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Current Museum Exhibits in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads, VA Hampton Roads

Instead of listing all of the Museum Exhibits as individual events we have cleared up some space on the calendar and created a post that will give you an overview of all the current museum exhibits, so you don't miss […]

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops (Hampton)

Bass Pro Shops 1972 Power Plant Parkway, Hampton

Make Your FREE Santa Photo Reservation - Advance reservations are recommended in all locations and can go quickly. Reserving is easy and free. Santa’s Arrival! The Magic Begins Nov. 5, 2022 Families are invited to Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s for […]

Winter Wonderland Forest (Chesapeake)

Chesapeake Conference Center 700 Conference Center Dr, Chesapeake

This first Annual 2022 Winter Wonderland Forest is a showcase of holiday trees displayed at the Chesapeake Conference Center decorated to mirror different literature. Students from each Chesapeake Public School will decorate a tree that will be on display from […]

Snow Globe Spectacular at Virginia Beach Town Center (Virginia Beach)

Town Center of Virginia Beach 222 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach

Cruise through the Virginia Beach Town Center and view our one of a kind snow globe art that features the uniqueness of the Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads area this Holiday Season! *Snow Globe Spectacular will be on display for your viewing […]

Holidays in Ghent Window Decorating Contest (Norfolk)

Ghent Business District Ghent, Norfolk

The Holidays in Ghent Window Decorating Contest is officially underway! Ghent shops and restaurants along the 21st Street and Colley Avenue business district have created festive holiday window displays. Become enchanted with the spirit of the holidays with these merry […]

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28th Annual Santa Claus Shuffle (Portsmouth & Online)

Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth

The Santa Claus Shuffle is a fun, festive, family-friendly activity for individuals of all ages and families throughout the community.  If you want a fun way to kick off your holiday season, then join this family-friendly event that promotes BOTH charity and […]

Santa’s Workshop at Denbigh Community Center (Newport News)

Denbigh Community Center 15198 Warwick Blvd, Newport News

Free admission, activities and parking  This year, Santa’s helpers have transformed Denbigh Community Center into Santa’s Workshop with festive holiday décor, painted windows, colorful lights and a sleigh. Free activities for the public include: toy and ornament workshops, children’s gift […]

2022 Gingerbread House Contest + Display at the Hermitage (Norfolk)

Hermitage Museum & Gardens 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk

The 2022 Gingerbread House Contest + Display is on view with free daily admission from 10am to 5pm. Enjoy this year’s creations along with festive decor and the new exhibition, Hermitage, A Handcrafted Home.

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Holiday Cards for Veterans at MacArthur Memorial (Norfolk)

MacArthur Memorial 198 Bank St., Norfolk

As a salute to the men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, the MacArthur Memorial in downtown Norfolk will host a family friendly program, Holiday Cards for Veterans, Nov. 25 to Dec. 15. During this period, museum […]

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Foreign Language Tasting Series at North Suffolk Library (Suffolk)

North Suffolk Library 2000 Bennets Creek Park Road, Suffolk

Come 'taste' a new language and see if it's something you want to learn. Gain new skills, new cultural awareness, and some new friends. For adults, teens, and older elementary ages. No registration required to attend in person. Registration required to […]

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Holiday Keepsakes Weekly Class at Kidcreate Studio (Newport News)

Kidcreate Studio 12715 Warwick Blvd Suite D, Newport News

Come create extra-special holiday keepsakes with your little one while exploring the rich traditions of different holidays from around the world. Whether it’s a holiday your family celebrates each year or one that you are learning about for the first […]

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Kids Creative Club at Our Daily Gnome (Chesapeake)

Our Daily Gnome 729 S Battlefield Blvd Suite B, Chesapeake

Do you want your kids to have fun, learn how to problem-solve, and increase their social skills while learning to draw, paint and make things? Kids Creative Club Age 2-4 offers after-school art and craft activities with age appropriate classes. […]

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Homeschool Tech Exploration (K-2) at Pungo-Blackwater Library (Virginia Beach)

Pungo-Blackwater Library 916 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach

9/21 & 10/12: Come learn and play at the library!  Pre-readers and early readers will use Library robots to solve coding challenges. Grades K-2. Registration required.  9/22: Bring your imagination to life! Explore circuitry and electronics in this hands-on program […]

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Storytime with Cubetto at Grissom Library (Newport News)

Grissom Library 366 DeShazor Drive, Newport News

Join us for robot stories and (screen-free) coding fun with Cubetto, a friendly wooden robot! This is a repeat program with very limited space. Please only register for one date and one time slot. For ages 3-7.

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WOW Wednesdays at the Norfolk Botanical Garden (Norfolk)

Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk

Join us in the WOW Children’s Garden for free programs this winter! On WOW Winter Wednesdays, go on a walking adventure in the Children’s Garden and other areas of NBGS to learn about the Garden in winter. All programs are […]

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Great Dismal Swamp Guided Nature Walk (Suffolk)

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge 3076 White Marsh Road, Suffolk

“Swamped and Loving It!” Meet the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in a new way—up close and personal! Enjoy a biologist-led nature walk as you learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife and history that abound in the 112,000-acre wilderness. […]

Homeschool Days at the Virginia Living Museum (Newport News)

The Virginia Living Museum 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News

Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star Time: 10am-10:45am Participants: Ages 8+ Description: Was the Star of Bethlehem an astronomical event? If so, what was it? Join us as we explore the skies of over 2000 years ago to see what the […]

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Babygarten at Poquoson Public Library (Poquoson)

Poquoson Public Library 500 City Hall Ave, Poquoson

Ages 0-15 months with caregiver/parent. We will share play, books, nursery rhymes and songs that you can duplicate at home to develop early literacy and motor skills.

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Family Storytime at Morgan Memorial Library (Suffolk/Online)

Morgan Memorial Library 443 W. Washington Street, Suffolk

An early literacy-based storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, and more for littles (babies, toddlers, preschoolers) and their caregivers. No registration required. Family Storytime is geared for ages 0-5. To view Family Storytime virtually, please join our Baby & Me Facebook group.  

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Babygarten at Larchmont Branch Library (Norfolk)

Larchmont Branch Library 6525 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk

Grow a happy, healthy baby one rhyme at a time! Babygarten features fun songs, movement activities, colorful toys, board books and great resources for parents. (Babies, 0-2)

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Babies in Bloom at Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News)

Pearl Bailey Library 2510 Wickham Ave, Newport News

Babies in Bloom at Pearl Bailey Library is offered Wednesdays at 11am, November 9 through December 14. Babies in Bloom is intended for infants from birth through 23 months with a parent or caregiver. In this interactive Storytime, we give […]

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Sensory Play Wednesday at Surge Adventure Park (Virginia Beach)

Surge Adventure Park - VB 2720 N Mall Drive, Virginia Beach

SENSORY PLAY WEDNESDAY Sensory Play Wednesday is designed for children with special needs to enjoy Surge Adventure Park every Wednesday from 11 AM – 1 PM without loud music or flashing lights! Offer is valid at participating Surge Adventure Parks […]

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Sensory Play Wednesday at Surge Adventure Park (Newport News)

Surge - Newport News 14346 Warwick Blvd Suite 402, Newport News

Sensory Play Wednesday is designed for children with special needs to enjoy Surge Adventure Park every Wednesday from 11 AM – 1 PM without loud music or flashing lights! Offer is valid at participating Surge Adventure Parks on Wednesdays from […]

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Homeschool Days at Surge (Newport News)

Surge - Newport News 14346 Warwick Blvd Suite 402, Newport News

Put the FUN back in physical education! Close those books and join us for some exercise every Wednesday from 11am – 2pm for 2 hours of jump time for just $14. Offer is valid at participating Surge Adventure Parks on […]

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Holiday Train Exhibit at Selden Market (Norfolk)

Selden Market 208 E Main St,, Norfolk

The Atlantic Coast S Gaugers Tidewater Division (http://sgaugers.org/) returns to Downtown Norfolk inside Selden Market with their impressive model train exhibit throughout December. FREE // ALL AGES

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Santa Pictures at Lynnhaven Mall (Virginia Beach)

Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach

November 11 - December 24, 2022. Mondays-Saturdays from 11am-7pm.  Sundays from 12-6pm. Pet Nights: Mondays, November 14, 21, & 28 and December 5 from 4-7pm. Santa Cares Day: Sunday, December 4 from 9-10am

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Santa Photos at MacArthur Center (Norfolk)

MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Ave, Norfolk

Friday November 18th through Christmas Eve! Santa🎅 is coming MacArthur Center so you can capture those magical ✨ memories with family photo 📸 opportunities! He'll be visiting from Friday November 18th until Christmas Eve 🎄 Reservations are strongly recommended 👉 […]

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Santa at Greenbrier Mall (Chesapeake)

Greenbrier Mall 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa’s back! We are thrilled to welcome back Santa this holiday season for everyone to experience Santa Magic, the holiday photo experience presented by Cherry Hill Programs.  Santa Magic is open from November 18 - December 24. […]

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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 Digital photo packages are available with options to purchase prints. Reservations are strongly recommended. Guests without a reservation may experience longer wait times or be asked to visit at a […]

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Homeschool Creators at Outside the Lines Art Studio (Norfolk)

Outside the Lines Art Studio 617 Colonial Ave., Norfolk

Weekly class for elementary age homeschoolers (K-5th). A process approach to traditional art lessons. Some projects will take two class periods to complete. Check our schedule for occasional field trips! • $16 per class includes all materials and supplies or […]

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Rummikub at Kempsville Recreation Center (Virginia Beach)

Kempsville Recreation Center 800 Monmouth Lane, Virginia Beach

Love Rummikub? Come and get your game on in this fun, non competitive drop in session. Pop by and play a game or two or stay for the full time it is up to you. * Please note these drop […]

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Homeschool Hub: Science at North Suffolk Library (Suffolk)

North Suffolk Library 2000 Bennets Creek Park Road, Suffolk

Homeschool Hub is a place to connect with other homeschoolers and enrich your curriculum. This season we will be focusing on science, with experiments, guest speakers, and field trips all culminating into a science fair! No registration is needed for […]

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Tales for Tails Reading Program (Norfolk)

Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center 5585 Sabre Rd, Norfolk

This program helps foster love and compassion towards animals, helps young readers flourish, and encourages community involvement in the shelter. This program will give readers the opportunity to connect with adoptable animals and practice their reading in a judgement free […]

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Holiday PJ Party Series at EVO Entertainment (Hampton)

EVO Entertainment 4401 W. Claiborne Square, Hampton

HOLIDAY PJ PARTY SERIES Snuggle up in your comfiest PJs and enjoy $5 classic Holiday films every Wednesday this Holiday Season! Don't forget to warm up with our specialty hot cocoa menu and add a little extra cheer with our […]

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Kids Creative Club Young Explorers at Our Daily Gnome (Chesapeake)

Our Daily Gnome 729 S Battlefield Blvd Suite B, Chesapeake

Do you want your kids to have fun, learn how to problem-solve, and increase their social skills while learning to draw, paint and make things? Kids Creative Club offers after-school art and craft activities with age appropriate classes. Our emphasis […]

Museums – Winter Holiday CrafTea (Virginia Beach)

Lynnhaven House 4409 Wishart Rd, Virginia Beach

  Winter wonderlands require wonderful wreaths, so why not make one of your own? Join us for some inspiration from colonial Virginia through Victorian Virginia, with a dash of modern-day versatility, to design floral wreath inserts that can be hung […]

Teen Drop In Craft at Tabb Library (York County)

Tabb Library 100 Long Green Blvd, Yorktown

Teens will drop in to the teen area at Tabb to make a quick craft. December's craft will be ornaments made with mini Jenga pieces.

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WinterFest on the Wisconsin (Norfolk)

Nauticus 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA

LIGHT UP YOUR HOLIDAY! This holiday season, Nauticus' WinterFest on the Wisconsin returns better and brighter to the downtown Norfolk waterfront. Explore all-new interior spaces aboard the Battleship Wisconsin, enjoy two new shows nightly by the mischievous Grinch, come aboard a polar train […]

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Teen Time at Princess Anne Library (Virginia Beach)

Princess Anne Area Library 1444 Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach

Join us for special teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each week. Have an idea for Teen Time? Let us know; we love trying new things! Grades 6-12. No registration required.

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Teen Scene at Russell Memorial Library (Chesapeake)

Russell Memorial Library 2808 Taylor Rd, Chesapeake

Meet for one hour after school to hang with peers, discuss books, and plan library programs. For students in grades 6-12. Teen Scene meets the first and third Tuesday of every month from 5:00-6:00pm.

Gingerbread Showdown at Poquoson Public Library (Poquoson)

Poquoson Public Library 500 City Hall Ave, Poquoson

6th-12th graders, whether you are a seasoned gingerbread artist or new to the game, come to the library to build gingerbread houses out of all edible materials. We will supply the graham crackers, icing, and candy. Bring your creativity and […]

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Christmas in the Country 2022 at Triple R Ranch (Chesapeake)

Triple R Ranch 3531 Bunch Walnuts Road, Chesapeake

Come celebrate Christmas with Triple R Ranch and see the ranch aglow with lights! ***DRIVE-THRU IS OPEN EACH NIGHT. See below for new events this year!    We welcome folks to come anytime between December 1st and 23rd to enjoy […]

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Lights at the Fountain: Holiday Light Show (Newport News)

City Center Oyster Point 701 Town Center Dr, Newport News

Experience this strolling state-of-the-art holiday light show featuring falling snow!  Delighting all ages, this animated light show plays every half hour and incorporates a 50′ animated holiday tree, 55 pixel-wrapped perimeter trees, a festive soundtrack and holiday decor that surrounds […]

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Brooks Crossing Light Shows (Newport News)

Brooks Crossing 550 30th Street, Newport News

Nightly light shows feature a 30′ animated holiday tree, beautifully pixel-wrapped perimeter trees and amazing holiday decor perfect for selfies and cards! Free Admission.  Free Parking.

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Dances Bay Christmas Lights of Elizabeth City NC

Dances Bay Neighborhood (NC) Dances Bay Road, Elizabeth City

Dances Bay Christmas Lights is a local neighborhood run Christmas Light Display in Elizabeth City, NC. We feature multiple houses of lights that go all out and surrounding homes that decorate as well to over a half million lights. Our […]

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

Virginia Beach KOA Holiday 1240 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach

November 25 - December 31, 2022. Sundays-Thursdays from 5-10pm. Fridays & Saturdays from 5-11pm. WEEKDAY VEHICLE PRICING: $25 General Vehicle Admission $45 RV/bus/limo Admission WEEKEND VEHICLE PRICING: $30 General Vehicle Admission $50 RV/bus/limo Admission With thousands of Christmas lights all […]

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Kids Creative Club Creative Crafters at Our Daily Gnome (Chesapeake)

Our Daily Gnome 729 S Battlefield Blvd Suite B, Chesapeake

Do you want your kids to have fun, learn how to problem-solve, and increase their social skills while learning to draw, paint and make things? Kids Creative Club offers after-school art and craft activities with age appropriate classes. Our emphasis […]

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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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Stern Family Holiday Light Show (Newport News)

Stern Family Holiday Light Show 108 Sheffield Way, Newport News

There has been much anticipation and excitement for our Christmas Show lite-off and I am proud to announce our "soft" test will be December 2 from 5:30pm - 9:45pm. I anticipate some hiccups with some lights or network so please […]

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Celebration in Lights at Newport News Park (Newport News)

Newport News Park 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News

Celebration in Lights, Virginia’s first drive-through holiday light event, opens for its 30th season on Thanksgiving night (November 24, 2022). Newport News Park will be transformed by over a million individual lights, creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes. For its 30th year, […]

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2022 BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach (Virginia Beach)

Virginia Beach Boardwalk at the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach

November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023 Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm to 10:00pm Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm Special Events Bike Night Preview: Thursday, November 17 Food Lion Feeds Night: Sunday, December 11 Bike Night Finale: Sunday, January 1 Enjoy an enchanting journey through holiday, nautical, […]

Santa at Stern Family Light Show (Newport News)

Stern Family Holiday Light Show 108 Sheffield Way, Newport News

SANTA VISIT WEDNESDAY (12-07-2022) Santa (aka Santa Rob) will be here to greet all of the children (naughty or nice) from 6:00 till 7:00 Wednesday evening! Although the show is still a bit of work in progress, we appreciate your […]

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Jump for Jesus at Surge Adventure Park (Virginia Beach)

Surge Adventure Park - VB 2720 N Mall Drive, Virginia Beach

Jump for Jesus allows you to jump from 6 PM – Close on Wednesday nights for only $8.99 per hour. Churches and youth groups are encouraged to use our party rooms and tables for fellowship, bible studies, and more for […]

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Public Planetarium Shows at ODU Planetarium (Norfolk)

Michael and Kimthanh Lê Planetarium 4501 Elkhorn Ave at ODU, Norfolk

Love space? Enjoy gazing at the stars at night? Ever wondered what it would be like to fall into a black hole? Find out at our planetarium shows. As always, they are are family friendly and open to anyone. You […]

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Dinner and a Story at Morgan Memorial Library (Suffolk)

Morgan Memorial Library 443 W. Washington Street, Suffolk

What's better than reading a book? Eating it, of course! Enjoy a food-themed storytime where you get to have a delicious dinner based on what you read about! Registration required. For families.  All programs will occur on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Dates and […]

VIRTUAL – Hour of Code (Online)

Online VA

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet, but only 51% of all high schools offer computer science. Young women and students from marginalized racial and ethnic groups are severely underrepresented in computer science classes and the tech industry. […]

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Christmas Vacation at the Commodore Theatre (Portsmouth)

Commodore Theatre 421 High Street, Portsmouth

Get into the holiday spirit this season by watching one of the most iconic Christmas comedy movies of all time- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, inside of the Commodore Theater! See why this theater and holiday classic movie is loved by […]

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Norfolk Admirals at Scope Arena (Norfolk)

Scope Arena 201 E Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk

Worcester Railers - November 23, 25, 26 Adirondack Thunder - December 7, 10, 11 Toledo Walleye - December 14, 16, 17 Reading Royals - December 23, January 4 Maine Mariners - January 11, 13, 14 Reading Royals -  January 21 […]

Virtual Williams Sonoma Kids Bake Club: Grinch™ Whobilation (Online)

Your home, via Zoom

Every year, we like to get together with the Whos™ from Whoville™ to bake some delicious cookies and celebrate! This year we’re making peppermint-flavored cookies with green, Grinch™- approved cookie dough! Wednesday, December 7 at 4:30pm PT $29.95 Includes a Grinch™ […]

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Holiday PJ Party Series at EVO Entertainment (Hampton)

EVO Entertainment 4401 W. Claiborne Square, Hampton

HOLIDAY PJ PARTY SERIES Snuggle up in your comfiest PJs and enjoy $5 classic Holiday films every Wednesday this Holiday Season! Don't forget to warm up with our specialty hot cocoa menu and add a little extra cheer with our […]

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A Merry Little Christmas Carol at The Wells Theatre (Norfolk)

Wells Theater 110 E. Tazewell Street, Norfolk

Returning to the stage after its triumphant VSC debut in 2021, see Ebenezer Scrooge’s haunting journey unfold with inventive theatricality incorporating traditional holiday music harmonizing to produce a tour de force of laughter, hope, and the magic of the season. […]