Christmas Activities in Hampton Roads

Celebrate the holidays with these special events!  Come one come all!

christmas townBusch Gardens Christmas Town – Open select days Nov 21st – Dec 31st.  Tickets $27.

Downtown Hampton on Ice – Nov 26th – Feb 28th.  Ice skating rink. For hours, visit or call 727-0900.

Celebration in Lights – Nov 27th – Jan 1.  5:30-10 pm.  Drive through miles of lights in Newport News Park. $10 per car.

11th Annual Hollydazzle – Dec. 5th.  6-9 pm.  Located at the Oyster Point City Center in Newport News, see fireworks and special effects in a spectacular show.

Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting – Dec 5th.  5-9 pm.  Head to Carousel Park in downtown Hampton for entertainment, arts and crafts, tree lighting (7 pm) and fireworks (9 pm).

Yorktown Christmas Tree Lighting – Dec 5th.  7-8:30 pm.  Enjoy lights, music, and Santa on Riverwalk Landing.

Colonial Williamsburg carolersAn Olde Time Christmas Celebration and Open House – Dec 5th.  12-6 pm.  Located on Mellon Street in Pheobus, Hampton, enjoy strolling musicians, holiday treats and more.

Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade – Dec 5th.  7:15 pm.  Boat parade featuring illuminated power boats and sailboats along the downtown Hampton waterfront, 710 Settlers Landing Road.

Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade – Dec 6th.  7-10 pm.  Watch the boat parade and enjoy a complimentary bonfire with hot cider on the beach!

Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination – Dec 6th.  Starts at 4:45 pm.  Music in the historic area outdoor stages, Fifes and Drums (5:45 pm) and fireworks and candlelit buildings (6:15 pm).

hollydazzleFirst Light Celebration – Dec 7th.  5:30 pm.  Help celebrate the “Kecoughtan Christmas” with caroling, children’s activities, lecture and more at the Hampton History Museum.

Holiday Marketplace – Dec 11th.  Find those special holiday gifts at the Hampton University Museum while enjoying art and music.

Hampton Holly Days Parade – Dec 12th.  7 pm.  Beginning at Eaton Street and Settlers Landing Road, watch marching bands, floats, balloons, Santa and more.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Dec 24th.  5:30 pm.  Head to Market Square in Colonial Williamsburg for a special tree lighting ceremony.

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