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Virginia Living Museum Creates Santa’s Nature Reserve For The Holidays

NEWPORT NEWS—The Virginia Living Museum (VLM) has transformed its boardwalk trail into Santa’s Nature Reserve for the holidays, replete with soft lights along the wooded trail that lead visitors to StoryBook Village and a family Dinosaur Tale. Kids and...

Ferguson NlightN Holiday Event Schedule Brings Seasonal Events To Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—Starting last week during Thanksgiving and running through New Year’s Day, the Ferguson NlightN Holiday Event Series is bringing the sights and sounds of the season to Newport News for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Pronounced “enlighten,” the...

York County’s Holiday Events Include Inaugural Nighttime Market

YORK-York County has more than half a dozen holiday events on its calendar to help usher in the Christmas season for community members. Seasonal celebrations kick off on Friday, December 2 with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Victory Monument...

Rivers Casino Portsmouth Set To Open January 15

PORTSMOUTH-Rivers Casino Portsmouth has announced a date for its opening. The $340 million facility will open to the public on Sunday, January 15, at 3pm, according to a release issued November 21. The Virginia Lottery Board approved a casino operator’s license...

Colonial Williamsburg’s Liberty Ice Pavilion Now Open For The Season

WILLIAMSBURG-Liberty Ice Pavilion, the outdoor ice skating rink located along Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg, is now open for the season. The rink, which opened on Friday, November 18, will remain in operation daily through February 26, 2023,...

Hampton Releases Holiday Events Lineup

HAMPTON—Hampton is gearing up for holiday fun in November and December with winter-themed festivities galore. Events include entertainment from aerialists, jugglers, and illusionists, a craft market, and the popular lighted boat parade. Here's a sampling of what to expect...

Newport News Tourism Honored by ConventionSouth Magazine

NEWPORT NEWS—Newport News tourism was among 24 winners selected in the Virginia and DC area to receive a Readers’ Choice Award, which is presented annually by ConventionSouth magazine. Other Peninsula tourism winners included Colonial Williamsburg Resorts, Hampton Convention and...

Tickets Available For Sweethaven Country Christmas

JAMES CITY-Sweethaven Lavender of Williamsburg farm will host Sweethaven Country Christmas with family activities for three weekends this holiday season. The farm will be open on Saturday, November 26; Saturday December 3, and Sunday, December 4; and Saturday, December 10...

The Professional Box Lacrosse Association Finds New Home In Hampton

HAMPTON—According to National Geographic, hammerhead sharks are aggressive hunters that feed on smaller prey, but do not actively seek out humans. However, they are quite defensive and will attack when provoked. While that may be true for the hammerheads one...

Excitement Building For Brick Fest Live December 30–31 In Hampton

HAMPTON—Brick Fest Live is a traveling event that brings interactive shows, unique displays, building activities, and more to cities across the country. Known as the nation’s premier LEGO event, as well as the biggest and best celebration of all things...

The Wagsters Magic Theatre Introducing Christmas Show This Holiday Season

JAMES CITY-Brandon and Hannah Wagster are gearing up for their first holiday season since opening The Wagsters Magic Theatre in Williamsburg last summer. The husband-and-wife duo have accumulated a local fanbase while showcasing their illusions, sleight of hand tricks,...

Take A Stroll Through The Celebration In Lights

NEWPORT NEWS—For more than 20 years, people have opted to walk through the Celebration in Lights in Newport News Park, leaving their vehicles behind so they can concentrate on the two-mile journey of wonder and beauty, passing more than...

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NetworkPeninsula Hosting 10th Annual Impact Forum on December 8 in Williamsburg

NEWPORT NEWS-NetworkPeninsula will host its 10th Annual Impact Forum from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Thursday, December 8 at the College of William & Mary School of Education in Williamsburg. NetworkPeninsula, which celebrates its 15th anniversary on Monday, December 5, facilitates...

Jolly’s Mill Pond Hosting Pop-Up Farmers Market December 3 In James City County

JAMES CITY-Jolly’s Mill Pond will host a “Holly Jolly Christmas” pop-up farmers market on Saturday, December 3. The event will be held from 2pm to 5pm at the farm, which is located at 2756 Jolly Pond Rd. in James City...

James City County Parks & Recreation Department Earns National Reaccreditation

JAMES CITY-James City County announced on November 28 that its Parks and Recreation Department recently earned reaccreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The distinction makes...