Your Hurrah for the Holidays, Rum to the Rescue, Holiday Illumination, Hampton Roads Weekend

If you’re looking to have a nice meal with Santa this holiday season, check out all of the opportunities here.

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All Weekend

Chesapeake

Saturday & Sunday | Battle of Great Bridge | Battlefield Park South
This two-day event is held the first Saturday and Sunday of December at the  original site of the Battle of Great Bridge on December 9, 1775. Step back in time with us.
FREE

Newport News

Friday – Sunday | Regent University Theatre Presents: Dear Ruth | Regent University Studio Theatre
Come see a heart-grabbing WWII love story.
Click here for ticket information.

Norfolk

Friday – Saturday | Santa’s Attic   | Norfolk United Methodist Church
Santa’s Attic Sensitive Santa will be available for all children up to 11-years old to talk to and take selfies.
FREE

Virginia Beach

Friday – Sunday | Breakfast with Santa | IHOP Landstown Shopping Center
Enjoy a fun, casual breakfast with Santa at IHOP at Landstown Commons Shopping Center!
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Saturday – Sunday | Military Appreciation Weekend |Nauticus
Free admission to Nauticus & the Battleship Wisconsin when you purchase a Dickens’ Christmas Towne admission ticket and more
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Saturday & Sunday | WSO’s 2017 Holiday Pops Concert | Kimball Theatre
The holidays are a time for traditions, and they just wouldn’t be complete without the Williamsburg Symphony’s Holiday Pops Concert!
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Friday

Cape Charles

5 p.m. | Festive Fridays Cape Charles | Various Cape Charles Establishments
Five nights of free, family friendly festivities in Cape Charles celebrating our small-town Christmas charm. Live local music, Horse-drawn carriage rides , Luminaries, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Kids’ activities, Caroling Classic Christmas movies at the Historic Palace Theater, discounted meals at local restaurants and more.
Click here for a schedule of events.

Hampton

5 p.m. | 6th Annual Phoebus Holiday Illumination | Olde Towne Phoebus Area
Phoebus will be filled with a variety of holiday themed crafts, food and music. Santa and Lucky the Dinosaur will be in attendance and the weather forecast is calling for SNOW on Mellen Street!
FREE

Newport News

4 p.m. | Teacher Take Over Night | Tradition Brewing Company
Come out for an afternoon of happy hour and relatable moments with teachers who are going through the same experiences as you. It makes for great conversation and a place to make friends.
FREE

7 p.m. | People’s Blues of Richmond | Tradition Brewing Company
Get good beer with good music. People’s Blues of Richmond is a heavy-touring, blues-psych power trio from Richmond, Va.
FREE

8 p.m. | Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour | Ferguson Center for the Arts
Jazz saxophonist Dave Koz presents the 20th anniversary of his Christmas Tour. This concert will feature fresh renditions of Christmas classics as well as a Chanukah medley and hits from the artists’ respective catalogs.
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Norfolk

6:30 p.m. | Bad Movie Night | Pretlow Planetarium
The first Friday of every month, we show old sci-fi films on the dome of the Pretlow Planetarium. This week is Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964).
FREE

7 p.m. | Teen Open Mic Night | The Muse Center
Embrace your inner writer with pride and overcome that fear of stage fright in a safe environment. Open to Teens 12-17. Come read original short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
FREE

7:30 p.m. | Kirk Franklin and Ledisi | Ted Constant Convocation Center
Nine-time Grammy award nominee Ledisi and twelve time Grammy award-winning Kirk Franklin will be bringing soul and faith to Norfolk.
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8 p.m. | The Comedy Get Down | The Norfolk Scope
Be ready to laugh your socks off because all of your favorite comedians are coming to Norfolk this week!  Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, & Eddie Griffin
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Virginia Beach

12 p.m. | BEER Release: Rye Not Irish Stout! | Back Bay Brewing
This time we’re releasing our Rye Not Irish Stout! This craft brew features the “roasting” of a classic stout while rye malt contributes spicy notes to the mix, delivering to you a DELICIOUS sessionable beer of 4.5% ABV.
FREE

6 p.m. | Rum to the Rescue: Speak-Easy | Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum
Welcome to the raucous, riotous, amazing history of alcohol in Hampton Roads. Rub elbows with bootleggers, moonshiners, and rum-runners that kept the booze flowing through Prohibition.
$5

6:30 p.m. | Live Music: Harrison Bounds! | Back Bay Brewing
We’re starting off December with live music in the Tasting Room and we’re bringing in one of our long-loved local faves, Harrison Bounds!
FREE

Williamsburg

7:00 p.m. | Hurrah for the Holidays | Kimball Theatre
A spirited musical revue featuring holiday favorites from yesterday and today, precision kick line dancers, and a few seasonal surprises! It’s holiday merriment for the entire family.
$20

Saturday

Chesapeake

6 p.m. | 2017 Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade | Cedar Road
Come join the Chesapeake Rotary Club and thousands of Chesapeake citizens — including Santa Claus — this Saturday night, as we celebrate “An American Christmas” at the Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade!
FREE

Hampton 

8 p.m. | Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas | The American Theatre
Combining the arts of puppetry, theater and dance with the music of timeless holiday hits, this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope creates a truly one-of-a-kind, inspired and exhilarating holiday experience that will be a treasured memory for years to come.
$35 – $45

Newport News

7 p.m. | Time Sayer Free Show | Tradition Brewing Company
Tradition Brewing Company and Bearded Face Productions present another free Show with Time Sawyer.
FREE

Norfolk

8 a.m. | Breakfast with Santa | MacArthur Center
Santa always starts his day with a good breakfast and the kids are invited to join him at California Pizza Kitchen. Guests can meet and talk with Santa and enjoy their favorite breakfast and a jolly good time.
Kids $7 | Adults $8

8 a.m. | Pancakes , Paws and Santa Claws | Virginia Zoo
Guests will be able to eat breakfast Santa, meet Zoo animal ambassadors, make a craft and receive a Zoo-themed coloring sheet, enjoy all day Zoo admission and take home a picture with you and Santa that is included in the admission.
Members: $15 Adults (12+), $10 Children (2-11) | Non-members: $20 Adults (12+), $15 Children (2-11)

9 a.m. | Coffee with a Cop and Toy Drive | Norfolk Police Department
Join your neighbors and your Norfolk Police Officers for coffee and conversation. No agenda, no speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know your officers.
FREE Coffee | Bring Unwrapped Toy Donations 

12 p.m. | Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Christmas Market | Town Point Park
Join us for a one-day Holiday Market in Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. The Holiday Market will coincide with the 4th Annual Holiday Yule Log Bon Fire
FREE

7 p.m. | The Hampton Roads Metro Band Holiday Concert | Kinds of Columbus 3458
This concert is free and open to the public with a contribution of one (1) non-perishable food item for the Holy Trinity Food Pantry.
FREE with donation of non-perishable food.’

7:30 p.m. | Peter Mayer Stars Promises Christmas Show | Barry Robinson Theatre and Fines Arts Center
Peter Mayer brings his acclaimed Christmas tour, Stars and Promises, to ring in the season’s festivities for its 18th consecutive year. Mayer, a vocalist, guitarist and long-time member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band travels with a world-class ensemble of musicians that are electrifying in live performance.
$30 – $35

9:30 | Asphalt Jungle at Greenies | Greenies
Asphalt Jungle back to rock Greenies Beach Bar Ocean View. Powerhouse of Entertainment, The Jungle delivers!
FREE

Smithfield

10 a.m. | 17th Annual Toys for Tots Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show | Smithfield Auto and truck Center
Santa’s coming! Children’s activities, auction, live music by Heather Edwards, the Smithfield High School Band and more.
Donation or Unwrapped Toy

Suffolk

12:30 p.m. | Tech Hack: DIY Virtual Reality Headset | Suffolk Public Library
Construct your own virtual reality headset out of everyday materials to use with your smartphone. This is a great DIY tech hack for adults and teens, or for parents or guardians and kids to do together.
FREE

Virginia Beach

9 a.m. | Yoga & Beer | Back Bay Brewing
Back Bay Brewing Co. has partnered with the amazing Sammi Lizotte to bring you yoga essentials. This 60 minute Essentials Class encompasses the foundational information for beginning and continuing any life practice.
$15

10 a.m. | Holiday Craft Sale & Family Fest | Virginia MOCA
Explore MOCA’s 8th Annual Holiday Craft Sale, where local artists present the coolest gifts for everyone on your list! Find unique and affordable artwork, accessories and jewelry from more than 40 local and regional artists in MOCA’s Atrium and Pavilion.
FREE

10 a.m. | Norfolk Growler Co Aat MOCA’s Holiday Craft Sale | Virginia MOCA
Join us, along with other artists, at MOCA’s Holiday Craft Sale. We’ll have all of our latest growlers, steins, shirts, and hats for sale.
FREE admissions | Donations encouraged

12 p.m. | Winter Wine Celebration | Virginia Beach Convention Center
Celebrate the Holidays with friends, family and Virginia wine as Virginia Beach Convention Center is magically transformed into a Winter Wine Wonderland! Music, Virginia wine, dancing and great gift shopping just in time for the Holidays!
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12 p.m. | Commonwealth’s Annual Holiday Artisan Market | Commonwealth Brewing Company
Kick off your holiday shopping and support your local artists and craftsmen at Commonwealth’s 3rd Annual Holiday Market with lives tunes by Bennet Wales and fare from The Coop & Waffletina.
FREE

8 p.m. Live Music Strange Rootz | Back Bay Brewing
We love Strange Rootz—so we wanna share all the greatness with you! Live music downstairs in the Tasting Room.
FREE

Williamsburg

10:30 a.m. | Druminyasa – Yoga to Live Drumming $20 | Alwerks Brewing Company
The class will be taught to ALL-LEVELS, Experienced yogis and new comers are all welcome. Entry fee includes one pint of delicious Alewerks beer.
$20

8 p.m. | Poisoned Dwarf | Kimball Theatre
Poisoned Dwarf plays driving traditional Celtic music, and for them, the tunes matter most. Focusing primarily on Irish traditional music, and with acoustic instruments only, this band from Williamsburg, Virginia has entertained audiences in many different settings for years.
$15

Sunday

Gloucester 

1 p.m. | Bow Wow and Meow Holiday Open House | Gloucester- Matthews Humane Society
There will be face-painting, free food, craft time for the kids, and story-time. GMHS will also be hosting a Holiday Cookie Sale. Mix and match holiday treats: $8/dozen; $15/2 dozen.
FREE

Newport News

1 p.m. | Crafty Cupcakes | Tradition Brewing Company
Before the craziness of the holidays, plan to spend the afternoon on the Mezzanine for a unique flight experience. We’ve partnered up with Sinful Treats to create a beer & cupcake pairing.
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Virginia Beach

1 p.m. | German Shepard Adoptions  – Virginia Beach | Garden of the Pines
Meet adoptable foster dogs that want to be in their home for the holidays. Learn how to adopt, foster, donate and adopt.
FREE to attend.

Williamsburg

8 p.m. | A Grand Medley of Entertainments | Kimball Theatre
Owen Murdock’s Company gamely tries to present a Grand Medley—an 18th-century traveling variety show! They have high hopes of amazing feats, strange beasts, and fast-paced hilarity, but things aren’t going well for the company.
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10 p.m. | The Room at the Kimball Theatre | Kimball Theatre
If you’ve never heard of The Room: basically, it’s a roller coaster of a film made by an eccentric leading director/writer/lead actor, made all the more interesting with constant interactions from the audience (yelling things, cracking jokes, throwing plastic spoons). We’ll provide a program of easy-to-follow prompts to join in the madness.
$5