2017 Holiday Events in Hampton Roads

December 21st, 2017


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There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the holidays in all cities of Hampton Roads. Here are just a few of many fun events through the month of December to get you in the holiday mood.

holiday lights norfolk botanical gardens
If you missed the Million Bulb Walk, you can still visit Norfolk Botanical Gardens to drive through and see The Dominion Energy Garden of Lights from December 1 to December 31st. Featuring more than a million twinkling lights, this display was voted #8 for Best Light Display in the country through USA Today’s 10 Best Contest in 2014.  Visit their website or facebook page for details.

The Sandler Center has plenty of shows available including Symphonicity’s 35th Annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-A-Long on December 23rd at 7PM. Admission is free! Donations are certainly appreciated but not expected.

Dickens Christmas Towne returns to Half Moon and Nauticus in downtown Norfolk to showcase the charm of London as written by Charles Dickens, along with an even bigger line-up of activities and entertainment. Check out the 120 foot long waterfront maze for children, an interactive space with larger than life talking book and bookworm, plus free activities, games and crafts. You’ll enjoy watching amazing jugglers, magicians and performers. Visit Dicken’s Christmastowne website for admission information, tickets and schedule through December.

Virginia Stage Company presents A Christmas Carol at the Wells Theatre. Enjoy this heartwarming story through December 24th. The comfort and toys drivecompany is also sponsoring a Comfort & Toys Drive to collect canned goods and stocking stuffers for survivors at H.E.R. shelter (Help, Emergency and Response). Bring an item or two to the theatre and enter a drawing to win a %500 tabletop display from Pottery Barn.

Breakfast with Santa at Landstown Commons Shopping Center
Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Santa Photo Packages at Greenbrier Mall
Through December 24th, 2017

Where to Find Santa in Hampton Roads
Check this list twice for Santa happenings in all cities at myactivechild.com.

Hrscene.com has a list of Santa appearances all season long.

Pembroke Mall Holiday Movie Series
Every Wednesday through December 27th, enjoy free holiday family movies, with free popcorn and bottled water.

Frank Sings Frank Christmas Show at the Town Center Plaza on December 22nd.

Bring the whole family to the Town Center Plaza in Virginia Beach to see Santa along with “Frank Sings Frank” performing all the classic Christmas Holiday songs made famous by Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble and more….

Free Admission Days at MOCA
Free admission on December 23rd and 30th at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.

Christmas Eve at The Sandler Center
Celebrate Christmas Eve, December 24th to sing Carols, listen to inspiring messages and watch a children’s Christmas performance of the Nativity Scene.

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