Northern Virginia Christmas Market
21st Northern Virginia Christmas Market
Dates: November 14-16, 2014
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: 2014 Exhibitor List
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. Readers of Sunshine Artist Magazine voted this popular event as one of the best 100 arts and crafts shows in the USA. Artisans offer a diverse selection of fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, photography, fiber arts, 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.
Notable new artists and returning favorites from 2013 include:
New to this year's show is VINTAGE ALLEY - a showcase area dedicated to upcycled gifts, re-purposed home goods, vintage and shabby chic creations, and reclaimed furniture in bright new hues and textures! Don't miss this special section for unique gift selections and décor for your home!
After a successful launch at our Virginia Beach shows, Vintage Alley will debut at the Northern Va. Christmas Marketagain this year with a variety of vintage crafts. Vintage Alley exhibitors create functional or decorative works from vintage objects for the home, or who sell up-cycled vintage finds or vintage Christmas décor. There is always a nice treasure to be found in this section from vintage linen gifts, to vintage Santas, to shabby chic style painted furniture or jewelry, and re-purposed vintage wood gifts. Something for every taste and for every generation!
New and noteworthy exhibitors:
Karyn Shonk- Kshonk Designs - Karyn creates one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings and bracelets from old vintage jewelry parts. Think shiny, think bling, think rhinestones. You don't want to miss Karyn's great way of blending old pieces into fresh styles. Located in Vintage Alley.
|Kimberly Cortez - Fresh Batch Jams & More - Kim Cortez knows how to get her hands on strawberries at just the right stage of ripeness, creating fantastic fresh wholesome jams and jellies. Kim has also added homemade granola and local honey sticks making the three of these a great gift basket idea!|
|Nancy & Shawn Berry - Decorating Impressions - Floridians Nancy and Shawn create wonderful outdoor patio stones, sculptures and wall plaques featuring many designs for all kinds of tastes!||Susan Digilio - Digilio Designs - Susan is an illustrator and she combines her fine art skills with mixed media materials to create oritinal art on note cards, prints, ornaments, wearable art and pendants. Susan also creates one-of-a-kind whimsical art dolls that have such sweet faces!|
|Susan Wilhite - Evergreen Mountain Studio - Susan has a clever little design that is destined to make it on to the desks of fathers, uncles and other favorite male friends everywhere as a treasured gift! She hand crafts writing pens from acrylic, antler, or stone and then creates pen holders from sculpted glass. Very unusual!||Diane Cromer – Acorn to Oak Studio - Diane has wonderful fine art painting and drawing in the realistic style - nature, animals, people originals and ltd edition prints!|
|Patrice Creeden- Right Hemisphere - Patrice creates handmade stockings and pillows from lovely old vintage fabrics that are works of art! She also is a fantastic sketch artist and creates pen and ink holiday cards. Patrice will be in Vintage Alley.||Barbara Palmer- Barbara Palmer Folk Art - Barbara creates original Folk Art reverse glass painting, using oil & powdered pigments which are placed on either fabric or mirrors and then these beauties are placed in handmade frames. Lovely skill and technique for the folk art lover!|
Cherie Kreidel Davis – Cherie's River Rags - We are very excited to have Cherie's unusual styled one-of-a-kind couture clothing made from up-cycled garments from cast offs, and all pieced by hand. Cherie and her great clothing can be found in Vintage Alley
Jennifer Pate – The Quilt Ranch - All the way from Oklahoma, Jennifer creates beautiful heirloom quality pure cotton quilts, pillow shams and wall hangings using time honored designs with muted or modern colors and textures.
Scott Matyjaszek - Artephax 3D Photo Sculpture - Scott has come up with his own process of creating a realistic 3-D photo collage. Some of Scott's favorite images are doorways or windows, which look like miniature versions of real architectural subjects! Great giftage here!
Mielissa Rioux – Lakonia Greek Products - A mother and daughter team, Daphne and Meilissa Rioux bring you fresh Greek products harvested and produced the southern part of Greece in the Lakonia region. Daphne supervises the growth and harvest of olives and then ships them to the US where Melissa supervises the processing of olives and olive oil to create exquisite flavors to be sold at local markets and craft shows.
|Gail Paolino - Daffydills - Gail hand paints wearable art - jackets, pants, tops and more with wonderful floral and seasonal patterns that are sure to please many family members! We are so glad to have Gail back after so many years!||
Elwood Huff - The Stained Glassery - Elwood returns after a year break and brings colorful sun catchers, kaleidoscopes and other wonderful glass creations!
Eric and Mary Kahmann - Harpstone - It's been a good few years since Eric and Mary have been with us and we welcome them back with their contemporary free-form wire& stone jewelry! Amazing designs!
|Paul McGovern - San Francisco Sock Company- Paul returns with his hand dyed bamboo apparel. If you haven't worn a pair of bamboo socks, you are in for a real treat when you try on a pair of his.|
|Melissa Lettick - The Herb Lady - Melissa returns with her botanical potpourri, grown and blended by her in small batches to assure a high level of fragrance. She has a wonderful variety of scents for the holidays!||Penny Ogle - AKA "The Tee Pee Lady" - returns with her color variety of childrens' tee pee's! Why make a fort out of a blanket, when you can have a hand made tee pee to hide in?|
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!