november, 2019

29novAll Day31decWinter Wonderland at the Children’s Museum of VirginiaHoliday Event

Sleeping Santa

Event Details

November 29 through December 31

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.

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.

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Gallery Shop will remain open during the holiday season filled with unique and one-of-a-kind items.  Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, updates on activities and programs, and photos of the new holiday installation at the Children’s Museum visit

Children’s Museum of Virginia, 221 High Street, 757-393-5258



November 29 (Friday) - December 31 (Tuesday)