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December 12, 2021
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Time Details:
Wednesday - Thursday: 5 - 9 p.m. Friday - Saturday: 5 - 10 p.m. Sunday: 5 - 9 p.m. Special Hours on Dec. 24 and 31: 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 664-1000
Tickets required for General Admission and Members. Tickets for children aged 3 and under are free.
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Winterfest on the Wisconsin at Nauticus

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Nauticus’ WinterFest on the Wisconsin returns to the Downtown Norfolk waterfront this holiday season! With more nights and lights to enjoy, you’re bound to be dazzled by this magical winter experience. Bring the whole family!

Winterfest on the Wisconsin

Join Nauticus this holiday season for Winterfest on the Wisconsin! We’re doubling the holiday lights aboard the battleship (more than 650,000 in total) and added more nights to visit!  

This season’s WinterFest on the Wisconsin will see the return of holiday favorites, like the lighted boat parade on the Elizabeth River each Saturday night and Oliver, the talking Christmas tree. Guests can also enjoy new features, like a live-action animatronic Gingerbread Man and massive, 32-foot-tall Christmas tree with special tree lighting ceremonies throughout the evening. The Wisconsin will even have its own North Pole, with an immersive never-before-seen Santa experience. 

WinterFest opens on Veteran’s Day (November 11) and tickets are complimentary that evening to active-duty service members and veterans, thanks to the generous support of our presenting sponsor, Geico Military. Online reservations and valid ID’s required, tickets available while supplies last, see webpage for more details.

For more information, visit

Tickets Required

WinterFest on the Wisconsin runs November 11, 2021, to January 2, 2022, and is open each Wednesday – Sunday throughout the holiday season.  

  • General Admission Tickets: Wednesday to Thursday: $12.50 adult, $10 child; Friday to Sunday: $14.50 adult, $12 child. Children aged 3 and under are free.
  • Membership Tickets: Wednesday to Thursday: $9.50 adult, $7 child; Friday to Sunday: $12.50 adult, $10 child. Tickets for children aged 3 and under are free.

About Nauticus

Support for WinterFest on the Wisconsin directly benefits the Nauticus Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Funding provides interpretation and restoration of the Battleship Wisconsin and allows Nauticus to open new onboard spaces and experiential learning opportunities for students, families and visitors. Learn about Nauticus at

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