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!
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!
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
GRAND ILLUMINATION AT LYNNHAVEN MALL
SANTA AT LYNNHAVEN MALL
SANTA AT PEMBROKE MALL
Special Event: Santa is coming to Pembroke Mall!! Bring the family as we welcome our Singing Santa Claus featuring Rudolph and Frosty on Saturday, November 10th, beginning at 11am, located in the Target Wing. Sing along to your favorite Christmas songs and visit Santa after his performance.
Cost: Free to visit, photos for purchase
"SEA"SONS' GREETING: PHOTO WITH SANTA AT THE BEACH
SANTA'S STOCKING OLD FASHIONED CRAFT BAZAAR
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
FOOD & TOY DRIVE OPEN HOUSE
East Coast Fall Festival
Where: East Coast Equestrian Training Center 2508 W Landing Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
What: A day of family fun with live presentations from all aspects of the equestrian world: Western, Dressage, English and the Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol. Lots of activities such as Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Corn Hole, Games and Races! Live music and dancing throughout the day. Santa will be stopping by between 1 and 3 pm! Vendors will be selling their products and gift items to help with your stocking stuffers. The ECIEA will have collection boxes for their food and toy drives and will be accepting non-perishable food contributions for the Southeast VA Food Bank and new unwrapped toys for the "Toys for Tots".
Pictures with Santa at Ballyhoos
Where: Ballyhoos 2865 Lynnhaven Drive, Suite D3, Virginia Beach VA
What: Come take pictures with Santa Claus. Bring the family, friends and your pets. Cashola, College Football, Gifts & Decor. Proceeds benefit Roc Solid Foundation, a not-for-profit organization helping children and families facing pediatric cancer. Hosted by Dolphin Circle, Virginia Beach City Union-International Circle of The Kings Daughters and Sons.
Virginia Beach Sensitive Santa
Where: Lynnhaven Mall (Virginia Beach, VA) 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
What: RSVP ON MEETUP! We are happy to announce a visit from a Sensitive Santa! We have partnered with World Wide Photography, a photography company, and Lynnhaven Mall to provide families with a private experience with the Sensitive Santa at Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach before it opens to the public starting at 8:30 am. 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.
Santa at the Hilton
PLANES, TRAINS & SANTA
Where: Military Aviation Museum 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457
When: November 23 - 25, 2018
Activity: It will be an exciting and fun weekend of Santa, planes, and model trains! The KRT layout is designed specifically using Lionel Collectors Club of America standards to allow kids of all ages to interact with the trains in a way unparalleled in Hampton Roads. Try your hand at driving one of the LionChief engines, compliments of our sponsor, Lionel Trains or push the buttons to activate many of the scenes around the layout. Fun for all ages!! Don't miss your opportunity to take pictures with Santa among vintage planes and marvel at the hangar overrun with trains and fire trucks. Santa arrives at the museum each day at 10 AM. Santa will also be collecting donations for Toys for Tots!
Cost: Members are FREE. Kids ages 17 and under FREE. Adults $15 (+fee), Seniors $13 (+fee), Military, including adult dependents $12 (+fee)
ANNUAL VIRGINIA BEACH CHRISTMAS MARKET
VISIT WITH SANTA AT HILLTOP
THE CORAL CARAVAN VINTAGE, FARM & FLEA HOLIDAY MARKET
Saturdays with Santa at Child-fil-A
Where: Chick-fil-A Virginia Beach Blvd 4752 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
What: The holidays are here and Santa and his team are flying in to help us celebrate all season long. He'll be here every Saturday to visit, take photos, and spread Christmas joy! Kids are invited to drop their letters to jolly old Saint Nick in our special delivery mailbox and enjoy special surprise treat! (Exclusively at the Virginia Beach Bvd Chick-fil-A location)
VBLA's Santa on the Beach
FOUNDERS INN ANNUAL ILLUMINATION
Pet Photos with Santa
Military - Holiday Tree Lighting & Concert
Where: JEB Little Creek - Gator Theater 3504 Gator Blvd. Bldg. 3104 Virginia Beach, VA 23459
Military - Oceana - Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Festival
Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8-10am
Where: Chick-fil-A Marketplace at Hilltop 749 First Colonial Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: Join us for a memorable morning filled with fun holiday activities, delicious Chick-fil-A food, and even a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Please RSVP on the event page!
2018 Farmhouse Grand Illumination!
Where: Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co 1805 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
What: On this magical day, the Farmhouse will transition from pumpkin patch to winter wonderland, as we light our 16 foot Christmas tree and Farmhouse decor! Make your way through the property to see our extensive holiday decorations placed around every corner. Each room in the house will be decorated with their own unique holiday theme. We will illuminate all decorations at promptly 6PM. This is a FREE event. In addition to the property decor, you can also enjoy the following: - On-site Christmas tree lot - Live music with The Swinging Santa Band (6-8PM) - La Cucina & Cast Iron Catering food trucks - Hot chocolate & hot cider - A special bottle beer release! - Pictures with Santa (This is by appointment only with limited spots – everyone will be notified within this page and on our profile when signups are available, which will also provide pricing information.) - Christmas Tree Lot pictures (This is by appointment only with limited spots – everyone will be notified within this page and on our profile when signups are available, which will also provide pricing information.) - AND MORE
LANDSTOWN COMMONS BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Cost: Registration is free, you just pay for the cost of your breakfast at IHOP. Registration is necessary due to limited seating. Event is subject to change without notice.
Military - Breakfast with Santa - Little Creek
Where: Navy Exchange (Little Creek) 1170 Amphibious Dr Bldg 3443, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23459
What: Oh what fun! You're invited to Breakfast with Santa in the NEX Little Creek Food Court on Saturday, December 1 from 8:30am-10:30am. Ticket of $7 includes breakfast provided by Wendy's, a meet & greet with Santa, a mini firetruck/train ride from Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services - Unofficial, children's activities, story time & a FREE book courtesy of the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. Bring your own cameras. Purchase your tickets at NEX’s Personalized Services Department. Limited seating available.
Cost: Tickets are $7 each
Santa Photos at Care-A-Lot
Cost: The price is only $10 and the entire amount goes to help dogs through Rainbow Animal Rescue
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
MILITARY: Santa's Schedule at NEX Little Creek:
- Saturdays 10am-6pm (*Except 12/1 for Breakfast with Santa & Story Time with Santa)
- Sundays 12pm-4pm
- Tuesdays 11am-3pm
- Fridays 12pm-6pm
- Monday, December 24th 11am-3pm
MILITARY: Santa's Schedule at NEX Oceana:
- Saturday 12/1 from 11am-3pm
- Saturday 12/8 Breakfast with Santa
- Saturday 12/15 from 11am-3pm
- Saturday 12/22 from 11am-3pm
Painting with Santa
Cost: $38 + tax per child.
12TH ANNUAL PUNGO VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
HOLIDAY PARADE AT THE BEACH
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONCERT
Dates: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7pm & Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 4pm. Saturday, December 1st Santa arrives at 6:00 PM Show starts at 7:00 PM Sunday, December 2nd Santa arrives at 3:00 PM Show starts at 4:00 PM
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Share the holiday spirit for Hampton Roads military families this season. Head over to the Virginia Beach Convention Center for a lively and festive USO-style show featuring the Guava Jam Band. The event AND parking are 100% FREE, and all proceeds benefit Hampton Roads military families in need during the holidays.
Cost: FREE. All proceeds benefit Hampton Roads military families in need during the holidays.
Taylor's Do-It Center Presents North Pole Express
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 11am-2pm
Where: Taylor's Do-It-Centers 1609 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: Join us at our Hilltop location, Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Get your picture taken with Santa and ride his train, watch cooking demos by Big Green Egg, get presents wrapped at ContraVan, warm up with hot coffee and enjoy yummy food by The Coop food truck and Doughminion Donuts, and smell the aroma of fresh cut Christmas Trees! Have leftover canned goods from Thanksgiving? Bring them with you! During the event, we will collect canned food items and monetary donations for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
PICNIC WITH SANTA
Sundays with Santa at Virginia Aquarium
Dates: Sundays, December 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2018 from 12-3pm
Where: Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach VA
What: Join Santa and his elves for fun festivities and activities!
Cost: Included in admission
Rock-A-Bye-Baby OBX Annual Santa Photos 2018
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 1-3pm
Where: Rock-A-Bye Baby OBX Laskin Rd 1201 Laskin Rd Ste 200, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: It's that time of year again + we are soooo excited! Our annual Santa photos are becoming a staple in our customer's Holiday traditions + we couldn't love that more! Please join us for photos with Santa as our gift to you! We enjoy this day so much + hope you all do as well! We have moved the event to Sundays when Bella Monte is closed to allow more parking due to how popular this was last year! Details: Photos will be from 1pm to 3pm with the sign up sheet going out 30 minutes prior as in previous years. If you've been with us for this then you know it flows pretty well once it gets rolling. Photos will be available online via an emailed link once edited + free to download, print, share....whatever your hearts desire - They are yours to cherish for years to come!
SEASON OF LIGHT PLANETARIUM SHOWS
CBN CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
Dates: December 6-9 and 13-15, 2018. Thursdays and Fridays 6-9pm. Saturdays 12-9pm
Where: 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23463
What: Christmas Marketplace, Rides and Attractions, Special Christmas Performances, Area's Largest, Most Spectacular Christmas Tree, Live Nativity, Santa's Cottage, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Antique Cars & More.
Cost: Free admission
Dinner with Santa
Irish Christmas Market & Ceili
Military - Pets With Santa Little Creek
Where: Navy Exchange (Little Creek) 1170 Amphibious Dr. Bldg 3443, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23459
What: Bring your friendly pet to NEX Little Creek on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4pm-6pm and get a selfie with Santa! All pets welcome, so bring your bird, hamster, guinea pig, pot belly pig, iguana, dog, cat, rabbit & more. Don't forget your camera or phone. Tag us in your photos & use #NEXSantaPaws. All pets will leave with a goodie bag. Also, we'll have a Most Festive Pet Contest at5pm. Winning pet will receive a prize.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WITH SANTA!
Where: Creeds Cafe 605 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach Virginia 23457
What: Come have Breakfast or lunch at Creeds Cafe with Santa and get your picture taken by Southern Photography!
Cost: 10$ per image! Kids meals are 1/2 off!!
CHICK-FIL-A'S BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
What: Chick-fil-A's 18th Annual Breakfast with Santa and the Chick-fil-A Santa Cow. Lynnhaven Mall Food Court. Astro DJ's will be providing entertainment, dancing, crafts, face painting, games, photo opportunities, breakfast, goodie bagsand more memory filled fun. Reservations are required.
MILITARY - Breakfast with Santa
The Complete Santa Experience
Where: Kaydee Kelly Photography 1561 Bradford Rd, Suite 104, Virginia Beach VA
What: Photos with Santa. Reservations required. Session is only booked with session fee paid and contract signed. Each session can include up to 3 children (additional time slots can be booked at half price if you have more than 3 children!)
Cost: $80-$165 depending on photo package selected
Coffee with Santa
Where: American Brew - 3584 E Stratford Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23455
What: Come one, come all and visit the jolliest gentleman of them all! Visit the American Brew on Saturday December 8th between 10am-2pm for a FREE photo with Santa! You will be provided a link to go online and access your photo after the event. Coffee, hot chocolate bar, kids crafts & giveaways are just a few of the surprises we have in store for you! There will be parking next door at the Marina and across the street at J&A Racing. Please get your tickets for which time you will be attending and one for each person that will be with you. Presented by Val Lee, Realtor with Benham Signature Properties, Donnie Hoock - NMLS 1319720 - Movement Mortgage, Renee Jean Photography - Wedding & Elopement Photographer & American Brew
Cookies with Santa
Military Families - We Believe: Holiday Kids and Family Event
WEST INDIES UNITED (WIU): CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Military - Little Creek - Holiday Extravaganza Whobilation Celebration
Members Only - Donuts with Santa at Virginia Aquarium
Dates: December 9 & 16, 2018 at 8:30am
Where: Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach VA
What: Ho ho ho! Join Santa for donuts at this Aquarium member exclusive event! This incredibly popular, family-friendly holiday event returns with two different dates. Enjoy holiday-themed donuts provided by Bliss Bakery, snap a photo, and visit with our jolly special guest before he heads back to the North Pole! This event will also include holiday-themed activity stations and story time.
Cost: $12 for children, $8 for adults. Members only. Registration is required for this event. To register and purchase your tickets, please call (757) 385-3474, option 3.
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON TOY DRIVE
COOKIES AND COCOA WITH SANTA
Where: Twisted Sisters Cupcakes & Sugar Shack Cafe 2724 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
Photos with Santa at Blue Pete's
Where: Blue Pete's Restaurant 1400 N Muddy Creek Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
What: Join us at Blue Pete’s on December 9th as we host our good friend, Santa Claus! That’s right, we know him. Professional photos by Skylar Wyatt - a great photo opportunity with rustic decor in front of a fireplace!
Cost: $10 per child. 3 or more children pay $25 total! This event will be first come first serve, so stop by early - it’s a busy time of year and Santa can’t stay long.
TEA WITH SANTA AND MRS CLAUS
US Fleet Forces Band presents "Sounds of the Season"
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Santa Claus is Coming to The Cavalier
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Military - Fort Story Holiday Community Party
Military - Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
Annual Santa to the Rescue
Munch Mingle and Pictures with Santa
Swinging Santa Band
Cookies & Cider with Santa
Where: TASTE 4097 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
What: Visit Santa at TASTE Bayville Farms for cookies and cider. Bring your camera and snap photos of your family, your kids or even your pets with jolly Old Saint Nick, and enjoy cookies and cider surrounded by our fresh cut Christmas trees.
Cost: Admission is free! While supplies last.
VEGAN BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Pizza & Photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus
Cookies with Santa
EVENING WITH SANTA AT FOUNDERS INN
FunVille Christmas Party - Meet Santa!
VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: PB&J FAMILY SERIES - JINGLE BELL JAM
Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 3pm
Where: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Santa Claus is coming to town and he's stopping by to be a part of the VSO's ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads. You won't want to miss this holly jolly concert! Get your tickets early– this family favorite is sure to sell out!
Cost: Tickets are $14/child, $19/adult