Early childhood through grade 12

Hawthorne Valley Association

Yuletide Fair

The Yuletide Fair is the school’s largest festival. It is a magical event and one of the greatest opportunities to experience the strength and unique beauty of our community. Enjoy holiday shopping with many handmade, artisan gifts, activities for children, delicious food, a gingerbread house contest and display, candle-dipping, puppet shows, and more.

Activity Passes

Activity Passes for the Fair this Saturday are now available in advance at the Main Office. The passes are required for the activities in the Main School Building, including the Pocket Person, Nature Crafts, Stained Glass Making, Candle Dipping, and Pomander Making. This year, you can also redeem the passes for treats at the Cozy Cafe. Passes are $20, and everyone who purchases their Activity Pass in advance will receive a $22 value. Day-of passes can be found at the Information Table located outside the Main School Building entrance. If you have any questions, contact Karine Bouis-Towe.

Activities Throughout the Day

TOMTEN & THE FOX – presented in the Morning Star Puppet Theater at 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm

“Hens?” … “Nothing was further from my mind”… says Mr. Fox. The children’s classic from Swedish author Astrid Lindgren comes alive in this delightful performance brought by community teachers, and artists.

Advanced tickets are available in Turose. We anticipate each show will fill quickly, so be sure to get your tickets early.


Our smallest guests can browse a selection of handcrafted items to purchase.


Visit the Pocket Person to get a handcrafted “mystery” gift.


Stop by to make centerpieces and works of art with natural materials, including bark, seeds, dried flowers, and more.


Browse a selection of second hand, gently used/like-new items for sale by donation. Items available include apparel, footwear, outerwear, excellent condition/like-new toys, and Waldorf-inspired books for young children.


Get some holiday shopping done in support of the School! Handcrafted items of all types made by the creative, talented, and generous HVS community will be available.


Stop by for a tasty treat from a delightful array of sweet treats and baked goods for sale in Assembly Hall.


One of the loveliest elements of the Fair, this year’s gingerbread creations and Mr. Madey’s holiday train will be displayed in the Music Room to create a festive and magical setting. Enjoy a time-honored holiday tradition of making a gingerbread creation to contribute to the display, whether a house or other fantastic idea! Click here for a trusted gingerbread recipe, and let your creativity run wild to help us bring a sweet winter wonderland to life! Donations will be accepted on Friday, December 1–more details on where to deliver them to follow.

Gingerbread House Contest entries need to be dropped off in the Music Room on Friday, December 1 between 3:30-6pm.

A special thank you to our event sponsors!


Dec 02 2023


10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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