2019 BIG LIST - Santa! Where to Find Santa in Hampton Roads, Virginia

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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
 

Featured Listings:

 

CHESAPEAKE, VA

 

SANTA AT GREENBRIER MALL

Dates: Saturday, November 9 through Monday, December 24, 2019. 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. Extended hours on 12/22 11am-8mp, 12/23 9am-10pm, and 12/24 8am-6pm. Pet photos - bring your furry friends for photos with Santa Monday evenings: November 11, 18 and 25, and December 2, 9 and 16, from 6pm to 9pm. Sensory Santa on December 8 from 9-11am (RSVP required).
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
 

Decorating Cookies Workshop with Santa Sessions

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 12:30-4:30pm. Rescheduled to November 21, 2019 from 4-7pm
Where: Journey Through Life Photography Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
What: Can you smell the sweetness of Christmas Cookies in the bake shop? It can't get better than baking in the cookie shop WITH Santa. Must Book your session to attend.
Cost: 2 different Photo Session options available starting at $100/seat.
 

SANTA AT CHESAPEAKE SQUARE MALL

Dates: Santa arrives Friday, November 29, 2019. November 29: 9am-8:30pm. November 30: 11am-8:30pm. December 2-13: Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-8:30pm. Sunday December 15: from 12-5pm. December 16-21: 10am-8:30pm. Sunday, December 22, from 12-5pm. Monday, December 23 from 9am-8:30pm. Tuesday, December 24 from 9am-5pm.
Special Events: Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, December 14th, at 8am. Pet night is Sunday, December 15 from 6-8pm.
Where: Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake VA
What: Visit with Santa!

 

Merry Market at Central Library

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10am-4pm
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. 
 

CHESAPEAKE HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

Dates: November 23-24, 2019. 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 23-24, 2019. 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 both days).  Sunday November 18 there will be a Special Appearance by the Hurrah Players from 1 - 2pm.
Cost: Free admission
 

PICNIC & PICTURES WITH SANTA 

Dates: Sunday, December 1, 2019, 11am-3pm
Where: Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake, VA
What: Come out to Chesapeake City Park & have lunch and get your picture taken with Santa. (All Children and Pets Welcome) There will be BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs chili and more. Don’t forget to save room for dessert; homemade goodies will be on hand too! All donations will go to Bay Beagle Rescue Fund, to help provide medical care and save more dogs! We will also have adoptable dogs on site just in time for the Holidays!
Cost: Food fees. All proceeds go to the Bay Beagle Rescue Medical Fund!
 

SANTA CLAUS PROGRAM

Dates: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 10:15-11:15am
Where: Greenbrier Library, Chesapeake Virginia 23322
What: Join us for Holiday stories, crafts and pictures with Santa. Fun for all ages with caregivers. No registration required. All ages.
Cost: Free

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

Dates: Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6-7pm
Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake Virginia 23322
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

8th Annual Chick-fil-A Christmas Parade

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9am
Where: Chesapeake Square Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23321
What: Join us as we participate in the 87th 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
 

Santa's Workshop at Greenbrier Farm

Dates: Saturday, December 7 & Sundays, December 8 & 15, 2019. 10am-12pm & 1-3pm each day. Reservations required.
Where: Greenbrier Farm 225 Sign Pine Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
What: The excitement of the holidays will come alive for 35 lucky children at each sitting. 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: $23 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  
 

HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

Dates: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10am-5pm
Where: Major Hillard Library, Chesapeake, VA
What: Greet Santa & the Mrs. Enjoy story time, crafts, music and healthy holiday food preparations that are just in time for the holidays. No registration required.
Cost: Free.

CHESAPEAKE CHRISTMAS PARADE

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 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
 

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

Dates: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 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

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS!

Dates: Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 6-7pm
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.

Christmas on the Farm!

Dates: December 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2019 from 5-8pm
Where: Mount Pleasant Farm, 2201 Mount Pleasant Rd, Chesapeake VA
What: Come Visit Santa, Pony rides, kids barrel train, playground, petting farm, lights around the farm store & barn, hot cocoa, fresh baked goods, personalized gifts, & so much more!!!

Breakfast with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 8-11am
Where: Joe's Crab Shack 1568 Crossways Blvd, Chesapeake VA 23320
What: On December 14, 2019 we will be hosting a breakfast with Santa from 8am-11am! This will include a buffet of yummy breakfast food, and fun activities for the kids! Tickets will be available on our website! We can't wait to see you hang out with Santa and his helpers! 
 

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

Dates: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 12-1pm
Where: South Norfolk 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
 

Pet pictures with Santa

Dates: Saturday December 21, 2019 12-3pm.
Where: PetSuites Chesapeake 3333 Taylor Rd., Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
What: Santa photos

Live Nativity

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 6-8pm
Where: Greenbriar Presbyterian Church 1100 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake VA
Where: Visit our Live Nativity and celebrate the Reason for the Season! Enjoy a petting zoo, pony rides, perhaps even a visit from Santa Claus.

 


HAMPTON, VA

 

BODACIOUS BAZAAR

Dates: November 8-10, 2019. 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 16-December 24, 2019. 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 & MILITARY LUMINARY CEREMONY 

Dates: Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 4-7pm The Annual Peninsula Town Center Tree Lighting scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16th has been canceled due to inclement weather in the forecast.
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. The event will take place in Town Square from 4-7PM and feature trackless train rides, live music, a luminary ceremony, a visit from Santa & so much more!
Cost: Free 
 

COLISEUM CENTRAL HOLIDAY PARADE

Dates: November 23, 2019 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 21st Annual Coliseum Central Holiday Parade Presented by Sentara CarePlex Hospital on Saturday, November 23rd! 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

WOD with Santa - A Holiday Celebration

Dates: Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 5:30-7pm
Where: Crossfit Buckroe Beach 213 Buckroe Avenue Hampton, VA
Cost: $30 for Members, $35 Non-members. Includes a 30 min workout, a craft, and Professional picture with Santa. $10 for each additional kid. Pets welcome for pictures too! 
 

PHOEBUS ANNUAL ILLUMINATION 

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5-9pm
Where: 21 E Mellen St, Hampton, Virginia 23663
What: Join us for the 8th Annual Phoebus Holiday Illumination Friday, December 6, 2019, 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! Also, for those 21 and over adult beverages will be available for purchase.
Cost: Free 

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE 

Dates: Friday, December 13, 2019 from 6-8:30pm
Where: Downtown Hampton, VA
What: Join the waterfront fun from your lighted boat or as a spectator on the shore. Don't have a boat but would love to be in the parade? Call and make reservations on the Miss Hampton II, (722-9102) there is no cost but you must contribute a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Healthy Families Partnership. Santa will be on the premises to hear wish lists. Starting at 6 pm there will be entertainment by Hard Times & The Colonial Singers of Williamsburg. Boats set sail at 7 pm.
Cost: Free

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturdays December 14 & 21, 2019 from 9-11am
Where: The Grey Goose, 118 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton VA
What: Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a fun filled breakfast featuring crafts, stories and song. Full breakfast included.
Cost: $14 Kids, $17 Adults. Call to make a reservation 757-723-7978

SELFIES WITH SANTA AT HAMPTON CAROUSEL

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 1-6pm
Where: Hampton Carousel, Downtown Hampton VA
What: As part of Hampton Holly Days weekend, the historic Hampton Carousel welcomes youngsters of all ages to share holiday wishes and snap “Selfies with Santa.” Mrs. Claus will be there too with free candy canes. As a special gift, take a spin on the festively decorated 1920s carousel from the Buckroe Beach Amusement Park. Have your painted in a holiday motif for free by “A Mile of Smiles” from 1 pm to 4 pm. Afterwards, get set for the Holly Days Around the World Parade, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the International Children’s Festival, starting at 6 pm on Settlers Landing Road!
Cost: Free
 

MEMBERS ONLY: MILK & MOON ROCKS WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 3-5pm
Where: Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton VA
What: Join us for our 3rd annual Milk and Moon Rocks with Santa event! Enjoy Holiday themed STEM activities, and of course, milk and cookies with Santa! Be sure to stick around after for the Hampton Holly Days Parade! December 14th only: Members save 20% on purchases in the museum store, and receive FREE gift wrapping with a $50 purchase.
Cost: Event is FREE for Members, and due to popularity no additional guests are permitted. Limited space available, please RSVP by December 2nd to memberships@vasc.org or call 757-727-0900 ext. 741

HAMPTON HOLLY DAYS PARADE 

Dates: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 7-9pm
Where: Downtown Hampton, VA
What: The Peninsula’s largest illuminated parade! Join us for an evening of enchantment as you view the creative floats, listen to the high school bands, salute the military marching units and exciting drill teams, and wave at the beauty queens. Of course this parade is not complete without everyone’s favorite, Santa Claus.
Cost: Free

What's Shakin Bacon

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 3-6pm
Where: Capstan Bar Brewing Company, 2036 Exploration Way, Hampton VA
What: Capstan is sponsoring a “What’s Shakin Bacon” Bacon Cook-Off with special guest, Santa, to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association. Participants will cook and bring their best bacon dish (savory or sweet - think bacon sushi, bacon pancakes or chocolate bacon!). There will be a few of our Food Trucks participating in this contest as well as some great brick and mortar restaurants (official list will be released closer to the date!). 

 


NEWPORT NEWS, VA

 

SPARKLE NIGHT

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 5-7pm
What: On the Green and in the Center Courtyard. Tree Lighting at Dusk, Visits with Santa, Carolers, Candy Canes, Local Dignitaries, National Anthem and Tribute to Veterans and First Responders, Hot Cocoa, Samples from Select Restaurants.  Rain Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019.  
Where: Marketplace at Tech Center 638 Oyster Point Rd, Newport News, VA
Cost: Free
 

SANTA AT PATRICK HENRY MALL

Dates: November 9 thru December 24, 2019. Various times. (Santa Break Times: Monday-Saturday: 1PM-2PM & 5PM-6PM Sundays: 3PM-3:30PM) Pet Photos are every Monday from November 11 until December 16th. 
What: Visit with Santa 
Where: Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602
Cost: Free (photo packages available for purchase)

 

SANTA'S PJ PARTY! AT PATRICK HENRY MALL

Dates: November 9, 2019 from 11am-1pm
What: BeJoin us for Santa's PJ Party as we welcome Santa! Mrs. Claus will be here to escort Santa to his home. Enjoy holiday activity books, Christmas Treats & fun!
Where: Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602
Cost: Free
 

CHARITY HOLIDAY LIGHT STROLL - SOLD OUT

Dates: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 5-9pm
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 30, 2019 at 5-8pm  
Where: Port Warwick, 3100 William Styron Square North, Newport News VA
What: Bring the whole family to this festive holiday event. The kids will love visiting Santa while choral groups, Dance Works dance troupes and other live entertainment will get everyone in the holiday spirit!
Cost: Free
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: Saturday, November 30, 2019 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.  Gingerbread house making. **New this year: The kiddos can enjoy our festive, create your own pancake station! Reindeer hopping race with prizes for kiddos. Exciting toy demos
Cost: Adults $15, Kids $10, Reservations are required: (757) 599-3510 x321

Santa Visit at Stern Family Holiday Light Show

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6:30-7:30pm
Where: 108 Sheffield Way in Newport News, VA 23602
What: That's Santa will be paying our house and viewing guests a visit on Thursday December 5th, 2019. Please be sure to stop by with your little ones and have your cameras ready to capture the memories. Hope to see you here! 

Breakfast with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:30 to 10:30am 
Where: Woman's Club of Hilton Village  87 Main Street Newport News, Va 23606
What: Sign up for either 8:30 or 9:30 seating. Breakfast for children includes pancakes, sausage and juice. Parents offered coffee and baked goods.
Cost: $5 for first child and $10 for 2 or more children. Price includes breakfast, crafts and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Payment of cash at door the day of event. 

Fountainside Festivals at City Center Oyster Point

Date: December 7 & 14, 2019 from 5-8pm
Where: City Center Oyster Point 701 Town Center Dr Newport News VA
What: On December 7 and 14, Fountainside Festivals will fill City Center with holiday entertainment, a holiday market, carnival games, food vendors, and children’s activities. Bring your camera for photos with Santa and be sure to indulge in the food and beverage specials in the “Jingle and Mingle” lounges at nearby restaurants.

Santa Cares - Sensory Friendly Santa Event at Patrick Henry Mall

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 9:30am-12pm 
Where: Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Ave. Newport News VA
What: Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus during dedicated hours. Please reserve your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite - ONE TICKET per group/family, please. 
Cost: Visits with Santa are free. Photo packages that capture holiday memories will be available for purchase at the event, pricing varies by location.
 

ST. NICK AT ENDVIEW PLANTATION

Dates: December 12-13, 2019
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 13, 2019 at from 4-8pm
Where: Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA
What: In its 10th year, the goal is to bring new experiences and holiday cheer to the children of the community. The facility is transformed into a winter wonderland. Enjoy crafts, games, treats, and so much more during this building-wide celebration.
Cost: FREE and Open to the Public. RSVP is appreciated but not required 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: Saturdays, December 14 & 21, 2019 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: $15 ($10 for Members). Children 2 and under FREE. Ticket includes admission to the museum.

 


NORFOLK, VA

 


SANTA AT THE ICE PALACE AT MACARTHUR CENTER

Dates: November 9 - December 24, 2019 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 12 from 1-3pm; Calming Santa on December 8, 2019 from 9-11am; Pet Photos on November 17 and December 1 & 8, from 6:30-8:30pm; and Breakfast with Santa on December 7 & 14 from 8-9:30am.
Cost: Free Visit with Santa. Receive a promotional certificate from Shutterfly when you purchase any photo package. Photo package prices range from $30-50.

Disney Junior Holiday Party!

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 from 6-9pm
Where: Chrysler Hall 201 East Brambleton Avenue Norfolk VA 23510
What: Disney Junior Holiday Party! is a dazzling musical wonderland where children and their families can sing and dance along to their favorite Disney Junior songs plus holiday classics with their favorite Disney friends, including Mickey & Minnie Mouse, the Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina and many more, plus a special visit from Santa Claus!
Cost: Tickets start at $21. Buy Tickets Here
 

ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING EVENT 

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 5 PM - 8 PM
Address: Center Court at Norfolk Premium Outlets, 1600 Premium Outlets Blvd Norfolk, Virginia 23502
What: Help Santa & Mrs. Claus kick-off the holidays by lighting our 36' Christmas Tree. We'll be celebrating with family entertainment, children's activities, giveaways and a holiday concert by THE TIDEWATER CONCERT BAND
and more! Bring the kids and start your holiday season off with a magical evening of fun.
Cost: FREE

VISIT WITH SANTA AT NORFOLK FARM MARKET

Dates: Market is open beginning November 23 - December 23, 2019 (Closed on Thanksgiving) Monday-Friday 12-9pm. Saturday & Sunday 10am-9pm. Santa's hours below.
Where: Norfolk Farm Market 6870 N Military Hwy Norfolk, VA 
What:  Santa will be available for visits November 29-December 15, 2019. Friday 5-8 pm, Saturday 11-5, Sunday 11-5. 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

DICKENS' CHRISTMAS TOWNE

Dates: November 23-24 and 29-30. December 1, 6-8, 13-24 and 26-31, 2019. 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. New entertainment highlights this holiday season. Gingerbread men walk, nutcrackers talk, and a juggling “jack-in-the-box” will have you jumping out of your seat!  Magic and acrobatics are all part of the show – welcome to Fergus & Foggs’ Toy Emporium! An eccentric inventor has created the most AMAZING vehicles your family has ever seen!  Fantastical cars. A flying bike. Even an airship! This season Dickens’ Christmas Towne proudly presents the wondrously extraordinary inventions of Professor Martin Picklepants! RANDY THE PLAIN-NOSED REINDEER makes his Dickens’ Christmas Towne debut, and he’s got plenty to say!
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 23, 2019 at 7pm
Where: Downtown Norfolk VA
What: The 35th Annual Grand Illumination Parade, "Toy Land,” will take place in Downtown Norfolk on Saturday, November 23 at 7pm, bringing thousands of spectators out to take in the beauty, magic, and electric holiday spirit.
Cost: Attendance is free, VIP seating is available. Enter Our Giveaway for Street Seats Here!

Selfies with Santa at Military Circle Mall

Date: November 29-30, December 1, 6-15, 18-24, 2019. Times vary by day. 
Where: Military Circle Mall 880 N. Military Circle Mall Norfolk Virginia 23502 
What: Come take a selfie with Santa! 
 

Santa's Holiday Parade

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11am
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! 
 

VISIT WITH SANTA

Date: December 2-5 and 9-12, 2019 from 4-5:30pm
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 670 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk VA
What: Before completing the Million Bulb Walk, families are invited to bring their children to decorate a holiday ornament craft and visit Santa! Tickets register children for the program, and include tickets for the whole family to participate in the Million Bulb Walk. Visit with Santa does not include a tram ride.
Cost: Price for NBG Members: $15/child and $14/adult. Price for Not-yet Members: $15/child and $18/adult.  (Includes entry into the Million Bulb Walk and all children ages 2+ and adults must have tickets)
 

IKEA Norfolk’s Santa’s Workshop Event

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 5pm - 8pm.
Where: IKEA Norfolk 1500 Ikea Way, Norfolk, VA 23502
What: Free event activities include pictures with Santa, gingerbread house and cookie decorating, and a holiday ornament craft.
Cost: Free. 
Additional Information: Children can also participate in the Children’s Holiday Shop. Personal shoppers will help children decorate a holiday gift bag and pick out a gift for their parent or grandparent for just $5 per gift. In celebration of Giving Tuesday, IKEA Norfolk is hosting a toy drive to support Virginia Beach Toys for Tots. Shoppers wishing to participate can purchase a toy or soft toy in-store and donate it in a house-shaped donation bin near the store’s exit. 
 

GHENT ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING 

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:30pm
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
 

PANCAKES, PAWS & SANTA CLAWS 

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 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). Non-members: $25 Adults (18+), $25 Children (5-17). $5 Any child under 5.
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9-11am
Where: Smartmouth Brewing Company, 1309 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507
What: Enjoy breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring the family and your wish list and enjoy food from Jessy’s Taco Bistro 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 $10. Breakfast with Santa is open to everyone. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged.


KIDS' CHRISTMAS SHOP & SANTA TO BENEFIT CHKD

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 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.
  

HOLIDAY YULE LOG BONFIRE & MARKETPLACE

Dates: Saturday, December 7, 2019 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 7, 2019 from 4-6pm
Where: NAVSTA Norfolk - Parade Field, 1570 Gilbert St., Norfolk, VA
What: 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. 
 

Military - Breakfast with Santa - Norfolk

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:30-10:30am  
Where: Navy Exchange (Norfolk) 1560 Mall Drive Building #CD-13, Norfolk, Virginia 23511
What: Oh what fun! You're invited to NEX Norfolk's Breakfast with Santa in the Food Court on Saturday, December 7 from 8:30am-10:30am. Ticket of $8 includes breakfast, a meet & greet and photo opportunity with Santa, children's activities, a set of NEX reindeer ears & a NEX bag. USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia will also be handing out a FREE book. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice & coffee.  PARENTS, FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR KIDS IN THEIR PAJAMAS!
Cost: $8. Purchase your tickets at NEX Norfolk's Personalized Services Department. Limited seating available. Get your tickets before they sell out.
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: Saturdays, December 7 & 14, 2019 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: $11. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, there is a link to register on the website link above. 
 

Military - NSAHRHQ - A Holly Jolly Festivus!

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10am-1pm
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 7th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Marianas Hall Gymnasium! There will be a bounce house, face painting, cookie decorating, games, photo booth, pictures with Santa, refreshments & more!
 

OBE-TIDEWATER NAUGHTY OR NICE VENDOR EVENT

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Where: VFW Post 4809, 5728 Bartee St, Norfolk, Virginia 23502
What: Join the Tidewater chapter of Outer Banks Entrepreneurs for their 4th 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, games, and even a special visit from Santa!
Cost: Free
 

SKATING SANTA

Date: Saturdays, December 7 & 14, 2019 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

Breakfast with Santa 

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 9:30-11:30am
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. * 
 

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA 

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11am-1pm
Where: The Dogbone, 957 W. 21st Street, Norfolk, VA 23517
What: Bring your pets to see Santa Claus at The Dogbone on Sunday, December 8 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. You and your pet can visit with Santa and have your picture taken too! Receive 10% off any purchase during the event.
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA CRUISE 

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 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

IKEA Norfolk’s Breakfast with Santa Event

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 9:30-11am
Where: IKEA Norfolk 1500 Ikea Way, Norfolk, VA 23502
What: Join us and our special guest, Santa for breakfast! He'll be stopping by to say hello and take some tableside photos from 9:30-11am! See you there!
 

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

Dates: Mondays-Thursdays, December 16-30, 2019 
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.
 

BEDTIME STORIES WITH MRS. CLAUS

Dates: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 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

Breakfast With Santa

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 11am-3pm
Where: Origami 5957 E. Virginia Beach Blvd Norfolk, VA 23502
What: Join us for games, arts and crafts , face painting , breakfast buffet and pictures with Santa !! For more information 757-550-4095. 

SANTA IS COMING

Dates: Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 2-3pm
Where: Horace C. Downing Branch 555 E. Liberty St. Norfolk, Virginia 23523
What: Santa will visit Horace Downing bringing hot chocolate and cookies for those who come to visit.
Cost: Free

 


PORTSMOUTH, VA

 

 

WINTER WONDERLAND - SANTA & THE COLEMAN COLLECTION

Dates: November 29-December 31, 2019. 
Where: Children's Museum of VA, 221 High Street, Portsmouth VA
What: For the first time, a portion of the nostalgic holiday collection known as Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection will be re-envisioned and displayed within The Children’s Museum of Virginia. The Children’s Museum of Virginia will offer new opportunities for visitors to enjoy reimagined holiday exhibits, the popular Eye Spy scavenger hunt, and an array of programs and activities.  Sock Skating also returns to the changing gallery. The Middle Street mall will be decorated with beautiful holiday decorations and Snow Wonders, a light, snow and music show, will be presented each Friday and Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.  A new addition to the mall will be a “Santa Hut” where visitors young and old can whisper their wishes to Santa.
Cost: As a special gift to our loyal visitors, the Children’s Museum of Virginia will be offering a $5 per person general admission, valid from Nov. 29 – Dec. 31, 2019.  That is a 50 percent discount off the regular admission price.  Hours of operation are being extended on Fridays and Saturdays until 8 p.m. and a special adult-only viewing of the holiday display will be scheduled at various times.
 

CHRISTMAS IN CRADOCK 

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 5-7pm
Where: Cradock Baptist Church, 96 Afton Parkway, Portsmouth, VA
What: Lighting of the Gazebo, Christmas Party with Christmas Carols, refreshments, hats, gloves, and art & crafts.  
 

MILITARY ONLY: BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9-11am
Where: USCG Base Portsmouth MWR, Portsmouth, VA
What: Come out and enjoy Breakfast with Santa! Don't miss out on a great breakfast, games, crafts, a visit with SANTA and more! Tickets will go on sale November 15th .  
Cost: Ticket prices are $7 for Adults and $5 for Children. Tickets will only be sold in advance.

Annual 5K Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Walk

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 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 25th Annual 5K Santa Shuffle & 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk will be held Sunday, Dec. 8. 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 5K 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 5K 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 8, 2019 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)

Chili Cook-off with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 12-4pm.
Where: Freedom Boat Club - Portsmouth, VA 10 Crawford Parkway Portsmouth, VA
What: Freedom Boat is having a chili cook-off and we are inviting Santa. Come get your pictures with him and taste some great chili! 



SMITHFIELD, VA

 
 

TOWN OF SMITHFIELD "LIGHT UP MAIN" & ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING 

Date: Friday, December 6, 3019 at 5:30pm 
Where: 319 Main Street, Smithfield VA
What: The Woman’s Club of Smithfield will serve complimentary cookies and refreshments on Hayden’s Lane following the ceremony. Shops will stay open until 8 pm and Tourism will hold the 2nd annual Light Up Main Illumination contest. The community is invited to stroll Main Street and vote for their favorite holiday or light display by casting a vote at the Visitors Center at 319 Main St. from 6 to 8 pm on Dec. 6.  (one vote per person). All voters will be entered to win a $40 gift certificate from Bubba & Franks..
Cost: Free 
 

An Evening with St. Nick

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6-8pm
Where: Isle of Wight County Museum, 103 Main Street, Smithfield, VA 23430
What: Visit the jolly ol’ elf and enjoy an evening of holiday refreshments, crafts 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!

Dates: Sundays, December 8 & 15, 2019 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 our popular Sunday Brunch! 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. Reservations recommended
Cost: Included with purchase of your breakfast 

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 8-10am
Where: Smithfield Center, 220 North Church Street, Smithfield, VA
What: Come enjoy a hot breakfast prepared by the Smithfield Kiwanis (aka Santa's helpers) and time with Santa to give him your Christmas wishes. This a great event to attend before the annual Smithfield Christmas Parade starts.
Please bring new or gently used books for children ages birth through 5 years old to donate to the IOW Christian Outreach Food for Thought literacy program.
Cost: $5 per person. Children ages 2 and under are free.


 


SUFFOLK, VA

 

SUFFOLK GRAND ILLUMINATION 

Dates: Friday, November 22, 2019 beginning at 6pm
Where: Market Park at Seaboard Station Railroad Museum, 326 North Main Street, Suffolk, VA
What: The 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
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 8:30-10:30am
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk, 100 East Constance Road Suffolk, VA 
What: Join the fun on Saturday, November 30, 2019, for Breakfast with Santa! You'll get to partake in a delicious breakfast buffet that the whole family can enjoy, while kids can decorate their own Christmas cookie, participate in fun and festive Christmas crafts..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

5th Annual {Re}Stored Pop-Up Shop Event

Date: Saturday, November 30th from 10am to 4pm
Where: Main Street, Downtown Suffolk VA
What: {Re}Stored is open to the public, with ample and free parking throughout the Downtown area. Guests to the event will also enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and homemade crepes, face painting, and a visit from Santa. If guests need a break from shopping, there will be a comfortable seating area with several large screen TV’s showing College Football games throughout the day in front of the SunTrust Bank building along Main Street.

CHRISTMAS IN DRIVER

Dates: Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 6-9pm
Where: King's Highway, Driver Village, Suffolk
What: Come on out to the Village of Driver for this free event. See Santa ride in on a fire truck and visit him inside The Knot Hole Station. Stop in for a free cup on hot cocoa and listen to the carolers. 
Cost: Free.
 

LUNCH WITH SANTA: REINDEER GAMES 

Dates: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 11am-1pm
Where: Northern Shores Recreation Center, 6701 Respass Beach Road, Suffolk, VA
What: Crafts, bounce houses, games, giveaways, and photos with Santa! Registration Deadline is December 4.
Cost: Free with donation of unwrapped toy (children 12 & under). $5 Adults.

Meet Santa at the Train Station!

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 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.  
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10:30am-12pm
Where: Beech Grove United Methodist Church, 4251 Driver Lane, Suffolk, VA
What: FREE Breakfast, pictures with Santa, games, and more! Bring a friend or neithbor!
Cost: FREE

MEET SANTA AT THE SUFFOLK VISITOR CENTER 

Dates: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 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
 

SUFFOLK HOLIDAY PARADE

Dates: Saturday, December 14, 2019 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
 

Kay's Winter Wonderland

Dates: December 14-15 and 21-22, 2019. Saturdays from 10am-6pm and Sundays from 11am-4pm.
Where: Kay's Acres, 800 Lummis Rd, Suffolk VA
What: 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!
Cost: Admission- $12 per family. Pony rides on our decorated ponies $10 per ride. Pictures with Santa, Santa Pony and Fireplace pictures: $10/family, bring your own camera. Get Discounted Admission Here!

Dinner with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 5pm and 6:30pm
Where: The Obici House LLC 4700 Sleepy Hole Rd Suffolk, VA 23435
What: We are so excited to announce our first ever Dinner with Santa! You don't want to miss this event! Over 10 beautifully decorated trees grace this historic mansion. Chandeliers sparkle in the holiday lights. Family-friendly menu with festive cocktails for adults. There will be 2 different general seatings: 12/14/19: 5PM 12/14/19: 6:30PM. Choose the one that works best for you! Doors will open at 5PM, come in and enjoy a buffet that will include a family-friendly menu. Your beverage choice will be: iced tea, assorted juices, soda, coffee, milk, and hot cocoa. Alcoholic beverages not included in ticket price. Full bar available. We will have a professional photographer on-site to take pictures of your family with Santa! You will receive a digital copy of your picture sent by email! Bring a toy for a local charity or a nonperishable food item for the Oasis Soup Kitchen.
Cost: Ticket prices: Age 3 and up - $20.00 Children (2 & under) - free Seating will be first come, first serve. To reserve a private table, call directly: 757-617-1299. 
 

BRING THE PETS TO MEET SANTA AT THE SUFFOLK VISITOR CENTER 

Dates: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 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
 

HOLIDAY JINGLE MINGLE

Dates: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Whaleyville Community Center, 132 Robertson Street, Suffolk, VA
What: Come hang out with us, enjoy some hot cocoa or coffee, fun games, and crafts as we await the arrival of Old Saint Nick!
Cost: Registration deadline is December 6.

 



VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

 

 

GRAND ILLUMINATION AT LYNNHAVEN MALL 

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019 from 6-8pm
Where: Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach VA
What: Show Starts at 6pm with Preshow Entertainment Prior. 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, magic show, DJ with a dance party following the show, giveaways and much more!
Cost: Free

 

SANTA AT LYNNHAVEN MALL

Dates: November 8 thru December 24, 2019. Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM Special Hours: Monday – Saturday (12/14-12/21): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM Sunday (12/22): 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Monday (12/23): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM Christmas Eve (12/24): 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Where: Lynnhaven Mall, 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Vir3ginia 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.

PHOTO WITH SANTA AT THE BEACH

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019 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: $30 per photo session. Time slots are in 3 minute increments starting at 1pm. Raising funds for CHKD. This Event is SOLD OUT
 

SANTA AT PEMBROKE MALL

Dates: Santa arrives November 16, 2019. See dates/hours for Santa Here.
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 16th, 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
 

SANTA'S STOCKING OLD FASHIONED CRAFT BAZAAR

Dates: November 16, 2019 from 9am-5pm and November 17, 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 16, 2019 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! 
Cost: $25 per child, $30 per adult

The Complete Santa Experience

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9am-12pm
Where: Kaydee Kelly Photography 1561 Bradford Rd, Suite 104, Virginia Beach VA
What: This years set up will be a white backdrop with a few snow kissed trees and beautifully wrapped presents. I MAY have a second simple set up with some twinkle lights in case your kiddo really wants nothing to do with Santa! But honestly, he's so sweet he lets the kids warm up to him if they are a little unsure!! There will be a hot cocoa bar set up as soon as you walk in and while you are viewing your images immediately after, I will have a mothers helper there to do a craft with your kiddo so you are free to view your images!
Cost: See website for details

Christmas Craft Show and Vendor Fair * Free Photo with Santa!

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9am-3pm
Where: St Luke's United Methodist Church 3396 Stoneshore Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452 
What: ****A special visit from Santa & Mrs Claus from 10 am -12pm for free photos!**** Shop for crafts and treasures and stay for lunch!  Many crafters offering hand-made jewelry, art, hand made greeting cards and paper crafts, toys and much more, even some direct sales and vendors mixed in.  Lunch items, bake sale treats and drinks for sale with proceeds benefiting the missions of Light of Hope UMC. 
Cost: Admission is FREE but please consider bringing a canned food Item for our Food Pantry! 

Cookies with Santa

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 11am-1pm
Where: Pembroke Mall, Virginia Beach VA
What: Join us for Cookies and Crafts with Santa! Kids will create a holiday craft while enjoying cookies, provided by Pembroke Mall. Santa will stop by and visit the kids during craft time. Located in the Target Wing.
Cost: Free
 

SPARKLE NIGHT

Dates: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 4-7pm (Rain Date: November 24, 2019)
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


PLANES, TRAINS & SANTA

Where: Military Aviation Museum 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457 
When: November 29-December 1, 2019. 9am to 5pm
What: The Tidewater Division of the National Model Railroad Association hosts a variety of train experiences, allowing kids (and adults!) of all ages to see and interact with amazing model train exhibits. Santa flies into the museum each day at 10:00 a.m. in a vintage biplane, weather permitting, because sometimes reindeer just have to rest! Get your picture with Santa, see loads of vintage airplanes and marvel at the hangar overrun with trains and fire trucks. Santa and the Marine Corps Reserves 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 29-December 1, 2019. 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 29 & 30, Saturdays, December 7, 14, & 21, 2019 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.)
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Dates: Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 8am-12pm
Where: IHOP at Landstown Commons, 3334 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 
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. Must present ticket at time of arrival to enter.
 

Santa Photos at Care-A-Lot

Dates: November 30 & December 1, 2019. Saturdays 11am-4pm Sundays 12-5pm
Where: Care A Lot Pet Supply Diamond Springs, 1924 Diamond Springs 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
 

SCUBA SANTA

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays November 30, December 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 2019 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
 

Farmhouse Grand Illumination!

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 4-10pm. Illumination takes place at 6pm.
Where: Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co, 1805 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
What: The holidays are just around the corner and we are gearing up for our Grand Illumination event on November 30, 2019. Save the date and stay tuned as we announce more information around this event. Get ready for holiday music by Swinging Santa Band, pictures with Santa, holiday decor and special beer releases! Our Christmas tree and lights are going to be bigger and brighter than ever this year...we promise ;).
Cost: Free Event
 

VBLA's Santa on the Beach

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 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.

Sundays with Santa at Virginia Aquarium

Dates: Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2019 from 11:30am-2:30pm
Where: Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach VA
What: Join Santa and his elves for fun festivities and activities! 
Cost: Included in admission 
 

FOUNDERS INN ANNUAL ILLUMINATION

Dates: Sunday, December 1, 2019 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

The Cavalier Grand Illumination 

Dates: December 1, 2019 from 5-8pm
Where: Cavalier Hotel 4200 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: We will be hosting our annual Grand Illumination on December 1st from 5-8 PM, From 5PM until the lights go on, enjoy Santa and Mrs. Claus, carolers, complimentary hot chocolate, spiced wine and cookies, and a special appearance by The Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia. A special reception in The Raleigh Room will follow. Come see our hotel and Cavalier residences light up for the holidays — children of all ages are welcome! Open to the public - this is a free event!

SEASON OF LIGHT PLANETARIUM SHOWS

Date: December 3, 10 & 17, 2019 at 7pm
Where: Plaza Middle School Planetarium, 3080 S. Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
What: This 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.

FM99 Christmas Wish

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Dairy Queen - Landstown Centre Way 1925 Landstown Centre Way, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
What: Join us as we bring in the Holiday Season with FM99 and Santa! We will be donating to the FM99 Christmas Wish Fund with every order from 6:30 to 8:30! Get your pictures taken with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Rock Girl all at once! 

CBN CHRISTMAS VILLAGE 

Dates: December 5-7 and 12-14, 2019. Thursdays and Fridays 6-9pm. Saturdays 12-9pm 
Where: 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23463
What: For two weekends in December, the campus of CBN and Regent University transforms into an enchanting place where the true meaning of the Christmas season is celebrated. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of a Christmas village... Experience festive traditions for the whole family.
Cost: Free admission 
 

Military - Oceana - Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Festival

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 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 festivities kickoff 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.


Military - Holiday Tree Lighting & Concert

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6-8pm
Where: JEB Little Creek - Gator Theater 3504 Gator Blvd. Bldg. 3104 Virginia Beach, VA 23459
What: This free event will feature Children's Indoor Holiday Activities at 6 p.m., Outdoor Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival at 7 p.m., the U.S. Fleet Forces Band Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m in the auditorium. For more information, call 757-462-7952. 
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: December 7, 8, 14, 15 & 21, 2019 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. $29.95 per person. Event starts promptly at 8:00 am
Cost: $29.95 per person
 

Military - Breakfast with Santa - Little Creek

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 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 NEX Little Creek's Breakfast with Santa in the Food Court on Saturday, December 7 from 8:30am-10:30am. Ticket of $8 includes breakfast, a meet & greet and photo opportunity with Santa, children's activities, a set of NEX reindeer ears & an NEX bag. USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia will also be handing out a FREE book. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice & coffee.
PARENTS, FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR KIDS IN THEIR PAJAMAS!
Cost: $8 Purchase your tickets at NEX Little Creek's Personalized Services Department. Limited seating available. Get your tickets before they sell out.

Military - Breakfast with Santa - Oceana

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:30-10:30am  
Where: Navy Exchange (Oceana) 1449 Tomcat Blvd. Building No. 292, Virginia Beach VA
What: Oh what fun! You're invited to NEX Oceana's Breakfast with Santa in the Food Court on Saturday, December 7 from 8:30am-10:30am. Ticket of $8 includes breakfast, a meet & greet and photo opportunity with Santa, children's activities, a set of NEX reindeer ears & a NEX bag. USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia will also be handing out a FREE book. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice & coffee. PARENTS, FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR KIDS IN THEIR PAJAMAS!
Cost: $8. Purchase your tickets at NEX Oceana's Personalized Services Department. Limited seating available. Get your tickets before they sell out.
 

Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad's 2nd Annual Holiday Shopping Bazaar

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9am-3pm
Where: 5145 Ruritan Court Virginia Beach, VA 23462 
What: We are truly your One Stop Shop this holiday season while seeing firetrucks and ambulances being called out for service. This unique experience is unforgettable! From homemade, handcrafted gifts to wrapping presents while visiting Santa.  When you visit our bazaar you are not only going to have a great time but it also gives back to the community. All proceeds that Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad raises goes right into the squad to be able to respond to any call efficiently and effectively. 
 

ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9am-3pm
Where: Ocean Lakes Elementary School, 1616 Upton Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5730
What: OLES is hosting their annual holiday craft fair. We have activities for the children and a visit from Santa!!
Cost: Free
 

Breakfast with Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10am
Where: VB Funny Bone, 217 Central Park Avenue VA Beach, VA 23462
What: You may have seen him in Miracle on 34th st, A Christmas Carol, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and Elf! He has appeared in chimneys all over the world! You may have even seen him kissing your mom! He's fat! He's jolly! He's Santa!!! And he's coming to town! The Funny Bone is hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa! Come celebrate the holidays with the man in red and the Funny Bone Crew! Seating will begin at 9:30am! This event will last til 12:00pm Breakfast service to include French toast sticks, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits,fruit, and juice or milk! Coffee, tea and soda will be available upon request. Each child will go home with their very own photo with Santa, provided by Astro DJ's! And there will be lots of fun and family friendly entertainment! We will also have a special visit from Mrs.Claus!
Cost: Children's ticket will include 1 photo per child, 1 Santa surprise, and breakfast. Adult ticket includes breakfast only! CHILDREN'S TICKET IS $15 ADULT TICKET IS $10 Children under 1 year old admitted at no cost! Please notify the box office of how many children under 1 will be attending. 
 
 

Santa's Workshop

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10am-4pm (Santa will visit from 1-3pm)
Where: VB Farmers Market 3640 Dam Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
What: Craft show-Food trucks - Children's Activities - Live Music - Ice Skating rink - Visit with Santa in the Rural Heritage Center from 1-3 pm.
Cost: Free and open to the public
 

Santa Photos at Care-A-Lot

Dates: December 7-8 and 14-15, 2019. 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

Santa at McDonald Garden Center

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 12-3pm
Where: McDonald Garden Center 1144 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
What: Santa is coming to your local Christmas Shoppe, Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 12-3PM, at our Independence location. Join us for a fun, family experience sure to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Come and visit Santa and tell him all your holiday wishes. Our magical Christmas wonderland is the perfect backdrop for your holiday photos so, bring your camera or cell phone for photos with Santa. 

MILITARY FAMILIES: Sensory Friendly Santa

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 1-3pm
Where: Gator Theater (JEB Little Creek), Virginia Beach VA
What: EFMP Families! Come enjoy this free sensory-friendly event in a safe and understanding environment for you and your family and take a picture with Santa.  For more information, call your EFMP Liaisons at Fleet and Family Support Center. Register by calling 757-462-7563 
 

HOLIDAY PARADE AT THE BEACH

Dates: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:30pm
Where: Atlantic Avenue (traveling North) from 15th to 25th Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA
What: Join us for the Holiday Parade at the Beach, where almost 90 parade units make their way down Atlantic Avenue in a joyous celebration of the holiday season. 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 7, 2019 at 4pm & 8pm & Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4pm. Santa arrives one hour prior to showtime.
Where: Sandler Center, 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: Adults $11. Children 12 & under/ Active Duty Military FREE Tickets available at Box Office Only


Virginia Beach Sensitive Santa

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 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 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. As a SENSORY INCLUSIVE CERTIFIED organization, we will offer families the use of our KultureCity Sensory Bags if a child needs one. he mall will be a quieter environment for the kids as they do not open to the public until 10:00 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 Cares AT PEMBROKE MALL

Dates: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Where: Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 201 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
What: Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus during dedicated hours. Please reserve your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite - ONE TICKET per group/family, please.
Cost: Visits with Santa are free. Photo packages that capture holiday memories
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 9am-12pm
Where: Kahiau's Bakery & Cafe 3712 S Plaza Trail #101, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Santa arrives at 9am to help with cookie decorating, storytime, hanging out with the kids and enjoying breakfast. Wear your best Christmas PJs! You can take as many photos as you like.
We will be collecting toys to give to Toys for Tots!
We will update the drink and food menu soon.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!
Cost: TBA
 

Santa Brunch

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 10am-12pm
Where: Redhead Bay Cafe 605 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach VA
Description: Come brunch about it with SANTA at Redhead Bay Café! Sunday December 8th from 10a - 2p! -Photos with Skylar Wyatt Photography ($10 per kid or $25 per family with digital downloads) -Free Hot Chocolate bar and Sugar Cookie decorating for all kids! -Craft cocktails & delicious food, as always! 
 

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON TOY DRIVE

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 10am-3pm
Where: Sound Wave Customs 2700 Avenger Drive, Suite 111, Virginia Beach, VA 
What: Our 8th 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. Pre register for show or Bass Off $15 Day of admission for car show or Bass Off Toys worth $20 or more $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)!
 

SantaFest with Big Green Egg

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11am-2pm
Where: Taylor's Do-It-Centers, 1609 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, ride the train, take pictures, drop off your Christmas wish lists, and more.
 

Photos with Santa at Blue Pete's

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2-4pm
Where: Blue Pete's Restaurant 1400 N Muddy Creek Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
What: Bring your kiddos to Blue Pete's Restaurant to get a professional photo with Santa and Skylar Wyatt Photography. While you are here, enjoy FREE hot chocolate, cookie decorating and face painting for the kids. Hope to see you there!
Cost: $10 per child. 3 or more children pay $25 total! 

Santa, S’mores and More!

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 3-7pm
Where: Main Barn at Hunt Club Farm, 3pm – 7pm
Where: Join us for our Santa, S’mores and event! Take the family and come MEET SANTA! Enjoy selfies with Santa (pictures on your personal phones/cameras for no additional charge), crafts with elves, toy drive for less fortunate kids with the Noblemen, and bonfires for s’mores and hotdogs!!! *One s’more will be included with each ticket, and hotdogs, hot drinks and additional s’mores will be available for purchase.* Pony rides will be available from 3pm-7pm as well and located upfront by the tree lot. 
Cost: $10 (ages 3 and up), includes entrance to the Petting Farm from 3pm-5pm. Season Pass members will receive $7 off the event and season passes will be on sale at the event.  

TEA WITH SANTA AND MRS CLAUS 

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 5-7pm
Where: The English Rose Tea Room, 3101 Virginia Beach Blvd Suite 111, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Come join us for tea with Santa and Mrs. Claus, we will be serving a dinner of Shepherds Pie, a salad, soup and a dessert with tea for adults. For children, 1.2 peanut butter and jam or 1.2 ham and cheese, served with fresh fruit and a cookie with tea or juice. Children 10 years old and under. No coupons or discounts, reservation are required, remember if you make a reservation and can't make it let us know so someone else can enjoy .
Cost: $15.95 per child (10 & under)and $29.95 per adult.
 

Dinner with Santa

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 5-8pm
Where: Chick-fil-A General Booth Blvd. 1524 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
What: Join us for a fun filled evening as Santa makes a special trip from the North Pole. Stop by to see Santa and stay for dinner! General Booth location only.
Cost: Free event.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 8-10am
Where: Dave & Buster's, 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Hot cocoa station, crafts and pictures with Santa! 
Cost: Breakfast Package: $10 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). Tickets at the door $25.

Breakfast with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 8-10am
Where: Chick-fil-A Marketplace at Hilltop 749 First Colonial Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Join us for morning with Santa!
Cost: Activities are free of charge, Breakfast is not included.  

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: Saturdays, December 14 & 21, 2019 from 8-11am 
Where: Sage Kitchen- Virginia Beach 1925 Fisher Arch, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 
What: CALLING ALL ELVES for our ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA BUFFET! Eat, Drink, And Be Merry with us Saturday, December 14th, from 8am-Noon. Reservations required: (757)599.3510 ext 407. **New this year: • The kiddos can enjoy our festive, create your own pancake station! • Reindeer hopping race with prizes for kiddos • Exciting toy demos YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE OUR SELECTION OF: • Pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage • Egg station - any way you want them, with plenty of add-ins • Dessert station • Gingerbread house making (Regular menu will resume at 12pm)
Cost: $15 Adults / $10 Kids (non-alcoholic drinks included) $12 Bottomless Mimosas $5-6 Bloody Mary Bar (with all the fixin's!) 
 

Holiday Open House at Ferry Plantation House

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10am-2:15pm
Where: Ferry Plantation House 4136 Cheswick Lane Virginia Beach VA
What: Come celebrate our Christmas Open House! Santa will be here for holiday cheer, hot chocolate and cookie. The house will be open for self guided tours with staff on-hand. 
 

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

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3pm. Pre-show activities start at 2pm.
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! Pre-concert activities begin at 2PM in the lobby!
Cost: Tickets are $15-25

 

Evening with Santa at the Founders Inn

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 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! 
Cost: Reservations Required $18.00 per child. Please call 757-366-5777 to reserve your space.

Swim with Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 1-4pm
Where: YMCA JT's Camp Grom 1181 Prosperity Road Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, December 21st from 1:00-4:00 at YMCA JT's Camp Grom! Serving those with differing abilities, this event will include a variety of activities inclusive to all, including letters to Santa, cookie decorating, pictures with Santa, followed by swimming with Santa at 2pm!
Cost: This event is $10 per family and open to the community. Register in person, online, or by calling (757) 961-4175. We hope to see everybody there! Location: 

Brunch with Santa

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 9am-1pm
Where: New Realm Brewing, 1209 Craft Lane, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
What: Join us for a family friendly event on Sunday, December 22nd for Breakfast with Santa. Not only can your family meet Santa & Mrs. Clause but we will have an ugly sweater contest, Christmas movies and Christmas music playing. Mrs. Clause will be reading a story as well.
Cost: Adults $15, Kids $10

 

 

WINDSOR

 

Drive-In Movie: A Christmas Carol!

Dates: Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 4-8pm
Where: Heritage Park Fairgrounds 21311 Courthouse Hwy, Windsor, VA 23487
What: Enjoy a holiday movie from the comfort of your own car legally Just $5 per car (legally seated in the vehicle) Once inside get ready for a Scrooge-less good time! You can take a picture with Santa, make smores at the fire pit and ride the holiday hayride. Vendors will be onsite $ for food and beverage purchase. The movie will start at approx 5:30 pm.
Cost: Admission of $5 is cash only. There will be ATM's on premise. No buses, or vans allowed. Presale tickets go on sale November 12, 2019 at the following locations: Nike Park (13036 Nike Park Rd. Carrollton), Windsor Town Center ( 23361 Courthouse Hwy. Windsor)


YORKTOWN, VA

 

 

YORKTOWN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY 

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tree lighting begins at 8:30
Where: Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA 23690
What:The holiday fun kicks off with Yorktown’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Cost: Free
 

CHRISTMAS MARKET ON MAIN

Dates: Saturday, December 7, 2019 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 8, 2019 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 14, 2019 at 8:30-10:30am
Where: Riverwalk Restaurant, Water Street, Yorktown, VA
What: Create special memories and start new family traditions during Riverwalk Restaurant’s annual Breakfast with Santa.
Cost: Call for Pricing and Reservations (required) 757-875-1522.
 

TOYLAND PARADE

Dates: Saturday, December 14, 2019 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 13, 2019 from 5-8pm
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 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. Join us for cookies, crafts, music, games, and Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be there. Call 757-887-7395 for more information. 
 

 

 

 

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