I hope your Thanksgiving is full of happy memories. I am thankful to be a part of the AltDaily family and thankful for you all for attending events you find here in the Reasons.
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.
Now through Sunday: Head to the Hampton Coliseum for Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart.
Friday and Saturday: Visit with Santa at the Shops at Hilltop.
Friday through Sunday: The 35th Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market will be at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Friday through Sunday: Head to the Military Aviation Museum for Planes, Trains, and Santa.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: Enjoy the Celebration in Lights at the Newport News Park.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: The delightful Dickens’ Christmas Towne should be bigger than ever.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: Take a drive through the Dominion Garden of Lights at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: Get in the spirit at Santa’s Seaside Village.
Friday and Beyond: It is time for the Winter Wonderland in Portsmouth.
Saturday and Sunday: It’s another Gun & Knives Show! Oh, boy!
Saturday and beyond: Discover NASA at the Slover Library.
11am-1pm: Stay away from the shopping and join in on the Black Friday Open Community Paddle in Virginia Beach.
12-10pm: Celebrate the release of Dark Journey at Big Ugly Brewing.
6-9pm: Hear Dave McKenney at Brass Cannon Brewing.
7pm: See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Sandler Center.
8pm: Enjoy live music from The Muddy Gems at New River Taphouse.
8-9:30pm: Laugh the calories away during The Improv Riot at the Push Comedy Theater.
8-11pm: Grab your tickets for Plan B Leftovers Edition at the Zeiders American Dream Theater.
8pm-12am: Party like you did in the 90s at ShoreBreak Pizza & TapHouse.
9pm-2am: Enjoy Deathhouse Blues with The Dream at Norfolk Taphouse.
9:15pm-2am: Hear Jackson Breit at The Shack in Virginia Beach.
10-11:30pm: Don’t miss Harold Night at the Push.
Check out all of the special sales at your local shops as you Shop Small this Saturday.
9am-4pm: Browse items from local vendors in the ViBe District.
10am-4pm: Pick up something special at the 3rd Annual Suffolk ReStored Downtown Pop Up Shop.
11am-3pm: Shop local vendors at The Dragonfly Art Studio.
11am-5pm: Find a hand-made treasure at the Crafted Holiday Pop Up in Virginia Beach.
1pm: See Frosty presented by the Barter Players Encore Tour at the Downing Gross Theatre.
2-4pm: Take part in helping the homeless by putting together care packages.
5-8pm: Grab some holiday cheer at Christmas In Driver.
5-8:30pm: 11/26: Enjoy the 2016 Holiday Tree Lighting at Port Warwick.
7pm: Watch Home Alone with a live Orchestra at Chrysler Hall.
7pm: Experience an evening of top shelf performance poetry at the Venue at 35th Street with Gentlemen and Scholars.
7-8pm: You can also be a part of the Tree Lighting in Merchants Square.
8-9:30pm: Less than the cost of therapy session, and always full of laughs, head to the Push for Couples Therapy with Alan Johnson and the Alan Johnson Quintet.
8-11pm: Enjoy live comedy at Comedy Night at Marios Italian Restaurant in P-town.
9pm-1am: See Wandcarver, Bon_Ski, Hÿdra, The Kozmic Body, and more at Charlie’s American Cafe.
9pm-1am: Hear Above & Beyond at Tropical Delights in Virginia Beach.
10-11:30pm: It’s time for Improvageddon: Thanksgiving Thunderdome 2016 AD at the Push.
10:30-11:45am: Well, you stretched your pants during Thanksgiving, now you can stretch your body at Poses & Pints: Sunday Morning Yoga at O’Connor’s.
11am-3pm: Have a Picnic with Santa at Chesapeake City Park.
11am-4pm: Drag Yourself to Brunch with the Thanksgiving Queen.
12-2pm: Make your way to the Wave for Kristina Kelly at Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch.
12-3pm: Head to Triangle for Drag Brunch, Part 5.
1-7pm: Opening for the month of December is the artist Erica Wright for Beer is Art at Coelacanth.
2-6:30pm: Brighten your season at the Founders Inn Illumination.
3pm: Enjoy The Snowman and the Gift of the Magi at the Sandler Center.
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