On Saturday, December 5, the Charlottesville Waldorf School will hold its 31st annual Holiday Bazaar. Our campus will fill with the faces of friends, both familiar and new, who are drawn to the Bazaar’s activities for children, delicious food and treats, and the best of local artisans and vendors.
Back by Popular Demand!
Preview night: Visit the vendors’ stalls in the CWS Pavilion the evening before the Bazaar. Jump at this chance to shop without the crowds while spending time with other parents and friends. Join us on Friday, December 4, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Note that this is an adults-only event. Contact Jeanne Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)
Parking for the Holiday Bazaar is located at the Charlottesville Catholic School (1205 Pen Park Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901). Complementary park-and-ride shuttle service is provided to the CWS campus.
Families can participate together in a wide range of wholesome and fun children’s activities including cookie decorating, leather stamping, candle-holder decorating, beeswax candle dipping, wreath and centerpiece-making from natural materials, and jump-rope making.
Puppet Shows: The Early Childhood faculty and staff will offer traditional marionette puppet shows featuring handmade puppets, a beautiful set and a special story. In 2015, the puppet show is "Elves and the Shoemaker", a Grimm's fairy tale. Performances will take place in the CWS library.
The Secret Garden: A venue for our youngest shoppers. Children adore making their own purchases in a beautifully designed shop that is just for them. The stock includes many handmade treats and treasures from the natural world. Items are $2 each and may be purchased with Bazaar tickets. Middle school students and parent gnomes assist children as they shop.
The CWS School Store: One of the highlights of the Fall Bazaar, this is the premier local destination for otherwise hard-to-find Waldorf-friendly books, toys, art supplies and home décor.
Artisans & Vendors: Wrap up your holiday shopping at the Bazaar. Shop a variety of unique and mostly handmade goods, including high quality knitwear, exquisite jewelry, handsome woodwork, sweet honey, charming felted animals, and other treasures from around the globe. Vendors include several current and alumni parents.
Rudolf's Diner: Join us for a delicious lunch or snack at Rudolf's Diner. Harvest Moon Catering and their team of parent volunteers will provide a nourishing menu of soups and salads, sandwiches, and macaroni & cheese.
Snack Shop: Snacks, cookies and bars, coffee, apple cider and other light fare are available for purchase.