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  • December 2017 Events in Virginia Beach

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    2017 Gymstrada Invitational

    December 1 - 3

    See to it that you tumble your way down to the Virginia Beach Convention Center for a full introduction to the power and awe of levels 2 through 10 and Xcel gymnastics. From December 1st through the 3rd, Gymstrada is hosting their 2017 competitive gymnastics meet including individual and team competitions on vault, bars, beam, floor and all-around. Each competitive age group will receive individual awards and all-around awards. Spectator admission to the event is $20 per day or $25 for the entire weekend. Level 8,9 and 10 gymnastics requires such precision and skill, you should be on the lookout for the next Olympian. Find more meet details here

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    Winter Wine Celebration

    December 2

    Finish your holiday shopping and start celebrating early at the Winter Wine Celebration hosted by the Virginia Wineries Association. From noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 2nd, head over to the Virginia Convention and let your palette explore the tastes of Virginia wine country. The convention center turns into a winter wonderland complete with a light show and unique gifts for the wine lovers in your life (including yourself). Don’t miss the Tacky Sweater Contest and the talents of acoustic guitarist/vocalist Justin Furlow. Tickets start at $30. Find more scheduling and ticket information here

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    Virginia Holiday Duals 2017

    December 8 - 10

    Wrestle maniacs have plenty to keep them busy in the fall and winter in Virginia Beach. From December 8th through the 10th, the Virginia Challenge Holiday Duals will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Sanctioned by USA Wrestling, national caliber teams are competing for the tile of National Holiday Duals Championships. This year there will be 60 elementary school and 60 middle school teams competing. Wrestling teams and coaches should register now. Weigh-ins for the event begin on December 7th. Spectator admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Head here to pin down details

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    Great Outdoor Provision CO. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler

    December 16

    If you are in the market to take the edge off holiday shopping, then take part in the Surf-n-Santa "Dashing Through the Lights" 5-miler on December 16th. The event is a 5-mile run along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk under the twilight glow of holiday lights. "Dashing Through the Lights," presented by Bon Secours in Motion, is perfectly timed to ease stress while encouraging fun and fitness during the holiday season. Runners receive a 5-piece Santa suit and are encouraged to run the race as Santa against the backdrop of the McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the beach. Live music and libations are just a few post-race rewards awaiting all the participants at the Virginia Beach Convention Center finish line. Release your holiday stress and get a fun workout all in one crazy night. Current registration is priced at $50 (the longer you wait, the higher the price). Register online and get more event information here

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    iFly

    (Year Round)

    Indoor skydiving may sound like the stuff of legend, but hold onto your hair. iFly continues to excite by creating true free fall conditions just like you would experience in traditional skydiving without having to jump from a plane. iFly's vertical wind tunnel simulates the conditions for skydiving while allowing divers to safely float or "fly" on a cushion of air. Children and adults alike can become a flyer with no experience at all. During the winter, iFly is open Sundays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Flights begin at $59.95 and vary depending on flight time and number of people. Simply book your flight time, get a bit of instruction beforehand and then prepare to take flight. 

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    Virginia Beach Adventure Park

    (Year Round)

    Take your journey to new heights with the dynamic zip line courses offered at this aerial forest park. As an addition to the natural wonders of the Virginia Aquarium, Adventure Park can expand your horizons even further. A series of zip line trails take you a little closer to the clouds with courses that are not only physically challenging, but also an astounding way to explore the beauty of nature. With trails tailored to a variety of ages and activity levels, five wooded acres and 170 platforms, each adventure is effortlessly unique. The park is located between the Marsh Pavilion, the Bay and Ocean Pavilion of the aquarium. Admission to the Adventure Park starts at $38 for children aged 7 to 11. Adults can enjoy the park priced at $41. Children between the ages of 5 and 6 may enter for free. Fall hours are from September 5th through the 30th: Closed Mondays. Tuesdays through Thursday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Find more information and book your adventure here

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    False Cape State Park

    (Year Round)

    The 3,844-acre state park is one of the last remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic coast. This stretch of the coast which barriers both the Atlantic and Back Bay is a mile wide and boasts almost 6 miles of unspoiled beaches. False Cape State Park features guided kayak trips, primitive campsites, hiking and biking trails and the peaceful beauty of serene beaches. The park is accessible by foot, bicycle, beach transportation, tram or boat. The Back Bay Restoration Foundation operates a tram that leaves from the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge and travels to False Cape State Park. The tram only operates April 1st through October 31st. False Cape State Park is open dawn to dusk, for those not camping, so hikers and bikers must be out of the refuge by dusk. Find more information here

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    Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    (Year Round)

    A unique stretch of watershed, the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge was established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a 4,589 acre refuge to provide a feeding and resting habitat for migratory birds. As the metropolitan area of Virginia Beach began to grow drastically in the 1980s, preservation measures allowed for the refuge to more than double in size. During the fall/winter migration tundra swans, snow and Canada geese and ducks visit the refuge. In addition, loggerhead turtles, piping, plovers, the bald eagle and brown pelican also find refuge in the park. There are more than 8 miles of scenic trails and a visitor welcome center to assist with programming and educational opportunities. 

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    First Landing State Park

    (Year Round)

    The location of this park marks the place where English colonists first landed in 1607. The narrow waterways and cypress swamps have provided haven for pirates, Native Americans and Union and Confederate patrols during the Civil War. A colorful past lends itself to a listing in the National Register of Historic Places, for those history buffs who like to combine a little bit of history with naturally astonishing hikes. First Landing State park is the the most visited state park in Virginia. Even with a proximity so close to Virginia Beach, it is an oasis with 20 miles of trails and 1.5 miles of Chesapeake Bay beach frontage. Cabins, campsites, picnic areas, boat ramps and bicycle rentals are all available on site and the day use areas are open from 8 a.m. to dusk. Your new wildlife adventure awaits among the marshes and bays of this one of a kind naturally beautiful state park. 

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