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, strolling carolers, restaurant specials and much more!

Holiday Events

Holiday Tree Lighting Show presented by the City of Virginia Beach

November 29 – December 31, Nightly | Fountain Plaza 

Admire the beautiful Fountain Plaza Holiday Tree as it’s lights dance to music nightly at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM and 9 PM. This display is managed by the CBDA. Contact (757) 490-7810 with questions.

Snow Globe Spectacular presented by the City of Virginia Beach

December 6 – 26 | All Around Town Center 

Visit the amazing life-size snow globes filled with artist Christmas Tree scenes and live entertainment. The magic of the holidays comes to life with dancing ballerinas, a playful elf, marching toy soldiers and frosty royal musicians throughout Town Center! Snow globes are displayed around Town Center all season long. 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. These displays are managed by the CBDA. Contact (757) 490-7810 with questions.

Santa’s Cottage presented by the City of Virginia Beach

December 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22| Fountain Plaza

Santa Claus is coming to Town(Center). Visit Santa’s Cottage for pictures with the one and only – Santa Claus! Don’t worry, Santa Selfies are pet friendly, so you can bring your furry family member along for the photo op too. Every weekend in December: Friday’s 6-9 pm, Saturday’s 3-5 pm and 6-9 pm, Sunday’s 3-5 pm and 6-9 pm. This display is managed by the CBDA. Contact (757) 490-7810 with questions.

Letters To Santa

December 1 – 24 | Paper Source

Bring the kids to write their letters to Santa and drop it in to a vintage Santa’s Letters mailbox. Stationary will be provided (while supplies last )but children can also bring their own letters from home. Hours of Operation: M- Sat: 10a-7p Sun: 11a-6p

At The Sandler Center

December 2 – A Motown Christmas @ 8 PM

December 5 – Virginia Voices International presents “Christmas at The Sandler Center” @ 7 PM

December 14 – Beautiful Music, Ugly Sweaters presented by Virginia Beach Chorale @ 7:30 PM

December 15 – JB&J Series: Jingle Bell Jam presented by VSO @ 3 PM

December 15 – Holiday Pops! presented by VSO @ 7 PM | The Sandler Center

December 20 – The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Virginia @ 7:30 PM | The Sandler Center

December 21 – The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Virginia @ 2 PM | The Sandler Center

December 21 – The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Virginia @ 7:30 PM | The Sandler Center

December 22 – The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Virginia @ 2 PM | The Sandler Center

December 22 – The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Virginia @ 7:30 PM | The Sandler Center

At Zeiders American Dream Theater

December 6 – Believe, Voices of Virginia presented by The Governor’s School of America @ 7:30 PM

December 7 – Believe, Voices of Virginia presented by The Governor’s School of America @ 7:30 PM

December 8 – Believe, Voices of Virginia presented by The Governor’s School of America @ 2 PM

December 12 – Holidivas, A Holiday Cabaret @ 7:30 PM

December 13 – Holidivas, A Holiday Cabaret @ 7:30 PM

December 14 – Too Many Santas presented by Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads @ 11 AM

December 14 – Too Many Santas presented by Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads @ 2 PM

December 14 – Holidivas, A Holiday Cabaret @ 7:30 PM

December 14 – Jae Sinnett: Zero To 60, A Holiday Quartet @ 8 PM

December 15 – Holidivas, A Holiday Cabaret @ 2:30 PM

December 21 – Holiday Brass and Brews with Virginia Symphony Orchestra @ 7 PM

Around Town

December 1 – Eastern European Strudel Baking Class @ 2 PM at Macaron Tart

December 4 – Holiday Gift Wrap Workshop @ 6 PM at Paper Source

December 5 – Hand Lettering Hacks Workshop @ 6 PM at Paper Source

December 5 – Pumpkin and Pecan Baking Class @ 6:30 PM at Macaron Tart

December 6 – Kids Craft Night @ 6 PM at Paper Source

December 6 – Kids Christmas Cookie Baking Class @ 7 PM at Macaron Tart

December 7 – Breakfast with Santa @ 10 AM at The Funny Bone Comedy Club

December 7 – Create Your Own Milk Chocolate Bar @ 11 AM at The Royal Chocolate

December 7 – Croissant and Pecan Caramel Bun Baking Class, Parent & Child @ 7 PM at Macaron Tart

December 8 – Dessert Slices Baking Class @ 9:30 AM at Macaron Tart

December 8 – Chocolate Cupcake Baking Class @ 4:30 PM at Macaron Tart

December 11 – Kids Snow Globe Workshop @ 6 PM at Paper Source

December 12 – French Chocolate Macaron Baking Class @ 7 PM at Macaron Tart

December 13 – Kids Craft Night @ 6 PM at Paper Source

December 14 – Kids Snow Globe Workshop @ 1 PM at Paper Source

December 14 – Pumpkin Macaron Baking Class @ 2 PM at Macaron Tart

December 14 – French Winter Soup Cooking Class, Gluten Free @ 4 PM at Macaron Tart

December 15 – French Baguette Baking Class @ 3 PM at Macaron Tart

December 18 – Holiday Gift Wrap Workshop @ 6 PM at Paper Source

December 19 – Holiday Pie Baking Class @ 7 PM at Macaron Tart

December 21 – Eclair Baking Class @ 3 PM at Macaron Tart

December 22 – Chocolate Truffles and Meringue Kisses Cooking Class @ 11 AM at Macaron Tart

December 22 – Macaron Tower Tree Baking Class @ 3 PM at Macaron Tart

December 31 – Last Night On The Town

Festival of Trees & Window Display Competition

December 1-31 | Around Town

Town Center will shine bright this holiday season with the twinkling lights of trees and exquisite window displays masterfully decorated by the stores in Town Center. Traverse Town Center by foot and use “Santa’s Passport” to guide you to the stores spectacular displays! Participating stores welcome you inside to get a closer look at their holiday decorations. While there, don’t forget to ask a store associate to stamp your passport. Once you’ve collected 5 stamps, your passport can be redeemed for a FREE HOT CHOCOLATE at The Royal Chocolate. And don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite holiday display. Town Center gives back and will donate $500 to the winning businesses favorite charity.

Collect 5 Stamps, Receive Free Hot Chocolate

1) Pick up Santa’s Passport at any participating business during the month of December. One passport, per person.

2) Visit participating businesses throughout December (or make an afternoon of it) and collect stamps. Use the QR code to vote for your favorite display!  Please note that businesses have varying hours of operation. 

3) Turn your completed passport in to The Royal Chocolate for a FREE hot chocolate

Tupelo Honey | “Christmas In The Mountains” Tree supporting Beach Bags

Hours of Operation: M- Th: 11a – 9p, F: 11a – 10p, Sat: 9a – 10p, Sun: 9a – 9p

Gordon Biersch | “Cheers to the Holidays!” Tree supporting Go Rescue Pet Adoption

Hours of Operation: Sun – Th: 11a – 11p, F & Sat: 11a-12a

Monkee’s of Virginia Beach | “Candyland Glam” Tree supporting Eliza Hope Foundation

Hours of Operation: M- Sat: 10a-6p Sun: 1p-5p

Keagan’s Irish Restaurant | “Sam’s 12 Days of Ugly Sweaters” Window Display supporting Samaritan House for Women 

Hours of Operation: Sun – Th: 11a – 2a, F & Sat: 10a-2a

Boyer’s Diamonds | “Let it snow… and leave a little sparkle wherever you go!” Window Display supporting Jewish Federation of Tidewater 

Hours of Operation: M- Sat: 10a-6p Sun: Closed

The Royal Chocolate | “Chocolates For The Holidays” Tree supporting Blankets for the homeless 

Hours of Operation: M- Sat: 10a-9p Sun: 12p-5p

Muse Paintbar | “A Colorful Holiday” Tree supporting Virginia Beach Public Art Foundation

Hours of Operation: Varies, visit musepaintbar.com

Anthropologie | “Wonder and Cheer” Window Display supporting VBSPCA

Hours of Operation: M- Sat: 10a-7p Sun: 12p-6p

Twist Martini & Associates | “Merry Twistmas” Tree supporting Aid Another

Hours of Operation: Sun – Th: 4p – 12a, F & Sat: 4p-2a

Paper Source | “Fun and Done!” Window Display supporting CHKD

Hours of Operation: M- Sat: 10a-7p Sun: 11a-6p