Now that Halloween is almost behind us, excitement is brewing for the winter holidays. Maybe it’s because of the winter weather that has hit Alaska, or that bazaars have already begun, but the upcoming winter bazaars have got us charged for holiday shopping. With your Alaska car rentals you’ll be able to enjoy these holiday bazaars to their fullest, without having to miss out on purchasing all the goods you desire.
But don’t take just our word for it. Let us show you some of the bazaars that are available in Alaska this season.
The Holiday Food and Gift Festival
Taking place from November 7 to 8, the Holiday Food and Gift Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free, so the only expenses you need to worry about are what you buy and the reasonably priced $1/hour parking in the garage for your Alaska car rentals.
This is the 28th year that the festival has been held, and offers both locally crafted goods and international imports. There are 120 vendors to peruse. Finish off the bazaar with a picture with Santa in Santa Land. Make sure to bring your own camera for this, though! You can find the bazaar at West Seventh Avenue and F Street in Anchorage, Alaska.
Bad Girls of the North’s Unique Boutique
Located at The Lakefront Anchorage in Anchorage and running from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 6 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, the Bad Girls of the North’s Unique Boutique offers a wide variety of locally made goods. There are great gift options including handmade jewelry, scarves and clothing, pottery, art and silk paintings, leather bags, and fleece hats to keep your loved ones warm. If you’re a culinary fiend, you’ll be thrilled to find handcrafted wooden cutting boards and gourmet food. Make sure to keep plenty of space free in your Alaska car rentals to load up on these delightful local artisanal gifts! This event has free admission.
Stop through Chugiak in your Alaska car rentals
If you’re driving through Chugiak on Saturday, November 7, why not make a stop at the Chugiak Elementary School Holiday Bazaar. Running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 19932 Old Glenn Highway, you’ll get a good start on holiday gift shopping here. With upwards of 40 vendors from around Chugiak and nearby towns, you’ll be able to buy art, baked goods, wool gloves, hand-knitted products, and woodworking.
Also in Chugiak is the River of Life’s Fall Craft Fair and Bazaar at 21301 Voyles Blvd. The Bazaar is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. Available at the bazaar are baked goods, handcrafted products, and crafts.
The Christmas Towne Bazaar
If you’re headed back to Anchorage in your Alaska car rentals, make the time to stop by the Christmas Towne Bazaar. This incredible event is host to over 125 booths run by Alaska’s local artists and artisans. Shop around the bazaar for Alaskan fashions in clothing, jewelry, pet gifts, and quilted and hand sewn products. If you’re looking for gifts on the artsy side, there’s certainly no shortage of those! Discover the photography, décor, paper crafts, art, pottery, glass blown designs, and woodworking of Alaskan locals. All this shopping may make you hungry, so make sure to grab a few of the delicious foodstuffs available in the market.
Feeling charitable while you’re shopping? Stop by the Cookie Caper fundraiser to show your support and check out local music.
The Christmas Towne Bazaar is located at 13400 Elmore Road in Anchorage, and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday, November 7.
Alaska is a place of holiday cheer and beautiful handcrafted delights, as you’re soon to discover. Begin your holiday shopping in style when you book your Alaska car rentals with Avis.