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December 2022 Calendar of Events

From whale watching tours to holiday happenings, don’t miss the fun this month!

Due to health & safety concerns, some of the listed events may be cancelled or postponed. Please call to confirm.

Thursday 1
Whale Watching Tours - Times vary thru March 2023. Come as close as possible to amazing marine life. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 757-385-3474 (VB)
Winter Wonderland - 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thru 12/16. Come view beautiful holiday trees decorated by students & vote for your favorites! Chesapeake Conference Center 757-382-2500 (C)
Ole Country Christmas Tree Lot - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Times vary thru 12/23. Enjoy fresh cut Christmas trees, hot chocolate bar, farmers market + barnyard buddies. Greenbrier Farms, 225 Sign Pine Rd. 757-421-2141 (C)
Securing Your Online Presence - 10:30 a.m.-noon. Adults. How to be safe when browsing the internet. RR Central Library 757-385-0150 (VB)
Photos w/ Santa - 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 12-6 p.m. Sun. thru 12/24. Enjoy themed nights + special surprises. Greenbrier Mall 757-424-7100 (C)
Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Nursery Collection - 12-8 p.m. Thru 12/15. Animated scenes, ice skaters, Victorian chalet + more. ($) Portsmouth Art & Cultural Ctr. 757-393-8543 (P)
Winterfest on the Wisconsin - 4:30-9 p.m. Wed., Thurs. & Sun. 4:30-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. thru 1/1/23. Enjoy lights, performances, a polar train journey & more. ($) Nauticus 757-664-1000 (N)
Sip & Shop - 5-7 p.m. Enjoy hot cocoa & wine tastings + eco-friendly holiday gifts. ($) Va. Zoo. 757-441-2374 (N)
Christmas in the Country - 5-8 p.m. Dates vary thru 12/23. Drive through lights, dine-in meals & hayride.Triple R Ranch, 3531 Bunch Walnut Rd. 757-421-4177 (C)
Sheely Family Lights - 5-8 p.m. thru 1/1/23. Turn radio to 89.7 FM. Enjoy synchronized lights & music. 703 Ava Ct. (C)
Pugh Family Christmas Light Show - 5-9:30 p.m. thru 12/25. Enjoy synchronized lightts & music. 902 Heydon Ct. (C)
Woodland Christmas Wonderland - 5-10 p.m. Sun-Thurs. 5-11 p.m. Sat. thru 12/30. Enjoy a magical light display. 4028 Woodland Dr. (C)
Holt Family Lights - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Times vary thru 12/25. Enjoy synchronized lights & music. 705 Tallahassee Dr. (C)
Bayport Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach - 5:30-11 p.m. Times vary thru 1/1/23. Enjoy an enchanting journey through holiday, nautical & adventure-themed light displays. ($) VB Boardwalk 757-385-7873 (VB)
Deck the Hall - 6-9 p.m. Daily thru 1/2/23. Enjoy this drive-thru light display. City Hall, 306 Cedar Rd. 757-382-6411 (C)
Va. Opera Presents Will Liverman in Concert - 7 p.m. ($) Zeiders American Dream Theatre 757-627-9545 (VB)
Va. Stage Co.: A Merry Little Christmas Carol - 7:30 p.m. Thru 12/31. Dates & times vary. See Ebenezer Scrooge’s haunting journey unfold. ($) Wells Theatre 757-627-1234 (N)
Planetarium Shows: The Christmas Star - 8-9:30 p.m. Every Thurs. thru 12/22. Search for the star that marked the coming of Christmas. RR Chesapeake Planetarium 757-547-0153 (C)

Friday 2
Beyond the Frame Series - Ongoing via social media. Every 1st Fri. Enjoy a BTS look at the world-class art collection. Mariners’ Museum 757-596-2222 (Virtual)
Simple Yoga for Real People - 10:30-11:30 p.m. Mon. & Fri. via Zoom. RR ($) Wells Therapeutics 757-490-9488 (Virtual)
Civil War Lecture: Mutiny at Sea: Death & Destruction on USS Somers - 12 p.m. In person & live streamed. Discuss the events of the “hard luck ship.” RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 757-596-2222 (NN)
Snow Wonders - 6-6:30 p.m. Also 12/3, 9, 10, 16, 17. Enjoy this magical experience. Children’s Museum, 221 High St. 757-393-5258 (P)
FFXmas Mystery Follies - 7 p.m. Every Fri. Interactive Christmas Mystery plus music and bonus reindeer games. ($) Family Fun Xperience Theatre, 206 16th St. www.FFXshow.org 757-797-4020 (VB)
Wine Tasting - 7:15 p.m. Every 1st Fri. Enjoy tastings + shop specials. ($) Pagan River Wine Merchants, 409 S. Church St. 757-357-5375 (Smithfield)
Christmas Tree Lighting - 7:30 p.m. Riverwalk Landing 757-890-3520 (Yorktown)
Sounds of the Season: A Holiday Music Celebration - 8 p.m. Times vary thru 12/18. Enjoy sounds that bring us all together. ($) Peninsula Community Theatre, 10251 Warwick Blvd. 757-595-5728 (NN)

Saturday 3
Trail Rides - Every Sat. Ages 8+. Enjoy private & group rides + pony rides. RR ($) Triple R Ranch, 3531 Bunch Walnuts Rd. 757-421-4177 (C)
Chick-Fil-A Christmas Parade - 8 a.m. Enjoy “All the Best” local groups, bands & floats. 4200 Portsmouth Blvd. 757-382-6411 (C)
Breakfast w/ Santa - 8 a.m.-noon. Create your own gingerbread house + photos w/ Santa. RR ($) Sage Kitchen, 11250 Jefferson Ave. 757-599-3510 (NN)
Buckroe Beach Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Sat. Themed market days, vendors + more. Buckroe Beach Gazebo 757-877-2933 (H)
Pancakes w/ Father Christmas & The Snow Queen - 9:30-11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs & crafts. RR ($) The Book Club on High, 620 High St. 757-705-8130 (P)
Christmas Market on Main - 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Also Sun. (11-3) Historic Main St. 757-890-3520 (Yorktown)
Frozen Fun - 10-11 a.m. w/ Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. Make a snowman, go ice fishing do science experiments & earn a patch! RR A Place for Girls, 912 Cedar Rd. 757-547-4405 (C)
Wreath-Making Workshop - 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Also 12/6. Adorn a grapevine wreath w/ historically appropriate materials. RR ($) Historic Endview, 362 Yorktown Rd. 757-997-1862 (NN)
Saturday “SUN” Day - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers for a public solar viewing event. Elizabeth River Park 757-382-6411 (C)
Great Dismal Swamp Safari - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Also 12/7, 12/14 & 12/28. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation & wildlife on this adventure. RR ($) Suffolk Visitor Center 757-514-4130 (S)
Animals in Winter: Adaptations - 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. What can different animals do to survive winter? ($) NN Park Discovery Center, 13560 Jefferson Av.e 757-886-7912 (NN)
Olde Towne Antiques & Flea Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 1st Sat. Browse antique & vintage wares, crafts + more. Middle Street 757-339-1876 (P)
Photos w/ Santa - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. 12-4 p.m. Weekends thru 12/18. Chesapeake Square, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd. 757-488-9639 (C)
Battle of Great Bridge - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Also Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Step back in time w/ re-enactments, demos, historical displays + more. Battlefield Park South 757-382-6411 (C)
Ho Ho Ho at the Depot! - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy train-themed decorations, crafts & model train displays. ($) Lee Hall Depot, 9 Elmhurst St. 757-888-3371 (NN)
Phoebus Holiday Illumination & Craft Market - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy this festive outdoor market w/ family entertainment + more. Phoebus, Mellen St. phoebusevents@gmail.com (H)
Living Ornament Workshop - 11 a.m.-noon. Use succulents & tillandsias to create your own beautiful glass ornament. RR ($) McDonald Garden Center, Independence & Great Neck Locations 757-464-5564 (VB)
Winter Wonderland Tea - 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Featuring royal guests, winter crafts & activities. RR ($) Central Library, 298 Cedar Rd. 757-410-7156 (C)
Holiday Handmade Makers Market - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop locally owned small businesses. 757 Makerspace, 16 Murray St. 757-301-1118 (H)
Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace - 12-8 p.m. Enjoy local artisan market, caroling, tastings & Santa visit! Town Point Park 757-441-2345 (N)
Super Science Sleuths - 1:30-2 p.m. Every Sat. Meet wildlife, touch artifacts & explore. ($) Va. Living Museum 757-595-1900 (NN)
Wreathing of the Lions - 1:30-3 p.m. Spon. by The Bronze Door Society. Gather for holiday cheer, cookies, crafts + meet Santa. ($) Mariners’ Museum 757-596-2222 (NN)
Sensory Friendly Movie Afternoons - 2-4 p.m. Adults. Group discussion to follow. Bayside Library 757-385-0150 (VB)
757 Teen Connect - 3:30 p.m. Every Sat. Radio show for teens, by teens. Teens with a Purpose 757-747-2679 (Virtual)
Candlelight Caroling w/ Father Christmas & Mary Veale - 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a bit of history & storytelling. ($) Olde Towne Portsmouth 757-393-8000 (P)
NLightN: Lights at the Fountain - 5-9 p.m. thru 1/1/23. Enjoy this strolling light show featuring falling snow! City Center at Oyster Point, 700 Town Center Dr. 757-926-1400 (NN)
Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade - 6-9 p.m. Pre-Parade party 4-6 p.m. Chesapeake Central Library. 757-685-3209 (C)
Reindeer Games - 7 p.m. Every Sat. in Dec. Live holiday game show for all ages, interactive fun. ($) Family Fun Experience Theatre, 206 16th St. www.FFXshow.org 757-797-4020 (VB)
Lighted Boat Parade - 7 p.m. Pre-parade festivities begin at 6 p.m. Yorktown Waterfront 757-890-3520 (Yorktown)

Sunday 4
A Special Day for Special Needs - 9 a.m.-noon. Enjoy reduced lights & sounds at the museum. RR ($) Children’s Museum 757-393-5258 (P)
Sculpture: Animals Shelters & Habitats - 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 6-8. Create art inspired by nature. RR ($) Va. MOCA 757-425-0000 (VB)
Gingerbread House Contest - 1-4 p.m. Supplies incl. BYO personal touches. RR ($) Branches Tasting Room, 2125 Starmount Pkwy 757-392-3942 (C)
Cookies with Santa - 1-4 p.m. Santa Visits Gallery at York Hall 757-890-3520 (Yorktown)
Peninsula Youth Orchestra - 3-5 p.m. Enjoy soundscapes from young musicians. ($) American Theatre 757-722-2787 (H)

Monday 5
Seraph Brass Free Master Class - Noon. ODU Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Ctr. 683-5305 (N)
Making Memories - 1-2 p.m. Adults. Create memory books & boxes to provide loved ones as they age. RR Pungo-Blackwater Library 757-385-0150 (VB)
Diehn Concert Series: Seraph Brass - 7:30 p.m. Hear America’s top female brass players. ($) ODU Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center 683-5305 (N)

Tuesday 6
COVID Vaccines & Boosters - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Tues. Chesapeake Health Dept., 748 Battlefield Blvd. 757-382-8650 (C)
Jazz/Musical Theatre - 11 a.m. Every Tues. Learn basic steps! PrimePlus Senior Center, 7300 Newport Ave. 757-625-5857 (N)
Seraph Brass Entrepreneurship Lecture - 12:30 p.m. ODU Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center 683-5305 (N)
Stars & Promises Christmas Tour - 7 p.m. Musical special featuring Peter Mayer. RR($) Family Fun Experience Theatre, 206 16th St. www.FFXshow.org 757-797-4020 (VB)

Wednesday 7
Folk Dancing - 9 a.m. Every Wed. Seniors. Learn about folk dances & folk music from around the globe. RR PrimePlus Senior Center, 7300 Newport Ave. 757-625-5857 (N)
Curbside Food Pantry - 10-11:30 a.m. Every Wed. Supporting seniors in wellness. PrimePlus Senior Ctr., 7300 Newport Ave. 757-625-5857 (N)
Great Dismal Swamp Guided Nature Walk - 10-11:30 a.m. Also 12/17 & 12/21. Learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife & history. RR ($) Great Dismal Swamp, 3076 White Marsh Rd. 757-514-4130 (S)
Farmers Market - 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Every Wed. Chesapeake Health Dept., 748 Battlefield Blvd. 757-382-8650 (C)
Fossils, Franklinite, Furs & More - 2 p.m. Every Wed. Ages 10+. Enjoy a BTS tour, educational materials + hands-on experiences. RR ($) Va. Living Museum 757-595-1900 (NN)
Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony - 4 p.m. Film screening + wreath laying. Va. War Museum 757-247-8523 (NN)
The Gingerbread Man Storytime & Craft - 5 p.m. Ages 3-7 + caregiver. Enjoy a story & crafts. RR Kempsville Library 757-385-0150 (VB)
VIBES Open Mic - 5-6 p.m. via Instagram. Every Wed. Teens & YA. Share your latest work. Teens with a Purpose 757-747-2679 (Virtual)
Teaching w/ Art: More than Shelter - 5-6:30 p.m. Educators. Learn tools for using contemporary artwork in classrooms. RR ($) Va. MOCA 757-425-0000 (VB)
Family Night - 5:30-9 p.m. Every Wed. AYCE pizza, skating + more. ($) Haygood Roller Skating Center 757-460-1138 (VB)
Meet the Artists: Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists - 6-7:30 p.m. Adults. Learn about various subjects, styles & techniques. Central Library 757-385-0150 (VB)

Thursday 8
St. Nick at Endview - 5-7 p.m. Also Fri. Enjoy presents + photo ops. RR ($) Historic Endview 757-887-1862 (NN)
Monthly Open House - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd. 757-564-7337 (W)
New Troop Forming - 6-7 p.m. Gr. K-5. w/ Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. Join the newest troop! RR Windsor Elementary, 20008 Courthouse Hwy. 757-547-4405 (Windsor)
Books on Tap - 7-8 p.m. Adults. Discuss this month’s title: “The Stationery Shop” by Marjan Kamali. RR Tapped Crafthouse 757-385-0150 (VB)
Governor’s School for the Arts: The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley - 7:30-9 p.m. Times vary thru Sat. Enjoy this warm & sensational Jane Austen adaptation. ($) Dalis Black Box Theatre 757-451-4711 (N)

Friday 9
Focus on HOPE for Our Children, Families & Communities - 12-1:15 p.m. Learn four building blocks of HOPE. RR CHKD, www.chkd.org/class, 757-667-7402 (Virtual)
Tread the Path to History - 1-2 p.m. Enjoy this tour of the Great Bridge Battlefield. RR ($) Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum, 1775 Historic Way 757-482-448 (C)
Annual Holiday Frost - 4-7 p.m. Visit the candy store, decorate cookies, play reindeer games & more. ($) Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950 (NN)
Enchanted Evening on Main Street - 5-9 p.m. Nighttime Christmas market. Historic Main St. 757-890-3520 (Yorktown)
Nature Nights Holiday Lights - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Also 12/10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23. Stroll through Santa’s Nature Reserve, where surprises await. RR ($) Va. Living Museum 757-595-1900 (NN)
Hurrah Players: Hurrah for the Hollidays - 7 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Get in the holiday spirit w/ songs, dancing elves, kickline & more! ($) Goode Performing Art Center 757-627-5437 (VB)
Community Christmas Celebration - 7-8:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 6-7:30 p.m. Enjoy choirs, orchestra, live nativity & more. Great Bridge Baptist Church, 640 Battlefield Blvd. 757-482-2111 (C)
Va. Handbell Consort Holiday Concert - 7:30-9 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of percussion. Churchland High School, 4301 Cedar Ln. 757-686-2500 (P)

Saturday 10
Va. Stage Company Second Saturdays Courses - Call for times every 2nd Sat. Learn acting techniques, performance styles & prep for auditions! RR ($) Wells Theatre 757-627-1234 (N)
Sensory Friendly Morning - 7:30-9 a.m. Every 2nd Sat. Enjoy animals & exhibits with limited sounds & other mods. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 757-385-3474 (VB)
Breakfast w/ Santa - 8-9:30 a.m. Enjoy breakfast, gifts & pictures w/ Santa. RR Monumental UMC, 450 Dinwiddie St. 757-397-1297 (P)
Tea Time w/ Santa - 9-11 a.m. Spon. by Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Norfolk Chapter. Enjoy breakfast w/ Santa, gingerbread house decorating & more. RR ($) Prince Tea House jjincnorfolk@gmail.com (VB)
Storytime with Santa - 9-11:30 a.m. Enjoy photos, storytime & holiday activities with Santa. ($) Mariners’ Museum 757-596-2222 (NN)
Children’s Christmas Shoppe - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 3-12. Kids shop for their families assisted by an Elf. RR Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St. 757-393-0431 (P)
Mistletoe Market - 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Riverwalk Landing 757-890-3520 (Yorktown)
Battle Walk - 10-11 a.m. Follow in the footsteps of the first major Revolutionary War armed conflict in Va. RR Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum, 1775 Historic Way 757-382-6411 (C)
Brunch w/ Santa - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy movies, coloring & games. RR ($) American Legion Post 280, 469 N. Battlefield Blvd. 757-763-9691 (C)
It’s Snow Time! Winter Green Screen Event - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All ages. Crafts & snow bowling. Joint-Use Library 757-822-8700 (VB)
Christmas Past & Present - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy crafts, activities, music & stories w/ Mrs. Claus. RR ($) Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum, 1775 Historic Way 757-482-4480 (C)
Magnolia Wreath Workshop - 11 a.m.-noon. Supplies incl. Learn step-by-step how to make a fresh-cut magnolia wreath. RR ($) McDonald Garden Center, Independence & Great Neck Locations 757-464-5564 (VB)
Peninsula Community Theatre: Cherokee Tales - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Learn about the culture of the Cherokees thru myths, legends & folktales. ($) Peninsula Community Theatre, 10251 Warwick Blvd. 757-595-5728 (NN)
Bright Star Tourism Theatre: Holidays Around the World - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Discover traditions & holidays of winter. ($) Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950 (NN)
Santa’s Workshop - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 3-6 p.m. Also 12/11 & 12/17. Make ornaments, decorate cookies, enjoy storytime & more. ($) Greenbrier Farms, 225 Sign Pine Rd. 757-421-2141 (C)
Hampton Holiday Fine Arts Bazaar - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Sun. Featuring original, handmade works from regional artists. ($) Taylor Visual Arts Center 757-722-2787 (H)
Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of the holiday + shops & restaurants. Olde Towne Portsmotuh 757-393-8000 (P)
Olde Towne Holiday Homes Tour - 1-6 p.m. View festively decorated homes in the heart of the historic district. ($) Check in at Holiday Market,
Red Lion Square, Middle & Glasgow Streets. info@otpcl.org (P)
Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Parade - 4-9 p.m. Enjoy holiday market, gingerbread competition & more. Historic Hilton Village 757-926-1400 (NN)
Stargazing & Laser Evening - 5 p.m. Every 2nd Sat. View the night sky + planetarium program & laser shows. ($) Va. Living Museum 757-595-1900 (NN)
Guided Nature Hike Owl Prowl - 5-6:30 p.m. All ages. RR Northwest River Park 757-421-7151 (C)
Fa-La-La Land - 5-9 p.m. Also 12/17. Enjoy an outdoor winter wonderland w/ baby goats, live snow globe, carolers & more. Chesapeake City Hall 757-382-6411 (C)
Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade - 6-8:30 p.m. Visit w/ Santa! Downtown Hampton Waterfront, 710 Settlers Landing Rd. 757-72-8311 (H)
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas - 8 p.m. Enjoy this captivating tale of family, friendship & hope set to timeless holiday hits. ($) American Theatre 757-722-2787 (H)

Sunday 11
Friendly Hours - 9-11 a.m. Every 2nd Sun. Experience the museum w/ reduced sound & lighting. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 757-596-2222 (NN)
Sensory Sundays - 9 a.m.-noon. Every 2nd Sun. Enjoy reduced lights, sounds & guests. RR ($) Children’s Museum 757-393-5258 (P)
1st Art: Painting Houses - 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. Learn about houses around the globe & create a beautiful house of your own. RR ($) Va. MOCA 757-425-0000 (VB)
Clown Unit, Ladies of the Oriental Shrine, Craft Show - 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy vendors, activities + more. Zulekia Court #35, 641 Woodlake Dr. 757-427-6573 (C)
Family Movies at the Center: Cruella - 2-4 p.m. Enjoy this film about teenage Cruella de Vil. ($) Suffolk Center 757-923-2900 (S)
HR Philharmonic - 2:30-4:30 p.m. Enjoy music with members from all walks of life. ($) American Theatre 757-722-2787 (H)
Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland - 7-9 p.m. Enjoy acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks & holiday cheer. ($) Hampton Coliseum 757-838-4203 (H)

Monday 12
Bear-y Storytime and Craft - 10:15 a.m. Ages 3-5. Come in pajamas w/ your favorite stuffy. RR Oceanfront Library 757-385-0150 (VB)

Tuesday 13
Elementary Science: Volcanoes! - 4:30-5:15 p.m. Gr. K-2. Explore volcanoes. RR Windsor Woods Library 757-385-0150 (VB)

Wednesday 14
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Brass - 7:30 p.m. Enjoy wit, virtuosity & the glorious music of the holidays. ($) St. Bede Catholic Church 757-892-6366 (W)

Thursday 15
It’s a Virtual Baby Shower! - 12-1:30 p.m. Raffles, nurse chat, speakers & more. RR CHKD, www.chkd.org/class 1-833-261-2367 (Virtual)
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Brass - 7 p.m. Enjoy wit, virtuosity & the glorious music of the holidays. Chesapeake Conference Center 757-892-6366 (C)
Holidivas: A Holiday Cabaret - 7:30 p.m. Also 12/16 & Sat. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. The different and delightful divas present heartwarming holiday favorites. RR ($) Zieders American Dream Theater 757-499-0317 (VB)

Friday 16
Open Mic Night - 7-9 a.m. Bring your favorite instrument to make joyful noise. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church St. 757-407-6333 (Smithfield)
Holi-Rays - 6-9 p.m. Also Sat. Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus + family activities & holiday festivities. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 757-385-3474 (VB)
Hurrah Players: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - 7 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. A church play is hijacked by the “absolutely worst kids in the history of the world.” ($) Copeland Center 757-627-5437 (N)

Saturday 17
Holiday Artist Market - 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Enjoy crafts, performances & more. Suffolk Center 757-923-2900 (S)
Jungle Bell Rock - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dance party, keeper chats & more. ($) Va. Zoo. 757-441-2374 (N)
Old Beach Art & Eco Holiday Market - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, local vendors & more. 1810 Cypress Ave. 757-486-0469 (VB)
Art in Motion Demo Series - 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Every 3rd Sat. Enjoy art demos from a variety of mediums. d’Art Center, 740 Boush St. 757-625-4211 (N)
Something Growing in VA - 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Discover new and emerging cannabis businesses. ($) HR Convention Center 855-970-2521 (H)
Printmaking & Sculpture: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? - 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 6-8. Make a small plaster sculpture! RR ($) Va. MOCA 757-425-0000 (VB)
The littles & BIGS Fun & Game Show - 2 p.m. New show for toddlers & family! ($) Family Fun Experience Theatre, 206 16th St. www.FFXshow.org 757-797-4020 (VB)
Skywatch - Sunset-12 a.m. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers to view the night sky. Northwest River Park 757-382-6411 (C)
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Brass - 7:30 p.m. Enjoy wit, virtuosity & the glorious music of the holidays. ($) Historic Palace Theatre, 305 Mason Ave. 757-892-6366 (Cape Charles)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in Concert - 8-10 p.m. ($) American Theatre 757-722-2787 (H)

Monday 19
Happy Hanukkah!
Blood Drive - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Spon. by American Red Cross. Save a life, give blood. RR Mariners’ Museum 757-596-2222 (NN)

Sunday 25
Merry Christmas!

Monday 26
Happy Kwanzaa!

Tuesday 27
Blood Drive - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Spon. by American Red Cross. Save a life, donate blood. RR Va. Aquarium 757-385-3474 (VB)

Friday 30
Civil War Lecture: Sinking of USS Monitor - 12 p.m. In person & Live streamed. Discuss the sinking of the ironclad. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 757-596-2222 (NN)
New Year’s Game Show - 7 p.m. Also 12/31 & 1/1. Live game show on Fri. and Sun. for all ages. Couples Date Night Show with catered dinner and midnight toast on Sat.! ($$) Family Fun Experience Theatre, 206 16th St. www.FFXshow.org 757-797-4020 (VB)

Saturday 31
Noon Year’s Eve - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dancy party, music & snowflake activities. ($) Va. Zoo. 757-441-2374 (N)
Noon New Year’s Eve - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Party favor decorating, petting zoo + juice box toast. Children’s Museum 757-393-5258 (P)
Olde Towne Scottish Walk - 4-6 p.m. Honor the community w/ bagpipe-and-drums. Olde Towne Portsmouth 757-393-8000 (P)

Please call to confirm. RR - Reservation req’d. ($) Fee (C) Chesapeake (H) Hampton (N) Norfolk (NN) Newport News (P) Portsmouth (S) Suffolk (VB) Va. Beach (W) W’burg

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