This November, Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of a Seasonal Lightshow, Have a Chat with Saint Nick Himself, Take-in the Illumination of a 30 ­ft. Tree and much more

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (October 18, 2016) – The colors of fall are on full display throughout VB, and November is filled with family friendly holiday festivities for everyone to enjoy. After all, living the life means enjoying it year ­round, even after summer ends. With competitors matching wits in the ring, a spectacle of lights along the beach, visits to Santa’s Village and more, Virginia Beach is thankful for an entertaining month ahead and invites visitors to come be a part of the excitement.


Cheer on competitors at the Virginia Beach Field House during the Virginia Beach National Games (Nov. 5-6), the first and only national wrestling event in the state opening competition to middle school, high school and open divisions, all competing f. This non­profit organization is run by former competitors – wrestlers, coaches and officials – who have poured their heart into the sport for years.


Santa's Seaside Village is back again at the Resort Beach (Nov. 27­Dec. 31), bringing coastal vibes to the festive season. The village will enthrall the young and young­at­heart with carnival rides, animated displays of Santa’s busy elves, building and shipping toys, and live entertainment from carolers and storytellers. Shop for quaint holiday presents and visit Papa Elf, himself!

One of Virginia Beach’s favorite yule tide traditions has returned! McDonald’s Holiday Lights at  the Beach  (Nov. 18 – Jan. 1) is a winter staple at the Resort Beach, welcoming thousands of families each year. Children of all ages can take in the three mile spectacle of nautically themed holiday lights with the accompaniment of a selection of holiday music narrating the light show of festive fish, frolicking dolphins, surfing Santa and more. The “fanta­sea” of lights is sure to dazzle and amaze travelers.

The holidays are coming to Virginia Beach’s downtown district, when Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Center) (Nov. 19). Join the free family friendly festivities, including visits with Santa, a laser light show, carolers, balloon artists and the illumination of a 30-foot Christmas tree.

Those wanting to get an early start on their holiday shopping list will find inspiration at the 35th Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market (Nov. 25-27), named one of the “100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows in the United States.” A $7 fee grants three days’ admission to browse the works of more than 250 artisans from 25 states offering fine   arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood crafts, toys,  photography, fiber arts and Christmas collectibles. This amazing market, located inside the Virginia Beach Convention Center in the heart of the Resort Beach, is a great place to start the hunt for unique one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts, personalized stocking stuffers or a stunning decor for the holidays.

Enjoy the fun this November in Virginia Beach, or begin planning your visit for later in the year. Who knows; maybe a vacation to Virginia Beach is the perfect gift for that special someone this year. To learn more about Virginia Beach, plan a stay or request a complimentary vacation guide, contact the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau by calling 1­800­ VA­BEACH  or go to