Holiday Performances in Hampton Roads 2019!

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2019 Hampton Roads Holiday Performances
 
Here is our 2019 BIG LIST of Holiday Performances in Hampton Roads! Please note, some of these performances are for older audiences. Please follow links to read more about each performance to help you decide which members of your family would enjoy them. Additions to this free list can be Submitted HERE.

 
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HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES In Hampton Roads

 


CHESAPEAKE

 

The Mystery of Christmas 

Where: Great Bridge Baptist Church, 640 S Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23322
When: Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15, 2019 from 6-7:30pm
What: You're invited to join us on Saturday, December 14 or Sunday, December 15 to discover the "Mystery of Christmas."
Cost: Performances are FREE and open to the public

Free Concerts--Spookey Holidays!

Where: Chesapeake Central Library 298 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA
When: Monday, December 16, 2019 from 7:30-10pm
What: Iconic pop weirdo Spookey Ruben brings music and multimedia madness to a kaleidoscopic performance that has to be seen to be believed. Evening opener is Down Home Girl, aka Holly Revell (formerly of The Drendas), to rock and regale us with her garage-meets-vintage-girl-group sound. Doors at 7:00. 

 

VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – HOLIDAY BRASS CONCERT 

Where: Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive, Chesapeake 23320
When: Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. 
What: The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays—featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections in an all-new program. You’ll enjoy music from a variety of styles that have made this concert a new holiday tradition!
Cost: Free and open to the public.

 

 

HAMPTON

 

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Where: The American Theatre, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11am 
What: Kick off the holidays with the charming musical adaptation of Clement Moore’s “A Visit From St. Nicholas”! It’s 1823 and Moore, along with a jubilant cast of characters, comes to life as he struggles to write a Christmas poem. Eventually, the loving and joyous images he conjures inspire the famous poem’s creation. Jolly Santa, reindeer on the roof, dancing sugarplums and other colorful characters bring this delightful story to the stage for a new generation. What better way to celebrate the season than with the giddy anticipation of Christmas morning?
Cost: Tickets are $10. Get Tickets Here. Enter Our GIVEAWAY FOR TICKETS HERE!


The Bagley's Christmas Masquerade Nutcracker

Where: Thomas Nelson CC Auditorium 99 Templin Hall, Hampton VA
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7pm
What: A Louisiana, Cajun-creole family Christmas tradition, Uncle Simone opens the old mansion is opened for December 24 at noon and invites all his Bagley Clan, the old, new and the dead to his annual family Christmas Dinner Ball. The Ball takes many wild turns and creates an unpredictable fun-filled gathering. Lets bring in the holidays with toast of jubilance.
Cost: Tickets are $10. Purchase Tickets Here.


A Debby Boone Christmas

Where: The American Theatre 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8pm
What: Celebrate the season with three-time Grammy winner Debby Boone! This holiday concert celebrates the 30th anniversary of her album Home For Christmas, which includes “Silver Bells,” “Christmas Time is Here,” “White Christmas” and other yuletide favorites. There’s no better way to kick off the holidays! 
Cost: Tickets start at $35. Purchase Tickets Here.
 

HAMPTON ROADS PHILHARMONIC: WINTER CLASSICS & HOLIDAY FAVORITES 

Where: The American Theatre, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663
When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:30pm
What: Christmas bells are ringing and so much more when HRP brings to life beloved holiday, film and classical compositions — not to mention a special guest appearance by the Golden Baton raffle winner! You won't want to miss this fan-favorite program for the whole family.
Cost: Tickets are $20. Purchase Tickets Here.


Christmas with the Nelsons, Starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson

Where: The American Theatre, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663
When: Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 8pm
What: It’s always more fun at somebody else’s house for the holidays — especially when it’s the Nelsons, America’s First Family of Entertainment! Third generation Matthew and Gunnar seamlessly weave together songs and stories from their showbiz family, along with their own chart-topping Billboard Christmas singles. This heart-warming multi-media live concert features quick humor, soaring sibling vocals and state-of-the-art big screen video that pays tribute to their legendary father, Ricky Nelson, as well as their grandparents Ozzie and Harriet. A holiday show for all ages, the entire family invites you to celebrate Christmas with the Nelsons! 
Cost: Tickets start at $35. Purchase Tickets Here.


The Soul and Spirit of Christmas with CeCe Winans

Where: The American Theatre 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663
When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8pm
What: Heart and Soul. Joy and Love. Powerhouse vocalist CeCe Winans delivers all that and more in this holiday concert that will have you on your feet by evening’s end! Winans’ dynamic presence has graced stages around the world as she reimagines gospel with the captivating sounds of pop, country and R&B. Winan’s recent album, Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album, packs plenty of familiar tunes, including “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Feliz Navidad” as well as five original songs by her Grammy Award-winning son Alvin Love III. The true meaning of Christmas comes alive onstage with Winans and her merry band of musical revelers!
Cost: Tickets start at $35. Purchase Tickets Here. 

 

Elf The Musical, Jr.

Where: American Theatre, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663
When: December 20-21, 2019 Friday at 6pm. Saturday at 1pm 
What: Join us for Elf The Musical Jr! Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. This program will fuse traditionally separate disciplines of acting, voice and movement into a comprehensive musical for friends and family!
Cost: Tickets are $10. Purchase Tickets Here. 
 
 
  

NEWPORT NEWS

 

 

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS

Where: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News VA
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7:30pm
What: The producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists” have brought together the world’s greatest entertainers for a spellbinding and incredible new holiday production – A Magical Cirque Christmas! Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling illusions and breathtaking cirque artists, performing to all your favorite holiday music. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family.
Cost: Tickets start at $53. Purchase Tickets Here.
 
 

DISNEY'S FROZEN JR

Where: Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA
When: December 5-7 & 14, 2019 at from 7-8pm with additional performances on December 7 & 14, 2019 at 1pm
What: This enchanting modern classic from Disney comes to the Ella Fitzgerald Theater. Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, this is a tale of true love and acceptance between two royal sisters, Elsa and Anna. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and a powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters portrayed by talented young actors, Frozen Jr. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart.
Cost: Tickets $10. A limited number of Family 4-Packs are available for $35. Purchase Tickets Here.
 
 

THE TRIAL OF EBENEZER SCROOGE

Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, 10251 Warwick Blvd, Warwick Blvd Newport News, VA 
When: Fridays & Saturdays, December 6-7, 13-14 & 20-21, 2019 at 8pm and Sundays, December 8, 15, & 22, 2019 at 2:30pm
What: The Trial of the Century! A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old ways and is suing Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. This comical aftermath of A Christmas Carol puts a fun new spin on a timeless classic.
Cost: Tickets $20; Senior, Military $17; Student $12. Purchase Tickets Here.
 
 

DAVE KOZ: 21ST ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS TOUR 2019

Where: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News VA
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8pm
What: More than two decades ago, Grammy nominee Dave Koz – a nice Jewish boy – launched his first-ever Christmas tour. Now fans and families across the country await his arrival with the kind of anticipation formerly reserved for St. Nick himself, earning the saxophonist extraordinaire the nickname “Santa Koz.” The concert will feature fresh renditions of Christmas classics as well as a Chanukah medley and hits from the artists’ respective catalogs. Don’t miss this Ferguson Center tradition! Featuring Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester and Michael Lington with special guest Chris Walker
Cost: Tickets start at $38. Purchase Tickets Here.


CHRIS TOMLIN CHRISTMAS

Where: Ferguson Center for the Arts 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News VA
When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7:30pm
What: Chris Tomlin has sold millions of albums, streamed billions of tracks, spawned 15 No.1 radio singles and has been awarded multiple RIAA Gold and Platinum certifications, a list of Grammy, Dove, Billboard Music and American Music Awards, and is touted by TIME Magazine as “the most often sung artist anywhere.” On any given Sunday, tens of millions in churches across the globe sing songs from Chris’ rich, worship-focused catalog. His benchmark anthems include “At the Cross (Love Ran Red),” “Our God,” “How Great is our God,” and his latest No.1 single “Good, Good Father” was Recording Industry Association of America certified Gold after spending 15 weeks atop the Billboard Top Christian Tracks Chart.
Cost: Tickets start at $26. Purchase Tickets Here.
 
 

HOLLY JOLLY JAMBOREE

Where: Grissom Library, 366 Deshazor Dr, Newport News, VA 23608
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:30pm
What: Join us for tree trimming and cookie decorating, as we enjoy Rudolph the Red-Nosed "Root Deer" floats, play games, and make edible holiday slime!
CostFree! Registration required. Register Here.

 

HOLIDAY FROST

Where: Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA
When: Friday, December 13, 2019 at from 4-8pm
What: This is the 10th year that we have put together this event. Every year, our goal is to bring new experiences and holiday cheer to the children of our community. Join us on December 13th as our facility is transformed into a winter wonderland. Enjoy crafts, games, treats, and so much more during this building-wide celebration.
Cost: FREE and Open to the Public. RSVP is appreciated but not required. RSVP Here. 
 
 

HOLIDAY POPS!

Where: Ferguson Center for the Arts 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News VA
When: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8pm
What: Join us for this must-see holiday tradition – Holiday Pops! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony, the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and special guests. Led by conductor Robert Shoup, Holiday Pops will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect – high energy, familiar carols, and lots of holiday warmth! And we’ll even throw in a surprise or two! We can’t wait to celebrate the season together!
Cost: Tickets start at $25. Purchase Tickets Here.
 
 
Where: Grissom Library, 366 Deshazor Dr, Newport News, VA 23608
When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:30am
What: Explore the customs surrounding Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the winter solstice with stories and crafts. For children ages 3-10.
Cost: Free! Registration required. Register Here Starting Nov 27.


The Virginia Choral Society presents “Wassail” Featuring the Virginia Children’s Chorus

Where: Trinity Lutheran Church 6812 River Road, Newport News VA
When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4pm
Cost: Group Tickets to be sold by VCC for $12 each for the benefit of VCC Online option coming soon; call (757) 440-9100 or e-mail vccinfo@verizon.net 
 
 

The Virginia Choral Society presents “Wassail” Featuring the Virginia Children’s Chorus

Where: Hampton Roads Academy 739 Academy Lane, Newport News VA
When: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4pm
Cost: Group Tickets to be sold by VCC for $12 each for the benefit of VCC Online option coming soon; call (757) 440-9100 or e-mail vccinfo@verizon.net 
 
 

HANDEL'S MESSIAH

Where: First Baptist Church, Newport News, VA
When: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8pm
What: As legend has it, divine inspiration may have played a hand in Handel’s 1741 composition of what has become his most famous work. Not only did he write the massive score in just over three weeks’ time – there is a long-held story that the popular “Hallelujah” chorus was itself inspired by a vision of heaven and its angels revealed to Handel as he wrote it. Our outstanding VSO Chorus will be joined by four fabulous soloists for this holiday masterpiece.
Cost: Tickets start at $25. Purchase Tickets Here. 

 

THE NUTCRACKER

Where: Ferguson Center for the Arts 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News VA
When: Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 1pm & 5pm
What: Virginia Regional Ballet is privileged to perform Tchaikovsky's’ holiday classic, The Nutcracker. From founder and Artistic Director Heidi Robitshek, this cherished Tidewater tradition performed for more than 35 years in Williamsburg now comes to the Ferguson Center. Professional and company dancers featuring guests from the American Repertory Ballet dazzle audiences, bringing Klara’s journey to life. Join us in celebrating this magical ballet filled with holiday charm and cheer!
Cost: Tickets start at $30.50. Purchase Tickets Here.
 
 


NORFOLK


 

DISNEY JUNIOR HOLIDAY PARTY! 

Where: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk VA
When: Friday, November 15, 2019 at 6pm
What: Disney Junior Holiday Party! is a dazzling musical wonderland where children and their families can sing and dance along to their favorite Disney Junior songs plus holiday classics with their favorite Disney friends, including Mickey & Minnie Mouse, the Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina and many more, plus a special visit from Santa Claus!
Cost: Tickets start at $21. Click HERE. Current Discount: Save Over 30% on Select Tickets HERE! 

 

 

Where: Chrysler Hall Norfolk VA
When: November 19-24, 2019
What: Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life (L’Chaim!),” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter that will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life! 
Cost: Tickets start at $40. Purchase Tickets Here

 

 

Governor's School of the Arts: JAZZ

Where: MacArthur Center Mall Live 360° Court, Norfolk VA
When: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 2-4pm. Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 1-3pm. Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 3-5pm. Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 2-4pm. Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 12-2pm.
What: Enjoy your favorite holiday jazz tunes performed by students from The Governor's School for the Arts In Live 360° Court
Cost: Free

 

Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas

Where: Chrysler Hall, 201 East Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk VA
When: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 6pm
What: This holiday season, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox will take the same originality, wit, and virtuous musical performances that have garnered them over 1 billion views on YouTube to revitalize the idea of a Christmas tour itself, in their multi-city "A Very Postmodern Christmas" tour. The tour will feature PMJ's rotating retro collective of showstopping vocalists, dancers, and instrumentalists as they mashup timeless holiday classics and today's pop hits in the "vintage" styles of 20s hot jazz, doo wop, and Motown that have brought the group international acclaim. Put simply: it's the holiday show equivalent of Bing Crosby singing "Little Drummer Boy" with David Bowie.
Cost: $29.50 - $54.50. Purchase Tickets Here.
 
 

THE DOORWAY SINGERS

Where: MacArthur Center Mall, Norfolk VA
When: November 29, 2019 from 1-4pm; December 14, 2019 from 2-5pm; December 21, 2019 from 2-5pm; December 22, 2019 from 2-5pm; December 23, 2019 from 2-5pm; and December 24, 2019 from 11am-1pm
What: The Doorway Singers will entertain guests and get them in the holiday spirit. The carolers sing acappella, which means without music. They’ll perform your favorite holiday tunes, including the classics that bring back memories of Christmases of yore.  They’ll also spice it up with a few jazzy renditions of some more modern holiday songs like “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”.
Cost: Free

 

 

VIRGINIA STAGE PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Where: Wells Theatre, 110 E Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA
When: Show dates between November 29 - December 22, 2019, dates/times vary
What: It wouldn't be the holidays without Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Wells Theatre. Experience the childlike wonder of this heartwarming story that follows the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of redemption where he learns the power of kindness and compassion. This play is recommended for all ages and, in our opinion, is better the more kids you bring.

Cost: Tickets Start at $25. Purchase Tickets Here.

 

BLACK NATIVITY

Where: New Mainstage Theater in Brown Hall Replacement Building at Norfolk State University
When: December 5-8, 2019. Thur-Sat at 7:30pm. Sunday 3pm
What: This roof-raising, soulful, gospel and jazz-infused musical recounts the birth of Christ and is NSU Theatre Company's holiday gift to Hampton Roads! Ring in the holiday with this amazing cast of actors, singers and dancers!
Cost: Tickets are $25. Purchase Tickets Here.
 

 

A CELTIC CHRISTMAS 

Where: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center 340 Granby St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
When: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7pm. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1pm & 4pm
What: A Celtic Christmas is a harmonious blending of King’s Choir of Hampton Roads, featured Scottish fiddler Paul Anderson, Scottish singer, Shona Anderson, and an orchestra of Hampton Roads’ finest musicians. This is a Christmas musical experience rich with familiar Christmas carols, authentic Highland music, and powerful ballads from traditional to the present. Simply Glorious! All proceeds and donations help support King’s Choir of Hampton Roads.
 

 

MASTERWORKS PRODUCTIONS: A STORYLAND CHRISTMAS

Where: Harrison Opera House, 160 West Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA
When: Friday, December 6, 2019, at 7pm
What: Family nursery rhyme and storybook characters must deal with the constant negativity from "The Crooked Man" (Mayor Miserly) who despises Holiday Cheer. Join Old Mother Hubbard and her children as they journey from the Storybook Village, to the Sweet Shop & all the way to the Toy Shop on a delightful adventure to show Mayor Miserly the wonders of Christmas.

Cost: $19.99. Purchase Tickets Here.

 

RICHMOND BALLET'S NUTCRACKER

Where: Chrysler Hall, 201 Brambleton Ave, Norfolk VA
When: Friday - Sunday, December 6-8, 2019. Friday & Saturday at 7pm. Saturday & Sunday at 2pm.
What: This season marks Artistic Director Stoner Winslett’s 40th time staging her continually evolving, acclaimed version of The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s familiar music whisks both Clara and audiences alike on an extraordinary journey, from a battle beneath the branches of a magical Christmas tree, through an enchanted snowy forest, to the Kingdom of Sweets. With its colorful sets, fanciful costumes, and beloved characters, such as the Russian Bear and Arabian Snake, The Nutcracker continues to charm generations. Don't miss this magical collaboration between Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at Chrysler Hall for the 7th consecutive year!
Cost: Tickets start at $25. Purchase Tickets Here.
 
 

VIRGINIA CHORALE - SING WE NOWELL

Where: Christ & St Luke's Episcopal Church, Norfolk
When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4pm 
What: Traditional carols and seasonal anthems fill the air as the Chorale presents its annual joy-filled celebration of the holidays. Harpists Barbara Chapman and Colleen Thorburn join the chorus for the Hampton Roads premiere of Will Todd’s radiant Among Angels, a lustrous evocation of angels in flight. The program also includes alluring arrangements of holiday favorites including I wonder as I wander (Steve Pilkington), Gabriel’s Message  (Stephen Paulus), and Angels We Have Heard on High (Donald McCullough).
Cost: Tickets $25. Student Tickets (ID required) $10. Purchase Tickets Here.

 

THE SAINT PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL FINE ARTS THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS: "BETHLEHEM INN" AN INTERACTIVE DINNER THEATRE

Where: Saint Patrick Catholic School,1000 Bolling Ave., Norfolk, VA
When: December 12-14, 2019. Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7pm. Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7pm. Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2pm & 7pm. 
What: Bethlehem Inn is abuzz with excitement. The "No Vacancy" sign has been displayed for the first time in years, due to the census. The Innkeeper's family is not accustomed to having so many guests, and the stress upon the family becomes quite comical in the first scene. The family will serve the guests their different courses of dinner, making the guests a part of the action. In addition to "The Family", servers will provide the bulk of the patron food service.

 

THE HURRAH PLAYERS PRESENT: "HURRAH FOR THE HOLIDAYS"

Where: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street Norfolk, VA
When: December 13-15, 2019. Friday 7pm. Saturday & Sunday at 2pm.
What: Guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit is the annual production of Hurrah for the Holidays; a joyful celebration featuring all the best of the season - music ranging from your favorite classic standards to popular modern day hits. With renowned Lisa Wallace kick-line dancers, a 6 foot dancing snowman, and a few festive surprises - it's an event for the entire family!
Cost: Tickets are $20-$25. Purchase Tickets Here.

 

 

NORFOLK ACADEMY HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE

Where: MacArthur Center Mall Food Court (Level 3), Norfolk VA
When: Friday, December 13, 2019 from 11am-1pm
What: Enjoy holiday music performed by The Norfolk Academy Lower School String Orchestra
Cost: Free
 
 

The Hurrah Players: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Where: TCC Roper Center 340 Granby Street, Norfolk VA 23510
When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7pm
What: Based on the popular book by Barbara Robinson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is the funny, heartwarming, and mildly irreverent story of what happens when a church play is hijacked by six of the 'absolutely worst kids in the history of the world'. A holiday tradition for 28 years, this event is presented with Happy Hanukkah, My Friend; a short program celebrating the Festival of Lights. Sharon D. Cook of Norfolk returns as Guest Director for this production.
Cost: $20-25
 
 

HOLIDAY POPS!

Where: Harrison Opera House, 160 West Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA
When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8pm
What: Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday Pops! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony, the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and special guests. Holiday Pops will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect —high energy, familiar carols, and lots of holiday warmth! And we’ll even throw in a surprise or two! We can’t wait to celebrate the season together!
Cost: Tickets start at $25. Purchase Tickets Here. 
 
 

JINGLE BELL JAM

Where: MacArthur Center Mall Food Court (Level 3), Norfolk VA
When: Monday, December 16 through Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 from 11am-1pm
What: Get ready to jingle bell rock during the sounds of this holiday season! Dine, or just sit back and relax, and enjoy various choirs from throughout Norfolk Public Schools as they perform holiday songs. The talent level is enormous and the holiday spirit is bright. Holiday cheer is truly here.
Cost: Free
 
 

National Ballet Theatre of Odessa presents Swan Lake

Where: Harrison Opera House, 160 West Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA
When: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
What: This full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The Legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa with 55 talented and brightest Ukrainian ballet Stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life!
 
 

Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night

Where: The Chrysler Museum of Art One Memorial Pl, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
When: Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 5:30-7pm
What: Unsilent Night returns to the NEON District for this holiday season! Join in Virginia Arts Festival, Downtown Norfolk and The NEON District’s 6th annual Unsilent Night, an outdoor boombox parade that brings together art, music, and people during the holidays. All you need to do is show up at The Chrysler Museum of Art with a musical device and some holiday cheer! After we gather, the crowd will walk through the NEON neighborhood, holding aloft boomboxes and speakers playing artist Phil Kline’s electronic musical masterpiece. The music creates a layered, beautiful sound that emanates throughout as you walk down city streets twinkling with holiday lights. Meet between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. in Huber Court at the Chrysler Museum of Art. The museum is open late! The promenade begins at 5:30 p.m., winding through NEON, Ghent and Downtown ending at the Christmas tree at The Plot. 
 
 

Night Before Christmas Hunter House Victorian Museum

Where: Hunter House Victorian Museum 240 W Freemason St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
When: Friday, December 20, 2019 from 5-7pm
What: Your child can experience the classic children's story in an interactive manner throughout the rooms of the museum.  Santa will be our special guest at this evening event.  Please limit adults to two chaperones per child, free of charge.   (Space limited, maximum of 6 children per hourly showing) Shows will be hourly at 5, 6, & 7 PM -advance registration required.
Cost: $20 per child (member-$5 discount) 
 
 

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

Where: Harrison Opera House, 160 West Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA
When: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
What: Vienna Boys Choir
Cost: Tickets start at $21. Purchase Tickets Here. 


A Christmas Toy Story: Live Adaptation

Where: Norfolk Potter's House 6820 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, Virginia 23518
When: December 21 & 22, 2019 from 6:30pm
What: Potters House Norfolk brings to our local community the live adaptation of Disney-Pixar's award-winning film: Toy Story with a bit of a twist. Free Admission. Concessions are going to be available. Everyone is welcome! 


HANDEL'S MESSIAH

Where: Harrison Opera House, 160 West Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA
When: Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8pm
What: As legend has it, divine inspiration may have played a hand in Handel’s 1741 composition of what has become his most famous work. Not only did he write the massive score in just over three weeks’ time – there is a long-held story that the popular “Hallelujah” chorus was itself inspired by a vision of heaven and its angels revealed to Handel as he wrote it. VSO Chorus Director Robert Shoup conducts the VSO Chorus and four fabulous soloists for this holiday masterpiece.
Cost: Tickets start at $25. Purchase Tickets Here. 

 

Christmas Concert featuring that Hampton Roads Metro Band

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Tabernacle Church 7000 Granby St, Norfolk, Virginia 23505
What: Doors open at 6pm. Join us for a Christmas concert featuring the Hampton Roads Metro Band! Enjoy an evening of your favorite holiday music from some of Tidewater’s best local artists.  

 

 

PORTSMOUTH

 

St. John’s Church Presents: 21st Annual Flute & Harp Concert

Where: St. John’s Church, 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth, VA
When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 5-6pm
What: Virginia Symphony members Debra Wendells Cross on flute and Barbara Chapman on harp will perform an hour-long concert of seasonal selections in the candlelit historic worship space of St. John’s Church as part of Portsmouth’s Annual Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival and St. John’s Concert Series. 
Cost: Admission is free and a festive cookie reception will follow the concert. 

 

Monumental and Court Street Baptist Choirs: Excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah”

Where: Monumental UMC, 450 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth, VA
When: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4pm
What: Monumental and Court Street Baptist Choirs will present excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.
Cost: The program is free and open to the public. 

 

SMITHFIELD

 

Miracle on 34th Street

Where: Smithfield Little Theatre 210 N. Church Street Smithfield, VA 23430
When: December 5-15, 2019 Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2pm. Additional matinee performance Saturday December 14th at 2pm. 
What: Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn't want her six-year-old Susan's head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy's, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy's Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.
Cost: Adults $18, Students $10. Season tickets available.

 

A Colonial Christmas Concert at Historic St. Luke's Church by the Smithfield High School Choraliers Ensemble

Where: 14477 Benns Church Blvd. Smithfield, VA 23430
When: December 6 & 7, 2019. Friday 7pm. Saturday 4pm & 7pm.
What: The Smithfield High School Choraliers Ensemble will take you on a trip back in time to the Colonial days this winter. Multiple performances are scheduled. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged as seats are limited. Proceeds will be split evenly between the Smithfield High School Choraliers Ensemble and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum. 
Cost: $10 per person, advance ticket purchase encouraged.

 
 

SUFFOLK

 

Home For Christmas

Where: Southside Baptist Church, 917 Carolina Road, Suffolk, VA 23434
When: Saturday & Sunday, December 14-15, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm
What: A contemporary drama reminding you to be prepared for the holidays…and always.
Cost: FREE. Childcare provided for children 2 and under. 

 

Christmas Cantata at Beech Grove United Methodist

Where: Beech Grove United Methodist Church, 4251 Driver Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435
When: Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 6:30-9pm
What: Presented by the Beech Grove Adult Choir. Piano Music begins at 6:30pm. Reception to follow. Nursery provided.
Cost: Free 

 

VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: HOLIDAY BRASS

Where: Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts, Suffolk, VA
When: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7pm
What: The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays—featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections in an all-new program. You’ll enjoy music from a variety of styles that have made this concert a new holiday tradition!
Cost: Tickets begin at $32. Purchase Tickets Here.
 
 

THE LEAST OF THESE - A CHRISTMAS BALLET

Where: Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts, Suffolk, VA
When: Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 5pm
What: This heart-warming Christmas Ballet inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s “Papa Panov” is sure to inspire compassion and kindness this Christmas. Enjoy an evening of classical ballet and beautiful music sure to invoke the Christmas spirit as a talented cast of local children & adults guide you through Papa’s seemingly uneventful Christmas Day only to find this compassion for the “least of these” has life-long impact!
Cost: Tickets begin at $11. Purchase Tickets Here.
 

 

VIRGINIA BEACH

 

THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI

Where: Regent University, Communication Building - Studio Theatre, Virginia Beach VA
When: November 22-24 and December 6-8, 2019. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm. Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30pm.
What: Two of O. Henry’s beloved Christmas stories come to life in this musical gem. Against the backdrop of a cold New York City, the devoted but impoverished Della and Jim make great personal sacrifices to give each other gifts, while the homeless Soapy pins his hopes for a warm bed on a night in jail. Your heart will melt as they discover – and create – the warmth of the season.
Cost: Tickets are $19.50/$17.25/$11. Purchase Tickets Here.


MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER 

Where: Sandler Center, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 
When: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 3pm & 7pm
What: This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don't miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New York Times, "Hot Ticket!" Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky's timeless score.
 
 

A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS

Where: Sandler Center, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 
When: Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8pm
What: A Motown Christmas stars The Motown Experience, a world-class vocal group comprised of past and present members of motown's most legendary groups including The Temptations, The Miracles, The Capitols, and more. Their soulful groove will combine greatest hits with holiday classics in this family-oriented show. Combining their trademark harmonies and dazzling choreography, there is no question as to why this is what made motown the music of generations. The show is filled with songs from leading groups during Motown's heyday during the 1960s. The Temptations are known for songs such as "My Girl" and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone." Likewise, The Capitols gained acclaim for "Cool Jerk" and "Zig Zaggin.'" Hits like these will be performed by some of the original members of these groups. Gather the whole family for a show that everyone from ages four to ninety-four will cherish!
Cost: Tickets start at $35. Purchase Tickets Here. use promo code MOTOWN to save!
 

 

VIRGINIA VOICES INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS CHRISTMAS

Where: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA
When: Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7pm
What: Please join Virginia Voices International on December 5, 2019 for a family event that will make your Christmas season merry and bright! Our production will include fun-filled Christmas tunes, Christmas carols, the Elf on the Shelf, dancers, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a 60-voice choir, a nativity scene and much more. This Christmas show will be one to remember. Please don't miss this opportunity to celebrate Christmas with us at the Sandler Center. We will see you there!
Cost: Tickets $19. Children 4-12 $10. Children 3-under are FREE. Purchase Tickets Here!


A Wesleyan Christmas: Letters to Santa

Where: Virginia Wesleyan 5817 Wesleyan Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
When: Friday & Saturday, December 6-7, 2019 at 7:30pm
What: Join the Virginia Wesleyan Choirs for an evening of traditional carols (including the First Noel, How Far is It To Bethlehem, Here We Come a Caroling, and God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen) alongside some exciting new holiday music. Also, don't miss some of the sweetest and funniest letters that have been written to Santa (presented as part of the concert)!  
Cost: Tickets are $10-$15
 
 

Ken Ludwig's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - A Holiday Adventure for the Whole Family!

Where: The Patriot Playhouse at First colonial high school 1272 Mill dam road virginia beach, va - 23454
When: Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7pm. Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7pm. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7pm Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2pm
Cost: Tickets sold at the door: $8 adults, $5 students and senior citizens. 
 
 

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONCERT

Where: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 4pm and 8pm & Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4pm. 
What: Don’t miss an unforgettable performance full of holiday cheer with fun, festive music the whole family will love. The Guava Jam Band and guests are back again this holiday season for three live holiday performances, all to benefit the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. Celebrate the season at this annual spectacular LIVE concert to raise money for local military families in need. Help put gifts under the tree for our service members and their families. Remember what is most important this holiday season — and along the way, enjoy a festive night of music, laughter and joy! 
Cost: Active Duty Military Free with ID, General Admission $12, Kids 12 & Under Free! All proceeds benefit Hampton Roads military families in need during the holidays. Purchase Tickets Here. Tickets are available for purchase 11/6/2019. 

  

 

VIRGINIA CHORALE - SING WE NOWELL

Where: First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach, VA
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:30pm 
What: Organist Kevin Kwan joins the Chorale for Benjamin Britten’s monumental cantata Rejoice in the Lamb, one of the 20th century’s most popular works for choir and organ. Favorite seasonal anthems and familiar carols round out this holiday program.
Cost: Tickets $25. Student Tickets (ID required) $10. Purchase Tickets Here. 
 

HOLIDAY HANGAR CONCERT

Where: Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach VA 
When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 5:30-9pm. Doors open at 5pm. 
What: Come listen to the sounds of Symphonic Artisty as they play all of your favorite holiday tunes in our serene museum space. 
Cost: Free admission for the entire family. Reserve Your Ticket Here.
 

Holiday Memories Concert

Where: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach VA
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from  7-8:30pm 
What: The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band proudly presents this year’s Holiday Show: “Holiday Memories.” We all have those stories that warm our hearts and bring smiles to our faces. This year, we want to remind you and your family of just some of those. Come and join us for a festive evening that will be filled with holiday music – both old and new – that will be sure to help start your holiday season right! With family favorites like “Silent Night,” “Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and even a few new ones you’ve never heard before, this is going to be a night to remember. Bring your whole family to this One Night Only performance to celebrate what’s truly the most wonderful time of the year!  

 

THE HEDSPETH FAMILY'S 25TH ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS CONCERT

Where: Spring Branch Community Church, 1500 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
When: Friday, December 13, 2019 and Saturday, December 14, 20189 at 7pm 
What: Join the Hedspeth family as they put on a phenomenal concert to kick off the Christmas Season. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to cover your admission and support Toys for Tots. 
Cost: One new, unwrapped toy


The Virginia Choral Society presents “Wassail” Featuring the Virginia Children’s Chorus

Where: Virginia Wesleyan University S. Goode Performing Arts Center, 5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach, VA
When: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:30pm 
Cost: Group Tickets to be sold by VCC for $12 each for the benefit of VCC Online option coming soon; call (757) 440-9100 or e-mail vccinfo@verizon.net 
 


Holiday Show Band Concert at Thalia Lynn

Where: Thalia Lynn at Town Center, 4392 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
When: Saturday, December 13 & 14, 2019 at 7pm
What: Join the U.S. Fleet Forces Holiday Show Band as they bring in the holiday cheer. Fun for all ages, kiddos and reindeer alike! This concert will be performed for two nights: December 13th and 14th at 7:00 PM.
Cost: Although this is a free event, tickets are required to ensure seating accommodations are met. For ticket requests please contact the Thalia Lynn Office at 757-499-0557. 
 
 

A Christmas Carol at the Lynnhaven House

Where: Lynnhaven House 4409 Wishart Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
When: Friday, December 13, 2019 & Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
What: Experience "A Christmas Carol" like you’ve never imagined! Celebrated actor, John Hardy, mesmerizes audiences with his one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of Christmas spirit. Mr. Hardy effortlessly transforms from Ebenezer Scrooge to Bob Cratchit to a total of 40 different characters right before your eyes as the story unfolds! This dynamic 75-minute one-act performance will be followed by hot cocoa, cookies, and a chance to meet the artist. Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center 2 Shows Only! December 13 & 14 at 7:30pm
Cost: Limited Seating Available Tickets $15/person 
 

 

CTHR PRESENTS "TOO MANY SANTAS"

Where: Zeiders American Dream Theater, 4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11am & 2pm
What: Help Wanted: ‘The United Nicks’ is looking for a creative, hardworking, and fun-loving individual to be a part of their Holiday Team! Due to a clerical error, The United Nicks headquarters at the North Pole is in disarray. Santas from all over the world (and their counter parts) are scrambling to make sense of the mix up and try to save Christmas! We need your help!  Four years’ experience helping others preferred but not required. No previous toy delivery experience required. What to Bring: At least forty-five minutes’ worth of laughter, smiles ready and, of course, a desire to help save Christmas! Only silly applicants will be considered. A fun Holiday treat for the whole family.


Jae Sinnett: Zero to 60

Where: Zeiders American Dream Theater, 4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8pm
What: The musicians joining Jae for this session are saxophonist Ralph Bowen, bassist Terry Burrell and pianist Allen Farnham. All are tremendously respected by their contemporaries. They are the perfect complement to Jae’s swinging, musically soulful, rhythmically hip-shifting drumming. The music on Zero to 60 presents each musician with unique harmonic, melodic and rhythmic challenges. What makes this music stand out though is that within this complexity, you can walk away remembering what you’ve heard. Melodies you can hum and remember. Then there is the swing beat. Wow! Zero to 60 swings as hard as any swinging jazz you’ve heard for more than 30 years! There is incredible passion in this music and it’s balanced with beautiful melodic continuity over advanced layers of harmonic and rhythmic textures. The music invites you in to join it – like a warm friend you enjoy spending time and getting to know. This event will feature Jae’s original music as well as original arrangements of beloved holiday classics.  
Cost: Tickets are $15-$20. Purchase Tickets Here.

 

VIRGINIA CHORALE - BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, UGLY SWEATERS

Where: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA
When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30pm 
What: Let the beautiful music of the holidays remind you of the joy of the season in Virginia Beach Chorale's production of "Beautiful Music, Ugly Sweaters".
Cost: Tickets $24. Student/Military/Senior Tickets (ID required) $20
 
 

VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: PB&J FAMILY SERIES - JINGLE BELL JAM 

Where: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA
When: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3pm. Pre-concert activities start in the lobby at 2pm
What: Santa Claus is coming to town and he's stopping by to be a part of the VSO's ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads. You won't want to miss this holly jolly concert! Get your tickets early – this family favorite is sure to sell out!
Cost: Tickets are $12/child, $17-22/adult. Purchase Tickets Here.
 
 

VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HOLIDAY POPS! 

Where: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA
When: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 7pm
What: Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday Pops! There's no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal son gs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony, the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and special guests. Holiday Pops will have all the magical elements you've come to expect —high energy, familiar carols and lots of holiday warmth! And we'll even throw in a surprise or two! We can't wait to celebrate the season together!
Cost: Tickets start at $27. Purchase Tickets Here.

 

BALLET VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER WITH SYMPHONICITY

Where: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA
When: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:30pm, Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2pm and 7:30pm PM and Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 2pm & 7:30pm
What: Join Ballet Virginia for "The Nutcracker" and experience the beauty and wonder of this breathtaking ballet classic. Ballet Virginia's professional company members will dance lead roles alongside our region's finest young dancers in this dreamy and entertaining production. Once again, Tchaikovsky's magnificent score will be performed live by Symphonicity, the symphony orchestra of Virginia Beach. Escape with Clara and her Nutcracker as he comes to life and saves her from the evil Rat King and his menacing troop. Witness Dr. Drosselmeyer's magical snow as it transforms Clara and her beloved Nutcracker into a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. Waltzing flowers, tiny mice and a delightful Sugar Plum Fairy will make treasured memories and send you away with joy in your heart.
Cost: Tickets are $22-$59. Purchase Tickets Here. 

 

HANDEL'S MESSIAH

Where: Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
When: Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
What: As legend has it, divine inspiration may have played a hand in Handel’s 1741 composition of what has become his most famous work. Not only did he write the massive score in just over three weeks’ time – there is a long-held story that the popular “Hallelujah” chorus was itself inspired by a vision of heaven and its angels revealed to Handel as he wrote it. Our outstanding VSO Chorus will be joined by four fabulous soloists for this holiday masterpiece.
Cost: Tickets start at $25. Purchase Tickets Here. 


37th Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Where: The Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach VA
When:
Monday, December 23, 2019. Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 8pm
What: Symphonicity’s Messiah Sing-Along is a free concert in which the audience performs the choral sections of the Christmas portion of the Messiah by Handel and four professional soloists sing the solo arias and recitatives. Singers with scores (which may be purchased for $10 prior to the concert in the lobby) will be seated on the first floor. Observers may sit in the Mezzanine or Balcony sections.

 


 

 

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