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Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade

December 10, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Hampton River will come to life as a fleet of decorated boats parade past the Downtown Hampton waterfront. The parade runs from 6:00-7:30 pm and concludes with an awards ceremony at 8:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public!

Santa Arrives at The Docks by Boat

Santa will arrive by boat at 2:00 pm. Join Santa for a complementary photo by S&B Photo Studios, LLC.

Following the parade, Santa will rejoin the fun dockside from 7:15-8:15 pm to provide one last chance for your family to visit with him!

Live Music & Holiday Treats

The Landing Hotel and Bull Island Brewery will offer fun holiday treats, hot chocolate and adult holiday beverages for purchase.

DJ Mander with Melody & Co will be entertaining the crowd with fun family games and holiday music starting at 2:00 pm.

The Colonial Singers and Brass wind will entertain spectators throughout the evening beginning at 5:00 pm, alternating sets and concluding at 9:00 pm. Don’t miss the party at the Downtown Hampton Maritime Center!

Kids Activities

Shored Up will be set-up with oyster displays and fun, oyster-related facts for the whole family. Educational Activities take place from 2:00-5:00 pm.

Face Painter, Mandy Smith, will be on site from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm providing free face painting for children.


December 10, 2022
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Docks at Downtown Hampton
710 Settlers Landing Rd
Hampton, VA United States
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