“Yorktown Holiday Market & Toyland Parade”

The Historic Yorktown waterfront will transform into a Christmas wonderland for the final Market Days event of the year. Enjoy extended hours of 9-3pm on Saturday, December 9th. 

Browse local vendors and shop for wreaths, Christmas gift baskets, gourmet dog treats, fresh breads, baked goods, chowder and more. At 10.30am, be sure to catch a cooking demonstration from Carrot Tree Kitchens of Yorktown.

From 1-3pm, children’s activities will be held in the grassy area near the fountain. Festivities include a colonial Christmas Program from Watermen’s Museum, live holiday music, arts and crafts, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. At 1.30pm, don’t miss the Toyland Parade. Decorate your strollers, wagons, pets, and kids in your most impressive holiday spirit.

For more info on this event and others in Yorktown, click here.

“Hampton Holly Days Parade” in Downtown Hampton

This December 9, let the joy of the holiday season take over at the Hampton Holly Days Parade: Holiday Lift Off in honor of NASA Langley Research Center’s centennial celebration. The free event, taking place at 7:00 p.m. in downtown Hampton, is one of the largest annual illuminated parades in all of Hampton Roads.

Hampton Holly Days Parade will feature over 70 units, including beautiful floats, marching bands including high school bands, auto clubs, dance groups, military honor units, and everyone’s favorite holiday guest…Santa Claus!

For more information on Holiday Lift Off, dial 757/727-8311 or click here.

“6th Annual Phoebus Holiday Illumination”

Kick off the Holiday season in Hampton this Friday! Bundle up and get ready to enjoy stunning holiday lights, music and food with the family.

It’s a winter wonderland in Phoebus! Join in for the 6th Annual Phoebus Holiday Illumination Friday, December 1, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a special holiday tree lighting at 8 p.m.

Phoebus will be filled with a variety of holiday themed crafts, food and music. Santa and Lucky the Dinosaur will be in attendance and the weather forecast is calling for SNOW on Mellen Street!

For more info on this and other festive events in Hampton, click here.

“Lighted Boat Parade” in Downtown Hampton

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Gather the family and bundle up for the 29th annual Lighted Boat Parade in Downtown Hampton.

Friday, December 8th, jump into the holiday spirit by watching a parade of beautifully decorated boats cruising the river. More than 20 vessels are expected to participate in this free nautical light show at the downtown waterfront.

The event will kick off with live music by Little Doors beginning at 6pm. At 7pm, the parade of illuminated power and sail boats will be visible from anywhere along the Hampton River.

For more info, visit the website by clicking here.

“Liberty’s Ice Pavilion” in Colonial Williamsburg

The much-anticipated Winter tradition in Colonial Williamsburg is back. Beginning November 18th, Dominion is excited to present Liberty’s Ice Pavilion on historic Duke of Gloucester Street. Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of the Holidays while dining, shopping and ice-skating in Merchant’s Square.

Tickets are available at any Colonial Williamsburg ticketing location or at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion. Admission pricing is as follows: Adults $12, kids ages 3-12 $10, children 3 and under are free. You may bring your own skates or rent them there for $4.25 (separate from admission). The ice pavilion will remain open until February 20, including Holidays.

For detailed info, visit colonialwilliamsburg.com.