Christmas in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg and Hampton Roads

There are numerous and varied Christmas celebrations in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg and Hampton Roads every year. Welcome to our guide to the finest events. Have a merry Christmas!


Christmas Events and Concerts, 2015

Holiday Lights at the Virginia Beach boardwalkNovember 20, 2015
Darlene Love and Little Anthony, Love for the Holidays
Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts, Newport News

November 20, 2015- January 2. 2016
Holiday Lights at the Beach
Drive on the boardwalk to see over 250 animated nautical and holiday light displays. 2nd Street to 33rd Street, Virginia Beach, VA.

November 21, 2015
Norfolk Grand Illumination Parade
The skylines of Norfolk and Portsmouth light up, then the big parade begins. Norfolk, VA.

November 18 - 25, 2015
Million Bulb Walk - Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Enjoy a healthy walk through the light display.

November 21 - December 27, 2015
Dickens' Christmas Towne
Nauticus and the Virginia Stage Company have created an interactive holiday experience. Norfolk, VA.

November 22, 2015
The Oak Ridge Boys' Christmas Night Out
Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts, Newport News

November 25, 2015
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Chrysler Hall, Norfolk.

November 26, 2015 - January 1, 2016
Newport News Celebration in Lights
Two-mile drive through animated scenes. 700,000 lights. Newport News Park, Newport News, VA.

November 26 - December 31, 2015
Dominion Garden of Lights - Norfolk Botanical Gardens
The gardens are transformed for the holidays

November 27 - December 31, 2015
Winter Wonderland: the Coleman Collection
Favorite animated figures from Coleman's famous Winter Wonderland collection. Portsmouth Arts and Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries), Portsmouth, VA.

November 27, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Busch Gardens Christmas Town
Holiday lights, shows and shopping.

December 1, 2015
Celtic Woman for Christmas
Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts, Newport News.

December 3, 2015
Dave Koz & Friends Christmas
Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts, Newport News.

December 4, 2015
Christmas Tree Lighting in Yorktown
The Fifes and Drums of York Town perform, there's a procession of lights through the historic village, and festive music at Riverwalk.

December 5, 2015
Williamsburg Christmas Parade
Starts at 8:30 a.m. and proceeds down Richmond Road.

December 5, 2015
Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade
View festively decorated boats from the Yorktown Riverwlak Landing. There's also a beach bonfire, caroling, and hot cider.

December 5, 2015
Christmas Market on Main Street in Yorktown
Ats and crafts vendors, strolling musicians, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Williamsburg Grand Illumination ParadeDecember 6, 2015
Williamsburg Grand Illumination
A holiday tradtion. Fireworks.

Christmas in Williamsburg
Events throughout the holiday season

December 10, 2015
Big Band Holidays with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchesta and Winton Marsalis
Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts, Newport News.

December 12, 2015
Hampton Holly Days Parade
Bands, floats, balloons, Santa. Hampton, VA.

December 12, 2015
Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival
Music performances, children's activities, carolers, strolling characters. 7 blocks of High Street. Portsmouth, VA.

December 12, 2015
Toyland Parade in Historic Yorktown
Decorate a stroller, wagon, pet, or yourself and join the fun in this annual parade down Riverwalk Landing, lead by the Fifes and Drums of York Town.

December 13, 2015
Williamsburg Choral Guild's Annual Christmas Concert and Community Sing Along
Free choral concert at the King of Glory Lutheran Church. Williamsburg, VA.

December 15, 2015
Danu: A Christmas Gathering
American Theater, Hampton.

December 17, 2015
Holiday Brass Concert
The Virginia Symphony's brass section performs holiday favorites. Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, Williamsburg, VA.


Map of Norfolk and Portsmouth hotelsHampton Roads Area Hotels

Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront hotels for your holiday season stay in Virginia Beach.

Williamsburg Hotels - A selection of hotels located in the Colonial Williamsburg area.

Norfolk and Portsmouth Hotels - Norfolk and Portsmouth hotels that are located downtown and close to the Elizabeth River.



Virginia Beach & Norfolk

The region's two biggest cities are very different but both have so much to offer. The good news is they're only a short drive apart.