2018 Holiday Gift Market, Deltaville Maritime Museum

Thanksgiving is on its way, and with it Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park’s 11th Annual “Holiday Gift Market” happening on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24th from 9am-1pm. This is the Maritime Park’s “shopper friendly” local alternative to the traffic and congestion of the “Black Friday” Weekend.

Beat the mall crowds, enjoy the Fall colors in the Park and shop local too! Need some fresh local produce, honey, eggs, goat cheese or other local foods for that Sunday dinner? Looking for that extra special and unique gift for a certain someone for Christmas? You can find it here.

You get it all as our vendors bring out their Christmas and gift oriented items for this special market. Billz Bistro, located in the events pavilion’s North wing, opens at 8am with a special “breakfast only” Holiday menu.

The Bistrobrunchers will offer, along with their famous local egg sandwiches and fresh baked biscuits, breakfast plates serving their new “BistroBenedict”. This new dish can be ordered  with either bacon, country ham, or crab. Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas will be offered at the bar for a true Holiday “Brunch”.

David and his Snak-Shak will serve the hamburgers, hot dogs and BBQ for the Holiday Market. The Snak –Shak will be in the Waterfront Park next to the Tea House.

Marty brings all his flavors of his “Swineskins” to the Waterfront. Check out his new salt and vinegar flavor. Marty says he will be also doing the funnel cakes that were a such a big hit at the Art & Seafood Fest.

Holiday vendors will line the avenues and gardens toward the waterfront as the Park shows off its autumn colors. The leaves of the forests and arbors are turning to their vivid reds, yellow and orange against an evergreen backdrop. All the Park’s trails and gardens are open for strolling or just sitting and relaxing. Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate at Billz Bistro, sit and enjoy.

The Nationally Historic Registered F.D.Crockett will be back at the dock from her “ambassador” voyage to Carter’s Creek and “Taste by the Bay”, offering tours of this beautifully restored Bay Buyboat. Boat Shop volunteer Director John England and his worthy crew will also be manning Hull 102 at the Boat Shop.

The Museum’s John Smith replica shallop, “Explorer”, will be on display in her new “Land Dock” display building next to the Museum as the Explorer Society does some maintenance after her busy season. Enjoy the new walk and plantings around the Museum.

The Deltaville Maritime Museum opens early at 9am with the Museum presenting several new and improved exhibits. The Museum gift shop will be open with unique gifts for everyone.  Check out the stuffed toys for the kids.

The Museum will remain open til 4pm.

All craftsmen, artists and vendors who have gift and Christmas oriented items and wish to be a vendor at the Holiday Market, call the Museum office. There is plenty of room in Holly Point Park.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, a volunteer, all donation, non-profit organization, is located in Deltaville, VA. at 287 Jackson Creek Road. To get to the Museum and Park, follow Route 33 through Deltaville and turn right across from the Citgo Station.

To find out everything you need to know about the Museum and Park, donate, volunteer, or become a Member with all its many benefits visit our website www.deltavillemuseum.com, or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum”. You may also e-mail the Museum office at: office@deltavillemuseum.com write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call the office at 804- 776-7200.