If you have holiday shopping to finish – or to start – and want to avoid mall traffic, there are plenty of opportunities here in Auburn the next few weeks.  Here is a rundown:

November 30: North American Martyrs Church Hall, 8 Wyoma Drive, 9 am to 2 pm. Admission is $1 or a nonperishable food item per person; children younger than 14 admitted free. All admission proceeds will be donated to Kateri’s Kitchen food pantry. The bazaar features crafters, items from home-based businesses and more. Food will be available from Coco’s Tropical Ice.

December 7: St. Joseph’s Church, 194 Oxford St. N., 9 am – 2pm.  Featuring holiday items, jewelry, knits, baked goods, candy, attic treasures, plants, toys, and LOTS of raffle prizes including gift certificates! We also have a great selection of collectibles (i.e. – Boyds Bears, Annalee, Norman Rockwell, and even a retired Caroler from Byers’ Choice Ltd!) Stop by for lunch and do some shopping. There is something for everyone! Plenty of parking available. Handicap accessible.

December 7: Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St., 9 am to 2 pm.  Crafters, food, and more.  Also featuring the Third Annual Gingerbread Festival from 10 am to 2 pm.  Also, a visit from Santa from 9 am to 10:30 am.

December 14: Auburn High School, 99 Central St., Auburn Recreation and Culture hosts their first ever holiday craft fair from 9 am to 3 pm.  There will be food, activities, face painting and more!