Yuletide Fair

Yuletide Fair logoHawthorne Valley Waldorf School Yuletide Fair
Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm

Join us for our 39th annual Yuletide Fair on Saturday, December 3, 2016, as we celebrate the holiday season!

The school assembly hall will be transformed into a winter wonderland with dozens of original gingerbread creations on display. Children and adults are invited to enter this year’s Gingerbread Contest, a perennial favorite of the fair. Friends, families, and neighbors will have an opportunity to bid on their favorite entries at the Gingerbread Auction – take home an original work of gingerbread art and support Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School!  Interested in participating? Click for Gingerbread Contest directions, entry form, and early bidding sheet.

In the week leading up to the Gingerbread Auction, several gingerbread houses will be on display at local businesses and available for early bidding {from November 25-December 2): The Barlett House in Ghent is designing and generously donating its creation to the Auction; Our Daily Bread in Chatham will display a creation from the Madey family, a HVWS family; and Crossroads Food Shop in Hillsdale will display a creation from the family of Carla Seddio & Michael Hamilton, a HVWS family.

. Bid sheets for these creations will be available at each location.

Dozens of artisan vendors will fill the school’s classrooms with beautiful handcrafted items ~ you’re sure to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Get your tickets early for this year’s Magical Puppet Tree performance, “The Little Troll,” a moving story of good deeds and transformation. Performances at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $4.

Enjoy activities for children, visit the Community Craft Room for handcrafted items and the Hand to Hand Room for gently worn wool clothing and wooden toys, and stop for a tasty treat in the Cozy Café.



11 a.m. | noon | 1 p.m. | 2 p.m. Magical Puppet Tree presents “The Little Troll” ($4 admission)

Morningstar Kindergarten Theater

Storytelling by Martin Ping and music by cellist Nathaniel Drake.

12:30 p.m. | 12:45 p.m. | 3 p.m. | 3:15 p.m. Cake Walk, similar to musical chairs with a cake as the prize. Location tbd

2 p.m. Gingerbread House Auction

2:30 p.m. Artisan Raffle Draw

2:45 p.m. Handcrafted Bench Raffle Draw

3 p.m. Silent Auction Closes



Tiny Treasures Room, Rose Kindergarten Classroom

Pocket Person, roaming the Fair Campus in a lavish cape filled with pockets of handmade items waiting to be chosen by expectant people of all ages.

Children’s Craft Room, The Music Room, kids make creations from natural materials.

Cozy Café, Art Studio, baked goods, hot drinks, soups, and live music by local musicians.

Community Craft Room, 5th Grade Classroom, handmade gifts for sale made by students, parents and friends, including wooden toys made by gnomes and other items.

Main Food Tent, outside of the Teaching Kitchen

Book Sale, First Grade Classroom

Stained Glass Making, Chemistry Lab

Candle Dipping, Candle Dipping Room (Loft Level), local musicians play melodic tunes while community members of all ages quietly walk in a circle dipping sweet bees wax candles.

Hand to Hand, First Grade Classroom, donated, lightly used items for sale – woolens, sweaters, blankets, coats and other cold weather gear. Plus, used wooden toys and games.



Silent Auction, view items online, local creations by HVS parent body and local community artisans and businesses are available for bidding online in the weeks leading up to the fair.

Gingerbread House Auction, School Hall, at 2 p.m. gingerbread houses crafted by community members are auctioned.

Artisan Raffle, School Hall, featuring vendor raffle prizes. Drawing at 2:30 p.m.

Handcrafted Bench Raffle, School Hall, Grand Prize: the Yuletide Gnomes hand crafted a high-end (est. value $1,000), black walnut bench with wrought iron legs and hand-hammered copper inlay which will be displayed at the Fair and raffled. Second Prize is an artisan red oak cutting/serving board crafted by Shelly Rappaport of Troon Toy Works; and Third Prize is a trio of handmade Peglet dolls by artist Chandra Strompf. Drawing at 2:45 p.m. Need not be present to win.


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