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Shop Small Saturday in Olde Towne

Olde Towne Portsmouth Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA

Skip those Black Friday crowds and come ENJOY Shop Small Saturday in Olde Towne! Get your holiday shopping started a bit earlier this year! Starting at 10 am, visit all of the beautifully decorated shops, listen to great live music, and treat yourself to a relaxing lunch in one of our 26 chef-owned restaurants! Come […]


Coleman Collection Nativity Scene

Monumental United Methodist Church 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA

Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection is a popular holiday tradition in Portsmouth. However, a centerpiece of the collection resides just around the corner at Monumental Methodist Church. The Nativity Scene, because of it’s religious significance, was best housed outside a public building and separate from the rest of the collection. However, it remains a very […]


Rooting For the Home Team: Portsmouth’s Black Baseball Players, Promoters, and Parks

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum 901 Elm Avenue, Portsmouth, VA

Black History Now 2022 and the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum proudly presents the exhibition of  Rooting for the Home Team: Portsmouth's Black Baseball Players, Promoters and Parks.  In the post-World War II era, "Baseball was king" in the sports world of Hampton Roads, especially in the African American community.  Discover the joy of baseball […]


Winter Wonderland (The Coleman Nursery Collection)

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Nursery Collection offers a nostalgic, holiday-themed visual treat for young and old alike. Come visit the animated scenes of Christmas trees and lights, ice skaters, children sledding, little people, children from around the world, a Victorian chalet, caroling villagers and more. The display opens on Friday, November 25th, in conjunction with […]


Snow Wonders

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Snow will fall from the sky, music will fill the air, and we hope that it brings nostalgic memories of the past. Enjoy this magical holiday experience! Join us on the Middle Street Mall outside the Children's Museum of Virginia for this free seasonal event.


Museum Shop Sunday

Museum Shops & the Portsmouth Welcome Center Special discounts on one-of-a-kind items found at any of the Museum Shops and the Portsmouth Welcome Center. Get ahead on holiday shopping while supporting your local museums!

Pancakes with Father Christmas and the Snow Queen

The Book Club on High 620 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Join Father Christmas, the Snow Queen and Mary Veale for songs, stories, a make & take craft and, of course, festive pancakes! Children's tickets include all this, with adult tickets granting admission only. Pastries, coffee, and other items will be available for adults to purchase. (10% admission tax added to each ticket.) Call 757-705-8130 for […]


Olde Towne Antique & Flea Market

Olde Towne Portsmouth Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA

Visit the Olde Towne Antique & Flea Market on the first Saturday of each month, rain or shine, and enjoy the eclectic collection of unique and antique wares. With more than 70 vendors, you will discover a great selection of antique and flea market items of all types – priced to sell! Shop for estate […]


Shipyard Seasons Greetings

Naval Shipyard Museum 2 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

See mid-20th century images of shipyard buildings and facilities decorated for the holidays. Despite being an industrial facility, the shipyard did manage to make merry for the holidays with large outdoor signs, huge, homemade Christmas trees, and unique office decorations—most of which were crafted by the workers themselves.


Candlelight Caroling with Father Christmas and Mary Veale

Olde Towne Portsmouth Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA

Join Father Christmas and Mary Veale as they carol, impart a bit of history, and tell stories along a special route through Olde Towne Portsmouth. Caroling begins at the Christmas Tree outside the Children's Museum in Middle Street Mall and ends with a tour and refreshments at Historic Hill House, after which guests will be […]

A Special Day for Special Needs

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Join us for a morning of reduced lights, and sounds to help everyone enjoy the museum. Explore local resources while visiting the museum! The Children's Museum of Virginia welcomes families with children who have behavioral health and/or developmental challenges. Visitors can explore the museum, use adaptive materials, relax in a quiet space and enjoy a […]

Virginia Handbell Consort Holiday Concert

Churchland High School 4301 Cedar Ln, Portsmouth, VA

It's the 84th Season of the Portsmouth Community Concerts. Tickets are $25 each. Concerts are held inside the beautifully restored auditorium at Churchland High School. Formed in the fall of 1996, the Virginia Handbell Consort became the first community handbell ensemble in the Hampton Roads area. Their auditioned musicians perform on handbells, hand chimes, and […]