Christmas Craft Show Benefits Steps

   Written by on November 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm

The holiday season is upon us.

Thanksgiving is only one week away and then in three short weeks Christmas is will be here. The short time until Christmas for many will be spent preparing. House decorations will be hung out once again. The Christmas tree will take its place once more, filled with lights and garland. Shopping for the perfect something for that special someone will become the mission of the year. After all, Christmas comes but once a year, and for many, everything has to be just right. If this sounds like you, then the Farmville Christmas Show may have just what you are looking for.

coverThe Farmville Christmas Show is now in its 35th year. It is the largest Christmas Show in the Farmville area and a principal fundraiser for STEPS Inc. The show was held last weekend in the STEPS building in Farmville. For two days, the massive building that used to house Craddock- Terry shoe manufacturing was turned into a winter wonderland. There were over 65 artists and retailers from Virginia and West Virginia selling their wares to customers. Concession booths decorated with the theme of the season weaved and wound all over the wide open warehouse floor. The merchandise offered ranged from intricate, hand cut, wooden pictures to handmade ornaments for the tree, to woven baskets of virtually any shape or size. The Christmas show drew a large crowd on both days and visitors were visibly pleased with everything that was offered this year.

The Farmville Christmas Show had plenty to offer the children, as well. There was an area for children to write letters to Santa, giving children a last chance to ask for that special gift. Another place was set up for visiting children to make a Christmas gift for Mom and Dad. A cordoned off area was filled with tables and chairs, set up to give children the unique opportunity to dine with  Santa Claus on both days. Perhaps the longest line, though, was for parents to have their children’s picture taken with good old Saint Nick.

The Farmville Christmas Show entertained a full house on Saturday and Sunday. It was a festive event sure to fill visitors with Christmas Spirit!  If this sounds like just the thing for you, watch for the Show’s dates to be announced for next year!

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