By Alicia Dziak

The biggest shopping days of the year are coming up fast! If the challenge of finding a parking spot and waiting in long lines at the mall doesn’t appeal to you, why not start and finish your holiday shopping right here in Springville, while supporting local businesses? Several events throughout the Village will save you time, money and your sanity.

Springville Christmas Craft & Vendor Show

In the mood for one stop shopping? Springville Health and Fitness will host the Springville Christmas Craft & Vendor Show on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a. to 3 p.m. Dozens of vendors will be on hand selling their goods and services.

Be sure to bring the kiddos and have their picture taken with Santa and Mrs Claus. Don’t forget to bring their letters to Santa!

If getting healthier is one of your New Year’s resolutions, Springville Health & Fitness will also be offering a BOGO special — buy one year, get one year half price, for a savings of up to $180.

Be sure to visit the event Facebook page ( for more info.

A Very Merry Main Street

On Nov. 25 and 26, stroll Main Street, between the lights at Franklin and Buffalo Streets, for A Very Merry Main Street. This annual event encourages shoppers to stop by numerous businesses for a chance to win cash prizes. Pick up a postcard at any of the participating businesses, and then have it stamped at each one. When completed, turn the card in (before 4 p.m. on Saturday) and be entered in a drawing for three cash prizes.

In addition, enjoy the holiday spirit with LJ Grand Livery Stables as they offer draft horse carriage rides around the Village. On Saturday, Nov. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m., rides will depart from the park on Mechanic Street. Cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children. Kids will also receive a free gift while supplies last.

Visit the A Very Mery Main Street event Facenook page for more info.

Holiday Craft Show/Bazaar

Looking for even more unique gifts? Head to the 8th annual Holiday Craft Show/Bazaar at the Springville Moose Lodge, at 13080 Buffalo Road, on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be holiday wreaths, holiday decorations, beach glass jewelry, rock art, pottery, rugs, sweater sets, paintings, purses, jewelry, figurines, doll clothes and accessories, sewing crafts, crocheted items and more, from over 18 vendors. Lunch will also be available. This event, hosted by Springville Women of the Moose Chapter #1183, benefits various community service projects and Moose charities.

Join the shop local movement and support the community, while scoring great deals on items you don’t see every day. Spend your holiday shopping dollars right here in Springville, and spend less time checking off that list!