Canceled - 39th Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market
Dates: Canceled -
November 27-29, 2020
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 Shuttle Service
Admission: Event Canceled
Plenty of free parking with shuttle buses available. ATM on premises.
Exhibitor List: 2020 Exhibitor List
Be sure check out this year's sponsors
39th Va. Beach Christmas Market Canceled
It is with a heavy heart that we announce we must cancel the Virginia Beach Christmas Market for the first time in 39 years due to the recent change in Governor Northam’s Executive Order regarding maximum capacity in large venues. We know this affects many artisans who have already suffered financially from the cancellation of so many shows this year, and that it is a disappointment for our many customers for whom this has become a family tradition-- shopping for handmade Christmas gifts. It is our hope that our lives will be back to normal sooner rather than later!
Artists - If you have been accepted to the Virginia Beach Christmas Market we have sent you an email regarding our refund process.
Patrons – We hope you will support our artisans! If you are looking for a certain artist or gift item to purchase, please visit the exhibitor listing here: Va. Beach Christmas Market Exhibitor List which will give you a link to their website or Facebook page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you connect with them.
We look forward to being with you again at our Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market, April 16-18, 2021 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center
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).
The Virginia Beach Christmas Market features 150 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. 28th
EMG is encouraging patrons to show their support and gratitude for these entrepreneurs by pledging to "shop small" on Saturday, Nov. 28th, the 10th 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 & Notable Exhibitors
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!