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What's happening in Hampton? If it's fun and exciting, you'll know all about it when you check our regularly updated events calendar. Get the details up to four months in advance and you'll have plenty of time to make your plans and have a good time in Hampton.

December 2019 EVENTS

06 | Annual Holiday and Kwanzaa Marketplace (6-7)

Annual Holiday and Kwanzaa Marketplace (6-7)You are cordially invited to join the Hampton University Museum for our Holiday and Kwanzaa Marketplace on December 7-8.

Hampton University Museum
Free Admission

06 | Phoebus Annual Holiday Illumination

Join us for the 8th Annual Historic Phoebus Holiday 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.

Festivities will take place on Mellen Street

07 | 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

13 | Hampton Holly Days: Lighted Boat Parade

Hampton Holly Days: 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

14 | Hampton Holly Days: Holiday Open House

As part of Hampton Holly Days weekend, you can enjoy heirloom ornament making, live holiday music, train displays, face painting and more family fun to get you in the spirit of the season. Christmas music from from 12-2:30 pm, and acoustic arrangements of seasonal favorites by Louis Vangieri, 2:30-4 pm.Explore over 400 years of the city’s past from the days of the Kecoughtan Indians to Space Race in the Hampton History Galleries. On the second floor, view 45 extraordinary watercolor drawings and maps in the special exhibit “Civil War Journey: The Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden.

Hampton History Museum
Free Admission

14 | Hampton Holly Days: Illuminated Parade

Hampton Holly Days: Illuminated Parade Celebrate the holidays at the Peninusla's largest illuminated parade. Enjoy lighted floats, high school bands, drill teams and Santa Claus.

Downtown Hampton
Free Admission