Weekend Events- 12/6 – 12/8

There are so many fun Holiday events going on this weekend. Check them out:

Friday
Model Train Exhibit (Now through December 21st)
For all you train lovers, head over to 145 Granby Street in Norfolk Wednesday through Friday from 11 AM-2PM and Saturdays from 10AM-5PM. This is free!

Music Mommy and Me Play Date/Meet Up
The Virginia Beach School of Arts is having a fun play date for kids ages 3 months to 36 months at 10:00 AM. There will be music, singing, dancing, and instruments! This is located at 3083 Brickhouse Ct. Virginia Beach. Click here to reserve your spot! 

Little Rockstars Preschool Music Class
This class for preschoolers happens every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM and on Fridays at noon. It is $7 per adult & child and $5 per additional child. There are a lot of great reviews about this class- great energy for preschoolers- check it out!! It is at the Farmers Market in Virginia Beach.

Storytime at Barnes & Noble
Both locations (Chesapeake and Virginia Beach) are hosting storytime.

Chesapeake at 9:00 AM: 1212Greenbrier Parkway
Virginia Beach at 10:00 AM: 4485 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach at 7PM: 4485 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Get Fit Friday at the Children’s Museum of Virginia
Head to the second floor of the Children’s Museum in Portsmouth (221 High Street in Portsmouth) for a physically fit activity at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM.

Illuminated Night Climbs at the Cape
Head over to the Cape Henry Lighthouse from 5-9 PM for an illuminated night climb. This is located at 583 Atlantic Ave. in Virginia Beach. Click here for more details. 

Million Bulb Walk (November 22 – 27)
Come walk through the beautiful botanical gardens and see a million lights from 5:30 – 8:30 PM! Admission is:
$10 per person (Ages 2 and under are free)
$8 for members
Military Appreciation: $5 per person

Norfolk Botanical Gardens is located at 6700 Azalea Garden Road in Norfolk.

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach (All Weekend)
On the Virginia Beach boardwalk between 2nd and 34th Streets there will be Holiday lights set up in the form of festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises- all in bright, colored lights. This is opened nightly:

5:30 – 10 PM Sunday – Thursday
5:30 – 11 PM Friday – Saturday

Admission Prices are:
(Cash Only)

Cars, Monday – Thursday, $12 per car
Cars, Friday – Sunday and holidays, $15 per car

Enter at 2nd Street on the Virginia Beach boardwalk.

Saturday
MacArthur on Ice (All weekend)
Right outside the MacArthur Center (on the corner of Freemason Street and Monticello Ave.) is an ice skating rink that is 7,200 square feet. Enjoy public skating sessions, private lessons, ice hockey clinics, figure skating exhibitions and more!

Regular admission is $6 for skating, $6 for skate rental.
Military personnel and their family members receive $1 off the admission price.

Click here for more information. 

Breakfast with Santa & Sparky
From 8-11 AM, Santa will be making an appearance at Fire Station No. 5 (451 Hanbury Rd. in Chesapeake). The breakfast buffet is $5 per person and a 4×6 picture with Santa and Sparky is $5. There will also be gift baskets and 50/50 cash raffles.

Battle of Great Bridge (Saturday & Sunday)
From 10AM – 4PM, head over to 120 Reservation Rd. in Chesapeake for a re-enactment of two pivotal Revolutionary War battles: the Battle at Kemps Landing and the Battle of Great Bridge. This event is FREE! There will be fun activities and crafts for the kids as well.

Cookies & Crafts with Santa
From 11 AM – 1PM head over to Pembroke Mall for FREE crafts and cookies with Santa. This will be in the Target Wing. Pembroke Mall is located at 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. in Virginia Beach.

Candy Cane Hunt
Bring your stocking for a candy cane hunt, stories, songs, and a craft! This is for all ages at the Jordan-Newby Branch Library at 961 Park Ave. in Norfolk at 12 PM.

Holiday Craft Extravaganza
The whole family will enjoy making a unique craft as a gift or for hanging on the tree at the Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library at 111 W. Ocean View Ave. in Norfolk. This will be for all ages on the 2nd floor from 12 PM-3PM.

Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade
From 6-8PM the annual Christmas Parade by the City of Chesapeake and the Chesapeake Rotary Club will be going on. Click this link to get a map of where the parade will be. 

TowneBank Holiday Parade at the Beach
Head over to Virginia Beach for a fun holiday parade. This will be from 5:30 PM – 9PM on 15th Street and Atlantic.

Sunday
Cookies and Pictures with Santa at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church
Head over to Great Neck Road for pictures with Santa. This will take place at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church (1871 North Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach) from 12-2PM. There will also be a reading of the Christmas story, crafts, cookies, and a picture with Santa. Tickets are $15 in advance ($5 for siblings with a max charge of $25) and $20 at the door. To order tickets, e-mail carrie@francisasburyumc.org.

Bethlehem Walk
King’s Grant Presbyterian Church is having their “Bethlehem Walk” from 4-6:30 PM. Hear about the story at the well, worship with the Rabbi in the synagogue, see Roman soldiers, shepherds and their flocks, and the nativity scene. This is free and family friendly! This is located at 745 Little Neck Road in Virginia Beach.

Have a fun weekend!

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