Christmas in July - An Evening Market

July 20, 2022

Peak summer heat and humidity are upon us; let’s be honest, some of us are fully OVER IT. Walking 100 feet will basically leave you swimming in your sweat. Car interiors frequently feel like they’ve been preheated to 375 degrees. The misery has driven a small cadre of locals to dream of those sweet winter chills. They’ve got cider, sweaters, and snowball fights on the mind, acting on those impulses.

Reaver Beach NFK and over 35 small business vendors are joining forces to celebrate Christmas in July. They’re bringing holiday shopping and holly jolly cheer to Colley Avenue for a huge Saturday evening market.

Christmas in July – preposterous! Or so you might think. Santa Claus might have ditched the velvet for a tropical shirt, and someone’s eyeballing Frosty for snowcones, but there’s plenty of reason to love this paradoxical party. Knocking out some Christmas shopping this Saturday while sipping on some beers will help relieve the stress of the “traditional” Christmas season. While your friends are dashing between shops and dancing through the crowds, you’ll be kicking back and enjoying your time. Taking care of the great gift hunt now is guaranteed to reap the rewards of relaxation.

Even if forward planning isn’t up your alley, Christmas in July can be more than your only chance to wear that Rudolph tank top you’ve been hiding. Dropping by the market to pick up some gifts for your friends and family and giving them unexpectedly in the middle of the summer is the perfect Christmas spirit. Gift giving in December has become obligatory, but dropping a random one on your bestie in the middle of July is genuinely thoughtful.

Maybe you just want to revel in the irony; that’s cool too!

While you shop the incredible lineup of shops, Fox and the Bear will be performing live. On Ice will be providing the ice cream to cool you down, and Not Your Routine Poutine will be onsite serving up their usual chow.

4:00-8:00 pm
Reaver Beach NFK
3800 Colley Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23508


• Blair Family Woodcraft
• Sunshine & Dinghys
• Live Simply, Simple
• The Whitfield Creative
• Ashley Doss Art
• Kimberly Ann Jones Art
• Glo Through It
• Alodeuri
• Perry Soaps
• Wuby’s Wings
• Bee Kind Daisy Co.
• Inherited Crafting Co.
• itoti Crafts
• Organamama Apothecary
• Books & Et Cetera
• The Vintage Vixen
• Moss by Eryn
• Take It & Sleeve It
• Sugar Bird Jewels
• Lulu Co.
• Cahill Candle Co.
• Pink n Paw
• Pit Posh Canine Designs
• The Hemp Barkery
• UltiMUTT Toys
• The Dogwood Pup
• Bellas Creations
• Isabel’s Comfy Co
• It’s Pawtastic
• Polished Concrete
• The Bear Creative
• M and D Crafts
• Elle’s Pins and Things
• The Sweet Tea Woodshop
• Fairy Hair by Chelsea
• Tumbeezy Cookies
• Broken Yeoman

Original article from Norfolk Currents posted here:

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