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Local Ideas For Winter Break Fun In Hampton Roads, VA

Winter Break Fun in Hampton Roads

There are lots of great events, discounts and special activities happening over the Winter School Break, here are some ideas to get you started! Suggestions for additions to this free listing can be submitted HERE.

Camps! Several Camps are running over Winter Break. Check out our BIG LIST of Winter Camps HERE!

You can find these events (and even more) listed by date on our #757 DAILY CALENDAR OF FAMILY FUN


  • Free to participate and it helps give valuable information about local birds to the Audubon society.
  • Start 2023 on an Active note with one of these New Year’s Day Hikes in Virginia State Parks!
  • Many of the holiday light displays continue into January 2023!
  • Train shows are taking place through the end of December at several locations in Hampton Roads!

Kwanzaa Celebrations in Hampton Roads

  • Celebrate Kwanzaa with these local events through December 30th

Local Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads

  • Take a backyard walk with the little ones to find select leaves and bugs, jump on bikes and take pictures throughout Fort Monroe, check out the Mermaids in Norfolk, find painted rocks in Newport News, Dinosaurs in Virginia Beach, or sign-up to be a citizen scientist to help the Elizabeth River Project! There are even scavenger hunts you can do at home using household objects, and a virtual scavenger perfect for rainy days.

Outdoor Ice Skating in Hampton Roads

  • Enjoy outdoor skating in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg
  • Save on indoor mini-golf with these current discounts!
  • Balloon drops, countdowns to noon and more, find a local way to celebrate the New Year with the little ones!
  • Local discounts for Paintball in Hampton Roads, VA

Movies on the Big Screen!



Current discount for admission to DEFY Trampoline Park in Chesapeake! (Chesapeake)



BrickFest Live! – A Family Event for LEGO Fans at the Hampton Convention Center – Dec 30-31, 2022 – Discount! (Hampton)

Current Discounts for Skyzone (Hampton)

Virginia Air & Space Center (Hampton)

Escape Room Virginia Peninsula – Discounts for groups of 6 or 8 (Hampton)

The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center will host a Winter Break Art Fun event for kids between the ages of 4 and 8 on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 22. The free program runs from 10-11 a.m. Registration is required and can be done by calling 757-727-1490.



Special Winter Break Events at the Virginia Living Museum
 (Newport News)

Winter Break Art Camps & Classes at Kidcreate Art Studio (Newport News)

Take advantage of $1 Admission rate at The Mariners’ Museum (Newport News)
  • Year-round you can enjoy $1 admission to The Mariner’s Museum!

Winterfest on the Wisconsin 

  • Celebrate the holiday season with a magical holiday experience aboard the Battleship Wisconsin. WinterFest on the Wisconsin takes place on select evenings at Nauticus, through January 1, 2023!
  • Admission is always free and there are activities scheduled during winter break!

Virtual Reality/Gaming (Norfolk) – Discount for VR Gaming in Norfolk

Check out Homage Hall Art and Selfie Exhibit – Discount Available –  (Norfolk) 



Snow Wonders at the Children’s Museum of Virginia

  • Snow will fall from the sky, music will fill the air, and we hope that it brings nostalgic memories of the past. Enjoy this free, magical holiday experience!


Fun & Games Show at Family Fun Xperience Theatre – Discount Available (Virginia Beach)
Dinosaurs! Check out the FREE Jerrassic Park Exhibit in Virginia Beach at the Military Aviation Museum

Last Days of Busch Gardens Christmas Town (Williamsburg)

  • Christmas Town is open through January 2, 2023. 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.
Need even more ideas? We have them for you, make sure to check out our Listings of “Just For Fun” Activities in Hampton Roads, organized for you by city, or our Local Calendar of Activities and Events in Hampton Roads!
Winter Break Ideas for Family Fun in Hampton Roads Virginia