• Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
    On-Going Event: 5/1/2018 - 5/1/2019
    Year-Round. A 1,300-seat performance hall with great shows, beautiful interior, and out-of-this-world acoustics. VB Town Center. 757-385-2535
  • Holiday Lights at the Beach
    On-Going Event: 11/22/2018 - 12/30/2018
    Drive through holiday lights on the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Animated nautical and holiday-themed light displays beside the ocean. Sun.-Thurs. 5:30-10pm, Fri. & Sat. 5:30-11pm.  VB Oceanfront, 2nd St. & the Boardwalk. 757-333-0921
  • Turkey Trot 10k
    Race begins 8:15am. Mt. Trashmore, VB.
  • Planes, Trains & Santa
    11/23/2018 - 11/25/2018
    Layouts on display of model trains. Santa will fly in each day with a meet-and-greet for children of all ages at 11am. Admission for adults, children 12 and under free. Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767
  • Virginia Beach Christmas Market
    11/23/2018 - 11/25/2018
    Fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, toys, photography, fiber arts, Christmas collectibles and more. Fri. & Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Pictures with Santa 11am-3pm. Admission fee. Free parking. VB Convention Center. 757-417-7771
  • Holiday Parade at the Beach
    Giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more. Fun for all ages! 5:30pm.  VB Oceanfront,15th-25th Sts. 757-333-0921
  • Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace
    Unique and local crafters, a massive yule log bonfire, and Christmas caroling. Hot chocolate, ciders, beer, wine, and holiday treats are available for purchase. A visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus. 12-8pm.  Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. 757-441-2345
  • Reindeer Trot 7k and Reindeer Rally 5k
    Benefitting the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. In-person registration. Rally 5k at 8am and Trot 7k at 9:30am. All participants receive t-shirts and finishing medals.  Mt. Trashmore, VB. 757-409-1913
  • First Friday ViBe Creative District
    Every 1st Friday. Celebrate local businesses and the arts at First Friday ViBe in "the District!" The ViBe, Virginia Beach artisans and businesses, sharing their passion for arts and entertainment with the community. 4-7pm.  17th-22nd Sts. from Pacific to Parks Aves
  • Children's Christmas Parade
    This parade will bring a twinkle to the eyes of the young and old alike. Parade begins 10am. High St., Portsmouth. 757-393-8481
  • Holiday Hangar Concert
    Listen to the sounds of symphonic artistry. Doors open at 5pm. Concert from 6-9pm. Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767
  • Old Towne Holiday Music Festival
    Performances, children's activities, re-enactors in period attire, and strolling characters. 12-6pm.
     High St., Portsmouth. 757-393-8481
  • Santa's Workshop & Craft Show
    Breakfast with Santa 9-11am and visit with Santa 12-3pm. Craft show 10am-4pm. Live music. Shop for the holidays!  VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388
  • Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler
    All Santas will run through the oceanfront area and finish inside the Convention Center for a Rockin' holiday party. Race begins 4:30pm. Post-race party 5-8pm with live music, brews and food.  VB Convention Center. 757-412-1056
  • Last Night on the Town
    2pm. Bring the children to Pembroke Mall for family fun. Toast to the New Year at Town Center's Countdown Stage from 5pm-midnight. Dance to live entertainment by local bands. Laser light and fireworks show. VB Town Center. 757-490-7810
  • Noon Year's Eve Bash: Countdown to Noon
    Great place for families to ring in the New Year. Countdown to 12 with a glittery ball drop and toast. Children's activities, photo booth, refreshments, and more. 11am-2pm.  Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Portsmouth. 757-393-8543
  • Olde Towne Scottish Walk
    The walk is a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants, wishing good luck and prosperity in the coming year. Join the procession led by bagpipe and drums. 3:30pm. Queen & Washington Sts., Portsmouth. 757-650-3052
  • Valentine's Hangar Dance
    Come dressed in your 1940s attire and dance with your sweetie to the Big Band sounds of the 1940s. 6-10pm. Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767