Holiday-themed craft goods and gifts filled the Yakama Nation Winter Lodge for the annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday in Toppenish. The bazaar, which features more than 50 vendors and hosts 400 to 500 people, has been a fixture for over 20 years in Toppenish, coordinator Arlene Olney says. Traditional Christmas craft goods and Native American leather and beadwork can be found lining the tables. The event will continue Saturday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., with an appearance by Santa Claus from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The bazaar is a fundraiser for the Native American Christian Woman’s Conference at the All Tribes Church in Wapato on May 17-18.
Other Christmas and Holiday Bazaars
Catholic Daughters of America Bazaar. 8:30-11 a.m. Breakfast with Santa. Bring your camera for photos with Santa. Cost: $4 children 3-11, $7 ages 12 and up. Holy Family Church, 5315 Tieton Drive, Yakima. Contact: 509-910-1691 or 509-453-4262.
Winter Bazaar. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Crafts and home-based businesses. Lunch will be served. Selah Civic Center, 216 S. First St., Selah. Call Joelle at 509-833-3482.
Christmas Bazaar at Winter Lodge at Cultural Heritage Center. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hand-crafted native jewelry, art, holiday decorations, baked goods. Yakama Nation Cultural Center, Spiel-yi Loop and Buster Road, Toppenish. Call Kiona at 509-930-3752 or 509-930-8510.