NORFOLK — As part of the six-week Holidays in the City season, Selden Market, located at 208 E. Main St., has a packed holiday calendar with new pop-ups, events and activities from Nov. 17 to Dec. 23.
The Selden Holiday Market kicks off Saturday during the Grand Illumination parade with new pop-ups, the 4th Annual Great Hot Cocoa War, a spectacular ornament outlet and extended hours until 7:30 p.m.
The holiday market will include more than 100 rotating shops and pop-ups featuring unique gifts from amazing small businesses including toys, jewelry, apparel, art, home goods, and more.
Pop-up businesses will change every weekend, so be sure to visit throughout the season to see what’s new.
The market’s holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is free.
Key Events & Activities:
- 4th Annual Great Hot Cocoa War featuring multiple participants inside the market and throughout Downtown on Nov. 17.
- Deck the Halls: Pop-up Ornament Outlet supporting The Virginia Zoo and Selden Market featuring thousands of unique and fun glass ornaments by Inge Heirlooms on Nov. 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25.
- Small Business Saturday at Selden Market Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 6 pm with giveaways, over 20 pop-ups, treats and entertainment.
- Selden Market Holiday Party Dec. 1, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., bring your loved ones for a festive evening of cocktails, dancing, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a very special nighttime market experience.
- FlickIt! Fridays: Dawn of the Dead Dec. 7, 6 p.m. to midnight. Don’t let the holidays turn you into a zombie. Themed experiences and shopping at Selden Market followed by a zombie bike ride to the Naro Theater for a fun-filled viewing of Dawn of the Dead with door prizes from Selden Market shops and drinks supporting the market.
- Vintage Sunday at Selden Market – Holiday Edition Dec. 9, 11a.m. to 5 p.m., a Selden Market favorite returns with a day of 20+ vintage vendors featuring clothing, accessories and home decor. Find truly one-of-a-kind gifts or retro holiday attire.
- Design(er) Festival Dec. 15, 10 a.m., a holiday gift market celebrating Virginia designers geared towards the streetwear, skate, and graphic design communities
- Workshops and activities for children and adults like cookie decorating, ornament making and more.
- Festive food and drinks from Vessel Coffee, Slide Thru #FAM, S’mores Amore, Doughminion Donuts, Seafoam Cotton Candy and various pop-ups
- Live holiday music and caroling.
“There’s no better place to enjoy the holidays than Downtown Norfolk,” said Mary Miller, president and CEO of Downtown Norfolk Council. “We have created a very special shopping and event atmosphere in the award-winning Selden Market, and that is just one of the many new experiences we have in store for Downtown visitors this season.”
Selden Market is in Downtown Norfolk just steps away from Dickens’ Christmas Towne, MacArthur Center and Ice Skating Rink, Wells Theatre, Waterside District, Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Scope and dozens of other small business