VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation is getting revved up for Christmas, and one way they're doing that is with the "Santa's Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar."

An annual holiday tradition for almost 40 years, this event features over 100 different craft vendors. Crafters will be selling unique handmade items, everything from stocking stuffers to fine works of art, all at budget-friendly prices. The event is free and open to the public!

This is event is also the first opportunity in Virginia Beach for kids to visit with Santa!

The bazaar will be held:

November 5 & 6
Princess Anne Recreation Center

November 19 & 20
Williams Farm Recreation Center

Hours are 9 am - 5 pm on Saturdays; 10 am - 4 pm on Sundays

Santa Hours: Saturday 11 am - 2 pm, Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm, visits are free, varied prices for professional photos (No personal cameras please.)