Support local shops and artists this weekend as you plan for the holidays. Get in the spirit with family and friends by attending any of the numerous offerings this weekend. This is how we welcome December in Hampton Roads.
All Weekend Long
Now through Sunday and beyond: Take a stroll through the Million Bulb Walk at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Now through Sunday and beyond: See the 26th Annual Celebration in Lights at Newport News Park.
Now through Sunday and beyond: Drive through the BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights Merry Mile at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
Now through Sunday: See The Scarlet Letter at the Little Theatre of Norfolk.
Now through Sunday: Get your tickets to Cirque du Soleil Crystal: A Breakthrough Ice Experience at Scope Arena. See what AltDaily’s contributor thought about the show by reading the review here.
Friday and Saturday: Catch one of the shows of A Celtic Christmas at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: Join the Virginia Stage Company at the Wells Theatre as you see the unforgettable A Christmas Carol.
Saturday and Sunday: Visit the Virginia Beach Convention Center for 2018 Home for the Holidays. This is a free event.
Saturday and Sunday: Shop the 2018 Fair Trade Festival at O’Connor Brewing.
Saturday and beyond: Take that family of yours to the Dickens’ Christmas Towne in Norfolk.
3:30-7:30pm: Shop D’Art Center’s Annual D’Artisan Holiday Sale.
5:30-8pm: Stroll down the streets of Smithfield during Light Up Main.
7-9pm: Kudos to whoever created this event. Head to 37th and Zen for Hot People Reading Terrible Fan Fiction.
7:30pm: See Lauren Daigle during The Behold Christmas Tour at the Harrison Opera House.
8pm: Enjoy a night with Dark Star Orchestra at The Norva.
9-10:30am: Enjoy the Williamsburg Christmas Parade 2018 – Miracle on DoG Street.
12-7pm: Check out the Holiday Artisan Market at Commonwealth Brewing.
12-8pm: Put on your coats for the Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace at Town Point Park.
5-9pm: Make your way to City Center at Oyster Point for 25 Nights of Northern Lights.
5:30pm: Find your way to the oceanfront fro the Cox Communications Holiday Parade at the Beach.
6pm: Grab your spot for the Chesapeake Christmas Parade 2018.
6-8pm: Seeing lights during the holidays is lovely, but seeing them illuminated over water is even better. Brighten your weekend by attending the 22nd Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade.
7pm: Head to the Sandler Center to see the Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour.
8pm: Get your tickets to see NGHTMRE, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, DUCKY, and SWAGE at The Norva.
8-10pm: Do we have any late-night shoppers reading this? If so, you’ll want to check out the Selden Market Holiday Party.
9pm-2am: Feel your rib cage rattle and your booty sway during Gods of BASS at 37th and Zen.
9am-5pm: Don’t miss the Holiday Craft Sale and Family Fest at the Virginia MOCA.
11am-12pm: Did you shop til you dropped? Stretch out that shopping arm during Vino Vinyasa at Mermaid Winery.
11am-4pm: Peruse the offerings at the Riverview Village Days Farmer’s Market.
12-1pm: Biking? Good. Biking with friends? Even better. Biking with friends and beer? The best. Try it out at Tour de ORF with Smartmouth Beer.
2:30pm: See Winter Dreams at the Sandler Center.
3pm: See The Manhattan Transfer Holiday Show at The American Theatre.