Richmond is bursting with locally-made treasures to wrap up under the tree. | Photo by @bizarremarket
Calling all arts + crafts fans: It’s holiday bazaar time. Start (and dare we say, finish?) your holiday shopping with a plethora of locally crafted gifts from these 10 holiday markets.
One-day or weekend markets
Merry Market | Maymont Carriage House Lawn, 1700 Hampton St. | Friday, Dec. 2-Saturday, Dec. 3 | Times vary
Santa will be present at Maymont’s new holiday market with 40+ small businesses and makers. Expect a gift-making station for kids, food vendors, fire pits, and live music. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12.
Artisan Market | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Sunday, Dec. 4 | 1-5 p.m.
Visit Main Line Brewery’s “Shop Small Sunday” which features vendors selling goods like home decor, clothing, food, and art. Enjoy Main Line’s cold crafted beers and an Auntie Ning’s food truck. Bonus: It’s pet-friendly.
A decked-out pink tree is just one of the highlights at this holiday market featuring local goods. Grab ceramics, treats, art, photography, and other gifts.
All month long
Bizarre Market | Richmond Young Writers, 2707 W. Cary St. | Wednesday-Sunday through Saturday, Dec. 24 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
For month-long market magic, stop by Richmond Young Writers on Cary Street. Handmade gifts + crafts are available from this pop-up daily. Pro tip: Tend to leave your holiday shopping for the last minute? It’s even open Christmas Eve.
Christmas Craft Show | Monday, Nov. 28-Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | The Virginia Cliffe Inn, 2900 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen | $5 | For six days, the inn will be filled with a unique collection from over 60 area crafters, artists, and bakers.
Native American Heritage Month - Learn to Weave | Monday, Nov. 28 | 4-5 p.m. | RPL Belmont Branch, 3100 Ellwood Ave., Richmond | Free | Make your own art through weaving, a beautiful part of the Navajo Nation’s rich culture and history.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Concert for George | Tuesday, Nov. 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Movieland at Boulevard Square, 1301 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., Richmond | $10-$13 | See a screening of the global concert event held in memory of George Harrison.
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Richmond Short Stories | Wednesday, Nov. 30, Thursday, Dec. 1, Wednesday, Dec. 7 | 1:30-2 p.m. | The Valentine, 1015 E. Clay St., Richmond | Free | Learn more about the River City by exploring items in the museum’s collections.
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Wondering where to donate for Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29? Give to local kids by giving to the Wonder Tower. | Photo provided by Children’s Hospital Foundation
We’re just six months away from the opening of Children’s Hospital of Richmondat VCU’s Wonder Tower — but the hospital still needs the community’s support to make it happen.
Set to open spring 2023, the Wonder Tower will be the new home for pediatric inpatient, emergency + trauma care. Especially designed for kids, the 500,000-sqfthospital will combine world-class care with playful, child-focused touches to help kids still feel like kids(even during some of their toughest moments). 💛
The one-of-a-kind facility will include:
New operating rooms and imaging capacity
Emergency department space
All private rooms + family amenities
Expert team of physicians and caregivers
The hospital’s 16 stories will incorporate additional unique touches in a space that will be a home away from home for some kids. This includes a 3-story indoor garden, play rooms, a performance room, a multi-faith chapel, and a Ronald McDonald House.
Help Gillies Creek Park after community goat Mary was stolen last week. The goats live in the park and maintain invasive plant species.Donate to the park’s GoFundMe to help install a security system + recover Mary, who isstill missing as of Friday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. If you see any activity, call 732-822-9895.
The city approved plans for an 8-story apartment building within the Broad Street Historic District in Monroe Ward. Bank Street Advisors — who helped develop Quirk Hotel and Common House — are planning 87 apartments with commercial space on the ground floor. 🏗️ (Richmond BizSense)
Schools John B. Cary Elementary, Ginter Park Elementary, andBinford Middle will change their names, the Richmond City School Board voted last week. All three schools are currently named after men with ties to the Confederacy. The new names for the schools have not yet been announced. (ABC 8)
Over 2,000 photography bookswere gifted to the VMFA last week from Barry and Gretchen Singer. Alex Nyerges, the VMFA’s Director and CEO, told ABC 8 that the gift “greatly increased our holdings in the subject areas of American and European photography.” 📚
Specifically designed to meet the unique needs of children, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s new Wonder Tower is a one-of-a-kind hospital where a kid can still feel like a kid — even during some of life’s toughest moments. Construction is nearly complete, but the hospital is still asking for the community’s support to help bring the project fully to life. Donate here. 🤝*
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