Christmas parades, holiday shows, tree lightings, seasonal markets and more events this week

Plus: Enter to win two free tickets to Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra's upcoming Holiday Pops Concert!

An exciting announcement: Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s popular Holiday Pops Concerts return this weekend (Dec. 3 & 4), and WSO is giving away two free tickets to a reader of The Triangle. To enter the drawing, simply reply to this email and tell me why you’d like to go to the show. The deadline to respond is Wednesday, Nov. 30 by midnight, and all who reply will be entered to win. The winner will be notified by email and will be able to select a show time to attend.

Additionally, there are a bunch of great holiday events happening throughout the week. (Note that many of this week’s events will be held on multiple days and are thus listed in the “Multi-Day” category.)

On Thursday, Colonial Williamsburg hosts its annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Williamsburg Christmas Market will also be taking place that evening and will continue through Sunday. On Friday, Yorktown’s Christmas Tree Lighting will be held, and there will be a Celebration of the Yule Log event at CW.

More events are planned for Saturday, including the Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade, Christmas tree lightings in Toano and Newport News, Gloucester’s 2022 holiday parade and tree lighting, the Phoebus Holiday Illumination & Craft Market and the first Grand Illumination event of the season. Yorktown’s Christmas Market on Main and Viking Yuletide Celebration will also be held on both Saturday and Sunday.

If you’re hoping to catch a classic Christmas show this year, you won’t want to miss The Nutcracker, presented by SI Dance. The performances – featuring talented, local ballet dancers who rehearse for months leading up to the big event – will be held this Friday and Saturday.

Finally, Sunday brings several additional anticipated events, including Cookies with Santa in Yorktown and Williamsburg’s annual Christmas Parade.

Now to the details.

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Holiday Events

Tuesday, Nov. 29

  • Register for “Santa Calling” – James City County & Williamsburg. Children aged nine and younger living in James City County or the City of Williamsburg can receive a free call from Santa on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5:45 – 8:00 pm! Arrangements have been made with the North Pole for Santa and Mrs. Claus to personally call each child who completes a registration form by Tuesday, Nov. 29. Registration forms are available here.
  • A Fugitive Christmas – Hennage Auditorium (Colonial Williamsburg). This play follows two fugitive soldiers on New Year’s Day in 1776 as they celebrate Christmastide while recovering in a military hospital. Requires art museum admission or a Good Neighbor pass plus a $5 event ticket. 11:00 – 11:45 am.

Thursday, Dec. 1

  • Paper Quilling Holiday Card – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). Make a beautiful holiday card using the technique of paper quilling. All supplies will be provided. For ages 13 through adult. 3:00 – 4:00 pm.
  • Ford’s Colony Model Railroad Show – Stryker Center (Williamsburg). The Ford’s Colony Model Railroad Club returns with elaborate operating layouts. The layouts can be viewed Saturday, Dec. 3, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, Dec. 4, 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
  • Virginia Evergreens – Hennage Auditorium (Colonial Williamsburg). Timothy Seaman will celebrate Virginia’s rich diversity of trees at this special musical event, which will be held before the Community Christmas Tree Lighting. Requires Art Museum Admission or a Good Neighbor pass plus a $10 event ticket. 3:30 – 4:30 pm.
  • Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Market Square (Colonial Williamsburg). This annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg. The festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. in front of the Courthouse steps, featuring a special reading of The Night Before Christmas. You’ll also hear the story of the first Christmas tree in Virginia and sing classic Christmas carols. Finally, Colonial Williamsburg’s 40-foot spruce tree, with over 7,500 twinkling lights, will be illuminated on Market Square. 5:00 – 5:30 pm.

Friday, Dec. 2

  • The Art-Full Tree – Art Museums (Colonial Williamsburg). Explore the museum’s exhibitions and view their 16-foot Christmas Tree for instruments, then drop in and make an ornament for your own tree. Requires Art Museum admission or a Good Neighbor pass. 10:15 – 12:00 pm.
  • Lighting on the Green – Walsingham Academy (Williamsburg). Celebrate the Christmas season with the annual Lighting on the Green celebration at Walsingham Academy. This event is open to everyone in the community. The evening’s activities will include musical performances by Walsingham students, a live nativity and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Free. 5:00 pm.
  • Yorktown Christmas Tree Lighting – Riverwalk Landing (Williamsburg). Yorktown’s annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting is a tradition that dates back to 1945. All are invited to gather this year at the Yorktown Victory Monument by 6:30 pm for live music, including a performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town. The procession will then make its way to Riverwalk Landing, where the tree lighting will begin. Then, stay for a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free. 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Yorktown’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held Friday, Dec. 2 at Riverwalk Landing. (Photo courtesy of York County).

Saturday, Dec. 3

  • Breakfast with Santa – Sage Kitchen at Anderson’s (Newport News). Sage Kitchen’s annual Breakfast with Santa event returns this year on Dec. 3. Breakfast begins at 8:00 am, followed by photo ops with Santa. There will be a full breakfast menu and special Christmas-themed pancakes for kids. Create your own gingerbread house for an additional $10. 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Phoebus Holiday Illumination & Craft Market – Mellen St. (Phoebus). This family-friendly, fun event will feature holiday arts and crafts, an ugly sweater contest, an antique car show, a live DJ, food trucks and Santa. A tree illumination will take place at 5:30 pm. Raffle ticket purchases will help benefit the Phoebus Neighborhood Food Drive. Free and open to the public. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Weinachtsmarkt – City Center at Oyster Point (Newport News). This holiday market honors Newport News’ German Sister City of Greifswald. You’ll find the perfect gift in the Christmas Shopping Court and enjoy live German music. You’ll also be able to sip Gluhwein & Wit’ner Wonderland beer from Tradition Brewing and select your own Newport News-grown Christmas tree! 1:00 – 8:00 pm.
  • Holly Jolly Jamboree – Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News). This event features an afternoon of holly, jolly fun. There will be activities for all ages, including crafts, games, treats, stories and photos with Santa. 1:00 – 4:30 pm.
  • Wreathing of the Lions – The Mariners’ Museum and Park (Newport News). Gather for an afternoon of holiday cheer at Lions Bridge, where The Bronze Door Society will host the annual wreathing of the four life-sized lion sculptures. created by Anna Hyatt Huntington. Bring your loved ones and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and holiday crafts. St. Nick will also stop by and share one of his favorite stories. Free. 1:30 – 3:30 pm.
  • Toano Christmas Tree Lighting – 7889 Richmond Rd. (Toano). All are invited to attend the 4th Annual Toano Christmas Tree Lighting, hosted by the Toano Historical Society. Attendees will enjoy Christmas music, food, wagon rides, a visit from Santa, crafts and games for kids and the tree lighting. The tree will be lit across from the Toano Post Office (7889 Richmond Rd). 3:00 – 7:00 pm.
  • Gloucester Christmas & Holiday Parade – Main Street (Gloucester). Gloucester’s Christmas & Holiday Parade and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held along Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 3. The parade begins at 3:00 pm and the tree lighting begins at 5:00 pm.
  • Holiday Tree Lighting and Festivities – City Center at Oyster Point (Newport News). City Center will be filled with live entertainment, an ice sculpting exhibition, food vendors, a Christmas market, strolling entertainers, children’s crafts, face painters and more leading up to the official lighting of the City Center holiday tree. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
  • Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade – Yorktown Waterfront (Yorktown). Enjoy pre-parade festivities beginning at 6 pm, including caroling, a musical performance by the Fires & Drums of York Town and complimentary hot cider. The boat parade will then finish out the evening, with the boats making their way down the river in a dazzling display of lights starting at 7 pm. Families are encouraged to bring flashlights. Please note: there are no rain dates for Yorktown’s weekend holiday events. Free. 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

The much-loved Lighted Boat Parade in Yorktown will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Photo courtesy of York County).

Sunday, Dec. 4

  • Toano Holiday Craft Bazaar and Vendor Fair – Toano Middle School (Toano). Toano Middle School’s PTSA is hosting a holiday craft bazaar and vendor fair on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Toano Middle School. A food truck will be present, and the public is invited to come and shop. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
  • Making a Difference at Christmas: A History of Toys for Tots – Lee Hall Depot (Newport News). Hear about the history of the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program, which was founded in 1947 and grew through the support of celebrities like Walt Disney. Admission is free, but guests are asked to bring one new, unwrapped toy to support this year’s Toys for Tots drive. 2:30 pm.
  • Cookies with Santa – The Gallery at York Hall invites families to attend this fun holiday event. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their cameras and take pictures of their children with Santa as they share their wish lists. Free. 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
  • Williamsburg Merry & Bright Christmas Parade – Downtown Williamsburg. The Merry & Bright 2022 Christmas Parade in Williamsburg will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4. This local tradition, which dates back to 1965, kicks off the holiday season with festive floats, live performances and a special visit from Santa. Floats will be illuminated and those attending the parade are encouraged to participate in the illumination by wearing light-up apparel and accessories. This year’s theme is Merry & Bright. Free. 5:00 pm.

Williamsburg’s Merry & Bright Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4. (Photo by Christin Nielsen/The Triangle).

Multi-Day

  • Williamsburg’s Seventh Annual Toy Drive – Marshalls and Walgreens (Williamsburg). The Williamsburg Police Department, in partnership with Williamsburg Human Services, presents the seventh annual “Stuff the Cruiser” Toy Drive. New, unwrapped toys for children (newborn to age 17) will be collected at Marshalls (1252 Richmond Rd.) on Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 am – 2 pm and Walgreens (1309 Richmond Rd.) on Sunday, Dec. 4, 10 am – 2 pm. Every toy donation goes a long way toward bringing joy to local children in need. Monetary donations can also be dropped off at the Williamsburg Police Station.
  • The Nutcracker presented by SI Dance – Crosswalk Church (Norge). Support an entire cast of local performers and enjoy a magical evening of The Nutcracker, presented by SI Dance. Months of rehearsals by these talented ballet dancers will culminate in two shows: one on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 pm and the other on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25-$30 and can be purchased here.
  • Christmas Market on Main – Enjoy one of Yorktown’s most anticipated events of the year: the Christmas Market on Main! Nearly 100 vendors will line the street selling everything from nautical paintings to handmade soaps to Christmas wreaths. The Town Crier will ring in the market at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by a performance from the Fifes and Drums of York Town to officially open the market. Enjoy strolling musical entertainment throughout the day, adding to the festive atmosphere. See the full event schedule here. Free. Saturday, Dec. 3, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and Sunday, Dec. 4, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Viking Yuletide Celebration – Watermen’s Museum (Yorktown). Join local Vikings as they celebrate Yuletide. You’ll observe a Victorian-era re-enactment and hear St. Nicholas contrast the traditions of those eras to today’s holiday celebrations. The museum will also host games, crafts, shows and more. Saturday, Dec. 3, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, Dec. 4, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Wreath Making Workshops – Historic Endview (Newport News). Decorate a grapevine wreath with period embellishments at this popular workshop at Historic Endview. The wreath and all materials will be provided, and a guided holiday-themed tour of Endview is included. $15. Reservations are required. This program is co-sponsored by the Peninsula Master Naturalists. This workshop will be offered Dec. 3 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 – 3:00 pm) and Dec. 6 (1:00 – 3:00 pm). Buy tickets online here.
  • Decorated Wreath Sales – Art Museums Parking (Williamsburg). Buy a Williamsburg-style wreath or centerpiece made by the designers that create the decorations used throughout Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area during the holiday season. Fresh greenery, dried materials and floral supplies will also be sold. Dec. 1 – 4, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm.
  • A Celebration of the Yule Log – Hennage Auditorium (Colonial Williamsburg). Watch the Yule log be hauled by wagon from Capitol Circle to Market Square, accompanied by music, festivity and the lighting of the cressets. Then, make a wish and throw a sprig of greenery into the bonfire. Dec. 2, 9 and 16. 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
  • Grand Illumination – Various Sites (Colonial Williamsburg). Colonial Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination has kicked off the start of the Holiday season in Williamsburg for over 85 years. This year’s event will feature musical performances across multiple stages throughout the Historic Area, and breathtaking fireworks displays will be held from the Capitol and the Palace. This event will be held Dec. 3, 10 and 17. 5:00 – 7:30 pm.
  • Williamsburg Christmas Market – Court Street (Williamsburg). The Annual Williamsburg Christmas Market returns for a third season! There will be 32 vendors, photo ops with Santa, live entertainment, warm spiced wine and craft beers, Christmas music, fire pits and delicious food from local restaurants. The market will be held on the following dates: November 25-27 (Fri-Sun), December 1-4 (Thurs-Sun), December 8-11 (Thurs-Sun) and December 15-21 (Thurs-Wed). See the website for hours and additional information. This market will be held on Court Street, adjacent to Bicentennial Park.
  • Wild Things Museum Store Holiday Sale – Virginia Living Museum (Newport News). If you’re looking for fun gifts this holiday season, stop by the Wild Things Museum Store from Nov. 27 – Dec. 2 and check out all the store’s winter sales. Sales range from 10-50% off select items (plus an extra 10% off for members). 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Christmas Spectacular – The Wagsters Magic Theatre (Williamsburg). Catch a truly magical Christmas show this holiday season at The Wagsters Magic Theatre. This professional magic show features amazing illusions, dazzling costumes, hilarious comedy and much more – all wrapped up in a message about the true reason for the season. This is a great event for the whole family. This show will be held on select dates and times (with shows at 2 pm and 7 pm) and runs through New Years. Tickets are available online and can be purchased here.
  • Sounds of the Season – Peninsula Community Theatre (Williamsburg). The Peninsula Community Theatre presents “Sounds of the Season,” a musical celebration featuring a mix of traditional Holiday favorites, newer songs and a sprinkling of musical theatre pieces. The show is performed by a talented cast of 15 local performers under the stage direction of Jeff Corriveau and the musical direction of Betsy Forrest. Tickets are $20, $17 for active duty military and their families and seniors 60 and older. Student tickets for those 22 and younger are also available for $12. The show will be held Dec. 2-18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm.
  • Free Photos with Santa – New Town (Williamsburg). Santa Claus is coming to New Town on select weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) in November and December in front of the Regal New Town cinema. Snap your own photos (and share them instantly) for free. This event will be held on the following dates: Dec. 3-4, Dec. 10-11 and Dec. 17-18. Santa will be on site from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm each day.
  • Williamsburg Inn Holiday Tea – Williamsburg Inn (Williamsburg). Begin the holiday season with Williamsburg Inn’s Holiday Tea, featuring holiday-inspired tea, fine scones, sandwiches, pastries and more. $56.50 per adult (13 and up), $26.50 per child (3-12) and $13.50 per child 2 and under. Supplemental gluten-free options are available for a charge of $8.00 per guest. This event will be held on select dates (Wednesdays-Saturdays) throughout the month of December; see the website for times and reservation details. 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
  • A Charles Dickens Christmas – Hennage Auditorium (Colonial Williamsburg). Attend this special holiday show featuring readings from a variety of Charles Dickens’ writings paired with Christmas carols of the Victorian era. Musicians will play historic instruments from the 19th century including cornopean, cornet, violin, ophicleide and more. Requires Art Museum admission or a Good Neighbor pass plus an event ticket ($15 for adults and youth 12 and over, $10 for children). Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 4:00 – 5:00 pm.
  • Christmastide Music at the Courthouse – Courthouse (Colonial Williamsburg). Enjoy the best songs and dance melodies of Christmastide and sing along to the carols enjoyed by our ancestors of holidays past. Musicians Brian Forsman and Bill Weldon will lead this concert. Tickets are $19 for adults; $12 for children 12 and under. 9:00 – 10:00 pm.
  • Holiday Historic Home Tours – Historic Endview and Lee Hall (Newport News). Immerse yourself in historic holiday traditions by visiting these two historic house museums. Included with regular admission. Dec. 1-31, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Thursdays-Sundays only).
  • Santa’s Toy Shop – Denbigh Community Center (Newport News). Santa’s helpers have transformed Denbigh Community Center into Santa’s Workshop, complete with festive holiday decor, colorful lights and a sleigh. There will be free activities inside, open to the public, including toy and ornament workshops, children’s gift-wrapping stations, holiday movies and a hot chocolate bar. Several special events will also take place there throughout the month. Free. Dec. 3 – 30.
  • Celebration in Lights – Newport News Park (Newport News). Celebration in Lights features two miles of holiday light displays set against the backdrop of the beautiful woods and water at Newport News Park. It features over one million lights and is nightly, Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day. $12/car Monday-Thursday, $15/car Friday-Sunday. 5:30 – 10:00 pm.
  • Lights at the Fountain – City Center at Oyster Point (Newport News). This strolling, state-of-the-art holiday light show features falling snow. It plays every half hour and incorporates a 50′ animated holiday tree, 55 pixel-wrapped perimeter trees, a festive soundtrack and holiday decor. Free admission and free parking. 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
  • Santa’s Nature Reserve – Virginia Living Museum (Newport News). Visit Santa’s Nature Reserve in Newport News! Guests will follow Santa’s boardwalk trail into the woods amid the beauty and wonder of sparkling nature. The softly-lit wooded trail will lead you to StoryBook Village and a family Dinosaur Tail. There will also be hot chocolate, cookie decorating in the Reindeer Cookie Workshop and opportunities to take family pictures and share holiday wishes with Santa in the Goodson Living House. This event will be held Dec. 9-11, 16-18 and 22-23.
  • ARTech Lights – Brooks Crossing (Newport News). This holiday event features a wide variety of festive tech-tivities, holiday-themed games, a silent disco, giveaways, a photo booth, a skating rink, kids’ activities, food vendors and an animated holiday tree. Free admission and free parking.
  • Christmas Decorations Walking Tour – James Geddy House (Colonial Williamsburg). Enjoy a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg’s picturesque streets and building exteriors decorated in holiday splendor. This tour is available on select dates throughout November and December. See the website for available times and dates or to purchase tickets.
  • Talk of the Town: Christmastide – Lumber House Ticket Office (Colonial Williamsburg). Walk about the historic area and experience the spirit of the Christmastide season with an 18th-century resident as your guide. Your guide will share the news of the day and reflections on the holiday season. This tour is available on select dates throughout November and December. Spots are limited, and some dates are already sold out. See the website for available dates and times.
  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Exhibit 2022 – Stryker Center (Williamsburg). William & Mary Libraries, in collaboration with the WRL Gallery at Stryker Center, presents this annual exhibit of the Nancy H. Marshall “A Visit from St. Nicholas” Collection. This year’s exhibition features colorful illustrations and activities of magical wintry nights through the celebration of Christmas Eve. This exhibit is open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, Nov. 21 – Jan. 5 (closed Nov. 24-25, Dec. 23-26 and Jan. 1-2).
  • Liberty Ice Pavilion – Colonial Williamsburg. The Liberty Ice Pavilion is officially open for the season! See a full schedule of the ice rink’s operating hours here. For information about one-day skating tickets, click here. Season passes are also available.
  • Toys for Tots Annual Toy Drive – The Mariners’ Museum and Park (Newport News). The Mariners’ Museum and Park is hosting its annual toy drive for children in need. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child during the museum’s open hours and place it in the donation box in the Main Lobby. Toys for children 8 and over are always particularly needed. This event will run from Tuesday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 11, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • The Santa Experience – 439 Prince George Street (Williamsburg). This event features photo sessions with beloved local “Santa,” Jim Hines, who has been known to thousands of families as the “Yankee Candle Santa” from his years at Williamsburg’s former Yankee Candle location. Sessions are signed up in advance and grouped in 30-minute increments (only 1-2 families are allowed in the studio at a time). Each ticket includes high-resolution digital copies of all photos taken during the session. Proceeds from this photo event will go to participating local nonprofit organizations. See the website for additional details or to reserve a ticket. Photo sessions will be available Nov. 25 – Dec. 23. “Santa Paws” pet portraits are also available every day except Mondays (Mondays are “allergy-free” days), and a Sensory Santa is available for those who need a quieter experience with Santa (just write it in the notes section when purchasing your ticket). Follow Williamsburg Downtown’s Facebook page for updates and additional information.
  • Christmas Town – Busch Gardens (Williamsburg). Christmas Town returns to Busch Gardens on select dates between Nov. 11, 2022, and Jan. 8, 2022. Enjoy one of the largest Christmas light displays in North America, along with holiday shows, festive food and drinks, unique holiday shopping and more. See the website for pricing information.
  • Loosely Knit Annual Holiday Sale – Grissom Library (Newport News). If you’re looking for the perfect handmade holiday gift, stop by the Loosely Knit Group’s Annual Holiday Sale, November 19th – December 19th during library operating hours. Items for sale include crocheted and knitted shawls, sweaters, mittens, hats and scarves, baby and children’s clothing, ornaments, kitchen items and more. All proceeds benefit the Newport News Public Library Foundation to be used at the Grissom Library.

The Nutcracker, presented by Williamsburg-based dance studio SI Dance, will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 at Crosswalk Church in Norge. Tickets can be purchased online. (Photo courtesy of Heather Booysen Photography).

Live Music

Thursday, Dec. 1

  • Holiday Handbell & Organ Concert – Bruton Parish Church (Colonial Williamsburg). Enjoy a candlelight holiday concert presented by the Bruton Parish Tarpley Ringers directed by Rebecca Davy and accompanied by JanEl Will on the organ. 8:00 – 9:00 pm.

Saturday, Dec. 3

  • Home and the Holidays – Hennage Auditorium (Colonial Williamsburg). Enjoy melodies of songs of Christmas warmth, comfort and joy featuring instruments such as the Celtic harp, guitar, ukulele, violin, voice, flutes, hammer dulcimers and more. Requires Art Museum admission plus $15 admission. 3:30 – 4:30 pm.
  • Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys – Williamsburg Library Theatre (Williamsburg). Bill Jenkins and his band, the Virginia Mountain Boys, will bring to life authentic ballads and early bluegrass favorites of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region. Tickets are $5 ($4 for Friends of WRL). 7:30 pm.
  • Dave Koz and Friends 25th Anniversary Christmas Tour – Ferguson Center (Newport News). Celebrated saxophonist Dave Koz will be joined by four special guests presenting lively arrangements of seasonal favorites. This high-energy show is good for the whole family. Tickets are $37-$87. The show starts at 8:00 pm.
  • Holiday Youth Choral & Strings Concert – Bruton Parish Church (Colonial Williamsburg). This holiday choral and strings concert features Soli Deo & Young Musicians of Virginia, directed by Karla Robinson & Sarah Umlauf. Open to the public. 8:00 – 9:00 pm.

Multi-Day

  • Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops – Williamsburg Presbyterian Church (Williamsburg). Enjoy holiday classics, familiar themes and beloved carols featuring celebrated soprano Sarah Jane McMahon at the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops concerts. Directed by Michael Butterman. Shows will be held on Dec. 3, 2022 (2:30 pm and 4:00 pm) and December 4, 2022 (2:30 and 4:00 pm). Enjoy a festive, seasonal tradition while supporting the local arts. This is a great event for the family to attend. Tickets are $30 for adults, and $15 for children and students (18 and under). Children two and under are free.

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Kids

Saturday, Dec. 3

  • Animals in Winter: Adaptations – Newport News Park Discovery Center (Newport News). Learn what different kinds of animals do to survive the winter and hear about the amazing ways they adapt to the changing seasons. 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
  • Slime Time – Tabb Library (Yorktown). Kids in grades K-2 are invited to have a fun time making slime at this event. Register online. 10:00 – 11:00 am.
  • Saturdays @ Frink: DIY Holiday Cards – Abram Frink Jr. Community Center (Williamsburg). Kids are invited to drop in any time during this event to make holiday cards and a felt bag. All materials provided. For ages 8 and up. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Films

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Thursday, Dec. 1

  • Throwback Thursday Film Series: “Broadcast News” – Williamsburg Library Theatre (Williamsburg). The Cinema @ Scotland Street series features indie, foreign, art house and documentary films. The Throwback Thursday Film Series, now in its 19th year, features a variety of classic movies for an adult audience. This week’s featured film is Broadcast News (R; 1987). 2:00 – 4:15 pm.
  • Celtic Film Series: “Hear My Song” – Williamsburg Library Theatre (Williamsburg). The Celtic Film Series runs the 2nd Thursday of each month through May 2023. This week’s featured film is Hear My Song (R; 1991). 6:00 – 7:45 pm.

Future Events to Note

️ Friday, Dec. 9

  • Flute Frenzy presents The Sounds of the Season – Historic Triangle Messmer Community Services Center (Williamsburg). Take a journey through winter with Flute Frenzy as they celebrate the Sounds of the Season, both familiar and novel. This diverse and varied program will include festive holiday pieces, winter-inspired works and the world premiere of a new opus by composer (and Flute Frenzy member) Edgardo Santiago-Ortiz! The performance will also be Live-Streamed on the Flute Frenzy Facebook Page. 7:00 pm.

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