TWIG to Host 86th Annual Bazaar

October 8, 2008

In its 86th year, the TWIG Bazaar will once again offer unique, handcrafted items with all proceeds benefiting Nationwide Childrens Hospital. The Bazaar will be held 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday, November 16 at the Ohio Expo Center.

The largest, one-day handcrafted gifts bazaar, sponsored by TWIG of Nationwide Childrens Hospital, will feature handmade items including lighted/decorated trees, jewelry, stationary, holiday ornaments, decorations and much more. In addition, antiques, collectibles and home-baked goods will be available for purchase.

New this year, the Bazaar will feature Breakfast with Santa for children of all ages 9-10 a.m. A delicious breakfast menu will be served and include a personal visit with Santa. To capture the special moment, a complimentary professional photo will be provided to each child. Tickets for Breakfast with Santa at the TWIG Bazaar are $20 per adult and $8 per child. Tickets include an early entrance shopping pass to the Bazaar.

The early entrance pass is a chance to preview and shop for fabulous gift items sold only at the Bazaar and can be obtained with a $25 donation to Nationwide Childrens. To purchase an early entrance pass or for tickets to Breakfast with Santa, call Nationwide Childrens Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-0888.

Last year, the TWIG Bazaar welcomed more than 3,000 shoppers. Since 1916, TWIG and its dynamic group of central Ohio volunteers, has been committed to raising funds that support various programs and the work of Nationwide Childrens Hospital. Since its inception, TWIG has raised more than $26 million for the hospital.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at