Your Holiday Lights, Sock Hop Dance, New Year’s Eve Hampton Roads Weekend


It’s the last weekend to get your holiday lights fix and, of course, it’s New Year’s Eve! There’s plenty to do around Hampton Roads for just the adults or the whole family.

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All Weekend

Friday – Sunday | Celebration in Lights| Newport News Park

Friday – Sunday | A Colonial Christmas | Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Friday and Saturday | Deltaville Christmas Lights | Deltaville

Friday – Sunday | Dickens Christmas Towne | Nauticus

Friday – Sunday | Dominion Garden of Lights | Norfolk Botanical Gardens

Friday – Sunday | Holiday Lights Maola Milk Merry Mile | Virginia Beach Oceanfront/Boardwalk

Friday – Sunday | Holiday Magic Light Show | Virginia Living Museum

Friday – Sunday | MacArthur on Ice | MacArthur Center

Friday – Sunday | Pagoda & Oriental Garden LightFest | TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park

Friday – Sunday | Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star | Virginia Living Museum

Friday – Sunday | Winter Carnival | MacArthur Center

Friday – Sunday | Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection  | Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center



6 p.m. | Carolina Shag Dancing | Big Woody’s Bar & Grill
Boogie on the Bay Shag Club hosts weekly, free shag lessons featuring rotating DJs spinning the best dance-able beach, oldies and rhythm & blues tunes.

7 p.m. | Fireworks Over the City with #TeamRoss757 | AMF Bowling
Paint Nite #TeamRoss757 invites you to break away from the norm with the perfect cocktail of creativity and friends! You don’t have to be Picasso – just open minded and thirsty.


4 p.m. | Holiday Origami | Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center
Come make origami to decorate your tree, mantle or cards! All materials are provided and the activity is included with your admission.



10 a.m. | Virginia Zootique at Dickens Christmas Towne | Nauticus
The Virginia Zoo will have a pop-up shop at Dickens’ Christmas Towne!

11 a.m. | Full Moon Rooftop Yoga with Sky’s the Limit | Grain at Hilton THE MAIN
Bring a mat and a smile for an all-level flow led by Danielle Collinsworth.

11 a.m. | Vision Board Workshop | Color Me Mine
This event will consist of time to focus on what you truly want, followed by creating your vision board.

12 p.m. | Voodoo Pies at Benchtop Brewing | Benchtop Brewing Company
Voodoo Pies is serving up handheld meat pies for our last pop-up of 2017!


3 p.m. | Sock Hop Dance | Renaissance Portsmouth – Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
During the dance there will be an East Coast Swing lesson along with several youth exhibitions. Light refreshments will be available.

Virginia Beach

2 p.m. | 2018 Vision Board Workshop | Zen Hot Yoga
This workshop is for anyone interested in learning how to manifest their future dreams.

New Year’s Eve (Sunday)


3 p.m. | New Year’s Eve at Black Pelican Greenbrier| Black Pelican Greenbrier
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with us! Chef Jason Smith’s creations will take your favorite foods to new heights this evening.

5 p.m. | New Year’s Bash! | Big Woody’s – Chesapeake Square
Party favors, live music, raffle drawing and more!


5 p.m. | New Years Eve Party at PLT | Park Lane Tavern
Ring in the New Year with Park Lane Tavern! We have DJ Grant hosting the party, balloon drop with prizes and a champagne toast at midnight.


10 a.m. | New Years Eve Acoustic 90s Brunch Vol. 2 | 80/20 Burger Bar
Tons of food and drink specials including our build-your-own-mimosa bar! Gift Certificates given out each hour to best 90’s outfit.

11 a.m. | Happy New Year | Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
We will have features all day long, live music with Donal O’Shaughnessy, a champagne toast at midnight and free non-alcoholic beverages for designated drivers.

3 p.m. | Glow Party | Bounce House Norfolk
Tons of Glow games and Glow back music, Glow Drinks and glow lights!

5 p.m. | Kid’s NYE Party | Uno Pizzeria and Grill
There will be fun crafts and games, as well as a balloon drop at with a ginger ale toast for the kids!

6 p.m. | New Year’s Eve Party | Norfolk Tap Room
Live Music by Brian Sewell, special menu, drink specials and a champagne toast!

6 p.m. | New Year’s Even Wine Pairing Dinner | Mermaid Winery
Choose from two wine pairing ticket options or indulge with the five-course dinner.

6 p.m. | The Pushie Awards Show | Push Comedy Theater
The Pushie Awards are our chance to honor some of the funniest performers, shows and moments of 2017.

7 p.m. | NYE at Grain | Grain at Hilton THE MAIN
Join us as we Ring in the New Year!  Dance the night away with the performance by Rocky 7.

8 p.m. | Big Easy New Year’s Eve Bash! | Big Easy Oyster Bar and Grill
We’re hosting our first NYE Bash! Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast and a midnight balloon drop.

8 p.m. | New Years Eve 2018 “Masquerade Ball” | The Granby Theater
Break out those masks and join is for a night to remember!

8 p.m. | NYE Live! Norfolk | Waterside District
End 2017 with a bang and ring in the new year at NYE Live! Norfolk, Norfolk’s biggest New Year’s Eve bash at Waterside District.

8 p.m. | The Birch’s 7th Anniversary and NYE Party | The Birch
Come celebrate! Tickets include a catered meal and three drink tickets with a commemorative glass. Black Tie dress encouraged.

9 p.m. | 2018 Glamour & Glitz New Year’s Event Celebration | Mambo Room
Dress to impress! The evening includes a Salsa and Bachata dance lesson, appetizers, champagne toast and more dancing!

9 p.m. | NYE Gala | Sweet Teas Southern Cuisine
Celebrate your last night in 2017 in elegance and style with delicious food and live entertainment. Red carpet attire is a must.

10 p.m. | New Years Eve Bash with Lucky 757 | The Public House
Rock your way into 2018 with live music from rockabilly band, Lucky 757! Includes champagne toast.

10 p.m. | The 5th Annual Gatsby NYE Celebration | Norfolk Waterside Marriott
1000+ well-dressed party goers bring in the new year at the elegant Waterside Marriott.


11 a.m. | New Year’s Eve Bash: Countdown to Noon | Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center
Countdown to noon with a glittery ball drop and toast to the New Year. Face-painting, magic, balloon-making, and more!

4 p.m. | Portsmouth, Virginia’s Old Towne Scottish Walk | Monumental United Methodist Church
Free to all! A parade that everyone is in! Pipers, musicians at High Street pubs.

9 p.m. | New Year’s Celebration | Stellar Wine Co.
We will have a buffet, delicious dessert, bubbly, music, a photo memory, music and a great time

9 p.m. | Stepping Out for Charity | The Ambassador Club of Portsmouth
Charity event for the Fisher House Foundation. Music, raffles, dinner and dancing.


8 p.m. | New Year’s Eve Party | River Stone Chophouse
Join us New Year’s Eve for a night of bubbles, hors d’hoeuvres and dancing as we swing into 2018!

Virginia Beach

11 a.m. | Countdown to Noon – a family celebration! | Green Bean – Child’s Play Place
We will dance the late morning away with Astro DJs, have festive drinks (kid friendly), countdown to noon with a massive balloon drop and more!

2 p.m. | Last Night on the Town | Town Center
All activities and entertainment are free and open to the public, with food and adult beverages available for purchase

2 p.m. | Last Night on the Town New Year’s Eve Celebration | Pembroke Mall
Pembroke Mall will be hosting family entertainment throughout the Mall including arts and crafts, Mad Science, magicians and a balloon drop!

5:30 p.m. | 3-Course New Year’s Eve Dinner in our Swan Terrace Restaurant | The Founders Inn and Spa
Join us for a delicious three-course meal and night of elegance!

6 p.m. | New Year’s Eve Bash at Murphy’s Irish Pub | Murphy’s Irish Pub
Four-course dinner, party favors, live music from the Jesse Chong Band and a champagne toast.

8 p.m. | Silk and Champagne: Catch 31’s New Year’s Eve Affair | Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Party straight into the New Year with a special 3-course menu. Cocktail attire is recommended.

9 p.m. | New Year’s Eve | Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Come bring in 2018 with us! Deluxe overnight accommodation, four course dinner, champagne toast, late checkout the next day.

9 p.m. | The Great Gatsby New Years Eve Gala | Hyatt House Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Join us for a NYE to remember! Dress to impress for our roaring 20s gala!


7 p.m. | Pg-500 NYE 2017 Block Party | Prince George Street
The PG-500 Block Party will top all block parties. Hosted by the Amber Ox Public House.

8 p.m. | Opulence: A New Year’s Eve Event | Ford’s Colony Country Club
Join us for Drinks, Dancing, Butlered hors d’oeuvres, Music by DJ Panda, and a champagne toast!

9 p.m. | VFW New Years Eve Party with Lightstreet! | Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4639
Join us at the VFW for a night of celebration! Light foods, great drinks, and entertainment by Lightstreet band!

9:15 p.m. | New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration | Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Join us at Busch Gardens Christmas Town for the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration!