Hampton Roads Christmas Events Happening in 2020
Date: Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Co, 1805 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
What: Save the date for our Third Annual Grand Illumination event on Saturday, Nov. 28. We will have live music, holiday decor, Christmas trees for sale, special beer releases and more. Cost: Free
Date: Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Downtown Norfolk VA
What: While we are not able to produce our traditional Grand Illumination Parade this year, we will still kick-off the holiday season in Downtown Norfolk with the illumination of the skyline and other mini-activations throughout the evening including: Unveiling of new holiday art installation in the NEON District, Model Train Exhibit in Selden Market, Socially-distanced Santa photo op, Performances by The Rhythm Project, and other outdoor music and entertainment Snowfall on Granby.
GARDEN OF LIGHTS AT NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN
Dates: Nov. 13, 2020 – Jan. 2, 2021.
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, VA
What: Enjoy a festive and healthy way to kick off the holidays. Drive through two miles of spectacular lighted displays.
Cost: Value Nights (most Sundays-Thursdays) will be $25/car for members and $35/car for Not-Yet-Members. Premium Nights (Fridays & Saturdays and Christmas week) will be $30/car for members, and $40/car for Not-Yet-Members.
BAYPORT CREDIT UNION HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT THE BEACH
Dates: Nov. 13, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021. Illumination begins
5:30 p.m.- 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: On the boardwalk beginning at Second Street, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Drive your vehicle on the boardwalk through Nautical, Holiday and Adventure Lands with your radio tuned to the Holiday music soundtrack signal.
Cost: Cars, $17 nightly (Military Mondays: $12 per car with military ID). All vehicles enter through the main entrance at Second Street. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Dates: Nov. 6 – Dec. 31, 2020 from 5 p.m.-midnight
Where: 101 KOA Lane, Virginia Beach VA 23451 – KOA Campground
What: The Lights of Christmas is a drive-thru experience the whole family can enjoy. With a synchronized display of hundreds of thousands of lights, dance and move to a 30 min soundtrack that you listen to on your car’s radio while driving through this elaborate show of Christmas cheer.
Cost: $25 a carload. Military and Police are $20
WINTERFEST ON THE WISCONSIN
Dates: Select days Nov. 21 – Dec. 31, 2020.
Where: The Battleship Wisconsin, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront
What: Join us at this season’s brightest attraction.Enjoy a dazzling walk-through light trail with over 250,000 lights. Special tree lighting ceremonies (5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.) Santa sightings and elves. Live entertainment, hot cocoa and delicious bites. Lighted boat parade (6:00 p.m. on Saturdays.)
Cost: $12.50 Adult/$10 Child (Not-yet Members), $9.50 Adult / $7 Child (Members). All tickets are timed on the hour.
By Cody Schneider