Santa Sightings in Newport news, va

Santa is a very busy guy this time of year but he is still visiting for those memorable holiday meetings and photos. 

Nov 18 - Dec. 24: Patrick Henry Mall

Throughout the days of the holiday season at Patrick Henry Mall, you can find Santa at his usual spot to meet the good boys and girls before Christmas Day. He can also meet the good cats and dogs for pet photos every Monday from Nov. 22 - Dec. 20. Visits are free and photo packages are available for purchase. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Click here to reserve.

Nov. 20, 21 & Dec. 4: The Portrait Studio

Get swept away into the magic of our Santa Experience where children's imagination will run wild, as your storyline unfolds. Santa and your storyteller(who is also your photographer) will have your children guessing and smiling all while keeping children engaged and excited! Creating and capturing memories that you and your family will cherish forever! Click here to book.

Nov. 26 - 30: Virginia Living Museum

During the Nature Nights Holiday Lights event, you may be able to spot Santa as you enjoy the museum's outdoor trail lights and holiday decor while having hot cocoa and cookies. Click here for more information.

Nov. 28 & Dec. 11: The Mariners' Museum

Santa Claus is coming to The Mariners’ Museum for Storytime with Santa! Join us for holiday fun as jolly St. Nick shares one of his favorite stories, and everyone indulges on yummy cookies and hot chocolate. First come, first served. Registration not required. Click here for details. 

Dec. 2 - 3: Endview Plantation

This long-standing holiday tradition provides private family photo opportunities 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. Admission is $5.00 per child. Reservations are required. To reserve, email, or call 757-887-1862. Participants will be required to follow the most up-to-date COVID-19 protocols.

Dec. 4: The Mariners' Museum and Park

Join The Bronze Door Society and The Mariners’ Museum and Park for holiday cheer when they host the annual wreathing of the four life-sized lion sculptures created by Anna Hyatt Huntington at Lions Bridge. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, crafts, and story time with Santa Claus! Click here for details.

Dec. 5: My Neighbor's Pub

Bring the kiddos in to sit with Santa and tell him their gift wishes with this Cookies & Cocoa with Santa event! $10 for 1 child ($5 per additional sibling) includes personalized coloring page, sugar cookies & warm (not hot) cocoa PLUS a sit on Santa's lap....take photos with your phone or camera to your heart's content. Click here for details.

Dec. 11: Hilton Village
Our very own Hilton Village Santa is back for the 2021 Main Street Lighted Holiday Parade AND Village Gingerbread Celebration!!! Santa will be taking photos at Indulge Bakery and Bistro on December 11th from 5:45-7:15! Smile, wave, and watch him cruise down Main Street during the parade- starting at 5pm! Click here for details.

Dec. 11: Jungle Gym

Join us Saturday, December 11th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM for this FREE event. Get your photos taken with Santa, enjoy some Indulge Bakery sweets, hot chocolate, BBQ, and more. Click here for details.

Dec. 18: Lee Hall Depot

The Hampton Roads O Scale Club will operate a large interactive layout that kids of all ages can enjoy.  Make and take children's crafts.  A visit by Santa from 1-4 pm.  Light refreshments. For more information, call 757-888-3371 ext. 304 or email