With the holiday season in Virginia Beach comes a beach scene with a decidedly more local vibe and a wave of holiday activities that can only be experienced in our coastal city. 'Tis the season to trade your snow shovel for a Virginia Beach vacation and fill your days with Christmas cheer with a little bit of seaside flair. When you have a whole coastal city at your fingertips, a winter getaway to the beach is the gift that keeps on giving.
Keep it together for the holidays with the best events, shopping, and attractions of the season from Norfolk and Virginia Beach! Experience all the festive fun of both cities with one free pass! From Winterfest on the Battleship Wisconsin to the Town Center Snow Globe Spectacular, and every hot-chocolate-worthy experience in between, we’ve got a nice list of reasons to enjoy your hometowns for the holidays!
The Bayport Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach is the perfect event to attend during the 2021 holiday season! Guests drive their vehicles on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk through holiday, nautical, and adventure-themed light displays, listening on their radios to a soundtrack playing traditional holiday music. Festive fish, musical crabs, and hard-working elves – all in brightly colored lights against the moonlit Atlantic Ocean - are the stars of BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach. They are joined by Surfing Santa and a 40-foot tall dancing light Christmas tree! The magical light display features fish swimming overhead, color-changing archways, and light fixtures that pay tribute to the region’s Armed Forces community.
This gift guide is for that person on your list with a wanderlusting spirit, the one who appreciates the little things and the big things just alike, who loves something tastefully made – and tasty as well. We think they’ll be surprised with your pick(s). Happy shopping!
From Hilltop to The Artery, online and in person, check off your holiday shopping list in Virginia Beach this year.
Trade in your snow shovel for a Virginia Beach winter getaway and find yourself riding horses on the beach, taking in countless trails and sights, slurping down local oysters and seeing our largest annual guests: humpback whales!
When you have our coastal city at your fingertips, the possibilities for winter fun are endless!