With the upcoming holiday season rapidly approaching, whether we want it to or not, now is the time to start getting some idea together about what you'll be shopping for. Luckily, we have tons of local events that will be happening in and around the holiday season, offering a huge variety of homemade and handmade goods, unique to Kalamazoo. We have Kalamazoo's Bizarre Bazaar which will be happening at Bell's Eccentric Cafe Saturday November 30th, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Another event just added to the lineup is Kalamazoo Nature Center's Buy Local Art & Gift Fair. This will be a good opportunity to shop and support local artists for your holiday giving. There will also be a beautiful setting to walk on the nature trails before or after your shopping experience. The event is family friendly at takes place Saturday, December 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Nature Center.