The Big Bad Richmond, VA Holiday Shopping Events List

All the shopping happenings in and around Richmond, Virginia, you need to hit between now and the big gifting day. I’ll continue to update as I learn about more events for buying holiday gifts! Marco Style favorite events are denoted with a *.

Holiday shopping
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November 1-3, Tinker’s Holiday Market

Tinker & Co., Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Shop Tinker’s holiday displays with over 25 Christmas trees and lots of holiday cheer.

November 2, Someday Vintage Market

Someday Shop, 12-6 p.m.

Stop by to shop vintage vendors. Retro apparel and accessories from Le Stuff Collection. Mother Daughter Co will be bringing original and one of a kind vintage jewelry.
Ritual Habitat will have an amazing collection of vintage rugs in jewel tones.

November 2, Vintage Christmas Open House

Through the Garden Gate Antiques, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Shop the annual Christmas open house.

*November 8, Holly Jolly 2019

Lakeside Ave., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Lakeside’s annual holiday event features special events at stores all along the street.

November 8, Holiday Diamond Showcase

Schwarzschild Jewelers, Carytown, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Stop by to see the largest selection of loose diamonds, engagement rings and jewelry. There will be one-of-a-kind pieces to browse.

November 8-10 Vivian Driskill Trunk Show

VMFA Shop, 11 a.m. daily

Shop A fusion of found objects and fabricated components that create a narrative statement unique to each piece of wearable art.

November 8-13, Tweed’s 15th Annual (choose your own day!) Holiday Open House!

Choose one day, between Thursday, November 8th and Sunday, November 18th, and receive 15% off every purchase at Tweed. All you need to do is arrive ready to shop, and tell them at the register it is your day. In addition to 15% off, you will receive a free Scout Shopper Tote with any purchase over $25 and be entered to win one of many fabulous door prizes.

November 9, A Knot Too Shabby Christmas

Knot Too Shabby, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Welcome the holidays with all the season decor debuting. The first 25 customers get a gift with purchase. Santa will be on site from 3-5 p.m. and the shop will be accepting donations for FeedMore all day.

November 9, Annual Christmas Open House

Hickory Creek Antiques, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Celebrate with shopping, food and refreshments.

November 9, 5th Annual “Vintage White Christmas”

Red Poppy Pickin, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Shop the winter wonderland with 30,000 new items hitting the floor. There will be handmade ornaments, soy candles, and gift ideas, and more holiday magic.

November 9, Richmond Night Market

17th Street Farmers’ Market, 5-10 p.m.

Shop handmade and independent artists in center of their city.

November 9-10, Fashion Open House

La Petite Boutique, 12-4 p.m.

Shop new shipment’s from the boutique’s top designers. Prepare for a fashionable holiday season.

November 15-16 The Vintage Home Market Holiday Event by Gracie’s Cottage

Richmond Raceway, Friday VIP Shopping Night 6-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shop a gathering of some of the finest and unique vintage, shabby, rustic, coastal, French Country, industrial and Farmhouse chic dealers and artisans in the central eastern region. The Vintage Home Market is a hybrid event that combines the excitement of a flea market, the quality finds of antiques and barn shows, and talent of great artists all rolled into one.

November 15-17, Trend Holiday Open House

Trend, regular business hours

The holiday season debuts with decor and gifts in both store locations. Plus, enjoy 25 percent off select apparel, buy three ornaments get one free, receive a free standard letter monogram with any Corkcicle or 30 oz. pink Yeti, and more!

November 16, Belle Isle Winter Market Pop-Up

Belle Isle Moonshine, 12-4 p.m.

Sample Belle Isle cocktails while shopping gifts from local vendors. Of course, you can also buy Belle Isle gear, bottles and canned cocktails. The market will be hosted outside and is kid- and pet-friendly.

November 17, Fall in Love with Local Market & Brunch

The Hop Craft Pizza & Beer, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Shop handmade gifts while enjoying craft beer and brunch.

November 17, Vegan Holiday Pop-up + Shop-up

Hardywood Richmond, 12-6 p.m.

Hardywood Brewery and Richmond VegFest have teamed up for this 4th annual event featuring an indoor market full of local makers, artisans, and business owners that have a commitment to animals, wellness, recycling, and the world.

November 21, Holiday Open House at NEST

RVANest, 6:30-9 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays with snacks, drinks, and RVANest’s Annual Art, Craft and Vintage Holiday Market featuring over 35 local artisans and craftspeople. The crafts market is open all season long. Of course, you’ll also find lots of vintage and antique ornaments, holiday decor, and gifts.

*November 22-December 24 Bizarre Market

Chop Suey Books, Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. -7 p.m. / Fri-Sat 10 a.m. -8 p.m. / Sun 12-7 p.m.

Over 50 makers of sparkly, snuggly, gift-worthy goods will be featured in the upstairs gallery of Chop Suey Books for one month: This is always a great place to find gifts, from jewelry and scarves to handmade hot sauces and teas.

*November 22-24, Craft + Design Show

Main Street Station, Friday Patron’s Preview Party 6-9 p.m., Saturday 9:30-11 a.m. Rise and Shine Breakfast, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. general admission shopping, Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Now in its 55th year, Craft + Design is a museum-quality show that has garnered a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary craft. Shoppers spend the weekend browsing the work of over 150 artists from across the country. Awards are presented in ceramics, precious metals, glass, wood and recycled materials, contemporary design, innovative use of traditional craft materials and fiber.  There are also libations and food for sale to enjoy while you shop.

November 23, Church of the Redeemer Craft Bazaar

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Shop crafts, a bake sale, and enter to win door prizes. Santa will be there, too.

*November 23, Northside Artists’ Holiday Art Walk

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shop the annual pre-holiday art walk and sale hosted in private Sherwood Park and Laburnum Park homes as well as the commons area of Ginter Place. All locations are within a three block walk of one another in a beautiful, historic section of Richmond’s North Side.

November 23, Stay Local RVA Art Market with Stephen Gould

Canon & Draw, 12-4 p.m.

Shop local food vendors and businesses Canon & Draw works closely with. They will also be releasing a special blackberry Gose call CMYK.

November 24, Hanover Holiday Market

10854 Linderwood Drive, Mechanicsville, 12-7 p.m.

Vendors include Brave boutique, Hanover Tea, My Nourshing Kitchen, Tranquil soap, Sunny bay Cottage, One Kind project, String Dreams and beads, Mary Kay, Norwex, Sweet Jesus Potato pie co., Natural soaps for you, Stella and Dot, Thirty one, Kathie J Bloom Boutique, LG Boutique, Raikes wreaths, Cocoa Exchange, Vantel Pearls, Feels Like Sunshine VA, EverlyBelle Designs,Sammy’s pet’s and Pen’s, Daily Choice, Neora, Dot Dot Smile, Hanover Nutrition and Wellness, Happy Squirrel Handmade, Dandelion Springs, My 3 Angel creations and many more.

November 24, Viva la Vintage Market

Hofheimer Building, 2-6 p.m.

Shop many of Richmond’s most unique vintage vendors. There will also be a cash bar and raffles throughout the day.

*November 30, Over the River Holiday Market 2018

Bon Air Shopping Center at Buford Road and Forest Hill Avenue, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Shop a selection of vendors who create south of the James River. Think jewelry, paper flowers, ceramics, bath and body, leather, and more.

November 30, Small Business Saturday Celebration

Whilom Goods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stop by and shop with special deals, giveaways and drinks!

November 30, West Broad Holiday Market

Awl Snap, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with a host of local vendors. a raffle, free gift wrapping, sips, snacks, music and swag bags for the first 50 guests.

November 30, Cast Iron Pop-Up

Belmont Butchery, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Vintage cast iron, lovingly restored for both cooks and collectors–and just in time for holiday shopping! Curious about cast iron? Come by and ask! You can even bring Grandma’s old pans and they’ll tell you about how to clean and care for it.

November 30, Small Business Saturday Pop Up Shop

Stony Point Fashion Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Over ten local vendors will be set up for your shopping pleasure throughout the mall. In addition, there will be photos with Santa, holiday carolers, and ice skating. Stop by later in the evening for free carriage rides starting at 5:30.

November 30, The Molly Show

Quirk Gallery, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Three Mollys join forces for a trunk show spectacular. Molly Campbell of Molly Virginia Made makes leather bags, earrings, coasters, and more. Molly Sanyour Ceramics bring serving ware, sculptures, and adorable white ceramic trees. And Molly Covert of Rabbit Foot Fern Design will showcase stationery and gift items.

November 30, Fulton Christmas Market

Triple Crossing Beer Fulton, 12-5 p.m.

Sip a beer while you peruse over 10 local vendors with all sorts of gift items.

November 30-December 1, Deck the Halls

Early Mountain Vineyards, 12-5 p.m.

Drive to Early Mountain Vineyards for an afternoon of wine, food and local shopping. There will also be craft workshops for children and adults.

December 1, Pawliday Market

Hardywood West Creek, 12-4 p.m.

Support the Richmond Animal Welfare community with pet photos with Santa and an artisan market full of gifts for pets and people. All proceeds benefit VET Fund, Richmond SPCA, Richmond Animal League, and Fetch a Cure.

*December 1, Tapped & Wrapped

The Veil, 4-10 p.m.

RVA’s one stop holiday shop, where you leave with gifts wrapped! Plus beer, food trucks and holiday spirit.

December 4, The Broad Bazaar

The Broad, 6-9 p.m.

Stop in for a night of shopping with 10 local vendors and to learn more about what The Broad is all about.

December 5, Holiday Shopping Market at 5807

The Shops at 5807, 5-8 p.m.

Stop by for one-night-only specials throughout the shops plus 10% of sales will be donated to Greater Richmond SCAN.

December 5-8, Bizarre Bazaar

Richmond Raceway, Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shop 475 exhibitors from all over the country. For over 42 years, the Bizarre Bazaar has brought seasonal gifts and decorative accessories for the home and garden, gourmet foods and cookbooks, fine linens, designer women’s and children’s clothing, toys, fine crafts, artwork, furniture, and jewelry for Richmond. Tickets cost $9.

December 6, Tuckahoe Tidings

Tuckahoe Village Shopping Center, 6-8 p.m.

Stop by for local vendors, pictures with Santa, raffles,food trucks, holiday hair how-tos and more cheer, all benefiting CASA.

December 6, Shockoe Holiday Market and Grand Illumination

17th Street Farmers’ Market, 5:45-9 p.m.

Watch the lighting of the trees on the market and shop a European-inspired holiday market. Stop by for a visit with Father Christmas, watch Irish dancing by The Baffa Academy and enjoy horse and carriage rides. Bonus: you can buy alcoholic beverages in any of the market restaurants and enjoy it while out shopping in the market space.

December 6-7 Carreras Estate Jewelry Event

Carreras, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Shop an exceptional estate collection including Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco, Retro, Contemporary, and Designer. Plus, estate engagement rings and wedding bands.

December 7, Manakin Market Holiday Farm & Craft Market

68 Broad Street Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Shop two enclosed markets with handmade crafts and gifts, seasonal vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, local wine, and prepared food. There will also be live music, Santa Claus and a petting zoo with pony rides.

December 7, 16th Annual Ginter Park Show

3421 Hawthorne Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This popular show hosted by Diana Vincenti of Bad Girl Art features many local artists and craftspeople who will be showing and selling their creations just in time for the holidays!

December 7, Mistletoe Market

Pocahontas Elementary School, 9 am.-2 p.m.

Shop local vendors and crafters, plus enjoy snacks from local food vendors.

December 7, Rockin’ the Boat Trunk Show and Social

Glassboat, 5-8 p.m.

Local jewelers will have their latest designs, plus there will be wine and live music. It’s the perfect place for boho luxe Christmas gifts.

December 7, Holiday Market at The Depot

Ashland Meat Co. at Cross Brothers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

There will be a variety of local artists, craftsmen, and makers set up for all of your holiday shopping. There will also be a food demo at AMC.

December 7, RVA Krampusnacht Holidaze Market 

Gallery5, 12-4 p.m.

Shop 15 local vendors and authors. Be there between 12 and 2 to get your picture taken with Krampus himself at the RED VEIN ARMY photo booth!

December 7, Holiday Cheers Makers Market

Basic City Beer Co. Richmond, 1-6 p.m.

Knock out all your holiday shopping while supporting makers in your community. Unique gifts, art, jewelry, pottery, treats, candles, skin care, home goods, herbal apothecary, crystals, and more. Don’t forget about beer, snacks and games.

*December 7-8, Handmade Holiday

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. with Saturday early bird option

Shop over 50 of the best crafters, artists, and makers. Half the our vendors will be there on Saturday and Sunday, and half will be there for one day only, so be sure to stop by both days to see lots of amazing new art and gifts. On Saturday, for a $5 donation to non-profit partner RACC, shoppers gain early access to shop at 10 a.m. Marco Style recommends shopping early.

December 7-8, Winter Print Fair – Art Market

Studio Two Three,  11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

There will be art from scores of local makers, a grilled cheese & tomato soup bar, portraits with a vintage camera and holiday cheer. What more could you ask for?

December 7-8 Holiday Open House

Gather, regular business hours

Stop by the shop’s 15th annual holiday open house for plenty of cheer and gift ideas.

*December 8, Carytown Winter Wonderland Market

Thirsty Joe’s Draft House, 1-4 p.m.

Bringing the Community together again in Carytown for a Fun Holiday Market! Bundle up with the family and furry friends to see what our RVA Elves have to offer ..Local Handmade Gifts, Holiday Decor, Hot Cocoa and Baked Goods!

December 8, Illumination Celebration

Apothec, 4-8 p.m.

Stop by Apothec to celebrate their one year anniversary. There will be refreshments, custom candle making, raffles and plenty of holiday cheer. This will also be the debut of the shop’s Restorative Libation Bar with kombucha on tap, mocktails and teas.

December 9, Holiday Artisan Market

Kitchen 64, 5-9 p.m.

Shop original paintings, candles, tarot readings, home decor, wood work, glass blown art, jewelry, custom nail art, natural skincare, and more.

December 10, Jingle Bell Bazaar Benefitting GoochlandCares

Richmond Country Club, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Shop the bazaar, which is open to the public. Vendors include Claville Fashion Truck, Karen Wright Jewelry, Linda’s Wreaths, Dementi Studios, Turkish Towels, Stella and Dot, Discover Toys, Arc Angel Creations, Boo Bug Jewelry, Sweet Dreams, and more. You can also attend a luncheon from 11:30-12:30 or 1-2. Make reservations here.

December 11, RHG Holiday Showcase

The Broken Tulip, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Richmond Herbalism Guild’s holiday showcase features an artisan market, holistic practitioner heath resources and giveaways alongside snacks and beverages from The Broken Tulip. From 9:30-11:30 the Herbalists Without Borders Holiday Breakfast willhelp you learn about how you can participate and volunteer in the local chapter of Herbalists Without Borders. There will be available resources from many local practitioners from a variety of holistic modalities to meet, network and connect with.

From 12  to 8 there will be a local artisan market with over a dozen participating brands and holistic clinical practices from the entire Richmond city region. Shop makers and also give the gift of wellness this holiday season as many practitioners have fabulous packages this time of the year.

December 14, Richmond Night Market

17th Street Farmers’ Market, 5-10 p.m.

Shop handmade and independent artists in center of their city.

December 14, COTU Christmas Market

1-6 p.m.

Shop 13-15 local vendors, enjoy live holiday music and delicious beers flowing all day long.

December 14, Holiday Market at the Farm

Courthouse Creek Cider Scott’s Addition, 12-5 p.m.

Sip on rustic cider while shopping local artists at the farm. There will also be live music and food.

*December 14, Christinkindlmarkt

Blue Bee Cider, 12-5 p.m.

Blue Bee’s annual holiday shopping event returns with new vendors and new drink specials suited to the cold weather. Shop unique artisan gifts made by with this merry and bright group. There will also be cider, donuts and gourmet grilled cheeses.

December 14, Handmade Holiday Pop-Up Market

Superior Production Exchange, 1901 E. Franklin St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Shop 15-16 vendors, including Mother Shrub, Lush Cupcakes, Helen Reed Design, Giggle in Pink, Superior Creamery & Confections, Alma’s, Fielding Archer, Bunt Young Photography, and friends.

*December 15, Carytown Holiday Artisan Market

3200 W. Cary St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stop by this 8th annual holiday event for unique handmade gifts and goods, food trucks, over 70 vendors, and live music.

December 15, Tapped and Wrapped

Hardywood West Creek, 12-6 p.m.

Shop RVA’s one-stop-shop where you can buy goods from local makers, then leave with them wrapped and ready to go.

December 15, Modern Market RVA 

Stone Brewing, 1-5 p.m.

Modern Market RVA is a curated group of passionate makers, designers, and artists with purpose and intentional goods. “Modern” means anything from the style of goods to the conscious choices made when running the businesses. Stop by for beer and holiday gifts.

December 16, Holiday Pop-Up Market and “Bad” Santa Photos

Tabol Brewing, 4-9 p.m.

Shop all local vendors selling their wares. Candles, jewelry, paintings, vinyl records, and more. Plus Tabol will sharing the friends and family discount on all draft pours, merch, and to-go bottles to stuff your stockings with.

 

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