Get a jump on holiday shopping at the 36th Annual Santa’s Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar

Kempsville Recreation Center | Saturday & Sunday, November 1-2, 2014 and Saturday & Sunday, November 15-16, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

​(Virginia Beach, VA) Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? Shop the 36th Annual Santa’s Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar at Kempsville Recreation Center in Virginia Beach, VA. Over 100 different crafters each weekend will be selling handmade items; everything from stocking stuffers to works of fine art, all at budget-friendly prices! Shop from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays, November 1 and 15, and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sundays, November 2 and 16. Two unique events with different craft exhibitors are available each weekend. Exhibitor applications are still being accepted through Friday, October 24.

The 36th Annual Santa’s Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar offers free admission and free onsite parking to shoppers.  Food concessions will also be available for purchase both weekends from Thirsty Frog, Funtastic Foods, and Keep It Poppin’.  New this year is the Lil’ Elves Workshop Drop N’ Shop Hour between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm during both weekends when potty-trained children ages 3 to 6 can participate in free crafts and games while parents power shop for one hour.

Meet with Santa from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Saturdays and from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Sundays. Visits are free, and professional photo packages (children and pets) are available at varied prices. No personal cameras please. Don’t forget to bring your letters or wish lists for Santa’s mailbox when he’s not available for photos! Pony rides will be available by Classy Pony Carousel.

Don’t miss your last opportunity to participate in the event at Kempsville Recreation Center before the building closes for a long-term modernization project. For more information about this annual event, please contact the Special Events Office at 385-2990 (TTY dial: 711) or

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