Newport News Holiday Events 

 

November 

Ferguson NlightN Event Series: Celebration in Lights  

Newport News Park | Nov. 24 – Jan. 1, 2023; 5:30–10 p.m.

Virginia’s first drive-through holiday light event opens for its 30th season on Thanksgiving night! Newport News Park will be transformed by over a million individual lights, creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes. Admission $12 per car on weeknights (Monday – Thursday), $15 per car on weekends (Friday – Sunday) and $75 per motorcoach.  Advance purchase tickets for cars (good any night) can be purchased for $10 at the Newport News Visitor Center at the entrance to Newport News Park. Learn more

The Polar Express in Concert

Ferguson Center for the Arts | Nov. 26; 3 p.m.

Get up, get on, and get ready for the ride of your life! It’s Christmas Eve, and you’re about to roller-coaster up and down mountains, slip-slide over ice fields, teeter across mile-high bridges, and be served hot chocolate by singing waiters more astonishing than any you can imagine. You’re on The Polar Express! Tom Hanks stars in and Robert Zemeckis directs this instant holiday classic filmed in dazzling performance-capture animation that makes every moment magical. “Seeing is believing,” says a mysterious hobo who rides the rails with you.  You’ll see wonders. And you’ll believe. All aboooooard! Learn more

Port Warwick Holiday Tree Lighting

Port Warwick – Styron Square | Nov. 26; 5-8 p.m.

This is a festive event planned for the entire family to get everyone in the holiday spirit and includes: 


Join us on Styron Square and enjoy the Spirit of the Season! Learn more

Storytime with Santa

The Mariners’ Museum – Main Lobby | Nov. 27; 9-11:30 a.m.

Join us for holiday fun, and bring your camera to capture all the magical moments with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Indulge in yummy cookies and hot chocolate, and then settle in for a jolly adventure when St. Nick shares one of his favorite stories. Learn more

Museum Store Sunday

The Mariners’ Museum | Nov. 27; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The magic of the holiday season is here at The Mariners’ Museum! Now through Sunday, December 11, Mariners’ Museum Members get 20% OFF on select items at our Museum Shop. For November 27 only, guests will receive a 10% discount. From toys and stylish apparel to contemporary jewelry, books, and souvenirs inspired by The Mariners’ Collection, there are many unique items for those who appreciate all things maritime. When you shop at The Mariners’, you also support a local business!  Learn more

December

HOLIDAY HISTORIC HOME TOURS

Historic Endview and Lee Hall Mansion | Dec. 1-3; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Thurs-Sat only)

Explore historic holiday traditions by visiting the two historic house museums during the month of December for special seasonal tours. Included with regular admission. Learn more

WILD AT ART SHOW 

Virginia Living Museum | Dec. 2-3; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Wild at Art Show celebrates art and conservation in the world around us. Virginia sculptors David and William Turner and painter Jim Wilson, passionate advocates for Virginia wildlife, will feature works of art to enrich and inspire appreciation of one’s relationship with nature. A portion of the sales from the show will benefit the Virginia Living Museum. Free and open to the public (museum admission not included). Learn more

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON- A HOLIDAY MUSIC CELEBRATION

The Peninsula Community Theater | Dec. 2-3; 8 p.m.

What is the Holiday Season without music? Regardless of which holidays we celebrate or how we celebrate them, the musical sounds of the season bring us all together. This December, the Peninsula Community Theatre invites you to join them for Sounds of the Season—a holiday music celebration that will warm the heart, tickle the funny bone, please the ear, and remind you what the season is all about: love, joy, and laughter. Sounds of the Season will feature beloved traditional holiday favorites, some newer, less traditional songs, and a sprinkling of musical theatre pieces—all performed by a talented cast of 15 local performers under the stage direction of Jeff Corriveau and the musical direction of Betsey Forrest.  Learn more

Breakfast with Santa

Sage Kitchen at Anderson's 11250 Jefferson Ave. | Dec. 3; 8 a.m. to noon

It’s that time of year again: Our annual Breakfast with Santa. Santa will be here all morning to fulfill your wishes, and here’s the schedule:


Reservations required. E-mail chefchris@lovesagekitchen.com to register.

WREATH-MAKING WORKSHOP

Historic Endview | Dec. 3; 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m.

Adorn a grapevine wreath with period embellishments at this popular workshop. The $15 fee includes the wreath and all materials plus a guided holiday-themed tour of Endview. The program is co-sponsored by the Peninsula Master Naturalists. Reservations required. Learn more

Ho Ho Ho at the Depot!

Lee Hall Depot | Dec. 3; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Experience the merriment of the holiday season with train-themed decorations, crafts, and model train displays. Included with regular admission.

WREATHING OF THE LIONS

The Mariners’ Museum and Park | Dec. 3; 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Bundle up and gather for holiday cheer at Lions Bridge when The Bronze Door Society hosts the annual wreathing of the four life-sized lion sculptures created by Anna Hyatt Huntington. Bring your loved ones to this free community event and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, and holiday crafts. Be sure to bring your camera to also capture the magic of the season with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Lions Bridge. Then join St. Nick for a jolly adventure when he shares one of his favorite stories! Learn more

FERGUSON NLIGHTN EVENT SERIES: HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING AND FESTIVITIES

City Center at Oyster Point | Dec. 3; 5-8 p.m.

This holiday tree lighting ceremony and its complementary festivities will fill City Center with live stage entertainment, seasonal gift vendors, an ice sculpting exhibition, face painters, food vendors, carnival games, children’s crafts, strolling entertainers, and the official lighting of the City Center holiday tree.  Learn more

Dave Koz and Friends 25th Anniversary Concert Tour

Ferguson Center for the Arts | Dec. 3; 8 p.m.

A holiday tradition returns to the Ferguson Center as Dave Koz and Friends' 25th Anniversary Christmas Tour brings together a magical combination of musicians to celebrate this special season. Celebrated saxophonist Koz will be joined by four special guests performing their hits and jamming on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites in a high-energy show for the entire family. Each ticket purchase includes a digital download of Dave Koz music!  Learn more

Santa’s Toy Shop

Denbigh Community Center | Dec. 3-30

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-wrapping stations, a hot chocolate bar, and holiday movies. It’s a great location for family photos and selfies, too! Several indoor special events take place throughout the month. Learn more

FERGUSON NLIGHTN EVENT SERIES: LIGHTS AT THE FOUNTAIN

City Center at Oyster Point | Dec. 3 – Jan. 1, 2023; 5-9 p.m.     

Sponsored by City Center at Oyster Point, Lights at the Fountain sets the scene for the perfect holiday stroll around City Center’s five-acre fountain plaza. Delighting all ages is a 16-minute synchronized light show playing every half hour, from 5 to 9 p.m. nightly. The immersive light-show experience synchronizes a 42-foot animated holiday tree with 55 perimeter trees circling the fountain and 16 snow machines – all with a festive soundtrack. New this year is Wave-Field, an interactive art exhibit comprised of eight publicly activated, luminous, and musical seesaws. Learn more

FERGUSON NLIGHTN EVENT SERIES: ARTECH LIGHTS LIGHT SHOW

Brooks Crossing | Dec. 3 – Jan. 1, 2023; 5-9 p.m. 

Brooks Crossing comes to life with ARTech Lights, sponsored by Dominion Energy, including seasonal décor and an animated light and sound show that plays every half hour on the holiday tree from 5 to 9 p.m. Free admission.  Free parking.  Learn more

Weihnachtsmarrkt: A German Christmas Market

City Center at Oyster Point; Dec. 3; 1-8 p.m.

Join us for Newport News’ inaugural German Christmas Market, dubbed “Weihnachtsmarrkt” and inspired by our Sister City of Greifswald, Germany. This small, quaint market is sure to become a Sister Cities Newport News holiday tradition. Vendors include:

·         Handmade Woolen Ornaments by The Primitive Scrapper - Dia Foden

·         Stationary and Art by Penshade Studios - Sarah Jo Miller

·         The Fine Art Corner - original paintings, art prints & hand painted items

·         Handmade Wreaths & Botanicals by Anette and Joanna

·         Potted Amaryllis bulbs by the Hampton Roads Garden Club

·         Handmade Arts by Village Studio Arts

·         German specialties by Indulge Bakery and Bistro

·         Wood turnings by Wudchuck Turns

·         Quilts by The Quilted Cup

·         Bee Products by colonialbeekeepers.com

·         Wood Products by Paw Paws Work Shop

·         Nature Photography, ornaments and Jewelry by Vicki Wishon

·         Metal Art by BNC Metal Worx and Reel Beachy Handcrafted Creations

·         Wit’ner Wonderland and warm Glühwein by Tradition Brewing Co.

Click here for more information.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT CHRISTMAS: A HISTORY OF TOYS FOR TOTS

Lee Hall Depot | Dec. 4; 2:30 p.m.

The Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program began in 1947 and grew through the support of celebrities like Walt Disney. Herb DeGroft, USMC Ret., will discuss the origin and growth of the holiday-giving program. Admission is free, but guests are asked to bring a new toy to support this year’s Toys for Tots drive. Learn more

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON- A HOLIDAY MUSIC CELEBRATION

The Peninsula Community Theater | Dec. 4; 2:30 p.m.

What is the Holiday Season without music? Regardless of which holidays we celebrate or how we celebrate them, the musical sounds of the season bring us all together. This December, the Peninsula Community Theatre invites you to join them for Sounds of the Season—a holiday music celebration that will warm the heart, tickle the funny bone, please the ear, and remind you what the season is all about: love, joy, and laughter. Sounds of the Season will feature beloved traditional holiday favorites, some newer, less traditional songs, and a sprinkling of musical theatre pieces—all performed by a talented cast of 15 local performers under the stage direction of Jeff Corriveau and the musical direction of Betsey Forrest. Learn more

Lighting of the Lawn 

Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts; Dec. 4; 6 p.m.

The public is invited to Christopher Newport University for its annual Lighting of the Lawn. During the event, guests will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies on CNU’s Great Lawn. A holiday event wouldn’t be complete without a visit from a special North Pole guest! Participants can take their photo with Santa and kick off the season with laughter and cheer! The Lighting of the Lawn concludes with a spectacular fireworks show. To learn more and view a video from previous Lighting of the Lawn events, click here.

WREATH-MAKING WORKSHOP

Historic Endview | Dec. 6; 1-3 p.m.

Adorn a grapevine wreath with period embellishments at this popular workshop. The $15 fee includes the wreath and all materials plus a guided holiday-themed tour of Endview. The program is co-sponsored by the Peninsula Master Naturalists. Reservations required. Learn more

St. Nick at Endview

Historic Endview | Dec. 8; 5-7 p.m.

This long-standing holiday tradition provides private family photo opportunities while visiting with St. Nick in Endview’s historic interior. A wrapped present for each child participating is requested along with a can of food for the local food bank. While waiting, children will work on a seasonal craft. The cost is $5 per child. Call 757-887-1862 for reservations or e-mail nnhistoricsites@nnva.gov.        

VSO PRESENTS: HOLIDAY POPS!

Ferguson Center for the Arts | Dec. 8; 7:30 p.m.

Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday POPS! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony and special guests. Holiday POPS will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect and more – high energy, familiar carols and lots of holiday warmth! We’ll even throw in a surprise or two!

Learn more

HOLIDAY HISTORIC HOME TOURS

Historic Endview and Lee Hall Mansion | Dec. 8-10; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Thurs-Sat only)

Historic Endview and Lee Hall Mansion | Dec. 8-10; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Thurs-Sat only)
Explore historic holiday traditions by visiting the two historic house museums during the month of December for special seasonal tours. Included with regular admission. Learn more

HOLIDAY FROST: CRIBS EDITION

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center | Dec. 9; 4-8 p.m.

Come and explore the fun, quirky and sweet “crib” of the king of Christmas, Santa Claus. Enjoy three floors of activities during this dashing event, including 360-degree photos with Santa, games, karaoke, candy giveaways, cookies with Mrs. Claus, crafts, face painting and costumed characters. Learn more

St. Nick at Endview

Historic Endview | Dec. 9, 5-7 p.m.

This long-standing holiday tradition provides private family photo opportunities while visiting with St. Nick in Endview’s historic interior. A wrapped present for each child participating is requested along with a can of food for the local food bank. While waiting, children will work on a seasonal craft. The cost is $5 per child. Call 757-887-1862 for reservations or e-mail nnhistoricsites@nnva.gov.     

Santa's nature reserve 2022

The Virginia Living Museum | Dec. 9-10; 5:30-8:30 p.m. (timed tickets)

An evening Nature Night Walk through the museum’s outdoor trail decorated with lights and holiday décor. Enjoy a treat of hot cocoa and cookies and get your Christmas Shopping done at the Wild Things Museum Store. Happy Holidays, naturally! There could even be Santa sightings!

Learn more

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON- A HOLIDAY MUSIC CELEBRATION

The Peninsula Community Theater | Dec. 9-10; 8 p.m.

What is the Holiday Season without music? Regardless of which holidays we celebrate or how we celebrate them, the musical sounds of the season bring us all together. This December, the Peninsula Community Theatre invites you to join them for Sounds of the Season—a holiday music celebration that will warm the heart, tickle the funny bone, please the ear, and remind you what the season is all about: love, joy, and laughter. Sounds of the Season will feature beloved traditional holiday favorites, some newer, less traditional songs, and a sprinkling of musical theatre pieces—all performed by a talented cast of 15 local performers under the stage direction of Jeff Corriveau and the musical direction of Betsey Forrest.  Learn more

STORYTIME WITH SANTA

The Mariners’ Museum – Main Lobby | Dec. 10; 9-11:30 a.m.

Jump into the holiday festivities with us before Santa and Mrs. Claus return to the North Pole! Roll up your sleeves for fun, hands-on activities with the Mariners’ Curatorial team while indulging on yummy cookies and hot chocolate. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the magical moments with Santa and Mrs. Claus! At 10 a.m., it’s time to settle in with Jolly St. Nick as he shares one of his favorite stories! Learn more

Ho Ho Ho at the Depot!

Lee Hall Depot | Dec. 10; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Experience the merriment of the holiday season with train-themed decorations, crafts, and model train displays. Included with regular admission.

HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center | Dec. 10; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre, will present two shows of Holidays Around the World. Join Nick and Joy in their quest to make it home for the holidays. Their journey brings much more than they ever imagined! From Kwanzaa to Christmas to The Festival of Lights, this unique production offers people a look into the winter celebrations that occur around the globe during this special time of year. Audience volunteers help to bring in the Chinese New Year with a colorful dragon, while the Lori festival brings to the stage colorful costumes and stories from India. Learn more

HILTON VILLAGE GINGERBREAD CELEBRATION AND HOLIDAY PARADE

Historic Hilton Village | Dec. 10; 4-9 p.m. 

Enjoy the season at the Village Gingerbread Celebration! The celebration includes a Holiday Parade at 5 p.m., Hilton Holiday Market (with artisans, crafters, a beer garden and food trucks), a Gingerbread Competition (awards presented at 8 p.m.) and Merchant Holiday Open Houses. Learn more

FERGUSON NLIGHTN EVENT SERIES: ARTECH LIGHTS SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENT

Brooks Crossing | Dec. 10; 5-8 p.m. 

Participate in special hands-on “techtivities” with a variety of STEM-related activities, provided by the Innovation Lab and Newport News Shipbuilding MX trailer. From 6 to 7:30 p.m., have your picture taken with Santa! Also enjoy a live DJ, strolling performers, games and prizes, food and beverage vendors, face painters, a “silent disco,” free hot chocolate and giveaways (while supplies last). A synthetic ice-skating rink will be on-site Dec. 9-11. Learn more

STAR OF WONDER:  MYSTERY OF THE CHRISTMAS STAR

The Virginia Living Museum | Dec. 10; 6 p.m.

Experience the journey of the Magi around you.   Since 1965, the museum has journeyed in the footsteps of the Magi.  Over the years, the scientific thinking has changed, archeology has revealed new clues, and our understanding of who the Magi might actually have been has grown.  The show was completely revised in 2008 to offer a truly immersive look at the journey of the Magi while examining the latest clues and seeing once more to understand the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem.  Learn more 

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON- A HOLIDAY MUSIC CELEBRATION

The Peninsula Community Theater | Dec. 11; 2:30 p.m.

What is the Holiday Season without music? Regardless of which holidays we celebrate or how we celebrate them, the musical sounds of the season bring us all together. This December, the Peninsula Community Theatre invites you to join them for Sounds of the Season—a holiday music celebration that will warm the heart, tickle the funny bone, please the ear, and remind you what the season is all about: love, joy, and laughter. Sounds of the Season will feature beloved traditional holiday favorites, some newer, less traditional songs, and a sprinkling of musical theatre pieces—all performed by a talented cast of 15 local performers under the stage direction of Jeff Corriveau and the musical direction of Betsey Forrest. Learn more

HOLIDAY HISTORIC HOME TOURS

Historic Endview and Lee Hall Mansion | Dec. 15-17; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Thurs-Sat only)

Explore historic holiday traditions by visiting the two historic house museums during the month of December for special seasonal tours. Included with regular admission. Learn more

NEWPORT NEWS HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center | Dec. 16; 7 p.m.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Newport News Holiday Extravaganza! A fun-filled evening of song and dance, as two of Santa’s elves try to figure out how to get back to the North Pole from our wonderful city of Newport News. These performances are presented in partnership with the Goode Dance Project. Learn more 

NATURE NIGHTS HOLIDAY LIGHTS 2022

The Virginia Living Museum | Dec. 16-17; 5:30-8:30 p.m. (timed tickets)

An evening Nature Night Walk through the museum’s outdoor trail decorated with lights and holiday décor. Enjoy a treat of hot cocoa and cookies and get your Christmas Shopping done at the Wild Things Museum Store. Happy Holidays, naturally! There could even be Santa sightings! Learn more

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON- A HOLIDAY MUSIC CELEBRATION

The Peninsula Community Theater | Dec. 16-17; 8:00 p.m.

What is the Holiday Season without music? Regardless of which holidays we celebrate or how we celebrate them, the musical sounds of the season bring us all together. This December, the Peninsula Community Theatre invites you to join them for Sounds of the Season—a holiday music celebration that will warm the heart, tickle the funny bone, please the ear, and remind you what the season is all about: love, joy, and laughter. Sounds of the Season will feature beloved traditional holiday favorites, some newer, less traditional songs, and a sprinkling of musical theatre pieces—all performed by a talented cast of 15 local performers under the stage direction of Jeff Corriveau and the musical direction of Betsey Forrest. Learn more

HO HO HO AT THE DEPOT!

Lee Hall Depot | Dec. 17; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Experience the merriment of the holiday season with train-themed decorations, crafts, and model train displays. Included with regular admission. Learn more

VIRGINIA REGIONAL BALLET PRESENTS “THE NUTCRACKER” WITH THE WILLIAMSBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Ferguson Center for the Arts | Dec. 17; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

This sparkling holiday classic returns to Hampton Roads with swirling snowflakes, sword fights, the wondrous Land of Sweets, waltzing flowers and an enchanted Nutcracker. Virginia Regional Ballet presents this spectacular production with The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. Learn more

NEWPORT NEWS HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center | Dec. 17; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Newport News Holiday Extravaganza! A fun-filled evening of song and dance, as two of Santa’s elves try to figure out how to get back to the North Pole from our wonderful city of Newport News. These performances are presented in partnership with the Goode Dance Project. Learn more

The Longest Nights and Other Holiday Favorites, presented by Virginia Choral Society

Trinity Lutheran Church in Newport News ; Dec. 17; 4 p.m.

Let the Virginia Choral Society take you on a unique journey. Its winter concert this year has something for everyone. The featured piece, The Longest Nights, is a captivating song cycle that takes the listener from the winter solstice to the emergence of spring. The concert will also include lush holiday carols, fun Christmas classics, and even a sing-along to usher in the season. Make the Virginia Choral Society’s concerts a part of your holiday tradition! Special rates for groups of 10 or more are offered on the website

The Longest Nights and Other Holiday Favorites, presented by Virginia Choral Society

Christopher Newport University – Peebles Theatre; Dec. 18; 4 p.m.

Let the Virginia Choral Society take you on a unique journey. Its winter concert this year has something for everyone. The featured piece, The Longest Nights, is a captivating song cycle that takes the listener from the winter solstice to the emergence of spring. The concert will also include lush holiday carols, fun Christmas classics, and even a sing-along to usher in the season. Make the Virginia Choral Society’s concerts a part of your holiday tradition! Special rates for groups of 10 or more are offered on the website. 

VIRGINIA REGIONAL BALLET PRESENTS “THE NUTCRACKER” WITH THE WILLIAMSBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Ferguson Center for the Arts | Dec. 18; 2 p.m.

This sparkling holiday classic returns to Hampton Roads with swirling snowflakes, sword fights, the wondrous Land of Sweets, waltzing flowers and an enchanted Nutcracker. Virginia Regional Ballet presents this spectacular production with The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. Learn more

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON- A HOLIDAY MUSIC CELEBRATION

The Peninsula Community Theater | Dec. 18; 2:30 p.m.

What is the Holiday Season without music? Regardless of which holidays we celebrate or how we celebrate them, the musical sounds of the season bring us all together. This December, the Peninsula Community Theatre invites you to join them for Sounds of the Season—a holiday music celebration that will warm the heart, tickle the funny bone, please the ear, and remind you what the season is all about: love, joy, and laughter. Sounds of the Season will feature beloved traditional holiday favorites, some newer, less traditional songs, and a sprinkling of musical theatre pieces—all performed by a talented cast of 15 local performers under the stage direction of Jeff Corriveau and the musical direction of Betsey Forrest. Learn more

CELTIC WOMAN: A CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY 

Ferguson Center for the Arts | Dec. 20; 7:30 p.m.

Experience the magical sound of Celtic Woman Christmas this holiday season. Celtic Woman is the most successful all-female group in Irish history, with a legacy of 12 consecutive Billboard number ones, 10 million album sales and an incredible 2 billion streams to date.  This is a rare opportunity to hear Celtic Woman's angelic harmonies with the thrilling live sound of a full symphony orchestra in an intimate concert hall setting. Learn more

HOLIDAY HISTORIC HOME TOURS

Historic Endview and Lee Hall Mansion | Dec. 22-23; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Thurs-Fri only)

Explore historic holiday traditions by visiting the two historic house museums during the month of December for special seasonal tours. Included with regular admission. Learn more

NATURE NIGHTS HOLIDAY LIGHTS 2022

The Virginia Living Museum | Dec. 22-23; 5:30-8:30 p.m. (timed tickets)

An evening Nature Night Walk through the museum’s outdoor trail decorated with lights and holiday décor. Enjoy a treat of hot cocoa and cookies and get your Christmas Shopping done at the Wild Things Museum Store. Happy Holidays, naturally! There could even be Santa sightings! Learn more

KWANZAA

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center | Dec. 27-30

Celebrate Kwanzaa at Downing-Gross. There will be tables with vendors, community partners, and performances happening throughout the week. Additionally, the Arts Center has partnered with the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, so please bring a nonperishable food item to donate. Learn more

HOLIDAY HISTORIC HOME TOURS

Historic Endview and Lee Hall Mansion | Dec. 29-31; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Thurs-Sat only)

Explore historic holiday traditions by visiting the two historic house museums during the month of December for special seasonal tours. Included with regular admission. Learn more

Noon Year’s Eve Party 

Virginia Living Museum; Dec. 31; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Virginia Living Museum during its Rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve Party. Make a noisemaker using materials that can be reused to ring in the New Year or make the day explosive with stomp rockets and film-canister rockets. Join us in making an eco-friendly New Year’s Resolution. Enjoy three New Year’s countdowns with whoosh bottles. Includes a DJ with a dance floor, so wear your best party attire! Click here for details.

 

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