Bridgeport Suffolk, Holiday Market 2022
And Christmas Concert
The Bridgeport Foundation is excited to announce the second annual Bridgeport Holiday Market.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So join us on Thursday, December 1st and 15th, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, as the Plaza at Bridgeport will come alive with holiday cheer!
Meet Emily from US106.1 on December 15th. Spin the wheel give a-ways and a large grand prize will be awarded. Kids will enjoy a craft tent and more.
Begin your evening with the irresistible taste and smells of hot apple cider, coffee, and hot chocolate from Knotts Coffee Company. Then get a jump on your shopping list by visiting our local vendors throughout the Plaza while enjoying the holiday sounds of the Gentlemen and their Lady!
Photos With Santa
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive for secret swapping and photos at 4:00 pm. This year, Santa sessions will be limited to 36 visits per night. Upon arrival, please purchase tickets at the welcome desk for Santa visits for $15 a session. Each session will include downloadable prints for you to view within three business days of the event.
Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
Couples, families, and friends can enjoy carriage rides throughout Bridgeport to view the holiday lights and enjoy the merriment. Carriage rides will be limited to 21 sessions each night. Please purchase your session tickets at the welcome desk for $15 a ride.
The Bridgeport Foundation will sell popcorn, spiked cider, beer, water, and other refreshments throughout the evening.
The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy; we hope that the magic tonight sparks feelings of joy! Get your holiday season started with the Christmas events in Suffolk, VA at Bridgeport.
To stay up to date on the latest information, vist Bridgeport Suffolk's Facebook Page.
Holiday Market Dates & Times
Thursday, December 1st from 4pm to 8 pm.
Gentlemen & Their Lady Holiday Music Concert presented by the Bridgeport Foundation begins at 5pm
Thursday, December 15th from 4 pm to 8 pm
Gentlemen & Their Lady Holiday Music Concert presented by the Bridgeport Foundation begins at 5pm
Holiday Market Vendors
Twenty-four vendors are scheduled for the 2022 Bridgeport Holiday Market. Booths with Chistmas gifts, sweet treats, flowers, home decorations, clothing, specialized apparel, health & beauty products, jewlery and more will line the sidewalk on Bridgeport Way and fill the Bridgeport Plaza.
Wicked Wickzz Candlezz Candles, Soaps, and Scrubs
Local and homemade candles, soaps, scrubs, and more. Come check us out!
Velapure Candles Soy Candles, Waxes, & More!
Hello, my name is Haydee, originally from San Diego, CA. I started making soy candles in 2012 and relaunched here in Suffolk in 2020 due to the loss of my job. Now, I’m a “toddler momma”, which means nothing scares me, haha! I love creating beautiful candles and I’m honored that a piece of me goes to a new home and spreads light with every purchase. My scents are unique, natural, and they bring memories and emotions. That’s a Velapure experience!
Unkie's Seasoning Unkie's Seasoning
Unkie’s Seasoning is a local firefighter owned seasoning business started in 2020. Unkie is a full-time firefighter that loves to cook. Unkie’s Seasoning brings the Flavor of the Firehouse to your house! All bends go to the firehouse for review and approval before coming to the market!
Uncle Dave's Kettle Korn Uncle Dave's Kettle Korn
Uncle Daves Kettle Korn- It all started while visiting the Williamsburg Outlets one Sunday, looking for kettle corn, but the store was closed! They then decided to inquire about a franchise opportunity, two years later, here they are selling delicious flavored kettle corn!
The Pink Box Baked Goods & More
The Pink Box is a family-owned cupcake and dessert bakery, created and opened with a love for desserts and a desire to spend more family time together and leave behind a legacy. Something interesting about them is that they have over 100 cupcake flavors, with new rotating flavors every week! They even make all of their own apparel themselves. Come check them out on June 13th, while satisfying your sweet tooth!
The Neighborhood Harvest Produce & Meal Delivery
The Neighborhood Harvest represents a network of more than 30 small farms, ranches, dairies, bakeries, and specialty artisans, as well as the operation of their six-bay greenhouse in Suffolk, supplying lettuces and greens! Their partnerships allow them to deliver a variety of high-quality, fresh, and prepared foods directly to customers homes!
The Attuned Cauldron The Attuned Cauldron
The million dollar question…what makes this herbal shop and their blends different from the others? We can honestly say you will not find an herbal shop quite like this, as we add a bit of magic into our blended treats. After we put together our speciality blends, we bathe them in trace materials and cell salts that are extracted right here in Chesapeake, VA. Harmonize the mind, balance the body, and evolve into
Sunrise Bakery Baked Goods
Sunrise bakery provides clients with delicious treats and homemade sweets, perfect for any occasion.
Sue’s Creations has been in business for over 20 years. Owner- Sue James is a retired Engineer Technician from the Government with 33 years of service. She is exceptionally gifted in designing and creating almost anything; loves to create odd pieces and custom designs to suit your style; decorate homes; and sell items from a home-based business.
Southside Virginia Catering Southside VA Catering
Southside Virginia Catering has been a catering company since 2015, offering premade dinners and meals at local farmers markets. They will also offer baked goods, jellies, jams, pickles, and handmade soaps. Their premade meals are TO DIE for, come check them out!
So Many Flowers Flowers and Bouquets
So Many Flowers was founded in Wisconsin in 2020 by Briana, a gardener and flower lover! She has since moved her micro farm operation to Virginia Beach, where she grows in her suburban yard and at a farm plot. So Many Flowers aims to bring the Hampton Roads area fresh, sustainably grown flowers, unique seedlings and plants for your garden, and beautiful dried flowers and wreaths! Briana’s favorite flower is the gladiolus, which you can expect to see lots of at our markets this Summer!
Skeeter and Co.
Skeeter and Co. is a line of handcrafted jewelry made with high quality glass, vintage and Czech glass beads, along with semi-precious and precious gemstone beads. We have been operating, full time, in Suffolk since 2017.
Sew Personal Boutique Women's Apparel & Accessories!
At Sew Personal, we have something for everyone! From women’s apparel in all sizes, to accessories, monogrammed items, customizations and more! We’re a small local boutique, located in Smithfield and looking forward to bringing all of our BEST items to Suffolk for the Holiday Markets. Follow us on Facebook to get a sneak peak of everything we have to offer https://www.facebook.com/sewpersonalva
Salty Dog Boutique
Local Military & Woman owned business located in North Suffolk, specializing in wood laser products. Salty Dog Boutique just started Jan of 2022 but was formally called Corks & Crafts which started in 2019. Gina, the owner, went full time running her small business in Jan and decided to change the name for a fresh start being full time. Fun Fact: Gina named her Glowforge Sparktacus but goes by Sparky for short. Gina is also hearing impaired and relies on hearings aids to hear.
River's Edge Apparel "Outdoorsy" Men's Clothing Apparel
Come shop our local men’s clothing boutique for that “outdoorsy” man in your life. River’s Edge offers clothing, hats, and hoodies in the local R.E.A. brand as well as your favorite hunting and fishing brands such as East Coast Waterfowl, Southern Fried Cotton, HeyBo, AVID, Southern, and more. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for a fun gift idea for that special someone, we have it all! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/riversedgeapp and preorder items to pick up at the Holiday Markets!
Peanut City Candle Co Soy candles & Wax Melts
They are a female owned, small business that offers 100% USA-sourced and sustainable soy wax candles and melts, all hand-poured in Suffolk, VA. Their products are clean burning, contain no phthalates or heavy metals, and are PET safe! They will be joining us on June 13th, then they will not be back again until September, so check them out on opening day and visit their site for pre-ordering options.
Peach Park Design
Peach Park Designs specializes in event planning, décor, and of course, desserts! We started in 2019 and have been helping make the Hampton Roads area a little cuter ever since. Whether you need us to handle your entire event, provide décor, give the tastiest dessert tablescape, or you’re just in the mood for a delicious dessert, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @peachparkdesign and FB: Peach Park Design. Also, visit our website to keep up with where we’ll be next.
Lily Haberdashery Lily Candles
Lily Haberdashery is a gourmet candle company specializing in a variety of beautiful candle types, some resembling foods and sweet treats, cocktails, and popular drinks. She also makes wax tarts, polymer clay pins and earrings, jelly soaps, and lip glosses and seasonal soft pretzels, cookies, and candy apples.
Lilley Brothers Canna Company CBD Products, Strawberries, & Jams
They are a fourth-generation family farm, started in 1919. They grow soybeans, wheat, corn, and have a wholesale tree nursery. They have also grown strawberries for 25 years and have a seasonal pumpkin patch and corn maze. Their newest adventure has been growing hemp and CBD and they will feature a variety of CBD salves, sucks, tincture, as well as jams, syrups, and handmade jewelry at our markets!
Katesy Things Handmade Items
Katlyn is a stay-at-home mom who was going stir crazy in the quarantine and thought “why not start a business”, so here she is, running her small business! The name is Katesy Things because these are all of the things she loves, designed and made by her. They say to have an ideal customer, and that customer is her! Come check out her variety of wristlet key fobs, head bands, keychains, stickers, pins, phone grips, decals, and quarter keepers!
Kanned by Ikustomize
Kanned by IKustomize was birthed during the pandemic. After experiencing job loss due to the pandemic, she had to figure out a way to live and pay her bills. After searching for jobs and not recieveing any callbacks she prayed and asked God for an idea that would provide for her. After starting a crafting business making facemask, tshirts, wreaths, and other custom gifts and novelties. She decided to embace her country roots and started making preserves like she used to do with her family. Fun fact: The owner is from Tennessee.
JC Photo Designs
Hey there, my name is Jillann and I’m a professional photographer, military spouse, and fur mom to 2 amazing pups! I started JC Photo Designs to share my photography with the world…all ages and at an affordable cost. I’ve always loved receiving greeting cards or special notes from friends and family in the mail, especially since I’ve moved around so much. Greeting cards are a tangible and inexpensive way to share kindness and love to anyone, anywhere. With a greeting card from JC Designs, you also have a professional quality photograph to frame for your home, it’s a bonus!
Ironwood Crafting Handmade cutting boards, kitchen tools, and utensils
Ironwood Crafting specializes in quality handmade wooden cutting boards and kitchen items. With more than 20 years experience in woodcrafting and carpentry, you can trust that you`re investing in quality items, handmade with T.L.C.
A sauce company started by 2 passionate chefs with over 30 years culinary experience between them. They wanted to create their own items that people would use/modify their dishes at home. We love getting excellent flavors to everyday people.
Glass by Basha
Glass by Basha has been creating glass treasures for 14 years in Hampton Roads. You can find her at local shows and markets almost every weekend! She specializes in custom work and repair work. Do you have an idea for your window or yard? She can design and deliver your glass heirloom to enjoy for generations!
Finding Hope Clay jewelry
Finding Hope started a year ago. We create handmade clay earrings that are very unique. I started this business to raise money for our infertility journey, with the full story on “why” on our website.
We combine land and water lifestyles through stylish, comfortable, American made clothing. Based out of Suffolk ,VA, our business was based off the fun things we love to do; hunting, fishing, and enjoying the great outdoors!
Dani Creations Handmade Candles
Danielle started creating candles as a hobby in November 2021. She uses her love of nerd culture as inspiration for her creations. Each candle is hand poured in small batches using 100% natural soy wax and clean burning scents. You don’t need experience in games to enjoy her fragrances! Her other passions include baking custom cakes and going to local Orange Theory!
Baskets by Virginia Baskets by Virginia
Baskets by Virginia is located inside of Virginia’s Daughter Bridal Boutique! Virginia creates baskets for any occasion: birthdays, weddings, holidays, thank you’s, showers, etc. You name the budget, she builds the basket! They are SO pretty, you will not want to open them!
Au Skin Au Skin
The Founder and CEO of Au Skin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology – but that isn’t where this former chemist’s interest in skin care began. CesShay recalls growing up, mixing different household products to create remedies and formulating all-natural skin care with her grandmother. Friends and family would constantly compliment her skin and ask which products she uses. To that, CesShay replied that it was her own formulated blend of all-natural ingredients. Soon, everyone wanted to get their hands on this hidden gem. Driven by inspiration from her grandmother, a passion for truly helping others, and her education, Au Skin was officially born on April 14th, 2019.
Amedeo’s Ristorante & Bakery is the latest additon to M&M Hostpitality Group who established River Stone Chophouse, Vintage Tavern, Decoy’s Seafood, and Bennett’s Breek Marina. Amedeo’s opened in April 2021 and offers Northern Italian influenced fare featuring house made pastas, pizzas, sauces, breads, baked goods, cakes, and much much more. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Owners Brian and Teresa Mullins and natives to the area and have a passion for supporting local businesses through their restaurants by purchasing from local farmers, distilleries, breweries, florists, fisheries, etc.
4U-Handcrafted Jewelry Designs 4U-Handcrafted Jewelry Designs
4U-Handcrafted Jewelry Designs has been designing high-end handcrafted jewelry since 2018. Their work features semi-precious gemstones, freshwater cultured pearls, and nickel and lead-free metals, enabling them to have designs that can compliment individual styles and minimize skin allergies!
Not all holiday market vendors will be present on all market days. Christmas market vendors are subject to change without notice.
About Emily from Country Radio US106.1
Emily has been a part of the US1061 Family since 2014! Born and raised here in Hampton Roads, Emily is proud to be part of a locally owned radio station group that is devoted to our community. Emily was raised in Chesapeake and later moved to Norfolk for college and lives now in Virginia Beach. She attended Old Dominion University where she studied broadcast communications and graphic design, she later found herself narrowing in on radio. Emily supports many local charities here in Hampton Roads including the Virginia Beach SPCA, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Big Blue Hampton Roads, Norfolk SPCA, Tidewater Friends of Foster Care and more.
When you don't find Emily working you can find her working out, offshore fishing, paddleboarding, or really anything outside. She enjoys local events, going out to eat, and concerts. Emily and her husband welcomed their first child, Leighton in March of 2021.
Holiday Market FAQ
When is the Bridgeport Holiday Market?
The Bridgeport Holiday Market is Thursday, December 1st, 2022 and December 15th, 2022 at 4 pm.
How do I get my photo with Santa?
Photos with Santa are available during the market hours for $15 per group. Please purchase a ticket from the Bridgeport text, then queue calmly and polietly at the direction of the market staff. There are a limited number of tickets available each night.
Is the Holiday Market canceled for inclement weather?
The Holiday Market at Bridgeport will be canceled if, in the determination of the Market staff, that the weather conditions are unsafe or excesively unpleasant. The cancelation will be posted to the Bridgeport Facebook and Instagram accounts as soon as the cancelation is announced.
How can my business get a booth at the Holiday Market?
Business interested in having their own booth at the Bridgeport Holiday Market should apply for next year’s Farmers Market. When dates are announced for next year’s market, all Farmers Market vendors in good standing will be invited to participate.
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