Holiday Bazaar

Annual Holiday Bazaar, November 16-19, 2017


Read this article on NEWS for 2016.

 Our Christmas Tradition

While Trinity faces many challenges as a large urban parish, one of its important tasks is to maintain the integrity of its stunning building. One of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United States, Trinity Church is open year round to visitors, schoolchildren and anyone who wants to join us on our journey of faith. People of all faiths and all walks of life come through our open doors to get respite and refreshment.

Truly a jewel in a city of architectural gems, Trinity offers the city of New Haven a unique gift: stained glass windows created by L.C. Tiffany Company. They were installed between 1897 and 1910 and remain a guiding light to the parish and the city of New Haven. Visitors from all over the world wonder at our windows and we are justly proud.

Time, dust, and weather weakened the windows and the Trinity Bazaar stepped in to restore these windows and raise funds  to assure their continued preservation  and that of the building. The Bazaar is currently helping to raise matching funds for the restoration and replacement of the crumbling front steps, which took place this year. The Holiday Bazaar exists to ensure that Trinity’s church can be enjoyed for generations to come. The work of the Bazaar is truly a labor of love. It is not your ordinary church bazaar.

Google see inside – walk through one year!

Three levels of the historic 1814-1816 building may be visited: the Basement during Trinity’s famous Holiday Bazaar (button B), the floor of the Nave )button 1), and the Galleries (button 2).

Visit Trinity on the Green’s Holiday Bazaar! Click on the photo or this link for a Google Map “See inside” walk through Trinity Church photographed on the bright November day of our annual holiday Bazaar.  Tony Bacewicz, a professional photographer from Old Saybrook, created the interactive walk through using the technology of Google Map’s “See inside”.

It will take you to the steps leading down to the church undercroft (the B level) transformed for the holiday. If you wish to learn how to use Google View, click on this link.

Jp;odar Bazzar 2013 Basement wide view

Hours and Parking

The Holiday Bazaar is open:
Thursday November 16 from noon until 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday November 17 & 18 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Sunday November 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Parking during the Bazaar: Parking is never more than a block away: see Parking at Trinity for details. Please consider carpooling, having someone drop you off, taking the bus, parking in the Yale lots on weekends or after the work day ends, or taking your smallest vehicle.  Also, within one block of Trinity there are nearly 200 parking meters at $1.50 per hour for up to two hours payable by credit card or coins: New Haven needs and appreciates your contribution.

The apron in front of the church is reserved for our shoppers.

Note: We do not accept outside vendors because there are so many wonderful crafts that come from our own parishioners.

Not Your Usual Bazaar

Holiday Bazzar 2013 not your typicalThe Bazaar offers something for everyone thanks to Trinity’s talented members. From wonderful handmade ornaments to the best food court in town, from a well stocked tag sale to lovingly knitted scarves, from an indescribable cookie walk and bake sale to a silent auction, the Bazaar has become an event that cannot be missed!

Silent Auction

Holiday Bazzar - Silent auctionOne of our greatest fundraisers is our Silent Auction. Restaurants, spas, wine stores, other local business, and our own Trinity parishioners donate all kinds of interesting and exciting items to bid on through the Holiday Bazaar.

Contact Rose Pawlikowski by email.

Absentee bidding is available.

Download the Silent Auction Solicitation Letter
Download the Silent Auction Solicitation or Donation Form

Handmade Crafts

Holiday Bazzarr - 2013 Christmas treeTrinity parishioners work year round to provide a wonderful array of crafts. While crafts vary from year to year, they are always interesting and unique. and  keep people from the Greater New Haven area coming back again and again.

You will find handmade ornaments, photo-greeting cards, knitted hats and gloves, placemats, table runners, and numerous other surprises awaiting you this year. Our Gifts To Go can make your holiday shopping easy and are very popular.

Bake Sale & Cookie Walk

bakesaleOur famous Cookie Walk is not to be missed. Be tempted by the numerous varieties of hundreds of home baked cookies

We also offer a variety of jams, holiday breads, Pats’ famous pickles and much more.

Tag Sale

Holiday Bazzar - 2013 tag sale areaNobody can resist the largest and best priced tag sale in town. Come and browse. If you need it we have it. We offer jewelry, linens, kitchen ware, craft supplies and material, yarn, books, electronics, purses, the list is endless.