Recipe for the holidays in Virginia Beach:
Take equal parts spending time with your kids during winter break and “KEEP THEM BUSY AND OUT OF THE HOUSE!”
Mix with spending an incredible amount of money with a large helping of the desire to save.
Add in a pinch of “dashing through the snow” and combine with “I am never going to get in my car again.”
It’s overwhelming, but when you mix in December events at Virginia Beach Recreation Centers, it’ll be a fun holiday season for sure. The City of Virginia Beach was kind enough to share a list of some great stuff going on at local rec centers through December. See you there!
Free and open to the public:
December 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m./Bayside Recreation Center
Senior Fun Day Open House/Ages 55 & up
Calling all active adults ages 55 & up! We welcome you to come explore all the engaging activities going on for YOU to be part of! Meet new people and learn about our Forever Young and Silver Sneakers programs. Take a tour, play some party bridge and pickleball…so much awaits you at this free and open event to see what we have to offer. Check out the Facebook event for information.
December 10 and 11, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m./Princess Anne Recreation Center & Great Neck Recreation Center
Santa’s Switchboard/Ages 8 & under
Season’s greetings! Santa Claus is getting ready to make calls from his headquarters at the North Pole. Our recreation center staff teamed up with the elves and made special arrangements for the big man himself to call your kids! Reservation forms are available at Princess Anne and Great Neck Recreation Centers beginning November 24. To make sure your little ones don’t miss out, forms must be returned no later than December 6.
Events and activities that require a recreation center membership or day pass unless otherwise noted:
December 18, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m./Williams Farm Recreation Center
Santa on the Sprayground & Movie Night in the Pool: Rudolph/All ages
Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s time for the 2nd annual Santa on the Sprayground. Have photos taken with Santa and enjoy hot cocoa on the Williams Farm sprayground. Be sure to bring your bathing suits and hop in the pool afterwards to enjoy our featured movie – Rudolph. Those ages 9 & under must be directly supervised by someone 16 or older.
December 19, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m./Bow Creek Recreation Center
Crafting with Santa/Ages 6 & under with a parent/$6
Jingle all the way! Santa will be in the area to do crafts with you and your family before he heads around the world to deliver presents to all the boys and girls. We will make holiday frames and decorate a giant gingerbread man. Santa will be bringing goody bags for participants. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Please register by December 12.
December 22, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m./Great Neck Recreation Center
Pizza with Santa/Ages 5 & under with a parent/$6
Time to get in those last minute requests to Santa! Bring your camera for photo opportunities with the jolly man himself. Pizza provided for Santa’s little helpers. Registration is open until December 15.
For even more information about events happening in Virginia Beach recreation centers, check out VBgov.com/RecEvents.
For all other events in Hampton Roads, visit our events page!