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Arts & Culture Events

  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. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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    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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  7. 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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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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