At Marblehead houses of worship, all’s ‘fair’ during Christmas Walk 

In addition to local businesses, a number of Marblehead houses of worship will welcome visitors for fairs and other special events during Christmas Walk weekend.

Here is an overview:

The annual Christmas Fair at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the church’s Parish Center, 80 Atlantic Ave.

Enjoy tasty food and unique, artisanal Christmas gifts created by local artisans and crafters, and enter raffles for hotel gift cards and a “giant” lottery tree, among other prizes. 

Beginning at 11 a.m., ‘Mrs. Santa’ invites children to share their holiday wish lists with her at the Unitarian Universalist Red Bow Fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at 28 Mugford St.

During the fair, the church will also have a “Living Nativity,” with a real animal petting zoo between 1 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 3.

From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grace Community Church, 17 Pleasant St., will host its open house in the Fellowship Hall, with treats and warm hospitality.

The annual Christmas Fair at St. Michael’s Church, 26 Pleasant St., which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. will include the church’s traditional bake table, jewelry table, wreaths and greens, beads and our online silent auction.

Visitors can also bid in an auction that is already underway online. The online bidding will close at midnight Dec. 2, but in-person bidding will continue during the fair.

The auction, which features more than 50 items, benefits the church’s ongoing mission activities, worship services and operations.

The Unitarian Universalist Red Bow Fair will also welcomes visitors between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at 28 Mugford St.

Organizers invite you to shop for wreaths for your door, save money by visiting a room full of white elephant treasures, treat your loved ones to inexpensive books and best sellers, try fair trade olive oil, take part in a dollhouse raffle, or enjoy the Sweets and Treats table of homemade baked goods.

There will be a host of children’s activities, including a chance to talk with Mrs. Santa, beginning at 11 a.m.

The Red Bow Fair Café features delicious lunches and is open from 11 to 2 p.m.

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