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 2017


Visit Bush Gardens Williamsburg this holiday seaon!

Enjoy lights, holiday shopping, special entertainment, and festival food and drink at Busch Garden's Christmas Town, plus many of the park's rides and attractions are still open.

Single Day Bush Gardens Christmas Town tickets are now on sale, with single-day tickets priced at $15 to $25 (depending on date) through November 6. The price for single-day tickets at the park is $49.

Pick a date and purchase early for the biggest savings.

Williamsburg Hotels: See special offers.


November 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018 (select days)
Busch Gardens Christmas Town
Holiday lights, shows and shopping.

November 23, 2017- December 31, 2017
Holiday Lights at the Beach
An abreviated holiday lights display for 2017 will take place along the Boardwalk from 8th Street to 22nd Street.
Oceanfront Hotels: See special offers.

November 18, 2017
Norfolk Grand Illumination Parade
The skylines of Norfolk and Portsmouth light up, then the big parade begins. Norfolk, VA.

November 10 - 30, 2016
Million Bulb Walk - Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Enjoy a healthy walk through the holiday light display at Norfolk Botanical Gardens.

November 18 - December 31, 2017
Dickens' Christmas Towne
Holiday fun at Nauticus includes the Pickwick Puppet Theater, Father Christams, performers, train displays, and more.. Norfolk, VA.

November 23, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Newport News Celebration in Lights
Drive through two miles of holiday light displays at Newport News Park, Newport News, VA.

November 24 - December 31, 2017
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. Closed Christmas day and Mondays

December 1 - December 31, 2017
Dominion Garden of Lights - Norfolk Botanical Gardens
The gardens are transformed with a drive-through lights display for the holidays

December 1, 2017
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 2, 2017
Williamsburg Christmas Parade
Starts at 8:00 a.m. and proceeds down Richmond Road.
Williamsburg Hotels: See special offers

December 2, 2017
Holiday Parade at the Beach
Evening parade only Atlantic Avenue at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Parade starts at 5:30.
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December 2, 2017
Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade
View festively decorated boats from the Yorktown Riverwlak Landing. There's also a beach bonfire, caroling, and hot cider.

December 2, 2017
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 3, 2017
Williamsburg Grand Illumination
A holiday tradtion. Fireworks
Williamsburg Hotels: See special offers

December 9, 2017
Hampton Holly Days Parade
Bands, floats, balloons, Santa. Hampton, VA.

December 10, 2016
Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival
Music performances, children's activities, carolers, strolling characters. 7 blocks of High Street. Portsmouth, VA.

December 9, 2017
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.


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