Virginia Beach Christmas Market

39th Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market

Dates: November 27-29, 2020

Hours: Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 6:00, Sunday 10:00-5:00

Pictures with Santa - daily from 11am - 3pm

Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Virginia Beach Convention Center Map and Directions
Free Parking and Shuttle Service
Free Second day return - see the management desk at the show entrance for details

Admission: Be sure to sign up for the door prize or fill out the contact information on the coupon or flyer. We send $2 off postcard coupons to past customers as a reward for their continued patronage. 
$8 Adults; $2 Children 6-12; Under 6 Free - One admission covers all three days. One discount per person. Receive $1 off admission, when purchasing at the box office, by bringing a canned food donation for the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. Admission is free with a blood donation to the Red Cross (See the bottom of this page for details). Plenty of free parking with shuttle buses available. ATM on premises.

Online ticket purchases

Use Discount Code: 19vbcm2 to receive $2 off admission when buying tickets online. Service fees are additional.


Exhibitor List: Coming fall 2020

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 

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Wow, what a ride it has been!  We recently celebrated our 35th anniversary of this show. Be sure to check out the article about Events Management Group in the Crafts Report magazine. A copyof the article can be found here (PDF)

Sunshine Artist 200 Best of 2012The Virginia Beach Christmas Market features over 250 fine artisans and crafters from more than 25 states. This show has been voted into the “100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows in the United States” multiple times by Sunshine Artist Magazine, America's premier show and festival guide. Featured artisans will offer fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, toys, photography, fiber arts, thousands of Christmas collectibles and much, much more. Whether you’re searching for unique one-of-kind Christmas gifts, personalized stocking stuffers, or a stunning floral centerpiece for the holidays, you’ll find it all at the Virginia Beach Christmas Market.
 

 Looking for a special gift, something crafty and unique?

Do you have someone on your list that is hard to buy for? These artisans and crafters continually create high-quality, unique gifts that are sure to be a hit for years to come.

Even in these trying economic times you can find something affordable, unique and extraordinary for every taste and budget. From whimsical to country, contemporary to casual, you will find the finest collection of affordable crafts in the region, including thousands of creatively-made gifts, fresh holiday decorating ideas and one-of-a-kind Christmas collectibles.

Not just another ordinary craft show, it's a huge holiday marketplace with over twenty-five “Taste of the Holidays” specialty food vendors offering gift-packaged gourmet fare such as almond pound cakes, holiday cookies, cheesecakes, holiday seafood mixes, gourmet chocolates, Amish breads and homemade jams and jellies. These goodies are ideal for creating gift baskets, loading up Santa’s stockings and gathering hard-to-find teacher, executive and hostess gifts.

 

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday - Nov. 30th 

Shop Small - Small Business Saturdaysupport american craftspeopleEMG is encouraging patrons to show their support and gratitude for these entrepreneurs by pledging to "shop small" on Saturday, Nov. 30th, the 9th National Small Business Saturday. Small businesses are the lifeline of the American economy, they create jobs, boost the economy, preserve neighborhoods and a way of life. Inspired by generations before them, these artists represent what America is all about. They use their hands and skills to transform raw materials into something of value that can be admired and used for years to come.  

New, noteworthy and returning exhibitors

     

New & Notable

   
Staunton VA artist Rebecca Myrtle of The Crafty Fox creates very unique little bowls and plates with lovely designs  - most with a bit of humor to them!  She is a talented visual artists as well, keeping busy creating indoor murals as well as her crafty pottery!  Be sure to stop by The Crafty Fox in booth #406  
     
Ron Navroski from Feathers From Above paints amazing works on feathers!  What patience! This Massachusettes self taught artist began his artistic career with oils on canvas, but made the transition to painting on feathers, a unique substrate that has depth and life.  No two feathers are alike, therefore no two of his feather paintings are alike!  Fascinating Stuff!  Be sure to see Ron in his element in booth #543  
Victoria Pearson of Victory Wave USA Woodworking creates custom, handmade flags with natural waves and emblems for patriotic gifts and holidays. She creates custom flags for military, police, and firefighters - or for those who appreciate patriotism and want a unique gift to showcase in their home!
Be sure to see her work in booth #442
 
Anna Bruffy of Seaside Fiber Arts hand dyes cotton yarn with vegetables, fruits and other plants to achieve a natural muted hue and tone.  If you are looking to make someone a fiber gift for the holidays, she is your source for a wonderful alternative to store-bought yarn!    She also sews whimsical children’s toys!  Come say Hello to Anna in booth #592  
Looking for something special to serve while company is in town for the weekend?  You’ve got to try Pat Dilday’s dessert coffee and beer bread!  She has many flavors to choose from – so you can sample both the coffee and bread!  The beer bread is in a mix – so it will keep if you want to save it until you feel like cooking again – but it also makes a great unusual gift! Come by Ozark Mountain Dessert Coffee’s booth #255  
     
Denise Karbassi of Behind Blue Eyes makes hand painted clothing that looks like it is right off of NY’s runway, but without the NY price tag!  Her one-of-a-kind apparel is something to be seen, and let’s face it – to TRY ON!  Visit Denise in booth #687  
We haven’t seen Kim Brinsfield in awhile because she’s been teaching herself a new quilting technique!  Come visit Kim and her new business Quilter Bee Longarm.  Kim creates intricate quilts that actually look like works of art with the myriad of stitches.  A long arm quilting machine loads the top, batting and back into a metal frame, and the quilter can sew the three layers at once. The machine head rolls vertically and horizontally, allowing it to quilt while the fabric stays in place.  The first “quilting machine” was introduced in 1871, and was hand-cranked, and later became the Long Arm Machine.  Come by and visit Kim and she will show you the magic in it!  Booth #305  
Ryan Eure has not been to Virginia Beach in awhile because he got married!  Brian creates precious metal wire wrap jewelry and is in booth #413 for you to come and Ooooh! & Ahhh! over everything sparkly!
 
 
Marty Girardier from Silknwave Scarves hand dyes silk scarves in lovely colors and flowing shapes.  Have her help you learn to wear a scarf in many different ways!  Come try one on in booth #661  

Returning Favorites

   
Holly Forester from The Grateful Door returns again this year with an amazing array of beautifully handcrafted wreathes.  Your door WILL be grateful when you bring home one of these treasures!  Booth #441  
  Internationally known (but local VA Beach)  illustrator and sculptor Ginny Diezel returns after a 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 #663  
Bryan Hartig of Annie’s Pooch Pops returns to make sure Hampton Roads dogs have a selection of yummy treats to open on Christmas Morning!  Come spoil your pup with a few of Annie’s specialty dog biscuits!  Booth #615  
Did someone say FUDGE??!  Paula Rogerson from Have Some Chocolate will be back this year with all your favorite flavors.  Best to get to her early – she sells out before the show is over!  Come get your Fudge in booth #635  

Vintage Alley

   
Welcome to Junkman’s Crossroads of New Bern NC!  Lorie English of Recreated makes handbags and other items from recycled materials. She uses vintage materials (seed and feed sacks) and modern materials such as coffee bean shipping bags and upholstery remnants.  Her husband David the artist behind Black Owl Guitars; handcrafts cigar box instruments staining them with using genuine swamp mud from the Trent River, and seals them with a beeswax finish courtesy of local bees.   He has also recently ventured into making handcrafted wooden electric kazoo made from colorful wood with an upcycled vinyl upholstery case. Together they are Junkman’s Crossroads.  Visit this innovative couple in booth #387 in Vintage Alley!  
Debbie Berube of Holiday Traditions returns with her ever-growing collection of vintage mercury Christmas ornaments, vintage garlands, trees and antique toys!  There’s a whole lot of holiday nostalgia going on in this booth!  Come pick out a reminder of days gone by with Debbie in booth #351  
Andrew Bristow and Josh Legarretta of Trees from Christmas Past have quite the collection of vintage ceramic Christmas trees!  These lovelies hale from all over the US – as they boys have been collecting for a long time.  They also sell vintage bases and other parts in case you have an original but are missing a base!  Come stop by and say Hello to Andrew & Josh in booth #358  
Local Virginia Beach artist Vida Rowe creates the sweetest primitive dolls and décor that are well suited for today’s farmhouse style!  She hand sews each one of these lovelies in the evenings and her days off from working as a nurse.  Come choose yours to cozy up to your Christmas tree in booth #393  
     
     

 

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.

 

The Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia & The Red Cross need your help!

Times are tough, donations are down and people in need of help are numerous. Food banks are experiencing a critical shortage of supplies as donations drop and demand for free and discounted food continues to soar. The Virginia Beach Christmas Market holds a major food drive each year benefiting the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia by offering $1 off admission to attendees donating cans of non-perishable food.

Last year over 8,000 pounds of food was collected during the 3-day event. And, well over 100,000 pounds of food have been collected in the last 10 years. Side Note: The tractor trailers you see on the highway carry about 40,000 pounds.

Thank you for your generous donations!  Let's break a record this year! 

Give Blood = Free Entry

We will also be offering free admission to anyone that donates blood to the Red Cross. They will be on site all 3 days from 9am. - 3pm.

 

 

 

We hope to see you there!

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