December 2014 Events in Hampton Roads, Virginia

Festivals, parades, exhibitions, sports and more in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg and the rest of Hampton Roads. Come out and play!


November 21, 2014 - January 3, 2015
McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach
2012 Virginia Beach boardwalk light show. Drive on the boardwalk, listed to your free CD of holiday music, and enjoy the show.

November 22 - December 31, 2013
Busch Gardens Christmas Town
Holiday lights, shows, and shopping.

December 20, 2014
Surf -n- Santa 5 Miler
The 5 mile race runs through the oceanfront and neighborhoods and ends at the Convention Center.

December 6, 2014
Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade
At the downtown Hampton waterfront.

December 6, 2014
Holiday Parade at the Beach
On Atlantic Avenue. Parade starts at 5:30pm.

December 7, 2014
Williamsburg Grand Illumination
Holiday displays, music, and fireworks.
Colonial Williamsburg.

December 12, 2014
Porstmouth Olde Towne Holiday Home Tour
Tour seven Olde Towne homes decorated for the holidays.

December 13, 2014
Portsmouth Olde Towne
Holiday Music Festival

Performances, children's activities, and carolers and characters in period attire. Noon to 6:00pm, first seven blocks of High Street, Portsmouth.

December 13, 2014
Hampton Holly Days Parade
Enjoy floats, bands, and marching units at this holiday tradition. Parade route is City Hall to Darling Stadium. Starts at 6:30 p.m.

December 24, 2014
Williamsburg Community Christmas Tree Lighting
Market Square tree lighting with a reading of "The Night Before Christmas" and Christmas carol singing.

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.