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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast, gifts and pictures with Santa for hundreds of community kids. Free, but reservations are encouraged. Visit


Children’s Christmas Shoppe

Trinity Episcopal Church 500 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA

Children ages 3-12 can shop for their families and friends assisted by one of Trinity’s ‘Elves.’ (Sorry…No parents are allowed. While the parents are waiting, they can browse the Craft […]

Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival

Olde Towne Portsmouth Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA

The Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival began in 1998 and has become the signature holiday event for the City of Portsmouth. In 2022, this special day of music and friendship […]


Holiday Homes Tour

Olde Towne Portsmouth Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA

Experience the spirit of olde world charm with festively decorated homes in the heart of Portsmouth’s Olde Towne Historic District during the Holiday Homes Tour from 1 to 6 p.m. […]

28th Annual Santa Claus Shuffle 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA

With 27 years under our belt, the Santa Claus Shuffle is a well-planned, fun and festive event for the entire family! Get your December off to a great start by […]

Lancaster Memorial Christmas Concert

Monumental United Methodist Church 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA

The annual concert given in memory of Professor AJ Lancaster includes carols, handbells, and music performed by the Sanctuary Choir.