When I was young, I couldn’t wait for December to arrive. That was when Santa’s Workshop would come to my school. Every year, I drafted several lists and planned ahead. I would walk in, final list in hand and money saved, my head full of dreams about the magnificent gifts I was going to give. Everyone was just going to LOVE my thoughtful selection. When it came time to exchange presents, they couldn’t open their gift fast enough. I thought I might burst while waiting for them to see the carefully selected $2 trinket that I just knew was going to be their favorite.

What if you could help your children experience the same sense of pride and joy that comes with giving? Enter… the Sugarloaf Craft Festival.

Forget that it’s called a “Craft Festival.” This is your single best opportunity to take your children holiday shopping and let them select gifts. Bring them with their imagination, list, budget, and head filled with dreams. This place has something thoughtful for everyone. It’s literally a crafty holiday emporium that won’t break the bank. My children have purchased stain glass night lights, miniature glass blown animals, scarves and wraps, framed photography, jewelry boxes, wooden pens, and many other handmade and artistic creations for their friends and family. There are even creative gifts that they can give to their furry friends. When you’re ready for a break, grab a treat to eat and catch a puppet show or let them perform in a play. With so many wonderful items to choose from, you may just want to come back and do a little shopping by yourself.

  • What: Christmas Shopping with Children
  • Where: Dulles Expo Center at 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
  • When: December 8th, 9th, and 10th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Closes at 5 on Sunday)
  • Cost: Children 12 and under are free, Adults are $10 at the door or $8 online

Sugarloaf Website | Dulles Expo Website