Virginia Beach! Where to Find Santa in Virginia Beach

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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 Where to Find Santa in Hampton Roads (all cities), Dining with Santa, Holiday Parades, Holiday Performances, Hampton Roads Lights Displays and more!

Featured Listings:





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.


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
November 26- December 23, 2020 by appointment.
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! 


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


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 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. 

Time To Visit Santa

Date: December 4, 2020 from 7-9pm
Where: 837 Clinton St, Virginia Beach, VA
What: This is an outside event.  Santa will be wearing a mask. Come and visit with Santa.  This is free and open to all!  Children can sit, stand, or just drop off a "Wish List."  All families are welcome!  Each child receives a full sized Candy Cane and lots of Cheer! Take all the photos you want with your camera or phone!  Santa is Special Needs and pet friendly!  

Breakfast with Santa

Dates: December 5, 12, & 19, 2020 at 10am
Where: Becca Restaurant & Garden 4200 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
What: Celebrate the holiday season by joining us for Breakfast with Santa this Saturday at Becca Restaurant & Garden. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, then join Santa for photos and fun in The Raleigh Room. Seatings are available from 10AM to 2PM. Book your reservation for December 5th, 12th or 19th 

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

Brunch with Santa

Date: Sunday, December 6 & 13, 2020 from 10am-12pm
Where: Redhead Bay Cafe 605 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457
What: Photos with Santa at Redhead Bay Café, by Skylar Wyatt Photography! Come join us for brunch, and have a holly jolly time snapping your holiday photos! Free s’mores kits and hot chocolate for the kids! Photos will be $10 per kid or $25 for the whole family (Digital Download) Come see our extra festive set-up and all the work we’ve been doing in our NEW event space at Redhead Bay Café! *Social distancing will be in place and masks will be required when not seated at a table. 

Photos With Santa

Date: December 6, 2020 from 1-3pm and December 12, 2020 from 12:30-3:30pm
Where: Blue Pete's Restaurant 1400 N Muddy Creek Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
What: Bring your kiddos to Blue Pete's Restaurant to get a professional photo with Santa and Skylar Wyatt Photography! Sign up with our attached link to guarantee a safe, socially distanced photo. We may have time to fill in between, but signing up GUARANTEES a time for your littles to meet Santa Claus. - $10 per child or $25 for 3 or more children. - PHOTOS WILL BE OUTDOORS, weather permitting. We will have a safe, masked, socially distanced (and incredibly festive and clever - if we do say so ourselves) photo option available. - Sign up with SignUpGenius link to secure your spot. Email with any questions or concerns! 


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

Old Beach Tavern Kids Christmas Paint Party

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 12-2pm
Where: Old Beach Tavern 3020 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
What: Bring the kids out for a fun afternoon of painting. Lots of Christmas and winter shapes to choose from! Options that will be available are shown in the discussion. Shapes, sizes and prices range for everyone.
Cost: $15-$25 shape options Include your blank shape to paint, all the supplies and table time to paint your piece and twine and a bow to hang once you are done. Ornaments include twine to hang and supplies to paint. Santa will be on site as well as his photographer to purchase Socially distanced Santa pictures. 

Swim With Santa

Date: December 12, 2020 at 1pm
Where: YMCA at JT's Camp Grom 1181 Prosperity Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
What: Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, December 12th from 1:00-4:00p at the YMCA JT’s Camp Grom!  Serving our Gold Star Families, those with differing abilities and our Wounded Veterans; this event will include a wide variety of activities inclusive to all.  This event is $10 per family and is open to the community.  Register in-person, online at or by calling (757)961-4175.  We hope to everybody there! 

The Comfy Belly Kids Christmas Party

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 1-4pm
Where: The Comfy Belly  1801 Pleasure House Rd Virginia Beach VA 23455
What: Join us on Saturday, December 12th for an exciting afternoon of kid's crafts, hot chocolate bar and cupcake decorating!  Oh... and I almost forgot, SANTA!!!  Get your pictures with take with Santa! This event is FREE to everyone!  Merry Christmas!! 

Drive-Thru Santa

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 2-4pm *Rain date December 19th 
Where: Light Of Hope United Methodist Church 208 South Plaza Trail, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
What: Enjoy a Covid safe drive through visit with Santa!! Don't forget to bring your letter to Santa and drop it off. There will be small gifts for the kids! 

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.

Annual Food and Toy Drive

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 5:30-8:30pm
Where: Virginia Beach Police Department Mounted Patrol Unit 2089 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
What: Our Annual Food and Toy Drive is a go!!!  To address COVID19 safety measures, this year we will be offering a drive-through holiday lights event.  In lieu of an admission fee, we are collecting nonperishable food items and new unwrapped toys in their original packaging  Items will be collected as you enter the main gate to the VBPD Mounted Unit. From there you will be given instructions on where to go next. Santa will be there! 

Christmas at MOCA with Salt Church

Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 9:15 and 11am
Where: Virginia MOCA 2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach VA
What: It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Salt Church is inviting you to come Home for Christmas at MOCA. This isn’t just a Christmas service—it’s a Christmas experience for the whole family, and it’s open to the entire community! We’re offering two service times on Sunday, December 20: 9:15 and 11:00 a.m. Here’s what you can expect: Christmas music, Gifts and candy for the kids, Holiday treats, hot cocoa, and cider, Photos with Santa, Candle lighting, And more! Most importantly, we are celebrating the advent of the one we adore, Jesus Christ, who humbled himself and came into darkness to be our light—and that’s worth the celebration. 



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.


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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