The colors of fall are on full display throughout the city, and November is filled with family-friendly holiday festivities for everyone to enjoy. From parties in the Oceanfront and ViBe Districts, to a dazzling light show at the boardwalk, we have much for which to be thankful this month in Virginia Beach.
ViBe Creative District
The 1st Friday of each month is cause for a party in Virginia Beach’s ViBe Creative District. Celebrate local businesses and the arts from 4pm to 7pm in our arts and entertainment community. The monthly event takes place on 17th-22nd Streets, from Pacific to Parks Avenues. If you haven’t spent much time in the ViBe, join in on the walking tour, which begins at Crocs at 4pm. The guided tour will escort you through all the sights, sounds and tastes of the eclectic neighborhood.
November 2 & November 9
24th Street Park (Nov. 2) & Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum (Nov. 9)
Come out to Atlantic Avenue to enjoy a variety of music, dining specials, sidewalk sales, street art, special hotel rates and more! In their second year, Party! on Atlantic is welcoming everyone back for another weekend of fun, and yes, there’s free on-street parking! This year, they've also added two additional days, so if you can't make one, worry not! Performances will be held on the 24th and 31st Street Stages, as well as the grounds of the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum. The music kicks off Saturday’s at 3pm with local bands until 7pm. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the venues.
November 22 - December 31
2nd Street & the Virginia Beach Boardwalk
This festive drive-through light show features a twinkling journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach Boardwalk, from 8th Street to 22nd Street. Guests can tune their car radio in to hear holiday music synced with the light show, as they drive through festive fish, jumping dolphins, and frolicking porpoises, as well as Santa and his elves and much more. The Holiday Lights Merry Mile is open nightly 5:30pm-10pm, Sunday through Thursday, and 5:30pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday.
November 29 - December 1
Virginia Beach Convention Center
The Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, features quality fine arts, & crafts, collectibles, holiday fashions and decor, shabby chic and vintage recreations, handcrafted edibles, reclaimed furniture, jewelry, unique gifts and thousands of holiday home decorating ideas. With over 250 artisans each year, this event is one of our favorite ways to kick off the holiday season and begin checking off those shopping lists. In the time for giving, receive $1 off admission with canned food donations for the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia.