2020 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. This year COVID-19 is making his visits even more complicated.

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 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
 

 

CHESAPEAKE, VA

 

SANTA AT GREENBRIER MALL

Dates: November 27 through December 24. Santa's Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11am-8pm. Sunday: 12-6pm. Please note: Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Monday thru Saturday, and from 2pm to 2:30pm on Sunday. Special Hours: CLOSED on November 30 & December 7; December 24 from 9am-1pm & 2-5pm. 
Where: Greenbrier Mall, 1401 Greenbrier Parkway South, Chesapeake, VA 23320 
What: Visit with Santa! 
Cost: Free to visit with Santa, photo packages available for purchase

SANTA AT GREENBRIER FARM

Dates: November 27 - 29, 2020 from 2-8pm. (Other dates will be December 3, 5, 6 & 10, 2020 with TBA)
Where: Historic Greenbrier Farm 225 Sign Pine Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
What: Santa Claus is coming to the Farm! 2pm-8pm FRIDAY SATURDAY & SUNDAY! In our Christmas Tent. Come see Santa while you get your family Christmas Tree and Wreath! And Grab some hot cocoa! Friday- we will have Bold Coffee Co. ☕️as well as Stuuff Cakes out here. Saturday- we will have Klassic Doughnuts as well as Peake Coffee Co. ..Food truck times do vary.. (More Santa dates will be Dec 3rd, 5th, 6th and 10th. Times to be announced) Santa will be socially distanced from the kids during photos and Sitting on a separate bench. Please wear your masks inside the tent. FYI-Santa is dog friendly for pictures with your fur babies too
Cost: FREE to enter, bring your own camera!
 

PICNIC WITH SANTA COVID STYLE 

Dates: Sunday, December 6, 2020, 11am-3pm
Where: Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake, VA
What: Come out to Chesapeake City Park have lunch and take your picture with the Santa and Holiday Inflatables. (Due to COVID Santa could not make the trip from the North Pole) 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! 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!
 

 


HAMPTON, VA

 

SANTA AT BASS PRO SHOPS

Dates: November 7-December 24, 2020. 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. Reservations Required online.
 

PHOEBUS ANNUAL ILLUMINATION (Virtual)

Date: Saturday, December 5 at 6:30pm, Sunday, December 6 at 7am, Friday, December 18 at 3pm, and Monday, December 21, 2020 at 8:30am.
Where: SKY4-TV
What: Phoebus will host a virtual Holiday Illumination by the means of a 30 minute program that will air four times throughout December on SKY4-TV. The program will highlight Phoebus’s unique business scene: shopping, dining and adult beverage establishments (Sly Clyde Ciderworks), that will culminate with the lighting of our holiday tree. As is tradition, there will be carolers, a visit from Santa, SNOW, a message from the City of Hampton Mayor and much more!
Cost: Free 

 


NEWPORT NEWS, VA

 

HOLIDAY WALK-THRU PARADE AT PATRICK HENRY MALL

Dates: November 14, 2020 from 12-2pm
What: Walk through a seasonal experience of holiday entertainment, vendors, area businesses and non-profit organizations all in the holiday spirit! Take a moment to enjoy: Classic Holiday Tunes & Games with DJ Mark, Take a selfie with Holiday Characters, Hang out with Santa's Elf Besties!, Greet Mrs. Claus!, Show your skills at festive holiday games and win prizes!, Pick up your take & make holiday craft!, Shop local vendors & businesses! Reservations are required to visit with Santa.
Where: Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602
Cost: Free

SANTA AT PATRICK HENRY MALL

Dates: November 14 thru December 24, 2020. Various times. (Santa Break Times: Monday-Saturday: 3-3:45pm) Pet Photos are every Monday from November 16 until December 14th. 
What: Visit with Santa 
Where: Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602
Cost: Free (photo packages available for purchase). Reservations required. Virtual Visits available for $29.99, includes a recording of your virtual visit.
 

CHARITY HOLIDAY LIGHT ROLL DRIVE-THRU

Dates: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 5-8:30pm
Where: Newport News Park at the intersection of Ft. Eustis Blvd. and Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, VA
What: Holiday Light Stroll 2020 (ROLL) presented by Langley Federal Credit Union will take place on Tuesday, November 24th from 5:30 - 8:30pm at Newport News Celebration in Light at Newport News Park. Santa has historically been at this event (although he is not mentioned in the event description this year)
Cost: $20/vehicle. All tickets must be pre-purchased, we will not be selling tickets at the event. 
 

THE PORT WARWICK HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING 

Dates: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at TBD
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 (NEWPORT NEWS)

Dates: Saturday, November 28 or Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 8-12pm 
Where: Sage Kitchen, 11250 Jefferson Ave, Newport News VA
What: CALLING ALL ELVES for our ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA! Eat, Drink, And Be Merry with us Saturday, November 28th or Sunday, December 20th from 8am-Noon in Newport News.  (Regular menu will resume at 12pm)
TO MAKE RESERVATIONS: Email chefchris@lovesagekitchen.com with the following information - Reservation Name, Phone Number, Date: 11/28 or 12/20, Time: (please choose a time between 8am-11:30am), Number of people in party: (please include if you will need highchairs)
Cost: Call for pricing
 

Military Families: Holiday Tree Lighting & Parade at Fort Eustis (Virtual)

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5pm
Where: Facebook Live
What: Join us for our Holiday Tree Lighting & Parade!  This event is made up of a Facebook Live Tree Lighting Ceremony and a Holiday Parade.
 

ST. NICK AT ENDVIEW PLANTATION

Dates: December 10-11, 2020 from 5-7:30pm
Where: Endview Plantation, 362 Yorktown Road, Newport News, Virginia 23603
What: Private family sessions with St. Nick are offered in Endview’s historic interior. This long-standing holiday tradition provides family photo opportunities. A wrapped present for each child participating is requested along with a can of food for the local food bank.
Cost: $5. Advance reservations must be made by calling (757) 887-1862.
 

HOLIDAY FROST

Date: Friday, December 11, 2020 at from 4-8pm
Where: Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA
What: Our annual holiday celebration is returning with some major changes. We're venturing into outer space with this year's event so bring your young explorers for some intergalactic fun.
Cost: RSVP is required as this year we are implementing timed entry. To regulate the capacity for the event throughout the evening, families will be expected to register for a designated time slot.

Owl Be Home Walk 2020

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 9-11am
Where: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News VA
What: TICKETS ON SALE NOW- Limited tickets! Come celebrate the holiday season at the Virginia Living Museum! Walk the outdoor trail, where you can find Santa and two of his elves with special animal friends. There will be a station inside with grab and go crafts, as well as a candy bag and a letter-drop off for Santa! Make sure you bring a warm winter coat, a letter for Santa, and the holiday spirit!
Cost: The cost to members is FREE, and the cost to non-members is $4+admission. Make sure you reserve tickets in advance, as the event will SELL OUT!

 


NORFOLK, VA

 


TINSEL TRAM AT DOMINION GARDEN OF LIGHTS AT NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN SOLD OUT

Dates: Select Sundays-Thursdays, November 17-December 17, 2020 
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, VA 23518
Tinsel Tram: Bring your family to ride the Tinsel Tram through the Dominion Energy Garden of Lights! The 2020 Tinsel Tram holiday program does not include the option to complete a craft and/or visit with Santa.
Cost: $30/row for NBG Members, $40/row for not-yet-members. Registration/ticket required.
 

WINTERFEST ON THE WISCONSIN

Dates: November 21-December 31, 2020.
Where: One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
What: Celebrate the holiday season with a safe, new experience aboard the Battleship Wisconsin. Dazzling walk-through light trail with over 250,000 lights, Special tree lighting ceremonies (5:30PM & 7:00PM), Interior “WinterFest” tour of the Battleship Wisconsin, Santa sightings + elves, Live entertainment, Lighted sailboat parade (6:00PM on Saturdays ONLY), Holiday beverages + delicious bites
Cost: $12.50 Adult/$10 Child, $9.50 Adult / $7 Child (Members). All tickets are timed on the hour (4PM, 5PM, 6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM). **ENTER OUR TICKET GIVEAWAY HERE**
 

SANTA AT MACARTHUR CENTER

Dates: November 21 - December 24, 2020. Mondays to Saturdays from (11 am to 7 pm and Sundays noon to 6 pm with the exception of Christmas Eve when he will be available from 9 am to 5 pm.  Santa takes breaks 1 hour each day to check on toy production.  Additional unplanned 15-minute breaks as needed. Santa is not able to visit on 11/23-26, 11/30 or 12/7 because he has to return to the North Pole. VIRTUAL VISITS: November 2-December 24
Where: MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 
What: To help guests capture a one-on-one visit with Santa this holiday season, MacArthur Center is offering a contactless in-person Santa experience with enhanced safety protocols such as offering a reservation system to avoid overcrowding, requiring guests and staff to wear a face covering and daily temperature checks and health screenings for all staff.
Cost: Free Visit with Santa. Photo packages available. Advance reservations and appointments to visit Santa are strongly encouraged.

GRAND ILLUMINATION CELEBRATION & HOLIDAY KICK-OFF 

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 4-7pm
Where: Downtown Norfolk VA
What: While we are not able to produce our traditional Grand Illumination Parade this year, we will still kick-off the holiday season in Downtown Norfolk with the illumination of the skyline and other mini-activaties throughout the evening including: Unveiling of new holiday art installation in the NEON District, Model Train Exhibit in Selden Market, Socially-distanced Santa photo op, Performances by The Rhythm Project and other outdoor music and entertainment, Snowfall on Granby
Cost: Free
 

A Christmas Celebration, Market, and Movie Night

Dates: Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 12-8pm
Where: Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia
What: This festive outdoor wonderland serves as a perfect setting for holiday photos with family or friends, and will feature unique and local crafters as well as a visit from the big-man himself, Santa Claus (from 4-6pm). During the festivities, guests can enjoy complimentary hot chocolate. Seasonal craft beer, mulled wine and other holiday treats will be available for purchase.
Cost: Free

Train Rides with Santa

Dates: December 5, 12 & 19, 2020 from 10am-2pm
Where: Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk VA
What: If Santa can handle a sleigh, he can surely handle a train! Santa will be swinging by the Virginia Zoo to be our guest Train Engineer this December. Join us every Saturday until Christmas for train rides with Santa. Photos are encouraged and riders will receive a holiday treat. Masks required, groups will be seated socially distant and rides are on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations available. The train will close during inclement weather and extreme temperatures. 
Cost: $3 per rider. Between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm the train is operating under special event pricing. Regular pricing ($2 per rider) will resume at 2 pm. (does not include Zoo admission)
 

LUNCH & BRUSH WITH SANTA

Dates: Saturdays, December 12 & 19, 2020 from 12-2pm
Where: Mona Lisa Restaurant & Bar, 3574 N Military Hwy Ste C Norfolk, VA 23518
What: Tickets will include lunch, drink and a visit from Mr. Jolly himself! Limited Seating so get your tickets soon!
Cost: $20 for each kiddo and parents can help or paint their very own!
 

Pictures with Santa Paws

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 11am-3pm.  Rain or Inclement Weather Date: December 19
Where: Ballentine Bark Park, 2717 Tait Terrace, Norfolk, Virginia 
What: The Keene Pack would like to invite you to join us at the Ballentine Bark Park for our 4th Annual Pictures with Santa Paws . We will have games, prizes, vendors and more. While you wait your turn to see Santa you can check out other local businesses and get some last minute shopping done . There will also be an enclosed area for your furbaby to enjoy some playtime!

 


PORTSMOUTH, VA

 

 

Polar Express with Santa Portraits

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 1-5pm
Where: The Railroad Museum of Virginia, Wythe Street & Harbor Center Way Portsmouth, VA 23704
What: Enjoy 15 minutes as a family with Santa. Avoid the crowds and lines. Stay safe. Create a magical memory aboard the Polar Express. Don't forget your ticket as each child will get it back with a punched message.
Cost: Minimum package to book is package 1. You may upgrade package after your view your online gallery. Sessions are per family. Interest-free payment plans are available. 


Annual 5K Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Walk (Virtual)

Date: December 6-13, 2020
Where: Your home
What: All Shuffle activities will take place between December 6th and 13th. Get your running shoes ready, pull those holiday costumes out of the closet, and join us for the 26th Annual Santa Claus Shuffle!
Running in the Santa Claus Shuffle will boost your holiday spirits –  PLUS, you will be helping young people in our community who need a little extra guidance and the help of caring adults.
Cost: 5K: $30, 1 Mile: $10



SMITHFIELD, VA

 
 

Breakfast with Santa!

Dates: Sundays, December 6, 13 & 20, 2020 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 

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

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 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 


 


SUFFOLK, VA

 

 

Christmas in Driver

Dates: Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 5-8pm
Where: 3129 Kings Hwy, Suffolk, VA
Description: Come on out to Driver for our Annual Christmas Event.  We will be collecting toys(new Unwrapped) and non perishable food to be donated to the Genieve Shelter. Letters can be written to Santa, kids can visit with Santa and parents you can take there pictures.  There will be a nativity set and an outdoor movie running all evening located in The Knot Hole Parking lot. Stop in to Happy Hour Glass so the kiddos can write letters to Santa.  Greg from the General Store will be having his band The Last Call Band playing for your Entertainment.  Santa will be arriving at 5:30 on a Fire Truck and will be at The Knot Hole for you to visit with. Please practice social distancing. 


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA & HOLIDAY FAIR 

Dates: Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 9am-1pm
Where: 1000 Bennett's Creek Park Road, Suffolk, Virginia
What: Creekside PTA is planning their first large scale fundraiser event of the year and we couldn’t be more excited!! The Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Fair will take place on Saturday December 5th from 9am-1pm.

 

 

Meet Santa at the Train Station!

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020 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.  

 



VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

 

 

SANTA AT LYNNHAVEN MALL

Dates: November 20 thru December 25, 2020. Regular Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm; Sunday 12-6pm; December 24 from 9am-5pm. VIRTUAL VISITS: November 15, 2020-Jan 7, 2021
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.
Cost:  Reservations are required, so secure your spot today!
 

VBLA's Santa on the Beach

Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020 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.
 

CANCELED - SANTA'S COMING TO TOWN!

Dates: This event has been canceled due to updated COVID19 guidelines.
Where: Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457 
What: Join us to take pictures with Santa, deliver your Christmas wish-list and drop off any letters you might have for the North Pole in our special AIRMAIL bag! Safe pictures with Santa will be possible out on the flight line with the North Pole Express, Santa’s special airplane that will be visiting just for the weekend! Thanks to the Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club, we will also have a link established so you can talk with Mrs. Claus and the Elves at the North Pole! Each daily session will include an arrival by Santa Claus in a vintage aircraft, weather permitting. His call sign will be Reindeer One! Santa and the Marine Corps Reserves will also be collecting donations on site for Toys for Tots, so please remember to bring along a gift to support them!
Cost: Members – Free; WWII & Korea War Veterans – Free; Adults – $15.00; Youth (ages 6-17) – $7.50; Child 5 & under – Free; Seniors (65+) – $13.00; Active Duty, Retired Military and dependents – $12.00 
 

Virginia Beach Santa Claus (at your location)

Where: Your location
When:
November 26- December 23, 2020 by appointment.
What:
Attention Hampton Roads: You're invited to JOIN THE FUN for FREE! Santa Claus is coming to Virginia Beach and he is making some very SPECIAL STOPS along the way!!! Although Santa Claus loves traveling in his sleigh, this year he thought he would try something new! Look out for Santa as he travels in his Christmas themed RV! Santa will pull up right in front of your home, business, church or special event! Worried about social distancing?! No problem! Santa can wave, smile, dance and cheer from a safe distance! Have something you want him to deliver for your family? No problem! 

VISIT WITH SANTA AT HILLTOP

Dates: Friday, November 27; Saturdays, November 28, December 5, 12 & 19 and Sunday, December 20, 2020 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.)
 

Farmhouse Grand Illumination!

Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 11am-10pm
Where: Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co, 1805 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
What: We will have live music, holiday decor, Christmas trees for sale, special beer releases, and so much more!
Cost: Free Event
 

Santa Photos at Care-A-Lot

Dates: November 28-29, 2020. 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
 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA SOLD OUT

Dates: Sundays, November 29 & December 6 and Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 8-12pm 
Where: Sage Kitchen- Virginia Beach, 1925 Fisher Arch, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 
What: CALLING ALL ELVES for our ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA! Eat, Drink, And Be Merry with us Sunday, November 29th, Sunday, December 6th, or Saturday, December 19th, from 8am-Noon in Virginia Beach. (Regular menu will resume at 12pm)
TO MAKE RESERVATIONS: Email marina@lovesagekitchen.com with the following information:
Reservation Name, Phone Number:, Date: 11/29, 12/6 or 12/19. Time: (please choose a time between 8am-11:30am) Number of people in party: (please include if you will need highchairs)
Cost: Call for pricing

Holi-Rays at the Virginia Aquarium

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, December 4-19, 2020 beginning at 6pm. Timed tickets required.
Where: Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451
What: Come dressed in your holiday best or festive pjs, for an evening of family fun. Stroll through our winter wonderland of lights and holiday magic under the sea. Stop by the all-new holiday Aquarium train exhibit, snap a selfie with our holiday-outfitted Speckles and Sandy, wave hello to the jolly elf himself (Santa), and don't forget to bring your own stocking to fill with sweets and treats along the way. 
Cost: Timed tickets are $25.95 and must be pre-purchased online. Members save 50%.

Santa’s Snow Globe

Dates: Santa will appear every weekend in December: Friday’s: 6PM-9PM, Saturday’s: 4PM-9PM, Sunday’s: 4PM-9PM, December 21-24: 6PM–9 PM.
Where: Fountain Plaza, Town Center Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach VA
What: Santa Claus will appear LIVE and in-person ­in his very own North Pole (Covid Safe) Snow Globe. The “Candy Cane Communication” network has developed a touchless 2-way communication Gingerbread Chalet where kids young and old can see, talk, and have selfies with Santa. Town Center is excited to bring this exclusive and safe experience to you. 
 

Santa Photos at Care-A-Lot

Dates: December 5-6 & 12-13, 2020. Saturdays 11am-4pm Sundays 12-5pm
Where: Care A Lot Pet Supply, 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

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Dates: December 12 & 19, 2020 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. You will have the opportunity to take your child's picture with Santa in front of our 32-foot tree. Reservations Required 757-366-5777. Event starts promptly at 8:00 am
Cost: $29.95 per person
 

Evening with Santa at the Founders Inn

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 6-8pm
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 and hear Santa ready "The Night Before Christmas" and other stories. Children will enjoy milk, cookies and pictures with Santa. Masks must be worn during the event. Masks will be worn while waiting in line for pictures with Santa. Once seated, the masks can be removed while you take your picture. Families will sit on a sofa and Santa will be standing behind them.
Cost: Reservations Required $18.00 per child. Please call 757-366-5777 to reserve your space.

 

WINDSOR

 

Drive-In Movie: It's a Wonderful Life CANCELED

Dates: This event has been canceled.
Where: Heritage Park Fairgrounds, 21311 Courthouse Hwy, Windsor, VA 23487
What: Join us for our annual Holiday Drive-In! NEW this year... our Winter Village! The Winter Village will feature 20 vendors for all your holiday shopping needs! It will also include a scenic holiday walkthrough and festival of trees. You won't want to miss this event.
Cost: Due to COVID-19, this event will be free and open to the public.  The event is first-come, first-serve with limited capacity.


YORKTOWN, VA

 

 

YORKTOWN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY 

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 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 5, 2020 from 10am-3pm; Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 11am-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
 

VIKING YULETIDE CELEBRATION

Dates: Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 10am-5pm; Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 12-5pm
Where: Waterman's Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA
What: During this family-friendly event, you can learn about the ancient Norse influences on modern Christmas culture; enjoy demonstrations of traditional crafts and sport; play games and participate in the Althing in a Viking-era encampment; and enjoy a proper Victorian display! Odin and St. Nicolas will also be on site for photos.
Cost: Free

COOKIES WITH SANTA 

Dates: Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 1-4pm
Where: York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown, VA
What: Children and parents can stop by to wave to Santa, drop off pre-made wish lists for the North Pole, grab a to-go goodie bag with a cookie, and do some holiday shopping as well! The Gallery at York Hall is filled with local one-of-a-kind art in all mediums. Parents and grandparents are still encouraged to bring their own cameras to this family event, but are reminded that children will have to stand in front of Santa in a designated area. Though six feet away, the big guy in red will still be wearing a mask as an added precaution. Adults and children who are old enough are also asked to wear masks as they enter York Hall. We thank you in advance for your consideration and cooperation during this fun, community tradition.
Cost: Free
 

MISTLETOE MARKET & TOYLAND PARADE

Dates: Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 9am-3pm
Where: Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA
What: The holiday shopping season has officially kicked off in Yorktown! Browse the market for chowders and soups; baked goods, including an assortment of cakes, breads, brownies, fudge, and cookies; jams, jellies, and honey; holiday wreaths; candles and soaps; and seasonal art! NEW this year – don’t miss a festive live ice carving demonstration! Don your most festive attire to march in our Toyland Parade – a short loop around Riverwalk to celebrate the holiday season.
Cost: Free

 

 

 

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

DON'T MISS OUR OTHER BIG LISTS OF SEASONAL FUN INCLUDING DINING WITH SANTA, HOLIDAY PARADES, HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES, HAMPTON ROADS LIGHTS DISPLAYS AND MORE!

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

Santa in Chesapeake, VA                        Santa in Hampton, VA

Santa in Virginia Beach, VA                    Santa in Portsmouth, VA

Santa in Norfolk, VA                                Santa in Newport News, VA

Santa in Suffolk, VA

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