Norfolk, VA – Shop local, visit Santa, and welcome in the holiday season at the 9th Annual Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Christmas Marketplace on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from noon to 8pm at Town Point Park along the Downtown Waterfront Norfolk.
The free event features an expansive shopping experience showcasing local small businesses & artisans, as well as a cozy bonfire, a live ice carving demonstration from Chisel & Shaker, seasonal cocktails & warm beverages, and FREE Santa Claus visits, all in a beautiful, snowy winter wonderland along the Elizabeth River.
This year, the event also presents even more specialty, family-friendly entertainment. With the cancellation of the Virginia Children’s Festival earlier this fall, a wide variety of Children’s Festival has been rescheduled for the Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Christmas Marketplace, including the Santa Express train rides, fun & games with DJ Melody, holiday-themed arts & crafts, meet & greets with Disney princesses, and much more. View below for a full list of specialty entertainment, as well as the participating marketplace vendors.
Also new this year is the Sensory Inclusive Zone, a dedicated area for those wanting a break from the noise, action, and crowds. The area will be staffed and be designated for families with special needs.
The Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Christmas Marketplace and Norfolk Festevents’ corporate offices at 120 West Main Street will also be serving as a donation location for WAVY TV 10’s Coats for Families coat drive. New and like-new coats can be donated. Visit WAVY.com for more details.
12-8pm – Christmas Marketplace open
2-4pm – Live Ice Carving by Chisel & Shaker
4-8pm – Holiday Yule Log Bonfire lighting
6-8pm – FREE Santa Claus visits
Participating Marketplace Vendors:
Blue Sky Distillery
Christopher Mize Studio
Crafty Mug Cafe
Mello Beans Coffee
Moonlit Suds N Stuff
Nothing Bundt Cakes
NuLand Hot Stuff
Onie Tonie Designs
Peanut City Candle Company
Stephanie Foley Designs
Steph B. Cook
Sultry Scent Company
Twisted Sisters Cupcakes
VA Cheese Co.
Participating Specialty Entertainment:
Chisel & Shaker Live Ice Carving
DJ Melody’s Fun & Games
Holiday Arts & Crafts
Norfolk State Interactive STEM Demonstrations
Princess Meet & Greets with Elsa, Anna, Moana & Snow White
Santa Express Train Rides
Latin 2 Soul
The 2022 Fall Town Point Virginia Wine Festival is produced by Norfolk Festevents in partnership with the City of Norfolk and presented by Southern Auto Group, Royal Realty, need sponsors
For more information on Norfolk Festevents’ 2022 Season of Events, visit Festevents.org.