Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season at Town Center of Virginia Beach. Experience the most beautiful lighting displays in Hampton Roads, festive street entertainment, catch a holiday show, enjoy extended shopping hours, Santa sightings, restaurant specials and much more!

Holiday Festivities

Snow Globe Spectacular

November 26 – December 31 | All Around Town Center 

Visit the amazing life-size snow globes filled with artistic, unique, creative, and sometimes whimsical Christmas Tree scenes. Be mesmerized and entertained each weekend in December by dancing ballerinas, playful elves, marching toy soldiers, and frosty royal musicians performing live inside these magical globes.

The live snow globe entertainment takes place on the hour, immediately following the Holiday Tree Light Show, every weekend in December: Friday’s: 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM, Saturday’s: 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM, Sunday’s: 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM.

Santa’s Snow Globe

Every Weekend in December | Fountain Plaza

Santa Claus will appear LIVE and in-person ­in his very own North Pole (Covid Safe) Snow Globe. The “Candy Cane Communication” network has developed a touchless 2-way communication Gingerbread Chalet where kids young and old can see, talk, and have selfies with Santa. Town Center is excited to bring this exclusive and safe experience to you. Santa will appear every weekend in December: Friday’s: 6PM-9PM, Saturday’s: 2PM-4 PM, 4:30PM-6:30PM, 7PM-9PM, Sunday’s: 4PM-9PM, December 21-24: 6PM–9 PM. 

Dancing Northern Lights Tree

November 26 – December 31 , Nightly | Fountain Plaza 

Admire the beautiful Dancing Northern Lights Tree as it’s lights dance to music nightly at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM and 9 PM.

Selfie Stations

The magic doesn’t stop there! You will want to journey through the giant sparkling holiday ornament, lose yourself in our new decorative ribbon display, take a selfie in the new holiday photo frame, visit Saint Nick’s Sleigh, stroll over the Christmas Wish Bridge, or steal a kiss under the Mistletoe Arch.

Coeur de Noël | Fountain Plaza
Coeur de Noël | Fountain Plaza – Take notice of a glittery, enchanting 503-pound ornament in the Fountain Plaza. This gorgeous globe’s official name is “Coeur de Noël” (or “Heart of Christmas”) and was designed in Le Mans, France with over 11,000 LED lights. There are only 12 ornaments in the United States and only 50 worldwide, so it’s an honor to share its beauty this December with Hampton Roads. We invite the community to bundle up, bring the family, and revel in the magic of the season at Coeur de Noël!


San Nicola Sleigh | Bravo! Cucina Italiana Outdoor Plaza – San Nicola is Saint Nicholas in Italian. So climb aboard, take as many photos as you like, and create some Bellissimo holiday memories. When finished, head inside and check out Bravo’s new holiday drink menu. Where there are tasty winter warmers that are sure to shake off the cold. Just mention you took a picture on the sleigh, and there may be a surprise for you as well.


Wish Bridge | Fountain Plaza – There is no better time than the holidays for wishes and dreams. Bridges signify a new start, transition, change or travel. A bridge in a dream, regardless if you were looking at it, or crossing it, is often a symbol of commitment and hope. Take a stroll over the bridge, stop, and take a picture under the mistletoe. We know that your holiday wishes and dreams will come true. Remember, this is the most wonderful time of the year.


Decorative Ribbon Display | Fountain Plaza – Tie yourself up in our new, immersive 30 foot decorative ribbon display.


Although there won’t be an official countdown, a big stage, or confetti this year, we invite you to ring in 2021 by enjoying a night on the town. From 5PM-11PM on December 30, you’ll discover boutique performances all through out Town Center. Local musicians, jugglers, balloon artists, and more will serenade and dazzle guests as you make your way to your favorite Town Center dining destination. Dinner reservations are highly recommended.

Update 12/31: The live outdoor entertainment scheduled for 12/31 has been cancelled due to impending weather. Call (757) 333-0921 for more information.

Festive Events Around Town

November 28 – Plan B Comedy Leftovers @ 9 PM at Zeiders American Dream Theater

November 28 – Customer Appreciation Day @ 11 AM at The Royal Chocolate

December 1-4 – 4 Day Kids Camp @ 9 AM at Macaron Tart

December 1 – Annual Holiday Friend’s and Family Event @10:30 AM at Boyer’s Diamonds

December 1 – Clash of the Comics @ 7 PM at Funny Bone Comedy Club

December 2 – Mr. Claus Boxer Brief Contest @ 9 PM at Keagan’s Irish Pub

December 3 – Brioche Class @ 3 PM at Macaron Tart

December 4 – Christmas Cookies @ 6:30 PM at Macaron Tart

December 4 – Plan B Comedy Show @ 9 PM at Zeiders American Dream Theater

December 8-11 – 4 Day Kids Camp @ 9 AM at Macaron Tart

December 10 – Dog Photos with Santa* @ Dogtopia *Must Be A Dogtopia Member

December 11 – Holidivas Cabaret @ 7:30 PM at Zeiders American Dream Theater

December 11 – French Raspberry and Strawberry Macaron Class @ 6:30 PM at Macaron Tart

December 12 – Holidivas Cabaret @ 7:30 PM at Zeiders American Dream Theater

December 13 – Croissant Baking Class @ 12 PM at Macaron Tart

December 13 – Holidivas Cabaret @ 2:30 PM at Zeiders American Dream Theater

December 18 – Sweet and Savory Galettes Class @ 6:30 PM at Macaron Tart

December 20 – Mini Yule Log (Christmas Log) Class @ 12 PM at Macaron Tart

December 23 – French Pistachio Macaron Class @ 4 PM at Macaron Tart

December 30 – NYEvenings Around Town from 5 PM- 11 PM

December 31 – NYEvenings Around Town from 5 PM- 11 PM


Things To Know Before You Go

  • Snowglobe Spectacular is a self-guided tour on display rain or shine
  • No ticket or reservation necessary for Santa’s Snow Globe
  • Snowglobe Spectacular, Santa’s Snow Globe and NYEvenings are presented by the City of Virginia Beach and produced by the Central Business District Association (CBDA). Visit the CBDA Facebook Page or call (757) 490-7810 for the latest information.
  • The City of Virginia Beach provides free parking in all of their public garages in Town Center
  • This guide was published on November 1, 2020. Due to COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or postponed post-publication. Please check the venue’s website for the most up to date list of events.