With the holidays just around the corner, don’t miss these opportunities to shop, celebrate, and gather with loved ones in Irvington.

Irvington Historical Society Holiday Fair

The Irvington Historical Society Holiday Fair continues a tradition set by the Gathering of Artists. Unique holiday gifts from the best local artisans will be offered in a two-day event beginning Friday evening, November 17 with a $5 ticketed entry that includes hors d’oeuvres and musical entertainment. Prizes are available from Black Sheep Gifts, Lincoln Square Pancake House, Tyner Pond Market, The Mug, Batters Family Pancake House, and IXCA.

It will be open to general public, free of charge, on Saturday, November 18.

The Benton House Holiday Bazaar

Also this weekend and just down the street the Historic Benton House will host their Annual Holiday Bazaar from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on November 17 and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on the 18th. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping! They’ll feature several vendors ranging from baby clothes, books, jewelry, candles and more. Enjoy the resplendent decorations of the lovely house as it is decked out for the season.

Small Business Saturday

We hope you don’t completely shop until you drop on Black Friday and save some energy and dollars to spend in your hometown businesses on Small Business Saturday November 25. Join your local Irvington businesses who will be having holiday specials and pick up your own Shop Small tote bag to bring your purchases home in!

18th Annual Irvington Holiday Merchants Open House

Visit our charming merchants and businesses for all your holiday shopping during the 18th Annual Irvington Holiday Open House! Festive trolley tours, photos with Santa, crafts for kids, caroling, and more. Like the event on Facebook and follow The Holiday Open House online to get the latest updates on this merry event.

Alternative Gift Fair

Come join 30+ local and handmade vendors at Alternative Gift Fair in the historic Irving Theater for this yearly holiday gift show. Buy all your holiday gifts in one place, support local, and give a handmade gift this year!

This one-day event takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, December 9. Admission is free.The gift fair will once again be collecting men’s gloves, hats, and socks for the continuing work of The PourHouse, a street outreach and peer advocacy for individuals experiencing homelessness.

40th Annual Irvington Winter Luminaria: A Winter Lighting Event

On Sunday, December 17th , which is earlier than usual due to Christmas being on a Monday this year, Irvington will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its annual winter luminaria event! Luminaria kits will be available starting on November 17th for purchase at the six area merchants below. Kits are 5 for $2, 10 for $4, or 20 for $6.

Ace Hardware: 1025 N Arlington Ave.
Black Sheep: 5626 E Washington St.
Deering Cleaners: 1160 N Arlington Ave.
Coal Yard Coffee: 5547 Bonna Ave.
Magic Candle: 203 S Audubon Rd.
Antique Mall by Jack and Jill: 5501 E Washington St.

Look for additional Luminaria activities on the Irvington Winter Luminaria Facebook page.