The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Markets in NFK
Find your magic at a market this season
The holiday season is upon us faster than your eccentric uncle can belt out a rendition of "Jingle Bell Rock," which means it's time to start tackling that gift list and knocking out your holiday shopping! But heading to the mega-bland-super-chains or scrolling endlessly online sounds about as fun as getting run over by a reindeer.Have no fear - Norfolk has sleighed (see what I did there?) the holiday shopping game with delightful local markets loaded with gift-giving potential. At these fa-la-la-la-local festive events, you can browse artsy crafts, gobble down holiday treats, and chug down cider to really get into the spirit of the season.
From Hot Cocoa Wars that'll make you feel like you took a tour through Willy Wonka’s Factory to cutesy pop-up shops perfect for finding your favorite friends something fab, you’ll find a market you can’t miss. Norfolk is fully delivering on the holiday magic this year. You’ll spot Krampuses up to no good, massive parade celebrations, and mistletoe for miles.
So this year, dash through the holiday hustle and bustle by shopping small and keeping your coin local. (Remember when you shop with local small businesses, $68 of every $100 stays in the community.) Trust me, there's snow place like Norfolk's holiday markets to find special gifts and spread seasonal joy. Now let's get jolly, friends!
Friday, November 17th - 7pm-10pm - Autumn Nights Fall Vendor Market at Smartmouth
Saturday, November 18th - 11am-7pm - Grand Illumination & Hot Cocoa War Kickoff at Selden Market
Saturday, November 18th - 2pm-7pm - Mistletoe Market at Virginia Stage Company
Sunday November 19th - 1pm-4pm - Santa Paws Holiday Pet Market at Reaver Beach
Sunday November 19th - 12pm - Holiday Market at Hunter House Victorian Museum
Sunday November 19th - 12:30pm-3pm - Thanksgiving Market at Talbot Park Farmers Market
Sunday November 19th - 1pm - 5pm - Elated Market at Elation Brewing
Friday November 24th - Dark Arts Fest at Smartmouth
Saturday, November 25th - 11am-6pm - Small Business Saturday + Hot Cocoa War Finale at Selden Market
Saturday, November 25th 12pm-6pm Small Business Saturday Vintage Market at Reaver Beach
Saturday, November 25th - 10am-5pm - Small Business Satuday Market at Cova Brewing
Thursday, November 30th - 5pm-8pm - Norfolk Kickback with Gabe Niles at Selden Market
Saturday, December 2nd - 11am-3pm - Holiday Artist and Maker Market at Selden Market
Saturday, December 2nd - 11am - 8pm Fair Trade Market at Elation Brewing
Saturday, December 2nd - 10am - 5pm Holiday Fair at D’Art Center.
Sunday December 3rd - 11am - 5pm Fair Trade Market at Elation Brewing Day Two
Saturday, December 2nd - 12pm-8pm 2023 Holiday Yule Log Bonfire and Christmas Marketplace at Town Point Park
Sunday December 3rd - 11am-4pm Ghent Holiday Market at Blair Middle School
Sunday December 3rd - 2pm-6pm - Krampus Market at Maker’s Craft Brewery
Saturday, December 9th - 7pm-10pm - Winter Witch New Moon Market at Selden Market
Saturday, December 9th - 12pm -4pm NEON Holiday Market at The Plot
Saturday, December 9th - 12pm-6pm - A Very Merry Market at Reaver Beach
Sunday December 10th - Virginia Artisan Market at Bold Mariner Brewing
Saturday, December 16th - 11am-3pm - The Jolly Jungle Houseplant and Plant Market at Selden Market
Thursday, December 21st - 5pm-9pm - Miracle Night Market at Waterside District
Saturday, December 23rd - 11am-3pm - Mercado de Navidad Hispanic Heritage Holiday Market at Selden Market
Now you’ve got now excuse not to shop local for all your friends and family this year. Get out there and find some unique gifts, support a small biz, and make sure your dollars stay in the local economy.
BTW, you can catch the Norfolk Currents Popup Merch Shop at Selden Market
Wednesdays 10am - 2pm
Thursdays 11am - 2pm
Fridays 11am - 6pm
Saturdays 11am - 6pm
Sundays 12pm - 5pm
*Hours may vary due to holidays and special events*