Holiday shopping can be a daunting task. Every year, it tends to be the same old thing – which places offer the best deals, when is the best time to shop, where can I find those perfect gifts for friends and family?

If you can relate to those feelings of frustration, don’t worry … help is coming to town.

The 27th Annual Virginia Christmas Show is set for the Showplace Exhibition Center, 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Nov. 1-3, and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 4.

The event will feature traditional arts and crafts from hundreds of exhibitors, boutiques and specialty food shops from across the nation.

Other special activities during the show include photos and visits with Santa and a holiday cooking theater that will spotlight notable chefs from the Richmond area. The festive atmosphere of the Virginia Christmas Show promises fun for young and old. Bargain hunters will surely love the hustle and bustle of this holiday shopping paradise.

The admission cost is $7 for adults and $1.50 for children 2-12. This extremely popular event is expected to draw tens of thousands of shoppers from Virginia and surrounding states, so get there early for the best selection and biggest deals.

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind items either for yourself or someone special, you won’t want to miss this one.

For additional information and directions, check out the event website at