Northern Virginia Christmas Market

23rd Northern Virginia Christmas Market

Dates: November 11-13, 2016

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.
Dulles Expo and Conference Center Map and Directions

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

Exhibitor List: 2016 Exhibitor List

Exhibitor Information & Application: Are you a artist or crafter?
Find out more information about our shows and download an application here or contact us

 Be sure check out this year's sponsors

LASIK Vision Institute         Vacation Village Resorts


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:

Jan Barco Newcomer Jan Barco does amazing things with leather!  She creates realistic “sculptures” with leather pieces – mostly of sea creatures – but an unusual art form for sure! Formally a ceramic artist – Jan taught herself this new technique a few years back and has been hitting the show circuit with great success!  Jan will be bringing both her leather and pottery creations.  We are so happy to be having her with us in Chantilly This year in booth #385
Laurel James If you have a nautical-inspired Christmas theme planned for your home this year, you will definitely want to see Laurel James' booth from This Little Cottage OBX!  Laurel creates fabulous wood décor in cheery bright colors. Come pick something out for your home in booth #140
John McCarthy John McCarthy of Soli Deo Gloria LASERCraft creats wood engravings of traditional devotinal art.  The stunning images that make up the SDGL collection are recovered from monastic archives and old religious texts.  To enhance their devotional value, research of the history, symbolism and religious signifigance is provided.  You can find your favorite LASERCraft creation in booth #262
Michael Throne Clock Michael Throne from Blue Ridge Originals designs and creates laser cut oak and walnut clocks. What a fantastic gift for grandparents or a wedding gift!  His collection of clocks can be found in booth #207
Jaron Reeser Your garden can become a musical creation with one of Jaron Reeser's Copper Cat-tail sculptures!  Jaron creates upright copper cattail inspired garden art that become melodic wind chimes when placed in garden and the wind blows through!  Come see his original garden insprations in booth #153

Returning Favorites

 
Returning for a second year, Cara O'connel of Mermaid's Dream made a splash hit last yeawr with her lovely nautical inspired jewelry – perfect  for a gift for someone special.  Find Cara in booth #209
Danny Kong Danny Kong of Danny K returns again this year- always a show favorite!  creates works of art in the form of a handbag! His lovely tapestry patterns work great for a variety of  styles of handbags. Danny has lots of new creations this season. Be sure and check out the Danny K. line of handbags in all the new shapes and colors in booth #492
Drakes Flakes Drake's Flakes returns again! Drake Hooke creates amazing ornaments, and jewelry out of sterling – all in the shape of snowflakes!  Be sure to choose yours in booth #242
Liz Fedorko Did someone say “Vintage Christmas”?  Liz Fedorko of Dime Store Chic has achieved nation fame with her original retro styled christmas creations, and she is back for with all new goodies!   She has been featured in several issues of  Romantic Homes Magazine, Hot Cottage Collectibles magazine and in the 2016 edition of Vintage Holiday magazine.  Come check out “all that's shiny and bright” in booth  #99
Internationally known illustrator and sculptor Ginny Diezel returns after a brief hiatus with her all new hand painted canine and feline mini canvas ornaments. Ginny will also have her well-known holiday sculptured snowmen and santa's that have become collector's favorites in the US and abroad!  Come say hello to Ginny in booth #386
Sandra Jaffe from Yucandu is ready to slice up some fun with her hand made bread knives, paring knives and chopping blocks!  What a great gift!  You will find her in booth #320
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
Myra Copus Ornament Myra Copus' hand painted Christmas ornaments are a stunning statement of artistry for any holiday tree!  Each one is meticulously hand painted.  Myra also specializes in pet portraits. She will be demonstrating her technique all weekend long in booth #452
Nectar Of The Vine Oh how we love Nectar of the Vine!  At the end of the day, nothing satisfies like a nice slushy wine drink!  Be sure to by to sample a few in booth #367
Scott Matyjaszek Artephax It's a bit difficult to describe what Scott Matyjaszek of Artefax does with his amazing photography.  We call it photography sculpture.  Scott is an talented photographer who can take mundane or simple  subject matter and present it in a new light, or creates a 3-d image of it.  Be sure to check out his inspiring pieces in booth #152
Sabrina Seward Sterling Silver is such a brilliant beautiful gift!  Sabrina Seward with Silver Secrets creates  sleek modern designs in necklaces, earrings and bracelets which are sure to please many on your gift list! Be sure to come find your treasure with her in booth #336
   

 

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!