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Arts & Culture Events

  1. A Christmas Carol

    November 30, 2:00 PM - December 23, 7:30 PM @ Wells Theater

    It wouldn't be the holidays without Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Wells Theatre. Experience the childlike wonder of this heartwarming story that follows the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of redemption where he learns the power of kindness and compassion. This play is recommended for all ages and, in our opinion, is better the more kids you bring.

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  2. The Santaland Diaries

    December 6, 7:30 PM - December 16, 10:00 PM @ The Wells Theatre

    Based on the memoir of award-winning comedic author David Sedaris, this hilarious one-man-show takes us back to ye olden days when he was one of Santa's Elves at Macy's Department Store. In this one-act play the struggling writer, who chooses the elf name "Crumpet," weaves an unbelievable tale of drunken Santas, lascivious actors, and combative parents. Come laugh, drink and be merry with your friends at the Wells Theatre. This late night holiday treat for adults is sure to make your spirits bright!

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  3. Offsite Gallery exhibition opening "Knotworks"

    December 7, 5:00 PM, 2018 - January 18, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Offsite Gallery, 1st Floor, World Trade Center

    "Knotworks" is the most recent iteration of a 5-yr. collaboration between Cuba native Jorge Benitez, an Asst. Professor in the Communication Arts Dept. at VCU & Reni Gower, a Professor in the Painting & Printmaking Dept. at VCU. Through complex patterning & laborious processes, their works reveal the universal language of sacred geometry. Gower's work resonates with geometric constructs intrinsic to Islamic tilework motifs that reflect the mathematical & geometric basis of weaving. Whether woven, cut, or tied, "Knotworks" resonates with ancient observations, discoveries, & traditions consequential & far-reaching throughout the visual arts & the sciences.

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  4. Cards for Veterans

    December 14, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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  5. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    December 14, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  6. Cards for Veterans

    December 15, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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  7. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    December 15, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  8. Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents: Messiah

    December 15, 8:00 PM @ Harrison Opera House

    Join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and VSO Chorus for the time-honored Christmas tradition of George Frideric Handel’s revered oratorio, Messiah. Get in the spirit of the season with this distinguished performance of Handel’s sacred masterpiece that presents the austere and dramatic narrative of the Messiah. From Isaiah’s prophecies to the Hallelujah Chorus, you will be brought to your feet in the Messiah performance of the season. Click link below to buy tickets.

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  9. Cards for Veterans

    December 16, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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  10. Boys Choir of Hampton Roads Christmas Concert

    December 16, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ New Horizons Presbyterian Church

    The Boys Choir of Hampton Roads presents a Christmas Concert of traditional music, gospel, and contemporary tunes. This excellent chorus of young men from various schools throughout Hampton Roads is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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  11. Cards for Veterans

    December 17, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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  12. Holiday Jazz Flights featuring the Jet Setters

    December 17, 2:00 PM - December 21, 4:30 PM @ Norfolk International Airport

    The holiday music series will take place in the main lobby at Norfolk International Airport December 17 – 21 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm each day. The series is presented by Norfolk International Airport in partnership with Virginia Arts Festival and Norfolk Botanical Garden. A jazz trio from the Virginia Arts Festival will perform holiday favorites; seasonal botanicals will be designed by Norfolk Botanical Garden.

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  13. Cards for Veterans

    December 18, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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City Council Events

  1. City Council Meeting

    December 18, 7:00 PM @ City Hall

    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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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. Million Bulb Walk

    November 9, 4:00 PM - December 15, 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises.

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  2. Photos with Santa in the Ice Palace

    November 10 - December 24 @ MacArthur Center North Garage

    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. Visitors can also marvel at the larger-than-life snow globes, leave an icy handprint and sit on the chilly Ice Throne. The adventure culminates with a visit to Santa and a special gift.

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  3. Dickens Christmas Towne

    November 17 - December 31 @ Decker Half Moone Center, Next to Nauticus

    Celebrate family, art and literature during six magical weeks in this delightful holiday village. In recognition of the 175th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this season will feature the first-ever U.S. exhibition of original book sketches by Christmas Carol illustrator P.J. Lynch. Let your imagination soar with magical fairies, carousel horses, weekend tea parties, a second giant train display, carolers, new entertainment, shops and more! Every child will receive a FREE copy of A Christmas Carol. Returning to this year’s experience will be Father Christmas, Geoffrey “the Talking Christmas tree”, puppet shows, magicians, a children’s crafts corner, and lots of free family activities! PLUS, special programming returns the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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  4. MacArthur On Ice

    November 17, 2018 - January 14, 2019 @ The ice skating rink is located just outside MacArthur Center, at the corner of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street.

    MacArthur Center kicks off the fourteenth season of ice skating at the coolest place in town. Whether it’s a family tradition or a first date, the center’s 7,200-square-foot outdoor ice rink is the place for good times this winter. Throughout the season, enjoy public skating sessions, ice hockey clinics, figure skating exhibitions and more. Those new to the ice or feeling a bit rusty can sign up for private lessons or get a helping hand from skate guards on-site. The ice skating rink is located just outside MacArthur Center, at the corner of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street

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  5. Hey, Lets walk Christmas

    December 15, 7:45 AM @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

    Join us in walking for the first ever Lets Walk Christmas from St. Paul's Episcopal Church to MacArthur Mall.

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  6. Breakfast With Santa!

    December 15, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM @ California Pizza Kitchen

    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. Saturday, December 8th from 8AM - 9:30AM Saturday, December 15th from 8AM - 9:30AM Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. $7 for children/$8 for adults. Register online

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  7. Granby High School Annual Winter Bazaar

    December 15, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Granby High School

    Granby Crew of Granby High School presents it's annual winter Bazaar! Hand made gifts, baked goods, delicious food bar, wreaths, raffles and much more! Contact: Torrie Creamer (torriecreamer@gmail.com)

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  8. Garden Of Lights

    December 16, 5:30 PM - December 31, 10:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Don’t miss Virginia’sfavorite holiday tradition. Bring your family and friends to our 25th annual light show extravaganza for a magical holiday experience. During this event, the Garden is transformed into a winter wonderland where you will enjoy a 2-mile drive through a million sparkling lights bringing the four seasons to life. Visit the Norfolk Botanical Garden website for ticket information.

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  9. Riverview Village Days 2018 Farmer's Market

    December 23, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Riverview Village Days Farmers' Market

    Join us for another great day at Riverview Village Days! Enjoy a taste of our local farmer's market and food truck rodeo while browsing and shopping from a variety of local artisan and handmade vendors.

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