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Snow Wonders

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

On Fridays and Saturdays beginning November 26 – December 18, 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.


Coleman Collection Nativity Scene

Monumental United Methodist Church 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA

The Coleman Collection of animated displays curated for this holiday favorite depicting the Nativity.


Portsmouth Residents Day at Winter Wonderland

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

Free admission for all Portsmouth residents to Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection.


Santa Story Time

Holiday stories about the jolly old elf himself that will warm the heart and delight children of all ages.

Kwanzaa Celebration

Senior Station 3500 Clifford St, Portsmouth, VA

 Learn about the seven guiding principles of the Kwanzaa celebration – unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, co-operative economics, purpose, creativity and earth. Light refreshments served.


Winter Wonderland

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

The Coleman Collection continues to offer a visual treat for all ages young alike who come to visit the animated scenes of ice skaters and children sledding and more.


New Year’s Eve Bash: Countdown to Noon

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

Ring in the new year before bedtime by celebrating Countdown to Noon with a glittery ball drop and fun activities.

Olde Towne Scottish Walk

Olde Towne Portsmouth Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA

 This annual event is modeled after Scotland's Hogmanay Festival, the walk is a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants, wishing them good luck and prosperity in the coming year. The Scottish Walk leads off from London and Washington streets in Olde Towne Portsmouth.


Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Portsmouth Public Library - Main Branch 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA

Drop by Portsmouth's Main Library to make a peace dove in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  All ages are welcome.  Free.

Meet Negro League’s Legend Sam Allen

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Annex 420 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Journey back in time to the era of segregated baseball with Sam Allen, who played left field with the Negro League teams of Kansas City Monarchs, Raleigh Tigers, and Memphis Red Sox before serving in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division.  Allen, a Norfolk resident, is a national treasure and he joins us to reminisce […]

Ms. Martha Reads

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

Ms. Martha Razor presents "The Donkey Who Lost his Memory," a children's story and puppet show written by a Portsmouth student.  Guests will have the opportunity to hear and particiapte in the story and then create their own stick puppet to take home.  First session is at 10:30 a.m. with a second session to follow […]


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 […] is official Portsmouth Virginia calendar of events and activities. Owned and operated by the City of Portsmouth, Virginia for the posting of cultural events and activities hosted by, produced by, or in a local and regional partnership with the City of Portsmouth Virginia.
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