Dickens’ Christmas Towne
Friday November 29th, 2019 through Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
Located at Nauticus at 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
Highlights: Explore Dickens’ Christmas Towne—a magical holiday village in the Decker Half Moone Center at Nauticus—featuring music, entertainment, food, shops, and more! New entertainment highlights this holiday season. Gingerbread men walk, nutcrackers talk and a juggling “jack-in-the-box” will have you jumping out of your seat! Magic and acrobatics are all part of the show- welcome to Fergus & Foggs’ Toy Emporium! Admission is $7.50 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12) and free for children ages 2 and under.
Million Bulb Walk
Friday, November 8th, 2019 through Saturday December 14th, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM nightly.
Located at Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road Norfolk, VA 23518
Highlights: Walk through more than a million holiday lights with family and friends! The event route is approximately a mile long and is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs and mobility assistance devices. At the end of the route there is a tram that will take guests back to parking lot.
Garden of Lights- 25th Anniversary
Sunday, December 15th, 2019 through Tuesday December 31st, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM nightly.
Located at Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road Norfolk, VA 23518
Highlights: Don’t miss Virginia’s favorite holiday tradition. Drive through our 25th annual light show extravaganza for a magical holiday experience. During this event, the Garden is transformed into a winter wonderland bringing the four seasons to life.
Bayport Credit Union Holiday Lights Merry Mile
Friday, November 22nd, 2019 through Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 from
5:30pm – 10:00pm Sunday through Thursdays and 5:30pm – 11:00pm Friday- Saturday.
Located at Virginia Beach boardwalk, from 8th to 22nd Street. The entrance is located at 2nd Street.
Highlights: The lights will be turned on once again at the BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights Merry Mile, bringing joy and wonder to Hampton Roads this holiday season! Take a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk. Festive fish, musical crabs, and hard-working elves – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of The BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights Merry Mile. They are joined by Santa, elves, and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree erected on the beach and in the beautiful parks along the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Admission is $10 for passenger vehicles,$25 for Limousines and Mini buses, and $ 45 for motor coaches.
27th Annual Celebration in Lights
Thursday, November 28th, 2019 through January 1st, 2020 from 5:30 PM until 10:00 PM.
Located in Newport News Park at the intersection of Ft. Eustis Blvd. and Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, VA.
Highlights: Celebration in Lights, Virginia’s first drive-through holiday light event, opens for its 27th season on Thanksgiving night (November 28, 2019). This year, the event will be a part of the new, citywide BayPort NlightN Holiday Event Series. Newport News Park will be transformed by over a million individual lights, creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes. For its 27th year, the event will add new lighting effects in the Newport News Golf Course at Deer Run area and enhancements to the Newport News arch .The event will be open each evening, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m., through January 1, 2020.
Breakfast with Santa at The Grey Goose
Saturday, December 14th & 21st, 2019 at 9:00AM until 11:00AM
Located at The Grey Goose at 120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton VA.
Highlights: Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a fun filled breakfast featuring crafts, stories and song. Full breakfast included- Kids $14 and Adults $17-Call the Grey Goose to make your reservations 723-7978
Holiday Brass in Chesapeake
Thursday, December 19th, 2019 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Located at the Chesapeake Conference Center at 700 Conference Center Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320.
Highlights: The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays—featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections in an all-new program. You’ll enjoy music from a variety of styles that have made this concert a new holiday tradition! This performance is free and open to the public. No reservations required.
22nd Annual Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival & Children’s Parade
Saturday, December 14th, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
Located in Olde Towne Portsmouth at 300 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704.
Highlights: The Olde Towne Music Festival, a favorite holiday tradition in Portsmouth, features over 30 musical acts on 4 stages and throughout the High Street Corridor. Enjoy Brian Hill and the Provenance Singers, The Original Rhondels, John Foxx & New Fellowship, and the Michael Clark Band on the main stage.
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Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection at the Children’s Museum
Friday November 29th, 2019 until December 31st, 2019 10:00AM until 5:00PM
Located at Children’s Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704.
Highlights: For the first time, a portion of the nostalgic holiday collection known as Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection will be re-envisioned and displayed within The Children’s Museum of Virginia.
The Children’s Museum of Virginia will offer new opportunities for visitors to enjoy reimagined holiday exhibits, the popular Eye Spy scavenger hunt, and an array of programs and activities. Sock Skating also returns to the changing gallery. Admissions is $5 per person.
Busch Gardens Christmas Town
On select days and times from November 16th, 2019 until January 5, 2020.
Located at Busch Gardens Williamsburg at 1 Busch Gardens Boulevard, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Highlights: The world’s most beautiful theme park is one of the largest Christmas light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the spirit of the season come alive.
Suffolk Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 14th, 2019 beginning at 7:00 PM.
Located in Downtown Suffolk on Main & Washington Streets, Suffolk, VA 23434.
Highlights: Join in the lights and sounds of the Suffolk Holiday Parade. The parade starts at 7:00 p.m. Find the best spot to watch the floats, equestrian units, marching bands and festive vehicles stroll down West Washington Street and take a turn up North Main Street with the parade route ending at Finney Avenue. Free parking for the event is available in all City public lots including the Godwin Courthouse parking lot, Saratoga Street lot, Commerce Street Lot and Market Park parking lot.
Yorktown Christmas Market on Main Street
Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
Located at Historic Main Street at Main Street, Yorktown, VA 23690.
Highlights: Whether you are searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself, you’re sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main. The market features arts and crafts vendors, strolling musical entertainment, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Yorktown Market Day and Toyland Parade
Saturday, December 14th, 2019 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
Located at Riverwalk Landing at 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690.
Highlights: The holiday shopping season has officially kicked off in Yorktown! Browse the market for chowders and soups; baked goods including an assortment of cakes, breads, brownies, fudge, cookies; jams, jellies, and honey; holiday wreaths and garland; candles and soaps; and local quality art! Look for colonial crafts and games, holiday music, and other hands-on activities. March in the annual Toyland Parade, and don’t forget to hop aboard the Riverwalk Landing Polar Express for a loop around the festivities.