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If you want to catch the fabulous Holiday Lights at the Beach extravaganza--and enjoy a rare chance to drive on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk--plus do it for $3-$5 less, here's how you can have fun and save money at this holiday classic event.
Who knew wearing pj's could pay? Wear your pajamas to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center on Dec. 21 and you'll get $5 off admission. It's all thanks to their Polar Express PJ's Day event. Call guest services at (757) 385-0300 for details.
Don't miss these two absolutely free holiday events in Williamsburg this weekend:
- Williamsburg Christmas Parade - Dec. 7, 9 am to 11 am. Catch this family-friendly parade down Duke of Gloucester Street.
- "Santa's Been Caught Napping" events - Dec. 7-8 - Stop by BedCrafters at 5227 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, and you can drop off a letter for Santa, take a picture of his bed, and get a free goodie bag.
- Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination, Dec. 8, in Merchant's Square. Don't miss this magical annual all-day event featuring Fife & Drum performances, the lighting of thousands of candles, entertainment, and fireworks at 7 pm.
Want to learn more about these and other holiday happenings? Go to my Holiday Fun page.
Michie Tavern Discounts - Get a Historic Tour and Delicious Colonial Fare Served by Costumed "Wenches" at this Authentic Tavern. Save $3!
Looking for some holiday fun this weekend? Check out these events:
- St. Nick at Endview Plantation, Dec. 5-6
- Yorktown Celebrates Christmas event and tree lighting, Dec. 6
- Busch Gardens' Christmas Town - Dec. 6-8
- TownBank Holiday Parade at the Beach - Dec. 7
- Williamsburg Christmas Homes Tour - Dec. 7
- Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination Dec. 8
For all the details on these events, go to my Holiday Fun page.
Bring some "Ho-Ho-Ho" into your holidays by having Breakfast with Santa this Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8 am to 10 am at the Virginia Air and Space Center. You'll make "reindeer chow" and play snowball toss, take a turn on the famous Hampton carousel, and be able to take those all-important photos of your child on Santa's lap.
Cost: $18 for members and $20 for non-members. To reserve tickets, call 757-727-0900.
Holiday Fun With Fantastic December Events in Virginia - Christmas Town, Holiday Lights at the Beach, Parades, and More...
Twinkle, twinkle, holiday lights...for less when you take advantage of Groupon's deal for 41% off four tickets to Hunt Club Farm's Winter Wonderland.
Normally $28, you'll get four tickets for just $16.50 with this limited-time deal as you enjoy 5,000 square feet of animated holiday-light displays featuring everything from elves to reindeer, a petting farm, and more. And you'll be able to use the money you saved at their Christmas market, featuring trees, yummy holiday treats, and crafts.
Go to my Christmas Town page for all the details so you don't pay more than you have to!
Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg is offering a 48 hour sale that can save you up to 30% off a family suite when you act by Dec. 5. Suite rates (which include four water park tickets) start at $139.99 with the sale. To get the deal, use the promo code "R48HOUR" when you book on their website. The deal is good on stays through Jan. 10.
Just go to http://www.greatwolf.com/williamsburg/waterpark. Then be sure to check out more ways to save money at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg by clicking here.
If you want to catch the fabulous Holiday Lights at the Beach extravaganza--and enjoy a rare chance to drive on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk--plus do it for $3 less, I've got some tips for you! Now through Jan. 1, here's how you can have fun and save money at this holiday class event.
Christmas Town at Busch Gardens - Hours, Discounts, Ways to Save Money, What to See and What to Skip, Best Places to Take Photos
When Busch Gardens' Christmas Town opens for the holiday season this Friday, Nov. 22, you can see it for less, and maximize your visit, when you check out the deals and tips on my Christmas Town pages. I'll share two current promo codes for saving up to $20, tips for saving money on food, best photo spots, and one attraction to avoid!
You read that right: Get $5 off IMAX tickets to "Catching Fire" when you eat at a participating Downtown Hampton restaurant Nov. 22 and 24. Plus, you'lll be able to see the movie in full-IMAX glory at the Virginia Air & Space Center. For details, go to vasc.org and click on the "Dinner and a Movie" link.
Tidewater Parent is doing a daily drawing for three free passes to McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach light extravaganza on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
Perhaps the biggest and best holiday light show in the are (and the only time of the year you can drive on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk), Holiday Lights at the Beach runs Nov. 22 through Jan. 1. For details, and to learn about a military discount, click here.
Celebrate Christmas Town at Busch Gardens - 2013 Promo Codes to Save Up to $20, Dine w/ Santa, What to See and Skip, and More
Fantastic November Holiday Light Guide for Virginia Beach, Williamsburg & Beyond - Christmas Town Discounts, Ice Skating, Grand Illumnination
Holiday Lights at the Beach - See Dazzling Virginia Beach Boardwalk Nov. 22-Jan. 1...$2 Off Coupon, 50% Off Military Discount - See Surfing Santas in a Fanta-Sea of Lights...
Here are some fantastic Veterans Day deals for active or retired military and veterans. Note: all deals are for retired and active duty military members for 11/11 unless otherwise noted. Free entrees may be from a select menu.
- Free burger at Max and Erma's
- Free entree at Olive Garden, O-Charley's, Red Robin, Golden Corral, Bar Louie's, and Applebees
- Free entree at McCormick and Schmick's on Nov. 10
- Free all you can eat pancakes at Denny's from 6 am to 2 pm on Nov. 11
- Buy one get one free entree at Lonestar Steakhouse
- Free signature bagel at Einstein Bagels for veterans with ID
- Free small Slurpee Nov. 11
- Free donut at Krispy Kreme on Nov. 11
- Free admission at Historic Jamestowne Nov. 9-11
- Free admission to over 100 National Parks Nov. 10-11
- Free admission to Colonial Williamsburg Nov. 8-11
And here is a deal I mentioned in a recent post:
- Free B&B Stay: Military members and veterans can get a free night's stay at participating bed and breakfast locations on Nov. 11 through the B&B's for Vets program. See my "Free B&B Stay for Vets on Veteran's Day" post on my blog.
For more military deals, see my Military Discounts page.
For the 5th year, US veterans can get a free night at participating B&B's on Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11, 2013. There are 16 participating inns in Virginia. For details, click here.
Get free admission to two children's museums and two art museums in southeast Virginia this weekend when you show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and your photo ID.
Participating museums are the Children's Museum of Richmond, Portsmouth's Children's Museum, and the Abby Aldrich Rockafeller Folk Art Museum and DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Williamsburg. The free admission is thanks to Bank of America's "Museums on Us" program which takes place the first full weekend of each month.
Get 40% off (or more) on a one-night stay at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg when you take advantage of a Living Social deal and stay during the week. Choose from a variety of options that start at $219 for a one-night stay for up to six people in the Wolf Den or KidKamp Suite, Water Park wristbands for up to six people, and a $30 restaurant credit. Plus, if you use the promo code "MOREDEALS" you'll get an additional $20 off.
The deal is good for stays October 31 through December 19, 2013. For details, go to www.livingsocial.com and type in "Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg" in the search box. Then be sure to check out more tips for saving money at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg by clicking here.
I never thought I'd see the day, but it's true. You can visit Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg for as little as $15 with this deal! It doesn't include an overnight stay, but thanks to a Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser, you can buy day passes for the water park through Oct. 31 and pay between $15 and $25 per ticket depending on what day you visit. Here's the link to purchase the passes.
Even if you can't use this deal, go check out my Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg pages for more deals and what you can expect at their "Howl-O-Ween" event.
If you're a Busch Gardens Williamsburg season pass member, you have just four more days to get $5 off a Christmas Town season pass. Now through Oct. 31, pass members can purchase a Christmas Town pass-- good for unlimited visits during the holiday season-- for $25 instead of $30.
Discounts, promo codes, and coupons for more ways to save on admission are just starting to flow, so for the latest deals, keep checking out my dedicated Christmas Town page.
Winter Whale Watching Deals in Virginia Beach...Package Deals Including Hotel, Excursion, Virginia Aquarium & IMAX Tix and More.