Santa Is Coming To Town!

Santa is a very busy guy this time of year.

With that in mind we have a list for you to make it easier to track him down for those memorable holiday meetings, and of course, family photographs! 

A link to these events (and many more) can be found on our Website Calendar. If you have a Santa appearance to add please email the information to charlotte@myactivechild.com

Featured Listings: Are available! Email charlotte@myactivechild.com for information.

CHESAPEAKE

Santa at Chesapeake Square Mall
Dates: November 7 - December 24, 2014 during mall hours
Where: Chesapeake Square Mall 4200 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake VA 
What: Visit with Santa!
Cost: Free to visit with Santa, photo packages available for purchase
Additional Information: Visit their website

MOPS Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair {with Santa!} 
Dates: November 8, 2014 from 10am-2pm
Where: Deep Creek Baptist Church 250 Mill Creek Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA
What: We will have Santa, and parents are free to take pictures of their children!
Cost: Donations will be accepted to assist local families in need during the holidays.
Additional Information: Click HERE.

Santa at Greenbrier Mall 
Dates: November 8 - December 24. 2014 during mall hours
Monday - Saturday from 10am-9pm, 12-5:30, with breaks from 130-230pm, 5-6pm
Sundays from 12-5:30pm with a break from 230-3pm.
Extended Hours: Nov 28 & 29, 2014 from 9am-9pm. Nov 30, 2014 from 11am-6pm. December 19-23, 2014 from 9am-9pm. December 24 from 8-5pm.   
Where: Greenbrier Mall 1401 Greenbrier Parkway South, Chesapeake, VA 23320 
What: Visit with Santa! 
Cost: Free to visit with Santa, photo packages available for purchase
Additional Information: Visit their website

Breakfast with Santa 
Dates: November 15, 2014 from 8:30-10am
Where: Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake VA 
What: Breakfast and holiday crafts with Santa
Cost: Kidgit Members $4.00, Non-Kidgit Members $5.00, Adults $5.00
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa at White's Garden Center 
Dates: November 22 - 23, 29 - 30, and December 13 -14, 2014. Saturday 10am-4pm and Sundays 12-4pm.
Where: White's Nursery Garden Center 3133 Old Mill Road Chesapeake, VA 23323
What: Visit Santa at White's Garden Center. The Poinsettia Tours are November 22-23, and the Christmas Fresh Greenery Weekend is November 29-30. 
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Holiday Craft Fair (and Santa!)
Dates: November 22-23, 2013. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Where: Chesapeake Conference Center, 900 Greenbriar Circle, Chesapeake VA
What: Craft Fair with Santa and a Holiday Clown
Cost: Free admission
Additional Information: Visit their website

Breakfast with Santa & Sparky at Fire Station # 5
Dates: December 6, 2014 from 8-11am
Where: Fire Station #5 421 Hanbury Road, Chesapeake VA
What: Breakfast with Santa at the Fire Station! Fire equipment demonstrations and tours.
Cost: $5 Buffet Breakfast, Pictures with Santa $5. Raffle tickets available for purchase.
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Visit with Santa
Dates: December 6, 2014 from 10am-12pm
Where: South Norfolk Library, Chesapeake VA
What: Join us for a visit and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Cost: Free.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Christmas Palooza at Chesapeake Square 
Dates:  December 6, 2014 from 11am-6pm 
Where: Chesapeake Square 4200 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake VA 
What: The mall will be filled with a variety of specialty vendors, holiday entertainment, inflatables for the kids and of course, Santa himself.
Cost: Free admission, there may be a fee for some activities
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Visit with Santa at McDonald's Garden Center 
Dates: December 6, 2014 from 12-4pm
Where: McDonald's Garden Center locations in Chesapeake, Hampton & Virginia Beach
What: Visit with Santa and take some pictures
Cost: Free 
Additional Information: Visit their website

Chesapeake Christmas Parade
Dates: December 6, 2014 at 6pm
Where: Parade route includes portions of Mt Pleasant Rd, Battlefield Blvd, & Cedar Rd in Chesapeake, VA
What: Christmas isn't complete without a hometown parade complete with marching bands, costumed characters, colorful floats, and Santa Claus
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Dinner with Santa at Great Bridge/Hickory YMCA
Dates: December 11, 2014 from 6-7:30pm
Where: Great Bridge/Hickory YMCA, 633 South Battlefield Boulevard Chesapeake, VA
What: Delicious meal, sing carols, and have your photo taken with Santa. 
Cost: Members - $10 child / $16 adult, Non Members - $14 child / $20 adult
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Lunch with Santa
Dates: December 13, 2014 from 11am-2pm
Where: Gameworks Chesapeake - Greenbrier Mall, 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake VA
What: Lunch with Santa, a special gift from Santa, and a $20 Game Card
Cost: $16.99 plus tax, per person
Additional Information: Visit their website



HAMPTON

Santa at Bass Pro Shop
Dates: November 15-December 24, 2014. Times vary.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 1972 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA
What: Free visits with Santa, a Free photo with Santa, Free Games & Crafts
Cost: Free 
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa at Bodacious Bazaar & Art Festival
Date: November 14-16, 2014. Friday & Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
Where: Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
What: Art Festival where you can also visit and have your picture taken with Santa.
Cost: Adult $7 one day, $10 two day, Children $4, Strollers FREE
Additional Information: Visit their website

Coliseum Central Holiday Parade 
Dates: November 22, 2014 from 9:30-12pm
Where: Peninsula Town Center 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA 23666
What: Holiday Parade and visits with Santa
Cost: Free Event
Additional Information: Visit their website

7th Annual First Light Celebration 
Dates: November 29, 2014 from 4-6:30pm
Where: Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton
What: Create new family memories as we light the star atop the museum to commemorate the start of the holiday season in Downtown Hampton! Hear about the first recorded English Christmas in North America, make several different heirloom ornaments that your family will cherish for years to come, enjoy nostalgic holiday music, caroling, refreshments, and a nostalgic train display.
Cost: Free Admission
Additional Information: Visit their website

‘Dinners with Santa’ at Peninsula Town Center
Where: Peninsula Town Center Restaurant Locations - Tuesdays and Thursdays in December from 5PM to 8PM
What: Dinner with Santa! Dinners include free photo opportunities with Santa, and children’s holiday crafts. 
Cost: Meal cost varies. Call to RSVP at your favorite participating restaurant.
Dec. 2nd – Abuelo’s Mexican Cuisine (757) 224-5340
Dec. 4th – Hayashi Sushi Grill (757) 848-5873
Dec. 9th – The Greene Turtle (757) 838-3854
Dec. 11th – Buffalo Wild Wings (757) 826-4809
Dec. 16th – CineBistro (757) 325-8896
Dec. 18th – Jimmy Johns Subs (757) 224-5222
Dec. 23rd – Baci Italiano Ristorante (757) 825-0180
More information: Contact the participating restaurant above.

Phoebus 2nd Annual Illumination
Dates: December 5, 2014 from 5-9pm
Where: Mallory Street, Mellen Street and Hope Street, Hampton, VA
What: Shopping, vendor fair, Santa, Dining, Children's Area, Carolers, Irish Dancing, Tree Lighting.
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Visit with Santa at McDonald's Garden Center 
Dates: December 6, 2014 from 12-4pm
Where: McDonald's Garden Center locations in Chesapeake, Hampton & Virginia Beach
What: Visit with Santa and take some pictures
Cost: Free 
Additional Information: Visit their website

Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade

Dates: December 6, 2014 beginning at 7:15pm
Where: on the Downtown Hampton Oceanfront.
What: Lighted Boat Parade (and visits with Santa)
Cost: Parade is Free. Kids can meet Santa on the Miss Hampton tour boat before the event starting at 6pm (please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots).
Additional Information: Visit their website

Hampton Holly Days Parade 
Dates: December 13, 2014 starting at 7pm
Where: Downtown Hampton, VA
What: The Peninsula’s largest illuminated parade! Join us for an evening of enchantment as you view the creative floats, listen to the high school bands, salute the military marching units and exciting drill teams, and wave at the beauty queens. Of course this parade is not complete without everyone’s favorite….Santa Claus.
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Breakfast with Santa
Dates: Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 10-11:30am 
Where: Northampton Community Center 1435-A Todds Lane Hampton, VA
What: This holiday event is for the young and the young at heart! Get in the holiday spirit, with fun entertainment.
Each family will receive a picture with Santa, and breakfast. 
Cost: $3/person
Additional information: Call 825-4805 or visit here.



NEWPORT NEWS

Santa at Patrick Henry Mall
Dates: November 7 thru December 24Monday-Saturday 11am-8pm (break from 3-4pm); Sunday 12-6pm (break from 2:30-3pm); Black Friday (11/28) 8am-8pm (break from 1-1:45pm & 4:30-5:15pm); Monday-Sunday (12/12-12/23) 9am-9pm (break from 12-12:45pm & 3:45-4:30pm)Sunday (12/14) 10am-9pm  (break from 12-12:45pm & 3:45-4:30pm); Wednesday (12/24) Christmas Eve 9am-5pm (break from 1-1:45pm). Pet Photo Nights are every Monday night until December 15th from 6-8pm
What: Visit with Santa 
Where: Patrick Henry Mall 12300 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Port Warwick Tree Lighting
Dates: November 29, 2014 from 5-7pm
Where: Port Warwick, Loftis Boulevard, Newport News, VA
What: Enjoy musical entertainment and a visit with Santa!
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa's House 38th Anniversary
Dates: December 6, 2014 (10am-4pm), December 7 (1-5pm), Tuesday-Thursday December 9-11 (9am-12pm), December 12 (9am-12pm & 6-9pm), December 13 (10am-4pm) & December 14 (1-5pm)
Where: 461 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News VA
What: Visit Santa's House and enjoy a puppet show, crafts and meet Santa & Mrs. Claus! Sponsored by the Woman's Club of Newport News 
Cost: Admission is $3 for age 11+, $2.50 for 10 and under. Admission donation goes to local charity. 
Additional Information: Call (757) 596-6452 to schedule a group.

St. Nick at Endview Plantation
Dates: December 11 & 12, 2014 from 5-7pm
What: Let your child experience the magic of an 1861 Christmas through a visit with St. Nick. Private family sessions create the perfect setting for seasonal photo opportunities in a historic setting. Craft activities are offered before the visit. Parents are to bring two presents: one wrapped for their child and a new unwrapped present for a needy child.
Where: Endview Plantation, 362 Yorktown Road, Newport News, Virginia 23603
Cost: Admission is $3 per child. Advance reservations must be made by calling (757) 887- 1862
Additional Information: Visit their website

6th Annual Holiday Frost 
Dates: December 12, 2014 from 4-7pm
Where: Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Ave, Newport News VA
What: DGCAC is transformed into a live Candyland board game complete with the characters, games, arts and crafts, candy, presents, performances and did we mention Santa Claus!!
Cost: Free
Additional InformationVisit their website

Pearl Bailey Library's Annual Super Saturday Holiday Fest 
Dates: December 13, 2014 from 10:30-4pm
Where: Pearl Bailey Library 2510 Wickham Ave, Newport News, VA
What: , Holiday Stories & Craft 10:30-11:30am, Live Holiday Music from 1:30-2:30pm, Visit with Santa from 3-4pm
Cost: Registration required for story/craft only, begins Nov 3
Additional Information: Visit their website




NORFOLK

Santa at The Ice Palace at MacArthur Center 
Dates: November 6 - December 24, 2014 during mall hours.
Where: MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 
What: Visit with Santa! Visitors are transported to a winter wonderland when they step inside the spectacular holiday Ice Palace. Featuring a 30-foot ice dome with falling snow, a light show and interactive fun for all ages. Special Events include Signing Santa on November 18, 2014 from 11:30am-9pm; Pet Photos with Santa on December 7 & 14, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm; and Breakfast with Santa on December 6 & 13, 2014 from 8-9:30am (cost $7 kids/$8 adults).
Cost: Free Visit with Santa. Receive a promotional certificate from Snapfish when you purchase any photo package. Photo package prices range from $22-49.

Dickens' Christmas Towne
Dates: November 21-December 14, Fridays & Saturdays 10am-8pm.; Sundays 12-6pm; December 17 – 28, Weekdays and Saturdays 10am-8pm; Sundays 12-6pm; Open Christmas Eve 10am-2pm.
Where: Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, 111 Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA 23510
What: Be transported back to Victorian London in a new holiday celebration featuring carolers, merchants, tea parties, holiday activities, a Victorian Father Christmas and an impressive train display.
Cost: $5 for adults, $4 for children (4-12), ages 3 and under are free.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Grand Illumination Parade
Dates: November 22, 2014 at 7pm
Where: Downtown Norfolk, VA
What: Norfolk's Annual Grand Illumination Parade
Cost: Free!
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa at Military Circle Mall
Dates: November 28-December 24, 2014. November 28 from 11am-8pm. November 30 from 1-6pm.  Remaining dates: Saturdays 11am-8pm, Sundays 11am-6pm, Monday-Friday 3-8pm
Where: Military Circle Mall 880 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, Virginia 23502
What: Visit with Santa.
Cost: Free visit with Santa. Photos available for purchase.
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

An Enchanted Christmas at Glad Tidings Church
Dates: November 28 - December 13, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
Where: Glad Tidings Church 301 S Newtown Road Norfolk, VA
What: Santa's Village, Frozen Princess Palace, Hayride and Light Display, Christmas Tree Maze, Food Trucks and more!
Cost: Free Event, Christmas Trees for Sale
Additional Information: Visit their website

Norfolk Farm Market
Dates: Beginning after Thanksgiving, Santa will beginning November 28, 2014. Fridays 6-9pm, Saturday & Sundays 11am-4pm
Where: 1620 E. Little Creek Road, (behind McDonald's) Norfolk VA
What: Christmas Trees, Family Activities and Santa. Opens with Christmas Trees on Sat Nov 22, 2014
Additional Info: Call (757) 440-4404

Holiday Yule Log Bonfire
Date: December 4, 2014 from 4-7pm
Where: Town Point Park, 1 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA
What: The park transforms into a festive wonderland to feature a massive Yule Log bonfire, Christmas caroling and a visit from Santa. 
Cost: Free and open to the public
Additional Info: Visit their website

Ghent Holiday Tree Lighting & Caroling
Date: December 5, 2014 at 6:30pm
Where: Blair Middle School 730 Spotswood Avenue Norfolk, VA 
What: Enjoy music and caroling from area school groups, warm up with hot chocolate and cookies provided by Farm Fresh. And, there will be a special appearance by Santa Claus as he helps light the tree. 
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Visit their website

Breakfast with Santa 
Dates: December 6 & 13, 2014 from 8-9:30am
Where: California Pizza Kitchen at MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 
What: Santa always starts his day with a good breakfast and the kids are invited to join him at California Pizza Kitchen.  Guests can meet and talk with Santa and enjoy their favorite breakfast and a jolly good time. Includes your choice of breakfast pizza or pancakes plus fruit, juice and coffee. 
Cost: Prices are $7 for kids and $8 for adults. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Additional Information: Visit their website

Breakfast With Santa at La Bella in Ghent
Dates: December 6, 2014 from 9-11am
Where: LaBella In Ghent,738 West 22nd Street Norfolk, VA 
What: A festive holiday atmosphere and will offer a special breakfast menu. Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have a picture taken with Santa. 
Cost: Food for purchase. The cost of the pictures will be one for $6 or two for $10. 
Additional Information: Visit their website

Kids' Christmas Shop & Santa to Benefit CHKD
Dates: December 6, 2014 from 10am-1pm
Where: Saint Patricks Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk VA
What: Kids love choosing Christmas gifts on their own (with the help of our "elves"). Santa will be there for priceless pictures and hearing all those Christmas wishes!
Cost: Gifts are priced below $10.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Yoga with Santa 
Dates: December 6, 2014 from 1-2:30pm
Where: The Space Above Yoga Studio 202 W. 22nd Street, Norfolk VA
What: Yoga with Santa
Cost: $10 per child
Additional Information: Call (757) 622-2474. Visit their website

Breakfast With Santa at Belmont House of Smoke
Dates: December 7, 2014 from 11am-1pm
Where: Belmont House of Smoke 2117 Colonial Avenue Norfolk, VA
What: A festive holiday atmosphere and will offer a special breakfast menu. Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have a picture taken with Santa. 
Cost: Food for purchase. The cost of the pictures will be one for $6 or two for $10. 
Additional Information: Visit their website

Sundays with Santa at Norfolk Botanical Garden
Dates: December 7, 14, & 21, 2014 from 4:00-8:00pm
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, VA 23518
What: Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, a holiday craft, listen to a reading of the Polar Express, visit with Santa and enjoy a tram ride through the Dominion Garden Lights Holiday light display
Cost: $20/per person age 2+ ($15 for NBG Members)
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa Visits at Van Wyck Branch Library 
Dates: December 11, 2014 at 4pm
Where: Van Wyck Branch Library, 1368 DeBree Ave., Norfolk VA
What: Visit with Santa Claus, listen to stories and music, and enjoy refreshments. Cameras are welcome.  
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Breakfast With Santa at Pelon's Baja Grill
Dates: December 13, 2014 from 8-9:30am
Where: Pelon's Baja Grill 738 West 22nd Street Norfolk, VA 
What: A festive holiday atmosphere and will offer a special breakfast menu. Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have a picture taken with Santa. 
Cost: Food for purchase. The cost of the pictures will be one for $6 or two for $10. 
Additional Information: Visit their website

Breakfast with Santa Cruise
Dates: December 13, 2014 from 8:30-10:30am
Where: Otter Berth at Spirit Cruises in Norfolk VA
What: A breakfast cruise with Santa
Cost: $31.90 per adult, $19.95 per child age 12 and under
Additional Information: Visit their website

Breakfast with Santa, Salty & Riptide
Dates: December 13, 2014 from 9-11am
Where: Hits At The Park Restaurant 150 Park Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510
What: Breakfast with Santa, Salty & Riptide followed by photo opportunities and arts and crafts. Kids are encouraged to bring a gift, which will enter them into a raffle benefiting the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. 
Cost: $15 each, limited seats available. Registration is required.
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page.

Santa Visit at Jordan-Newby Library 
Dates: December 13, 2014 at 1pm
Where: Jordan-Newby Branch Library 961 Park Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504 
What: Enjoy a holiday craft, songs and Christmas Storytime with Santa!  Don’t forget to bring your Christmas list and camera.
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website
 
Santa's Storytime at Mary D. Pretlow Library 
Dates: December 13, 2014 at 2pm
Where: Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA
What: Santa will be on hand to read a special Christmas story and pose for pictures! Don’t forget your camera!
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Breakfast With Santa at Pasha Mezze
Dates: December 20, 2014 from 9-11am
Where: Pasha Mezze, 350 West 22nd Street #114, Norfolk, VA
What: A festive holiday atmosphere and will offer a special breakfast menu. Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have a picture taken with Santa. 
Cost: Food for purchase. The cost of the pictures will be one for $6 or two for $10. 
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa Visits at Horace C. Downing Branch Library  
Dates: December 20, 2014 from 1-2pm
Where: Horace C. Downing Branch Library, 555 E. Liberty St., Norfolk, VA
What: Nibble on a delicious treat while sharing your Christmas wishes with Santa! (Toddlers thru School Age)
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website



PORTSMOUTH

Olde Towne Santa Visits the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 
Dates: November 28-29, 2014 from 3-8pm; November 30, 2014 from 1-5pm; December 5, 2014 from 5-8pm. Fridays-Sundays from December 6-7, 12-14, 19-21, 2014 (Hours Fridays 1-5pm, Saturdays 3-8pm, Sundays 1-5pm). 
Where: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High St, Portsmouth, VA
What: Bring the kids and your camera! Enjoy a visit from Santa while exploring the "Christmas Wonderland" collection from the Coleman Nursery.
Cost: Included with admission which is: $3.00. Military and Senior's receive $1 off admission
Additional Information: Visit their website

 

Santa Family Photo Session to benefit CHKD

Date: December 13, 2014 from 12-4pm
Where: TowneBank 200 High Street, Portsmouth, VA
What: Family photos with Santa
Cost: $10 donation to CHKD per portrait
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Free Photos with Santa! at Bayside Harley Davidson
Date: December 13, 2014 from 11am-1pm
Where: Bayside Harley Davidson 2211 Frederick Blvd Portsmouth, VA
What: Free photos with Santa! Pets, couples, singles and kids all welcome.
Cost: Free!
Additional Information: Visit their website


SMITHFIELD

Santa at The Christmas Store of Smithfield
Dates: Weekends after Thanksgiving (plus Black Friday) through December 21, 2014.  Hours will vary and will be posted to their Facebook page each week.
Where: The Christmas Store, 108 Main St, Smithfield, VA
What: Santa will be available to meet with and have his photo taken with children of all ages! For more information call (757) 357-7891
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page
 
Toys for Tots 14th Annual Community Christmas Party 
Date: Saturday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Charlie Daniels Racing, 10218 IWIP Road, Smithfield VA
What: Live music all day. Children’s activities, vendors and great food. Santa is scheduled to arrive by Nightingale Helicopter at noon!
Cost: Car Show entry fee for show cars $20.00 Spectators can bring toys for free entry. 
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Santa at Christmas Craft & Food Market 
Dates: December 12, 2014 from 5-9pm
Where: Main Street, Downtown Smithfield
What: Holiday Craft Fair with Santa
Cost: Food for purchase (vendors)
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page



SUFFOLK

Suffolk Grand Illumination Celebration  
Dates: November 21, 2014 at 6pm
Where: Market Park adjacent to Seaboard Station Railroad Museum 326 North Main Street, Suffolk VA
What: Tree Lighting, Christmas Carols and pictures with Santa. Bring your camera.
Cost: Free Event
Additional Information: Visit their website

Storytime With Santa!

Dates: November 29, 2014 from 11am-4pm
Where: Zoyo Neighborhood
What: Storytime with Santa, bring your cameras!
Cost: Free Event
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Breakfast with Santa for Special Needs
Dates: December 6, 2014 from 9-10:30am
Where: Planters Club, 4600 Planter's Club Drive, Suffolk, VA
What: Your child will experience loads of fun while eating breakfast and taking pictures with Santa. ***This event is for families with children ages 10 and under that have a diagnosed disability.*** Pre-registration is required.
Cost: This event will be free for the children with the donation of a new toy, and for parents who would like to eat breakfast as well the cost will be $5 per adult.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Lunch with Santa
Dates: December 6, 2014
Where: Northern Shores Recreation Center, 6701 Repass Beach Rd, Suffolk, VA
What: Children can enjoy fun and games, prizes, take a photo and share their wish list with Santa. 
Cost: Children ages 12 and under can participate by donating one new, unwrapped toy per child. These toys will be given to a local charity. Adults wishing to have lunch can do so for $5 per person. Registration required by Nov 28.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Suffolk Holiday Parade

Dates: December 13, 2014 beginning at 7pm
Where: Downtown Suffolk, VA
What: This annual downtown tradition will parade through the streets with illuminated floats, high school marching bands, dancers and equestrian groups entertaining the entire family.
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center  
Dates: December 14 & 20, 2014 from 11am-4pm; December 21, 2014 from 12-3pm
Where: Suffolk Visitor Center 524 North Main Street, Suffolk VA 23434
What: Bring the kiddos to meet jolly ol' St. Nick! Bring your cameras for photos with Santa. Holiday décor and light refreshments make this the ideal place to snap a photo with Santa. Sunday 12/21 is bring your pet to meet Santa! We welcome all friendly, well-behaved critters. Dogs must be leashed.
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website



VIRGINIA BEACH

Santa's Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar  
Dates: November 1-2 & 15-16, 2013. Saturdays 9am-5pm, Sundays 10am-4pm. Santa available 11am-2pm on Saturdays and 1-4pm Sundays.
Where: Kempsville Recreation Center 1937 Monument Drive, Virginia Beach VA
What: Craft Bazaar with over 100 vendors and pictures with Santa.
Cost: Visits are free, professional photo packages (children and pets) are available at varied prices. No personal cameras please.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Breakfast with Santa 
Dates: November 15, 2014 from 10am-1pm
Where: The Founders Inn, 5641 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23464
What: Breakfast with Santa to benefit CHKD.
Cost: $25/person
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Santa at Pembroke Mall
Dates: November 15 - December 24, 2014, during mall hours. Party with Santa next to Santa's Village from 11am-1pm on November 15th and then Visit with Santa after.
Where: Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Visit with Santa!
Cost: Free to visit with Santa, photo packages available for purchase
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Santa at Lynnhaven Mall
Dates: Grand Illumination & Santa's Arrival is November 21st from 5-8pm. Santa is available for visits November 22 - December 24, 2014, during mall hours 
Grand Illumination Event will be November 21, 2014 from 5-8pm and will include holiday musical performances, face painting, balloon artists and fun giveaways for the kids. 5PM - 8PM Musical Entertainment: 6PM - 8PM Santa's Arrival Parade, Accompanied by the Nutcracker Ballet: 6:45 - 7PM Santa's Grand Illumination: 7PM Santa Meet & Greet: 7PM – 8PM 
Pet Photos will be taken Mondays (November 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15) starting at 6PM at the Santa set. 
Where: Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Visit with Santa!
Cost: Free to visit with Santa, photo packages available for purchase
Additional information: Visit their website.

Santa at Light Up Night
Dates: November 22, 2014 from 5-7pm. Raindate: November 23rd.
What: Visit with Santa, Facepainting, Bounce House, Vendors
Where: Landstown Commons 3334 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Dates: November 22-23, 2014 by appt only 12-4pm
What: Photo Session with Santa & Mrs Claus
Where: E-n-E Photography in Virginia Beach
Cost: $59 for a visit with Santa and a keepsake print
Additional Information: Appt is required! Visit their website
 
Light Up the Town 
Dates: November 22, 2014 from 6-9pm
Where: Fountain Plaza- Town Center of Virginia Beach, VA
What: Parade, Illumination, Santa, Balloon artists, carolers, and more
Cost: Free Event
Additional Information: Visit their website

Planes, Trains, and Santa
Dates: November 28 - 30, 2014 (9:00am – 5:00pm Friday and Saturday; 9:00am – 3:00pm Sunday)
Where: Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457
What: Santa Claus will fly in on Friday and Saturday, with a meet-and-greet for children of all ages at 11:00am both days! Also, the 6th Annual Train show will be there.
Cost: Regular museum admission applies, with the exception that ages 12 and under are Free.
Additional Information: Visit their website

33rd Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market
Dates: November 28-30, 2014. Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 6:00, Sunday 10:00-5:00
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
What: Pictures with Santa - daily from 11am - 3pm
Cost: $7 Adults; $2 Children 6-12; Under 6 Free - One admission covers all three days. Discounts for canned food donations and blood drive donation.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Winter Wonderland at Hunt Club Farm
Dates: November 28- December 14th on Friday, Saturdays & Sundays. Daily from December 19-31, 2014. Times vary.
Where: Hunt Club Farm
What: 5,000 Square Feet of Animated Holiday Displays Full Service Christmas Tree Market Holiday Light Displays in the Petting Farm Bonfires with S’Mores, Hot Apple Cider and Hot Dogs An All New Peddler’s Village with Local Vendors and Santa!
Cost: $7 admission, children ages 2 and under are free
Additional Information: Visit their website for Santa's Schedule.

Visit with Santa at VB Farmer's Market
Dates: November 29 from 10am-3pm; December 13, 2014 from 12-3pm
Where: Virginia Beach Farmer's Market - corner of Dam Neck Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA 
What: Visit with Santa in the Rural Heritage Center
Cost: Free admission, food for purchase.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa at The Virginia Aquarium
Dates: Scuba Santa can be seen on Saturdays & Sundays from November 29-December 21, 2014 at 11am. Sundays with Santa takes place November 30, December 7, 14, & 21 from 12-3pm. 
Where: The Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA. 23451
What: Scuba Santa: Be sure to catch a glimpse of the jolly ole’ elf swimming with the fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium. Sundays with Santa: Join Santa and his elves for festive and fun activities. 
Cost: Scuba Santa and Sundays with Santa are free with Aquarium admission.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa On The Beach
Dates: November 29, 2014 from 12pm-4pm
Where: 2nd Street and the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach
What: Photos with Santa on the beach
Cost: Donations accepted for the Virginia Beach Lifeguard Association and LivON Foundation

Additional Information: Click HERE

Grand Illumination at Cape Henry Lighthouse
Dates: December 4, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. 
Where: Old Cape Henry Lighthouse 583 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23459
What: The illumination has been a tradition on the base for more than 20 years.
Cost: This is a public event, and a $5 donation is recommended. Those who do not have a DoD decal must enter through Gate 8, located off of Shore Drive. All passengers 16 and over are required to have a picture ID for base access.
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Train Show at Avalon Church of Christ 
Dates: December 5-13, 2014. Weeknights 6-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-8:30pm, Sunday 1-8:30pm.  Show closes at 4pm on Saturday, December 13.
Where: Avalon Church of Christ 844 Woodstock Rd, Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA 23464
What: Santa visiting and train show. Click HERE for Santa's Hours!
Cost: Free!
Additional Information: Visit their website

Military Event- NAS Oceana Tree Lighting  
Dates: December 5, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
Where: Oceana Naval Air Station Bldg. 531, Virginia Beach VA
What: FREE pictures with Santa, crafts, games, inflatables, carolers, hayrides, hot chocolate with cookies and more!
Cost: Free Event, Military Only
Additional Information: Visit their website

Military Event- USOHRCV Holiday Party
Dates: December 6, 2014 from 10am-2pm
What: A fun day filled with activities, snacks and a chance to meet with Santa to kick off the holiday season.
Where: Rockwell Hall Gym Little Creek Base Virginia Beach, VA 23455 
Cost: Free for active duty military, retirees, reserve/national guard, DoD civilians, and eligible dependents with valid Military ID Card.
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Visit with Santa at McDonald's Garden Center 
Dates: December 6, 2014 from 12-4pm
Where: McDonald's Garden Center locations in Chesapeake, Hampton & Virginia Beach
What: Visit with Santa and take some pictures
Cost: Free 
Additional Information: Visit their website

TowneBank Holiday Parade at the Beach 
Dates: December 6, 2014 beginning at 5:30pm
Where: Atlantic Avenue from 15th to 25th Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA
What: The Holiday Parade at the Beach begins at  5:30pm, and travels North on Atlantic Avenue from 15th to 25th Street.
Cost: Free!
Additional Information: Visit their website
 
Cookies & Stories with Santa
Dates: December 7, 2014 from 3:30-4:30pm followed by "A Super Christmas" Children's Christmas Pageant at 5pm
Where: Francis Asbury Methodist Church 1871 N. Great Neck Road Virginia Beach, VA, 23454
What: Santa will read the Christmas Story.
Cost: Free, bring your camera
Additional Information: Visit their website

Breakfast with Santa at VB Farmer's Market
Dates: December 13, 2014 from 9-11am
Where: Virginia Beach Farmer's Market - corner of Dam Neck Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA 
What: Breakfast with Santa 
Cost: TBA
Additional Information: Visit their website

Military Families- Community Holiday Party
Dates: December 13, 2014 from 10am-1pm
Where: JEB Little Creek Youth Center- Vera Cruz Road, Virginia Beach VA
What: Door prizes, holiday Bingo, pictures with Santa and light refreshments. 
Cost: Free, military families only
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Breakfast with Santa at VB Funny Bone
Dates: December 13, 2014 from 10am-12pm
Where: Virginia Beach Funny Bone, 217 Central Park Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 
What: Breakfast with Santa, Improv games, photos, and a visit from Mrs. Claus
Cost: Child $15, Adult $10
Additional Information: Visit their website

Brunch with Santa at Hunt Club Farm
Dates: December 13, 2014 from 11am-1pm
Where: Hunt Club Farm 2388 London Bridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Brunch and visit with Santa! Crafts, Costumed Characters and more!
Cost: $12/person, reservations required
Additional Information: Visit their website

Military Families- Holiday Extravaganza
Dates: December 14, 2014 from 12-4:30pm
Where: JEBLCFS Gator Theater Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach VA 
What: Holiday Event! Visit with Santa from 1-3 (Santa arrives at 1pm by Firetruck). A free showing of Disney's Frozen starts at 3pm
Cost: Free, Military only
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Christmas Dinner Tea with Santa & Mrs. Claus 
Dates: December 14, 2014 from 5-7pm
Where: The English Rose Tea Room, 3101 Virginia Beach, Suite 111, Rose Hall Shoppes, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Enjoy Christmas Dinner Tea with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Cost: Children 10 & under $15.00 Older Children & Adults $25.00
Additional Information: Click HERE.

Santa on the Sprayground!
Dates: December 19, 2014 at 4:30pm 
Where: Williams Farm Recreation Center 5252 Learning Circle Virginia Beach, VA
What: Join us on the sprayground at Williams Farm Recreation Center and take pictures with Santa, Tubeman and Elsa from Disney's Frozen. Be sure to bundle up for this outdoor event. Stick around for a showing of Disney's Frozen in the pool beginning at 6 pm.
Cost: Both activities are free with a recreation center membership or day pass.
Additional Information: Click HERE.

Breakfast with Santa-Member Exclusive
Dates: December 20, 2014 from 9-10:30am
Where: The Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA. 23451
What: Snap a photo with our very jolly special guest. Holiday craft stations and other activities will be available along with a delicious breakfast prepared by Sodexo’s executive chef. Reservations are required.
Cost: $17 each (infants up to 12 months are free). Reservations required. 
Additional Information: Visit their website


YORKTOWN

Christmas Tree Lighting
Dates: December 5, 2014 at 7pm
Where: Yorktown, VA
What: The Fifes and Drums of York Town at the Victory Monument, festive music at Riverwalk Landing, the procession of lights through the historic village, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. 
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Click HERE.

Christmas Market on Main
Dates: December 6, 2014 from 10am-3pm
Where: Main Street, Yorktown, VA
What: The market features arts and crafts vendors, strolling musical entertainment, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. 
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Click HERE.

Cookies with Santa 
Dates: December 7, 2014 from 1-4pm
Where: York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown, VA
What: Christmas is alive at York Hall where children and parents can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy some tasty treats, and shop for holiday gifts in the Gallery at York Hall. Cameras are encouraged.
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Click HERE.

Breakfast with Santa
Dates: December 13, 2014 at 8:30am
Where: Riverwalk Restaurant, Water Street, Yorktown, VA,
What: Join Santa and Mrs. Claus, our special guests from the North Pole, for a kid-friendly breakfast.
Cost: Tickets required. $19 per person, ages 2 and under Free
Additional Information: Click HERE


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