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Things to do in Newport News November 26 - December 2, 2020

November 27th

Nature Nights Holiday Lights

Virginia Living Museum - November 27; 5:30 p.m.

Enter an outdoor trail glittering with lights and holiday spirit. Take a nature walk on the outdoor trail and through the Dinosaur Discovery Trail village!  This new experience is right in time for the holidays and is sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit. Receive a candy cane treat, cookies and cocoa. Cost: VLM Members $9/ Non-Members $12 – ages 2 and under are free. ADD your own Glow! Light up toys and wearables available for purchase. Credit card only. NOTE: all COVID-19 CDC recommendations will be enforced – social distancing observed on trail. 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

November 28th

Nature Nights Holiday Lights

Virginia Living Museum - November 28; 5:30 p.m.

Enter an outdoor trail glittering with lights and holiday spirit. Take a nature walk on the outdoor trail and through the Dinosaur Discovery Trail village!  This new experience is right in time for the holidays and is sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit. Receive a candy cane treat, cookies and cocoa. Cost: VLM Members $9/ Non-Members $12 – ages 2 and under are free. ADD your own Glow! Light up toys and wearables available for purchase. Credit card only. NOTE: all COVID-19 CDC recommendations will be enforced – social distancing observed on trail. 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

November 29th

Nature Nights Holiday Lights

Virginia Living Museum - November 29; 5:30 p.m. 

Enter an outdoor trail glittering with lights and holiday spirit. Take a nature walk on the outdoor trail and through the Dinosaur Discovery Trail village!  This new experience is right in time for the holidays and is sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit. Receive a candy cane treat, cookies and cocoa. Cost: VLM Members $9/ Non-Members $12 – ages 2 and under are free. ADD your own Glow! Light up toys and wearables available for purchase. Credit card only. NOTE: all COVID-19 CDC recommendations will be enforced – social distancing observed on trail. 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

November 30th

Virtual Maritime Mondays

The Mariners’ Museum and Park - November 30; 1 p.m.
Fun for both children and caregivers, enjoy an interactive book reading with Lauren Furey, manager of visitor engagement. Designed for children from 18 months to 8 years, Lauren takes you and your little champions on a journey to show how we are all connected to the world’s waters. Be sure to register in advance, and join us for a new book every week! 100 Museum Drive, 757-596-2222. Click here for more information

Continuing Events

 

Celebration in Lights

Newport News Park - November 26 through January 1; 5:30 p.m.

Celebration in Lights, Virginia’s first drive-through holiday light event, opens for its 28th season on Thanksgiving night (November 26, 2020). Newport News Park will be transformed by over a million individual lights, creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes.

For its 28th year, the event will add new magical trees and upgrade the entrance arch in the Santa’s Enchanted Kingdom area, add candy theme display pieces and upgrade the brightness of the bulbs in the Candyland area, add additional deer display pieces and 3D trees to the deer arch area, and upgrade the rope lighting at the event entrance.

The event will be open each evening, 5:30 - 10:00 p.m., through January 1, 2021. This year, admission on weeknights (Monday – Thursday) will be $12.00 per car, a savings of $3.00 off the weekend night (Friday – Sunday) rate of $15.00 per car. Additionally, advance purchase tickets (good any night) can be purchased for $10.00 at the Newport News Visitor Center at Newport News Park. 13560 Jefferson Avenue, 757-888-3333. Click here for more information.

 

Fill the Canoe Food Drive

Virginia Living Museum - Continuing through November 30; 9 a.m. 

For the month of November as a gesture of thanks and giving, the Museum will be holding our annual “Fill the Canoe” with non-perishable food items to benefit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. All individuals who bring a food item will receive a coupon for a free soft drink (can) or coffee at the Wild Side Café. Please bring your non-perishable food items through November 30. The canoe is located in the Museum lobby to the right of the guest services desk. Thank you all in advance for your donation! 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

 

We Still Here

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center - Continuing through November 30; 9 a.m.

The Visual Arts Advancement Collective presents their first exhibition as an entity. Comprised of both emerging and established artists, their styles range from abstract expressionism, to portraiture, to surreal. In “We Still Here”, the artists make a statement as a collective about the purpose of art as a vehicle of truth, societal reflection, culture, collaboration, and support. Each member will sponsor an emerging artist to display alongside them in the exhibition. The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is honored to host this exhibition as we continue to build bridges to artistic entities throughout our community. The Collective will record an artist talk based upon your questions the week after the exhibition opens. Submit your questions via social media or the website. 2410 Wickham Avenue, 757-247-8950, Click  here  for more information.

(Featured photo by @mbarkleyphoto via Instagram)