‘Tis the time of year to buy gifts for everyone on your list – friends, family, and coworkers. Find unique, locally-made goods at Chesapeake craft shows, holiday markets, and fairs. Peruse booths and tables to discover handmade crafts, clothing items, and even health and beauty products. Plus, find all kinds of Christmas decor, from reindeer shirts to elf pins, and even spend time with Santa. Beyond craft shows, Chesapeake is home to unique boutiques selling arts and crafts year-round. 

Chesapeake Holiday Market Series

When: Now through Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | Noon-6 p.m., Sundays 
Where: Greenbrier Mall

The Chesapeake Holiday Market Series offers local artisans a chance to be part of the mainstream shopping experience. Discover locally-crafted arts, crafts, and baked goods among retailers. The series is held during multiple weekends throughout the holiday season.  

MKL Produce Holiday Market

When: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10
Where: MKL Produce, 1737 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake

Support local farmers, have fun, and get your holiday shopping done at the MKL Produce Holiday Market. Spend your day on the farm perusing produce, products, and more. Your kids will be thrilled with the play area, bounce house, and appearances by Santa and “Frozen” characters Elsa and Olaf.

Year-Round Craft Finds

Missed the craft shows, but still on the hunt for some crafty creations? Here are a couple year-round options:

Glazenfyre

Bring home your very own holiday masterpiece this year at the paint-it-yourself pottery studio, Glazenfyre. Attend a holiday canvas painting workshop and learn from the pros, or pick from any of their pottery options to customize. This family-owned studio offers private workshops, so you can bring all the elves along. 

AR Workshop

Skip Santa’s workshop and get crafty at  AR Workshop  instead. This DIY studio guides you through creating timeless home decor using raw materials in their instructor-run workshops. 

Try your hand at one of their many festive workshops and learn how to make yuletide decor such as prop sleds, chunky knit blankets, holiday ornaments, jolly advent calenders, and much more! 

These are just some of the many shopping opportunities this holiday season in Chesapeake. From craft shows to local boutiques, you won’t have a problem finding something for everyone on your list.