Northern Virginia Christmas Market

26th Northern Virginia Christmas Market

Dates: November 8-10, 2019

Hours: Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 6:00, Sunday 10:00-5:00

Location: Dulles Expo Center - South Hall, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20153.
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Admission: $8.00 for adults (children under 12 free)
Receive $1 off admission by bringing a canned food donation for the Capital Area Food Bank

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Unique Arts and Crafts Galore

It’s Northern Virginia’s grand opening celebration of the holiday season! This spectacular, award-winning holiday show features more than 250 fine artisans from more than 20 states. Artisans offer a diverse selection of fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, photography, fiber arts, vintage re-creations as well as thousands of one-of-kind Christmas collectibles. Taste of the Holidays specialty food vendors will offer gift-packaged gourmet fare. These tasty homemade goodies are ideal for creating wonderful gift baskets, loading up Santa’s stockings, and gathering those hard-to-find executive gifts. A major food drive benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank is held during this event each year by offering 50 cents off admission to attendees donating cans of non-perishable food.

New and noteworthy exhibitors:

It’s hard to keep Lucy Wirsching of Art Sea off local beaches!   Lucy collects interesting shaped drift wood and creates tabletop sailing vessels large and small.  No detail left undone, she sources coastal inspired fabric, hand sews the sails including affixing grommets and threading miniature rigging to connect the sails.  Each one is a unique one-of-a-kind work of art!  Be sure to find your favorite in Booth #491.

Formerly an art teacher in Colonial Heights, mixed media artist Wynn Booty creates original paintings using both oil and acrylic, and also enjoys making mosaic mirrors and door hangers from vintage china plates.  Her customers often bring her their favorite old plate that is now cracked or chipped, and Wynn turns these into beautiful mosaics surrounding a mirror!  They really pull you in with their vivid colors and intriguing design.  Be sure to take a look at Booth #489

Lindsey Brittle of Arms and Needles describers herself as Avid, self-taught knitter with a love for all things cozy!  She creates beautiful throws and home goods with crochet techniques – sometimes using her hands and arms instead of needles!  Now THAT is a great form of exercise with a tremendous reward!  Be sure to stop by and have her show you how it’s done – she has some wonderful hand and arm crocheted items for gifts!  Booth #125

Mollie Dorsey of Antlers and Grace has found a truly sustainable art by making jewelry from deer and elk antlers! Adding bone beads, small sea glass beads, Druzy agates and other natural beads, she crafts original one of a kind adornments that are amazing!  These beautiful natural creations are the perfect gift for the minimalist or nature lover.  Be sure to stop by booth #264 and welcome Mollie!

 

Fairies from England!  That’s what Janet Kay brings to our show!  Janet recently moved here from Suffolk England, and brought along her amazing spun cotton fairies adorned in vintage fabrics trims and sparkles!  These are Janet’s own designs she intricately assembles from creating the armature, to hand wrapping the arms and legs with spun cotton, and lovingly adorning each one individually!  No two are alike!  Be sure to come by and welcome Janet in Booth #389, make a wish and buy a fairy! They are miniature masterpieces!

Lynn Barbour of Healing Spirit Bath has created a wonderful line of sustainable bath and body products from old family recipes passed down from several generations.  Lynn is an expert at understanding both skin and all the essential components to nurture it with a simple natural approach!  Be sure to stop by and pamper yourself in booth #269!
   

Vintage Alley

Take a stroll down memory lane by shopping in Vintage Alley! This is a special section for up-cycled and re purposed gifts or authentic vintage or vintage inspired items.

Liz Fedorko

Dime Store Chic - Be sure to check out Beth Fedorko's wonderful retro Christmas goodies made with 50's and 60's containers and “shiny brite” toys and novelties in booth #393

Elsa Mikus & Barbara Ryanb from Tempest in a Teapot create beautiful vintage silverware wind chimes and other silverware delights – stop by booth #338

What an imagination Dave Maphis has from Rustic Contraptions! Be sure to see his whimsical vintage inspired inventions in booth #354

Don't throw out those used beer, wine & liquor bottles because Frank Keeler always finds a new and creative use for them by re-purposing them into wonderful home goods like bird feeders, lamps, and more! Be sure to check out All Bottled Up in booth #388

Returning Favorites

 

Jan Barco has not participated in our Chantilly show for a few years but returns next week  with her leather sculptures and clay creations of sea life.  Over time Jan has refined her self-designed process of treating leather to get it to mold into shapes of life-like sea creatures!  Check these beauties out in Booth #240!

Caesar Carbajal, a popotillo folk artist from Mexico, bringing back to life an ancient tradition of “Straw Mosaic Painting” by pouring beeswax over a design he has sketched onto wood and then cutting up dyed straw into very fine pieces, and finally laying them into a mosaic that becomes a vivid work of art!  Cesar will be demonstrating in Booth #415  for the entire weekend.  Come by for a fascinating education in this ancient art!

Cheryl Skalski is a whirling dervish of an artist!  From her own complete wood shop and home studio she designs,  cuts  and paints her ornaments, door hangers, snowmen, santas and even The Grinch!  She is an incredible decorativ painter creating heriloom pieces that will be treasured for years to come!  Her whimsical designs and bright colors always bring smiles to her customers!  Be sure to stop by Booth #290 and pick up some great gifts!

   

Janice Gallagher almost always sells out at our show – so we know she is a favorite! Janice creates amazing floral designs that twinkle with glitter and mica! She creates both vintage style pieces as well as nautical inspired pieces – both large and small. Check out her beautiful work in booth #386

   
Mark Kuzio Fire Pot Mark Kuzio is a show favorite!  He returns this year with his Patio Flame – his own creation of of a ceramic vessel that is designed to be a small burning torch for table top or display use. Each piece is individually made and one-of-a-kind  and comes with an iron stand.   These are great for  personal s'mores party!  Come pick out your Patio Flame in booth #278
Sabrina Seward Mary Moll of Merry Stiches has a little something for everyone!  From beverage wraps, to eye glass cases, to table runners and wine glass coasters – there is a little something for everyone to be found in her booth! Her stitched fabric designs are small and inexpensive enough that you can treat yourself and folks on your list all in one stop Booth #429!
   

 

A Taste of the Holidays

Over twenty “Taste of the Holidays” food vendors will offer gift-packaged gourmet fare such as almond pound cakes, holiday cookies, spicy salsas, fudge-by-the-pound, fruit cakes, sparkling cider and homemade jams and jellies. These tasty homemade goodies are ideal for creating great gift baskets, loading up Santa’s stockings, and gathering those hard-to-find executive gifts.

Capital Area Food Bank

The Northern Virginia Christmas Market holds a major food drive each year benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank by offering $1 off admission to attendees donating cans of non-perishable food. Last year over 5,000 pounds of food was collected during this popular 3-day event. And, over 85,000 pounds of food have been collected in the last 10 years. Side Note: The tractor trailers you see on the highway can carry about 40,000 pounds of canned food. Thank you for your generous donations!

We hope to see you there!