'Tis the season for crafts, gifts and artisans’ works at holiday markets. Here’s a sampling of upcoming fairs and pop-up shops on the North Shore.
Saturday, Nov. 30
Hamilton: Birka Lodge No. 732, V.O.A. Swedish Yule Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., free at Hamilton-Wenham Community House, Bay Road. See Lucia, the Bride of Light; lunch; coffee; coffee bread; Glogg & Pepparkakor; gifts; handcrafts; imported linens; ornaments; jewelry; cards; wrapping paper; candles; candle holders and rings; Dala Horses; Straw goats; Jul Tomtes. www.Birka732.com.
Salem: Holiday Artists' Market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square. Sponsored by the Salem Arts Association. More than 50 local artisans, live music, Salem Boy Scouts Troop 24 selling holiday wreaths. www.salemarts.org.
Peabody: Annual Small Business Saturday Marketplace, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., main hall, 58 Lowell St. Local artists, crafters, vendors. Handcrafted items, baked goods, holiday shopping. Some free parking.
Sunday, Dec. 1
Salem: Holiday Artists Market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square. Sponsored by the Salem Arts Association. More than 50 local artisans, live music, Salem Boy Scouts Troop 24 selling holiday wreaths. www.salemarts.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Beverly: Holiday Fair, 4 to 7 p.m., Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 75 Brimbal Ave. Local vendors selling handmade items, gifts, jewelry and more. blueberryhillrehab.com.
Saturday, Dec. 14
Peabody: Craft Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunrise at Gardner Park, 73 Morgan St. Crafts, vendors, bake sale and entertainment. Proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. 978-532-3200.
Salem: Salem Winter Market, noon to 4 p.m., at the historic Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square. Local farms and artisans with holiday gifts. salemfarmersmarket.org.