Santa! Where to Find Santa in Hampton Roads, Virginia (Updated!)

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Where to find Santa in Hampton Roads, Virginia
 

Santa is a very busy guy this time of year.

With that in mind, we have a list for you to make it easier to track him down for those memorable holiday meetings, and of course, family photographs!

All of these events (and many more) can be found on our Website Calendar. If you have a Santa appearance to add to this FREE Listing please SUBMIT IT HERE.

Don't miss our other BIG LISTS of Seasonal Fun including Dining with Santa, Holiday Parades, Holiday Performances, Hampton Roads Lights Displays and more!

Looking for Santa in a specific place: We have broken out the lists by city to make finding the right location a little easier:

Santa in Chesapeake, VA                        Santa in Hampton, VA

Santa in Virginia Beach, VA                    Santa in Portsmouth, VA

Santa in Norfolk, VA                                Santa in Newport News, VA

Santa in Suffolk, VA
 

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CHESAPEAKE, VA

 

Merry Market at Central Library

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10am-2pm
Where: Chesapeake Central Library 298 Cedar Road Chesapeake Virginia 23322
What: Be merry! Be bright! Join us as artisans, crafters and innovators gather at the Merry Market. Featuring: Santa, Mrs. Claus, music, science, crafts, stories and a gingerbread house contest. 

 

SANTA AT GREENBRIER MALL

Dates: Saturday, November 10 through Monday, December 24, 2018. Santa's Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm. Sunday: 12pm - 5:30pm. Please note that Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from 1pm to 2pm and 5pm to 6pm on Monday thru Saturday, and from 3pm to 4pm on Sunday.
Pet photos - bring your furry friends for photos with Santa Monday evenings: November 12, 19 and 26, and December 3 and 10, from 6pm to 9pm. Sensory Santa on December 2 from 9-11am.
Where: Greenbrier Mall, 1401 Greenbrier Parkway South, Chesapeake, VA 23320 
What: Visit with Santa! 
Cost: Free to visit with Santa, photo packages available for purchase

SANTA AT CHESAPEAKE SQUARE MALL

Dates: Santa arrives FridayNovember 23, 2018. November 23: 10am-8:30pm. November 24-December 15: Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-8:30pm. Sunday December 16: from 12-5pm (Pet Night 6-8p). December 17-22: 9am-8:30pm. Sunday, December 23, from 12-5pm. Monday, December 24, 2018 from 9am-5pm.
Special Events: Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, December 8th, at 8am. Pet night is Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 6-8pm.
Where: Chesapeake Square Mall
What: Visit with Santa!
Dates: November 17-18, 2018. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Santa Claus visits 12-3pm both days.
Where: Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Dr, Chesapeake VA
What: Over 90 crafters to shop from for handmade gifts and decorations! We welcome your little ones to visit us in our Winter Wonderland room where they will be able to make crafts that they can take home. Kids Run Trains will also be on hand to demonstrate their awesome trains. Of course we'll have SANTA CLAUS visits from 12-3pm on both Saturday and Sunday (Parents, bring your camera!). Chessie, the Parks, Recreation and Tourism mascot, will also be around and available for pictures on both days. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Cost: Free admission
 

Poinsettia Tours at White's Garden Center

Dates: November 17-18, 2018 Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday 12pm to 4pm.
Where: White's Nursery & Garden Center 3133 Old Mill Rd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23323  
What: Santa will make an appearance from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday (Nov 17) and Sunday (Nov 18).  Sunday November 18 there will be a Special Appearance by the Hurrah Players from 1 - 2pm.
Cost: Free admission
 

Pancake Breakfast with Santa & Sparky 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8-11am
Where: Fire Station #5, 451 Hanbury Road Chesapeake, VA
What: Start your holiday season off right by having a delicious pancake breakfast with Santa and the Chesapeake Fire Department’s beloved four-legged mascot! Enjoy fire equipment demonstrations and tours. Raffle tickets will be available for gift baskets and 50/50 cash.
Cost: (Credit cards accepted) Buffet Breakfast: $7.00 (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, milk, bananas 4x6 Photos with Santa & Sparky: $5.00 
 

Storytime w/ Santa & Chick-fil-A Breakfast 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9am
Where: Greenbrier Mall, 1401 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake VA
What: We will start at Chick-fil-A, located in the food court, to enjoy a 3 count chicken mini, hashbrowns, and apple juice for the first 50 children that are registered (breakfast will be available for purchase for parents and for kids that didn't make the 50 person registration limit). Santa Cow will be there to hang out and Elf Cow may make a surprise appearance, then we'll have a little "parade" down to the Santa set for Storytime with Santa!
Cost: Please register for 1 ticket for each child that would like to get the free breakfast. Parents, please only register for the children. Since we have limited availability, we want to make sure as many kids can sign up as possible! 
 

7th Annual Chick-fil-A Christmas Parade

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9am
Where: Chesapeake Square Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23321
What: Join us as we participate in the 7th Annual Chick-fil-A Christmas Parade at Chesapeake Square Mall on December 1! The Parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 10:00 a.m. and features a number of different local groups, bands, and floats. 
Cost: Free
 
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 6pm
Where: Parade route begins at Mt. Pleasant Rd. and Battlefield Blvd. and ends in front of City Hall on Cedar Rd.
What: Christmas isn't complete without a hometown parade complete with marching bands, costumed characters, colorful floats, and Santa Claus
Cost: Free
 

Pet pictures with Santa

Dates: Saturday & Sunday: December 1, 2018 from 1-5pm. December 2, 2018 from 11am-4pm.
Where: PetSuites Chesapeake 3333 Taylor Rd., Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
What: Santa will be visiting the animals and sitting for pictures at Petsuites Chesapeake, December 1st and 2nd. There will be coco & cookies for the two legged and tasty snacks for the four legged.
Cost: Photos will be printed onsite for only $10. All proceeds raised will benefit the animals waiting for their forever homes. 

Family Holiday Extravaganza at Hope Springs Veterinary - Great Bridge

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 1-3pm
Where: Hope Springs Veterinary at Great Bridge, 1010 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
What: Come join our Hope Springs Veterinary family to celebrate the holiday season with your family and furry pets! We will have: • Pet Pictures with Santa • Arts and Crafts • and more All are welcome to come especially PETS and Family members! Please note that all pets must be on a leash (or in a carrier) and up to date on their Rabies vaccine.
Cost: This event is FREE! We are accepting donations which will benefit a local pet non-profit organization! 
 

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

Dates: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5-7pm
Where: Major Hillard Library, Chesapeake, VA
What: Say hello to Santa and tell him your holiday wishes! Hear stories, dance and sing. Make crafts and bring your camera to take pictures of your little ones with Santa! No registration required. All ages.
Cost: Free
 

Military - Christmas Tree Lighting, Ice Skating, Cookies & Cocoa, Carols & a Visit by Santa 

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 6pm   
Where: NSAHR Northwest - Mariner Community Recreation Center Parking Lot
What: Friday, December 7 at 6 p.m. Tree lighting will start at 6:15 p.m. Mariner Community Recreation Center Parking Lot
Cost: Event is FREE and open to authorized DoD patrons and their families. For more information and questions on any of the Holiday Celebration events, please call 757-421-8250. 
 

Military - Annual Breakfast with Santa! 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: NSAHR Northwest - Gymnasium, Chesapeake, VA 23322
What: Breakfast with Santa
Cost: Breakfast is optional: $3 per child / $5 per adult. Seating is limited Register by Monday, November 26. 
 

Toys For Tots Breakfast With Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 830am-11am
Where: The Egg Bistro 501 Kempsville Rd, Chesapeake VA 23320
What: Join us Saturday December 8th for our 10th annual breakfast with Santa, sponsored by Chesapeake Dominion power. Toys for Tots will be accepting new unwrapped toys until 11am with Santa arriving at 9am! Please come early because we fill up fast and don't forget to bring your camera! Thank you again for your continued support of this wonderful event.
 

Santa at Chubby's Christmas Trees Pumpkin Festival

Date: December 8, 2018 from 3-6pm. December 15-16, 2018 from 3-7pm.
Where: 1325 battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake VA 
What: Visit with Santa!
 

Santa at Greenbrier Farm

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, December 15 & 16, 2018. 10am-12pm & 1-3pm each day. Reservations required.
Where: Greenbrier Farm 225 Sign Pine Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
What: Santa's Coming to the Farmhouse right here at Historic Greenbrier Farms!  The excitement of the holidays will come alive for 40 lucky children.  This special event has very limited tickets and it's first come, first serve! Join us in the ole' country farmhouse for Holiday songs, Souvenir Ornament Craft Station, Christmas Stories, Cookie Decorating & Create Your Own Magic Reindeer Food and More!  A photographer will snap one perfect picture of each guest with Santa and email it to you on the spot!  This event is sure to welcome the holiday season in with open arms! Come make some farm memories and tell the old jolly fellow what's on your list.  
Cost: $18 per child. Please Purchase one ticket per child.  Each Child's Ticket Includes: Admittance to the Ole' Country Farmhouse, Fun Songs & Stories  Ornament Craft with Santa's Elf  Creating Your Own Magic Reindeer Food, Cookie Decorating, A Moment with Santa and a keep-sake picture sent right to your email  
 

Santa at White's Garden Center

Date: December 15-16, 2018 from 12-4pm
Where: White's Garden Center, 3133 Old Mill Rd, Chesapeake VA 23323
What: Santa will visit White's Garden Center. December 15 & 16 at 12pm to 4pm This will be his last appearance for the year. Come tell him what is on your Christmas list. 
 

Annual Holiday Pet Pictures at CAS

Date: December 15, 2018 from 12-4pm
Where: Chesapeake Animal Services 2100 S Military Hwy, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
What: Join us on December 15, 2018 from noon until 4pm as we have a friendly competition between Santa Claus and The Grinch to see which can raise more money for our medical fund! Bring your feathered or furry companions to get their photo taken with Santa or The Grinch (or both, your choice)! This is guaranteed to be a day full of joy and laughter and we can't wait to share it with you! 
Cost: All we ask is for a $10 donation per photo taken to help with our life saving efforts.
 

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS!

Dates: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2-3pm
Where: Indian River Library, 320 Old Greenbrier Rd, Chesapeake, VA
What: Say hello to Santa and tell him your holiday wishes! Make crafts and bring your camera to take pictures of your little ones with Santa!
Cost: Free.
 

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

Dates: Monday, December 17, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library Library, Chesapeake, VA
What: Join Cuffee Library on a Christmas filled night with the Polar Express, pictures with Santa and hot cocoa. Bring something comfy to sit on if you plan to watch the movie.
Cost: Free
 

SANTA IS COMING!

Dates: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 6-7pm
Where: Russell Memorial Library, Chesapeake, VA
What: Say hello to Santa and tell him your holiday wishes! Make crafts and bring your camera to take pictures of your little ones with Santa! No registration required
Cost: Free
 

FunVille Christmas Party - Meet Santa!

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 5-8pm
Where: FunVille Playground and Cafe Chesapeake 4300 Portsmouth Blvd, 270B, Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
What: Did you know that Santa is coming from the North Pole especially for FunVille? Don't miss an awesome party filled with music, raffles, discounted admission and pictures with Santa! Cherry on top? FunVille will be giving out raffle tickets for a chance to win multiple free admissions! 
 

SANTA IS COMING!

Dates: December 20, 2018 from 6-7pm
Where: Central Library, 320 Old Greenbrier Rd, Chesapeake, VA
What: Say hello to Santa and tell him your holiday wishes! Make crafts and bring your camera to take pictures of your little ones with Santa! No registration required.
Cost: Free.

 


HAMPTON, VA

 

BODACIOUS BAZAAR

Dates: November 9-11, 2018. Friday & Saturday 10am-7pm. Sunday 10am-6pm 
Where: Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton VA 23666
What: Our show is designed to promote talented artists, crafters, and local businesses at an extraordinary venue. The fall show is just the place to find the perfect unique and quality Christmas gift - plus visit with Santa!
Cost: Adult $7 one day; $10 two days; Children $4; Children in Strollers FREE

SANTA AT BASS PRO SHOP

Dates: November 10-December 24, 2018. Times vary by day.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 1972 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA
What: Free visits with Santa, a Free photo with Santa, Free Games & Crafts

Cost: Free 

PENINSULA TOWN CENTER'S TREE LIGHTING 

Dates: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 4-7pm
Where: Peninsula Town Center, 4410 E. Claiborne Square, Hampton, VA, 23666
What: Ring in the holiday season at Peninsula Town Center with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will take place in Town Square from 4-7PM and feature trackless train rides, live music, a military luminary ceremony, a visit from Santa and much more! Our Military Luminary Ceremony is to honor those who are currently serving or have served our country. Light a luminary in memory of or in honor of someone special to you. Visit the Peninsula Town Center tent in Town Square between4PM and5PM to register. Luminaries are available on a first come/first serve basis.
Cost: Free
 

COLISEUM CENTRAL HOLIDAY PARADE

Dates: November 17, 2018 from 9:30-11:30am
Where: Peninsula Town Center, 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA 23666
What: Kick-off the holiday season with the 20th Annual Coliseum Central Holiday Parade Presented by Sentara CarePlex Hospital on Saturday, November 17th! Come join in the excitement as the marching bands, floats, squads and animals parade through Coliseum Central. Santa Claus is also sure to stop by!
Cost: Free Event


 

Buckroe Beach Lighthouse Illumination

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7pm 
Where: Buckroe Beach and Park North First Street, Hampton VA
What: The Buckroe Improvement League will hold the third annual Buckroe Beach Lighthouse Illumination on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. Come see the lighthouse bathed in sparkling colors, enjoy carolers from Cary Elementary School, a Christmas letter-writing station, and Santa's arrival on a vintage fire truck. 

Military - Selfies with Santa for EFMP Families

Date: December 6, 2018 from 5:30-7pm
Where: Langley A&FRC @ Community Commons 
What: Selfies with Santa for Military Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Families

 

PHOEBUS ANNUAL ILLUMINATION 

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5-9pm
Where: Sly Clyde Ciderworks 207 E Mellen St, Hampton, Virginia 23663
What: Join us for the 7th Annual Phoebus Holiday Illumination Friday, December 7, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a special holiday tree lighting at 8 p.m. Phoebus will be filled with a variety of holiday-themed crafts, food and music. Santa and Lucky the Dinosaur will be in attendance and the weather forecast is calling for SNOW on Mellen Street! The first 250 kids will receive FREE “The Night Before Christmas” coloring books. Also, Paul Richardson from MAX Media’s 92.9 The WAVE will be onsite with giveaways and more! Don't miss a special reading of "The Night Before Christmas," by Mayor Tuck! Also, for those 21 and over adult beverages will be available for purchase.
Cost: Free 

 


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturdays December 8, 15 & 22, 2018 from 9-11am
Where: The Grey Goose, 118 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton VA
What: Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for breakfast! There will be fun, crafts and a sing along with Mrs. Claus! Tickets include breakfast, crafts, and entertainment but not gratuity or adult beverages. Kids get pancakes and sausage links, adults get breakfast casserole, potatoes and muffin.
Cost: $12 Kids, $15 Adults. Call to make a reservation 757-723-7978



SELFIES WITH SANTA AT HAMPTON HOLIDAY MARKET

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10am-4pm
Where: Hampton Carousel, Downtown Hampton VA
What: Enjoy heirloom ornament making, live music, face painting and more family fun to get you in the spirit of the season. Explore the museum’s galleries and special exhibits and be sure to stop by the Hampton Carousel to snap a selfie with Santa. Carousel rides are $1.
Cost: Free


Dates: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 7-9pm
Where: Downtown Hampton, VA
What: Experience the largest illuminated parade on the Peninsula at 7:00 p.m. in downtown Hampton. This year's theme is "Holiday Lift Off" in celebration of NASA's 100th anniversary in Hampton. Hampton Holly Days Parade will feature over 70 units, including beautiful floats, marching bands including high school bands, auto clubs, dance groups, military honor units, and everyone’s favorite holiday guest…Santa Claus!
Cost: Free

Family Christmas Celebration

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 9am-12pm
Where: Warwick Assembly of God 1228 Todds Ln, Hampton, Virginia 23666
What: Come and get into the Christmas Spirit with us at our Family Christmas Celebration on Sunday, December 9th! FREE food, photo ops (bring your phone/camera), prizes, gifts and goodie bags for the first 250 kids that come (the first 100 bags will have bonus gift cards to area shopping and dining). All begins at 9 AM with our sing-along at 10:15 AM. Don't miss out! 

Military - Cookies & Cocoa with Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10am and 11am at US Langley AFB and then 1pm & 2pm at USO Fort Eustis
Where: Langley AFB (Hampton) & Fort Eustis (Newport News) 
What: Photos with Santa, Cookies and Cocoa and other Holiday Treats, Holiday Crafts and Activities. Free Gift for each Military Child. Open to active duty military, reserve/national guard and dependents with valid Military ID card.
Cost: Reservations are required.
 

Military - Bowl With Santa

Date: December 15, 2018 from 12-5:45pm
Where: Langley Lanes Bowling Center 
What: Bowl with Santa at Langley Lanes on base.
 

 

 

 


NEWPORT NEWS, VA

 

 

SPARKLE NIGHT

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018 from 5-7pm
What: On the Green and in the Center Courtyard. Tree Lighting at Dusk, Carolers, Candy Canes, Local Dignitaries, National Anthem and Tribute to Veterans and First Responders, Hot Cocoa, Samples from Select Restaurants.  Rain Date: November 10, 2018  While supplies last. Weather permitting. Events subject to change without notice.
Where: Marketplace at Tech Center 638 Oyster Point Rd, Newport News, VA
Cost: Free

SANTA AT PATRICK HENRY MALL

Dates: November 10 thru December 24, 2018. Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 12-6pm. Christmas Eve 10am-5pm. (Santa Break Times: Monday-Saturday: 1PM-2PM & 5PM-6PM Sundays: 2PM-2:30PM) Pet Photos are every Monday from November 12 until December 17th. 
What: Visit with Santa 
Where: Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602
Cost: Free (photo packages available for purchase)

 

SANTA FEST AT PATRICK HENRY MALL

Dates: November 17, 2018 from 11am-1pm
What: Be one of the first to greet Santa Claus as he arrives at his brand new home! Enjoy snacks, craft activities, and entertainment as we ring in the Holiday Season! Join the festivities for: Visits and photos with Santa, Holiday Balloon Twisters, Festive Glitter Tattoos, Holiday Games, and prizes. Special Holiday Crafts, Special appearance by Mrs. Claus and Elves *PREIT Perks Members get a Fast Pass to Santa!
Where: Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602
Cost: Free

CHARITY HOLIDAY LIGHT STROLL - SOLD OUT

Dates: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 5-7:30pm
Where: Newport News Park at the intersection of Ft. Eustis Blvd. and Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, VA
What: The Center for Child & Family Services Holiday Light Stroll presented by Langley Federal Credit Union will be held on Tuesday, November 20th from 5 to 7:30pm at Newport News Celebration in Lights (over 1 million colorful Holiday Lights is a 2 mile leisurely walk through the lights). Participants meet at Woodside High School in Newport News for a short bus ride (2 miles) to the entrance of the park, where you will walk 2 miles through the wonderful holiday displays, where a short return walk trip to the High School. There are vendors, live music and Santa and his friends! What a way to kick off the Holiday Season! 
Cost: SOLD OUT

THE PORT WARWICK HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING 

Dates: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 5:30pm  
Where: Port Warwick, 3100 William Styron Square North, Newport News VA
What: The kids will love visiting with Santa after he lights up the holiday tree! Enjoy live entertainment, face painting, enjoy free hot pretzels while they last, and other goodies!
Cost: Free
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8-11am 
Where: Sage Kitchen- 11250 Jefferson Ave, Newport News VA
What: Join us for our annual breakfast with jolly ol’ Saint Nick. Enjoy a delicious Sage Kitchen breakfast and free picture-taking with the man himself. 
Cost: ADULTS $15, KIDS $10, GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING $15. Hang around and make your own gingerbread house! We’ll provide all of the supplies, you bring your smiles and laughter. Reservations are required: (757) 599-3510 x321
 
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10:30am-4:30pm.
Where: Pearl Bailey Library 2510 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23607
What: Join us for Pearl Bailey Library's annual holiday event, and enjoy a festive and fun-packed day for all ages, including crafts, a holiday storytime, photos with Santa, and a concert! All are welcome.
Cost: Free!

BAYPORT CREDIT UNION 25 NIGHTS OF NORTHERN LIGHTS 

Dates: December 1 - 25, 2018 from 6-10pm. The city will host three themed North Pole Nights on December 1, 8 and 15 from 5 – 8pm with Santa, entertainment, free activities and food vendors. 
When: City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News VA
What: This holiday season City Center at Oyster Point will transform into the North Pole with a new, state-of-the-art, synchronized music and light show for the BayPort Credit Union 25 Nights of Northern Lights. 
Special Events: The city will host three themed North Pole Nights on December 1, 8 and 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with entertainment, free activities and food vendors. Each of the North Pole Nights will feature Santa’s Workshop, sponsored by City Center at Oyster Point, where children can meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus and see elves at work. North Pole Nights also offer guests the opportunity to take a short trolley ride to the new Holiday Inn for photo ops in the lobby with a beautifully decorated sleigh and special gifts for kids and adults – a stuffed animal for children 5 and younger, and sweet treats for older guests. 
Cost: Admission each night is free and free parking is available in the three City Center parking garages.
 

ST. NICK AT ENDVIEW PLANTATION

Dates: December 6-7, 2018 
Where: Endview Plantation, 362 Yorktown Road, Newport News, Virginia 23603
What: Let your child experience the magic of an 1861 Christmas through a visit with St. Nick. Private family sessions create the perfect setting for seasonal photo opportunities in a historic setting. Craft activities are offered before the visit. Parents are to bring a wrapped present for their child and a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food bank.
Cost: $5. advance reservations must be made by calling (757) 887- 1862.

 

HOLIDAY FROST

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 at from 7-8:30pm
Where:
 Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA
What: This year's annual holiday celebration at Downing-Gross will bring the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" to life! Journey through the Past, Present, and Future to learn what the holiday spirit of giving is all about! This event will feature games, activities, music, karaoke, crafts, treats, gifts and more! We may also see some very special surprise guests.
Cost: FREE and Open to the Public. RSVP is appreciated but not required 

 

Breakfast with Santa 

Dates: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:30am-10:30am 
Where: Woman's Club of Hilton Village  87 Main Street Newport News, VA 23606
What: Hilton Juniors host breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus! Seatings at 8:30 & 9:30am. Includes breakfast, (pancake, sausage & OJ for children) chat with Santa and crafts. Ages 10 and under.  Seats are limited so reserve your space or more info @ jwchvsantabreakfast@gmail.com
Cost: $5 for 1 child or $10 for 2 or more. Payment made at the door cash or check. Canned goods will be collected for the Foodbank and cards will signed for soldiers.



BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: Saturdays, December 8 & 15, 2018 from 10am-12pm
Where: The Mariners' Museum and Park, 100 Museum Dr, Newport News, Virginia 23606
What: Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus, take your own photos, and make ornaments and other holiday crafts! 
Cost: $12 ($10 for Members). Children 2 and under FREE. Ticket includes admission to the museum.

 

OWL BE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - MEMBERS ONLY

Dates: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10am-12pm
Where: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News VA
What: Join us as we celebrate the season with our family, our members! Featuring hands-on projects, a holiday story, cookie decorating, holiday games, and more. Don’t miss special guests, Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Cost: Members sign-in to see cost and reserve your tickets

 

Bring Your Letters to Santa- Photos, Food and Fun

Date: December 8, 2018 at 6pm
Where: Indulge Bakery and Bistro 10359 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, Virginia 23601
What: Come One Come All- Bring your Letters to Santa straight to the Big Guy Himself at Indulge Bakery & Bistro on December 8th, 6-8pm. Enjoy Cookies, Gingerbread, Pastries, Cider for the young and old, and GLUHWEIN! Our Santa will have his merriest elf present for professional photos AND...your child's letter will be hand-delivered back to your door by courier elf so you will know exactly what is on that list! Yes, that's right...Indulge is helping you make that list and check it twice! Our line will be LONG, so rsvp to this event to ensure you get to enjoy this Santa Experience! When you are finished, be sure to check out the Gingerbread Celebration going on outside! You can cast your vote for who will win the Cocoa Cup or the Villager's Choice Award! We hope to see you there!
 
 

Newport News Sensitive Santa

Dates: Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 8:30-10:30am
Where: Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Ave, Ste 777, Newport News VA
What: RSVP ON MEETUP!  We are happy to announce a visit from a Sensitive Santa! We have partnered with Cherry Hill Photography, a photography company, and Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News to provide families with a private experience with the Sensitive Santa before the mall opens to the public. Please RSVP and you will be assigned a time slot. We only need 1 RSVP Per Family on Meetup.   
Cost: No purchase is required for the child to visit with Santa. However, this is NOT a free photo event, and photo packages are available for purchase.  You are not permitted to take your own photos. 
 
 

Military - Cookies & Cocoa with Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10am and 11am at US Langley AFB and then 1pm & 2pm at USO Fort Eustis
Where: Langley AFB (Hampton) & Fort Eustis (Newport News) 
What: Photos with Santa, Cookies and Cocoa and other Holiday Treats, Holiday Crafts and Activities. Free Gift for each Military Child. Open to active duty military, reserve/national guard and dependents with valid Military ID card.
Cost: Reservations are required.
 

Military - Swim with Santa

Date: December 15, 2018 from 12-5:45pm 
Where: Fort Eustis Aquatic Center, Ft Eustis, Newport News VA 
What: Come out to swim with Santa!
 

Santa Chic Shopping Party

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 5-8pm 
Where: American Legion Post 368, 368 American Legion Dr, Newport News, VA 23608
What: Bring the whole family out for a unique Christmas party complete with photos with Santa, shopping for gifts, prizes, delicious food trucks, face painting, balloon twisting, and a live DJ. You don't want to miss out on all the fun & one-stop shopping! 
Cost: Adults $5, Children $1
 

Brunch with Santa

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12-3pm
Where: The Melting Pot 12233 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 3, Newport News, Virginia 23602
What: HO HO HO! Santa Claus is coming to The Melting Pot. Get your cameras ready and join us for brunch on December 16th. Enjoy featured brunch selections and a visit with Santa. 
 

Santa meets Jesus!

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 6-8pm
Where: Faith Community Church, 657 Harpersville Rd, Newport News VA
What: Biggest Kids event of the season! Bring all the kids to meet Santa as he meets someone real special to him! Pictures with Santa and lots of games and activities! One night only! Don't miss it!

 


NORFOLK, VA

 

SANTA AT THE ICE PALACE AT MACARTHUR CENTER

Dates: November 10 - December 24, 2018 during mall hours.
Where: MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 
What: Visit with Santa! Visitors are transported to a winter wonderland when they step inside the spectacular holiday Ice Palace, featuring a 30-foot ice dome with falling snow, a light show and interactive fun for all ages. Visitors can also marvel at the larger-than-life snow globes, leave an icy handprint and sit on the chilly Ice Throne. The adventure culminates with a visit to Santa and a special gift. 
Special Events include Sign Language Santa on November 13, 2018 from 1-9pm; Calming Santa on December 9, 2018 from 9-11am; Pet Photos on November 18 & December 9, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm; and Breakfast with Santa on December 8 & 15, 2018 from 8-9:30am.
Cost: Free Visit with Santa. Receive a promotional certificate from Snapfish when you purchase any photo package. Photo package prices range from $25-50.
 

2ND ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING EVENT 

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018 from 5 PM - 7 PM
Address: Center Court at Norfolk Premium Outlets, 1600 Premium Outlets Blvd Norfolk, Virginia 23502
What: Bring your family and friends as we launch the Holiday Season with Family Fun, Entertainment and the lighting of our 36' Christmas Tree! - Musical Entertainment by the Tidewater Winds Concert Band - Facepainting Elves -Holiday Stiltwalkers LED Giveaways for the kids - SANTA will need everyone's help to light our 36' Christmas Tree at7PM -SANTA will stay for a Meet & Greet with the kids immediately following the Tree Lighting: 7 PM -8PM 
Dates: November 17, 18, 23 - 25 & 30. December 1 - 2, 7 - 9, 14 - 24, 26-31, 2018. Times vary by day.
Where: Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, 111 Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA 23510
What: Celebrate family, art and literature during six magical weeks in this delightful holiday village. In recognition of the 175th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this season will feature the first-ever U.S. exhibition of original book sketches by Christmas Carol illustrator P.J. Lynch. Let your imagination soar with magical fairies, carousel horses, weekend tea parties, a second giant train display, carolers, new entertainment, shops and more! Every child will receive a FREE copy of A Christmas Carol. Returning to this year’s experience will be Father Christmas, Geoffrey “the Talking Christmas tree”, puppet shows, magicians, a children’s crafts corner, and lots of free family activities! PLUS, special programming returns the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Cost: $5 for kids (age 3-12)! Kids 2 & under are FREE! $7.50 for adults. Group pricing is available.
 

GRAND ILLUMINATION PARADE 

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 7-8pm
Where: Downtown Norfolk VA
What: The 34th Annual Grand Illumination Parade, "The Lights Are Bright On Broadway,” will take place in Downtown Norfolk on Saturday, November 17 at7pm, bringing thousands of spectators out to take in the beauty, magic, and electric holiday spirit.
Cost: Attendance is free, VIP seating is available
 

VISIT WITH SANTA AT NORFOLK FARM MARKET

Dates: Market is open beginning November 17 - December 24, 2018 (Closed on Thanksgiving) Monday-Friday 12-9pm. Saturday & Sunday 9am-9pm. Santa's hours below.
Where: Norfolk Farm Market 6870 N Military Hwy Norfolk, VA 
What:  Santa will be on his Throne Friday Nights 5-8pm, Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-3pm. Also available, a wide variety of fresh cut trees and tree stands, wreaths, pine roping, poinsettias and Christmas shop
Cost: Christmas Trees and other seasonal items available for purchase
 

Rockefeller In Ocean View

Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 4-6pm
Where: Ocean View Park, 100 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk VA 23503
What: Santa will be coming to the OV Park Gazebo.....Entire event is FREE. Civic Leagues, WHRO and businesses are providing books, treats and fun. It is a perfect way to start the holidays.
Cost: Free

GHENT ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING 

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Where: Blair Middle School, Colley & Spotswood Avenues, Norfolk VA
What: Ghent’s Holiday Open House Weekend starts with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Blair Middle School on Colley Avenue.  Join your friends from the Ghent Business Association for a family-friendly event to help spread the holiday spirit throughout Ghent.  Enjoy music and caroling from area school groups. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies.  And, there will be a special appearance by Santa Claus as he helps light the tree.
Cost: Free
 
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Where: Starving Artist Cafe
What: Enjoy breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring the family and your wish list and enjoy Starving Artist’s brunch menu and mimosas all in a festive holiday atmosphere. Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have a picture taken with him.
Cost: The cost of the pictures will be $15 for 5 digital pictures. Plus, the kids will receive a special treat from Santa and Mom and Dad will receive a goodie bag filled with great offers and promotional items from area Ghent businesses.

PANCAKES, PAWS & SANTA CLAWS 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8-10am
Where: The Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk VA
What: Eat breakfast with Santa, meet Zoo animal ambassadors, make a craft, enjoy all-day Zoo admission and children get to take home a lasting memento of them and Saint Nick. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today! Children's tickets includes one 5″x7″ photo with Santa and frame.
Cost: Members: $20 Adults (18+), $20 Children (5-17), $5 Kids under 5. Non-members: $25 Adults (18+), $25 Children (5-17), $5 Kids under 5.
 
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10am-1pm
Where: Saint Patricks Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk VA
What: Kids love choosing Christmas gifts on their own (with the help of our "elves"). Santa will be there for priceless pictures and hearing all those Christmas wishes!
Cost: Gifts are priced between $2-$10.

Winter Wonderland Craft and Vendor Event

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10am-3pm * Santa will be with us from noon-2:00PM *
Where: New Heights Fellowship Church 1251 Kempsville Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
What: Join us on a walk through a Winter Wonderland for our first annual Toys for Tots event at New Heights Fellowship Church on December 1st in Norfolk. There will be a guest appearance from Hampton Roads Santa himself along with Mrs Claus!! Be sure to bring your cameras to capture some special holiday moments, free of charge. There will be a table set up for the children to write letters to Santa... we will be sure to get them to the North Pole just in time! Shop with our vendors and local crafters and get some Christmas gifts or treat yourself! There will be baked goods available for purchase and light refreshments. And don't forget about the raffles! There will be AMAZING raffle baskets with items donated from our vendors, and a couple of extras thrown in there as well. Be sure to take your chances! All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will also benefit Toys for Tots. We hope to see you and your family there to celebrate this beautiful season of giving! 
Cost: Admission to this event is one new, unwrapped toy or a monetary donation to benefit Toys for Tots. 

Painting with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Color Me Mine 1300 Colley Avenue Norfolk VA
What: Join us for this spectacular event! Spend special time with Santa and enjoy seeing your kids' eyes light up and big smiles across their faces. Bring your camera! Paint a dinner plate and add your child's hand print along with Santa's hand, too. Kids also paint a Christmas ornament. Choose from a wide variety of beautiful ornaments. Light refreshments will be served.
Cost: $38 + tax per child. 

Military Families - Santa's Schedule at NEX Norfolk

What: Visit with Santa at the NEX! For military patrons only, must have valid military ID
Dates:
  • Sat Dec 1st 11am-5pm
  • Sun Dec 2nd 10am-5pm
  • Fri. Dec 7th 4pm-7pm
  • Sat Dec 8th 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Sun Dec 9 10am-5pm
  • Fri. Dec 14th 4pm-8pm
  • Sat Dec 15th 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 16th 10am-5pm
  • Friday 21st 4pm-8pm
  • Sat. 22nd 10am-5pm
  • Sunday Dec 23rd 10am-5pm
 

HOLIDAY YULE LOG BONFIRE & MARKETPLACE

Dates: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 12-8pm
Where: Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia
What: Join us for a one-day Holiday Market in Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. This festive outdoor wonderland will feature unique and local crafters, a massive Yule Log bonfire, Christmas caroling with a take home carol book, and also a visit from the big-man himself, Santa Claus. During the festivities, hot chocolate, ciders, seasonal craft beer, mulled wine and other holiday treats will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Virginia Stage Associates.
Cost: Free
 

Military - NAVSTA Norfolk - Winter Wonderland 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 6-9pm
Where: NAVSTA Norfolk - Parade Field 1570 Gilbert St. Norfolk, VA
What: Naval Station Norfolk MWR presents the 2018 Winter Wonderland. Join us on Saturday, December 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. for some family fun. There will be activities for the children to include bounce houses, hot cocoa bar, arts, crafts, story time with Santa and a tree lighting. Call 757-455-6663 for more information. 
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA CRUISE 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:30-10:30am (boarding at 8am)
Where: Spirit Cruises in Norfolk VA
What: A breakfast cruise with Santa. 
Cost: $34.90 per adult, $24.90 per child age 12 and under
 

Military - MWR & NEX Breakfast with Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8-10:30am
Where: NEX Norfolk Food Court, 1560 Mall Drive Building #CD-13, Norfolk, Virginia 23511
What: Oh what fun! You're invited to an MWR & NEX Breakfast with Santa in the NEX Norfolk Food Court on Saturday, December 8 from 8:00am-10:30am.
Cost: Ticket of $7 includes breakfast provided by MWR Catering (pancakes, bacon & eggs), a meet & greet and professional photo with Santa, children's activities, face painting, & a FREE book courtesy of the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. Purchase your tickets at NEX’s Personalized Services Department. Limited seating available.
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: Saturdays, December 8 & 15, 2018 from 8-9:30am
Where: California Pizza Kitchen at MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 
What: Santa always starts his day with a good breakfast and the kids are invited to join him at California Pizza Kitchen. Guests can meet and talk with Santa and enjoy their favorite breakfast and a jolly good time.
Cost: Prices are $7 for kids and $8 for adults. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, there is a link to register on the website link above. 
 

Breakfast with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10am-12pm
Where: Kroc Center Hampton Roads 1401 Ballentine Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23504
What: Breakfast with Santa has become a holiday favorite at the Kroc Center. Featuring a hearty breakfast, reindeer games and a photo with old Saint Nick, this event is sure to please! Tickets usually go fast, so stop by the Welcome Desk of the Kroc Center to reserve your seat today! Breakfast is served from 10-10:45am. 
Cost: Tickets are $12, that fee includes admission for 1 adult and 1 child. Additional tickets are $8 person.
 

Military - NSAHRHQ - A Holly Jolly Festivus!

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10am-2pm
Where: NSAHR Headquarters - Marianas Fitness Center and Gym 7800 Hampton Blvd, Bldg S-400 Norfolk VA 23511 
What: Join us for A Holly Jolly Festivus on Saturday, December 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Marianas Hall Gymnasium! Come out for refreshments, cookie decorating, bounce house, face painting, photo booth, and a visit from Santa followed by a showing of the movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at 12:15 p.m. All ages welcome! Base access required.
 

OBE-TIDEWATER NAUGHTY OR NICE VENDOR EVENT

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10am-3pm
Where: VFW Post 4809, 5728 Bartee St, Norfolk, Virginia 23502
What: Join the Tidewater chapter of Outer Banks Entrepreneurs for their 3rd Annual Naughty or Nice Vendor Event. It's the perfect place to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list! This is a free, family-friendly event that includes door prize drawings throughout the day, food, fun and games! Santa will be there!
Cost: Free
 

Military Families - We Believe: Holiday Kids and Family Event

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11am-2pm
Where: Select NEX Locations including Little Creek, Oceana, and Norfolk
What: Join us Saturday, December 8th, 11am - 2pm, for a fun day of activities and help Dash The Elf write holiday letters to deployed sailors! Write a letter, give it to Santa to put in his sea bag and you will receive a $10 OFF COUPON* from Dash! Plus, visit and get your photo taken with Santa, listen to story time and more!
 

Santa's Holiday Parade

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12pm
Where: Military Circle Mall 880 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, Virginia 23502
What: Kick the season off with Military Circle's Annual Holiday Parade. The parade will begin outside of the Food Court and feature Kingdom Kidz Marching Band and more! Be sure to stick around immediately following the parade for a jam session in the Food Court! 
 

SKATING SANTA

Date: Saturdays, December 8 & 15, 2018 from 2-3pm
Where: MacArthur On Ice, Norfolk VA
What: Join Santa on the ice!  Skate with Jolly old St. Nick, grab a photo and share your holiday wishes.  Come dressed like Santa or in your best holiday outfit and receive free skate rentals.
Cost: Included with skating

Christmas Extravaganza

Dates: Saturday, December 8 - 6-9pm, Wednesday, December 12 - 6-8pm, Saturday, December 15 - 6-9pm, Tuesday, December 18 - 6-8pm, Friday, December 21 - 6-9pm.
Where: 8410 Old Ocean View Road, Norfolk VA
What: Free visits and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Cost: Free

SANTA'S JINGLE BELL LUNCH 

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 10am-12pm
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 670p Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk VA
What: Join us at the Garden for a delicious, environmentally-friendly lunch with Santa. Tickets include a catered lunch by All In One Catering, served on 100% biodegradable or compostable products, a holiday ornament craft, a visit with Santa, and a few additional surprises.
Cost: Price for NBG Members: $30/person (all children ages 2+ and adults must have tickets) Price for Not-yet Members: $40/person (Includes admission to the Garden and all children ages 2+ and adults must have tickets)
 

Night Before Christmas

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6pm and 8pm
Where: Hunter House Victorian Museum 240 W Freemason Street, Norfolk VA
What: Your child can experience the classic children's story in an interactive manner throughout the rooms of the museum. Santa will be our special guest at this evening event. Please limit adults to two chaperones per child, free of charge  THIS IS A RESERVATION ONLY EVENT.  All events require advance registration and payment with the exception of fairs and open houses. Reservations will be accepted by phone at 757-623-9814 or through private messaging. The 'going'/'not going' feature on Facebook does not correspond with our registration process. 
Cost: The event will be $15 per child. 
 

Breakfast with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10am
Where: Military Circle Mall, 880 N Military Hwy, Norfolk VA
What: What could be more magical than enjoying breakfast with the jolly man himself before the big day? Please join us for our annual Kid's Breakfast with Santa in the Food Court on Saturday, December 15 at 10am.
Cost: This event is FREE to attend however, please make sure to register via this link: http://bit.ly/MCsantabfast  
 

WINTER WONDERLAND AT SLOVER LIBRARY 

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10am-5pm
Where: Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk Virginia
What: Bring in the season at our annual Winter Wonderland Extravaganza. Join us for fun, games, crafts, music, performances and more to get you into the holiday spirit!
Cost: Free
 

Christmas at The Kroc!

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 11am-2pm
Where: Kroc Center Hampton Roads 1401 Ballentine Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23504
What: The community of Hampton Roads is invited to enjoy reindeer games, holiday crafts, festive food specials and more! Come dressed in your Christmas best for FREE selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus! For more information on Christmas at the Kroc, contact the Welcome Desk of The Kroc Center.
 

Lunch and Paint Santa Extravaganza

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 11am-3pm
Where: Mona Lisa Restaurant 2574 N Military Hwy, Ste C, Norfolk VA 
What: We will be painting rocks! Festivities will include lunch, painting and Meet and Greet with Ole Saint Clause! **each child will receive a toy 
Cost: $25.00 online (+ applicable fees) or on-site ***Seats are limited: Tickets on day of event will be first come first serve. **** RSVP are appreciated but tickets need to be purchased in advance for this event to ensure the proper amount of supplies

 

Mrs. CLAUS Is Coming To Town

Dates: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2pm
Where: Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch, 111 W. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, VA
What: Come meet and hear a story read by Mrs. Claus and participate in some fun activities! 
Cost: Free 

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!

Dates: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2-3:30pm
Where: Barron F. Black Branch 6700 E. Tanners Creek Dr. Norfolk, Virginia 23513
What: Visit with Santa Claus
Cost: Free
 

Stories with Santa: Family Fun with Santa Claus

Dates: Saturday & Sundays, December 15-16 and 21-22, 2018 from 1-3pm
Where: Push Comedy Theater 763 Granby St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
What: Santa Claus is coming to the Push Comedy Theater! Come visit with Santa and take part in interactive holiday stories. There will be stories, some improv and Santa.  Enjoy seasonal treats including cookies, hot cocoa, juice and coffee or tea for the adults.  Children will have a chance to chat with Santa and receive a goodie bag.  There is limited seating and reservations are recommended. Parents, make sure to bring your cameras! The show starts at 1pm. This show is fun for the whole family.
Cost: Tickets are $5
 

Breakfast with Santa 

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 9-11am
Where: Jollity & Co Party Boutique 2111 Granby St, Norfolk VA 23517
What: Join the elves at Jollity & Co for Breakfast with Santa. After a delicious catered breakfast buffet and hot chocolate bar children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa in our Christmas vignette, share their holiday wish lists, get their picture taken and do holiday crafts!! Parents will then receive electronic copies of the photos, with all photo rights and free downloads.
Cost: Adults ages 12 and over ~ $35.00 Children ages 11 and under ~ $28.00 **This is a family event and adult supervision is required. All guests attending will need to purchase a ticket. * 
 

Brunch with Mrs. Claus

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 11am-2pm
Where: Stripers Waterside 333 Waterside Drive Suite 105, Norfolk, Virginia 23510  
What: We've all met Santa, but have you met Mrs. Claus?? We all know shes REALLY the one who checks the list twice before letting Santa leave the North Pole! She'll be in Norfolk on Sunday, December 16th from 11am-2pm for brunch! Come down to Stripers Waterside located inside the newly renovated, Waterside District in Downtown Norfolk. Brunch buffet, picture with Mrs. Claus & a special toy!
Cost: $30 family package includes admission for 2 adults & 1 child. Each additional child is $5. 
 

Santa is Coming to Hank's!

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 1-3pm
Where: Hank's Filling Station 4301 Colley ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23508  
What: Bring your kids! Bring your dog! Bring your camera (or phone)!! Santa is coming to Hank's Filling Station, and will be available for pictures on our stage from 1-3pm on Sunday December 16th! Enjoy a cocktail while getting your family's Santa pics! 
 

TINSEL TRAM DELUXE AT DOMINION GARDEN OF LIGHTS AT NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN 

Dates: December 16-20, 2018 
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, VA 23518
Tinsel Tram Deluxe: Visit with Santa, make a keepsake holiday ornament, and ride our open-air tram through the Dominion Energy Garden of Lights. 
Cost: $20/person for NBG Members, $25/person for not-yet-members. Registration/ticket required.
 

Dinner With Santa

Date: Monday, December 17, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Fuddruckers 7750 Tidewater Drive, Suite 301, Norfolk, Virginia 23505
What: Come enjoy dinner with Santa and Mrs. Clause. Kids eat free with an adult entree purchase. All kids will get a small goodie bag. (While supplies last) Please RSVP (on link) so that we can get a good count. 

 

BEDTIME STORIES WITH MRS. CLAUS

Dates: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 6:30pm
Where: Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk Virginia
What: Wear your pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk while listening to Mrs. Claus read bedtime stories.
Cost: Free

SANTA IS HERE HOLIDAY EVENT

Dates: Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 1-2pm
Where: Horace C. Downing Branch 555 E. Liberty St. Norfolk, Virginia 23523
What: Santa is open for shop. Bring your list so he can check it once and maybe twice. There will be fondue treats for everyone. No appointment needed, cameras are welcome.
Cost: Free
 

 


PORTSMOUTH, VA

 

 

WINTER WONDERLAND - SANTA & THE COLEMAN COLLECTION

Dates: OPENING WEEKEND: NOVEMBER 23 – 25, 2018. November 23-25, 2018 Friday & Saturday: 9am – 8pm. Sunday: 11am – 5pm. EXHIBIT ON VIEW November 23 – December 31, 2018. Tuesday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm, Friday & Saturday: 9am. – 8pm, Sunday: 11am – 5pm.
Where: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, High Street, Portsmouth VA
What: Celebrate the season with Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection, a holiday classic for generations of Hampton Roads visitors and residents. Opening weekend brings crafts, activities, pony rides, face painting and much more. Families may visit Santa during select times at Winter Wonderland. Please check website for Santa's schedule. Included with admission.
Cost: Admission to the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center is $3 per person

CHRISTMAS IN CRADOCK 

Date: December 1, 2018 2-5pm
Where: Afton Square Park, 45 Afton Square Portsmouth, VA
What: Join the Cradock community, celebrating its centennial anniversary, in bringing in the holidays with joyful tidings. Bring the kiddies to see Santa Claus and for the lighting of the Christmas Tree. For more information, contact David Somers at 757-613-8254.  
 

MIDTOWN SANTA HOUSE

Dates: December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, & 22, 2018 from 1-7pm. 
Where: Kroger, 1301 Frederick Blvd, Portsmouth, VA
What: Visit and pictures with Santa. A gift for every child
Cost: Free to visit with Santa and take your own pictures. Optional $7 donation for photo.

Polar Express Santa Sessions

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 2-4pm
Where: The Railroad Museum of Virginia Wythe Street & Harbor Center Way, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
What: Come experience the magic of the Train Museum with a special visit from Santa. 15 minute session with Santa. Includes a bell for each child and a special ticket. 
Cost: Package 1: 3 Digital images $100.  Package 2: 6 Digital images $150.  Package 3: All images in gallery + custom ornament $225.  Package 4: All images in gallery + custom ornament + slideshow $275 

Cradock Lions Club - Breakfast with Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9-11am
Where: Cradock Baptist Church, 96 Afton Parkway, Portsmouth VA
What: Cradock Lions Club - Breakfast with Santa 
 

PHS PANCAKE BREAKFAST 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9am-12pm 
Where: Portsmouth United Church of Christ 5900 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth VA 
What: Please join us for a magical morning with Santa. Enjoy a pancake breakfast filled with fun and laughter all while helping the animals of the Portsmouth Humane Society. Santa will be there, don't forget your cameras! 
Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door
 

MILITARY ONLY: BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9-11am
Where: USCG Base Portsmouth MWR, Portsmouth, VA
What: December 8th from 9 AM - 11 AM and come out and enjoy Breakfast with Santa! Don't miss out on a great breakfast, games, crafts and of course a visit with SANTA! Tickets will go on sale Thursday November 1st here at the Base Portsmouth Gym MWR Event Registration Office.  
Cost: Ticket prices are $7 for Adults and $5 for Children. Tickets will only be sold in advance, so don't put it off and miss out on all the fun!

24th Annual 5K Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Walk

Date: December 9, 2018 from 7 - 11:30am
Where: Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704
What: Join the fun and get ready to do the Santa Shuffle in Portsmouth. The 24th Annual 5K Santa Shuffle & 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk will be held Sunday, Dec. 9. Registration for the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 7–8:15 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration for the 5-K run takes place from 7–8:45 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. Meet us at the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion for the fun run or the 5-K at the annual Santa Shuffle.
Cost: There is a fee to run/walk but spectators are free!

Special Day for Special Needs - Holiday Edition

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 9-11am
Where: Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High Street, Portsmouth VA

What: Join us for our holiday-themed day for children with special needs and their families to enjoy exploration with a reduced number of visitors. Santa returns spreading good cheer and lots of fun with activities and crafts too. We'll open our museum doors early for you, adapt some of the exhibits, and have quiet space available.  Admission is $5 per person with one caregiver admitted for free. Families are encouraged to stay as long as they wish.
Cost: Admission is $5 per person and one caregiver is admitted free. (Admission is good for the day; however, rates are only applicable between 9 – 11 am)

SOUL SANTA'S JINGLE BELL BRUNCH 

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10am & 11:45am
Where: Bide-a-Wee Golf Course 1 Bide A Wee Lane, Portsmouth, VA 23701  
What: Ho, Ho, Ho! The Jingle Bell Brunch is back for its second year, Saturday December 15th at Portsmouth's Bide-a-Wee golf course. Enjoy a delicious brunch spread, fun and games for the kids and, of course, photos* with Santa--all in support of some great Hampton Roads causes!  
Cost: Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for children 2-12. Seatings are at 10 AM & 11:45 AM. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance *Price of admission includes a free digital photo; additional photo packages available for purchase.
 
 

SMITHFIELD, VA

 
 

TOWN OF SMITHFIELD CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING 

Date: Friday, November 30, 3018 at 5:30pm 
Where: Smithfield Times Gazebo, 228 Main Street, Smithfield VA
What: This magical holiday evening begins with the Womens Club of Smithfield’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Smithfield Times Gazebo featuring music by local children’s choruses and the official tree lighting followed by light refreshments of cookies and hot chocolate. Immediately afterwards downtown merchants will illuminate their shops as a drum corps marches by. The shops will stay open until 8:00 p.m. so visitors can vote for their favorite light display and be sure to stop by the Isle of Wight Museum to meet Old St. Nick himself between 6-8pm.
Cost: Free 
 

An Evening with St. Nick

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018 from 6-8pm
Where: Isle of Wight County Museum, 103 Main Street, Smithfield, VA 23430
Visit the jolly ol’ elf and enjoy an evening of holiday refreshments, crafts, Christmas BINGO and a special reading of 
Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. Perfect for families. Make your visit with St. Nick a little more special. Bring a wrapped gift for St. Nick to give to your child. Pre-registration will give you the opportunity to provide some information about your child so St. Nick can talk with him or her! Call the head elf for your appointment: 757-357-0115. 
Cost: Free
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8-10am
Where: Smithfield Center, 220 North Church Street, Smithfield, VA
What: Enjoy a pancake breakfast with the North Pole Elves and a "meet and greet" with the big guy himself, Santa. 
Cost: $5 per person. Children ages 2 and under are free.

Breakfast with Santa!

Dates: Sundays December 9th & 16th from 9am-12pm
Where: Smithfield Station, 415 S Church Street, Smithfield VA
What: Join us for one of our favorite December traditions! Santa travels all the way from the North Pole, and joins us for breakfast! This is not your traditional "sit and pose" with Santa event. Guests at the restaurant will be able to enjoy a delicious and popular brunch, and interact with Santa as he walks around and spreads holiday cheer. This will be a fun morning kids (and grown ups) will remember.
Cost: Included with purchase of your breakfast 

 

 


SUFFOLK, VA

 

SUFFOLK GRAND ILLUMINATION 

Dates: Friday, November 16, 2018 beginning at 6pm
Where: Market Park at Seaboard Station Railroad Museum, 326 North Main Street, Suffolk, VA
WhatThe event rings in the holidays with the park opening at 6pm. Watch the 32' tree light up when the switch is flipped at 6:15 p.m., illuminating Suffolk for the holiday season. Be there when Santa arrives in style (around 6:30 p.m.), and enjoy seasonal music courtesy of local choirs.  Be sure to bring along your camera to capture your children's smiling faces as they whisper their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus. Stick around to purchase tasty treats, as your children decorate their letter to Santa, watch puppet shows, and visit the Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum. There will also be horse and carriage rides available for purchase!
Cost: Free

ReStored: A Downtown Pop-Up Shop Initiative

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 10am-4pm
Where: 100 Block of North Main Street Suffolk, VA 23434
What: {Re}Stored will be open to the public free of charge. Free parking will be available throughout the downtown area as well. As part of Suffolk’s “Love Local, Buy Suffolk” initiative, the {Re}Stored event encourages residents and visitors to support owner-operated businesses, as well as support the continued effort of revitalizing the Downtown Suffolk area. Guests to the event will also enjoy complimentary coffee and refreshments, live entertainment, visits from Santa, and much more!
Cost: Free and open to the public with ample parking nearby

CHRISTMAS IN DRIVER

Dates: Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 5-8:30pm
WhereKing's Highway, Driver Village, Suffolk
What: Come on out to Driver for a fun evening. Santa will arrive at 6:30 on a fire truck and will proceed into Harmony House where you can sit on his lap and take your own pictures. There will be free popcorn, chili and hot cocoa while supplies last. This is a free event but we will be collecting can goods for the local food pantry and also collecting toys for Toys for Tots.
Cost: Free.


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8:30-10:30am
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk 100 East Constance Road Suffolk, VA 
What: Join the fun on Saturday, December 1, 2018, for Breakfast with Santa! You'll get to partake in a delicious breakfast buffet that the whole family can enjoy, while kids can participate in coloring station fun and make an awesome holiday craft...AND get a photo opportunity with the Big Guy! Be sure to bring your camera!
Cost: $4 for kids (ages 2-12) and/or $6 for adults


LUNCH WITH SANTA 

Dates: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11am-1pm
Where: Northern Shores Recreation Center 6701 Respass Beach Road Suffolk, VA
What: Come out for "Lunch with Santa" at the Northern Shores Recreation Center. Children ages 12 and under can participate in this holiday-filled event with a donation of one new, unwrapped toy per child that will be donated to a local charity. Adults wishing to have lunch can do so for $5 per person. Not only can children share their lists with Santa, they can also play games for fun prizes and take a free professional photo with Santa.
Cost: Free with donation of unwrapped toy (children 12 & under). $5 Adults.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8-10:30am
Where: Whaleyville United Methodist Church 6312 Whaleyville Blvd, Suffolk, VA
What: Bring the kids on out to enjoy Breakfast with Santa.  Adults also welcome!  Profits will go to The American Cancer Society Relay For Life. 
Cost: Breakfast is $8, Children ages 3 and under are Free. Bring your cameras or cell phones so you can get your children's picture with Santa.
 
Dates: Saturday, December 8, 2018 beginning at 7pm
Where: Downtown Suffolk, VA
What: Join in the lights and sounds of the Suffolk Holiday Parade. The parade starts at 7pm. 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. This year’s Grandstand will be in front of the Suntrust Building in the 100 block of North Main Street. Be there to catch the performances of the local bands and performance groups. 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.
Cost: Free
 

Meet Santa at the Train Station!

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 1-5pm. 
Where: Seaboard Station Railroad Museum, 326 North Main Street, Suffolk, VA
When: Bring the kiddos to meet jolly ol' St. Nick! Bring your cameras for photos with Santa. Holiday décor makes this the ideal place to snap a photo with Santa.
Cost: Free and open to the public.  

HOLIDAY JINGLE MINGLE

Dates: December 11, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Whaleyville Community Center, 132 Robertson Street, Suffolk, VA
What: Join us for crafts, bounce houses, and a hot cocoa station to warm your spirits. The event is FREE and open to the community. Bring the family out to enjoy a night of fun as we celebrate the holidays. ALSO, enjoy a free photo with Santa!
Cost: participation in this event is FREE
 

Pictures with Santa

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Chick-fil-A Harbour View 6212 College Dr, Suffolk, Virginia 23435
What: Join us at Chick-fil-A Harbour View for a memorable night of Pictures with Santa and Buy One Give One Cookies! After all, it is the season of giving! 
 

Kay's Winter Wonderland

Dates: December 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd 2018 from 10am-4pm
Where: Kay's Acres, 800 Lummis Rd, Suffolk VA
What: Welcome to Kay's 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland! This year will be better than ever with our new petting zoo and ever-growing horse family! Take a walk through Kay's Winter Wonderland! Enjoy strolling through our festive lights, enjoy a hot cider or cocoa around our warming bonfire, or find that perfect holiday gift! The little ones will love our reindeer games, arts and crafts, pony rides, as well as getting their picture taken with Santa-Pony!!!! And everyone will enjoy the delicious treats being sold at the bake sale! Sure to be fun for the whole family! *Petting Zoo * Ride on Santa's wheeled sled pulled by his mini-pony-reindeer. Yup! It's a thing! *Pictures with Santa and Santa-Pony, reindeer, and elves! (prices coming soon) *Pictures with Miss. Little the Gentle Giant *Special appearances by our beautiful unicorn. *Hot cider and coca (donation) *Bake sale (donation) *Relaxing bonfire (included in admission) *Arts and Crafts *Music *Vendors *Festive lights and atmosphere
Cost: Admission- $10 per family *Pony rides on our decorated ponies $10 per ride. Pictures with Santa, Santa-Pony, Reindeer & Elves: Prices TBA
 

MEET SANTA AT THE SUFFOLK VISITOR CENTER 

Dates: December 15, 2018, 1-5pm 
Where: Suffolk Visitor Center, 524 North Main Street, Suffolk VA
What: Bring the kiddos to meet jolly ol' St. Nick! Bring your cameras for photos with Santa. Holiday décor makes this the ideal place to snap a photo with Santa.
Cost: Free

BRING THE PETS TO MEET SANTA AT THE SUFFOLK VISITOR CENTER 

Dates: December 16, 2018, 1-5pm 
Where: Suffolk Visitor Center, 524 North Main Street, Suffolk VA
What: Bring your pet to meet jolly ol' St. Nick! We welcome all friendly, well-behaved critters. Dogs must be leashed. Pet owners are encouraged to bring a donation for the homeless pets at the Suffolk Animal Shelter. The following items are encouraged kitty litter, cat food/kitten chow, dog food/puppy chow, leashes and collars, grooming supplies, toys, crates, towels, blankets, bleach, hand sanitizer & wipes, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, trash bags and carriers.
Cost: Free
 

Storytime with Santa

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 2-4pm
Where: The SPARC Shoppe 126 N Main Street, Suffolk, Virginia 23434
What: Santa will join us at The SPARC Shoppe for this free family event! Children of all ages will be captivated as Santa reads the Holiday Classic 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and poses for pics. Holiday refreshments will be served and children will have the opportunity for a special visit with Santa. We Ho Ho Hope To see you there! 


Take a Picture with Santa
 

Date: Monday, December 17, 2018 from 10am-1pm
Where: Plaza Azteca Suffolk 1467 N Main St, Suffolk, Virginia 23434 What: Join us and enjoy with your kids and Santa!
Cost: Free kids meal buying an adult meal! *Dine in only 
 

 

 



VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

 

 

GRAND ILLUMINATION AT LYNNHAVEN MALL 

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6-8pm (Free lightup item will be distributed starting at5:30pm)
Where: Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach VA
What: Bring the whole family to Lynnhaven Mall for one of Hampton Roads beloved annual holiday traditions - the Grand Illumination. Kids and adults alike will be filled with the holiday spirit featuring live entertainment from acrobatics and stilt walkers. Children 12 & under will receive a FREE exclusive mystery light up holiday item (while supplies last) that will create enough holiday magic to welcome Santa's during his grand entrance! Santa will be available for photos and meet &greet's after from 8-9pm. Get there early for the best view.  
Cost: Free

 

SANTA AT LYNNHAVEN MALL

Dates: November 9 thru December 24, 2018. Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM Special Hours: Monday – Saturday (12/15-12/22): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM Sunday (12/23): 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Christmas Eve (12/24): 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Where: Lynnhaven Mall, 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
What: Bring your little ones to share their holiday wish list, and get your annual Santa photos. Grandparents Photo Night on November 29. Pet Photos will be taken Mondays (November 12-December 17) from 5-8pm. Holiday PJ Night Photos will be on November 30 and December 6. Ugly Sweater Night with Santa will be November 16 and December 13.
Cost: Free to visit with Santa, Photo Packages available for purchase.

SANTA AT PEMBROKE MALL

Dates: November 18-December 24, 2018. Nov 18 from 12-6pm. Nov 19-21 from 11am-8pm. Nov 23-20 from 11am-8pm. Dec 1 from 9am-9pm. Dec 2 from 11am-7pm. Dec 3-6 from 11am-8pm. Dec 7-8 from 9am-9pm. Dec 9 from 11am-7pm. Dec 10-15 from 9am-9pm.Dec 16 from 10am-8pm. Dec 18-23 from 9am-9pm. Dec 24 from 9am-5pm. Break times vary by day. Pet photos on December 9 from 6-8pm and December 10 from 7-9pm.
Where: Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 201 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
What: Visit and photos with Santa
Special Event: Santa is coming to Pembroke Mall!! Bring the family as we welcome our Singing Santa Claus featuring Rudolph and Frosty on Saturday, November 10th, beginning at 11am, located in the Target Wing. Sing along to your favorite Christmas songs and visit Santa after his performance.

Cost: Free to visit, photos for purchase

"SEA"SONS' GREETING: PHOTO WITH SANTA AT THE BEACH

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 1-3:30pm
Where: Chic's Beach, Beaufort Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Children, families, and pets are all welcome to meet Santa and have their pictures taken on the beach!
Cost: $25 per photo session. Time slots are in 3 minute increments starting at 1pm. Raising funds for CHKD. This Event is SOLD OUT

SANTA'S STOCKING OLD FASHIONED CRAFT BAZAAR

Dates: November 17, 2018 from 9am-5pm and November 18, from 10am-4pm
Where: Kempsville Recreation Center 800 Monmouth Lane, Virginia Beach VA
What: Crafters will be selling unique handmade items, everything from stocking stuffers to fine works of art, all at budget-friendly prices. Photos and Visits with Santa Saturdays: 11 am - 2 pm | Sundays: 1 pm - 4 pm. Visits are free; photo packages available for purchase.)
Cost: The bazaar offers free admission and free on-site parking to shoppers. Santa visits are free; photo packages available for purchase.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10am-1pm
Where: The Westin, Virginia Beach Town Center
What: The King’s Daughters invites you to Breakfast with Santa with Busch Gardens Christmas Town. Enjoy live holiday performances, children’s activities, interactive train display, silent auction of trees, gingerbread creations, and gifts or the opportunity to create a handmade gift to send to a patient at CHKD. Tickets to event also include a buffet breakfast, and a digital photo with Santa for each child! Questions, email info@kingsdaughters.org or call 757.668.7098
Cost: $25 per child, $30 per adult
 

FOOD & TOY DRIVE OPEN HOUSE

Dates: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10am-2pm. 
Where: 2089 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-3841
What: Join us at the Mounted Police barn for our annual food and toy drive! Bring a nonperishable food donation (for people) and/or a new toy in packaging to the barn and join the festivities. The barn and the horses will be all dressed up and decorated for the event.   All ages are welcome. You will be able to take photos with the horses and purchase our snazzy merchandise. Raffle tickets sold all day. You don't have to stay to win. This is a great chance to meet the officers, equine and human, find out what we're about and ask all your questions about volunteering, donating and supporting our Mounted Police unit.  Santa has been invited, so we're hoping for a visit!
Cost: Bring a non-perishable food donation (for people) and/or a new toy in packaging to the barn and join the festivities. Kelly Ann of Beachy LLC will be there from 10-Noon offering beautiful professional photos for donations. $5 for an individual, $10 for a group photo. Get your family photo checked off your to-do list!
 

East Coast Fall Festival

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 11am-5pm
Where: East Coast Equestrian Training Center 2508 W Landing Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
What: A day of family fun with live presentations from all aspects of the equestrian world: Western, Dressage, English and the Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol. Lots of activities such as Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Corn Hole, Games and Races! Live music and dancing throughout the day. Santa will be stopping by between 1 and 3 pm! Vendors will be selling their products and gift items to help with your stocking stuffers. The ECIEA will have collection boxes for their food and toy drives and will be accepting non-perishable food contributions for the Southeast VA Food Bank and new unwrapped toys for the "Toys for Tots".
Cost: $12-25
 

Pictures with Santa at Ballyhoos

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 1-4pm
Where: Ballyhoos 2865 Lynnhaven Drive, Suite D3, Virginia Beach VA  
What: Come take pictures with Santa Claus. Bring the family, friends and your pets. Cashola, College Football, Gifts & Decor. Proceeds benefit Roc Solid Foundation, a not-for-profit organization helping children and families facing pediatric cancer. Hosted by Dolphin Circle, Virginia Beach City Union-International Circle of The Kings Daughters and Sons. 
Cost: Fee is only $20.
 

SPARKLE NIGHT

Dates: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 4-7pm (Rain Date: November 18, 2018)
Where: Landstown Commons, 3334 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 
What: Join us for the Celebration! Meet us at the Fountain! VISIT with SANTA! • Music • Giveaways • Caroling. 
Cost: Free

Virginia Beach Sensitive Santa

Date: Sundays, November 18, and December 2, 2018 from 8:30-10:30am 
Where: Lynnhaven Mall (Virginia Beach, VA) 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452 
What: RSVP ON MEETUP!  We are happy to announce a visit from a Sensitive Santa! We have partnered with World Wide Photography, a photography company, and Lynnhaven Mall to provide families with a private experience with the Sensitive Santa at Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach before it opens to the public starting at 8:30 am. Please RSVP and you will be assigned a time slot. We only need 1 RSVP Per Family on Meetup.   
Cost: No purchase is required for the child to visit with Santa. However, this is NOT a free photo event, and photo packages are available for purchase.  You are not permitted to take your own photos. 
 

Santa at the Hilton

Dates: Saturdays, November 24- December 22, 2018 from 11am-1pm
Where: The Hilton Virginia Beach 3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: Join Santa every Saturday starting Saturday November 24th from 11am-1pm and finishing on Saturday December 22nd as Santa has work to do! Come take your picture with Santa for FREE! Then grab lunch at Catch 31 Fish House & Bar where every Saturday Santa is here, from 11am-2pm kids 12 and under can eat for FREE! (With the purchase on an adult entrée). Mark your calendars now and plan for a trip to the beach to see Santa! 
Cost: Visit and photo with Santa is Free
 

PLANES, TRAINS & SANTA

Where: Military Aviation Museum 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457 
When: November 23 - 25, 2018 
Activity: It will be an exciting and fun weekend of Santa, planes, and model trains! The KRT layout is designed specifically using Lionel Collectors Club of America standards to allow kids of all ages to interact with the trains in a way unparalleled in Hampton Roads. Try your hand at driving one of the LionChief engines, compliments of our sponsor, Lionel Trains or push the buttons to activate many of the scenes around the layout. Fun for all ages!! Don't miss your opportunity to take pictures with Santa among vintage planes and marvel at the hangar overrun with trains and fire trucks. Santa arrives at the museum each day at 10 AM. Santa will also be collecting donations for Toys for Tots!
Cost: Members are FREE. Kids ages 17 and under FREE. Adults $15 (+fee), Seniors $13 (+fee), Military, including adult dependents $12 (+fee)

 

ANNUAL VIRGINIA BEACH CHRISTMAS MARKET

Dates: November 23-25, 2018. Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
What: Pictures with Santa daily from 11am-3pm
Cost: $8 Adults; $2 Children 6-12; Under 6 Free - One admission covers all three days. One discount per person. Receive $1 off admission by bringing a canned food donation for the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. Admission is free with a blood donation to the Red Cross.
 

VISIT WITH SANTA AT HILLTOP

Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 23 & 24 Saturday, December 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2018 from 12 to 4pm.
Where: The Shops at Hilltop, Laskin and First Colonial Roads, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: Look for Santa as he strolls our centers! Kids receive a Free activity pad! (while supplies last.)

THE CORAL CARAVAN VINTAGE, FARM & FLEA HOLIDAY MARKET

Dates: Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 9am-3pm
Where: Cromwells Produce, 3116 New Bridge Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
What: Our traveling market will be popping up at Cromwell’s Produce on November 24th, Small Business Saturday! Come out and visit Santa, choose a fresh cut tree, have your holiday card photos made, and shop with all of our amazing vendors.
Cost: Free

SCUBA SANTA

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays November 24, 25, December 1, 2,8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2018 from 10:30-11am
Where: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 717 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451
What: See Santa as he dives in the Red Sea Tunnel! Watch as he spends some time beneath the surface with our spotted eagle rays and zebra shark!
Cost: Included with Aquarium admission
 

Saturdays with Santa at Child-fil-A 

Dates: November 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 24, 2018 from 12-4pm 
Where: Chick-fil-A Virginia Beach Blvd 4752 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 
What: The holidays are here and Santa and his team are flying in to help us celebrate all season long. He'll be here every Saturday to visit, take photos, and spread Christmas joy! Kids are invited to drop their letters to jolly old Saint Nick in our special delivery mailbox and enjoy special surprise treat! (Exclusively at the Virginia Beach Bvd Chick-fil-A location) 
 

VBLA's Santa on the Beach

Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 11am-3pm
Where: 2nd Street and the Oceanfront Virginia Beach
What: Join VBLA & Santa at 2nd Street and the Oceanfront for your photo opportunity with Santa. Friends, family & pets are all welcome to join in on the fun. Donations are accepted to benefit VBLA, LivOn Foundation & Hope for Life Rescue, Inc. Minimum suggested donation is $20. For a $100 donation, you can move to the front of the line! 

FOUNDERS INN ANNUAL ILLUMINATION

Dates: Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 2-6:30pm
Where: The Founders Inn and Spa, 5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
What: Start the Holiday Season Off Right by Attending Founders Annual Illumination Event! Activities to include: Puppet Caravan, Cultural Dancers, Christmas Choirs in the Atrium, Pictures with Santa, Strolling Entertainment, Face-Painting and Balloon Artistry, Horse-drawn Carriage (weather permitting).  At 6pm, don't miss a reading of "The Christmas Story" followed by the "Illumination" of the English Gardens. This event is one you won't want to miss and is fun for the whole family! Free and Open to the public.
Cost: Free and open to the public
 

Pet Photos with Santa

Dates: November 25 & 26 and December 9 & 10 2018. 11/25 from 4-6pm. 11/26 & 12/9 from 6-8pm. 12/10 from 7-9pm 
Where: Pembroke Mall, Virginia Beach VA
What: Everyone loves Santa, even your furry four-legged friends! We would like to invite you to bring your dogs and/or cats to Pembroke Mall for our Pet Photo Nights with Santa!  Please enter through our Mall Entrance between Off Broadway Shoes and Target. Santa Set is located across from the Kids Play Area.
Cost: Photos available for purchase
 

Military - Holiday Tree Lighting & Concert

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018 from 5:30-8pm
Where: JEB Little Creek - Gator Theater 3504 Gator Blvd. Bldg. 3104 Virginia Beach, VA 23459
What: Come out to the Holiday Tree Lighting & Concert on Friday, November 30 at Gator Theater! This free event will feature Children's Indoor Holiday Activities at 5:30 p.m., Outdoor Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival at 6:45 p.m., the U.S. Fleet Forces Band Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. For more information, call 757-462-7952. 
 

Military - Oceana - Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Festival

Date: Friday, November 30,2018 from 5:30-8pm
Where: NAS Oceana - All Sports Zone Laser Ave.
What: Ring in the holiday season with this free family-friendly event at the NASO Youth Sports Complex (Bldg. 531) and Aerotheater. The 2018 Holiday Tree Lighting event occurs Friday, November 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The festivities kick off with a Child & Youth performance at 5:30 p.m. at the Aerotheater, followed by the tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. and a free special holiday movie. There will also be a variety of children activities to include inflatables, crafts, hayrides, face painting, balloon animals, pictures with Santa, Christmas music and dancing. Concessions available for purchase. For more information call 757- 433-3976.
 
 

 

Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8-10am
Where: Chick-fil-A Marketplace at Hilltop 749 First Colonial Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: Join us for a memorable morning filled with fun holiday activities, delicious Chick-fil-A food, and even a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Please RSVP on the event page! 

2018 Farmhouse Grand Illumination!

Date: December 1, 2018 from 11am-10pm. Illumination takes place at 6pm.
Where: Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co 1805 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
What: On this magical day, the Farmhouse will transition from pumpkin patch to winter wonderland, as we light our 16 foot Christmas tree and Farmhouse decor! Make your way through the property to see our extensive holiday decorations placed around every corner. Each room in the house will be decorated with their own unique holiday theme. We will illuminate all decorations at promptly 6PM. This is a FREE event. In addition to the property decor, you can also enjoy the following: - On-site Christmas tree lot - Live music with The Swinging Santa Band (6-8PM) - La Cucina & Cast Iron Catering food trucks - Hot chocolate & hot cider - A special bottle beer release! - Pictures with Santa (This is by appointment only with limited spots – everyone will be notified within this page and on our profile when signups are available, which will also provide pricing information.) - Christmas Tree Lot pictures (This is by appointment only with limited spots – everyone will be notified within this page and on our profile when signups are available, which will also provide pricing information.) - AND MORE 
Cost: Free Event
 

LANDSTOWN COMMONS BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: Saturday & Sundays: December 1 & 2, 22 & 23, 2018 from 8-11am 
Where: IHOP at Landstown Commons Shopping Center 3334 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA
What: Enjoy a fun, casual breakfast with Santa at IHOP at Landstown Commons Shopping Center! 
Cost: Registration is free, you just pay for the cost of your breakfast at IHOP. Registration is necessary due to limited seating. Event is subject to change without notice.
 

Military - Breakfast with Santa - Little Creek

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8:30-10:30am  
Where: Navy Exchange (Little Creek) 1170 Amphibious Dr Bldg 3443, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23459 
What: Oh what fun! You're invited to Breakfast with Santa in the NEX Little Creek Food Court on Saturday, December 1 from 8:30am-10:30am. Ticket of $7 includes breakfast provided by Wendy's, a meet & greet with Santa, a mini firetruck/train ride from Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial, children's activities, story time & a FREE book courtesy of the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. Bring your own cameras. Purchase your tickets at NEX’s Personalized Services Department. Limited seating available. 
Cost: Tickets are $7 each 
 

Santa Photos at Care-A-Lot

Dates: December 1-2, 8-9, & 15-16, 2018. Saturdays 11am-4pm Sundays 12-5pm
Where: Care A Lot Pet Supply Indian River 5457 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
What: Bring your pets and kids to have their photo taken with Santa! 
Cost: The price is only $10 and the entire amount goes to help dogs through Rainbow Animal Rescue
 

ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9am-5pm
Where: Ocean Lakes Elementary School, 1616 Upton Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5730
WhatOLES is hosting their annual holiday craft fair. We have activities for the children and a visit from Santa!!
Cost: Free
 

MILITARY: Santa's Schedule at NEX Little Creek

What: Visit with Santa at the NEX! For military patrons only, must have valid military ID
Dates:
  • Saturdays  10am-6pm (*Except 12/1 for Breakfast with Santa & Story Time with Santa)
  • Sundays 12pm-4pm
  • Tuesdays 11am-3pm
  • Fridays 12pm-6pm
  • Monday, December 24th 11am-3pm
 

MILITARY: Santa's Schedule at NEX Oceana:

What: Visit with Santa at the NEX! For military patrons only, must have valid military ID
Dates:
  • Saturday 12/1 from 11am-3pm
  • Saturday 12/8 Breakfast with Santa
  • Saturday 12/15 from 11am-3pm
  • Saturday 12/22 from 11am-3pm

Painting with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Color Me Mine 737 First Colonial Road Suite 214 Virginia Beach VA
What: Join us for this spectacular event! Spend special time with Santa and enjoy seeing your kids' eyes light up and big smiles across their faces. Bring your camera! Paint a dinner plate and add your child's hand print along with Santa's hand, too. Kids also paint a Christmas ornament. Choose from a wide variety of beautiful ornaments. Light refreshments will be served. 
Cost: $38 + tax per child. 
 

Santa's Visit

Date: Saturday, December 1,2018 from 1-3pm
Where: My Vegan Sweet Tooth, 3916 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach VA 23452
What: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making a small detour in their busy schedule to come to the bakery and enjoy some tasty vegan treats and help us raise money for the SPCA! Photos with Santa will be available free with any SPCA donations (needed items can be found on their website) monetary donations are also accepted. Please bring a phone or camera, as an on site photographer will not be provided. Santa will be taking photos withkids, and pets!!! So bring your fur babies too. See you there! 
 

12TH ANNUAL PUNGO VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 4-6pm (Rain date December 2, 2018 4-6pm)
Where: Corner of Indian River Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA
What: Music, Singing, Hot Chocolate & Goodies Special Appearance by Santa! Bring your blankets and chairs.
Cost: Free
 
Dates: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5:30pm
Where: Atlantic Avenue (traveling North) from 15th to 25th Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA
What: Join us for the Cox Communications Holiday Parade at the Beach, where almost 90 parade units make their way down Atlantic Avenue in a joyous celebration of the holiday season. At this year’s Holiday Parade, Cox Communications is celebrating the importance of the human connection. Giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more join forces to present a dazzling and entertaining night of fun for all ages! And, best of all, Santa himself makes a grand appearance to greet all his loyal fans as the evening winds down and thousands of families take the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront!
Cost: Free!
 
 

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONCERT

Dates: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7pm & Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 4pm. Saturday, December 1st Santa arrives at 6:00 PM Show starts at 7:00 PM Sunday, December 2nd Santa arrives at 3:00 PM Show starts at 4:00 PM 
Where:
 Virginia Beach Convention Center 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Share the holiday spirit for Hampton Roads military families this season. Head over to the Virginia Beach Convention Center for a lively and festive USO-style show featuring the Guava Jam Band. The event AND parking are 100% FREE, and all proceeds benefit Hampton Roads military families in need during the holidays. 
Cost: FREE. All proceeds benefit Hampton Roads military families in need during the holidays. 

 

Taylor's Do-It Center Presents North Pole Express

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 11am-2pm
Where: Taylor's Do-It-Centers 1609 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: Join us at our Hilltop location, Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Get your picture taken with Santa and ride his train, watch cooking demos by Big Green Egg, get presents wrapped at ContraVan, warm up with hot coffee and enjoy yummy food by The Coop food truck and Doughminion Donuts, and smell the aroma of fresh cut Christmas Trees! Have leftover canned goods from Thanksgiving? Bring them with you! During the event, we will collect canned food items and monetary donations for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.

 

Dates: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 11am-3pm
Where: MSP Design Group 641 Phoenix Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452 (note the location change!)
What: Come out to the parking lot of the MSP Design Group and have lunch and get your picture taken with Santa. (All Children and Pets Welcome)  We will have BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs chili and more. Don’t forget to save room for dessert; homemade goodies will be on hand too!  We will also have adoptable dogs on site just in time for the Holidays!  All proceeds will go to Bay Beagle Rescue Fund, to help provide medical care and save more dogs!
Cost: Food fees. All proceeds go to the Bay Beagle Rescue Medical Fund!


Sundays with Santa at Virginia Aquarium

Dates: Sundays, December 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2018 from 12-3pm
Where: Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach VA
What: Join Santa and his elves for fun festivities and activities! 
Cost: Included in admission
 

Rock-A-Bye-Baby OBX Annual Santa Photos 2018

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 1-3pm
Where: Rock-A-Bye Baby OBX Laskin Rd 1201 Laskin Rd Ste 200, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: It's that time of year again + we are soooo excited! Our annual Santa photos are becoming a staple in our customer's Holiday traditions + we couldn't love that more!   Please join us for photos with Santa as our gift to you! We enjoy this day so much + hope you all do as well! We have moved the event to Sundays when Bella Monte is closed to allow more parking due to how popular this was last year! Details: Photos will be from 1pm to 3pm with the sign up sheet going out 30 minutes prior as in previous years. If you've been with us for this then you know it flows pretty well once it gets rolling. Photos will be available online via an emailed link once edited + free to download, print, share....whatever your hearts desire - They are yours to cherish for years to come! 
 

SEASON OF LIGHT PLANETARIUM SHOWS

Date: December 4, 11 & 18, 2018 at 7pm
Where: Plaza Middle School Planetarium, 3080 S. Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
WhatThis presentation traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the lighting of luminarias in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah. The show also recounts the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. It also takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions: from gift-giving and kissing under the mistletoe, to songs about lords a-leaping and ladies dancing, and the custom of decking the halls with greenery and candles. St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, and Santa Claus all drop by as well.
Cost: All shows only $3 per person. Reservations strongly suggested.
 

CBN CHRISTMAS VILLAGE 

Dates: December 6-9 and 13-15, 2018. Thursdays and Fridays 6-9pm. Saturdays 12-9pm 
Where: 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23463
What: Christmas Marketplace, Rides and Attractions, Special Christmas Performances, Area's Largest, Most Spectacular Christmas Tree, Live Nativity, Santa's Cottage, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Antique Cars & More.
Cost: Free admission  

Dinner with Santa

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 5-8pm
Where: Chick-fil-A General Booth Blvd. 1524 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
What: On Thursday, December 6th we will be welcoming a very special guest from the North Pole!! Santa will be joining us for dinner from 5:00-8:00pm. No reservations needed. Don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa!! We will also have some blank ones available if needed! 
 

Irish Christmas Market & Ceili

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 7-9pm
Where: Church of The Ascension 4853 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
What: CHRISTMAS MARKET with several local vendors (free & open to the public)!  SANTA & MRS. CLAUS will be there! GIFT WRAPPING available! Music & Dancing! HOT COCOA & MULLED CIDER for a small donation. ALL ARE WELCOME! 
 

Military - Pets With Santa Little Creek

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4-6pm
Where: Navy Exchange (Little Creek) 1170 Amphibious Dr. Bldg 3443, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23459 
What: Bring your friendly pet to NEX Little Creek on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4pm-6pm and get a selfie with Santa! All pets welcome, so bring your bird, hamster, guinea pig, pot belly pig, iguana, dog, cat, rabbit & more. Don't forget your camera or phone. Tag us in your photos & use #NEXSantaPaws. All pets will leave with a goodie bag. Also, we'll have a Most Festive Pet Contest at5pm. Winning pet will receive a prize. 
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: December 8, 9, 15, 16, & 22, 2018 from 8-10am.  
Where: Founders Inn, 5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, VA
What: What a better way to celebrate the season than to share a meal with the jolly elf in the red suit. Balloon artist and face painting are also included. Reservations Required 757-366-5777. 
Cost: $29.95 per person
 

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WITH SANTA! 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8am-3pm
Where: Creeds Cafe 605 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach Virginia 23457 
What: Come have Breakfast or lunch at Creeds Cafe with Santa and get your picture taken by Southern Photography! 
Cost: 10$ per image! Kids meals are 1/2 off!!
 

CHICK-FIL-A'S BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:30-10am
Where: Chick-fil-A Lynnhaven Mall Food Court 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 
What: Chick-fil-A's 18th Annual Breakfast with Santa and the Chick-fil-A Santa Cow. Lynnhaven Mall Food Court. Astro DJ's will be providing entertainment, dancing, crafts, face painting, games, photo opportunities, breakfast, goodie bagsand more memory filled fun. Reservations are required.
 

MILITARY - Breakfast with Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9-10:30am
Where: Navy Exchange (Oceana) 1449 Tomcat Blvd. Building No. 292, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Oh what fun! You're invited to Breakfast with Santa in the NEX Oceana Food Court on Saturday, December 8 from 9:00am-10:30am.
Cost: Ticket of $7 includes breakfast provided by Chick-Fil-A, a meet & greet with Santa, a mini firetruck/train ride from Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial, children's activities & a FREE book courtesy of the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. Bring your own cameras. Purchase your tickets at NEX’s Personalized Services Department. Limited seating available.

The Complete Santa Experience

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9am-12pm
Where: Kaydee Kelly Photography 1561 Bradford Rd, Suite 104, Virginia Beach VA
What: Photos with Santa. Reservations required. Session is only booked with session fee paid and contract signed. Each session can include up to 3 children (additional time slots can be booked at half price if you have more than 3 children!)
Cost: $80-$165 depending on photo package selected

Coffee with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10am-2pm
Where: American Brew - 3584 E Stratford Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23455
What: Come one, come all and visit the jolliest gentleman of them all! Visit the American Brew on Saturday December 8th between 10am-2pm for a FREE photo with Santa! You will be provided a link to go online and access your photo after the event. Coffee, hot chocolate bar, kids crafts & giveaways are just a few of the surprises we have in store for you! There will be parking next door at the Marina and across the street at J&A Racing. Please get your tickets for which time you will be attending and one for each person that will be with you. Presented by Val Lee, Realtor with Benham Signature Properties, Donnie Hoock - NMLS 1319720 - Movement Mortgage, Renee Jean Photography - Wedding & Elopement Photographer & American Brew    

Santa's Workshop

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10am-4pm (Santa will visit from 1-3pm)
Where: VB Farmers Market 3640 Dam Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
What: Craft Show: Live Music, Food Trucks, Children's Activities, VB Ice Skating on site, Fun for everyone! Santa will visit with children in our Rural Heritage Center from 1-3 on December 8 and there will be reindeer food and crafts.
Cost: Free and open to the public, free to visit and take your own pictures with Santa

Cookies with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11am-1pm
Where: Pembroke Mall, Virginia Beach VA
What: Join us for our extra-special event, Cookies and Crafts with Santa! Kids will create holiday crafts while enjoying cookies, provided by Pembroke Mall. Santa will stop by and visit the kids during craft time. Located in the Target Wing. For kids 12 and under. Adult Supervision required for all ages. While supplies last.
Cost: Free
 

Military Families - We Believe: Holiday Kids and Family Event

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11am-2pm
Where: Select NEX Locations including Little Creek, Oceana, and Norfolk
What: Join us Saturday, December 8th, 11am - 2pm, for a fun day of activities and help Dash The Elf write holiday letters to deployed sailors! Write a letter, give it to Santa to put in his sea bag and you will receive a $10 OFF COUPON* from Dash! Plus, visit and get your photo taken with Santa, listen to story time and more!

WEST INDIES UNITED (WIU): CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Dates: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 2-5pm
Where: 357 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
What: Join West Indies United, Inc and Santa for an Afternoon of fun, foodand laughter. Children will receive goody bags. Bring your camera. AN AFTERNOON WITH SANTA 2018!! Food, Drinks, games, prizes and much more!
Cost: Free. Register by emailing wiu@westindiesunitedva.org or texting 757-496-6006 to get your spot on Santa's List.
 

Military - Little Creek - Holiday Extravaganza Whobilation Celebration

Date: Saturday, December 8,2018 from 2-5pm
Where: JEB Little Creek - Gator Theater 3504 Gator Blvd. Bldg. 3104 Virginia Beach, VA
What: The sights and sounds of the holidays will be celebrated inside the Gator Theater on this special evening for the 2018 Holiday Extravaganza Whobilation Celebration. We forecast a 100% chance of fun for the entire family on Saturday, December 8. The festivities take place from 2 to 5 p.m. and include a candy cane hunt, performances and meet and greet with Cindy Lou, the Grinchand Santa.
Open to active duty, retirees, Reservists, DoD civilians and their eligible family members. For more information, call 757-462-7691. 

Members Only - Donuts with Santa at Virginia Aquarium

Dates: December 9 & 16, 2018 at 8:30am
Where: Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach VA
What: Ho ho ho! Join Santa for donuts at this Aquarium member exclusive event! This incredibly popular, family-friendly holiday event returns with two different dates. Enjoy holiday-themed donuts provided by Bliss Bakery, snap a photo, and visit with our jolly special guest before he heads back to the North Pole! This event will also include holiday-themed activity stations and story time.
Cost: $12 for children, $8 for adults. Members only. Registration is required for this event. To register and purchase your tickets, please call (757) 385-3474, option 3.  

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON TOY DRIVE

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 11am-4pm
Where: Sound Wave Customs 2700 Avenger Drive, Suite 111, Virginia Beach, VA 
What: Our 7th annual toy drive returns to Sound Wave Customs with a static car show hosted by Santa Claus! 50-50 Raffle. All cash will be turned into toys and donated for children in need.   SHOW ENTRY:Pre register for show or Bass Off $15  Day of admission show or Bass Off $15 with toy  $20 without toy  We will have food and drinks included with registration, or purchase a wristband @ $3.00 for spectators. Reindeer games for GIFT CARDS, PRIZES, and MORE. Costume contests for holiday themes (People and Cars)!  
 

COOKIES AND COCOA WITH SANTA 

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 1-4pm
Where: 
Twisted Sisters Cupcakes & Sugar Shack Cafe 2724 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Bring your kids to the bakery located at 2724 Virginia Beach Blvd on Sunday December 9th from 1pm-4pm for an afternoon of family fun! This is a free event! Come have some fun and see what our bakery has to offer! Come decorate a cookie while drinking hot cocoa. Get a holiday face painting Have your child write a letter to Santa and be entered to win a free a birthday cake up to a $75.00 value (child must be present to write the letter and be entered into the contest) You can even see Santa himself bring your camera and get free photos no need to fight the long lines and the malls
Cost: This is a free event! Come have some fun and see what our bakery has to offer!
 

Photos with Santa at Blue Pete's

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2-4pm
Where: Blue Pete's Restaurant 1400 N Muddy Creek Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
What: Join us at Blue Pete’s on December 9th as we host our good friend, Santa Claus! That’s right, we know him. Professional photos by Skylar Wyatt - a great photo opportunity with rustic decor in front of a fireplace!
Cost: $10 per child. 3 or more children pay $25 total! This event will be first come first serve, so stop by early - it’s a busy time of year and Santa can’t stay long. 
 

TEA WITH SANTA AND MRS CLAUS 

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 5-7pm
Where: The English Rose Tea Room, 3101 Virginia Beach Blvd Suite 111, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Tea with Santa and Mrs. Claus, we will be serving food and tea, make sure to take lots of pictures. We will be decorated for Christmas, family fun! The children's meal will be kid friendly. Tickets must be purchased in advance. On sale now, limited seating, won't last long!
Cost: $15 per child (10 & under)and $25 per adult.
 

US Fleet Forces Band presents "Sounds of the Season"

Dates: Friday & Saturday, December 14-15, 2018 at 7pm
Where: Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, Virginia Beach VA
What: Enjoy the holiday cheer with the U.S. Fleet Forces Band Holiday Concert. We finish the season with 2 nights, at Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, VA. Fun for all ages, kiddos and reindeer alike! Be extra nice this season, as we may get a special visitor from the North Pole! 
Cost: Free

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 8-11am
Where: Dave & Buster's, 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Hot cocoa station, crafts and pictures with Santa! 
Cost: Breakfast Package: $15 Breakfast Buffet Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea. 
Breakfast & Play Package: $20 Breakfast Buffet Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea. $10.00 power card for Ticket (redemption) Games and Unlimited Video Game Play (non-redemption games)
 

Santa Claus is Coming to The Cavalier

Dates: December 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2018
Where: Cavalier Hotel 4200 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: Experience the magic of the historic Cavalier Hotel as we kick off the holiday season with a special visit from Santa EVERY Saturday and Sunday in December from NOW until Christmas. Santa’s sleigh touches down at 10am and he will be available for photos in our beautifully decorated lobby until the reindeer whisk him away at 2pm.  **SPECIAL EVENTS:** Saturday, December 15th from 8:00am to 2:00pm, join us for breakfast, lunch or Sunday brunch with Santa at Becca — in addition to a kid-friendly meal, there will be cookie decorating, pictures with Santa, and lots more. Call (757) 965-9899 for more details and to reserve your spot. 
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: Saturdays, December 15 & 22, 2018 from 8-11am 
Where: Sage Kitchen- Virginia Beach 1925 Fisher Arch, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 
What: Join us for our annual breakfast with jolly ol’ Saint Nick. Enjoy a delicious Sage Kitchen breakfast and free picture-taking with the man himself. 
Cost: ADULTS $15, KIDS $10, GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING $15. Hang around and make your own gingerbread house! We’ll provide all of the supplies, you bring your smiles and laughter. Reservations are required: (757) 599-3510 x.407
 

Military - Fort Story Holiday Community Party

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10am-1pm
Where: JEB Fort Story - Youth Center 457 Vera Cruz Road Bldg. 457 Virginia Beach, VA 23459
What: Celebrate the Holiday! There will be lots of exciting activities! Pictures with Santa, Holiday Crafts, Games, Door Prizes, Holiday Refreshments, and fun for everyone! For more information, call (757) 422-7714.
 

Military - Cookies & Cocoa with Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 11am-1pm
Where: Drexler Manor Conference Center on JEB Little Creek, across from the CDC
What: Photos with Santa, Cookies and Cocoa and other Holiday Treats, Holiday Crafts and Activities. Free Gift for each Military Child. Open to active duty military, reserve/national guard and dependents with valid Military ID card. For the Southside edition of Cookies & Cocoa, registration time slots are designated times for families to meet and greet Santa. Families can arrive and enjoy the other activities on site at any time before or after their photo with Santa, but families are expected to fall in line to meet Santa at the time slot they registered. 
Cost: Free but Reservations are required. This event has sold out in the past, so registering early is encouraged! One registration entry per family.
 

Annual Santa to the Rescue

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 11am - 3pm
Where: Rescue Station 21 - 1468 Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach VA
What: Santa is making a special stop at Station 21. Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue squad would like to invite you and your family to this special event.
 

Holiday Party

Date: Saturday, December 15,2018 from 12-3pm
Where: Virginia Beach Friends School Gym 1537 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach VA
What: The Autism Society, Tidewater Chapter and Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater (F.A.C.T.) invite you to attend a holiday celebration. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No RSVP needed. Games, Face Painting, Crafts, Inflatables, Concessions, Photos with Santa
Cost: Entry is free, but please bring a non-perishable food item for local shelters
 

Munch Mingle and Pictures with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Williams Farm Recreation Center 5252 Learning Circle, Virginia Beach VA
What: Ages 3 & up. Santa's on his way to town and he wants to have breakfast with his favorite kids, at Williams Farm. Join us for a wonderful event and sit down and munch and mingle with Santa. We will have arts and craft plus holiday-themed games and then you can tell Santa your very special wish for the holiday. So put on your favorite outfit and take a picture to remember with Santa at this fun event.
Cost: Parent must register and attend with child. Register online $7 
 

Swinging Santa Band

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 4-6pm
Where: Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co, 1805 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach VA
What: Bring the family to watch the Singing Santa Band from 4-6PM on December 15th! This brass band will be playing all of your favorite holiday songs right in front of the Farmhouse. Grab your blankets and bundle up with a beer as we count down the days until Santa comes!
Cost: This event is FREE! 
 

Cookies & Cider with Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 5-7pm  
Where: TASTE  4097 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455 
What: Visit Santa at TASTE Bayville Farms for cookies and cider. Bring your camera and snap photos of your family, your kids or even your pets with jolly Old Saint Nick, and enjoy cookies and cider surrounded by our fresh cut Christmas trees. 
Cost: Admission is free! While supplies last. 
 

VEGAN BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 10am-2pm
Where: Kahiau's Bakery & Cafe 3712 S Plaza Trail #101, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Come join us for brunch with Santa. Come In Your most comfy holiday PJs. Santa will arrive at 11am so be on time. He will help with cookie decorating, coloring and reading the kids a story. We will have a brunch buffet set up along with coffee, tea, a hot chocolate bar and lots more. We will have games, coloring books, cookie decorating and more. Menu will be posted at a later date. Come join us this second year for all the holiday fun. 
Cost: The price is $20 for adults and $10 for kids and includes brunch, cookie decorating and all activities with Santa. MUST RSVP BY DECEMBER 10TH TO SAVE A SEAT. Call us 757.340.0071 
 

Pizza & Photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 5:30-8pm.
Where: Chicho's Strawbridge 2135 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
What: Take your own photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, post it to Facebook, Check-In and show your server for a locals discount! 
 

Cookies with Santa

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm
Where: Chick-fil-A Parkway Plaza 877 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
What: Break out your best Christmas sweaters and join us for a memorable evening filled with a fun holiday craft, the Cows, & Santa! Reservations required using the Eventbrite link provided. Reservations are by table, so it is based on how many are in your party. If there are 4 of you, you will need to purchase the $10 ticket for a 4-seat table. It also includes an ornament craft for each child, and cookies and milk for everyone! 
Cost: $5-10

EVENING WITH SANTA AT FOUNDERS INN

Dates: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 6-7pm
Where: The Founders Inn and Spa, 5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
What: Children, all dressed in their holiday pajamas, will snuggle up in blankets to hear Santa read "The Night Before Christmas" and other stories. Children will enjoy milk, cookies and pictures with Santa. Children will also have an opportunity to sit on Santa's lap so bring your camera! Event starts promptly at6pm. All guests are invited to stay for dinner and enjoy a 20% discount on our Holiday Pasta Night!
Cost: Reservations Required $18.00 per child. Please call 757-366-5777 to reserve your space.

FunVille Christmas Party - Meet Santa!

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 5-8pm
Where: FunVille Playground and Cafe Virginia Beach 4318 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
What: Did you know that Santa is coming from the North Pole especially for FunVille? Don't miss an awesome party filled with music, raffles, discounted admission and pictures with Santa! Cherry on top? FunVille will be giving out raffle tickets for a chance to win multiple free admissions! 


VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: PB&J FAMILY SERIES - JINGLE BELL JAM

Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 3pm
Where:
 Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Santa Claus is coming to town and he's stopping by to be a part of the VSO's ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads. You won't want to miss this holly jolly concert! Get your tickets early– this family favorite is sure to sell out!
Cost: Tickets are $14/child, $19/adult 

 

Cruise with Claus 

Date: Monday, December 24, 2018 at 2pm
Where: Virginia Aquarium, Boat Dock 717 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach VA 23451
What: Santa is in charge on this special Whales and Wildlife boat trip! Spend the trip with Captain Santa on Christmas Eve beginning at 2pm. Join us for an unforgettable ~2.5 hour adventure in search of whales, dolphins, seals,and seabirds. Staff & volunteers trained by Aquarium experts share a program built upon our own research and conservation efforts and three decades of experience. We adhere to all responsible wildlife viewing guidelines. 
Cost: $24.95-$29.95. Children under age 3 are free

 

WINDSOR

 

Drive-In Movie: The Polar Express

Where: Heritage Park Fairgrounds 21311 Courthouse Hwy, Windsor, VA 23487
When:
What: Join us for a special Movies in the Park! Isle of Wight County Parks & Recreation will be hosting a drive-in movie featuring "The Polar Express" at Heritage Park Fairgrounds in Windsor, VA. Entrance to the event is FREE and open to the public! Visit with Santa and take a trip on our very own Polar Express train ride. Hot Cocoa and S'mores packs for roasting will be available for purchase. Fun for the whole family! We can't wait to see you then! 


YORKTOWN, VA

 

 

YORKTOWN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY 

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018 at 6:30pm. Tree lighting begins at 8:30
Where: Yorktown Victory Monument 331 Water Street Yorktown, VA 23690
What: This community tradition goes all the way back to 1945. That's the year that Reverend Claud G. Barkley, Pastor of Yorktown Baptist Church, and staff from the County Clerk’s office, decorated a cedar tree that stood at the corner of Main and Ballard Streets. The York County Historical Committee works hard to keep this ritual going! The tree that is used today is a 20-foot artificial commercial “Giant Everest Fir” tree placed down in Riverwalk Landing. Everyone is invited to gather at the Yorktown Victory Monument by 6:30 p.m. for live music including a performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town. From there, the procession will make its way from the Victory Monument to Riverwalk Landing, where the tree lighting ceremony will begin. Make sure you stay for a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus who will visit with children to hear all those wish lists!
Cost: Free
 

CHRISTMAS MARKET ON MAIN

Dates: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10am-3pm
Where: Main Street, Yorktown, VA
What: More than 50 vendors line the street selling everything from nautical paintings to roasted chestnuts to Christmas wreaths! The Town Crier will ring in the market at 10 a.m., followed by a performance from the Fifes and Drums of York Town to officially open the market. Then, Santa will ride in on York County's first fire truck, before mingling with the crowd to greet families. Expect strolling musical entertainment throughout the day to add to the festive atmosphere. It simply doesn't get more "Christmas" than this! Main Street in Yorktown.
Cost: Free
 

COOKIES WITH SANTA 

Dates: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 1-4pm
Where: York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown, VA
What: The Gallery at York Hall is excited to host Cookies with Santa. Children and parents can visit with Santa, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and do some holiday shopping too! The Gallery showcases fine arts in all mediums, and features select local artists on a revolving basis. For more information on specific exhibits, call the Gallery at York Hall. Cameras are encouraged.
Cost: Free
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:30am
Where: Riverwalk Restaurant, Water Street, Yorktown, VA
What: In addition to a delicious breakfast with kid-friendly menu items—enjoy fun activities, a greeting by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown, and the reading of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. Don’t just bring your appetite! Make sure your child brings his or her wish list for one-on-one time with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be an opportunity for you to take pictures. This is a very popular community event and tickets sell out quickly! You don’t want to miss out on the holiday fun which is followed by the Holiday Market and Toyland Parade that afternoon.
Cost: Call for Pricing and Reservations (required) 757-875-1522.
 

TOYLAND PARADE

Dates: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1-3pm
Where: Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA
What: Children’s activities include colonial crafts, holiday music, and rides on the Polar Express! Everyone is invited to march in the Toyland Parade through Riverwalk Landing led by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown with festivities beginning at 1 p.m. Don your strollers, wagons, pets, and kids in your most impressive holiday spirit.
Cost: Free
 

Military - Yorktown - Winter Wonderland

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018 from 4-7pm
Where: WPNSTA Yorktown - Sports Zone Gym Lebanon Church Rd. Bldg. 2062 Newport News, VA
What: WPNSTA Yorktown MWR presents its Winter Wonderland event on Friday, December 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. Join us at the Sports Zone Fitness Center for crafts, ice skating rink, visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus, letter writing to Santa, and more. Call 757-887-7395 for more information. 
 

Breakfast with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 8-11am
Where: Victory Church 410 East Yorktown Rd. Yorktown, VA 23693
What: Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a delicious pancake breakfast! Coffee, hot cocoa too! Have your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus and listen to Santa read a special story. 
Cost/Reservations: Call for additional information: (757) 868-9979
 

 

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