Seaside OR - The 34th Annual Seaside Holiday Gift Fair will be held Friday, Nov. 28, 2 to 8 pm, Saturday, Nov. 29, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, Nov. 30, 11 am to 3 pm at the Seaside Civic & Conventions Center, 415 1st Avenue.

All items available at the fair are handcrafted and many of the exhibitors travel from beyond the local area to be a part of this professional, juried event.

This event is presented by the North Coast Creative Arts Association with assistance from the Seaside Chamber of Commerce.

The Holiday Gift Fair features works created by artists from the Northwest featuring a variety of mediums from oil to watercolors to mixed media, original pottery, stained glass, jewelry, accessories, toys, pet gifts, packaged food treats, home gifts and d├ęcor, glassware and other unique gifts.

Lynn Patterson, of the NCCAA stated, "Our Fair is a wonderful place to find gifts for everyone on your list. It is sure to put you in the holiday mood and you will be supporting the talents of artists and artisans from the Northwest."

In the spirit of the season, visitors to the show are encouraged to bring a donation of durable food items for the food bank barrels to aid the less fortunate in our community. A food bank cash deposit receptacle will also be in place in the lobby for those who wish to donate money. The barrels will be in the lobby.

Children are encouraged to bring their lists to Santa Claus and to pose for a picture with him. He will be at the Fair from 3 pm to 5 pm on Friday and noon to 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday. There is a bonus for Friday Fairgoers as Seaside begins its annual Yuletide celebration with the Pacific Power Parade of Lights at 7 pm through the downtown area.

Admission and parking for the Gift Fair are free.


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