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

Yewneek Soaps

Yewneek Naturals Soaps & More!

We pride ourselves in offering products that are completely natural. We are a women owned and veteran owned company and are extremely proud of what we do and our products ability to help people with skin issues. I quit my full time job to run my company after being out on maternity leave with my now 3 year old Autistic daughter. Originally when I started making soaps I was giving them away to friends and family and they loved them so much that they encouraged me to sell them and that’s how Yewneek Naturals started. I also offer body butters, lotions, bath salts, oils, clays, scrubs, & more!

Yewneek Naturals Facebook

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!

Udder Chaos Beef

Udder Chaos Farms Beef, Pork, & Eggs!

Udder Chaos Farms features Angus beef, farm raised pork, and Non-GMO eggs. John and Leslie have been raising laying chickens that produce 252 eggs per day, with an EGGspress lane for eggs only. They also offer select 1.5in thick steaks, 11 flavors of sausage, 1.25in thick pork chops, and a monster steak they like to call “dinner for two”. They will be at all market dates except for August 22nd!

Udder Chaos 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!

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!

Scraps to Crafts Door Sign

Scraps to Crafts Handmade Porch and Door Signs

Scraps to Crafts by Lisa and Larry is a husband-and-wife team working hard together to make wooden signs and home décor. This is their 5th year in the market business, offering a variety of handmade wooden porch signs, door hangers, and custom garden flags.

Scraps to Crafts 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.

Chef Salvatore

Pasta e Pani by Salvatore Pasta e Pani by Salvatore

Pasta e Pani by Salvatore has been operating Italian restaurants since the 1940’s, being the best Italian Restaurant in Virginia Beach for over 25 years,…and for good reason…daily specials on the menu, this is the kind of food you want to eat every day. Taking inspiration from the old world, all the dishes on our menu are prepared with care and our never-ending passion for excellence. Using locally sourced fresh ingredients, each dish is so good, you’ll have trouble choosing. They will be bringing a variety of things to our market, to include breads, fresh pasta, ravioli, meatballs, lasagna, sauces, homemade mozzarella, and eggplant parmigiana!

Pasta e Pani by Salvatore 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!


Glory and Grace Silks Textile Painting

Glory and Grace Silks is a textile painting company offering water-marble scarf painting workshops guided by artist and owner, Chrissy Kay. Chrissy loves teaching people how to water-marble on a silk scarf and create their own wearable art. She especially loves when people tell her that they “can’t paint” and she shows them that they can!

Dog Treats

Bucket's Biscuits Dog Treats

Bucket is a dog rescued from Iraq that is now an integral part of our family. Bucket is the pickiest of eaters and will spit out treats that she does not like. Bucket spit out more treats than she consumed. We knew our mission: create a treat full of nutrients and most importantly, a treat Bucket would actually eat! After many failed attempts, we made and Bucket ate a treat made of simple, wholesome and natural ingredients! We shared these treats with friends and family and realized Bucket and I created a dog treat she (and sometimes humans) love – Bucket’s Biscuits!

Buckets Biscuits Facebook

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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