SUMC Christmas Bazaar returns for 28th year


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Tom and Nancy Short work the SUMC Christmas Bazaar auction table that this year will include ticket options for several theme parks.

The Suntree United Methodist Church annual Christmas Bazaar is a well-known and anticipated event in Brevard County. 

The bazaar is an arts and crafts show with a wide range of activities and bargain opportunities for the whole family. The bazaar has earned an excellent reputation for its variety of high quality products and specialty items of good style. 

This year's 28th annual bazaar will be hosted by the Suntree United Methodist Church from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7400 N. Wickham Road in Suntree.

Disney has once again donated four one-day park-hopper tickets. The value is $620. Sea World has donated four tickets to the Sea World Park and four tickets to Aquatica Sea World Waterpark. The Disney passes and Sea World tickets will be featured in the silent auction.

Of course, all the traditional features will be part of the bazaar. A total of 20 vendors return and there will be 14 new vendors. All local artists will be featured in the showcase displaying their unique and one-of-a-kind products with holiday gift ideas and ornaments, hand-painted porcelain, sculptors, jewelry, paintings, spiritual and inspiring books offered by the author, and more all at bargain prices.

Numerous local businesses have donated gift certificates totaling $5,600, which will be featured in the silent auction.

These donations will be sold at the silent auction, giving everyone the opportunity to name their price and see what happens. Of course, the Book Nook, Unique Boutique and Attic Treasures will offer exceptional bargains. The bake sale offers delicious home-made bakery goods. The home-made barbecue lunch plate will be offered at 10:30 for early shoppers. The new feature this year is the Children’s Boutique, along with Santa photos and activities for the children.

This is one of the top-rated Christmas bazaars in the area, so mark your calendar now. Funds raised from the bazaar will be used to support local charities and the Church.

For more information, contact Suntree UMC Church at 321-242-2585.