Happen Inc.

indigo hippo holiday gift show
Courtesy Indigo Hippo

If you're looking for alternatives to the big box stores for your holiday shopping, homemade gifts can add a personal touch. There are several local non-profits offering holiday gift sales with artist-made items, and classes you can take with your family to make your own gifts this season.

Brazee Street Studios

Still checking items off your list this season? There are many ways to get your holiday shopping done while thinking outside the big box stores. Tune in to Cincinnati Edition on Wednesday, December 12, at 1 p.m. for some great gift giving ideas. In the meantime, here are four unique spots to check out this holiday—whether you're looking to buy or make something unique on your own, these shops can help make your Christmas one of a kind.

Merrilee Luke-Ebbeler

Since 1999 Happen, Inc. has provided art-making opportunities that help children and parents bond. In 18 years, the mission has grown and the non-profit has moved its operation to Northside. 

National Day of Puppetry on April 20

Apr 12, 2013

Cincinnati will celebrate National Day of Puppetry on April 20 with shows, crafts and a historical display of puppets from the Cincinnati Area Puppetry Guild at Happen, Inc. in Northside. Terrence Burke, creator of Wump Mucket Puppets, talks with Jim Stump about the current popularity of puppetry on stage and the rich history of puppets and puppeteers here in Cincinnati.