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2022 BIG LIST – Santa! Where to Find Santa in Hampton Roads, Virginia

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, photographs! Please note that many events have reservation requirements, as well as mask and social distancing expectations.

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!

 

CHESAPEAKE, VA

Visits with Santa at Greenbrier Mall
Dates: November 18 through December 24, 2022. Santa’s Hours: Monday – Saturday from 11am-8pm; and Sunday from 12-6pm.  CLOSED on Thanksgiving.

Skate with Santa at Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex
Date:
Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 12:30-2:30pm

Bay Beagle Rescue Picnic & Pictures with Santa at Big Ugly Brewing
Date:
Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 12-5:30pm

Santa Brunch at American Legion Post 280
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 10am-1pm

Cinema Cafe Santa Tour – Edinburgh
Date:
Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, 2022 from 11am-5pm

Military – Illumination Celebration
Date:
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 5-8pm

 

HAMPTON, VA

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Dates: November 5 to December 24, 2022.  Santa’s Arrival is on November 5, 2022 at 5pm. Photos with Santa begin the next day.

Military – Langley Tree Lighting
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 6-8pm

Holiday Lighthouse Illumination
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022 at 6:45pm

Phoebus Holiday Illumination & Craft Market
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 10am-6pm

Breakfast with Santa at The Grey Goose
Dates: Saturdays, December 10, 17 & 24, 2022 at 9am

Downtown Hampton Holiday Activities & Lighted Boat Parade
When: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 2-8pm.  Parade begins at 6pm

Meet Santa as he reads Dear Maggie at Barnes & Noble
When: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 3-5pm

Breakfast with Santa at VFW Post 3219 – Ruppert L Sargent
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 9am-12pm

Winter Wooferland at St George Brewing Company
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 1-4pm

 

NEWPORT NEWS, VA

Family Photos with Santa at Patrick Henry Mall
Dates: November 19 thru December 8, 2022. Monday – Friday: 12pm-8pm (Santa break time: 3-4pm); Saturday: 10am-8pm (Santa break time: 1-2pm & 5-6pm); and Sunday: Noon to 6pm (Santa break time: 2:30-3pm). December 9-24, 2022: Monday – Friday: 11am to 8pm (Santa break time: 3-4pm), Saturday: 10am to 9pm (Santa break time: 1-2pm & 5-6pm), Sunday: 11am to 6pm (Santa break time: 2:30-3pm), December 23: 10am to 9pm (Santa break time: 1-2pm & 5-6pm), December 24: 10am to 5pm (Santa break time: 1-1:45pm). Pet Photos are every Monday from November 19 until December 21. Sensory Santa: Sunday, November 27 starting at 8:30am

Santa Arrival PJ Party at Patrick Henry Mall
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 10am-12pm

Photos with Claus at Newport News Park
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022 from 10am-2pm

Charity Holiday Light Stroll
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 5-8:30pm

Port Warwick Holiday Tree Lighting 
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 5-8pm

Storytime with Santa at The Mariner’s Museum
Dates:
Sunday, November 27 & Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9-11:30am

Breakfast with Santa at Sage Kitchen
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 8am-12pm

Breakfast with Santa at the Woman’s Club of Hilton Village
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 8:30-10:30am

Breakfast with Santa at Faith Community Church
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 9am

Wreathing of the Lions at The Mariner’s Museum
Date:
Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 1:30-3:30pm

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 9-11am

Military – Santa Splash at Fort Eustis
Date:
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 2-4pm

Christmas in the NeighborHOOD
Date:
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 3-7pm

4th Annual Breakfast With Santa at C Waldo Scott Center for HOPE
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 11am

Santa Meets Jesus / Living Manger / Lights of Faith 
When: Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 6:30-8:30pm

Cocoa, Cookies, and Yogi Claus at Grissom Library
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 11am

 

NORFOLK, VA

WinterFest on the Wisconsin
Dates: November 9, 2022 – January 1, 2023 on select dates

Santa Photos at MacArthur Center
Dates: November 18 thru December 24, 2022. Mondays – Saturday from 11am-7pm. Sundays from 12-6pm. Christmas Eve from 10am-4pm. Santa is not available on Thanksgiving. Sensory Santa: Sunday, December 4 from 9-10:30am. Pet Photos: Monday, November 28 & Monday, December 5 from 5-7pm

Paint with Santa at Color Me Mine 
Date: Saturdays, November 26 & December 20, 2022 from 1-3pm

Movie Night with Santa
Dates: Fridays, December 2 & 9, 2022 from 6-8pm

Ghent Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022 at 6:30pm

Military – Breakfast with Santa at NAVSTA Norfolk NEX
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 8:30-10:30am

Breakfast with Santa at Harbor Park
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9-11am

Photos With Santa at d’Art 
Dates: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 10am-4pm

Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Marketplace
Dates: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 12-8pm

Military – Holly Jolly Festivus at Cutter Park
Date:
Friday, December 9, 2022 from 6-8pm

Troop 256 Breakfast with Santa!
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9am-12pm

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa 
Dates: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9am-1pm

Cookies with Santa in the North Pole
Dates: Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 11am-1pm

Farewell Christmas Extravaganza at Military Circle Mall
Dates: Thursday, December 22, 2022 from 4-8pm

 

PORTSMOUTH, VA

Military – Breakfast & Bowling with Santa 
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9-11am

Breakfast With Santa at The Blaque Room
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 10am-12:30pm

28th Annual Santa Claus Shuffle 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 7:30-11am

Miracle on High Christmas Parade
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022. Activities begin at 6pm.  Parade at 7pm.

Military – Breakfast with Santa at NSAHR
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 8-10am

Military – Breakfast with Santa at USCG Base
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9-11am

Breakfast with Santa
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 10am-12pm

Photos with Santa at Bayside Harley Davidson 
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, December 17 & 18, 2022 from 11am-2pm

 

POQUOSON, VA

Poquoson Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Frosty Festival
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 6pm

 

SMITHFIELD, VA (& SURROUNDING AREA)

Visit with Santa at Pearl’s Boutique
Dates: Saturdays, November 26 & December 10, 2022 from 11am-2pm

Toys for Tots Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show
Dates: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 10am-3pm

Breakfast with Santa! at Smithfield Station 
Dates: Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18, 2022 from 9am-12pm

Kiwanis Santa Breakfast at The Smithfield Center 
Dates: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 8-10am

Bacon’s Castle Frost Fair
Dates: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 10am-4pm

 

SUFFOLK, VA

Christmas In Driver
Date: November 18-20, 25-27, December 2-4, 9-11, & 16-18. 2022 from 5-9pm

ReStored: A Downtown Pop-Up Shop Initiative
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 10am-4pm

Holiday Market at Bridgeport Suffolk
Dates: Thursday, December 1 & 15, 2022 from 4-8pm

Annual Artisan Gift Fair at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion 
Dates: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9am-2pm

Lunch with Santa at Northern Shores Rec Center
Dates: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 11am-1pm

Meet Santa at the Train Museum
Dates: Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 1-4pm

Holiday Jingle Mingle at Milteer Rec Center
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 5:30-7:30pm

Brunch with Santa at Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 9am & 10:30am

Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center
Dates: Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 1-4pm

Bring Your Pets to Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center 
Dates: Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 1-4pm

 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

Santa Pictures at Lynnhaven Mall
Dates: November 11 – December 24, 2022. Mondays-Saturdays from 11am-7pm.  Sundays from 12-6pm. Pet Nights: Mondays, November 14, 21, & 28 and December 5 from 4-7pm. Santa Cares Day: Sunday, December 4 from 9-10am

The Lights of Christmas at the Virginia Beach KOA Holiday
Dates: November 12 – January 2, 2022 from 5-10pm

Planes, Trains and Santa at the Military Aviation Museum
Dates: November 25-27, 2022 from 9am-5pm

Virginia Beach Christmas Market
Dates: November 25-27, 2022. Friday & Saturday from 10am-6pm, Sunday from 10am-5pm

Visits with Santa at The Shops At Hilltop
Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 25 & 26, 2022; Saturday, December 3, 10 & 17, 2022; and Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 12-4pm

Annual Farmhouse Grand Illumination at Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Co
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022 beginning at 10am

Military – Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Gator Theater
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022 at 5pm

Cavalier Grand Reveal at The Historic Cavalier Hotel & Beach Club
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 5-8pm

Cookies with Santa at Bayside Recreation Center
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:30-7:30pm

Breakfast with Santa at The Cavalier
Dates: Saturdays, December 3, 10, and 17, 2022 from 7am-2pm

Breakfast with Santa at The Founders Inn and Spa
Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, December 3, 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2022 from 7-9am

Breakfast with Santa at Luxford Elementary
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 7-9am

Military – Breakfast with Santa at JEB Little Creek NEX
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 8:30-10:30am

Military – Breakfast with Santa at NASO NEX
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 8:30-10:30am

Connect Youth Craft Fair
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9am-2pm

Santa Brunch at Blue Pete’s Restaurant
Dates: December 3 & 4, 2022 from 10am-1pm

Santa Photos at Care-A-Lot on Indian River Road
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 11am-4pm

Cinema Cafe Santa Tour – Kemps River
Date:
Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 12-6pm

Pics with Santa 2022 at Ocean Martial Arts
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 1-4pm

Drive-Thru Santa at Light Of Hope United Methodist Church
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 2-4pm

Holiday Parade at the Beach 
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 beginning at 5:30pm

CXB Grand Illumination at Bayside Christian Church
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 6-8pm

Breakfast with Santa at New Realm Brewing
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 10am-12pm

Cinema Cafe Santa Tour – Pembroke
Date:
Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 12-6pm

Breakfast with Santa at Sage Kitchen
Dates: Saturdays, December 10 & 17, 2022 from 8am-12pm

Tea Time with Santa at Prince Tea House
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9-11am

Santa Paws Event
Dates: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 11am-2pm

Santa Photos at Care-A-Lot on Diamond Springs Road
Dates: December 10-11 & 17-18, 2022. Saturdays from 11am-4pm; Sundays from 12-4pm

Lunch with Santa and Mrs Clause at Kahiau’s Bakery & Cafe 
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 11:30am-1:30pm

Evening with Santa at the Founders Inn 
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 6pm

 

WILLIAMSBURG / JAMES CITY COUNTY, VA

Busch Garden’s Christmas Town
Dates: Select dates and times from November 11, 2022 thru January 8, 2023

Santa Claus is coming to New Town Williamsburg!
Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, November 26-27, December 3-4, 10-11,17-18, 2022 from 11am-4pm

 

YORKTOWN / YORK COUNTY, VA

Yorktown Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022 from 7:30-8:30pm

Christmas Market on Main
Dates: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 10am-3pm; Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 11am-3pm

Cookies with Santa at York Hall
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 1-4pm

Yorktown Market Days: Mistletoe Market & Toyland Parade
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9am-3pm

Christmas Celebration Sensory Saturday with CHATS (Yorktown)
Date:
Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 10am-12pm

 

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!


Previous Events in Hampton Roads This Season:

CHESAPEAKE, VA

Santa’s Arrival at Greenbrier Mall
Dates: Friday, November 18, 2022 from 11am-2pm

Holiday Craft Show at Chesapeake Conference Center
Dates: November 19 & 20, 2022.  Saturday from 10am-5pm.  Sunday from 11am-4pm.

HAMPTON, VA

The Bodacious Bazaar
Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 11 & 12, 2022 from 10am-7pm and Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 10am-5pm

NORFOLK, VA

Wes Strong Foundation Holiday Craft Fair
Date:
Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10am-5pm

Annual Grand Illumination Parade  
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7pm

Holiday Bazaar, Bake Sale, Santa & Mrs. Claus 
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022 from 1-4pm

PORTSMOUTH, VA

Olde Towne Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022 from 4-8pm

SMITHFIELD, VA (& SURROUNDING AREA)

An Evening with St. Nick at Isle of Wight County Museum
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022 from 5:30-7:30pm

SUFFOLK, VA

Jingle Mingle
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 10am-3pm

Suffolk Grand Illumination
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022 at 6pm

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

Santa’s Stocking Old-Fashioned Craft Bazaar at Princess Anne Recreational Center
Dates: November 5 & 6, 2022. 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday; 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday

Santa’s Holiday Jubilee at Lynnhaven Mall
Date: Friday, November 11, 2022 from 5:30-7:30pm

Santa Nick’s Home 2022 Pictures
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 9am-12pm

Santa Vic’s Home 2022 Pictures 
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 1-3pm

Santa Paws – Pet Photos with Santa at Virginia Beach Winery 
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 1-3pm

Pictures with Santa by the Bay 
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 1-3:30pm

Coastal Virginia Auto Show
Date: November 18-20, 2022

CHKD Breakfast with Santa
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 8-10am

Santa’s Stocking Old-Fashioned Craft Bazaar at Kempsville Recreational Center
Dates: November 19 & 20, 2022. 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday; 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday