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: 2013 exhibitor list

Exhibitor Information & Application: Are you a artist or crafter?
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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. 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:
  • Sarah Dwyer - Choquette - artisan small batch chocolates and confections with images on top
  • Pamela Hoke - PLH Collection - Chic & shabby furnishings - handcrafted pillows, painted furniture. Customers say “Like a mini Anthropologie Store!”
  • Kate Klip Glass - amazing hand blown coastal ornaments, mermaids and all things seaworthy to hang in your window or on your tree, as well as her original hand blown Christmas Pickle!
  • Mike Green - Flutterface - Each "FlutterFace" depicts a subject or design that is replicated, overlaid, and multiplied into a geometric-kaleidoscopic pattern creating the illusion of a blossom, a pinwheel of colors that multiplies the beauty and appeal of the original subject. Mike will even customize a Flutterface for you based on your fabvorite image, photo, pet, or nature object.
  • Barbara Mobarak - Island Textile Company - creates colorful textiles and clothing made of imported African fabrics with deep hues and textures that compliment the style of the garment.
  • Amanda Hart & Melissa Quackenbush - Sabrosa Salt Company are two sisters who know how to spice up a kitchen. They will be bringing their Sabrosa Salt mixtures which when combined with a favorite dish, bring out delicious new flavors and when enhanced with special olive oil blends can turn a little slice of bread into a little slice of heaven!
  • Holly Hagen with Creative Capes - thinks every child is a hero. She makes colorful capes and masks for little ones so that they can be any super hero they want to be!
  • Leynal Arias of One Million Roses - He and his wife make personalized wire fabricated mini-sculptures.
 
Returning Favorites
  • Paul McGovern with the San Francisco Sock Company - returns with his hand dyed bamboo apparel. If you haven't worn a pair of bamboo socks, you are in for a real treat.
  • Melissa Lettick - Better known as 'The Herb Lady" - returns with her botanical potpourri, grown and blended by her in small batches to assure a high level of fragrance.
  • 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?

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!