All Weekend Long
Now through December 18th: See masterpieces from Johannes Vermeer at the Chrysler Museum.
Now through January 1st: Catch the Holiday Lights at the Beach.
Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: See Unexpected Tenderness at the Goode Theatre at ODU.
Friday through Sunday: Enjoy Christmas in Smithfield.
Friday through Sunday: Enjoy Richmond Ballet’s Nutcracker with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at Chrysler Hall.
Friday through Sunday: Shop the Holiday Open House and Market at the Rusty Cottage on Shore Drive.
Friday through Sunday: A Christmas Carol will be offered at the Sandler Center.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: See A Southern Christmas Carol at the Peninsula Community Theatre.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: The delightful Dickens’ Christmas Towne will dazzle them all.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: See the musical Reindeer Names at the Grey Goose in Hampton.
Friday and Beyond: Don’t miss the Winter Wonderland in Portsmouth.
Saturday and Sunday: Grab some goods at the 2016 Fair Trade Festival at O’Connor’s.
Saturday and Sunday: Take part in the Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment.
Saturday and Sunday: Check out the Holistic & Spiritual Art Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
4:30-6:30pm: Show your support by attending Stop the Violence in Standing Rock.
4:30-7:30pm: Watch out for turtle shells at the Mario Kart Tournament during Smartcade at Smartmouth Beer.
7:30pm: See Sandi Patty during the Christmas Blessings Tour at the Ferguson Center for the Arts.
8pm: Head to The Norva for Dark Star Orchestra.
9pm-2am: To honor World Aid’s Day, Work Release is hosting Love x Life.
9:30: Be a part of the World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil at Granby Social Club.
12-2pm: Hear Derek Smith during Slover Sounds.
3-11pm: Head to Commonwealth Brewing to celebrate the release of the Marvoloso Can.
5pm-2am: Attend the Ghost in the Machine Closing with Tmobyle, Pete Curry, and Dazeases. You should SEE the focused look on my face while I try to type DAZEASES and say it out loud.
6pm-12am: Jingle bell all the way to the Jingle Ball in Chesapeake.
7:30pm: Enjoy the Raleigh Ringers at Willett Hall in Portsmouth. Teachers and students get in free.
8pm: Kick off your holiday rock style with The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 13th Annual Christmas Rocks Tour with special guest Mark W. Winchester.
8-9:30pm: Get to know the couple at The Push Comedy Theater. We all need to enjoy the funnier side of relationships.
8pm-12am: Enjoy Amara, Murder, Catalyst, and more at Charlie’s.
9pm: Go STAG at Granby Social Club.
9:30pm: See Beanie Sigel and Friends at The Norva.
10-11:30pm: A competition sure to laugh off the week, catch Sketchmageddon at the Push.
8-9:45am: The 5th Annual Chick-fil-A Christmas Parade will take place at Chesapeake Square.
8-10am: Reserve your spot at Pancakes, Paws & Santa Claws at the Virginia Zoo.
8:30am-12pm: Sign up for the Wards Corner 10k.
10am-2pm: Walk through the 1st Annual Olde Towne Book Stroll.
10am-4pm: Take advantage of the Free Admission Saturday at the Virginia Beach History Museums.
10am-5pm: Shop the Holiday Artisan Gift Fair at the Suffolk Visitor Center.
11:30am-1:30pm: Play close and careful attention to how Yin and Yang play together and compliment each other at a special workshop at My Yoga Spirit.
12-5pm: Grab your tickets for the Winter Wine Celebration at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
12-8pm: Make your way to Town Point Park for the Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Christmas Market.
12-9pm: Head to Brass Cannon Brewing for the Great Turkish Bombard Release.
12-9pm: It’s Food Truck Frenzy at the Virginia Beer Company.
2-5pm: Purchase original art at the Gifted Holiday Sale Reception at D’ART Center.
4pm: Don’t miss the Hollydazzle at City Center at Oyster Point.
5pm: See Dance Magic at the Harrison Opera House.
5:30pm: Bundle up for the Holiday Parade at the Beach.
6pm: The Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade will help you get into the holiday spirit.
6-9pm: Join Bold Mariner Brewing for Dogs on Deployment.
6-10pm: Catch the Music & Art Performance at Coastal Virginia Arts.
6pm-12am: Want to get all dolled up for a cause? Grab a ticket to Moonlight & Mistletoe to benefit CHKD.
7-8pm: Head to the Plot for Comfort and Joy: A Festival of Lessons and Carols.
7-9pm: Enjoy the Holiday Instrumental Recital at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens.
9pm-12am: Hear Brett Williams at Peck & Pour.
9pm-2am: Party at Twist for Repeal Day.
9pm-2am: Attend The Late Show 2.0 at Granby Social Club.
10-11:30pm: Laugh it up with the Bright Side – Citizens of the Month at the Push.
8:30am: Tie on those sneakers for the 2016 Christmas Town Dash 8k in Williamsburg.
9am-12pm: Burn off those calories at the Christmas Cookie Challenge 2.5.
9am-5pm: Find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift at the Holiday Craft Sale and Family Fest at the Virginia MOCA.
11am-12pm: Work out the frustrations of the oncoming week at Vino Vinyasa at Mermaid Winery.
12-3pm: Join Queen Mary during RIDIN’ the WAVE.
2-5pm: Grab your ticket to the Holiday Celebration at Williamsburg Winery.
2:30-5pm: Join the American Theatre for Winter Classics.
5-7:30pm: Brighten your weekend with the Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination Parade.
6:30-10:30pm: Enjoy Terraform, Unwill, Countermeasures, Citizen Train, and more at 37th and Zen.
Want your awesome event listed in the Reasons? Send information about your event to firstname.lastname@example.org with the event date in the subject line. Links to event information online are preferable.