Many parishes and schools around the diocese are holding Christmas fairs during the months of November and December. They are a wonderful opportunity to join with other members of the community, as we prepare for Advent and Christmas, and they are valuable fundraisers that help support many church ministries.
Below you will find a list of fairs around the Diocese of Portland. You are invited to visit any of them. To quickly find a fair near you, tap or click on any of the town names below.
Our Lady of Hope Parish will hold a Thanks4Giving Christmas Tree Display followed by a silent auction on November 6, at St. Pius X Church Hall, 492 Ocean Avenue in Portland. The trees will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and then will be raffled off during a silent auction, which will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be admission to the silent auction, which will include tickets for two glasses of wine with hors d'oeuvres provided by Maria's Ristorante and music from a live band. Reservations for the silent auction must be made by November 1 at https://ourladyofhopeportland.weshareonline.org.
FMI: Call Paul at 207-253-9856, Candi at 207-776-8827, or Mary Jane at 207-210-5511.
The Christmas fair at St. Charles Borromeo Church of All Saints Parish will be held Saturday, November 6, 8;30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the church hall at 132 McKeen Street in Brunswick.
The St. Hyacinth Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Hyacinth Church located on 268 Brown Street in Westbrook. The fair features gifts for all ages, crafts, food, raffles, and much more. For more information or if you would like to donate an item or items, please call (207) 854-1199.
The Bells of St. Mary’s Christmas Craft Fair and café will be held Saturday, November 13, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 144 Lincoln Street in Bath. The fair features handmade items and a silent auction.
The Daughters of St. Bernard will hold their Christmas fair on Saturday, November 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Bernard Church, 150 Broadway in Rockland. The fair will feature books, crafts, jewelry, raffles, white elephant items. For more info call Sue Umberger, president of the Daughters, at 207.542.5018.
The Sacred Heart Ladies Guild Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Sacred Heart Church Hall on Summer Street in Hallowell. The fair features homemade baked goods, candy, gifts a white elephant table, and a “Jewelry Corner.” There will also be raffles for gift certificates, a 50/50 raffle, and a café featuring reasonably priced food.
The Our Lady of the Rosary Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the downstairs church hall, located on 131 High Street in Sabattus. The fair will feature vendors, crafters, a bake sale, a basket raffle, and much more. For more information or if you want a table at the fair, contact Angela at (207) 754-1018.
St. Paul the Apostle Parish will hold a Christmas fair at St. Joseph Church, 531 North Main Street in Brewer, on Saturday, November 20, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The St. Rose of Lima Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature a raffle corner, along with great food such as turkey pot pies, fish chowder, fudge, pies, and other baked goods.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Christmas Fair, Windham
The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Christmas fair will be held December 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church on 919 Roosevelt Trail in Windham. The fair will feature handknitted and handsewn items, such as mittens, scarves, and aprons; jewelry; baked goods; and a Christmas Shoppe.
The Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord will hold a Christmas fair at St. Ann Church, 84 Main Street in Bradley, on Saturday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"Christmas Around the World" at Holy Martyrs of North America Church, Falmouth
The Parish of the Holy Eucharist will celebrate “Christmas Around the World” on Saturday, December 11, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Holy Martyrs of North America Church, 266 Foreside Road in Falmouth. During the evening, parishioners will share Christmas traditions, music, and food from their countries of origins. You’ll be able to sample Filipino morcon, German lebkuchen, Polish chrusciki, Venezuelan hallacas, and more! There will also be Christmas carols sung in multiple languages.