Ready to take care of all your family’s holiday needs without having to go near a mall? Head to the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds the weekend of December 14, when the Farm Council presents an Old Fashioned Christmas Extravaganza. More than 100 local vendors will be on hand to supply just about everything on your list, from candy to candles. But it goes beyond shopping; this is designed to be a fun family destination. There’s plenty of food on hand — you’ll be able to get a traditional meal courtesy of Tippin’s Specialty Wine and Foods for less than $10. And the live entertainment won’t stop, with magic shows, dancers, and music courtesy of the Saline Fiddlers, the Village Strings and more. A silent auction on Sunday will benefit Operation Wounded Soldier, and the Council hopes to collect 10,000 cans of food for Food Gatherers. (Bring two cans, and you’ll get $3 off your admission!) It’s a great way to feel the spirit of the season — Big Box not included.
Friday, December 14 through Sunday December 16. Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm. 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. 734-418-3305. www.christmasshowandsale.com. —MD