42nd Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market
Dates: November 24-26, 2023
Hours: Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 6:00, Sunday 10:00-5:00
Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Virginia Beach Convention Center Map and Directions
Free Parking and Second day return.
Pictures with Santa Friday-Sunday 11-3
Admission: $8 (Children 6-12 - $2; Children under 6 free)
You can sign up for discount codes to be used for online ticket purchases and/or coupons to be used at the door here. Click the link below to purchase tickets online and avoid the wait at the box office.
Avoid the ticket purchase lines by buying online before the show.
Plenty of free parking with shuttle buses available. ATM on premises.
Exhibitor List: 2023 Exhibitor List
Be sure check out this year's sponsors
Wow, what a ride it has been. Over 40 years! What started as a small country craft consignment store (Countryside Shops next to VB Farmer's Market) has turned into decades of bringing you some of the best American made crafts in the region several times a year. Many of these artists have become like family to us and many of you too. In fact, our shows often feature 2nd generation artisans that grew up helping out their parents at shows and are now carrying on the family tradition of producing quality handmade arts & crafts for all to enjoy.
Be sure to check out a recent article about Events Management Group in the Crafts Report magazine. A copy of the article can be found here (PDF).
The Virginia Beach Christmas Market will feature 175 fine artisans and crafters from more than 20 states. This show has been voted #21 in the in the “200 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows in the United States.” An award we have received 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.
Shop Small on Small Business Saturday - Nov. 25th
EMG is encouraging patrons to show their support and gratitude for these entrepreneurs by pledging to "shop small" on Saturday, Nov. 25th, the 14th 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.
Taste of the Holidays
“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 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!