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Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops (Hampton)

Bass Pro Shops 1972 Power Plant Parkway, Hampton

Free and Safe Holiday Fun During your visit, families can mail their letter to Santa and receive free giveaways while supplies last. Families can also enjoy the amazing aquariums and wildlife displays found in every Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s […]

Busch Garden’s Christmas Town (Williamsburg)

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg

It is the most wonderful time of the year as Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™ returns on select dates from Nov. 12 through Jan. 2, 2022. The World's Most Beautiful Theme Park will once again be transformed by the season with […]

Santa Photos at MacArthur Center (Norfolk)

MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Ave, Norfolk

Hours vary by day Pet Photos: 12/5 & 12/20 from 6-7pm Sensory Santa: 12/5 from 9:30-10:30am CLOSED on Thanksgiving, 11/25  

MacArthur Center on Ice (Norfolk)

MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Ave, Norfolk

Have you been looking for that perfect way to celebrate the cooler temps and the arrival of winter in Hampton Roads? Look no further than Mac On Ice! This outdoor ice skating rink, located outside of MacArthur Mall.   This […]

Dominion Energy Presents Liberty Ice Pavilion (Williamsburg)

Liberty Ice Pavilion W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg

Enjoy a family-friendly activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at the Liberty Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion Energy.  Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the holidays with a few turns on the ice. Parking is available at the Art […]

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Coliseum Central Holiday Extravaganza Presented by Sentara (Hampton)

Coliseum Central Hampton

The Coliseum Central Holiday Extravaganza Presented by Sentara returns for its second year from November 20-December 20! The event is a series of in-person and online activities and giveaways meant to spread holiday cheer.

Military: Winter Reading Challenge at NASO (Virginia Beach)

NAS Oceana 1750 Tomcat Blvd, Virginia Beach

Join NAS Oceana/Dam Neck Annex MWR for our winter reading challenge. Readers can log their minutes by sending a message via Facebook Messenger to the NAS Oceana/Dam Neck Facebook page (@NASODN.MWR). The reader with the most logged hours in each age […]

Holiday Model Train Exhibit at Selden Market (Norfolk)

Selden Market 208 E Main St,, Norfolk

Wed, Dec 1, 2021 - Fri, Dec 24, 2021   The Atlantic Coast S Gaugers Tidewater Division returns to Downtown Norfolk inside Selden Market with their impressive — and FREE — model train exhibit throughout December.    FREE // ALL AGES

Lee Hall Mansion’s Christmas Through the Ages (Newport News)

Lee Hall Mansion 163 Yorktown Road, Newport News

Learn about the origins of holiday traditions while exploring 19th and 20th-century period decorated rooms set amidst the splendor of the Victorian Era. The holiday tour is included with regular admission. Visitors will be required to follow the most up-to-date […]

Holidays at Endview Plantation (Newport News)

Endview Plantation 362 Yorktown Road, Newport News

Learn about 18th and 19th-century historical holiday customs on a guided tour of Endview Plantation. Greenery and period decorations add a festive seasonal touch to the historic home’s interior. The holiday tour is included with regular admission. Visitors will be […]

Gnome for the Holidays at Denbigh Community Center (Newport News)

Denbigh Community Center 15198 Warwick Blvd, Newport News

The Denbigh Community Center is being transformed with a snow gnome mural, festive holiday décor, crafts, lights, and more, all ready for family photos and selfies! Free family film 6 PM – 8 PM on December 10 featuring Snow Buddies, […]

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Teen Cooking Kit – Cinnamon at Tabb Library (York County)

Tabb Library 100 Long Green Blvd, Yorktown

 Are you willing to try something new? Then pick up a YCPL Teen Cooking Kit at your Library beginning today. Kits will be available all month, while supplies last, at the Youth Services desk. The kit includes the spice of […]

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Zoolumination at the Virginia Zoo (Norfolk)

Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk

This November, the Virginia Zoo will welcome 29 new animals – the inflatable kind – in this exciting exhibition. During the day, visitors can look up at a trio of towering 30-foot-tall giraffes and stare into the open mouth of […]

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Santa Pictures at Lynnhaven Mall (Virginia Beach)

Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach

Make this holiday magical by visiting St. Nick! Santa's helpers have been working hard decking the halls, so don’t miss out! Take photos with Santa and create magical moments for you and your family. Reservations are encouraged.

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Pictures with Santa at MacArthur Center! (Norfolk)

MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Ave, Norfolk

We’re grateful you chose us to capture the magic of your holiday experience! We are dedicated to creating spaces that make you feel comfortable to focus on the most important thing – your favorite Christmas tradition! Because your health is our […]

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StoryWalk at Pembroke Mall (Virginia Beach)

Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach,

During your visit to Pembroke Mall, please enjoy the adventure of a bear and his furry friends. Learn through literacy and enjoy engaging activities throughout your mall visit. This StoryWalk is presented in partnership between Pembroke Mall and the Virginia […]

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Gingerbread House Contest at Mansion on Main (Smithfield)

Mansion on Main Bed & Breakfast 36 Main Street, Smithfield

Bring your family and friends to view and vote on your favorite! All houses will be on display at the Mansion on Main on: December 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and December 5 – 9 from 1:00 – 5 […]

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Family Storytime at North Suffolk Library (Suffolk)

North Suffolk Library 2000 Bennets Creek Park Road, Suffolk

An early literacy-based storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, and more for littles (babies, toddlers, preschoolers) and their caregivers. Registration is only required for children. Family Storytime is geared for ages 0-5.  

Unicorn Storytime & Craft at Central Library (Virginia Beach)

MEO Central Library 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach

Join us for a magical time as we celebrate unicorns with songs, stories, and a craft. For children 3-7 years old with caregiver. Registration is required.  

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Little Leapers at SkyZone (Hampton)

SkyZone Hampton 2055 Executive Dr, Hampton

PLAY TIME WITH A PURPOSE Little Leapers is a fun, high-energy play adventure, created for parents and little ones to enjoy together. You’ll love watching your child bounce, climb, and explore in a safe environment while interacting with similar age […]

Outdoor Program: Taco Dragon Scavenger Hunt at Kempsville Library (Virginia Beach)

Kempsville Area Library 832 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach

Kick-off the Virginia Beach Public Library Winter Reading Program with a Taco Dragon themed scavenger hunt.  Pick up your shopping list at the Children's Room help desk,  search in the Children's Room and Youth Area for the ingredients for a […]

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Music & Movement at Poquoson Library

Poquoson Public Library 500 City Hall Ave, Poquoson

For ages 16-24 months with parent/caregiver. Designed to engage toddlers in gaining fine motor skills and tune musical ears while having fun! We will introduce your little ones to various musical instruments and play & dance along to music.

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Wee Ones Storytime at Grissom Library (Newport News)

Grissom Library 366 DeShazor Drive, Newport News

This interactive storytime builds early language and large motor skills with stories, rhymes, songs, and play for a gentle introduction to the world of literature. For ages birth through 23 months with a caregiver. Separate registration is required for each […]

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Free Virtual Marine Science Class (Online)

Your home, via Zoom

We will be offering two free lessons a month via zoom on Wednesdays at 10:30am EST and alternating Tuesdays/Thursdays at 2:30pm EST. Lesson topics include Introduction to Coral Reefs, Shark Biology and Conservation, Marine Invertebrates, Deep Sea, and more! Lessons […]

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Santa at Greenbrier Mall (Chesapeake)

Greenbrier Mall 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake

Visit Santa in the Center Court Friday, November 19 through Friday, December 24 Santa's Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11am - 7pm Friday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm Sunday: 12pm - 6pm Special Hours Information: Thursday, November 25: CLOSED Friday, December […]

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Family Photos with Santa at Patrick Henry Mall (Newport News)

Patrick Henry Mall 12300 Jefferson Ave, Newport News

Visit Santa near Dick's Sporting Goods to capture your Holiday Memories. Reservations are encouraged but not required to have a photo taken with Santa. Digital photo packages are available with options to purchase prints and a family portrait. Santa Hours Monday […]

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Pet Photos with Santa at Patrick Henry Mall (Newport News)

Patrick Henry Mall 12300 Jefferson Ave, Newport News

Pet Photos with Santa Get your pets ready for their close-up with Santa! Mondays, November 22 – December 20 12pm-8pm (Santa break time: 3-4pm) Family Pet Photos are available every Monday near Dick's Sporting Goods Make Your Reservation Now > […]

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Gingerbread House Contest at Mansion on Main (Smithfield)

Mansion on Main Bed & Breakfast 36 Main Street, Smithfield

Bring your family and friends to view and vote on your favorite! All houses will be on display at the Mansion on Main on: December 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and December 5 – 9 from 1:00 – 5 […]

Homeschool Teens: Magnetic Art at Joint Use Library (Virginia Beach)

Joint-Use Library 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach

It's a paint party! Create a unique artwork using magnets in place of paintbrushes. Freestyle your own masterpiece instead of following step-by-step instructions. Grades 6-12. Registration is required.

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Pet Nights with Santa at Lynnhaven Mall (Virginia Beach)

Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach

Let your fur kids and grand pups join in on the holiday fun with photos with Santa! Get the family together to strike a pose with the Big Guy to capture paw-fect holiday moments! Reservations are encouraged.

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MacArthur on Ice (Norfolk)

MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Ave, Norfolk

Have you been looking for that perfect way to celebrate the cooler temps and the arrival of winter in Hampton Roads? Look no further than Mac On Ice! This outdoor ice skating rink, located outside of MacArthur Mall. This experience […]

Instruments from Around the World at Kempsville Library (Virginia Beach)

Kempsville Area Library 832 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach

K-2 Join us in this program as we explore musical instruments from around the world, how they sound, and learning about the cultures they come from. If you have an instrument from your life that you’d like to share, please […]

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Holiday Wonder Walk (Hampton)

WaterWalk Path Hampton

The Hampton “Holiday Wonder Walk” is the perfect way for families to celebrate the holidays and experience fun together! The lighted walk will feature lights and displays showcasing the Hampton Coliseum, Candyland,  “Frozen”, and more!  This year, the path will […]

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Lights at the Fountain at City Center Oyster Point (Newport News)

City Center Oyster Point 701 Town Center Dr, Newport News

Lights at the Fountain 10 minute Animated Light Show Plays Every 1/2 Hour Theme:  Let It Snow 50 ft Intelligent Holiday Tree, 16 Snow Machines, 55 Wrapped trees, Customized Soundtrack Holiday Decor & Instagrammable Moments December 4th - January 1st […]

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ARTech Lights at Brooks Crossing (Newport News)

Brooks Crossing 550 30th Street, Newport News

December 4 – January 1 free admission, free parking   An animated light and sound show displays on the holiday tree at ARTech Lights nightly from 5 PM to 9 PM every half hour, with synchronized music and seasonal décor […]

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Million Bulb Walk at Norfolk Botanical Garden (Norfolk)

Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk

The event route is approximately 1 mile long and though this is a WALKING event, it is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs, and mobility assistance devices. A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis […]

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Novice Night at Atomic Comics (Hampton)

Atomic Comics Emporium I 50 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton

NOVICE NIGHT @ 5:00pm Want to learn how to play a new game or just a bit rusty and want to get back in the swing of things? Then come on out every Monday to play with people in the […]

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The Lights of Christmas at the Virginia Beach KOA Holiday (Virginia Beach)

Virginia Beach KOA Holiday 1240 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach

The magic of Christmas returns to the Virginia Beach KOA Holiday starting November 12th and continues nightly through January 2nd, 2022! A drive thru light show experience the whole family can enjoy includes admission to our popular Christmas village where […]

Let’s Make an Action Figure! at Morgan Memorial Library (Suffolk)

Morgan Memorial Public Library 443 W. Washington Street, Suffolk

Using 3D Printer tech you can make your own action figure! Join us to decorate and assemble your own action figure! All materials will be provided. Registration required. For Ages 13-18

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Festival of Lights at Sleepy Hole Park (Suffolk)

Sleepy Hole Park 4616 Sleepy Hole Road,, Suffolk,

Good things come in little packages!  Enjoy a sprinkle of holiday cheer at the inaugural Suffolk Festival of Lights at Sleepy Hole Park. This drive-through light display will be open beginning November 26th, through December 30th, from 5:30 p.m. to […]

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Newport News Celebration in Lights (Newport News) 

Newport News Park 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News

Dates: November 25, 2021 - January 1, 2022. The event will be open each evening, 5:30 - 10pm Where: Newport News Park at the intersection of Ft. Eustis Blvd. and Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, VA What: Celebration in Lights, Virginia’s first […]

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BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach (Virginia Beach)

Atlantic Avenue at 21st Street queue to boardwalk, Virginia Beach

The BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach is the perfect socially-distanced event to attend during this holiday season! Guests navigate their vehicles through holiday, nautical, and adventure-themed light displays on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, listening on their radios […]

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Holt Family Lights (Chesapeake)

Holt Family LIghts 705 Tallahassee Dr, Chesapeake

The snow machine and concessions will be back. We will also be having character nights again this year.

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Stern Family Holiday Light Show (Newport News)

Stern Family Holiday Light Show 108 Sheffield Way, Newport News

December 1st will be the Official Show Start for our light show at 5:30PM! Showtimes are 5:30pm to 10:00pm nightly, weather permitting (heavy rains and strong winds don't play nice with the lights).

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Deck the Hall (Chesapeake)

Chesapeake City Hall 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake

Deck the Hall November 25 - January 2 from 6 - 9 p.m., nightly* Experience this drive-through light display from the comfort of your car. *Walk-through only on December 11 & 18 with Fa La La Land Information: 757-382-6411 

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D&D Adventurers League (Virginia Beach)

Tower of Games 5405 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach

5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League is every Monday at the Tower. These are single session adventures that finish in 2-4 hours. New players are welcome; Adventurer League sessions are perfect for beginners wanting to learn the in's and […]