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Events

December 2017 EVENTS


01 | Phoebus Annual Holiday Illumination

Join us for the fifth annual illumination event! Shop with Phoebus merchants for special deals, and more. There will special performances and Santa will even stop by! Mallory Street, Mellen Street and Hope Street in Phoebus. 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Free Admission.

Festivities will take place on Mellen Street
Free
757-727-0808
http://phoebusvaevents.com

02 | Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric ChristmasAudiences of all ages will be captivated by Lightwire Theater’s dazzling visuals and unique menagerie of characters that magically appear out of the darkness. Combining the arts of puppetry, theater and dance with the music of timeless holiday hits, this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope creates a truly one-of-a-kind, inspired and exhilarating holiday experience that will be a treasured memory for years to come. Since bursting to national acclaim after appearing as semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent and winning the top honors on TRU TV’s Fake Off, Lightwire Theater has gone on to enthrall audiences worldwide with their unique combination of skill and grace as told through the technological innovations of moving light characters.

The American Theatre
$45/$35
757/722-2787
https://www.hamptonarts.net

08 | 29th Annual Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade

29th Annual Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat ParadeCruise into the spirit of the holiday season. More than 20 boats are expected to participate. This highly anticipated parade of illuminated power and sail boats will be visible from anywhere along the Hampton River, however spectators wanting to hear the narration will want to find a spot near the Hampton Maritime Center.

Downtown Hampton waterfront
Free Admission
757/727-1276
http://www.downtownhampton.com

09 | Hampton Holiday Market

Celebrate Small Business Saturday by supporting local farmers, artists, and craftspeople! The Butcher, the Baker, and the Candlestick Maker…Whether you are searching for a holiday gift for the family, friends, or as a treat to yourself, you’re sure to find it at the Hampton Holiday Market. The market features heritage foods, arts and traditional crafts, demonstrations, roasted chestnuts, hot cider, entertainment, and more.

Hampton History Museum
Free Admission
757-727-1610
http://www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

09 | Fort Monroe Mistletoe Homes Tour

Celebrate the season with a walking tour of four of Fort Monroe's most beautiful, historic home, decorated for the holidays. The Chamberlin and the Casemate Museum will also be hosting free open houses. Tours require some walking and will be rain or shine. Please be advised that these are private homes and not handicapped accessible. Advance tickets must be redeemed at Building #17I, 8 Ruckman Road, on the day of the event. For full event details, visit our website.

Fort Monroe
$20 per person in advance; $25 the day of the event
757/637-7778
http://fmauthority.com

09 | Hampton Holly Days Parade

Hampton Holly Days Parade Experience the largest illuminated parade on the Peninsula at 7:15 p.m. in downtown Hampton. The City of Hampton is pleased to announce Col. Caroline M. Miller, Commander, 633rd Air Base Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, and Dr. David Bowles, Director of the NASA Langley Research Center, as grand marshals. Langley turned 100 in 2016 and NASA Langley turns 100 in 2017. Hampton Holly Days Parade will feature over 70 units, including beautiful floats, marching bands, beauty queens, military honor units, and everyone’s favorite holiday guest…Santa Claus!

Downtown Hampton
Free Admission
757-727-8311
http://www.hampton.gov/parks

09 | A Darlene Love Christmas - Love for the Holidays

A Darlene Love Christmas - Love for the HolidaysNo Christmas star shines quite as bright as the talent of the legendary Darlene Love. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will bring holiday cheer to the American Theatre with songs that span her celebrated career in the music industry. From her early days as part of Phil Spector’s wall of sound hit factory to Broadway roles in Hairspray and Grease and a subject in the Academy Award-winning film, Twenty Feet From Stardom, Love will rock the house with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performance. Love helped launch more than 100 hit songs, including the number one Billboard hit, ”He’s a Rebel,” and her holiday anthem, ”Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

The American Theatre
$60/$50
757/722-2787
https://www.hamptonarts.net

10 | Hampton Roads Philharmonic Winter Classics & Holiday Favorites

Hampton Roads Philharmonic Winter Classics & Holiday FavoritesThis December, join the Hampton Roads Philharmonic for a winter-themed classical program, with a pops-style twist.  Come hear how the coldest times have inspired some of the greatest composers.  Along the way, shake off some winter gloom with seasonal favorites such as The Skater's Waltz, Sleigh Ride, and a special guest narration of "A Visit from St. Nick."

The American Theatre
$20
757/722-2787
https://www.hamptonarts.net/

10 | Holly Days Concert and Tree Lighting

Holly Days Concert and Tree LightingJoin us for our Holiday Concert with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic. Tree lighting of the largest Holly Tree on the Post located in Cannon Park will begin at 5:30 pm featuring a special visit from Santa Claus. Fort Monroe Theatre. 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m Free Admission. http://www.fmauthority.com (42 Tidball Rd. Fort Monroe, VA 23651)

Fort Monroe
Free
757/637-7778
http://www.fmauthority.com/