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Arts & Culture Events

  1. Holiday Events List By Category

    November 22, 2016 - January 1, 2017 @ Throughout the City

    The Garden of Lights, Dicken's Towne, Skating and Carnival. A list of all Holidays in the City events.

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  2. Get It In Ghent for the Holidays

    December 2, 6:30 PM @ Blair Middle School

    Join your friends from the Ghent Business Association for a family friendly event to help spread the holiday spirit throughout Ghent. Enjoy music and caroling from area school groups, hot chocolate and cookies.

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  3. Annual Boy Scout/Cub Scout Day

    December 3, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin

    This annual event brings Scouts from all over Hampton Roads to Nauticus for a fun day of badge requirement-related activities. Walk the decks of a historic Battleship, predict the weather, hoist signal flags, have a “shocking” experience with electricity, meet on-the-water career professionals, and more.

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  4. 3rd Annual Holiday Yule Log Bonfire and Christmas Market

    December 3, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Point Park

    This free and open to the public festive outdoor wonderland will feature a Christmas Market with unique and local artisans, a massive Yule Log bonfire, Seasonal Craft Beers and festive cocktails, merry music and Christmas caroling with a take home carol book, and a visit from the big-man himself, Santa Claus.

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  5. Operation Holiday Cheer: Now Through December 4

    December 4, All Day @ Hampton Roads Naval Museum

    Please join the Hampton Roads Naval Museum staff and visitors by writing a card to Sailors who will be away from home this holiday season! This year we are sending the cards to Sailors on the USS San Jacinto. We are providing the card making materials.

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  6. Holiday Pops

    December 8, 8:00 PM @ Chrysler Hall

    There's no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony, the Orchestra Chorus and special guests.

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  7. Hurrah for the Holidays

    December 9 - December 11 @ TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

    Guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit is the annual production of Hurrah for the Holidays; a joyful celebration featuring all the best music of the season - from your favorite classic standards to popular modern day hits. With the renowned precision kick-line dancers, a 6 foot dancing snowman, and a few festive surprises

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  8. Shop Local in the NEON

    December 10, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Plot in the NEON District

    Looking for that perfectly unique gift for someone special? Let the NEON District meet all your holiday shopping needs at the NEON Holiday Market. More than 35 local crafters, artists, food trucks and a fashion truck will fill The Plot. Parking available at Harrison Opera House.

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  9. Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Hurrah Players

    December 10, 7:00 PM @ TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

    Based on the popular book by Barbara Robinson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is the funny, heartwarming, and mildly irreverent story of what happens when a church play is hijacked by six of the 'absolutely worst kids in the history of the world.

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  10. Attucks Jazz Series - John Allred, trombone

    December 10, 8:00 PM @ Attucks Theatre

    John, now freelancing out of Orlando, is making his mark on the international jazz scene. Traveling all over the states and abroad, John has played with many familiar renoun jazz artists. Jazz performances take place in a 120-seat room, with a club setting at the historic Attucks Theatre.

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Boards and Commissions

  1. Military Economic Development Affairs Committee

    December 8, 1:30 PM @ Slover Library

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  2. Planning Commission Public Hearing

    December 8, 2:30 PM @ City Hall

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  3. Planning Commission/City Council Training Session

    December 15, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ City Hall

    The public is invited to observe a training session defining the roles of the Planning Commission and City Council; and in the implementation of the Norfolk Comprehensive Plan and Management of Norfolk's Land Use/Community Development Opportunities. No comments or questions will be taken from the public.

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  4. Board of Zoning Appeals Public Hearing

    December 15, 10:00 AM @ City Hall

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City Council Calendar

  1. City Council Meeting

    December 13, 7:00 PM @ City Hall

    Committee meetings if scheduled and work sessions are held on the 10th floor conference room; the formal meeting is held in the 11th floor council chambers. The work session and formal meeting are broadcast of Cox channel 48 and streamed live online (click on icon).

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  2. Planning Commission/City Council Training Session

    December 15, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ City Hall

    The public is invited to observe a training session defining the roles of the Planning Commission and City Council; and in the implementation of the Norfolk Comprehensive Plan and Management of Norfolk's Land Use/Community Development Opportunities. No comments or questions will be taken from the public.

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  3. City Council Meeting

    December 20, 7:00 PM @ City Hall

    Committee meetings if scheduled and work sessions are held on the 10th floor conference room; the formal meeting is held in the 11th floor council chambers. The work session and formal meeting are broadcast of Cox channel 48 and streamed live online (click on icon).

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Commissioner of Revenue

  1. Personal Property Taxes Due (First Supplement)

    December 5, All Day

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  2. Christmas Holiday (Office Closed)

    December 23 - December 26

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Community/Neighborhood Events

  1. Rent Ready Norfolk: The Eviction Process: "Why You Can't Stay If You Don't Pay"

    December 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Y on Granby Street

    Rent Ready Norfolk's Rental Academy is hosting a workshop on the eviction process.

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  2. Rent Ready Norfolk: Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

    December 15, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Y on Granby Street

    Rent Ready Norfolk's Rental Academy is hosting a workshop on the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.

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  3. 2016 Scope Holiday Basketball Classic

    December 26 - December 28 @ Norfolk Scope Arena

    The 2016 Holiday Basketball Classic will involve eight of the area's finest high school teams, showcasing the region's immense pool of talent in boys’ basketball. Bruce Phelps, former Coordinator of Student Activities for Virginia Beach City Public Schools, will serve as the 2016 Scope Holiday Basketball Classic Director.

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Environmental Events

  1. Nuisance Wildlife Prevention class

    December 15, 6:30 PM @ Sherwood Forest Community Center

    Nuisance wildlife can wreak havoc in our homes and our yards. The cost of fixing these issues can cost a lot of money after the damage has already been done. Even in an urban environment, snakes, raccoons, opossum, squirrels, rats mice, birds and even bats can invade our homes and yards.

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Healthy Norfolk

  1. Wards Corner 10K

    December 3, All Day @ Episcopal Church of the Ascension

    Wards Corner 10K is a celebration of the fall season to scenic Wards Corner in Norfolk with great run/walk through the scenic Wards Corner, Talbot Hall and Riverpoint neighborhoods. Race Course: Wards Corner 10K starts and finishes on Talbot Hall Road in front of Episcopal Church of the Ascension 405 Talbot Hall Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505. 10K race starts promptly at 8 a.m. See Maps for full course desctiptions

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  2. Tacky Sweater 5K

    December 10, All Day @ Ocean View Beach Park

    This tacky sweater Christmas-themed event has a little something for everyone with a competitive 5K race, 5K walking category, and a themed tacky sweater competition. All 5K runners will receive a race T-shirt, finisher medals, post-race refreshments, and festive post-race awards ceremony. Enjoy live entertainment after the race with our favorite band Dirty Toys.

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Human Services

  1. Fatherhood Development Group

    December 7, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Department of Human Services

    The Fatherhood Development Group brings fathers of all ages together to share their stories and to support one another while gaining new insight into the challenges of responsible parenting. Participants meet weekly and may be referred on a volunteer basis or by mandate. A different topic is covered every week, such as: •Understanding the Child Support System •Self-Sufficiency •Dealing with Stress •Male/Female Relationships •Building your Child's Self-Esteem

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  2. Foster/Adoptive Parenting Information Session

    December 10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Department of Human Services

    The Foster/Adoptive Parent Training Series addresses the key issues and concerns of becoming a certified foster/adoptive parent under Virginia standards including the qualities of successful foster/adoptive parents, income requirements and living accommodations.

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Norfolk Public Library

  1. Holiday Movies at Slover

    December 7, 3:30 PM - December 8 @ Slover Library

    Dec. 7 “Home Alone” Dec. 8 “Elf”

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  2. Winter Wonderland Extravaganza!

    December 17, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Slover Library

    Holiday concert by local high school and middle school students, family crafting, dancers, a visit from Princess Elsa, who will sing and visit with children, photos with Santa, Dreidel Play and Fun and indoor snow fun.

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  3. Holiday Movies at Slover

    December 20, 2:00 PM @ Slover Library

    Tuesday, Dec. 20 @ 2 PM: “Home Alone 2”

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Norfolk Recreation, Parks, and Open Space

  1. Dance Magic

    December 3, 5:00 PM @ Harrison Opera House

    Recreation, Parks & Open Space dance program's annual winter spectacular. Get your tickets on Ticketmaster now!

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