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Christmas in Hampton Roads

The following article is an overview of annual events and things to do around Hampton Roads during Christmas Season. For updated information, visit our events page.

Virginia Beach Craft Bazaar

The Annual Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar is usually held in November​.

Suffolk Grand Illumination
North Main Street

Suffolk Virginia's annual Grand Illumination features the lighting of the Christmas Tree, holiday music, parade and other activities.

Norfolk Grand Illumination and Holidays in the City
Downtown Norfolk

The six weeks of Holidays in the City officially begins with the Grand Illumination of Downtown Norfolk's skyline followed by the 31st Annual Grand Illumination Parade with more than 70 units on a 2-mile route throughout historic Downtown Norfolk.

2015 Celebration in Lights
November 26, 2015 - January 2, 2016
Newport News Park
Ft. Eustis Blvd. and Jefferson Ave.
Newport News

Celebration in Lights in Newport News Park is held annually from Thanksgiving through January 2. Celebration in Lights includes display pieces, arches, and rope lighting displayed along the two mile path through Newport News Park.

Winter Wonderland
Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center
Olde Towne Portsmouth
December 2015

Celebrate the season with Winter Wonderland, a holiday classic for generations of Hampton Roads visitors and residents. The event includes animated displays, crafts, face-painting, tasty treats, plays and other performances, live music, and more. For more information call 757-393-8543 or visit www.PortsmouthArtCenter.com.

Chesapeake Virginia Christmas Parade

The Chesapeake Virginia Rotary Christmas parade is produced by the City of Chesapeake and the Chesapeake Rotary Club. For more information, visit www.chesapeakechristmasparade.com.

Holiday Farmers Market
Olde Towne Portsmouth

Celebrate the season with food for feasting and unique gifts for giving. Find more market information at www.portsmouthfarmersmarket.com.

Hurrah for the Holidays

The annual production of Hurrah for the Holidays is a joyful celebration featuring music of the season. For more information, visit www.hurrahplayers.com.

Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival
Olde Towne Portsmouth

The Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival festival fills the historic High Street corridor with musical performances, childrens activities, and more.

Annual Olde Towne Scottish Walk
Olde Towne Portsmouth

The annual Olde Towne Scottish Walk includes a procession of local family, friends, and visitors, led by bagpipe-and-drum music.