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  1. Dickens' Christmas Towne

    November 23, 2019 - December 31, 2019 @ Nauticus

    Celebrate the holidays in this magical village featuring photos with Santa, Geoffrey The Talking Christmas Tree, Randy the Plain-Nosed Reindeer, Walking Gingerbread Men, Talking Nutcrackers, a Juggling Jack in the Box, Steampunk Vehicles, on-stage entertainment, music, shops, sweet and savory fare, free crafts for kids, and more!

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  2. Offsite Gallery opening reception: Remembering Her Homecoming

    December 6, 2019, 5:30 PM - January 17, 2020, 7:30 PM @ Offsite Gallery @ MacArthur Center

    Join us for an opening reception December 6, 5:30pm -7:30pm. Free & open to the public. Film screening at 6pm. As a black female artist working and learning in Richmond, VA, which was once the center of slave trading in the region, Nastassja Swift explores how the ancestral footsteps of black women have contributed to the stories and history of black girlhood in Richmond, VA. Consisting of wearable fiber sculptures, photography & film, "Remembering Her Homecoming" illustrates a moment of remembrance & reflection on the women who have roamed the spaces before us. "Remembering Her Homecoming" By Nastassja Swift, Marlon Turner and Torian Ugworji on view through January 17, 2020.

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  3. A Christmas Carol presented by The Virginia Stage Company

    December 13, 2019, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wells Theater

    Virginia Stage’s most popular production continues its tradition at the Wells Theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Filled with music and mirth, this timeless play is recommended for all ages and is fun for the whole family to enjoy. Adapted by Patrick Mullins, Directed by MARIANNE SAVELL

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  4. Hurrah for the Holidays

    December 13, 2019, 2:00 PM - December 15, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Tidewater Community College 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 of the season - music ranging from your favorite classic standards to popular modern day hits. With renowned Lisa Wallace kick-line dancers, a 6 foot dancing snowman, and a few festive surprises - it's an event for the enitre family!

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  5. Norfolk Admirals Vs. South Carolina Stingrays

    December 13, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Scope Arena

    The Norfolk Admirals are a professional ECHL ice hockey team. The Admirals play in Norfolk, Virginia at Scope Arena and are affiliated with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL. For more information on the Norfolk Admirals, please visit norfolkadmirals.com

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  6. Stephen Coxe and Friends

    December 13, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church

    Stephen Coxe, Scott Crissman, Bianca Hall, Kathryn Kelly, Kevin Kwan, Jeff Phelps, and Keaton Whitehurst present a program of vocal and chamber music spanning several centuries. The program includes Messiaen’s Le banquet celeste for organ, songs by Claude Debussy, Herbert Howells, Francis Poulenc, and Stephen Coxe, Britten’s Canticle I My beloved is mine and I am his, virelais by Guillaume de Machaut, John Cage The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs, and J. S. Bach’s glorious Sonata in G Major for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, BWV 1027. Not to be missed!

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  7. NEON Holiday Market

    December 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Plot

    Looking for that perfectly unique gift for someone special? The NEON Holiday Market is back! More than 30 local crafters, artists and retailers will fill The Plot at 776 Granby Street on Saturday, December 14 from Noon to 4 pm*. Find art from local painters and sculptors, homemade crafts, holiday decorations, vintage items, organic skincare, jewelry, bags, fashion and much more. Enjoy hot and savory treats, sparkling lights and festive caroling while you shop! Plus live acoustic music from Axel Rasmussen, everyone's favorite Santa brass band and local favorites Two Hand Touch. The market is free and open to the public. Parking is available at Harrison Opera House.

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  8. A Christmas Carol presented by The Virginia Stage Company

    December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wells Theater

    Virginia Stage’s most popular production continues its tradition at the Wells Theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Filled with music and mirth, this timeless play is recommended for all ages and is fun for the whole family to enjoy. Adapted by Patrick Mullins, Directed by MARIANNE SAVELL

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  9. THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

    December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tidewater Community College 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'. A holiday tradition for 28 years, this event is presented with Happy Hanukkah, My Friend; a short program celebrating the Festival of Lights. Sharon D. Cook of Norfolk returns as Guest Director for this production. "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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  10. Holiday Pops at Harrison Opera House

    December 14, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Harrison Opera House

    Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday Pops! 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 inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and special guests. Holiday Pops will have all the magical elements you've come to expect —high energy, familiar carols and lots of holiday warmth! And we'll even throw in a surprise or two! We can't wait to celebrate the season together!

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  11. A Christmas Carol presented by The Virginia Stage Company

    December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wells Theater

    Virginia Stage’s most popular production continues its tradition at the Wells Theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Filled with music and mirth, this timeless play is recommended for all ages and is fun for the whole family to enjoy. Adapted by Patrick Mullins, Directed by MARIANNE SAVELL

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  12. Holiday Concert "O, Come All Ye Faithful" by The Boys Choir of Hampton Roads

    December 15, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ New Horizons Presbyterian Church

    A joyous holiday concert by The Boys Choir of Hampton Roads. It will feature treasured favorites and some new works, too.

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  13. A Christmas Carol presented by The Virginia Stage Company

    December 16, 2019, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wells Theater

    Virginia Stage’s most popular production continues its tradition at the Wells Theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Filled with music and mirth, this timeless play is recommended for all ages and is fun for the whole family to enjoy. Adapted by Patrick Mullins, Directed by MARIANNE SAVELL

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  14. A Christmas Carol presented by The Virginia Stage Company

    December 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wells Theater

    Virginia Stage’s most popular production continues its tradition at the Wells Theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Filled with music and mirth, this timeless play is recommended for all ages and is fun for the whole family to enjoy. Adapted by Patrick Mullins, Directed by MARIANNE SAVELL

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  15. Swan Lake

    December 17, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Harrison Opera House

    Swan Lake Ballet in four acts with one intermission, music by Pyatr Tchairousky choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanou National Ballett Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine with 55 talented and brightest ballet stars, bring this romantic tale of true love to glorius life.

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  16. A Christmas Carol presented by The Virginia Stage Company

    December 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wells Theater

    Virginia Stage’s most popular production continues its tradition at the Wells Theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Filled with music and mirth, this timeless play is recommended for all ages and is fun for the whole family to enjoy. Adapted by Patrick Mullins, Directed by MARIANNE SAVELL

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  17. A Christmas Carol presented by The Virginia Stage Company

    December 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wells Theater

    Virginia Stage’s most popular production continues its tradition at the Wells Theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Filled with music and mirth, this timeless play is recommended for all ages and is fun for the whole family to enjoy. Adapted by Patrick Mullins, Directed by MARIANNE SAVELL

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  18. A Christmas Carol presented by The Virginia Stage Company

    December 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wells Theater

    Virginia Stage’s most popular production continues its tradition at the Wells Theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Filled with music and mirth, this timeless play is recommended for all ages and is fun for the whole family to enjoy. Adapted by Patrick Mullins, Directed by MARIANNE SAVELL

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  19. Vienna Boys Choir Christmas in Vienna

    December 20, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Harrison Opera House

    Audiences and critics worldwide have praised the Vienna Boys Choir for their celestial voices, irresistible charm, and, above all, a wide-ranging repertoire spanning centuries. Gather your family for a performance in the NEON District to make this holiday season one you will never forget!

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  20. A Christmas Carol presented by The Virginia Stage Company

    December 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wells Theater

    Virginia Stage’s most popular production continues its tradition at the Wells Theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Filled with music and mirth, this timeless play is recommended for all ages and is fun for the whole family to enjoy. Adapted by Patrick Mullins, Directed by MARIANNE SAVELL

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  21. A Christmas Carol presented by The Virginia Stage Company

    December 22, 2019, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wells Theater

    Virginia Stage’s most popular production continues its tradition at the Wells Theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Filled with music and mirth, this timeless play is recommended for all ages and is fun for the whole family to enjoy. Adapted by Patrick Mullins, Directed by MARIANNE SAVELL

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  22. Vivaldi's "Gloria" presented by the Choir at Christ and St. Luke's

    December 24, 2019, 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church

    As the Christmas Eve Carol Prelude, the Choir sings Antonio Vivaldi’s festive "Gloria" with orchestra.

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  23. Cirque Du Soleil OVO

    December 27, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Norfolk Scope Arena

    Rush Headlong into a New Ecosystem OVO is teeming with life. Insects work, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy in motion. Their home is filled with biodiversity, beauty, action and moments of quiet emotion. The awestruck insects are intensely curious when a mysterious egg appears, representing the enigma and cycles of their lives.

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  24. Cirque Du Soleil OVO

    December 28, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Norfolk Scope Arena

    Rush Headlong into a New Ecosystem OVO is teeming with life. Insects work, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy in motion. Their home is filled with biodiversity, beauty, action and moments of quiet emotion. The awestruck insects are intensely curious when a mysterious egg appears, representing the enigma and cycles of their lives.

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  25. Cirque Du Soleil OVO

    December 28, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Scope Arena

    Rush Headlong into a New Ecosystem OVO is teeming with life. Insects work, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy in motion. Their home is filled with biodiversity, beauty, action and moments of quiet emotion. The awestruck insects are intensely curious when a mysterious egg appears, representing the enigma and cycles of their lives.

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  26. Cirque Du Soleil OVO

    December 29, 2019, 1:30 PM @ Norfolk Scope Arena

    Rush Headlong into a New Ecosystem OVO is teeming with life. Insects work, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy in motion. Their home is filled with biodiversity, beauty, action and moments of quiet emotion. The awestruck insects are intensely curious when a mysterious egg appears, representing the enigma and cycles of their lives.

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  27. Cirque Du Soleil OVO

    December 29, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Scope Arena

    Rush Headlong into a New Ecosystem OVO is teeming with life. Insects work, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy in motion. Their home is filled with biodiversity, beauty, action and moments of quiet emotion. The awestruck insects are intensely curious when a mysterious egg appears, representing the enigma and cycles of their lives.

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Boards and Commissions

  1. COMMISSION ON ARTS AND HUMANITIES

    December 16, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Muse Center

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  2. CIVIC FACILITIES COMMISSION (CFC)

    December 16, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Scope Conference Room

    SCOPE Conference room

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  3. NORFOLK ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION (NEC)

    December 17, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Ernie Morgan Center,

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  4. Mayor's St. Paul's Advisory Committee Meeting

    December 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Attucks Theatre

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  5. HAMPTON ROADS REGIONAL JAIL AUTHORITY

    December 18, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Regional jail

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  6. VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMISSION

    December 18, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

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  7. SOCIAL SERVICES ADVISORY COMMISSION

    December 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 741 Monticello Avenue #106

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  8. ARCHITECTURAL BOARD OF REVIEW

    December 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ City Hall

    City Hall 10th Floor

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  9. HOSPITAL AUTHORITY OF NORFOLK

    December 25, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Lake Taylor Hospital

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  10. NORFOLK COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD (CSB)

    December 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Services Bureau,

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  11. TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT COMMISSION OF HAMPTON ROADS

    December 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  12. CHRYSLER MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    December 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Chrysler Museum of Art

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City Council Events

  1. Public Hearing to Hear Comments to Repeal Ordinance No. 47,773

    December 16, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Granby High School

    Public Hearing to Hear Comments to Repeal Ordinance No. 47,773, adopted by Council on September 24, 2019

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  2. Mayor's Advisory Committee/St. Paul's Area

    December 17, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Basilica of St. Mary 232 Chapel Street Norfolk, VA 23510

    *Two or more Council members may be in attendance.

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  3. Public Hearing to Hear Comments to Repeal Ordinance No. 47,773

    December 19, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Lake Taylor High School

    Public hearing to hear comments to repeal Ordinance No. 47,773 adopted by Council on September 24, 2019

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. Coffee with a Cop & Toy Drive

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Doumar's

    Join your neighbors and your Norfolk Police Officers for coffee and conversation. No agenda, no speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know your officers. At this event, we will be collecting unwrapped toys to support for kids in need this holiday season.

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  2. Winter Wonderland at Slover Library

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Slover Library

    Bring in the holiday season at our Annual Winter Wonderland Extravaganza! Join us for fun, games, crafts, music, performances and more to get you into the holiday spirit.

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  3. Phil Kline's Unsilent Night

    December 19, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Chrysler Museum of Art

    Join in Virginia Arts Festival, Downtown Norfolk and The NEON District’s 6th annual Unsilent Night, an outdoor boombox parade that brings together art, music, and people during the holidays. All you need to do is show up at The Chrysler Museum of Art with a musical device and some holiday cheer! After we gather, the crowd will walk through the NEON neighborhood, holding aloft boomboxes and speakers playing artist Phil Kline’s electronic musical masterpiece. The music creates a layered, beautiful sound that emanates throughout as you walk down city streets twinkling with holiday lights. Meet between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. in Huber Court at the Chrysler Museum of Art. The museum is open late! The promenade begins at 5:30 p.m., winding through NEON, Ghent and Downtown ending at the Christmas tree at The Plot.

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  4. Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna- Norfolk

    December 20, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Harrison Opera House

    Audiences and critics worldwide have praised the gifted singers of the Vienna Boys Choir (Wiener Sängerknaben / The Vienna Boys' Choir) for their celestial voices, rapturous harmonies, pure tone, irresistible charm, and, above all, a wide-ranging repertoire spanning centuries. Season after season, the sound is unique, with new young voices to discover, and fresh new harmonies to savor. Founded in 1498, this fabled choir served at the pleasure of emperors for centuries, performing for the royal court in Vienna. Today, the Choir includes 100 choristers from 31 nations, all between the ages of ten and fourteen; performing in smaller groups, the boys give 300 performances each year, across Europe as well as Asia, Australia, and the Americas—and among the most eagerly anticipated are their holiday concerts. Come see them perform in The NEON District at Harrison Opera House! This performance is an official Downtown Norfolk Holidays in the City event

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  5. Cookies with Santa

    December 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ East Ocean View Community and Senior Center

    Join Norfolk Police Department and the jolly old man himself for a festive time filled with holiday cheer!

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