Bridgeport Suffolk, Holiday Market 2021

Holiday Market & Grand Illumination

On Thursday, December 16th, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, the Plaza at Bridgeport will come alive with holiday cheer with the Holiday Market! We encourage you to join in the spirit of giving and donate a coat or gift that promotes family bonding at our Holiday Market. All donations will go to Tidewater Friends of Foster Care, a local charitable organization, making an impact on the lives of foster children in Hampton Roads.

Begin your evening with the irresistible taste & 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 positioned throughout the Plaza while enjoying the holiday sounds of the caroling Doorway Singers!

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive on a magical horse-drawn carriage at 5:00 pm. Couples, families, and friends will be able to enjoy carriage rides throughout Bridgeport to view the holiday lights and enjoy the merriment. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for secret swapping and photos until 8:00 pm. Snap your pictures or have them taken professionally for a small fee. While parents wait in line for a snapshot with the Claus’, children can gather around the Suffolk Story Tellers and listen to readings of holiday classics old and new.

At 6:00 pm, we will all gather around as the Carolers lead us in “Deck the Halls,” and the Grand Illumination commences. Knotts Coffee will be passing out small tastes of warm apple cider to toast to the joyous occasion! Then, travel over to the Reindeer Buffet & Holiday Crafting table to create a one-of-a-kind creation. Finally, when the clock strikes 6:30 pm, the Reindeer Dog Parade will begin. May the most dashing “Reindog” win!

For the rest of the evening is yours to enjoy, we hope that the magic tonight sparks feelings of joy!

The Bridgeport Suffolk Plaza is located at the 3800 Block of Bridge Road, nestled in between the 1400 Bridgeport Way and 1500 Bridgeport Way buildings in Suffolk, VA 23435.

To stay up to date on the latest information, vist Bridgeport Suffolk’s Facebook Page.


Timeline of Events

Thursday, December 16th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm:

  1. 4:00pm – Holiday market opens and shopping begins.
  2. 5:00pm – Carriage arrives and delivers the Claus’ to the plaza.
  3. 5:00pm - 8:00pm – Carriage rides are available, Claus’ will be doing photographs on the stage, Story Tellers around the fire, and crafting tables are open.
  4. 5:00pm – 8:00pm –Enjoy holiday sounds by the caroling Doorway Singers, while enjoying the irresistible taste & smells of hot apple cider, coffee, and hot chocolate from Knotts Coffee Company while shopping the market for the perfect holiday gifts!

Holiday Market Vendors

Wicked Wickzz Candlezz

Wicked Wickzz Candlezz Candles, Soaps, and Scrubs

 

Velapure Soy Candles

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!

Velapure Candles Website

Unkie's Seasoning

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!

Unkie's Seasoning Facebook

Uncle Dave's Kettle Korn

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!

Uncle Dave's Kettle Korn Facebook

Pink Box Cupcakes

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 Pink Box Website

Neighborhood Harvest Goods

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 Neighborhood Harvest Website

The Attuned Cauldron

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

The Attuned Cauldron Website

Sunrise Bakery Strawberries

Sunrise Bakery Baked Goods

Sunrise bakery provides clients with delicious treats and homemade sweets, perfect for any occasion.

Instagram @sunrisebakeryhamptonroads

Sue's Creations

Sue's Creations

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.

Sue's Creations Facebook

Southside VA Catering

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!

Southside Virginia Catering Facebook

So Many Flowers

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!

So Many Flowers Website

Skeeter and Co.

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.

Skeeter and Co. Website

Salty Dog

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.

Salty Dog Boutique Facebook

Peanut City Candles

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.

Peanut City Candle Website

Peach Park

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.

Peach Park Design Website

Lily Candles

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.

Lily Haberdashery Facebook

Lilley Brothers Jam

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!

Lilley Brothers Facebook

Katsey Things Coin Holders

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!

Katesy Things Etsy Page

Kanned by Ikustomize

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

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!

JC Photo Designs Website

Ironwood Crafting

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.

 

Indulgent Air Fragrance

Indulgent Air Fragrance Indulgent Air Fragrance

Christopher Phillips, a native of South Carolina is a Navy Chief Petty Officer and founder and CEO, based out of Virginia Beach. He created his company in the middle of the pandemic (June 2020) and the reason why may surprise you. As so many small businesses were forced to close during COVID, he found he couldn’t find is favorite air freshener. His goal in starting Indulgent was to create quality water based air fresheners that capture the essence of their names and never smell like chemicals.He also wanted to make his products affordable.

Indulgent Air Fragrance Website

Hunger Sauce and Seasoning

Hunger Sauces

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.

Hunger Website

Glass by Basha

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!

Glass by Basha Website

Finding Hope

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.

Finding Hope Website

Fin Hunter

Fin Hunter

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!

Fin Hunter Website

Dani Creations

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!

Instagram: @danicandlesva

Baskets by Virginia

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!

Baskets by Virginia on Facebook

Au Skin

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.

Au Skin Website

Amedeo's

Amedeo's Amedeo's

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.

Amedeo's Website

Jewelry

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!

4UHJD Website

Not all vendors will be present on all market days. Vendors are subject to change without notice.

Holiday Market FAQ

When is the Bridgeport Holiday Market?

The next Bridgeport Holiday Market is Thursday, December 16th, 2021 at 4 pm.

How do I get my photo with Santa?

Photos with Santa are available during the market hours for free. Please queue calmly and polietly at the direction of the market staff.

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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3800 Block of Bridge Road
Suffolk, VA 23435
36° 5144.9’’ N     76° 2729.4’’ W
Phone: 757.547.1515
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