Happy Holidays from Town Center of Virginia Beach! 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 Stroll 

November 26  – December 31 | All Around Town Center 

Stroll Town Center and discover ten life-size snow globes filled with artistic, unique, creative, and whimsical scenes. 

Snow Globe Spectacular Live

December 3 – December 24 | Fountain Plaza

Be mesmerized and entertained each weekend in December by dancing ballerinas, playful elves, and 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, from December 3- December 24: 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. Kids young and old can see, talk, and take 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: 4PM – 9PM, Sunday’s: 6PM-9PM, December 21-23: 6PM–9 PM, Christmas Eve: 4PM-6PM. 

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, tie yourself up in our immersive 30-foot decorative ribbon display, take a selfie in a larger-than-life holiday photo frame, or stop for a pose in Santa’s Sleigh. The magic of the season is endless in Town Center!

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. We invite the community to bundle up, bring the family, and revel in the magic of the season at Coeur de Noël!

 

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

Last Night On The Town 

Ring in 2022 at Virginia Beach’s signature NYE event – “Last Night On The Town”! Make dinner reservations at your favorite Town Center restaurant then party the night away with us. From 5PM – 9 PM, enjoy family-friendly entertainment in the Fountain Plaza. Dance on an illuminated floor, enjoy stilt walkers, LED hoop artists, jugglers and more! Slide over to Town Center’s own “Countdown Square Stage” on Columbus Street at 9 PM. “WHOAH!” will perform from 9:15 PM – 10:30 PM on the Main Stage. The region’s premier 80’s band “The Deloreans” will take the stage at 10:45 PM. Stay for the (beach) ball drop – as we’ll countdown to midnight Virginia Beach style.

Festive Events Around Town

November 26 

7:30 PM – Jay Phillips @ The Funny Bone Comedy Club

10:00 PM – Jay Phillips @ The Funny Bone Comedy Club

November 27 

7:00 PM – Jay Phillips @ The Funny Bone Comedy Club

8:00 PM – The Luther Experience featuring Danny Clay @ The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

8:00 PM – Plan B Comedy Leftovers Edition VII @  Zeiders American Dream Theater

9:30 PM – Jay Phillips @ The Funny Bone Comedy Club

November 28

7:00 PM – Jay Phillips @ The Funny Bone Comedy Club

December 4 

10:00 AM – Cooking Class – French Pastry, Eclair @ Macaron Tart

4:00 PM – Harambe for the Holidays: Birds of a Feather @ Zeiders American Dream Theater

8:00 PM – Plan B Comedy Show @ Zeiders American Dream Theater

8:00 PM – Virginia Arts Festival: Holiday Spectacular: ‘Tis the Season to Swing @ The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

December 5 

2:00 PM – Virginia Beach Chorale: Hot Chocolate and Cinema Sticks @ The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

7:30 PM – Virginia Symphony Orchestra: Eric Jacobsen + Branford Marsalis @ The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

December 6

7:30 PM – Tidewater Winds: “Santa Swings!” Annual Holiday Concert @ The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

December 9 

7:30 PM – Holidivas: Holiday Cabaret @ Zeiders American Dream Theater

December 10 

7:30 PM – Holidivas: Holiday Cabaret  @ Zeiders American Dream Theater

December 11 

10:00 AM – Cooking Class – French Pastry, Croissants @ Macaron Tart

7:30 PM – Holidivas: Holiday Cabaret  @ Zeiders American Dream Theater

December 12

9:00 AM – Breakfast with Santa @ Three Notch’d Brewing Company

10:00 AM – Parent & Child Cooking Class – French Jam Macarons @ Macaron Tart

3:00 PM – Virginia Symphony Orchestra: Jingle Bell Jam @ The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

7:00 PM – Virginia Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops @ The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

December 16

7:30 PM – A Soulful Christmas: A Groovy Musical Revue at Zeiders American Dream Theater

December 17 

7:30 PM – A Soulful Christmas: A Groovy Musical Revue at Zeiders American Dream Theater

7:30 PM – Ballet Virginia: The Nutcracker @ The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

December 18

10:00 AM – Cooking Class – French Macarons @ Macaron Tart

2:00 PM – Ballet Virginia: The Nutcracker @ The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

3:00 PM – A Soulful Christmas: A Groovy Musical Revue at Zeiders American Dream Theater

7:30 PM – A Soulful Christmas: A Groovy Musical Revue at Zeiders American Dream Theater

7:30 PM – Ballet Virginia: The Nutcracker @ The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

December 19

10:00 AM – Cooking Class – Puff Pastry @ Macaron Tart

2:00 PM – Ballet Virginia: The Nutcracker @ The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

3:00 PM – A Soulful Christmas: A Groovy Musical Revue at Zeiders American Dream Theater

December 23

8:00 PM – Plan B Comedy Show @ Zeiders American Dream Theater

December 31 

6:00 PM – Last Night On The Town @ Around Town

Event Disclaimer: This event listing was published on November 15, 2021. Events may be added, cancelled or postponed post-publication. Please check the individual venue’s website for the most up to date list of events. 

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
  • NYE dinner reservations are highly recommended
  • Snowglobe Spectacular, Santa’s Snow Globe and Last Night On The Town 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