Just 'cause it's cooler doesn't mean there aren't great winter events to take advantage of in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and throughout southeastern Virginia.
From whale watching, to Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Christmas Town, to Virginia Beach Restaurant Week, to the popular (and frigid) Polar Plunge, there's still plenty to do!
Click these links for special holiday things to do during Winter:
Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Christmas Town
Nov. 25-27, 3 pm - 10 pm; Dec. 2-4, 9-11, and Dec. 19-31 (except for Christmas Day).
Snow, Santa, shows...and roller coasters? Head on over to Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Christmas Town, a family-friendly winter wonderland of excitement, featuring rides, holiday-themed shows, Christmas shops, and holiday-themed yummies.
The snow may be fake (or then again, maybe not depending on what kind of winter this is), but the fun is real! For details and the latest ticket discounts, go to our Christmas Town page.
End of December to March
Wintertime means whale-watching time at Virginia Beach. Now's your chance to see rare fin and humpback whales-- some up to 85 feet long and weighing 70 tons. One of the most fantastic Virginia Beach events! Click here for more details.
Holiday Lights at the Beach
November 18 to January 1
Feel like a kid again-- and join the only time of year you get to actually drive on the Boardwalk-- at the annual Holiday Lights at the Beach! Join tens of thousands who've made this one of their favorite Virginia Beach winter events.
Hampton Roads International Auto Show
The biggest New Auto Show in Virginia lets you see the latest cars up close and personal (and with no pressure!). Hours are 10 am-10 pm, Friday and Saturday, and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, but children 12 and under are free. Go to www.hrada.com.
Virginia Beach Restaurant Week
Let your appetite run wild at one of our favorite culinary Virginia Beach winter events that allows you to sample the best Virginia Beach Restaurants for a reduced, fixed price. This is one of our favorite Virginia Beach events!
Enjoy 2-course lunches for $10 and 3-course dinners for $20 and $30. For details, click here.
Get special admission rates for homeschoolers, including $10 per adults and $8 per child (this is a steal!). For more information, go to http://www.virginiaaquarium.com and enter "homeschool days" in the search box.
Annual Polar Plunge
Virginia's Adventure Club East and the Special Olympics Virginia have once again hooked up for this special fundraising event. Over the last few years, the Polar Plunge has raised nearly $5 million for Special Olympics Virginia, with over 3,500 brave individuals taking the plunge.
Visiting holiday decorations in Old Towne Portsmouth.
Enjoy local bands, fun for the kids, food, and of course, the plunge. Click here to learn more about the Polar Plunge.
Southeast Gun and Knife Show
Jan 19-20 & March 22-24
VB Convention Center, 1000 19th Street (757) 393-7300
One of the area's largest Virginia Beach events, this gun and knife shows features a myriad of vendors and displays. Admission for Adults: $8. For more information, go to http://www.guns-knives.com.
Channel that inner kid in you at Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, where you'll see Monster Trucks including Grave Digger®, Monster Mutt®, Grinder℠, Wizard, and Stone Crusher.
Get $5 off a purchase of $50 when you use the promo code "BP5." You can also get coupons good for $5 off at participating Advance Auto Parts stores. Super Cuts salons are offering free pit pass tickets for select shows.
Regular ticket prices are $25-$65 for adults and $5 for kids when you guy them in advance. Expect to pay $2 more per ticket at the door. For details, click here.
A "lionmaid" in Norfolk.
Home & Flower Show
VB Convention Center, 1000 19th Street (757) 385-2000
This Mid-Atlantic extravaganza is presented by the Tidewater Builders Association and The Virginia Horticultural Foundation. See landscape and floral display gardens, visit home and garden vendors, local artists, and floral competitions. One of the top Virginia Beach winter events for garden lovers. Admission is $8 for adults, and free for kids 12 and under.
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