Norfolk! Where to Find Santa in Norfolk, VA

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Where To Find SANTA in Norfolk VA

Santa is a very busy guy this time of year.

With that in mind, we have a list for you to make it easier to track him down for those memorable holiday meetings, and of course, family photographs!

All of these events in Norfolk (and many more) can be found on our Website Calendar. If you have a Santa appearance to add to this FREE Listing please SUBMIT IT HERE.

Don't miss our other BIG LISTS of Seasonal Fun including Where to Find Santa in Hampton Roads (all cities), Dining with Santa, Holiday Parades, Holiday Performances, Hampton Roads Lights Displays and more!

Featured Listings:




Dates: November 9 - December 24, 2019 during mall hours.
Where: MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 
What: Visit with Santa! Visitors are transported to a winter wonderland when they step inside the spectacular holiday Ice Palace, featuring a 30-foot ice dome with falling snow, a light show and interactive fun for all ages. Visitors can also marvel at the larger-than-life snow globes, leave an icy handprint and sit on the chilly Ice Throne. The adventure culminates with a visit to Santa and a special gift. 
Special Events include Sign Language Santa on November 12 from 1-3pm; Calming Santa on December 8, 2019 from 9-11am; Pet Photos on November 17 and December 1 & 8, from 6:30-8:30pm; and Breakfast with Santa on December 7 & 14 from 8-9:30am.
Cost: Free Visit with Santa. Receive a promotional certificate from Shutterfly when you purchase any photo package. Photo package prices range from $30-50.

Disney Junior Holiday Party!

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 from 6-9pm
Where: Chrysler Hall 201 East Brambleton Avenue Norfolk VA 23510
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. Buy Tickets Here. 


Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 5 PM - 8 PM
Address: Center Court at Norfolk Premium Outlets, 1600 Premium Outlets Blvd Norfolk, Virginia 23502
What: Help Santa & Mrs. Claus kick-off the holidays by lighting our 36' Christmas Tree. We'll be celebrating with family entertainment, children's activities, giveaways and a holiday concert by THE TIDEWATER CONCERT BAND
and more! Bring the kids and start your holiday season off with a magical evening of fun.
Cost: FREE


Dates: Market is open beginning November 23 - December 23, 2019 (Closed on Thanksgiving) Monday-Friday 12-9pm. Saturday & Sunday 10am-9pm. Santa's hours below.
Where: Norfolk Farm Market 6870 N Military Hwy Norfolk, VA 
What:  Santa will be available for visits November 29-December 15, 2019. Friday 5-8 pm, Saturday 11-5, Sunday 11-5. Also available, a wide variety of fresh cut trees and tree stands, wreaths, pine roping, poinsettias and Christmas shop
Cost: Christmas Trees and other seasonal items available for purchase


Dates: November 23-24 and 29-30. December 1, 6-8, 13-24 and 26-31, 2019. Times vary by day.
Where: Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, 111 Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA 23510
What: Celebrate family, art and literature during six magical weeks in this delightful holiday village. New entertainment highlights this holiday season. Gingerbread men walk, nutcrackers talk, and a juggling “jack-in-the-box” will have you jumping out of your seat!  Magic and acrobatics are all part of the show – welcome to Fergus & Foggs’ Toy Emporium! An eccentric inventor has created the most AMAZING vehicles your family has ever seen!  Fantastical cars. A flying bike. Even an airship! This season Dickens’ Christmas Towne proudly presents the wondrously extraordinary inventions of Professor Martin Picklepants! RANDY THE PLAIN-NOSED REINDEER makes his Dickens’ Christmas Towne debut, and he’s got plenty to say!
Cost: $5 for kids (age 3-12)! Kids 2 & under are FREE! $7.50 for adults. Group pricing is available.


Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7pm
Where: Downtown Norfolk VA
What: The 35th Annual Grand Illumination Parade, "Toy Land,” will take place in Downtown Norfolk on Saturday, November 23 at 7pm, bringing thousands of spectators out to take in the beauty, magic, and electric holiday spirit.
Cost: Attendance is free, VIP seating is available. Enter Our Giveaway for Street Seats Here!

Selfies with Santa at Military Circle Mall

Date: November 29-30, December 1, 6-15, 18-24, 2019. Times vary by day. 
Where: Military Circle Mall 880 N. Military Circle Mall Norfolk Virginia 23502 
What: Come take a selfie with Santa! 

Santa's Holiday Parade

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11am
Where: Military Circle Mall, 880 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, Virginia 23502
What: Kick the season off with Military Circle's Annual Holiday Parade. The parade will begin outside of the Food Court and feature Kingdom Kidz Marching Band and more! Be sure to stick around immediately following the parade for a jam session in the Food Court! 


Date: December 2-5 and 9-12, 2019 from 4-5:30pm
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 670 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk VA
What: Before completing the Million Bulb Walk, families are invited to bring their children to decorate a holiday ornament craft and visit Santa! Tickets register children for the program, and include tickets for the whole family to participate in the Million Bulb Walk. Visit with Santa does not include a tram ride.
Cost: Price for NBG Members: $15/child and $14/adult. Price for Not-yet Members: $15/child and $18/adult.  (Includes entry into the Million Bulb Walk and all children ages 2+ and adults must have tickets)

IKEA Norfolk’s Santa’s Workshop Event

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 5pm - 8pm.
Where: IKEA Norfolk 1500 Ikea Way, Norfolk, VA 23502
What: Free event activities include pictures with Santa, gingerbread house and cookie decorating, and a holiday ornament craft.
Cost: Free. 
Additional Information: Children can also participate in the Children’s Holiday Shop. Personal shoppers will help children decorate a holiday gift bag and pick out a gift for their parent or grandparent for just $5 per gift. In celebration of Giving Tuesday, IKEA Norfolk is hosting a toy drive to support Virginia Beach Toys for Tots. Shoppers wishing to participate can purchase a toy or soft toy in-store and donate it in a house-shaped donation bin near the store’s exit. 


Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:30pm
Where: Blair Middle School, Colley & Spotswood Avenues, Norfolk VA
What: Ghent’s Holiday Open House Weekend starts with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Blair Middle School on Colley Avenue.  Join your friends from the Ghent Business Association for a family-friendly event to help spread the holiday spirit throughout Ghent.  Enjoy music and caroling from area school groups. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies.  And, there will be a special appearance by Santa Claus as he helps light the tree.
Cost: Free


Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8-10am
Where: The Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk VA
What: Eat breakfast with Santa, meet Zoo animal ambassadors, make a craft, enjoy all-day Zoo admission and children get to take home a lasting memento of them and Saint Nick. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today! Children's tickets includes one 5″x7″ photo with Santa and frame.
Cost: Members: $20 Adults (18+), $20 Children (5-17). Non-members: $25 Adults (18+), $25 Children (5-17). $5 Any child under 5.


Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9-11am
Where: Smartmouth Brewing Company, 1309 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507
What: Enjoy breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring the family and your wish list and enjoy food from Jessy’s Taco Bistro in a festive holiday atmosphere.  Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have a picture taken with him.
Cost: The cost of the pictures will be $10. Breakfast with Santa is open to everyone. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged.

Breakfast & Photos with Santa at Harbor Park

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9-11:30am
Where: Harbor Park 150 Park Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504
What: Join Santa, Rip Tide and Triton as they enjoy an early Christmas celebration at Hits at the Park Restaurant! Package includes: breakfast buffet, hot chocolate bar, cookie decorating, opportunity to take photos with Santa, Rip Tide and Triton on the field (weather permitting). Participants are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift, which will enter them into a raffle benefiting the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. To RSVP, call 757-622-2222 ext.121 or email John Rogerson at
Cost: $17.50/person

Breakfast with Santa - This event is full.

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10am-12pm
Where: Military Circle Mall 880 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, Virginia 23502 What: Children ages 10 and under, will enjoy a free breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus along with arts and crafts and a selfie with Santa! TEXT: MCBreakfast to 89881 to register your child. (only 5 children per family, as space is limited) 


Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10am-1pm
Where: Saint Patricks Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk VA
What: Kids love choosing Christmas gifts on their own (with the help of our "elves"). Santa will be there for priceless pictures and hearing all those Christmas wishes!
Cost: Gifts are priced between $2-$10.


Dates: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 12-8pm
Where: Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia
What: Join us for a one-day Holiday Market in Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. This festive outdoor wonderland will feature unique and local crafters, a massive Yule Log bonfire, Christmas caroling with a take home carol book, and also a visit from the big-man himself, Santa Claus. During the festivities, hot chocolate, ciders, seasonal craft beer, mulled wine and other holiday treats will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Virginia Stage Associates.
Cost: Free

Military - NAVSTA Norfolk - Winter Wonderland 

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4-6pm
Where: NAVSTA Norfolk - Parade Field, 1570 Gilbert St., Norfolk, VA
What: There will be activities for the children to include bounce houses, hot cocoa bar, arts & crafts, story time with Santa and a tree lighting.. Call 757-455-6663 for more information. 

Military - Breakfast with Santa - Norfolk

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:30-10:30am  
Where: Navy Exchange (Norfolk) 1560 Mall Drive Building #CD-13, Norfolk, Virginia 23511
What: Oh what fun! You're invited to NEX Norfolk's Breakfast with Santa in the Food Court on Saturday, December 7 from 8:30am-10:30am. Ticket of $8 includes breakfast, a meet & greet and photo opportunity with Santa, children's activities, a set of NEX reindeer ears & a NEX bag. USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia will also be handing out a FREE book. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice & coffee.  PARENTS, FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR KIDS IN THEIR PAJAMAS!
Cost: $8. Purchase your tickets at NEX Norfolk's Personalized Services Department. Limited seating available. Get your tickets before they sell out.


Dates: Saturdays, December 7 & 14, 2019 from 8-9:30am
Where: California Pizza Kitchen at MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 
What: Santa always starts his day with a good breakfast and the kids are invited to join him at California Pizza Kitchen. Guests can meet and talk with Santa and enjoy their favorite breakfast and a jolly good time.
Cost: $11. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, there is a link to register on the website link above. 

Military - NSAHRHQ - A Holly Jolly Festivus!

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10am-1pm
Where: NSAHR Headquarters - Marianas Fitness Center and Gym, 7800 Hampton Blvd, Bldg S-400, Norfolk VA 23511 
What: Join us for A Holly Jolly Festivus on Saturday, December 7th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Marianas Hall Gymnasium! There will be a bounce house, face painting, cookie decorating, games, photo booth, pictures with Santa, refreshments & more!


Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Where: VFW Post 4809, 5728 Bartee St, Norfolk, Virginia 23502
What: Join the Tidewater chapter of Outer Banks Entrepreneurs for their 4th Annual Naughty or Nice Vendor Event. It's the perfect place to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list! This is a free, family-friendly event that includes door prize drawings throughout the day, food, fun, games, and even a special visit from Santa!
Cost: Free


Date: Saturdays, December 7 & 14, 2019 from 2-3pm
Where: MacArthur On Ice, Norfolk VA
What: Join Santa on the ice!  Skate with Jolly old St. Nick, grab a photo and share your holiday wishes.  Come dressed like Santa or in your best holiday outfit and receive free skate rentals.
Cost: Included with skating

Breakfast with Santa 

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 9:30-11:30am
Where: Jollity & Co Party Boutique 2111 Granby St, Norfolk VA 23517
What: Join the elves at Jollity & Co for Breakfast with Santa. After a delicious catered breakfast buffet and hot chocolate bar children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa in our Christmas vignette, share their holiday wish lists, get their picture taken and do holiday crafts!! Parents will then receive electronic copies of the photos, with all photo rights and free downloads.
Cost: Adults ages 12 and over ~ $35.00, Children ages 11 and under ~ $28.00 **This is a family event and adult supervision is required. All guests attending will need to purchase a ticket. * 

Brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus 

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 10:30am-1pm
Where: 456 Fish, 356 Granby St, Norfolk VA
What: Brunch with Santa & Mrs. Claus at 456 Fish! Call 757-625-4444 for reservations! Reservations are not required but recommended. 


Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11am-1pm
Where: The Dogbone, 957 W. 21st Street, Norfolk, VA 23517
What: Bring your pets to see Santa Claus at The Dogbone on Sunday, December 8 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. You and your pet can visit with Santa and have your picture taken too! Receive 10% off any purchase during the event.


Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 8:30-10:30am (boarding at 8am)
Where: Spirit Cruises in Norfolk VA
What: A breakfast cruise with Santa. 
Cost: $34.90 per adult, $24.90 per child age 12 and under

IKEA Norfolk’s Breakfast with Santa Event

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 9:30-11am
Where: IKEA Norfolk 1500 Ikea Way, Norfolk, VA 23502
What: Join us and our special guest, Santa for breakfast! He'll be stopping by to say hello and take some tableside photos from 9:30-11am! See you there!

Visit with Santa!

Date: December 14, 2019 from 1-3pm
Where: The Village Mermaid 3900 Granby St, Norfolk, Virginia 23504
What: Santa Claus is coming to the The Village Mermaid and we cannot wait!!! Please join us for our annual visit with jolly ol' St. Nick!!! Refreshments and unique photo opportunities with Santa!!! Pets are welcome too!!! Avoid the mall lines and spend family quality time with Santa one on one!!! 

Kids Day with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 2-4pm
Where: Hank's Filling Station 4301 Colley ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23508
What: Santa is here! Santa is here! Santa is here! #SantaAtHanks Santa will be at Hank's this Saturday, 2-4pm. Stop in with the kiddos so they can let Santa know what's on their Christmas lists. Taking photos with Santa is welcome at this free event. Dress warmly. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Hang out with Santa Claus in Hank's backyard.

Santa Is Here!

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 3-5pm
Where: Thrift Store USA 875 E. Little Creek Rd., Norfolk, Virginia 23518
What: Free pictures with Santa for kids and kids at heart. Bring a camera.

Beers with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 3-5pm
Where: Maker's Farmers Market 735 E. 23rd Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23504
What: Santa is coming to Maker's Craft Brewery!!!! Avoid the malls. The heck with the long line to visit Santa. Come by and have pictures taken with Santa!!! And adults can enjoy a beer  

Doggie Day with Santa

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 1-4pm
Where: Hank's Filling Station 4301 Colley ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23508
What: Thanks to our friends at Happy Tails Resort (, Santa will be at Hank's this Sunday, 2-4pm. Stop in with your doggies so they can let Santa know what's on their Christmas lists. Taking photos with Santa is welcome at this free event. Dress warmly. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Hang out with Santa Claus in Hank's backyard. 


Dates: Mondays-Thursdays, December 16-30, 2019 
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, VA 23518
Tinsel Tram Deluxe: Visit with Santa, make a keepsake holiday ornament, and ride our open-air tram through the Dominion Energy Garden of Lights. 
Cost: $20/person for NBG Members, $25/person for not-yet-members. Registration/ticket required.


Dates: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 6:30pm
Where: Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk Virginia
What: Wear your pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk while listening to Mrs. Claus read bedtime stories.
Cost: Free

Breakfast With Santa

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 11am-3pm
Where: Origami 5957 E. Virginia Beach Blvd Norfolk, VA 23502
What: Join us for games, arts and crafts , face painting , breakfast buffet and pictures with Santa !! For more information 757-550-4095. 


Dates: Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 2-3pm
Where: Horace C. Downing Branch 555 E. Liberty St. Norfolk, Virginia 23523
What: Santa will visit Horace Downing bringing hot chocolate and cookies for those who come to visit.
Cost: Free

Cookies & Cider with Santa at TASTE Ghent

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 12-2pm
Where: TASTE Ghent 407 West 21st Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23517
What: Visit Santa at TASTE Ghent for cookie decorating and cider on Saturday evening. Bring your camera and snap photos of your family, your kids or even your pets with jolly Old Saint Nick and enjoy cookies and cider around our fire pit. Admission is free! While supplies last. 

Naval Base Cruise with Santa!

Date: Monday, December 23, 2019 from 2-4pm
Where: Rover Cruises Norfolk, Virginia 23510
What: Before their busiest day of the year, Santa and Mrs. Claus have decided to take the best Tour in Norfolk aboard the Victory Rover!  It will be your last chance to convince Santa that you should be on the nice list! Cruise departs from Nauticus and also includes complimentary same day admission to Dickens' Christmas Towne (Open 10am - 8pm)
Cost: Adults $25 Children $15  

Santa's Comin' to Brunch at Grain

Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 from 10am-3pm
Where: Grain 100 East Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
What: We just got word from the North Pole that Santa has RSVP'd to our Christmas Brunch! Enjoy traditional holiday favorites, top brunch dishes and photo-ops with the big guy himself! We will be accepting reservations for this special holiday brunch, be sure to make them early, before they fill up! Book Now: please e-mail or call our Holiday Hotline: 757.763.6227 Brunch 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 



All of these events (and many more) can be found on our Website Calendar. If you have a Santa appearance to add to this FREE Listing please SUBMIT IT HERE.


Looking for Santa in a specific place: We have broken out the lists by city to make finding the right location a little easier:

Santa in Chesapeake, VA                        Santa in Hampton, VA

Santa in Virginia Beach, VA                    Santa in Portsmouth, VA

Santa in Norfolk, VA                                Santa in Newport News, VA

Santa in Suffolk, VA

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