Thursday through Sunday: You can celebrate the holidays beach-style at Santa’s Seaside Village at the Oceanfront.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: Check out the last weekend of An Enemy of the People at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach.
Friday through Sunday: See Richmond Ballet’s Nutcracker at Chrysler Hall.
Friday through Sunday: See A Christmas Carol with the Virginia Musical Theatre at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.
Saturday and Sunday: Check out the Fair Trade Festival at O’Connor Brewing Company.
Saturday through Sunday: There is a HUGE-ASS Book Fair at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
5:30pm: Fundraisers can get really steamy at the Hampton History Museum during A Streetcar Named Desire – Streetcar 390 Fundraising Event.
6pm: Get creative at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio during Come Art My Party!
6:30pm: Be a part of a little neighborhood holiday fun at the Ghent Tree Lighting Ceremony.
7pm: Get in the spirit at the Holiday Jam at the Hampton Coliseum.
8pm: Laugh off those Thanksgiving calories at the Push Comedy Theater during Double Feature: The Totally Improvised Movie.
9pm: Nothing says the holidays like seeing Die Hard at the Naro with AltDaily. The fun will be explosive.
9pm: Enjoy the sounds of Jacob Vanko at The Tailgate Sports Pub in Virginia Beach.
10pm: See why girls are the best at the Push Comedy Theater during Girl-Prove: All-Female Improv.
8am: Be careful not to feed the animals during Pancakes, Paws & Santa Claws at the Virginia Zoo. I hear those red pandas will beg for syrup, though.
9am: Still need to get in good with Santa? Meet up with him at Breakfast with Santa at the Kroc Center of Hampton Roads. Maybe you can slide that extra bacon his way to make up for your ‘special’ year.
9am: Enjoy more than 130 vendors, live music and more in Smithfield during the Farmers Market: Christmas Craft and Food Market.
10am: Make a gingerbread house at your own risk. This activity almost kept our marriage from ever happening. Luckily, the Children’s Museum of Virginia will guide you all along.
11am: It is time for Christmas Palooza at Chesapeake Square.
12pm: Enjoy the sounds of the season at The Shops At Hilltop.
12pm: Have a yule that’s cool at Town Point Park at the Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace.
12pm: Shop local at Commonwealth Brewing Company during their Holiday Artisan Market.
1pm: Take a step back in time during the 39th Annual Candlelight Tour with the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society.
3pm: Head to the City Center at Oyster Point for this year’s Hollydazzle.
3pm: Grab a special gift this year at the D’ART Center Holiday Sale.
4pm: The Town Christmas Parade in Windsor kicks off at 4pm.
5pm: Remember the days when we couldn’t get booze at all? No, me either, but it happened! HK on the Bay is hosting the HK Speakeasy Prohibition Party.
5pm: See Dance Magic at the Harrison Opera House.
6pm: Lights are beautiful, but lights on the water are magical. Get your fill at the 4th Annual Lighted Boat Parade in Poquoson.
6pm: Don’t miss the annual Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade.
6pm: Grab your tickets to the Bootlegger’s Ball, presented by Distinction, held at Work Release.
7pm: If you want to celebrate the end of prohibition in Portsmouth, head over to Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas for the End of Prohibition Party.
7pm: Dark Star Orchestra will be at the Norva. White Light Symphony couldn’t make it.
8pm: How can you make Christmas inappropriate? I’m not sure, but The Push Comedy Theater knows. Head to their show A Very Pushers Christmas: An Inappropriate Comedy Show and find out!
9pm: Enjoy a free live show at Work Release with JANKS, ORANGE BOXCUTTER, and DAVY WRECK.
9:30pm: Drink up during the Repeal Day Celebration at Twist Martini in Virginia Beach.
9:30pm: Five bucks gets you into Belmont House of Smoke for Feral Conservatives, Dead Love Alive, and Herschel Hoover.
9am: Don’t miss the MOCA Holiday Craft Sale & Family Fest in Virginia Beach.
10:30am: Head to the day-long celebration of Colonial Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination.
11am: It is time for Riverview Village Days at Lafayette Park.
12pm: Celebrate at Williamsburg Winery with Holiday Traditions from Around the World.
12pm: Start your Sunday with Kegs & Eggs at Alewerks Brewing Company in Williamsburg.
1pm and 4pm: Set unrealistic expectations in life for your children at Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales.
5:30pm: Round out your weekend with another 96X Winter Meltdown artist: Panic! At the Disco. Also playing is New Politics.
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