2015 Holiday Bazaar & Alternative Gift Market

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Nicholas with two unique holiday shopping opportunities at Prairiewoods! On the weekend of Dec. 5 and 6, you can get in the giving spirit when you buy your loved ones charitable gifts to local and global nonprofits or handcrafted gifts from local artists.

Alternative Gift Market at Prairiewoods
Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
For the first time ever, Cedar Rapids’ Alternative Gift Market is coming to Prairiewoods! Get ready for the holiday season with unique gift solutions when you shop the eighteenth annual market in Cedar Rapids. Instead of buying yet another tie for Uncle Mike, give a donation in his honor that will purchase a wheelchair for a disabled person in Ecuador or provide food for a family right here in Cedar Rapids. Uncle Mike will receive an attractive card describing the gift given in his honor, and you can rest assured that your gift has made a difference rather than collecting dust in a closet. This is a great opportunity to solve your gift-giving problems, help those in need, and learn about organizations making a difference in your community and around the world! The market has been held in Cedar Rapids since 1998. More than 45 local and global nonprofit organizations will be represented in this year’s event, which the whole family can enjoy. It is perfect for kids who want to share with needy children worldwide, for grandparents who enjoy socially-conscious gifts and for anyone who wants to improve the global society. (And it is ideal for those on your list who are hard to shop for!) Join us for this fun opportunity to give back to your loved ones and to the community. Admittance is free, and credit cards are accepted. Lunch will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/AGMCR.

Prairiewoods Holiday Bazaar (Rescheduled from Nov. 21)
Sunday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
The holiday season is about love and kindness, generosity and gratitude. But sometimes the quest to find the perfect gift or host the best party leads to more stress than serenity. This year, kick off the Christmas season in festive style at the annual Holiday Bazaar at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha), which was rescheduled from Nov. 21. Find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list and stock up on baked goods for parties or last-minute house guests. Jump start your holiday season by visiting some of your old favorite vendors, as well as several new ones from the local community. The wide range of gifts you can choose from include pottery, assorted jewelry, scarves, fun socks, children’s books, Trappistine caramels, gourmet chocolate pecans and a variety of beautiful hand-crafted items. When you need a break from shopping for friends and family, enjoy a fresh baked good or sloppy joe in our Coffee Corner. This will be a great opportunity to cross items off your shopping list and get into the holiday spirit! Admittance is free and gift prices are unbeatable. For more information, contact Prairiewoods at 319-395-6700.

Are you willing to help us spread the word? Please click here to download a poster to hang at your church or other organization.

Make it the ultimate holiday shopping weekend by attending both of these unique shopping opportunities that allow you to give personal, meaningful gifts to your loved ones this season!