The Christmas Bazaar is an annual tradition at Orleans United Church (OUC).
At this time of year, we open our doors wide to welcome the broader community in a joyful celebration of the spirit of Christmas.
While we had all hoped to be back in the church hall by now, we decided to take a more cautious approach again this year, with pandemic safety in mind. We are pleased to offer an online shopping experience as a safer alternative to the hustle and bustle of our usual festive event.
Last year’s virtual bazaar was a huge success! We learned a lot, worked out a few kinks in the process, and are excited to welcome you to our second online Christmas Market – even bigger and better than the first! We’ve added new product lines this year, and we’ve made more of the food and crafts that received such positive feedback last year.
So please enjoy your look around and come back again if you like what you see. We’ll be adding new inventory over the next six weeks.
Everything we sell at this Christmas Market is locally made by talented and dedicated church volunteers.
Here you will find savoury pies, chilis and soups to stock your freezer for the long winter ahead; delicious jams and jellies that capture the tastes and colours of a bountiful summer harvest; and unique handcrafted gifts lovingly made from wood, wool and fabric.
We are especially pleased to feature a wide selection of environmentally friendly products: practical (and beautiful) reusable goods designed to reduce household consumption of plastic and paper; and unique, ‘upcycled’ Christmas gifts made from discarded wool blankets, sweaters and wooden furniture. By keeping these materials out of the landfill and giving them a second lease on life, we help reduce our collective footprint on the planet.
All of the proceeds from the Christmas Market support the various ministries of our church, including outreach and support for local charitable efforts within the Ottawa area.
You will be notified by email when your order is ready for pickup.
Where: Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd., Orleans
Please remain in your car, under the covered entrance, and a volunteer will bring your order to your car.
When: Monday, Tuesday and Saturday mornings: 10:00am-12:00pm and Thursday nights: 6:00-8:00pm
For more information:
or call (613) 837-4321