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: 2015 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.

Linda Goldston Vintage Trays

Back by popular demand after a successful debut last year...VINTAGE ALLEY!!   This has become a popular area of the show for those artisans who re-purpose vintage items into new home goods or decor, have a “green” recycled product or have products with a vintage or shabby chic flair!  We have a fabulous line up of artisans this year who are excited to bring you many vintage inspired and designed gifts for giving and for getting!  Expect to find a variety of vintage crafts and functional or decorative works from vintage objects for the home, up-cycled vintage finds and vintage Christmas decor. 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.

Don't miss this special section to the left as you enter the show!

New and noteworthy exhibitors:

Tony Turner FeathernestersTony Turner - Feathernesters Tony Turner, display and merchandising genius, owner of Feathernesters, (a design studio and vintage retail business) and creator/promoter of Richmond's Vintage Home Market joins our show this year debuting many original designs made from vintage Christmas decorations that will take you down memory lane! Come over to Vintage Alley and check out his wonderful assortment of hand-painted holiday signs, mercury glass wreathes, and other assorted creative home goods made from antique materials. You can find Tony in booth 508 Located in Vintage Alley.

Katie FavorsKatie Kilgore - Katie Favors - Katie Kilgore of Katie Favors has a wonderful assortment of magnets, pocket mirrors, bottle openers, and other fun accessories  - all made by covering a large button with fabric! Talk about some fun stocking stuffer ideas!  Visit Katie in booth  233.




Heitmann's Gourmet Nuts & Specialties Eric & Keirsten Heitman of Heitmann’s Gourmet Nuts & Specialties make the best toffee this side of the Pond! Their variety of British toffee, toffee covered nuts and homemade gummi bears are to die for! You will find them in booth 420.


Merriweathers Shari and Billy Manfredi of Merriweathers create cold processed olive oil soaps and skin care products from their own original aromatherapy family recipes made in small batches to ensure the highest quality. Stop by and try some at booth 104.


Maryellen Kim - Twist Style Mary Ellen Kim creates an original artisan line of jewelry with a hint of vintage design by micro crocheting pearls and embellishing with crystals and creating stone pendants out of vintage finds. Visit Mary Ellen in booth 110

Matt & Naomi Johnson - Drunken Bottle Matt & Naomi Johnson from Drunken Bottle enjoy the art or recycling old bottles (but not by drinking the contents!) into up-cycled glass designs such as wind chimes, lamps and candles. You can check them out in booth 505 in Vintage Alley

Jiri Kalina Born in the Czech Republic, Jiri Kalina learned his trade from his father and grandfather, both professional woodworkers in his homeland. Once he immigrated to the U.S., Jiri began Jiri Kalina Home & Kitchen creating beautiful wood pieces for the home. His wooden spoons, cutting boards, ladles, spoons and salad tongs are all hand carved with a beautiful finish, fitting perfectly in the hand! Visit Jiri in booth 286.

Cindy Molitor - Retro Revival Cindy Molitor of Retro Revival designs handmade retro-inspired kitchen and bath accessories using vintage fabrics. She also gets a kick out of creating aprons, pot holders, shower caps, flat iron cases, sleep masks with this fun fabric! Check out Cindy's colorful vibrant designs in Vintage Alley in booth 510

Returning Favorites

Holly Hagen - Creative Capes “Creating Heroes one Child at a Time” is our slogan for Holly Hagen of Creative Capes! Previously an award-winning graphic designer, Holly took a leap of faith in 2010 and began Creative Capes. Holly designs and creates colorful hero capes, masks and belts for young children embroidered with their initials. Holly hopes these will inspire children to become real heroes through good character and kindness. Visit Holly in booth # 528. And as a bonus be sure to meet her mom Myra Copus, a professional watercolor artist and first-time participant in booth#466

Tiffany & Jason Kimmet - Subtle Verse Tiffany & Jason Kimmet of Subtle Verse return with their delightful combination of photographic images and words in framed or canvas pieces to complete any home. Stop by and take some time to enjoy the colorful photographs and inspirational verse – truly a unique gift! Booth 353

Jane Ewer - Romance Lights Jane Ewer from Romance Lights promises to have the brighest, most romantic booth in the Exhibit Hall! Jane takes ordinary glass votive or candle holders and creates the extraordinary candle gift with her own process of coating the glass, applying a beautiful design and then heat sealing it for a lifetime of enjoyment. You can miss her twinkling booth #290

Melissa Lettick - The Herb Lady Melissa Lettick – The Herb Lady returns with new botanicals for the holidays! Your mood will improve just standing in her booth and enjoying all the wonderful fragrances of her hand scented, small batch botanical collections. Visit The Herb Lady in booth 491.

Karen Berry - Mick's Gourmet Soups Soupmaster Karen Berry of Mick's Gourmet Soups returns serving up her lobster bisque and seafood chowder samples to get you hooked on this yummy soup! What could be better for dinner when you get home from shopping? You can pick up a can from Karen in booth 188.


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!