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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 […]

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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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.


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.  


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)


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 […]


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


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 […]


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 […]

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.


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]