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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 […]


Breakfast with Santa

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

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 takes place on Saturday December 10th, from 11 AM until 5 PM. You’ll find even more music in restaurants, bars, and churches after the festival […]


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. on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Tickets are $15 for the self-guided walking tour. Upgrade to the Golden Ticket and add a tour of the Hill […]

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 joining the crowds of costumed runners through the beautiful historic streets of Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia and along the scenic seawall. When you’ve finished your […]


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 Tables. Many fascinating gifts are available.) All gifts are only $4.00 each and are gift wrapped to keep the surprise a secret. PLEASE NOTE: We […]

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.

Cookies And Cocoa Pajama Party

Join Father Christmas and the Snow Queen for a one-of-a-kind Pajama Party, complete with songs, stories, a make-n-take craft and, of course, cookies and hot cocoa in your PJs! 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 […]


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 […]


Annual Flute and Harp Concert

St Johns Episcopal Church 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth, VA

In the midst of this year's holiday season, renew your spirit during the 24th annual Flute & Harp Concert at St. John's Church on Saturday, December 17 at 5pm featuring Virginia Symphony members Debra Wendells Cross on flute and Barbara Chapman on harp. This will be an hour-long free concert of seasonal selections in the candlelit […]


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 […]

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 with valid ID.