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2021 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 may make his schedule 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 Parades, Holiday Performances, Hampton Roads Lights Displays and more!

 

CHESAPEAKE, VA

Santa at Greenbrier Mall
Dates: November 19 through December 24, 2021. Santa’s Hours: Monday – Thursday from 11am-7pm; Friday – Saturday from 10am-8pm; and Sunday from 12-6pm. Please note: Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from 3pm to 4pm on Monday thru Thursday, 1pm to 2pm and 5pm to 5:45pm on Friday & Saturday, and 2:30pm to 3pm on Sunday. Special Hours: CLOSED on November 25; December 24 hours are from 10am-1pm & 2-5pm.

Holiday Craft Show at Chesapeake Conference Center
Dates: November 20 & 21, 2021.  Saturday from 10am-5pm.  Sunday from 11am-4pm.

Grand Illumination at Greenbrier Farms
Dates: Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 6-9pm

Here Comes Santa at Major Hillard Library
Dates: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 2-3pm

Autism Society of Tidewater Holiday Event
Dates: Friday, December 10, 2021 from 4-8pm

Breakfast with Santa at Joe’s Crab Shack
Dates: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 18-10am

Christmas Past & Present
Dates: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10am-4pm

Military: Illumination Celebration
Dates: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 6-8pm

Annual Historic Greenbrier Farms Santa’s Workshop
Dates: December 11 & 12, 2021 from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm

Here Comes Santa at Greenbrier Library
Dates: Monday, December 13, 2021 from 10-11am

Here Comes Santa at Indian River Library
Dates: Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 2-3pm

 

 

HAMPTON, VA

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Dates: November 7-December 24, 2021. Times vary by day.

The Bodacious Bazaar
Date: Friday & Saturday, November 12 & 13, 2021 from 10am-7pm and Sunday, November 14, 2021 from 10am-5pm

Phoebus Holiday Illumination & Craft Market
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am-6pm

Breakfast with Santa at The Grey Goose
Dates: December 4, 18 & 22, 2021 at 9am

Virtual Visit with Santa! (Virtual)
Dates: December 14-16, 2021 from 6-8pm. Register for a 7-minute time slot by December 10th.

 

NEWPORT NEWS, VA

Family Photos with Santa at Patrick Henry Mall
Dates: November 18 thru December 24, 2021. Monday – Friday: 12pm-8pm (Santa break time: 3-4pm); Saturday: 10am-8pm (Santa break time: 1-2pm & 4:30-5:30pm); and Sunday: Noon to 6pm (Santa break time: 2:30-3pm). Pet Photos are every Monday from November 22 until December 20th.

Santa’s Arrival at Patrick Henry Mall
Dates: November 20, 2021 from 10am-12pm

Visit with Santa at The Portrait Studio
Dates: November 20 & 21 and December 4, 2021

Charity Holiday Light Stroll
Dates: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 5-8:30pm

Nature Nights Holiday Lights at The VLM
Dates: Various nights from November 26-December 30, 21 from 5:30-8:30pm

Breakfast with Santa at Sage Kitchen
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 8am-12pm

Breakfast with Santa at AJ’s Sports Grille
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 from11am-1pm

Port Warwick Holiday Tree Lighting 
Dates: Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 5-8pm

Storytime with Santa at the Mariner’s Museum 
Dates: Sunday, November 28 & Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9-10:30am

St. Nick at Endview Plantation
Dates: December 2-3, 2021 from 5-8pm

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2021 from 10am-12pm

Owl Be Home for the Holidays
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 at TBD

Donuts & Photos with Santa
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10am-12pm

Ho Ho Ho – Santa at the Depot!
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 10am-4pm

NORFOLK, VA

WinterFest on the Wisconsin
Dates: November 11, 2021-January 2, 2022 on select dates.

Santa Photos at MacArthur Center
Dates: November 18 thru December 24, 2021. 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 11/25. Sensory Santa: Sunday, December 5 from 9:30-10:30am. Pet Photos: Sunday, December 5 & Monday, December 20 from 6-7pm.

Santa’s Arrival to the MacArthur Center!
Date: November 22, 2021 from 12-2pm

Grand Illumination Celebration and Holiday Kick-off 
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2021 from 5-7pm

Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace 
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 12-8pm

FREE Pet Photos with Santa at Ghent Farmers Market 
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 12-1pm

Military: Holly Jolly Festivus Drive-Thru 
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 5-7pm

Signing Santa and Mrs. Claus 
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10am-12pm

Dinner With Santa at Fuddruckers 
Date: Friday, December 17, 2021 from 5-7pm

 

POQUOSON, VA

Poquoson Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Frosty Festival
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 6pm

 

PORTSMOUTH, VA

Military – Breakfast with Santa
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 8-10am

Holidays Everywhere
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am-4pm

Special Day for Special Needs
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 9am

Annual 5K Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Walk
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 8:30am.  Virtual Race:  Nov 26 – Dec 13, 2021

 

SMITHFIELD, VA

Santa and Mrs Claus at Carrollton Farmers Market
Dates: Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 2-3pm

Toys for Tots Car Show
Dates: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am-3pm

Gingerbread House Contest at Mansion on Main
Dates: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 1-4pm

Breakfast with Santa!
Dates: Sundays, December 5, 12 & 19, 2021 from 9am-12pm

Visit with Santa at Pearl’s Boutique
Dates: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 11am-12pm

SUFFOLK, VA

Jingle Mingle
Dates: Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 10am-3pm

Sleigh Portraits with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Dates: Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 12-3:45pm

Suffolk Grand Illumination
Dates: Friday, November 19, 2021 from 6-8pm

Christmas in Driver
Dates: Fridays thru Sundays, November 26-December 19, 2021 from 5-9pm

Cookies with Santa
Dates:
Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am-12pm

Lunch with Santa
Dates: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 11am-1pm

Meet Santa at the Train Station
Dates: Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 1-4pm

Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center
Dates: Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 1-4pm

Pet Photos with Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center
Dates: Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 1-4pm

 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

Santa’s Stocking Old-Fashioned Craft Bazaar
Dates: November 6 & 7, 2021 and November 20 & 21, 2021. 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday; 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday

Grand Illumination at Lynnhaven Mall
Dates: Friday, November 12, 2021 from 5:30-7pm

Santa Pictures at Lynnhaven Mall
Dates: November 12 – December 24, 2021. Pet Nights: Mondays, November 29, December 6, 13 & 20 from 4-8pm. Santa Cares Days: Sundays, December 5 & 12 from 9:30-10:30am

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

Sittin’ with Santa
Dates: Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 1-4pm. Rain Date: November 14th.

Planes, Trains and Santa
Dates: November 26-28, 2021 from 9am-5pm

Visits with Santa at The Shops At Hilltop
Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 26 & 27, 2021; Saturday, December 4, 11 & 18, 2021; and Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 12-4pm

Shop Local Fest 2021
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 10am-7pm

Back Bay’s Farmhouse Grand Illumination
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 11am-10pm

Cavalier Grand Reveal at The Historic Cavalier Hotel & Beach Club
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 5-8pm

The Grand Illumination Ceremony at The Lights of Christmas
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 6pm

Santa Brunch
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 11am-3pm

Santa Photos at Care-A-Lot: Indian River Road & Diamond Springs Road
Dates: Saturdays, December 4, 11, & 18, 2021 from 11am-4pm. Sundays, November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 2021 from 12-4pm

Holi-Rays at the Virginia Aquarium
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, December 3-18, 2021

Breakfast with Santa at Sage Kitchen
Date: Saturdays, December 4, 11, & 18 2021 from 8am-12pm

Drive-Thru Santa
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 1-3pm (Rain date December 18th)

Holiday Parade at the Beach
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from at 5:30pm

Breakfast with Santa at The Casual Pint
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 9-11am

Breakfast With Santa at New Realm Brewing Co.
Date: Sundays, December 5 & 19, 2021 from 10am-12pm

Holiday Market at Haygood Skating Center
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 10am-3pm

Photos with Santa & Holiday Craft Market at Blue Pete’s
Date: December 5, 2021 from 10am-4pm

Sensitive Santa at Sentara Red Mill
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 8am-12pm

Pictures with Santa at Ocean Martial Arts
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 1-4pm

Annual Food and Toy Drive
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 5:30-8:30pm

Annual Pictures with Santa 
Dates: December 11 & 12, 2021 from 3-5pm

Breakfast with Santa at The Founders Inn 
Dates: December 11-12 & 18-19, 2021 from 8-10am

Evening with Santa at the Founders Inn
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 6pm

Sensitive Santa at Sentara Newtown
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 9am-12:30pm

Santa to the Rescue
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 11am-3pm

Night Before Christmas at Hunter House Museum
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 6-8:30pm

 

WILLIAMSBURG, VA

Busch Garden’s Christmas Town
Dates: Select dates and times from November 12, 2021 thru January 2, 2022

Santa Claus is coming to New Town Williamsburg!
Dates: November 26-28 & every Saturday & Sunday thru December 19, 2021 from 11am-4pm

 

YORKTOWN, VA

Conner’s Christmas Pop Up Shop
Dates:
Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 11am-3:30pm

Yorktown Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7:30-8:30pm

Christmas Market on Main
Dates: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am-3pm; Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 11am-3pm

Yorktown Yule at the Watermen’s Museum
Dates: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am-5pm; Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 12-4pm

Cookies with Santa 
Dates: Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 1-4pm

Yorktown Market Days: Mistletoe Market
Dates: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9am-3pm

CHATS Sensory Saturday: Christmas Edition 
Dates: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10am-12pm

Santa’s Jingle Rockin’ Time! 
Dates: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 5-7:30pm

 

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 – Coming Soon!