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 in Newport News (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 Where to Find Santa in Hampton Roads (all cities), Dining with Santa, Holiday Parades, Holiday Performances, Hampton Roads Lights Displays and more!
NEWPORT NEWS, VA
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018 from 5-7pm
What: On the Green and in the Center Courtyard. Tree Lighting at Dusk, Carolers, Candy Canes, Local Dignitaries, National Anthem and Tribute to Veterans and First Responders, Hot Cocoa, Samples from Select Restaurants. Rain Date: November 10, 2018 While supplies last. Weather permitting. Events subject to change without notice.
Where: Marketplace at Tech Center 638 Oyster Point Rd, Newport News, VA
Dates: November 10 thru December 24, 2018. Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 12-6pm. Christmas Eve 10am-5pm. (Santa Break Times: Monday-Saturday: 1PM-2PM & 5PM-6PM Sundays: 2PM-2:30PM)
Pet Photos are every Monday from November 12 until December 17th.
What: Visit with Santa
Where: Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602
Cost: Free (photo packages available for purchase)
Dates: November 17, 2018 from 11am-1pm
What: Be one of the first to greet Santa Claus as he arrives at his brand new home! Enjoy snacks, craft activities, and entertainment as we ring in the Holiday Season! Join the festivities for: Visits and photos with Santa, Holiday Balloon Twisters, Festive Glitter Tattoos, Holiday Games, and prizes. Special Holiday Crafts, Special appearance by Mrs. Claus and Elves *PREIT Perks Members get a Fast Pass to Santa!
Where: Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23602
Dates: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 5-7:30pm
Where: Newport News Park at the intersection of Ft. Eustis Blvd. and Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, VA
What: The Center for Child & Family Services Holiday Light Stroll presented by Langley Federal Credit Union will be held on Tuesday, November 20th from 5 to 7:30pm at Newport News Celebration in Lights (over 1 million colorful Holiday Lights is a 2 mile leisurely walk through the lights). Participants meet at Woodside High School in Newport News for a short bus ride (2 miles) to the entrance of the park, where you will walk 2 miles through the wonderful holiday displays, where a short return walk trip to the High School. There are vendors, live music and Santa and his friends! What a way to kick off the Holiday Season!
Cost: SOLD OUT
Dates: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 5:30pm
Where: Port Warwick, 3100 William Styron Square North, Newport News VA
What: The kids will love visiting with Santa after he lights up the holiday tree! Enjoy live entertainment, face painting, enjoy free hot pretzels while they last, and other goodies!
Dates: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8-11am
Where: Sage Kitchen- 11250 Jefferson Ave, Newport News VA
What: Join us for our annual breakfast with jolly ol’ Saint Nick. Enjoy a delicious Sage Kitchen breakfast and free picture-taking with the man himself.
Cost: ADULTS $15, KIDS $10, GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING $15. Hang around and make your own gingerbread house! We’ll provide all of the supplies, you bring your smiles and laughter. Reservations are required: (757) 599-3510 x321
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10:30am-4:30pm.
Where: Pearl Bailey Library 2510 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23607
What: Join us for Pearl Bailey Library's annual holiday event, and enjoy a festive and fun-packed day for all ages, including crafts, a holiday storytime, photos with Santa, and a concert! All are welcome.
Dates: December 1 - 25, 2018 from 6-10pm. The city will host three themed North Pole Nights on December 1, 8 and 15 from 5 – 8pm with Santa, entertainment, free activities and food vendors.
When: City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News VA
What: This holiday season City Center at Oyster Point will transform into the North Pole with a new, state-of-the-art, synchronized music and light show for the BayPort Credit Union 25 Nights of Northern Lights.
Special Events: The city will host three themed North Pole Nights on December 1, 8 and 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with entertainment, free activities and food vendors. Each of the North Pole Nights will feature Santa’s Workshop, sponsored by City Center at Oyster Point, where children can meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus and see elves at work. North Pole Nights also offer guests the opportunity to take a short trolley ride to the new Holiday Inn for photo ops in the lobby with a beautifully decorated sleigh and special gifts for kids and adults – a stuffed animal for children 5 and younger, and sweet treats for older guests.
Cost: Admission each night is free and free parking is available in the three City Center parking garages.
Dates: December 6-7, 2018
Where: Endview Plantation, 362 Yorktown Road, Newport News, Virginia 23603
What: Let your child experience the magic of an 1861 Christmas through a visit with St. Nick. Private family sessions create the perfect setting for seasonal photo opportunities in a historic setting. Craft activities are offered before the visit. Parents are to bring a wrapped present for their child and a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food bank.
Cost: $5. advance reservations must be made by calling (757) 887- 1862.
Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 at from 7-8:30pm
Where: Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA
What: This year's annual holiday celebration at Downing-Gross will bring the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" to life! Journey through the Past, Present, and Future to learn what the holiday spirit of giving is all about! This event will feature games, activities, music, karaoke, crafts, treats, gifts and more! We may also see some very special surprise guests.
Cost: FREE and Open to the Public. RSVP is appreciated but not required
Dates: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:30am-10:30am
Where: Woman's Club of Hilton Village 87 Main Street Newport News, VA 23606
Hilton Juniors host breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus! Seatings at 8:30 & 9:30am. Includes breakfast, (pancake, sausage & OJ for children) chat with Santa and crafts. Ages 10 and under. Seats are limited so reserve your space or more info @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $5 for 1 child or $10 for 2 or more. Payment made at the door cash or check. Canned goods will be collected for the Foodbank and cards will signed for soldiers.
Dates: Saturdays, December 8 & 15, 2018 from 10am-12pm
Where: The Mariners' Museum and Park, 100 Museum Dr, Newport News, Virginia 23606
What: Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus, take your own photos, and make ornaments and other holiday crafts!
Cost: $12 ($10 for Members). Children 2 and under FREE. Ticket includes admission to the museum.
Dates: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10am-12pm
Where: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News VA
What: Join us as we celebrate the season with our family, our members! Featuring hands-on projects, a holiday story, cookie decorating, holiday games, and more. Don’t miss special guests, Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Cost: Members sign-in to see cost and reserve your tickets
Date: December 8, 2018 at 6pm
Where: Indulge Bakery and Bistro 10359 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, Virginia 23601
What: Come One Come All- Bring your Letters to Santa straight to the Big Guy Himself at Indulge Bakery & Bistro on December 8th, 6-8pm. Enjoy Cookies, Gingerbread, Pastries, Cider for the young and old, and GLUHWEIN! Our Santa will have his merriest elf present for professional photos AND...your child's letter will be hand-delivered back to your door by courier elf so you will know exactly what is on that list! Yes, that's right...Indulge is helping you make that list and check it twice! Our line will be LONG, so rsvp to this event to ensure you get to enjoy this Santa Experience! When you are finished, be sure to check out the Gingerbread Celebration going on outside! You can cast your vote for who will win the Cocoa Cup or the Villager's Choice Award! We hope to see you there!
Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 8:30-10:30am Where:
Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Ave, Ste 777, Newport News VA What: RSVP ON MEETUP!
We are happy to announce a visit from a Sensitive Santa! We have partnered with Cherry Hill Photography, a photography company, and Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News to provide families with a private experience with the Sensitive Santa before the mall opens to the public. Please RSVP and you will be assigned a time slot. We only need 1 RSVP Per Family on Meetup. Cost:
No purchase is required for the child to visit with Santa. However, this is NOT a free photo event, and photo packages are available for purchase. You are not permitted to take your own photos.
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10am and 11am at US Langley AFB and then 1pm & 2pm at USO Fort Eustis
Where: Langley AFB (Hampton) & Fort Eustis (Newport News)
What: Photos with Santa, Cookies and Cocoa and other Holiday Treats, Holiday Crafts and Activities. Free Gift for each Military Child. Open to active duty military, reserve/national guard and dependents with valid Military ID card.
Cost: Reservations are required.
Date: December 15, 2018 from 12-5:45pm
Where: Fort Eustis Aquatic Center, Ft Eustis, Newport News VA
What: Come out to swim with Santa!
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 5-8pm
Where: American Legion Post 368, 368 American Legion Dr, Newport News, VA 23608
What: Bring the whole family out for a unique Christmas party complete with photos with Santa, shopping for gifts, prizes, delicious food trucks, face painting, balloon twisting, and a live DJ. You don't want to miss out on all the fun & one-stop shopping!
Cost: Adults $5, Children $1
Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12-3pm
Where: The Melting Pot 12233 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 3, Newport News, Virginia 23602
What: HO HO HO! Santa Claus is coming to The Melting Pot. Get your cameras ready and join us for brunch on December 16th. Enjoy featured brunch selections and a visit with Santa.
Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 6-8pm
Where: Faith Community Church, 657 Harpersville Rd, Newport News VA
What: Biggest Kids event of the season! Bring all the kids to meet Santa as he meets someone real special to him! Pictures with Santa and lots of games and activities! One night only! Don't miss it!