between 5:00 and 9:00 pm will go to Caritas but there is no pressure to make a purchase. Come and enjoy the fellowship while learning about fair trade.

Saint John’s UMC Alternative Christmas Market

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
Noon-3 P.M. Sunday, Dec. 8

The Christmas season is often filled with endless parties, massive to-do lists, and frantic searches for the perfect gift.  What if, this Christmas, we focused on giving the gift of hope? What if finding the perfect gift meant that we were actually able to change another person’s life?

Start a new Christmas tradition this year at the 3rd annual Alternative Christmas Market at Saint John’s United Methodist Church on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8. The Alternative Christmas Market provides a meaningful option to the same old gift-buying routine. Shoppers can honor their loved ones by giving to those who have a greater need locally and globally. More than 30 vendors representing several nonprofit organizations will be on hand to offer you a chance to purchase gifts that will make a difference.

Agencies will occupy booths in the Great Hall, sharing information about their services. Shoppers who wish to buy a particular service or good from an agency will pay for it at the booth and receive a card that can be given as a gift. Shoppers may also contribute to any agency they wish.

University UMC Alternative Gift Market
Sunday, December 8

Contact: Beth Kelley*

Each year, UUMC holds an Alternative Gift Market where all are invited to shop for holiday gifts that support local and global non-profit groups. There are always beautiful items to purchase as well as opportunities to make gift donations to groups such as Heifer International, local agencies and others.


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