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Christmas at the Inn

Thank you for visiting!

Please visit us again soon for information on the 2023 show.

We are now accepting Crafters and Vendors for our 2022 show.

Event Dates

Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 (BLACK FRIDAY) – 12PM-8PM

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 (SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY) – 10AM-8PM

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022 (ARTIST SHOPPING DAY) – 12PM-6PM

Monday, Nov. 28, 2022 (CYBER MONDAY / SENIORS MORNING) – 10AM-8PM

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 (GIVING TUESDAY / SENIORS MORNING) – 10AM-8PM


Seniors Shopping at the Inn

Private Shopping Event for Seniors 65+
Monday 11/28, Tuesday 11/29,  and Wednesday 11/30 from 10 a.m. – Noon
Reserved Times Just for You!

Meet Our Partners!

Christmas at The Inn is ticketed event at The Virginia Cliffe Inn. Crafters gather each year to display handmade crafts in rooms of house.

Our Story

What is Christmas at the Inn?

Christmas at the Inn, formally Christmas at Granny’s Craft Show is a Glen Allen tradition that started in the 1980’s. For 6 days The Virginia Cliffe Inn will be
filled with a unique collection from over 60 area crafters, artists and bakers to get the holiday season started in style.

The Show started in 1980. Margaret and Janice Clifton had a craft store in Laurel Park, Virginia, called Granny’s Attic, selling crafts on consignment. They also had a wonderful home with lots of space, so they decided to decorate it for Christmas, fill it with crafts and invite the public. The first year, about 850 people attended. The Cliftons were so surprised at the attendance and had so much fun, they decided to repeat the event, and it grew by word of mouth each year. By the third year, over 3,000 people attended.

New for 2021

Henrico Christmas Mother will have a presence here this year at Christmas at the Inn. Dates yet to come, stay tuned!

Local Crafter is Busy  During the Pandemic

Lynda Vaughan’s crafts fill her workroom and overflow into the garage just steps away.

Check out the pictures from our Previous Shows below!

Vendor Categories

There are 2 categories of participants – Crafters and 3rd Party Vendors

Crafters will display their inventory in the Manor House Event and 3rd Party Vendors will be located in the Grounds Event.

Please note participation procedures are different for each.


Christmas at the Inn is located at The Virginia Cliffe Inn, 2900 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, VA, 23060 in Historic Glen Allen.

Contact Details


From I-95

  • Get on I-295 N

  • Follow I-295 N to Woodman Road in Glen Allen

  • Take exit 45B from I295 N

  • Turn right onto Mountain Road at the stoplight

  • The Virginia Cliffe Inn is ¾ mile on the right


We welcome the Henrico Christmas Mother. She will be joining us at our Christmas at the Inn Craft Show!​

She will be have a stand where you can drop off canned goods. If you would like to make a donation click the link below to be redirected to their website.

We have partnered with Northstar who is celebrating their 27th anniversary!

About Northstar: Northstar is a private school that serves students who have a wide range of disabilities including academic, physical or social challenges. Northstar students are from the Greater Richmond area and face different challenges, but with specialized instruction, small classroom sizes, and highly qualified faculty, we are proud to help students of all abilities achieve their greatest potential.