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 Listing:

Santa at The Ice Palace at MacArthur Center 
Dates: November 7 - December 24, 2013 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 Sign Language Santa on November 19, 2013 from 11:30am-9pm; Pet photos with Santa on December 1 & 8, 2013 from 7:30-9:30pm; and Breakfast with Santa on December 7 & 14, 2013 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 $21-46
 
 


CHESAPEAKE

 
Santa at Chesapeake Square Mall
Dates: November 9 - December 24, 2013 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
 
Santa at Greenbrier Mall 
Dates: November 9 - December 24. 2013 during mall hours
Where: Greenbrier Mall 1401 Greenbrier Parkway South, Chesapeake, VA 23320 
What: Visit with Santa! Pet photos will be taken November 16 & December 7, 2013
Cost: Free to visit with Santa, photo packages available for purchase
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa at YNot Pizza
Dates: December 21, 2013 from 5:30-6:30pm
What: Santa at YNot Pizza. Make sure to save room after your delicious Ynot dinner–Santa will be giving out goody bags filled with Italian cookies and candy canes!
Where: YNot Pizza 1036 Volvo Parkway Suite 7 Chesapeake, VA 23320
Cost: TBD
Additional Information: Visit their website
 

 

HAMPTON


Santa at Bass Pro Shop
Dates: November 9-December 24, 2013. 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.
 

  

 

NEWPORT NEWS


Santa at Patrick Henry Mall
Dates: Santa arrives November 8, 2013 for the season between 6-8pm. Visit with him Monday - Thursday 11am-8pm (breaks 1-1:30 and 4:30-5:15), Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm (breaks 1:00-1:30 and 4:30-5:15), Sunday 12-6pm (break 2:30-3:00) and Christmas Eve 9am-5pm (break 1:00-1:45)
What: Visit with Santa 
Where: Patrick Henry Mall 12300 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website
 


NORFOLK

 
Santa at The Ice Palace at MacArthur Center 
Dates: November 7 - December 24, 2013 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 Sign Language Santa on November 19, 2013 from 11:30am-9pm; Pet photos with Santa on December 1 & 8, 2013 from 7:30-9:30pm; and Breakfast with Santa on December 7 & 14, 2013 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 $21-46
 
Santa at Military Circle Mall
Dates: November 29-December 1, December 6-8, and December 13-24, 2013
Where: Military Circle Mall 880 N Military HwyNorfolk, Virginia 23502
What: Visit with Santa. Pet visits with Santa are December 16th from 12-8pm
Cost: Free visit with Santa. Photos available for purchase.
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page
 
Santa at YNot Pizza
Dates: December 21, 2013 from 7:15-8:15pm
What: Santa at YNot Pizza. Make sure to save room after your delicious Ynot dinner–Santa will be giving out goody bags filled with Italian cookies and candy canes!
Where: YNot Pizza 1517 Colley Ave. Norfolk, VA 23517
Cost: TBD
Additional Information: Visit their website
 
 
 

PORTSMOUTH

 
Olde Towne Santa Visits the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 
Dates: November 29-30, 2013 from 3-8pm; December 1, 2013 from 11am-5pm; Fridays-Sundays from December 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 2013 (Hours Fridays 5-8pm, Saturdays 3-8pm, Sundays 1-5pm). December 23-24, 2013 from 12-4pm.
Where: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
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
 
 
 
 

SMITHFIELD


Santa at The Christmas Store of Smithfield
Dates: Weekends after Thanksgiving through December 22, 2013 (Call to double-check times!) 
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
 
 
 
 

SUFFOLK

 
Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center  
Dates: December 15 & 21, 2013 from 11am-4pm; December 22, 2013 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 12/22 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 at Lynnhaven Mall 
Dates: November 8 - December 24, 2013. Hours vary. 
Where: Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
What: Bring your little ones to share their holiday wish list, and get your annual Santa photos. Grand Illumination Event will be November 8, 2013 from 6-8pm and will include holiday musical performances, face painting, balloon artists and fun giveaways for the kids. Then Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves will be escorted in a Grand Parade by the characters of “The Nutcracker” Ballet to the Center Court stage and the big countdown to light the “Lynnhaven Lights” Holiday light & sound show at 7PM. Holiday music will continue until 8PM while Santa Meets and greets with children and families. Pet Photos will be taken Mondays (November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16) starting at 6PM at the Santa set. Pajama Party with Santa: Tuesdays, November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17, 2013 starting at 6:00 PM
Cost: Free to visit with Santa, Photo Packages available for purchase.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa at Pembroke Mall
Dates: Santa will be available November 16 - December 24, 2013. Closed on Thanksgiving. See website link for Santa's hours.
What: Party with Santa at the Children's Place from 10-11am on November 16th and then Visit with Santa in the Target Wing beginning at 11am.
Where: Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 201, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Cost: Free to visit with Santa, Photo Packages available for purchase.
Additional Information:
Visit their website

Santa Claus at Dough Boys California Pizza Kitchen
Dates: Every night November 29 - December 23, 2013 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Dough Boys California Pizza Kitchen 3224 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451
What: Visit with Santa, free Cocoa and Candy Canes
Cost: Free 
Additional Information: Visit their website

Winter Wonderland at Hunt Club Farm
Dates: November 29 - December 1, December 6-8, December 13-15, December 20-31, 2013 (closed Christmas Day) from 12-9pm.
Where: Hunt Club Farm 2388 London Bridge Road, Virginia Beach VA
What: Visit Santa's workshop including a Children's Maze, Holiday Light Display, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Bonfires and more!
Cost: $7 per person, ages 2 and under are free.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Visit with Santa
Dates: November 30, December 7, 14 & 21, 2013 from 12-4pm 
Where: The Shops at Hilltop 1544 Laskin Road Virginia Beach, VA 23451
What: Visit with Santa and receive a free coloring cook (while supplies last)
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa at The Virginia Aquarium
Dates: Scuba Santa can be seen November 30-December 22, 2013 at 11am. Sundays with Santa takes place December 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 12-3pm. Sailing with Santa will be November 30 & December 21 at 11:30am and 12:30pm.
Where: The Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA. 23451
What: Scuba SantaBe sure to catch a glimpse of the jolly ole’ elf swimming with the fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium. Sundays with SantaJoin Santa and his elves in the Marsh Pavilion for festive and fun activities. Sailing with Santa: Take a 45-minute cruise on Owls Creek with Santa and his crew! Enjoy refreshments, games and activities.
Cost: Scuba Santa and Sundays with Santa are free with Aquarium admission. Sailing with Santa is $17 each (infants up to 12 months are free). Reservations required. 
Additional Information: Visit their website

Military Event- Santa at Oceana NEX
Dates: December 3 - 24, 2013. Mon - Sat from 10am-6pm, Sundays 12-6pm
Where: Oceana NEX, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach
What: Photos with Santa
Cost: Photo packages available for purchase
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page
 


YORKTOWN

Imagination Village's Christmas Party
Dates: December 21st, 2013 from 10am-12pm Ages 1-4, and 1pm-3pm Ages 5-7
Where: Imagination Village LLC 209 Village Avenue Ste C, Yorktown, Virginia 23693
What: Face painting, treats, music, and play! Have the kids bring in their Christmas lists to drop off in Santa’s mailbox and get their pictures taken with Santa and his elves! 
Cost: $15 per child, space is limited - purchase tickets ahead of event
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page 

 

 

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS 

Chesapeake

Santa at White's Garden Center
Dates: November 9 & 10, 23 & 24, and December 14 & 15, 2013. 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. Tidewater Trains will aso be there with model trains set up in several different areas of the greenhouse in displays during the Poinsettia tour weekend November 23 & 24.
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Breakfast with Santa 
Dates: November 16, 2013 from 8:30-10am
Where: Chesapeake Square Mall 4200 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake VA 
What: Breakfast and holiday crafts with Santa
Cost: Kidgit Members $3.00, Non-Kidgit Members $4.00, Adults $4.00
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa at White's Garden Center
Dates: November 9 & 10, 23 & 24, and December 14 & 15, 2013. 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. Tidewater Trains will aso be there with model trains set up in several different areas of the greenhouse in displays during the Poinsettia tour weekend November 23 & 24.
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Holiday Craft Fair 
Dates: November 23-24, 2013. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm
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

2nd Annual Christmas Palooza at Chesapeake Square 
Dates:  December 7, 2013 from 10am-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 7, 2013 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 7, 2013 from 6-8pm
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

A Dinosaur Christmas
Dates: December 12, 2013 from 6-7:30pm
Where: Russell Memorial Library
What: ROAR! The Dinosaurs are celebrating the holidays at your library with stories, songs and crafts. Join us for dino fun and a visit from SANTA! 
Cost: Free, Registration is required.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Lunch with Santa at Jillian's of Chesapeake
Dates: December 14, 2013 from 11am-2pm
Where: Jillian's of Chesapeake 1401 Greenbrier Parkway ste. 1020, Chesapeake,  VA
What: Lunch with Santa including unlimited Soft Drinks, & 2 hours of unlimited gameplay (excludes ticket & prize games) & a Special Gift from Santa. Bring a Toys for Tots donation and receive an extra hour of play
Cost: $16.99 per child
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

The Klumsy Moose Kids Spa & Party Boutique
Dates: December 15, 2013 from 11am-1pm
Where: 1400 Kempsville Road #123, Chesapeake, VA 23320 
What: Pizza & drinks, cupcake decorating, holiday glitter tattoos, face paint and nail painting and to stuff and take home an adorable 16" holiday bear!
Cost: $35 per child, $5 sibling discount
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Santa's Workshop
Dates: December 18, 2013 from 5-6pm
Where: Indian River Library 2320 Old Greenbrier Road, Chesapeake VA 
What: Come join us while we make Christmas tree ornaments and have an opportunity to meet Santa. You can either take your ornaments home with you, or place them on the Christmas tree in the Children’s Room. 
Cost: Free, all ages welcome, no registration required
Additional Information: Visit their website


Hampton

Santa at Bodacious Bazaar & Art Festival
Date: November 8 - 10, 2013. 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 23, 2013 from 9:30-11am
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

Breakfast with Santa at VASC 
Dates: December 7, 2013 from 8-10am
Where: Virginia Air & Space Center 600 Settlers Landing Rd Hampton, VA 23669
What: Breakfast with Santa- make reindeer chow, take pictures with Santa
Cost: $18 members, $20 non-members. RSVP by December 4, 2013
Additional Information: Visit their website
 
Visit with Santa at McDonald's Garden Center 
Dates: December 7, 2013 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

6th Annual First Light Celebration 
Dates: December 14, 2013 from 5-6pm
Where: Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton
What: Karaoke Christmas Carols, Visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Live music and several choirs, Gigantic Vintage train display by the Tidewater “O” Gauge Association, Children's activities
Cost: Free Admission
Additional Information: Visit their website

Hampton Holly Days Parade 
Dates: December 14, 2013 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


Newport News

 

St Nick at Endview Plantation
Dates: December 5-6, 2013 from 5-7pm
What: Let your child experience the magic of an 1861 Christmas with a visit to see St. Nick. 
Where: Endview Plantation 362 Yorktown Road Newport News, Virginia 23603
Cost: Parents are to bring two presents: one wrapped for their child and a new unwrapped present for a needy child. Donated toys will be given to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Admission is $3.00 per child. Reservations are required.
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa's House 37th Anniversary
Dates: December 7, 2013 (10am-4pm), December 8 (1-5pm), Tues-Fri December 10-12 (9am-12pm), December 13th (9am-12pm & 6-9pm), December 14 (10am-4pm) & 15th (1-5pm)
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 
Where: 461 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News.
Cost: Admission is $3 for walk-ins. $2.50 each for scheduled groups of 10+  admission. Admission donation goes to local charity. 
Additional Information: Call (757) 596-6452 to schedule a group.

Around the World with Santa at Mariners Museum 
Dates: December 7, 2013 from 11am-3pm
Where: Mariners' Museum 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 
What: Bring the family and participate in make-and-take crafts and learn about traditions from around the world plus a special visit from Santa!
Cost: Free with Museum Admission, children under 5 are free admission. Admission prices: $12 Adult, $11 AAA, Military, Seniors (65+), $10 Students 13 and upChildren Ages 6 to 12: $7.00
Additional Information: Visit their website

Pearl Bailey Library's Annual Super Saturday Holiday Fest 
Dates: December 7, 2013 from 11:15am - 3:30pm
Where: Pearl Bailey Library 
What: Visit with Santa, Holiday Stories, and Holiday Music
Cost: Free and open to the public
Additional Information: Visit their website

5th Annual Holiday Frost 
Dates: December 13, 2013 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

Soulful Christmas Celebration Celebration 
Dates: December 14, 2013 from 11am-3pm
Where: The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center- 2803 Oak Ave, Newport News, VA, 23607
What: A full day of happenings. Visit our "Soulful Santa". Bring your own camera and take your child's picture with Santa and they will receive a special gift.
Cost: Suggested $2 donation per person
Additional Information: Visit their website
 
Breakfast with Santa at City Center Oyster Point
Dates: December 14, 2013 8:30-10:30am
Where: Cove Tavern 711 Lakefront Commons, Newport News VA 23606
What: Breakfast, Arts & Crafts, Movies, Santa and photos
Cost: Under 2 yrs eats free, ages 3-10 are $5.95, adults are $7.95
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Cookies with Santa
Dates: Friday, December 20th, 3:30-4:30 ages 2yrs and under, 4:45-5:45 ages 4yrs and under, 6:00-7:00 ages 7yrs and under
What: Christmas themed games, puppet shows, rides and of course a visit from Santa!
Where: MyGym Hampton Roads 188 Arthur Way, Newport News VA 24602
Cost: $7 mem / $10 non-mem $5 siblings
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page


Norfolk

Breakfast with Santa 
Dates: November 16, 2013
Where: Half Moon Cruise and Celebration Center 111 Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA 23510
What: Breakfast with Santa to benefit CHKD.
Cost: $25/person
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Grand Illumination Parade
Dates: November 23, 2013 at 7pm
Where: Downtown Norfolk, VA
What: Norfolk's Annual Grand Illumination Parade "Jingle Bell Jungle"! 
Cost: Free!
Additional Information: View this post (and Giveaway!)

Santa Stroll at Norfolk Botanical Garden 
Dates: November 24, 2013 at 5pm
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, VA 23518
What: Cookies, Cocoa and a Craft with Santa before heading out to the Million Bulb Walk through NBG
Cost: $20 per ticket, $18 for members. Registration Required
Additional Information: Visit their website

Rockefeller in Ocean View - Community Tree Lighting
Dates: December 1, 2013 from 4-6pm
Where: OV Gazebo in Ocean View, Norfolk
What: Stop by and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, sing carols, drop off toys for the children of Ocean View, oohhh and aaaahhh as we light the tree for Rockefeller in Ocean View and spend time with your neighbors. Visit with Santa!
Cost: Free, toy donations accepted
More Information: PostNet Facebook Page

Donuts with Santa 
Dates: December 7, 2013 from 8:30-10am
Where: Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, 111 Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA 23510
What: Breakfast and celebration with Santa
Cost: $10 per person and $5 for Nauticus members; ages 3 and under are free. Reservations required by November 30, 2013.
Additional Information: Visit their website
 
Kids' Christmas Shop & Santa to Benefit CHKD
Dates: December 7, 2013 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
  
Breakfast with Santa Cruise
Dates: December 7, 2013 from 8:30-10:30am
Where: Otter Berth at Spirit Cruises in Norfolk VA
What: A breakfast cruise with Santa
Cost: $31.90 per person
Additional Information: Visit their website
 
Winterfest at Eggleston Garden Center
Dates: December 8, 2013 from 1-4pm
Where: 
Eggleston Garden Center 110 La Valette Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504
What: A photo with Santa for your family (up to four people), pet photos with Santa (multiple pets included), a lovely poinsettia courtesy of Eggleston Garden Center, a bag of delicious bakery treats from Cafe M, and free pet nail trims and half-priced self-serve pet baths from Let's Go! Pet Care.
Cost: $30, or just $15 with this offer (click here
Additional Information: Visit their website 

Breakfast with Santa 
Dates: December 7 & 14, 2013 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
 
Sundays with Santa at Norfolk Botanical Garden (MEMBERS ONLY) 
Dates: December 8 & 15, 2013 from 4:30-8:15pm
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: $15/per person
Additional Information: Visit their website

Military Families- Breakfast with Santa
Dates: December 14, 2013 from 8:30-9:30am
Where: Norfolk NEX on Norfolk Naval Station
What: Breakfast with Santa, Arts & Crafts, Face painting and more
Cost: $8 per person, pictures with Santa are an additional $6
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Breakfast with Santa, Salty & Riptide
Dates: December 14, 2013 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.

Military Families- Lunch with Santa  This event has been cancelled
Dates: December 14, 2013 from 12-3pm
Where: Pierside Lanes on Naval Station Norfolk
What: Lunch with Santa 
Cost: $10 per child includes meal and 2 bowling games
Additional Information: Visit their website 
 
Santa Claus is Coming to Town at Jordan-Newby Library 
Dates: December 14, 2013 at 1pm
Where: Jordan-Newby Branch Library 961 Park Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504 
What: Whisper in Santa's ear everything you want for Christmas.  We will do a craft and sing songs.  Don't forget your camera!  This is a preschool event.
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website
 
Santa's Storytime at Mary D. Pretlow Library 
Dates: December 14, 2013 at 2pm
Where: Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503
What: Have your picture taken with Santa at our special holiday storytime!
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website
 
Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas at Van Wyck Branch Library 
Dates: December 14, 2013 at 2pm
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

Santa Visits the Library at Horace C. Downing Branch Library  
Dates: December 20, 2013 from 1-2:30pm
Where: Horace C. Downing Branch Library, 555 E. Liberty St., Norfolk, VA 23502
What: Kids, grab your parents, camera and wish list, and head to the Library for a visit with Santa! Hot chocolate will be served.
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website
 


Portsmouth

Festival Family (& pet!) Photos with Santa to support CHKD
Dates: December 14, 2013 from 12-6pm
Where: Olde Town Portsmouth Music Festival at TowneBank 200 High Street, Portsmouth VA
What: Join Circle of smiles for Festive Family Photos with Santa
Cost: $10 per portrait
Additional Information: Visit their website

Scuba Santa Photos {ENCORE!}
Dates: December 15, 2013, time 1-4pm
Where: YMCA Portsmouth 4900 High Street West • Portsmouth, VA 23703
What: Underwater photos with Scuba Santa from Chesapeake Bay Diving Center
Cost: Photos are $30 per individual or $50 for two people & $5 each additional person
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page


Smithfield


Santa at Christmas Craft & Food Market
Dates: December 13, 2013 from 6-10pm
Where: Main Street, Downtown Smithfield
What: Holiday Craft Fair with Santa
Cost: Food for purchase (vendors)
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page


Suffolk

Santa at the Velveteen Rabbit
Dates: November 9, 2013 from 11am-1pm 
Where: The Velveteen Rabbit 7386 Harbour Towne Pkwy. #19 Suffolk, Virginia 23435
What: Visit with Santa!
Cost: No cost but it is requested you bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Foodbank.
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Suffolk Grand Illumination Celebration  
Dates: November 23, 2013 at 6pm Rescheduled due to weather concerns for Friday, November 22, 2013 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

Scuba Santa Photos
Dates: December 7, 2013, time TBA
Where: YMCA Suffolk 275 Kenyon Road, Suffolk, VA 23434
What: Underwater photos with Scuba Santa from Chesapeake Bay Diving Center
Cost: Photos are $30 per individual or $50 for two people & $5 each additional person
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Suffolk Holiday Parade - this event was cancelled
Dates: December 14, 2013 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


Virginia Beach

Santa's Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar  
Dates: November 2-3 & 16-17, 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

Santa at Light Up Night
Dates: November 15, 2013 from 5-7pm
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 Facebook page

Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Dates: November 23, 2013 by appt only 12-4pm
What: Photo Session with Santa & Mrs Claus
Where: E-n-E Photography in Virginia Beach
Cost: $49 for a visit with Santa and a keepsake print
Additional Information: Appt is required! Visit their website
 
Light Up the Town 
Dates: November 23, 2013 from 5-9pm
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 29 - December 1, 2013 (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 5th 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

32nd Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market
Dates: November 29 - December 1, 2013. 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

Holiday Open House & Santa 
Dates: November 30, 2013 11am-3pm
Where: Virginia Beach Farmer's Market - corner of Dam Neck Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA  
What: Holiday Open House and Santa Arrives
Cost: Free Admission, Fee for some activities
Additional Information: Visit their website

Santa On The Beach
Dates: November 30, 2013 from 11am-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

Military Event- NAS Oceana Tree Lighting  
Dates: December 6, 2013 from 6-8pm
Where: Oceana Naval Air Station, 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

Grand Illumination at Cape Henry Lighthouse
Dates: December 6, 2013. Event begins at 4pm. The illumination of the Cape Henry Light House will take place at 5:15 p.m. 
Where: Old Cape Henry Lighthouse 583 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23459
What: There will be bounce houses for the children, a band playing holiday music and a choir from Salem High School singing Christmas carols. Light refreshments and food will be available for purchase and Santa will be on hand for photos. 
Cost: Attendance is free and does not require a base pass or Department of Defense (DoD) decal. 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

North Pole Party at Green Bean
Dates: December 6 (at 5:30pm), December 7 (at 2:30 & 6pm), & December 8, 2013 (at 9am & 1:30pm)
Where: Green Bean 1952 Laskin Road Ste 509 Regency Hilltop Shopping Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
What: Storytime with Mrs. Claus, Pictures and playtime with Santa, Pancake Bar
Cost: $20 per child, $10 per adult. Tickets required.
Additional Information:  Visit their website
 
Military Families- Breakfast with Santa
Dates: December 7, 2013 from 8:30-9:30am
Where: NAS Oceana NEX
What: Breakfast with Santa, a Craft, and a Goodie Bag
Cost: $8 for Breakfast and activities, $6 additional for photo with Santa
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Whole Foods
Dates: December 7, 2013 from 10am-12pm
Where: Whole Foods Market 1800 Laskin RoadVirginia Beach, Virginia 23454
What: Breakfast with Santa
Cost: Free event. Whole Foods is requesting donations of new, unwrapped pajamas size 5T-adult large for Pajama Jam’s “PJs for the Holidays” campaign
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Visit with Santa at McDonald's Garden Center 
Dates: December 7, 2013 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 7, 2013 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
 
Photos & Cookies with Santa
Dates: December 8, 2013 from 10am-12pm
Where: Francis Asbury Methodist Church 1871 N. Great Neck Road Virginia Beach, VA, 23454
What: Santa will read the Christmas Story and pose photos. Christmas cookies, crafts and a special favor from Santa.
Cost: Free, bring your camera
Additional Information: Visit their website

Train Show at Avalon Church of Christ 
Dates: December 6-13, 2013. Weeknights 6-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-8:30pm, Sunday 1-8:30pm. Santa: Santa will be there on Friday, December 6 from 6-8:30pm. Saturday, December 7 from 10am-12pm, and from 3-8:30pm. Monday - Friday, December 8-12 from 6-8:30pm. 
Where: Avalon Church of Christ 844 Woodstock Rd, Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA 23464
What: Santa visiting (schedule above), a train show, and a Live Nativity from 6-8pm Friday-Sunday, December 6-8th.
Cost: Free!
Additional Information: Visit their website
 
Military Families- Night Before Christmas Event!
Dates: December 11, 2013 at 4pm
Where: JEB Little Creek - Fort Story Library, Virginia Beach VA
What: Santa visit, Christmas Carols & Stories, Crafts, Candy Cane Giveaway
Open to Military and DOD dependents ages 6 and up 
Cost: N/A
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Cocoa with Santa!
Dates: Friday, December 13, 2013 from 3:30-7pm (3 different time slots)
Where: MyGym 1554 Laskin Road, #118 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: Cocoa and visit with Santa
Cost: $10 per child
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page
 
Military Families- Breakfast with Santa
Dates: December 14, 2013 from 9-11am
Where: JEB Little Creek - Fort Story, Drexler Manor Conference Center, Virginia Beach VA 
What: Breakfast with Santa, Train rides, crafts, sing-a-longs, costumed characters
Cost: $8 per child for Breakfast with Santa, Photos available for additional $6. Tickets available at the NEX Personalized Services/Customer Service.
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Breakfast & Visits with Santa 
Dates: December 14, 2013 Breakfast with Santa 9am, Visits with Santa 10:30am-3pm
Where: Virginia Beach Farmer's Market - corner of Dam Neck Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA 
What: Holiday Open House and Santa Arrives
Cost: Fee
Additional Information: Visit their website

Must be Santa!
Dates: December 14, 2013 at 10:30am
What: Spread some holiday cheer at the library as we read a story, make holiday crafts and enjoy a visit from the Jolly old Elf. Don’t forget your camera!
Where: Bayside Area & Special Services Library Bayside Special Services Library 936 Independence Boulevard Virginia Beach, Virginia
Cost: Free event. Online registration begins 2 weeks prior to program date. All ages 
Additional Information: Visit their website

Military Event- USOHRCV Holiday Party
Dates: December 14, 2013 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

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza (with Santa)
Dates: December 14-15, 2013 Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
What: Shopping with over 70 vendors, 
Cost: Tickets: $7 Adults, $6 Military, $2 Children 6-12, military kids free. Children 5 and under free. Includes 10 free raffle tickets for amazing prizes. For a $2 discount click HERE. 
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

Tis the Season!
Dates: December 15, 2013 from 2:30-4:30pm
What: Come enjoy stories, activities, musical performances, crafts, and holiday cheer. There will be a special guest visit from the North Pole.
Where: MEO Central Library 4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452 
Cost: Free event, no registration required. All ages.
Additional Information:  Visit their website

Holiday Candlelight Storytime
Dates: Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 7-8pm
What: Put on your cozy pajamas and come to the library for stories, songs, and fun! Wait for our special guest to show up…Ho Ho Ho!
Where: Pungo-Blackwater Library, 916 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach VA
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website


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