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The Light in the Piazza   Fri., Nov. 14 - Sun., Dec. 7

This Tony award-winning musical takes place in Italy in the Summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, is in Florence with her daughter, Clara. A gust of wind seizes Clara's hat and lands in the hands of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome young Florentine. The romance between these two causes Margaret to question her own values and deal with Clara's maturation.  Read More..

Holiday Lights at the Beach  Fri., Nov. 21 - Thu., Jan. 1

PICTURE OF HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT THE BEACH McDonald's Lights at the Beach: Sun.-Thurs. 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and Fri.-Sat., 5:30 p.m.-11:00.-p.m. Thousands of cars make this annual trek to see one of the most festive and creative holiday light displays ever. Holiday music on a free CD is provided to make your journey down the Virginia Beach boardwalk magical. Jumping fish, Surfing Santa, and playful mermaids will dazzle you. The is a entrance fee charged for each vehicle.   Read More..

Light Up the Town   Sat., Nov. 22

Celebrate the arrival of Santa, the illumination of Town Center and help us light up our 30-foot tree with a few thousand of your closest friends! And it's all FREE and open to the public!  Read More..

Moscow Ballet: The Great Russian Nutcracker   Fri., Nov. 28

Moscow Ballet's spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this Holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves "Knock Out!"  Read More..

33rd Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market   Fri., Nov. 28 - Sun., Nov. 30

The Virginia Beach Christmas Market features over 250 fine artisans and crafters from more than 25 states. This show was once again (since 1996) voted into the "100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows in the United States" by Sunshine Artist Magazine, America's premier show and festival guide. Featured artisans will offer fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, toys, photography, fiber arts, thousands of Christmas collectibles and much, much more.   Read More..

Christmastown at Busch Gardens  Sat., Nov. 29 - Wed., Dec. 31

PICTURE OF CHRISTMASTOWN AT BUSCH GARDENS Christmastown at Busch Gardens Williamsburg will fill you with plenty of Holiday Cheer. Each country in the park has its own unique Holiday theme and many of the rides and other attractions are open too. And there's plenty of unique Holiday shopping around each corner.   Read More..

Jingle Bell Jam  Sun., Nov. 30

PICTURE OF JINGLE BELL JAM Back by popular demand, we are offering a holiday concert designed especially for kids! Enjoy the music of the season, and maybe even an appearance by the jolly fellow from the North Pole!   Read More..


Holiday Parade at the Beach  Sat., Dec. 6

PICTURE OF HOLIDAY PARADE AT THE BEACH Celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Holiday Parade at the Beach, coming to the Virginia Beach oceanfront Saturday, December 6, 2014! Helping to make the 2014 edition of this Hampton Roads holiday tradition the best ever will be giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, antique autos, decorated fire trucks and Santa himself arriving on his own special lighted float.  Read More..

Atlantic Cup Soccer Tournament   Sat., Dec. 6 - Sun., Dec. 7

The 2013 Atlantic Cup offered 185 teams of both Premier and Classic level competition awarding both champion and finalist for each flight. With the use of the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex, Virginia Beach Sportsplex and Princess Anne Athletic Complex the 2014 Atlantic Cup will look to continue to grow from last year's turnout while continuing to provide that amazing tournament experience.   Read More..

Ballet Virginia: The Nutcracker   Fri., Dec. 12 - Sun., Dec. 14

Join us for "The Nutcracker" and experience the beauty and athleticism of this timeless classic. Enjoy nationally recognized guest artists, our region's finest young dancers and a cast of over 100 talented local children. Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, will provide full orchestra accompaniment.   Read More..

Holiday POPS!  Fri., Dec. 19

PICTURE OF HOLIDAY POPS! Join us for a holiday tradition with your favorite music, served up only as the Virginia Symphony POPS! can do. There's no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by your hometown orchestra along with the inspirational voices of the Virginia Symphony Chorus. Bring the whole family for one of our great holiday traditions!  Read More..

Wynonna & The Big Noise: A Simpler Christmas   Sat., Dec. 20

Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author, Wynonna has always revolved her career around telling stories and her ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer's true gift.   Read More..

Winter Wildlife Boat Trips  Sat., Dec. 27 - Mon., Mar. 16

PICTURE OF WINTER WILDLIFE BOAT TRIPS Here's a chance to see some of the most magnificent creatures on earth in their natural habitat! Whale watchers will search for humpback and fin whales off the coast of Virginia Beach. Each excursion is narrated by a trained Aquarium educator while experienced volunteers show whale artifacts and answer questions. A unique, exciting opportunity for entire families to experience. Call 866-599-5453  Read More..


Annual Polar Plunge Winter Festival  Fri., Feb. 6 - Sat., Feb. 7

PICTURE OF ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE WINTER FESTIVAL Since it began in 1993, the Polar Plunge has raised over $3 million dollars for the Special Olympics of Virginia as over 20,000 chilled souls have taken the plunge. Because of this generous support, Special Olympics of Virginia is able to reach out and provide year round training and sports programs for both children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the state of Virginia.   Read More..

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