Avoid the crowded malls and make a dent in your holiday shopping with some handmade, unique gifts by checking out these local arts and crafts shows.
WASHINGTON — Holiday shopping can be one of the most stressful parts of the season.
Circling the mall parking lot, hunting for a spot, jostling through crowds of greedy shoppers just to find a perfect present for everyone you care about is enough to fill everyone with holiday dread. Shopping online is a solid alternative but always risky, especially as delivery times skyrocket during the season. This year, do your holiday shopping a little smarter.
Craft shows held throughout the D.C. area are the perfect opportunity to not only forgo all the mall-at-Christmastime woes but to find unique, often-handmade gifts. Check out this list of local shows and get an early start on that Christmas list.
Vienna Arts and Crafts Show
Spring Hill ReCenter
1239 Spring Hill Road, McLean, Va.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday