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:





Date: Friday, November 8, 2019 from 6-8pm
Where: Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach VA
What: Show Starts at 6pm with Preshow Entertainment Prior. Bring the whole family to Lynnhaven Mall for one of Hampton Roads beloved annual holiday traditions - the Grand Illumination. Kids and adults alike will be filled with the holiday spirit featuring live entertainment, magic show, DJ with a dance party following the show, giveaways and much more!
Cost: Free



Dates: November 8 thru December 24, 2019. Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM Special Hours: Monday – Saturday (12/14-12/21): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM Sunday (12/22): 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Monday (12/23): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM Christmas Eve (12/24): 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
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. Grandparents Photo Night on November 29. Pet Photos will be taken Mondays (November 12-December 17) from 5-8pm. Holiday PJ Night Photos will be on November 30 and December 6. Ugly Sweater Night with Santa will be November 16 and December 13.
Cost: Free to visit with Santa, Photo Packages available for purchase.


Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 1-3:30pm
Where: Chic's Beach, Beaufort Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Children, families, and pets are all welcome to meet Santa and have their pictures taken on the beach!
Cost: $30 per photo session. Time slots are in 3 minute increments starting at 1pm. Raising funds for CHKD. This Event is SOLD OUT


Dates: Santa arrives November 16, 2019. See dates/hours for Santa Here.
Where: Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 201 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
What: Visit and photos with Santa
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 16th, 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


Dates: November 16, 2019 from 9am-5pm and November 17, from 10am-4pm
Where: Kempsville Recreation Center, 800 Monmouth Lane, Virginia Beach VA
What: Crafters will be selling unique handmade items, everything from stocking stuffers to fine works of art, all at budget-friendly prices. Photos and Visits with Santa Saturdays: 11 am - 2 pm | Sundays: 1 pm - 4 pm. Visits are free; photo packages available for purchase.)
Cost: The bazaar offers free admission and free on-site parking to shoppers. Santa visits are free; photo packages available for purchase.


Dates: Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10am-1pm
Where: The Westin, Virginia Beach Town Center
What: The King’s Daughters invites you to Breakfast with Santa with Busch Gardens Christmas Town. Enjoy live holiday performances, children’s activities, interactive train display, silent auction of trees, gingerbread creations, and gifts or the opportunity to create a handmade gift to send to a patient at CHKD. Tickets to event also include a buffet breakfast, and a digital photo with Santa for each child! 
Cost: $25 per child, $30 per adult

The Complete Santa Experience

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9am-12pm
Where: Kaydee Kelly Photography 1561 Bradford Rd, Suite 104, Virginia Beach VA
What: This years set up will be a white backdrop with a few snow kissed trees and beautifully wrapped presents. I MAY have a second simple set up with some twinkle lights in case your kiddo really wants nothing to do with Santa! But honestly, he's so sweet he lets the kids warm up to him if they are a little unsure!! There will be a hot cocoa bar set up as soon as you walk in and while you are viewing your images immediately after, I will have a mothers helper there to do a craft with your kiddo so you are free to view your images!
Cost: See website for details

Christmas Craft Show and Vendor Fair * Free Photo with Santa!

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9am-3pm
Where: St Luke's United Methodist Church 3396 Stoneshore Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452 
What: ****A special visit from Santa & Mrs Claus from 10 am -12pm for free photos!**** Shop for crafts and treasures and stay for lunch!  Many crafters offering hand-made jewelry, art, hand made greeting cards and paper crafts, toys and much more, even some direct sales and vendors mixed in.  Lunch items, bake sale treats and drinks for sale with proceeds benefiting the missions of Light of Hope UMC. 
Cost: Admission is FREE but please consider bringing a canned food Item for our Food Pantry! 

Cookies with Santa

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 11am-1pm
Where: Pembroke Mall, Virginia Beach VA
What: Join us for Cookies and Crafts with Santa! Kids will create a holiday craft while enjoying cookies, provided by Pembroke Mall. Santa will stop by and visit the kids during craft time. Located in the Target Wing.
Cost: Free


Dates: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 4-7pm (Rain Date: November 24, 2019)
Where: Landstown Commons, 3334 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 
What: Join us for the Celebration! Meet us at the Fountain! VISIT with SANTA! • Music • Giveaways • Caroling. 
Cost: Free


Where: Military Aviation Museum 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457 
When: November 29-December 1, 2019. 9am to 5pm
What: The Tidewater Division of the National Model Railroad Association hosts a variety of train experiences, allowing kids (and adults!) of all ages to see and interact with amazing model train exhibits. Santa flies into the museum each day at 10:00 a.m. in a vintage biplane, weather permitting, because sometimes reindeer just have to rest! Get your picture with Santa, see loads of vintage airplanes and marvel at the hangar overrun with trains and fire trucks. Santa and the Marine Corps Reserves 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)


Dates: November 29-December 1, 2019. Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
What: Pictures with Santa daily from 11am-3pm
Cost: $8 Adults; $2 Children 6-12; Under 6 Free - One admission covers all three days. One discount per person. Receive $1 off admission by bringing a canned food donation for the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. Admission is free with a blood donation to the Red Cross.


Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 29 & 30, Saturdays, December 7, 14, & 21, 2019 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.)


Dates: Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 8am-12pm
Where: IHOP at Landstown Commons, 3334 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 
What: Enjoy a fun, casual breakfast with Santa at IHOP at Landstown Commons Shopping Center!
Cost: Registration is free, you just pay for the cost of your breakfast at IHOP. Registration is necessary due to limited seating. Must present ticket at time of arrival to enter.

Santa Photos at Care-A-Lot

Dates: November 30 & December 1, 2019. 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: Saturdays and Sundays November 30, December 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 2019 from 10:30-11am
Where: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 717 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451
What: See Santa as he dives in the Red Sea Tunnel! Watch as he spends some time beneath the surface with our spotted eagle rays and zebra shark!
Cost: Included with Aquarium admission

Farmhouse Grand Illumination!

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 4-10pm. Illumination takes place at 6pm.
Where: Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co, 1805 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
What: The holidays are just around the corner and we are gearing up for our Grand Illumination event on November 30, 2019. Save the date and stay tuned as we announce more information around this event. Get ready for holiday music by Swinging Santa Band, pictures with Santa, holiday decor and special beer releases! Our Christmas tree and lights are going to be bigger and brighter than ever this year...we promise ;).
Cost: Free Event

Sundays with Santa at Virginia Aquarium

Dates: Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2019 from 11:30am-2:30pm
Where: Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach VA
What: Join Santa and his elves for fun festivities and activities! 
Cost: Included in admission 


Dates: Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2-6:30pm
Where: The Founders Inn and Spa, 5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
What: Start the Holiday Season Off Right by Attending Founders Annual Illumination Event! Activities to include: Puppet Caravan, Cultural Dancers, Christmas Choirs in the Atrium, Pictures with Santa, Strolling Entertainment, Face-Painting and Balloon Artistry, Horse-drawn Carriage (weather permitting).  At 6pm, don't miss a reading of "The Christmas Story" followed by the "Illumination" of the English Gardens. This event is one you won't want to miss and is fun for the whole family! Free and Open to the public.
Cost: Free and open to the public

The Cavalier Grand Illumination 

Dates: December 1, 2019 from 5-8pm
Where: Cavalier Hotel 4200 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: We will be hosting our annual Grand Illumination on December 1st from 5-8 PM, From 5PM until the lights go on, enjoy Santa and Mrs. Claus, carolers, complimentary hot chocolate, spiced wine and cookies, and a special appearance by The Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia. A special reception in The Raleigh Room will follow. Come see our hotel and Cavalier residences light up for the holidays — children of all ages are welcome! Open to the public - this is a free event!


Date: December 3, 10 & 17, 2019 at 7pm
Where: Plaza Middle School Planetarium, 3080 S. Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
What: This presentation traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the lighting of luminarias in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah. The show also recounts the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. It also takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions: from gift-giving and kissing under the mistletoe, to songs about lords a-leaping and ladies dancing, and the custom of decking the halls with greenery and candles. St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, and Santa Claus all drop by as well.
Cost: All shows only $3 per person. Reservations strongly suggested.

FM99 Christmas Wish

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Dairy Queen - Landstown Centre Way 1925 Landstown Centre Way, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
What: Join us as we bring in the Holiday Season with FM99 and Santa! We will be donating to the FM99 Christmas Wish Fund with every order from 6:30 to 8:30! Get your pictures taken with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Rock Girl all at once! 


Dates: December 5-7 and 12-14, 2019. Thursdays and Fridays 6-9pm. Saturdays 12-9pm 
Where: 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23463
What: For two weekends in December, the campus of CBN and Regent University transforms into an enchanting place where the true meaning of the Christmas season is celebrated. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of a Christmas village... Experience festive traditions for the whole family.
Cost: Free admission 

Military - Oceana - Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Festival

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5:30-8pm
Where: NAS Oceana - All Sports Zone Laser Ave.
What: Ring in the holiday season with this free family-friendly event at the NASO Youth Sports Complex (Bldg. 531) and Aerotheater. The festivities kickoff with a Child & Youth performance at 5:30 p.m. at the Aerotheater, followed by the tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. and a free special holiday movie. There will also be a variety of children activities to include inflatables, crafts, hayrides, face painting, balloon animals, pictures with Santa, Christmas music and dancing. Concessions available for purchase. For more information call 757- 433-3976.

Military - Holiday Tree Lighting & Concert

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6-8pm
Where: JEB Little Creek - Gator Theater 3504 Gator Blvd. Bldg. 3104 Virginia Beach, VA 23459
What: This free event will feature Children's Indoor Holiday Activities at 6 p.m., Outdoor Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival at 7 p.m., the U.S. Fleet Forces Band Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m in the auditorium. For more information, call 757-462-7952. 


Dates: December 7, 8, 14, 15 & 21, 2019 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. Balloon artist and face painting are also included. Reservations Required 757-366-5777. $29.95 per person. Event starts promptly at 8:00 am
Cost: $29.95 per person

Military - Breakfast with Santa - Little Creek

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:30-10:30am  
Where: Navy Exchange (Little Creek) 1170 Amphibious Dr Bldg 3443, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23459 
What: Oh what fun! You're invited to NEX Little Creek's Breakfast with Santa in the Food Court on Saturday, December 7 from 8:30am-10:30am. Ticket of $8 includes breakfast, a meet & greet and photo opportunity with Santa, children's activities, a set of NEX reindeer ears & an NEX bag. USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia will also be handing out a FREE book. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice & coffee.
Cost: $8 Purchase your tickets at NEX Little Creek's Personalized Services Department. Limited seating available. Get your tickets before they sell out.

Military - Breakfast with Santa - Oceana

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:30-10:30am  
Where: Navy Exchange (Oceana) 1449 Tomcat Blvd. Building No. 292, Virginia Beach VA
What: Oh what fun! You're invited to NEX Oceana's Breakfast with Santa in the Food Court on Saturday, December 7 from 8:30am-10:30am. Ticket of $8 includes breakfast, a meet & greet and photo opportunity with Santa, children's activities, a set of NEX reindeer ears & a NEX bag. USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia will also be handing out a FREE book. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice & coffee. PARENTS, FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR KIDS IN THEIR PAJAMAS!
Cost: $8. Purchase your tickets at NEX Oceana's Personalized Services Department. Limited seating available. Get your tickets before they sell out.

Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad's 2nd Annual Holiday Shopping Bazaar

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9am-3pm
Where: 5145 Ruritan Court Virginia Beach, VA 23462 
What: We are truly your One Stop Shop this holiday season while seeing firetrucks and ambulances being called out for service. This unique experience is unforgettable! From homemade, handcrafted gifts to wrapping presents while visiting Santa.  When you visit our bazaar you are not only going to have a great time but it also gives back to the community. All proceeds that Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad raises goes right into the squad to be able to respond to any call efficiently and effectively. 


Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9am-3pm
Where: Ocean Lakes Elementary School, 1616 Upton Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5730
What: Free admission Open to the public Free children's activities and a visit from SANTA!! Over 60 crafters! 
Cost: Free

Breakfast with Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10am
Where: VB Funny Bone, 217 Central Park Avenue VA Beach, VA 23462
What: You may have seen him in Miracle on 34th st, A Christmas Carol, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and Elf! He has appeared in chimneys all over the world! You may have even seen him kissing your mom! He's fat! He's jolly! He's Santa!!! And he's coming to town! The Funny Bone is hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa! Come celebrate the holidays with the man in red and the Funny Bone Crew! Seating will begin at 9:30am! This event will last til 12:00pm Breakfast service to include French toast sticks, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits,fruit, and juice or milk! Coffee, tea and soda will be available upon request. Each child will go home with their very own photo with Santa, provided by Astro DJ's! And there will be lots of fun and family friendly entertainment! We will also have a special visit from Mrs.Claus!
Cost: Children's ticket will include 1 photo per child, 1 Santa surprise, and breakfast. Adult ticket includes breakfast only! CHILDREN'S TICKET IS $15 ADULT TICKET IS $10 Children under 1 year old admitted at no cost! Please notify the box office of how many children under 1 will be attending. 

Santa's Workshop

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10am-4pm (Santa will visit from 1-3pm)
Where: VB Farmers Market 3640 Dam Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
What: Craft show-Food trucks - Children's Activities - Live Music - Ice Skating rink - Visit with Santa in the Rural Heritage Center from 1-3 pm.
Cost: Free and open to the public

Celebrate with Santa at the Cavalier

Dates: December 7-8, 14-15 & 21, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Where: Cavalier Hotel 4200 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: Mark your calendar for a special Cavalier holiday event. Every Saturday & Sunday from Dec. 7 until Christmas, we invite you to enjoy a holiday brunch from 10am–2pm at Becca Restaurant & Garden. Then head to The Raleigh Room afterward to take photos with Santa himself. And make plans to stick around after photos for very special holiday tea between 2pm–4pm. Space is limited and reservations are required. Make your brunch reservation at For afternoon tea, please call 757-965-9899.

Santa Photos at Care-A-Lot

Dates: December 7-8 and 14-15, 2019. Saturdays 11am-4pm Sundays 12-5pm
Where: Care A Lot Pet Supply Indian River 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

Santa at McDonald Garden Center

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 12-3pm
Where: McDonald Garden Center 1144 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
What: Santa is coming to your local Christmas Shoppe, Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 12-3PM, at our Independence location. Join us for a fun, family experience sure to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Come and visit Santa and tell him all your holiday wishes. Our magical Christmas wonderland is the perfect backdrop for your holiday photos so, bring your camera or cell phone for photos with Santa. 

MILITARY FAMILIES: Sensory Friendly Santa

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 1-3pm
Where: Gator Theater (JEB Little Creek), Virginia Beach VA
What: EFMP Families! Come enjoy this free sensory-friendly event in a safe and understanding environment for you and your family and take a picture with Santa.  For more information, call your EFMP Liaisons at Fleet and Family Support Center. Register by calling 757-462-7563 

Santa's Coming to Sprint! (Virginia Beach)

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 1-4pm
Where: 4389 Virginia Beach Blvd 101, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
What: Christmas is approaching fast but there’s still time to get your picture with Santa! On December 7th from 1pm to 4pm, you can snap a FREE picture with Santa at Sprint! We hope to see you there! 

CXB Grand Illumination 2019

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 5-7pm
Where: Bayside Christian Church 2224 Greenwell Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
What: We would like to welcome you to our annual Grand Illumination on the front lawn of Bayside Christian Church.  We have a new live tree that we will be lighting this year.  This is a very exciting new event. - Live Music - Food Truck - Kid's Activities - Visit from Santa Claus 


Dates: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:30pm
Where: Atlantic Avenue (traveling North) from 15th to 25th Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA
What: Join us for the Holiday Parade at the Beach, where almost 90 parade units make their way down Atlantic Avenue in a joyous celebration of the holiday season. Giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more join forces to present a dazzling and entertaining night of fun for all ages! And, best of all, Santa himself makes a grand appearance to greet all his loyal fans as the evening winds down and thousands of families take the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront!
Cost: Free!


Dates: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 4pm & 8pm & Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4pm. Santa arrives one hour prior to showtime.
Where: Sandler Center, 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: Adults $11. Children 12 & under/ Active Duty Military FREE Tickets available at Box Office Only

Virginia Beach Sensitive Santa

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 8:30-10:30am 
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 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. As a SENSORY INCLUSIVE CERTIFIED organization, we will offer families the use of our KultureCity Sensory Bags if a child needs one. he mall will be a quieter environment for the kids as they do not open to the public until 10:00 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. 


Dates: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Where: Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 201 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
What: Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus during dedicated hours. Please reserve your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite - ONE TICKET per group/family, please.
Cost: Visits with Santa are free. Photo packages that capture holiday memories


Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 9am-12pm
Where: Kahiau's Bakery & Cafe 3712 S Plaza Trail #101, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Santa arrives at 9am to help with cookie decorating, storytime, hanging out with the kids and enjoying breakfast. Wear your best Christmas PJs! You can take as many photos as you like.
We will be collecting toys to give to Toys for Tots!
We will update the drink and food menu soon.
Cost: TBA

Santa Brunch

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 10am-12pm
Where: Redhead Bay Cafe 605 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach VA
Description: Come brunch about it with SANTA at Redhead Bay Café! Sunday December 8th from 10a - 2p! -Photos with Skylar Wyatt Photography ($10 per kid or $25 per family with digital downloads) -Free Hot Chocolate bar and Sugar Cookie decorating for all kids! -Craft cocktails & delicious food, as always! 


Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 10am-3pm
Where: Sound Wave Customs 2700 Avenger Drive, Suite 111, Virginia Beach, VA 
What: Our 8th annual toy drive returns to Sound Wave Customs with a static car show hosted by Santa Claus! 50-50 Raffle. All cash will be turned into toys and donated for children in need. Pre register for show or Bass Off $15 Day of admission for car show or Bass Off Toys worth $20 or more $20 without toy We will have food and drinks included with registration, or purchase a wristband @ $3.00 for spectators. Reindeer games for GIFT CARDS, PRIZES, and MORE. Costume contests for holiday themes (People and Cars)!

SantaFest with Big Green Egg

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11am-2pm
Where: Taylor's Do-It-Centers, 1609 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, ride the train, take pictures, drop off your Christmas wish lists, and more.

VBLA's Santa on the Beach

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11am-3pm NEW DATE!
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.

Cinema Cafe's Annual Santa Tour @ Kemps River

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 12-6pm
Where: Cinema Cafe Kemps River 1220 Fordham Dr. Virginia Beach Virginia 23464
What: Christmas is right around the corner and you know what that means! It's Cinema Cafe's annual Santa Tour!! Join us at our different locations to take your FREE picture with Santa! Bring with you a brand new unopened toy to donate to WTKR's Holiday Helpers Toy Drive and as thanks we will gift you a free popcorn 

Photos with Santa at Blue Pete's

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2-4pm
Where: Blue Pete's Restaurant 1400 N Muddy Creek Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
What: Bring your kiddos to Blue Pete's Restaurant to get a professional photo with Santa and Skylar Wyatt Photography. While you are here, enjoy FREE hot chocolate, cookie decorating and face painting for the kids. Hope to see you there!
Cost: $10 per child. 3 or more children pay $25 total! 

Santa, S’mores and More!

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 3-7pm
Where: Main Barn at Hunt Club Farm, 3pm – 7pm
Where: Join us for our Santa, S’mores and event! Take the family and come MEET SANTA! Enjoy selfies with Santa (pictures on your personal phones/cameras for no additional charge), crafts with elves, toy drive for less fortunate kids with the Noblemen, and bonfires for s’mores and hotdogs!!! *One s’more will be included with each ticket, and hotdogs, hot drinks and additional s’mores will be available for purchase.* Pony rides will be available from 3pm-7pm as well and located upfront by the tree lot. 
Cost: $10 (ages 3 and up), includes entrance to the Petting Farm from 3pm-5pm. Season Pass members will receive $7 off the event and season passes will be on sale at the event.  


Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 5-7pm
Where: The English Rose Tea Room, 3101 Virginia Beach Blvd Suite 111, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Come join us for tea with Santa and Mrs. Claus, we will be serving a dinner of Shepherds Pie, a salad, soup and a dessert with tea for adults. For children, 1.2 peanut butter and jam or 1.2 ham and cheese, served with fresh fruit and a cookie with tea or juice. Children 10 years old and under. No coupons or discounts, reservation are required, remember if you make a reservation and can't make it let us know so someone else can enjoy .
Cost: $15.95 per child (10 & under)and $29.95 per adult.

Dinner with Santa

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 5-8pm
Where: Chick-fil-A General Booth Blvd. 1524 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
What: Join us for a fun filled evening as Santa makes a special trip from the North Pole. Stop by to see Santa and stay for dinner! General Booth location only.
Cost: Free event.


Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 8-10am
Where: Dave & Buster's, 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Hot cocoa station, crafts and pictures with Santa! 
Cost: Breakfast Package: $10 Breakfast Buffet Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea. Breakfast & Play Package: $20 Breakfast Buffet Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea. $10.00 power card for Ticket (redemption) Games and Unlimited Video Game Play (non-redemption games). Tickets at the door $25.

Breakfast with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 8-10am
Where: Chick-fil-A Marketplace at Hilltop 749 First Colonial Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Join us for morning with Santa!
Cost: Activities are free of charge, Breakfast is not included.  


Dates: Saturdays, December 14 & 21, 2019 from 8-11am 
Where: Sage Kitchen- Virginia Beach 1925 Fisher Arch, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 
What: CALLING ALL ELVES for our ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA BUFFET! Eat, Drink, And Be Merry with us Saturday, December 14th, from 8am-Noon. Reservations required: (757)599.3510 ext 407. **New this year: • The kiddos can enjoy our festive, create your own pancake station! • Reindeer hopping race with prizes for kiddos • Exciting toy demos YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE OUR SELECTION OF: • Pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage • Egg station - any way you want them, with plenty of add-ins • Dessert station • Gingerbread house making (Regular menu will resume at 12pm)
Cost: $15 Adults / $10 Kids (non-alcoholic drinks included) $12 Bottomless Mimosas $5-6 Bloody Mary Bar (with all the fixin's!) 

Christmas for Christian

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Where: Shear Dimensions at WoodFord Square 681 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
What: Pictures with Santa will be done from 10:00-2:00 with a $25 donation including 4 edited photos sent to preferred email, stockings, and milk & cookies for the children!! Vendors on-site will include, paparazzi jewelry, color street nails, crafters & more! We will also have “Cookies for Christian” available! Homemade, delicious, variety of yummy cookies for sale!! All proceeds go to Christian Farley & family! Thanks so much everyone, we hope to see everyone there 

Holiday Open House at Ferry Plantation House

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10am-2:15pm
Where: Ferry Plantation House 4136 Cheswick Lane Virginia Beach VA
What: Come celebrate our Christmas Open House! Santa will be here for holiday cheer, hot chocolate and cookie. The house will be open for self guided tours with staff on-hand. 

Cinema Cafe's Annual Santa Tour @ Pembroke

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 11:30am-4:30pm
Where: Cinema Cafe Pembroke 758 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23464
What: Christmas is right around the corner and you know what that means! It's Cinema Cafe's annual Santa Tour!! Join us at our different locations to take your FREE picture with Santa! Bring with you a brand new unopened toy to donate to WTKR's Holiday Helpers Toy Drive and as thanks we will gift you a free popcorn 


Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3pm. Pre-show activities start at 2pm.
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! Pre-concert activities begin at 2PM in the lobby!
Cost: Tickets are $15-25


Evening with Santa at the Founders Inn

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 6-7pm
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 to hear Santa read "The Night Before Christmas" and other stories. Children will enjoy milk, cookies and pictures with Santa. Children will also have an opportunity to sit on Santa's lap so bring your camera! 
Cost: Reservations Required $18.00 per child. Please call 757-366-5777 to reserve your space.

Swim with Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 1-4pm
Where: YMCA JT's Camp Grom 1181 Prosperity Road Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, December 21st from 1:00-4:00 at YMCA JT's Camp Grom! Serving those with differing abilities, this event will include a variety of activities inclusive to all, including letters to Santa, cookie decorating, pictures with Santa, followed by swimming with Santa at 2pm!
Cost: This event is $10 per family and open to the community. Register in person, online, or by calling (757) 961-4175. We hope to see everybody there! Location: 

Brunch with Santa

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 9am-1pm
Where: New Realm Brewing, 1209 Craft Lane, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
What: Join us for a family friendly event on Sunday, December 22nd for Breakfast with Santa. Not only can your family meet Santa & Mrs. Clause but we will have an ugly sweater contest, Christmas movies and Christmas music playing. Mrs. Clause will be reading a story as well.
Cost: Adults $15, Kids $10




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:

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