HRVA Happenings

Erin Ward
Erin Ward
Published on December 6, 2019

There is a lot happening in the 757 this weekend! Here are just a few of the local events that caught our eye! If you have an event coming up let us know! Our lists are seen by over 2k HRVA locals per week!

Friday, December 6th

Dickens After Dark – Fireside Roast & Toast-Norfolk Join us for a fun “After Dark” event inside Nauticus’ Dickens’ Christmas Towne. Featuring fire pits on the Nauticus pier, delicious s’mores by S’MORES AMORE, hand-crafted cocktails, local craft beer, food pop’s up by Bings_BBQ and 757 Crave Downtown, specialty coffees by Cure Coffeehouse, live music and more! Admission to Dickens After Dark is $5pp. Purchase tickets online or at the door. Proceeds from admission benefit the Nauticus Foundation.

Holiday Happy Hour at the Glass Studio-Norfolk Join us for a Holiday Happy Hour at the Perry Glass Studio. Watch lively glassblowing demonstrations, pick up gifts for all your loved ones, and have a drink or two. There will be snacks. Free for Museum Members and $5 for all others.

Holiday Lighting and Open House at the Virginia Beach SPCA Take a couple hours to surround yourself with the best kind of holiday spirit – the four-legged kind. Wrap up the first week of December with a tree lighting for the animals, a Parade of Pooches, light hors d’oeuvres, and festive beverages. Stop by to meet our CEO and staff, visit with adoptable animals, get a kickstart on some holiday shopping, and put an ornament on our holiday tree. It will be a special evening, and we hope to see you there!

Holiday Classics: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation-Norfolk As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs. (1989, PG-13, 87mins)

ViBe’s First Friday Art in the Dark Mural Tour-Virginia Beach Bring your flashlight and your friends or pup. Starting at 1701 (free parking) and touring over 1 mile of art along 17th and 18th Streets and popping into businesses hosting featured artists events. We’ll add a little light to your outfit for safety too with glow in the dark accessories.

Saturday, December 7th

Selden Market Holiday Party-Norfolk The shops of Selden Market invite our closest friends, family, and patrons to celebrate the holidays in our home. Bring your loved ones for a festive evening of cocktails, dancing, complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and a very special night time market experience.

Fair Trade Festival at O’Connor’s-Norfolk Join us at O’Connor Brewing Co. on December 7th and 8th for a unique shopping experience just in time for the holidays! The 18th Annual Fair Trade Festival offers Fair Trade coffee, chocolate, tea, gifts and more. Support local businesses who are supporting our community as well as developing communities around the world.

Christmas Market on Main-Yorktown Yorktown’s Christmas Market on Main Street is the event shoppers look forward to all year. And this time, with more than 100 vendors, artists, and food trucks–it promises to be the biggest market yet! The diverse selection of vendors will have a little of everything—from alpaca products to Christmas ornaments and wreaths, to Haitian metal art.

Krampusnacht at Maker’s Craft-Norfolk It’s a holiday that feels a lot more like Halloween than Christmas. On Krampusnacht, men dressed as Krampus drink a bunch of alcohol, run through the streets, and frighten children. Traditionally, St. Nicholas and Krampus appear together, working as a team. St. Nicholas rewards the good children, while Krampus punishes the naughty ones. Celebrate with unique curiosities/oddities vendors, food, raffles, and BEER!!!

A Christmas Carol at Virginia Stage Company-Norfolk
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. ❄️

Sunday, December 8th

Santa, S’mores & More-Virginia Beach Join us for our Santa, S’mores and More event! Bring the family and come MEET SANTA! Enjoy selfies with Santa (pictures on your personal phones/cameras for no additional charge), crafts with elves, toy drive for less fortunate kids with the Noblemen, bonfires where you can roast your own s’mores! Hot dogs, hot chocolate, cider and additional s’mores will be available for purchase! (1 s’more included per ticket)

Brunch with Santa at New Realm Brewing-Virginia Beach Not only can your family meet Santa & Mrs. Clause but we will have an ugly sweater contest, Christmas movies and Christmas music playing. Mrs. Clause will be reading a story as well.

Christmas Tree Market at OBC-Norfolk Join us Sunday, December 8th from 12-3pm for a Christmas Tree Market!! Eggleston will be providing the trees, and will secure them to your cars for safe transportation!

Hand Lettering Ornaments Workshop at Kitsch-Norfolk In this workshop, you will learn the basics of faux calligraphy and create a few festive holiday ornaments to keep or give away this holiday season. This workshop will give you the skills to jazz up your holiday cards and packages and give all your friends and family handwriting envy.

Candles & Cocktails, Candle Making Workshop-Virginia Beach First you’ll choose your favorite fragrance from the candle bar. Next, you’ll customize your own super chic label with your signature. Then you’ll heat your wax and hand pour your candle. Then you’ll enjoy a cocktail tasting* at Chesapeake Bay Distillery while your candle sets. We’ll be walking next door to the distillery where you can taste a flight of mixed drinks made with local rum, vodka, tequila, and whiskey from Chesapeake Bay Distillery. *Your cocktail tasting is included in the price of your ticket. Your candle will be packaged in a chic white 9oz jar with a modern gold label. There will be light appetizers provided before and after the cocktail tasting. Plus, you’ll have a chance to browse and sniff specially priced Sugar and Grace Co candles while you’re here.

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