Monday, December 5, 2022

Hospitality & Tourism

Urban Air Adventure Park Slated To Open In Newport News In 2023

NEWPORT NEWS-Urban Air Adventure Park, an indoor amusement facility, has been given the go-ahead to open a location on the Peninsula. On November 22, the Newport News City Council approved a conditional use permit to operate the facility in the...

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...

Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism Picks Up Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

GLOUCESTER-Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism was recently awarded a $5,000 grant for its Visit Gloucester for The Holidays & Beyond project. The grant comes from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC), which awarded more than $300,000 for 64 local and...

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...

Mathews Historical Museum Hosting Christmas Bazaar December 9-10

MATHEWS-The Mathews Historical Museum will host a holiday bazaar on Friday, December 9. The two-day event will feature local artisans selling jewelry, baked goods, holiday greens, and other gifts for the holiday season. Patrons can also pick up a special holiday...

Free Parking Available For Holiday Shoppers In Williamsburg’s Merchants Square Starting December 17

WILLIAMSBURG-Here’s an early holiday gift from the Williamsburg City Council – two hours of free parking in the Prince George garage from December 17 through January 1. “One of the things I think we want to remember is it’s the...

Virginia Will Award Grants To Help Tourism Industry During The Off-Season

RICHMOND-On November 14, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that more than $300,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 64 small business partnerships as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program. The intent of this program...

Professional Bull Riders Returning To Hampton Coliseum In February 2023

HAMPTON-Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will make a stop at Hampton Coliseum on Saturday, February 25, 2023. During the event, fans will have the opportunity to see the world’s best bull riders in their element for the...

New Town Announces Holiday Festivities

JAMES CITY-New Town’s holiday celebrations kick off November 26 and November 27 starting at 11am. There will be photo opportunities with Santa as well as storytelling, free cookies and milk, and performances by Williamsburg Field Musick Fifes & Drums. Events...

Air Power Park Grounds In Hampton Temporarily Closed For Revitalization Work

HAMPTON—Air Power Park, the roadside museum that celebrates Hampton’s history in aviation and space exploration, closed its grounds on Monday, November 21 to address issues with tidal and freshwater flooding. The revitalization work will include regrading park grounds and adding...

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York County Seeking Citizen Input On Water Street Area Master Plan

YORK-York County is seeking input from community members about the future of the Water Street area. Citizens will have the opportunity to offer their feedback regarding the Water Street Area Master Plan during the Christmas Market on Main event...

Hampton Mayor Delivers State Of The City Address

HAMPTON—On Thursday, December 1, more than 500 people gathered at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton to hear the State of the City Address. This marked the first time since 2019 the address was delivered in front of...

Warwick Moose Lodge To Hold Merry Market Craft And Vendor Fair December 4

NEWPORT NEWS—Warwick Moose Lodge, in conjunction with Giving Hope in Hampton Roads, will host a Merry Market Craft and Vendor Show on Sunday, December 4 from 9am to 4pm at 1711 Warwick Moose Ln. in Newport News. The event is...