Forget about waiting until Black Friday, you can get started on your Christmas shopping this weekend in Tuscaloosa.  There will be lots of deals waiting for you at 2 different holiday events.

The Turkey & Tinsel Holiday Bazaar is Saturday at the First United Methodist Church downtown, sponsored by the UMW.  Local arts & crafts vendors, the UMW Arts & Crafts Circle, a Boston Butt sale,  a children’s booth with face painting and craft making and Santa will be appearing from 10 am - noon.  Find out more here

The 2017 Christmas Market is Friday & Saturday at the old Books A Million location on Skyland Blvd in Tuscaloosa.  Admission is free, with vendors of all types and a portion of your purchases will fill shoeboxes to be shipped to less fortunate children around the world. A portion of the proceeds benefit Operation Christmas Child.  More here