Northern Virginia Christmas Market
20th Northern Virginia Christmas Market
Dates: November 8-10, 2013 <== UPDATED DATES
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: 2012 exhibitor list
Be sure check out this year's sponsor
Unique Arts and Crafts Galore
It’s Northern Virginia’s grand opening celebration of the holiday season! The Northern Virginia Christmas Market returns to the South Hall of the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA featuring 300 fine artisans from more than 25 states. Readers of Sunshine Artist Magazine voted this popular event as one of the 100 best arts and crafts shows of 2011. 300 artisans will 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.
Notable new artists and returning favorites include:
Joanne Lehman of Lehman's Chair Caning will demonstrate chair caning using old world methods and will be selling many chairs created from old wood and original 19th and 20th century designs
Peter Robinson Smith creates figurative and functional sculpture out of wire mesh with life like features in large and small scale forms
Pet Diners Plus will be bringing artsy looking pet bowls for dogs and cats, including raised vanity feeders for kitties and counters for canines
Blue Ridge Salvage creates original and traditional handmade wooden toys using salvage wood direct from West Virginia
Penny Ogle of Blackberry Hill will be bringing her bright colored children's teepees which create a cozy setting for little ones. She even has dog and cat teepees for those pets who need to find a place to hide!
Beth Phillips from The Barking Dog brings whimsical folk art paintings in hand made frames, as well as handmade photo frames made out of old shutters.
Nadia Azumi will be selling her fantastic hand painted silk scarves and paintings, some of which have murano glass fused to the silk
Amy James of Unique Pewter will return after a ten year hiatus with her pewter coffee scoops, napkin rings, cutting boards, glass bowls, jewelry and accessories
Steve Cone of Endless Creations will return with fresh wreathes, holiday arrangements and swags
Milt and Molly Bereson of Originals by Zaida create handmade wearable sculptured pins, pendants and earrings, incorporating sterling silver, bronze, copper and semi-precious stones.
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!