If this is your first visit or your family tradition, we welcome you!   Christmas at Granny’s is a craft show and holiday experience that was started in 1980 and has become a seasonal must!    

November 19, 2020 - 10 am - 7 pm
November 20, 2020 - 10 am - 7 pm
November 21, 2020 - 10 am - 6 pm
November 22, 2020 - 12 pm - 5 pm

Vendor applications are now available for 2020!


Our Story

What is Christmas at Granny’s?

Christmas at Granny's Craft Show is a Glen Allen tradition that started in the 1980’s. For 4 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.

Christmas at Granny's 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.  

our traditional Christmas at Granny's Craft Show
New for 2020: 
  • A new cashier and checkout space to ensure your shopping visit will be timely.  

  • Door Prizes

  • Food Trucks for your choice of food purchases

  • Gift Wrapping Station for your purchases

Show dates and times
  • Thursday November 19, 2020 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Grannies shopping (special hours for real Grannies)

  • Thursday November 19, 2020 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.   VIP customers, public servants, ticketed supporters

  • Friday, November 20, 2020 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Open to the public

  • Saturday, November 21, 2020 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Open to the public

  • Sunday,  November 22, 2020  12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Open to the public

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 Granny’s 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


Non Profit

The non profit that the show benefits:


The Virginia Cliffe Inn and our community members believe in giving back to the community and sharing what we have with others.   The event benefits St. Joseph's Villa (https://www.neverstopbelieving.org/), a special needs nonprofit facility in Richmond. Children and young adults from The Sarah Dooley Autism School at St. Joseph’s Villa come to The Virginia Cliffe Inn twice a week to practice job skills. The Villa helps 57 localities daily. 

VIP Night Details

Our VIP night is dedicated to our community officials, media supporters, business supporters, and previous customers.  If you would like to register for our VIP list please email us at christmas@vacliffeinn.com

Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Date: Thursday Nov. 19th, 2020

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