Holiday Events in Hampton Roads Guide, 2016

Whether you’re a merry music maniac, a ballet bumble, or a shopping Santa, there is a little something for everyone in the 757 for this special time of year.


85c0273a7919486196014000adeee241_rudolph-winter-wonderland-550x350-112/13-1/1: Light up your evening at Celebration in Lights in the Newport News Park.

12/13-12/31: Drive through the Dominion Garden of Lights at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

12/13-12/24: The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center is hosting a myriad of holiday events and activities through the season.

12/13-1/2: See Busch Gardens transform into Christmas Town.

12/13-12/24: The Children’s Museum is ready to occupy the kiddles with many holiday events including pony rides, puppet shows, and more.

12/13-1/1: Take a drive down the Boardwalk during the McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from12/13 until 12/31: Head back in time at Dickens’ Christmas Towne next to Nauticus.

12/13-1/1 See what’s in store at Santa’s Seaside Village.

12/13-12/18: See A Southern Christmas Carol at the Peninsula Community Theatre.

12/13-12/24: Enjoy the timeless story of A Christmas Carol at the Well’s Theatre.

12/13-12/31: Lee Hall Mansion is decked out for Antebellum Holidays.


12/14: Spend time with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the Holiday Brass Concert.

12/15: Sam Rucker will be at Willett Hall for Holiday Harmony featuring Tidewater Concert Band.

12/16: Grab tickets to one of two shows of A Christmas Carol  at Willett Hall.

12/16: Bundle up for the Winter Wonderland Charity Bar Crawl in Hampton.

14520439_1865667253665952_8296316987179219368_n12/16-18: See Ballet Virginia in The Nutcracker.

12/16-18: Enjoy ELF The Broadway Musical.

12/17: Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center.

12/17: Hear Handel’s Messiah at the Harrison Opera House.

12/17: Have A Queen Mary Christmas at The Zeiders American Dream Theater.

12/17-12/18: Head to the Ferguson Center for the Arts to see the American Youth Ballet Company in The Nutcracker.

12/22: Have a Dixieland Christmas with the Tomcats at Merchants Square.

12/23: Enjoy the Lovers & Friends Holiday Gala at the Harrison Opera House.


12/17: Gather your goods at the Christmas Wonderfest Holiday Festival Marketplace in Newport News.

12/18: Shop the Brew Bazaar at Coelacanth.

12/18: Find a treasure at this Holiday Bazaar in Chesapeake.


12/17: Run, run, Rudolph, Santa’s gotta make it to town. Lace up for the Surf-n-Santa 5-miler.