Canceled - 39th Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market
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.
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Admission: Event Canceled
$9 Adults; $5 Children under 12 - One admission covers all three days. One discount per person. If you can, please bring 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.
Exhibitor List: Coming fall 2020.
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 email@example.com 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
The Virginia Beach Christmas Market, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, features more than 250 fine artisans and crafters from more than 20 states. Readers of Sunshine Artist Magazine have voted this popular event as one of the best arts and crafts shows in the USA since 1996. Featured artisans will offer fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, toys, photography, fiber arts, thousands of Christmas collectibles and much, much more.
Readers of Sunshine Artist Magazine have once again voted this show into their 100 Best Arts and Crafts Shows in the USA poll.
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.
A Taste of the Holidays
Specialty food vendors will offer a “Taste of the Holidays.” Get ready for holiday festivities or create your own gift baskets with Southern Supreme fruitcakes, fudge-by-the-pound, spicy salsas, Wissie cakes and cookies, sparkling cider, festive party dips or Vicky’s delicious homemade jams and jellies. Old-fashioned Christmas caroling by the Doorway Singers will complete a weekend of magical festivities.
- 8+ local radio stations with on-air ticket giveaways
- Multi-day ads in both local daily newspapers as well as weekly tabloids and other arts & entertainment focused publications
- Local TV station(s) and several cable networks including Home & Garden TV, Lifetime, Food Network, Fox/MSNBC news and others
- 260,000+ direct mail inserts
- Flyers to all oceanfront hotels and visitor center
- 25,000+ postcards to past attendees
- 6,000+ emails to past attendees
The Virginia Beach Christmas Market holds a major food drive each year benefiting the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia by offering 50 cents off admission to attendees donating cans of non-perishable food. Last year over 18,000 pounds of food and $1,300 in cash donations were collected during this popular 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!
We hope you can join us!