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  • November 2017 Events in Virginia Beach

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    2017 Virginia Beach National Games

    November 3 - 4

    The Virginia Beach Field House will play host to the Virginia Beach National Games on November 3rd and 4th. The Virginia Beach Nationals is a belt championship competition for middle school, high school and open divisions and attracts competitors from all over the United States. This is the only “red championship belt” event in the country. Pin down a time to get a front row seat at an event created by wrestlers for wrestlers. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Find more information regarding schedules and weigh-ins. 

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    3rd Annual Coastal Auto Show Virginia

    November 18 - 19

    Kick your fall into high gear and head to the Coastal Virginia Auto show. Auto aficionados aplenty will be venturing to the Virginia Beach Convention Center from November 18th to the 19th to find something old, something new and definitely some surprises in store during the 3rd annual auto show. From demonstrations and displays to celebrity appearances, the family-friendly event offers up fun, giveaways and plenty of automobile gawking. Participants in the show compete in categories such as Pro Street Wild, Modern Muscle and Antiques. Be the first to judge for yourself how many of the entries are a true testament to auto greatness. Find more information and purchase tickets here

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    Planes Trains and Santa

    November 24 - 26

    The Military Aviation Museum in conjunction with the Tidewater Division of the National Model Railroad Association is bringing its 8th model train show to Virginia Beach. From November 24th through the 26th, model train enthusiasts can head to the Military Aviation Museum on Princess Anne Road to see intricate layouts by Tidewater O Gauge Association, South Hampton Roads N-Trak Club, Tidewater S Gauge Association, Tidewater Modular Railroad Club, and Tidewater Live Steamers, among others. Santa Claus pops in for a visit at 11 a.m. on both days. The standard daily admission ticket prices for the museum apply: $15 for adults. Children 12 and under get in free! 

    35th Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market

    36th Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market

    November 24 - 26

    There is no better place to kick-off your holiday shopping than at the Virginia Beach Christmas Market. Black Friday marks the beginning of this Virginia Beach holiday tradition with more than 250 fine artisans and crafters from more than 25 states. From November 24th through the 26th work off that extra slice of pumpkin pie with a stroll around the Virginia Beach Convention Center to explore what has been called one of the "100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows in the United States." Peruse unique holiday gifts and decor or even special pieces to add to your own collection. Photographers, potters, jewelers and toy makers are just a small sampling of the handmade artisans selling their uniquely crafted pieces. Admission is priced at $8 for adults and $2 for children ages 6-12 and is good for all three days. This year, receive $1 off by bringing a canned food donation to the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. Admission is free with a donation of blood to the Red Cross. Find more details 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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