Holiday Fun in Hampton – 2022

The holiday season is filled with cheerful and bright fun in Hampton. Keep reading to learn about festive events to get you in the spirit. 

Bodacious Bazaar

Nov. 11-13

Knock out your holiday gift shopping early, with a plethora of goods to choose from! The Hampton Roads Convention Center will feature 350 quality vendors, artists, crafters, local businesses and wonderful Virginia wineries all weekend long.

Whimsical Winter Wonderland

Nov. 19

The Hampton Coliseum will transform into a Winter Wonderland with fun for the whole family! Enjoy performances by circus artists, take festive pictures in the photo booth, get a face paint or temporary tattoo, and more. Don’t miss this free event! 

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Nov. 26

Get in the holiday spirit with a charming musical at the American Theatre.

Phoebus Holiday Illumination & Craft Market

Dec. 3

Pair your holiday shopping with a lively outdoor street festival, complete with 50+ local artisans, an ugly sweater contest, kids’ activities, food trucks, music, a tree lighting, and santa! Free and open to the public.

Hampton University Museum 29th Annual Holiday & Kwanzaa Marketplace

Dec. 7-10

Discover one of a kind gifts at this annual marketplace, support the local community while perusing the Hampton University Museum Shop, and enjoy special entertainment each day! Saturday, December 10th will be family day with special activities for kids. RSVP for family day at 757-727-5308.

Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade

Dec. 10

The Hampton River will come to life as a fleet of decorated boats parade past the waterfront. Santa will arrive by boat to take pictures with you, and live music, holiday treats and kids’ activities will be available all day long! Free and open to the public.

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

Dec. 10

Brighten your holidays with this magical, eye-popping theatrical performance in complete darkness. Lightwire, who has performed on America’s Got Talent, brings stories to life in ways that will mesmerize children of all ages.

Breakfast with Santa at the Grey Goose

Dec. 10, 17 & 24

Don’t miss your chance to dine with Santa at The Grey Goose! Reserve your spot online for one of 3 Saturdays in December.

Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland

Dec. 11

Usher in the magic of the holidays with a world-class musical circus performance at the Hampton Coliseum, featuring acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. Book your tickets before they sell out! 

Holiday Wonder Walk 

Dec. 19-25

Every night from 5-8 pm, the Waterwalk Path behind the Hampton Coliseum will transform into an illuminated wonderland! Enjoy some crisp holiday air under the glow of the lights with your family, all for free