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Find a TCC-inspired unique gift at NEON Holiday Market on Dec. 8

Tidewater Community College will bring its homemade gingerbread houses and student-created artwork to the NEON Holiday Market, a holiday shopping event sponsored by the Downtown Norfolk Council.

Come to the newly named TCC Pat & Douglas Perry Glass Wheel Studio, 128 W. Olney Road in Norfolk, between noon and 5 p.m. on Dec. 8 to bid on a house or artwork by silent auction. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while you browse indoors.

TCC’s culinary arts students created the gingerbread delights loosely based on a Dickens theme. Assorted confections, colorful icing and other edible goodies make each home unique.

The artwork includes prints of paintings, graphic design, printmaking and photography.

All proceeds benefit TCC’s Studio Arts and Culinary programs.

The larger NEON Holiday Market is a short walk away, at The Plot at Granby Street and Olney Road. More than 30 creative vendors will participate. Live music and food trucks will be part of the afternoon festivities. For information, visit and

TCC@NEON had its debut in October at the NEON Festival. The TCC Glass Wheel will house the college’s public art gallery and ceramics and sculpture programs.

The Patricia & Douglas Perry TCC Center for Visual & Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management is also coming to the NEON District in 2021. The 47,000-square-foot building will allow TCC to expand its visual arts, culinary arts and hospitality management programs.