Your Happy New Year! Weekend Planner

This weekend kicks off 2016!

We’re anticipating a wonderful year with tons of fun stuff to do in Hampton Roads.

If you’re looking just for New Year’s Eve/ New Year’s Day events and parties, click here.


All Weekend


Ongoing/MacArthur on Ice and Winter Carnival/MacArthur Mall
Ice skate at the mall and enjoy Santa’s Winter Wonderland!
Regular admission is $7 for skating, $7 for skate rental

Newport news

Saturday-Sunday/Free Admission Weekend/Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Enjoy free admission to the Peninsula Fine Art Center!

Virginia Beach

4 p.m./Holiday Glow in the Park/Virginia Aquarium Adventure Park
Light up Your Holidays with Adventure! Climb, swing & zip line through our lighted trails while you enjoy music by local DJs! – Lights, Climbing, Action! Buy Your Tickets Online in Advance & Save
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7:30/The Machine Performs Pink Floyd/The NorVa
The Machine performs Pink Floyd
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4 p.m./Garden 2.016 Fun Run/Norfolk Botanical Garden
Run through 2.016 miles of spectacular light displays in the most beautiful place in Hampton Roads—Norfolk Botanical Garden! Last year more than 600 runners and their families enjoyed the Dominion Garden of Lights annual light show extravaganza while starting off the New Year on the right foot—and the left! The Garden 2.016 Fun Run is a fundraising event that helps support Norfolk Botanical Garden programs. This event is rain or shine.
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12 p.m. and 8 p.m./Hair of the Dog/Push Theater
We have the cure for your holiday hangover!!! Don’t miss Hair of the Dog!
We’ve gathered some of the Push Comedy Theater’s finest comedians for a fun night of comedy
The beer will be flowing…
The hot dog rollers will be… well… rolling.
Noon show is FREE!
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10 a.m./Hair of the DoG 5k/Merchant’s Square
Start the year off right by joining the folks at the DoG Street Pub for their inaugural New Year’s Day “Hair of The DoG” 5K in downtown Williamsburg! Wear your tuxes, gowns or pajamas – whatever works to get 2016 started on the right foot! The 5K starts at 10 am, and the Kids Fun Run starts at 11:30 am.
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12 p.m.-5 p.m./4th Annual Hogs for Hope/Belmont House of Smoke
The event will take place at Belmont House of Smoke, located at 2117 Colonial Ave, in the Ghent area of Norfolk. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event for $25.

7:15/Norfolk Admirals/Scope Arena
The Norfolk Admirals are a professional ice hockey team that plays in the ECHL. The Admirals play in Norfolk, Virginia at Scope Arena and are affiliated with the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL.
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10 a.m.-2 p.m./Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market/Middle Street Garage
Great finds of all kinds.  With more than 70 dealers and vendors exhibiting, you will enjoy hunting through this eclectic collection of unique and antique wares.  Discover a great selection of antique and estate furniture, architectural antiques, china, silverware, art and prints, sporting gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, handmade crafts and toys, as well s decorative accessories and flea market items of all types and one of a kind items priced to sell.

Virginia Beach

7:50/Big Screen Saturday: Jurassic World 3D/Virginia Aquarium
When the vicious and intelligent Indominus Rex escapes, it’s up to a former military man and animal expert to use his special skills to save two young brothers and the rest of the tourists from an all-out, prehistoric assault.
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