All Saints Episcopal Church will be holding its 80th annual Holly Bazaar Dec. 3.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. outside and inside the church’s campus on 40th Avenue and 214th Street in Bayside.
Among the fair’s expected features are a festive outdoor vendor village, including Kew and Willow Books, Color Street Nails, Clarke’s Christmas Crafts, Fred Adell’s Wildlife Art, VandC Baking’s Decorated Cookies, The Sock Man, Sharon’s Handmade Crafts and Antiques by Ellen Russell and many more.
Kids can look forward to meeting Santa Claus at the fair and get their pictures taken with him inside the church. Santa will also be giving out gifts to kids, while supplies last.
The common room inside the church will be transformed into the Holly Shops at All Saints, featuring the All Saints Shop, gently used gift items, costume jewelry, toys, the newly expanded Gingerbread Café and Teddy’s Room with lots of activities and crafts for children. Additionally, All Saints will be selling a limited number of fresh trees, as well as wreathes and poinsettias. Attendees can hang out at Frosty’s Lounge in the church yard, which will feature outdoor seating, portable heaters and live holiday music.
“Think Hallmark Christmas movie comes to All Saints Episcopal Church Bayside,” All Saints Episcopal Church Rector Laurence G. Byrne said. “We are so excited to be back in full swing for our 80th annual Holly Bazaar. It’s the culminating event of our 130th anniversary celebration serving the community of Bayside.”
During its 130th anniversary year, All Saints has launched a number of new community outreach initiatives. Some of these initiatives include the Arts at All Saints program, which provided free and low-cost community concerts, the inaugural Author’s Night, the Blessing Box, which is helping to fight food insecurity in Bayside, and the Now What? Town Hall on preventing gun violence in the community.
All Saints Episcopal Church was founded in 1892. Its congregation reflects the diverse population of Queens, with people of many cultures, from all walks of life and from many Christian denominations.