Holiday Performances in Hampton Roads 2020!

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Hampton Roads Holiday Performances
 
Here is our 2020 BIG LIST of Holiday Performances in Hampton Roads! Please note, MOST of these performances are virtual and all should be confirmed by checking the links below. Additions to this free list can be Submitted HERE.

 

HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES In Hampton Roads (Online & In Person)

 

 

Christmas with the Griswolds (Online)

Where: Online via Zoom
When: November 28, 2020 at 8pm EST
Cost: Tickets are $25 for one device (no limit to the number of viewers per device). Purchase Tickets Here. A limited number of VIP tickets that include a post-show meet and greet with Chevy and Beverly are available for $250.
Description: Light up your holidays and join Christmas’s favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold for this virtual salute to the holiday classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen) lead audiences through this live event as they share fan-favorite clips from the movie, reveal their favorite memories from the making of the Vacation franchise, and answer your questions in a live audience Q & A.

Helping from Home for the Holiday Giving Day - An Evening With Le'Andria Johnson (Online)

Where: Online
When: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 6:30pm
Description: NPFV hosts annual fundraisers and campaign drives—Spring Jazz Hat Luncheon and Tidewater Top Chef Culinary Extravaganza. This event with Le'Andria Johnson is a gift giving day for the holidays which will be support our mission to award scholarships, contribute to charitable organizations, and fund community service programs. 
 

It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play (Online)

Where: Little Theatre of Virginia Beach - Online production
When: Live shows have been canceled, it is now available online. Tickets for our online showing (beginning December 18) of It's A Wonderful Life:  A Live Radio Play will go on sale soon!
Description: This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble of 5 people that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Cost: TBA
 

Christmas Drive-In Concert (Newport News)

Where: Church parking lot at Warwick Memorial UMC 38 Hoopes Rd, Newport News, VA
When: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2pm  
What: Join us on Saturday, December 5th at 2pm right in the church parking lot for a special concert performed by The Hardwick Family. That's right, you know you've missed them, and now the little ones are part of the performance too! They are putting together a special Christmas medley of fun music for you to enjoy right in your car, steamed through your radio station.  You will be given the details upon arrival as to what to do. Sadly, if it rains, the even will be cancelled.  Try to arrive between 1:45 and 2pm so everyone can be parked and ready to enjoy the music. We only have room for as many cars that will fit in the parking lot.  Please do not leave your cars, you cannot sit outside the car on a lawn chair.  It will be about a 30 minute show.  
 

The Great Christmas Carol Escape (Online)

Where: Online
When: December 9 - 22, 2020. Max Capacity: 10 Participants and 4 streams per session Length: 50 minutes. 
Cost: $75 per session (10% Discount for 3 or more sessions) 
Description: Presented by Virginia Stage Company AVAILABLE DECEMBER 9 THROUGH DECEMBER 22 Join Jacob Marley (live!) in rescuing Scrooge from a life of eternal chains in this hour-long gamified performance via Zoom. This fun and interactive virtual event brings the characters of A Christmas Carol to life, and is a great activity for businesses and families!  
Trailer Link: Click Here

It's a Wonderful Life (Virginia Beach)

Where: Kempsville Presbyterian Church Virginia Beach, VA 
When: December 10, 11 & 12, 2020. Thursday 7pm. Friday 7pm. Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Cost: $15-$35 + fees
Description: Local production of It's a Wonderful Life by KPC Theatre Arts Ministry (in-person event).
 

Regent University's 2020 Christmas Special (Online)

Where: Online
When: Friday, December 11, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Description: Enjoy the sounds of the season with our Regent University Christmas Special from the comfort of your own home. Filmed in Regent’s Communication & Performing Arts Center’s elegant lobby, this spectacular musical performance features the Regent University Choir and Chamber Choir performing with acapella groups Regent Singers and First Edition. Sing along to a mix of holiday favorites that celebrate Christ’s birth and capture the spirit of Christmas. Performances include The First Noel, Mary, Did You Know? and others. Directed by Choral Activities Director Dr. Don Krudop, and produced by professor Mike Sinclair with students in the cinema-television department, this concert will bring Christmas joy to the entire family. 
 

Waiting Up For Santa (Online)

Where: Online
When: December 11-14, 2020 ONLY Streaming at 7:00 pm each day 
Cost: Tickets are $10 and will provide access to one streaming date of your choosing.
Description: Iris Goode-Middleton presents this heartwarming holiday production starring incredible singers and talented young dancers from Hampton Roads. Enjoy this special show from the comfort of your own home on December 11-14 at 7:00 pm. Learn more and purchase streaming access by clicking the button below. 
 

Hurrah Players Pop-Up Performance (Virginia Beach)

Where: The Zeiders American Dream Theater's Balcony, 4509 Commerce St, Virginia Beach, VA
When: December 12, 2020 at 1pm
Cost: Free
Description: Hurrah is popping up in VB Town Center to serenade the community from The Zeiders American Dream Theater's Balcony. We are so sad not to see you all at our shows this year so we decided to come to you! Our students will be safely singing our favorite Holidays songs to bring some cheer and joy.
Thanks to the Z for providing us a safe place to do this!

 

Dave Koz & Friends "The Greatest Hits of Christmas" 2020 A Live, Virtual Concert (Online)

Where: Online
When: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 8pm EST
Cost: $35
Description: Due to the ongoing health risks of COVID-19, we are sadly unable to mount our 23rd Annual Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour. We have however, come up with the next best thing and are extremely excited to share the news with you! On Saturday, December 12 at 8.00 p.m. EST, superstars Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Peter White, David Benoit and vocalist Rebecca Jade will join me as we beam into homes all across the globe and present a one night only Virtual Concert Event…The Greatest Hits of Christmas!  

Virtual Rainbow Puppets Presents: "The Night Before Christmas" (Online)

Where: Online
When: December 12-24, 2020 
Description: The Rainbow Puppets bring the classic tale, “The Night Before Christmas” to life with original songs, colorful puppets, and other holiday surprises. The story is narrated by “The Voice of Christmas” himself, movie legend, Micky Rooney. Grab your snacks and make it an event for the whole family to enjoy. (Family) 

SING WE NOWELL (Online)

Where: Online
When: December 14, 2020 at 4pm
Description: Join the Virginia Chorale for the premiere of our 37th season! Sing we Nowell will be presented online as a gift to our community. The singers and special guests will welcome the holidays in this hour-long concert of sparkling songs and carols. Details about online access will be announced on December 1st, so help us spread the word and share the joy with friends and family by adding their names to our notification list. 
 

Out of the Bag - Carols for an Uncommon Christmas (Online)

Where: Online
When: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7pm
Description: Don't miss this Original Video Christmas Album Premiere! Back for their annual tradition, albeit a virtual one this year, the irrepressible Msesippi and her “grunge-grass” band Tornado Bait, along with special co-host, former Daily Press music and entertainment writer Mike Holtzclaw, present an evening of original home-grown holiday tunes featuring the talents of The Fuzz Band, Bobby Blackhat, Lonely Tear Drops, Anna Tozzi & Vanessa Pazmino, Inferior Brain Power, Ryan Chris and The Rough Cuts, Jack Green, Uglyography and more! After the special original Christmas album premiers on the museum's Facebook page, you'll soon find it on the museum's YouTube playlist and website, www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org 
 

Virginia Arts Festival & The Sandler Center Present... (Virginia Beach)

Where: Outside at Virginia Beach Town Center
When: December 18, 19 & 20, 2020 time TBA
What: Save the date for a magnificent free, outdoor musical experience at the Virginia Beach Town Center! The Sandler Center Foundation is thrilled to partner with the Virginia Arts Festival to bring a unique and incredible outdoor musical experience to Pembroke Town Center for all to enjoy. 
 

(Staying) Home for the Holidays! (Online)

Where: Online
When: December 18, 2020 - January 5, 2021
Cost: Standard $30.00 Senior/Military $26.00
Description: The Z Presents: (Staying) Home for the Holidays! All of your favorites are back this year with a new twist to help keep you safe, healthy, and feeling the holiday cheer. Put your elves on the shelves, grab some hot cocoa, and get bundled up by the fire because here’s what we’ve got in store for you! The Z is partnering with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Virginia for three completely new virtual shows…but can you guess the best part? You can enjoy all of them from your very own couch! Hold your reindeer, there’s no need to leave behind your festive throws and pillows because the whole family can watch in matching comfy onesies. One virtual pass gets you unlimited access to every show in this series, available to watch at your leisure, as many times as you like from December 18th through January 5th! 
 

THE HURRAH PLAYERS PRESENT: "HURRAH FOR THE HOLIDAYS" (Online)

Where: Streaming on their Facebook page in the month of December
When: December 2020 - Dates and times TBD
What: Guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit is the annual production of Hurrah for the Holidays; a joyful celebration featuring all the best of the season - music ranging from your favorite classic standards to popular modern-day hits. With renowned Lisa Wallace kick-line dancers, a 6 foot dancing snowman, and a few festive surprises - it's an event for the entire family!

  

The Hurrah Players: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Online)

Where: Streaming on their Facebook page in the month of December
When: December 2020 - Dates and times TBD
What: Based on the popular book by Barbara Robinson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is the funny, heartwarming, and mildly irreverent story of what happens when a church play is hijacked by six of the 'absolutely worst kids in the history of the world'. A holiday tradition for 29 years, this event is presented with Happy Hanukkah, My Friend; a short program celebrating the Festival of Lights. 
 

A Christmas Carol (Online)

Where: Online
When: Streaming performances available the week of Christmas
Cost: Free!
Description: Don't miss the classic holiday story reimagined for this year! Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Thanks to PNC, streaming and (pending city approval) live performances will be free during the month of December. Visit vastage.org/acc20 for more information. 

 

 

 

Other Online Performances

 

 

MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER 

Where: Online
When: December 19, 2020–January 1, 2021
What: Virtually this year! This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don't miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New York Times, "Hot Ticket!" Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky's timeless score.
Cost: Tickets start at $19. Discounted Tickets Available Here.
 
 

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Holiday Performance

Where: Online, livestream event
When: Friday, December 18, at 8 p.m. EST
What: Admission to livestream event on Friday, December 18, at 8 p.m and access to the recording of performance available for streaming on-demand until 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, December 20, 2020.
Cost: Regular price $44.99. Get your Discounted Tickets Here!
 

 


 

 

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