Portsmouth! Where to Find Santa in Portsmouth, VA

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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 Portsmouth (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 29-December 31, 2019. 
Where: Children's Museum of VA, 221 High Street, Portsmouth VA
What: For the first time, a portion of the nostalgic holiday collection known as Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection will be re-envisioned and displayed within The Children’s Museum of Virginia. The Children’s Museum of Virginia will offer new opportunities for visitors to enjoy reimagined holiday exhibits, the popular Eye Spy scavenger hunt, and an array of programs and activities.  Sock Skating also returns to the changing gallery. The Middle Street mall will be decorated with beautiful holiday decorations and Snow Wonders, a light, snow and music show, will be presented each Friday and Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.  A new addition to the mall will be a “Santa Hut” where visitors young and old can whisper their wishes to Santa.
Cost: As a special gift to our loyal visitors, the Children’s Museum of Virginia will be offering a $5 per person general admission, valid from Nov. 29 – Dec. 31, 2019.  That is a 50 percent discount off the regular admission price.  Hours of operation are being extended on Fridays and Saturdays until 8 p.m. and a special adult-only viewing of the holiday display will be scheduled at various times.


Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 5-7pm
Where: Cradock Baptist Church, 96 Afton Parkway, Portsmouth, VA
What: Lighting of the Gazebo, Christmas Party with Christmas Carols, refreshments, hats, gloves, and art & crafts.  


Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9-11am
Where: USCG Base Portsmouth MWR, Portsmouth, VA
What: Come out and enjoy Breakfast with Santa! Don't miss out on a great breakfast, games, crafts, a visit with SANTA and more! Tickets will go on sale November 15th .  
Cost: Ticket prices are $7 for Adults and $5 for Children. Tickets will only be sold in advance.

Annual 5K Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Walk

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 7 - 11:30am
Where: Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704
What: Join the fun and get ready to do the Santa Shuffle in Portsmouth. The 25th Annual 5K Santa Shuffle & 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk will be held Sunday, Dec. 8. Registration for the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 7–8:15 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration for the 5K run takes place from 7–8:45 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. Meet us at the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion for the fun run or the 5K at the annual Santa Shuffle.
Cost: There is a fee to run/walk but spectators are free!

Special Day for Special Needs - Holiday Edition

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 9-11am
Where: Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High Street, Portsmouth VA
What: Join us for our holiday-themed day for children with special needs and their families to enjoy exploration with a reduced number of visitors. Santa returns spreading good cheer and lots of fun with activities and crafts too. We'll open our museum doors early for you, adapt some of the exhibits, and have quiet space available.  Admission is $5 per person with one caregiver admitted for free. Families are encouraged to stay as long as they wish.
Cost: Admission is $5 per person and one caregiver is admitted free. (Admission is good for the day; however, rates are only applicable between 9 – 11 am)

Chili Cook-off with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 12-4pm.
Where: Freedom Boat Club - Portsmouth, VA 10 Crawford Parkway Portsmouth, VA
What: Freedom Boat is having a chili cook-off and we are inviting Santa. Come get your pictures with him and taste some great chili! 

Military Families: Santa's Little Helper Workshop

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 8:30am-12:30pm
Where: Scott Center Bowling Alley Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
What: Join us for family fun on December 21, 2019 for our Santa’s Little Helper Workshop! A morning full of entertainment and fun from 8:30AM-12:30PM. Breakfast included! 

Santa at Bayside

Dates: December 21 & 22, 2019 from 2-4pm
Where: Bayside Harley-Davidson 2211 Frederick Blvd, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
What: Santa is coming to Bayside Harley-Davidson Stop by and Bring the Kids December 21st and 22nd From 2pm to 4pm 



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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