HRVA Happenings

Erin Ward
Erin Ward
Published on December 20, 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 20th

Christmas on the farm-Chesapeake Come Visit Santa, Pony rides, kids barrel train, playground, petting farm, lights around the farm store & barn, hot cocoa, fresh baked goods, personalized gifts, & so much more!

Makers Craft Brewery Happy Hour at Hank’s-Norfolk We’re featuring our friends at Makers Craft Brewery for our gold-rated happy hour! We’ll have 4 of their specialties on tap and there may be an extra treat for tasting! Featured Beers: CJ DIPA, Sweet Stout, English Pub Ale, and Ginger Wheat

Dickens’ Christmas Towne-Norfolk 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!

Escape! Nightmare Mansion Christmas Edition-Virginia Beach A little FEAR to go with your HOLIDAY cheer…
This December explore the darker side of Christmas with Virginia Beach’s NEW ultra dark + immersive ESCAPE ROOM – Now decorated lavishly for the Holidays.
The room has a few new tricks and puzzles in it’s stocking. Space is limited. Don’t be shy, make your reservation today. The room is waiting…

Night Before Christmas at Hunter House Victorian Museum-Norfolk Your child can experience the classic children’s story in an interactive manner throughout the rooms of the museum. Santa will be our special guest at this evening event. Please limit adults to two chaperones per child, free of charge. (Space limited, maximum of 6 children per hourly showing)

Ugly sweater and holiday onesie party at Pixels-Norfolk Come celebrate in your ugliest sweater or coziest onesie!!! 🎄
🎹 Live music from The Button Mashers at 9.
🎅 Santa will be walking around pointing out who’s naughty or nice. 😇😈
🍺🍔Food and drink specials all night!

Saturday, December 21st

VB Flea Holiday Special The VB Flea is back with a special Holiday Flea, this Saturday, December 21.

GET YOUR LAST MINUTE SHOPPING DONE IN COMPLETE AND ABSOLUTE STYLE! We host the VB Flea at The Alley, directly behind Three Ships Coffee at the oceanfront, in the heart of the VIBE Creative District. Half a block away and coinciding with the Old Beach Farmers Market. We feature carefully curating vendors, from local and regional pickers, artists, artisans and junkers. Not that bad junk, only good junk!

Old Beach Holiday Farmers Market-Virginia Beach Ho, ho, ho and dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, y’all. We’ve made it to the end of the year, and we’re rocking around the Christmas menorah this month, celebrating all the miracles of the season. Come on out to 19th & Cypress to get enough grub & gifts from OBFM, Old Beach Green Market & Old Beach Art Market to make the grinchiest of Grinches giggle with glee.

Anti-Craft DIY Denim Workshop at Selden-Norfolk DIY Denim Workshop – 1pm-4pm, $30 // Ages 12+
Customize your own denim pieces or purchase pieces to make your own. Register for the workshop at [email protected] @mosvintage onsite for vintage denim purchases.
Fee includes:
+ Customizing supplies
+ Drinks and dessert
+ 15% off purchases from KOR Vintage & LOUD Accessories on day of event.

Skate with Santa-Virginia Beach Bring out the kiddos to skate with the BIG GUY!
Ol’ St. Nick is hitting the ice for a special afternoon at VB ICE! Bring your cameras ~ you won’t want to miss these memories.

Snackbar Jones at The Hunt Room-Virginia Beach This weekend head out to The Hunt Room for proper cocktails and LIVE music by Snackbar Jones. Starting at 930PM this Saturday.

Retro Holiday Soiree at Pilot House-Virginia Beach The swinging 60’s were famous for good parties, and they sure knew how to look good while throwing them. We’re giving a nod to this classic party era with an evening full of live tunes, special brews and a night that’s sure to be lit like a Christmas tree! ✨

– Soft Static 🍒🥃🍊Old Fashioned-Inspired Strong Ale | 8.9% ABV (aged on bourbon oak spirals, maraschino cherries, and orange peels)
– Five Dollar Word 🍷🍒🍯 Red Wheatwine | 7.7% ABV
– Brain Candy 🍫🍯🍬Toffee Honey Chocolate Porter | 6.0% ABV

POP-UP GIFT SHOP (2-7:00pm):
Empowered Plant Cakes
For All Handkind
Custom Made Music
– Nada.Lit.Vintage
– Mac + Finn Designs
All Good Craft Granola Bars

Musicplayer (4-7:00pm)
Multitalented musical duo performing an eclectic set of covers from yesterday and today!
SIr Lord Thomas (7-9:30pm)
All vinyl DJ set spinning classic hits and deep cuts.

Come dressed in your best retro party threads, and get creative – prizes will be given our for best costumes!

Sunday, December 22nd

PHSO XMAS 11: Wild West Xmas Shine yer saddle and wax yer chaps for PHSO XMAS 11: A WILD WEST XMAS! Adorn your finest Rhinestone Cowboy & Cowgirl outfits and join in the celebration that’s been going on longer than your freaking dog has been alive! We’ll have music from ELVIS + your special dudes in PHSO, delicious beer from YVBC and guest special host Tony Clifton! HO HO HO ♥

Liberatus DIY Ornament Pop-Up-Norfolk Come shop a selection of Liberatus Jewelry and stamp your own customized ornament! This will be your one-stop shop for all your last-minute holiday gifts! Gift-wrapping included! We’ve got you covered!

Painting with Baby Goats in Christmas Sweaters at Waterside-Norfolk Let’s be clear….the goats will not be painting….you will be painting with WITH GOATS! This means that you will have tons of extremely adorable baby goats in Christmas Sweaters all around you while you paint ! You will be allowed to pet them, cuddle them, snuggle them, love them, feed them bottles and use them as inspiration for your painted masterpiece! This event will be outside on the back patio of Waterside. Please dress for the weather.

Breakfast Buffet with Santa at Sage Kitchen-Virginia Beach CALLING ALL ELVES for our ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA BUFFET! Eat, Drink, And Be Merry with us Saturday, December 22nd, from 8am-Noon in Virginia Beach.

New this year:
• The kiddos can enjoy our festive, create your own pancake
• Reindeer hopping race with prizes for kiddos
• Exciting toy demos

• Pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage
• Egg station – any way you want them, with plenty of add-ins
• Dessert station
• Gingerbread house making

Meet the Grinch at Catch 31-Virginia Beach Meet the GRINCH!! Mark your calendars now to bring your family to GRUNCH. 💚Join us every Sunday in December to watch the movie and meet the Grinch, we will feast, feast, feast on a delicious brunch inspired by the Grinch.

Hunt Club Farm Christmas Market-Virginia Beach Come shop for your special holiday treasures in the Hunt Club Farm Market, featuring unique country novelties and charming gifts. You will be delighted in the assortment of items we have on hand! Hunt Club Farm sells Virginia grown Frasier Fir Christmas trees. Each year our trees arrive freshly-cut from White Top, Virginia the week of Thanksgiving.
Frasier Firs are fragrant, soft, short-needled trees. They are relatively slow growers so they tend to keep their needles very well. Get a good look – the lot crew takes special care to stand up as many trees as possible, giving each one plenty of space, to help you find the right tree for your precious ornaments every year.

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