Antiques to Flea Market

Antiques to Flea Market

Every first Saturday – County Street Garage

Friends of the Portsmouth Library Book Sale

Friends of the Portsmouth Library Book Sale

Every First Friday & Saturday – Portsmouth Main Library

Forestry Stewardship Corps

Forestry Stewardship Corps

Paradise Creek Nature Park Fridays & Saturdays, see listings for details

Early Bird Walk

Early Bird Walk

Monthly Event @ Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Events This Week

December 11, 2017
  • WINTER WONDERLAND: The Coleman Collection

    November 28, 2017-December 31, 2017  

    November 24 – December 31, 2017 (Closed Mondays and Christmas Day)
                  
    Tuesdays-Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Fridays-Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Sundays 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
     
    The origins of Winter Wonderland date more than 50 years ago when Coleman Garden Nursery on High Street was operated by Junie and Millie Lancaster. They began collecting animatronics after visiting Disney’s Small World exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. When the nursery closed in 2004, the City of Portsmouth Museums acquired the collection, which is now in its fourteenth year of sharing this holiday tradition.

    PURCHASE TICKETS:
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3625504

    PURCHASE A KEY PASS:
    Children's Museum of Virginia and Winter Wonderland Ticket Bundle
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7136663

     

December 12, 2017
  • WINTER WONDERLAND: The Coleman Collection

    November 28, 2017-December 31, 2017  

    November 24 – December 31, 2017 (Closed Mondays and Christmas Day)
                  
    Tuesdays-Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Fridays-Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Sundays 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
     
    The origins of Winter Wonderland date more than 50 years ago when Coleman Garden Nursery on High Street was operated by Junie and Millie Lancaster. They began collecting animatronics after visiting Disney’s Small World exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. When the nursery closed in 2004, the City of Portsmouth Museums acquired the collection, which is now in its fourteenth year of sharing this holiday tradition.

    PURCHASE TICKETS:
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3625504

    PURCHASE A KEY PASS:
    Children's Museum of Virginia and Winter Wonderland Ticket Bundle
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7136663

     

  • Snow Wonders! Sock Skating Rink

    December 12, 2017
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    New This Year
    Snow Wonders! Sock Skating Rink
    Don your most festive pair of socks and enjoy a new holiday experience. Indoor sock skating comes to the museum for skating and sliding fun for visitors of all ages
    Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-8:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm

  • Winter Wonderland: Holiday Builders

    December 12, 2017  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Make n Take

    December 12, 2017  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Make n Take

    December 12, 2017  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse - Space Mission

    December 12, 2017  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse-Space Mission
    11:00 am, 2:00 pm

    Join Jack and his sister Annie on their latest adventure into space to solve yet another mystery in the Magic Treehouse. Based on the Mary Pope Osbourne book series, the Magic Treehouse is your ticket to view the wonders of the universe with Jack and Annie.

  • Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light

    December 12, 2017  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light
    1:00 & 3:00 pm.

    Seasons of Light is one of our traditions of the season. Have you ever wondered where seasonal traditions like the Yule Log, candles, Menorah and Santa come from? Wonder no more. This feature explores the traditions along with the importance of light during this darkest time of the year.

  • Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse - Space Mission

    December 12, 2017  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse-Space Mission
    11:00 am, 2:00 pm

    Join Jack and his sister Annie on their latest adventure into space to solve yet another mystery in the Magic Treehouse. Based on the Mary Pope Osbourne book series, the Magic Treehouse is your ticket to view the wonders of the universe with Jack and Annie.

  • Writer's Group

    December 12, 2017  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

  • Lego Club

    December 12, 2017  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

  • Portsmouth Master Gardener Lecture Series: Fascination for Pollination

    December 12, 2017  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension / Portsmouth Master Gardner for a free gardening lecture: Fascination for Pollination. Their mission is to educate Portsmouth residents about safe, effective and sustainable garden management practices. They are volunteers who have received extensive training under the auspices of Virginia Tech, Virginia State, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office to provide unbiased, research-based horticultural information, tips, techniques and advice to the community. Free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-5314 or visit www.pmgv.org.

December 13, 2017
  • WINTER WONDERLAND: The Coleman Collection

    November 28, 2017-December 31, 2017  

    November 24 – December 31, 2017 (Closed Mondays and Christmas Day)
                  
    Tuesdays-Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Fridays-Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Sundays 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
     
    The origins of Winter Wonderland date more than 50 years ago when Coleman Garden Nursery on High Street was operated by Junie and Millie Lancaster. They began collecting animatronics after visiting Disney’s Small World exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. When the nursery closed in 2004, the City of Portsmouth Museums acquired the collection, which is now in its fourteenth year of sharing this holiday tradition.

    PURCHASE TICKETS:
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3625504

    PURCHASE A KEY PASS:
    Children's Museum of Virginia and Winter Wonderland Ticket Bundle
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7136663

     

  • Snow Wonders! Sock Skating Rink

    December 13, 2017
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    New This Year
    Snow Wonders! Sock Skating Rink
    Don your most festive pair of socks and enjoy a new holiday experience. Indoor sock skating comes to the museum for skating and sliding fun for visitors of all ages
    Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-8:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm

  • Winter Wonderland: Holiday Builders

    December 13, 2017  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Veteran's Services

    December 13, 2017  10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library

  • Make n Take

    December 13, 2017  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Make n Take

    December 13, 2017  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse - Space Mission

    December 13, 2017  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse-Space Mission
    11:00 am, 2:00 pm

    Join Jack and his sister Annie on their latest adventure into space to solve yet another mystery in the Magic Treehouse. Based on the Mary Pope Osbourne book series, the Magic Treehouse is your ticket to view the wonders of the universe with Jack and Annie.

  • Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light

    December 13, 2017  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light
    1:00 & 3:00 pm.

    Seasons of Light is one of our traditions of the season. Have you ever wondered where seasonal traditions like the Yule Log, candles, Menorah and Santa come from? Wonder no more. This feature explores the traditions along with the importance of light during this darkest time of the year.

  • Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse - Space Mission

    December 13, 2017  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse-Space Mission
    11:00 am, 2:00 pm

    Join Jack and his sister Annie on their latest adventure into space to solve yet another mystery in the Magic Treehouse. Based on the Mary Pope Osbourne book series, the Magic Treehouse is your ticket to view the wonders of the universe with Jack and Annie.

  • Mid-Town Santa House

    December 13, 2017  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Kroger Marketplace, 1301 Frederick Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23707, USA

    Children are invited to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa's House in the Kroger Marketplace parking lot at 1301 Frederick Boulevard. For more information please call (757) 398-3331.

December 14, 2017
  • WINTER WONDERLAND: The Coleman Collection

    November 28, 2017-December 31, 2017  

    November 24 – December 31, 2017 (Closed Mondays and Christmas Day)
                  
    Tuesdays-Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Fridays-Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Sundays 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
     
    The origins of Winter Wonderland date more than 50 years ago when Coleman Garden Nursery on High Street was operated by Junie and Millie Lancaster. They began collecting animatronics after visiting Disney’s Small World exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. When the nursery closed in 2004, the City of Portsmouth Museums acquired the collection, which is now in its fourteenth year of sharing this holiday tradition.

    PURCHASE TICKETS:
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3625504

    PURCHASE A KEY PASS:
    Children's Museum of Virginia and Winter Wonderland Ticket Bundle
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7136663

     

  • Snow Wonders! Sock Skating Rink

    December 14, 2017
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    New This Year
    Snow Wonders! Sock Skating Rink
    Don your most festive pair of socks and enjoy a new holiday experience. Indoor sock skating comes to the museum for skating and sliding fun for visitors of all ages
    Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-8:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm

  • Winter Wonderland: Holiday Builders

    December 14, 2017  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Preschool Storytime

    December 14, 2017  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Portsmouth Public Libraries

    LOCATIONS
    Manor Branch:
    1401 Elmhurst Lane
    For more info call (757) 465-2916.

    Churchland Branch:
    4934 High Street West
    For more info call (757) 686-2538.

  • Make n Take

    December 14, 2017  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Preschool Storytime

    December 14, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Location: Cradock Branch (28 Prospect Pkwy)
    757-393-8759

  • Make n Take

    December 14, 2017  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse - Space Mission

    December 14, 2017  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse-Space Mission
    11:00 am, 2:00 pm

    Join Jack and his sister Annie on their latest adventure into space to solve yet another mystery in the Magic Treehouse. Based on the Mary Pope Osbourne book series, the Magic Treehouse is your ticket to view the wonders of the universe with Jack and Annie.

  • Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light

    December 14, 2017  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light
    1:00 & 3:00 pm.

    Seasons of Light is one of our traditions of the season. Have you ever wondered where seasonal traditions like the Yule Log, candles, Menorah and Santa come from? Wonder no more. This feature explores the traditions along with the importance of light during this darkest time of the year.

  • Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse - Space Mission

    December 14, 2017  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse-Space Mission
    11:00 am, 2:00 pm

    Join Jack and his sister Annie on their latest adventure into space to solve yet another mystery in the Magic Treehouse. Based on the Mary Pope Osbourne book series, the Magic Treehouse is your ticket to view the wonders of the universe with Jack and Annie.

  • Mid-Town Santa House

    December 14, 2017  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Kroger Marketplace, 1301 Frederick Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23707, USA

    Children are invited to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa's House in the Kroger Marketplace parking lot at 1301 Frederick Boulevard. For more information please call (757) 398-3331.

December 15, 2017
  • WINTER WONDERLAND: The Coleman Collection

    November 28, 2017-December 31, 2017  

    November 24 – December 31, 2017 (Closed Mondays and Christmas Day)
                  
    Tuesdays-Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Fridays-Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Sundays 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
     
    The origins of Winter Wonderland date more than 50 years ago when Coleman Garden Nursery on High Street was operated by Junie and Millie Lancaster. They began collecting animatronics after visiting Disney’s Small World exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. When the nursery closed in 2004, the City of Portsmouth Museums acquired the collection, which is now in its fourteenth year of sharing this holiday tradition.

    PURCHASE TICKETS:
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3625504

    PURCHASE A KEY PASS:
    Children's Museum of Virginia and Winter Wonderland Ticket Bundle
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7136663

     

  • Snow Wonders! Sock Skating Rink

    December 15, 2017
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    New This Year
    Snow Wonders! Sock Skating Rink
    Don your most festive pair of socks and enjoy a new holiday experience. Indoor sock skating comes to the museum for skating and sliding fun for visitors of all ages
    Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-8:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm

  • Winter Wonderland: Holiday Builders

    December 15, 2017  9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Make n Take

    December 15, 2017  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse - Space Mission

    December 15, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse-Space Mission
    11:00 am, 2:00 pm

    Join Jack and his sister Annie on their latest adventure into space to solve yet another mystery in the Magic Treehouse. Based on the Mary Pope Osbourne book series, the Magic Treehouse is your ticket to view the wonders of the universe with Jack and Annie.

  • Make n Take

    December 15, 2017  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light

    December 15, 2017  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light
    1:00 & 3:00 pm.

    Seasons of Light is one of our traditions of the season. Have you ever wondered where seasonal traditions like the Yule Log, candles, Menorah and Santa come from? Wonder no more. This feature explores the traditions along with the importance of light during this darkest time of the year.

  • Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse - Space Mission

    December 15, 2017  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse-Space Mission
    11:00 am, 2:00 pm

    Join Jack and his sister Annie on their latest adventure into space to solve yet another mystery in the Magic Treehouse. Based on the Mary Pope Osbourne book series, the Magic Treehouse is your ticket to view the wonders of the universe with Jack and Annie.

  • Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light

    December 15, 2017  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light
    1:00 & 3:00 pm.

    Seasons of Light is one of our traditions of the season. Have you ever wondered where seasonal traditions like the Yule Log, candles, Menorah and Santa come from? Wonder no more. This feature explores the traditions along with the importance of light during this darkest time of the year.

  • Winter Wonderland Face Painting

    December 15, 2017  3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Winter Wonderland: Origami Ornaments

    December 15, 2017  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Make n Take

    December 15, 2017  4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Mid-Town Santa House

    December 15, 2017  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Kroger Marketplace, 1301 Frederick Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23707, USA

    Children are invited to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa's House in the Kroger Marketplace parking lot at 1301 Frederick Boulevard. For more information please call (757) 398-3331.

  • Winter Wonderland A Visit With Santa

    December 15, 2017  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give your life its highest beauty and joy . . .” A Very Virginia Christmas by Wilford Kale, 1987. Families may visit Santa during the Winter Wonderland exhibit at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center.

  • Snow Wonders

    December 15, 2017  5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Scout Gingerbread House Workshops

    December 15, 2017  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Scout Gingerbread House Workshops

    The Children’s Museum of Virginia is excited to offer this annual holiday workshop to area scout troops. We welcome troops of all ages to participate in our Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops. We provide the house and candy. The workshops last for an hour and a half. Participants may use as much or as little of that time to decorate their house. This is a fun holiday treat for your troop sure to provide laughs, messy fingers, and plenty of memories.

    To register: Contact Ian Francis at 757-393-8983, ext. 23 or at francisi@portsmouthva.gov

    Requirements: A groups must have at least 10 participants in order to book this workshop. Space is limited, so reservations are on a first come, first served basis.

    Cost: $15.00 per participant

    Available Dates and Times:

    Friday, December 1, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Friday, December 8, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Friday, December 15, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

  • Home School Gingerbread Workshops

    December 15, 2017  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Homeschool Gingerbread Workshops

    The Children’s Museum of Virginia is offering this annual holiday workshop to homeschool groups. We welcome groups of all ages to participate in our Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops. We provide the house and the candy. The workshops last for an hours and a half. Participants may use as much or as little of that time to decorate their house. This is a fun holiday treat sure to provide laughs, messy fingers and plenty of memories.

    To register: Contact Ian Francis at 757-393-8983, ext. 23 or at francisi@portsmouthva.gov

    Requirements: A groups must have at least 10 participants in order to book this workshop. Space is limited, so reservations are on a first come, first served basis.

    Cost: $15.00 per participant

    Available Dates and Times:

    Friday, December 1, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Friday, December 8, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Friday, December 15, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

  • Beazley Planetarium: Let it Snow!

    December 15, 2017  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Let It Snow!
    6:00 pm

    The show features a new variety of festive classics from Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Bulre Ives and Brenda Lee. There is a stunning multi-media final by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

  • Snow Wonders

    December 15, 2017  6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

December 16, 2017
  • WINTER WONDERLAND: The Coleman Collection

    November 28, 2017-December 31, 2017  

    November 24 – December 31, 2017 (Closed Mondays and Christmas Day)
                  
    Tuesdays-Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Fridays-Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Sundays 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
     
    The origins of Winter Wonderland date more than 50 years ago when Coleman Garden Nursery on High Street was operated by Junie and Millie Lancaster. They began collecting animatronics after visiting Disney’s Small World exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. When the nursery closed in 2004, the City of Portsmouth Museums acquired the collection, which is now in its fourteenth year of sharing this holiday tradition.

    PURCHASE TICKETS:
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3625504

    PURCHASE A KEY PASS:
    Children's Museum of Virginia and Winter Wonderland Ticket Bundle
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7136663

     

  • Snow Wonders! Sock Skating Rink

    December 16, 2017
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    New This Year
    Snow Wonders! Sock Skating Rink
    Don your most festive pair of socks and enjoy a new holiday experience. Indoor sock skating comes to the museum for skating and sliding fun for visitors of all ages
    Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-8:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm

  • Winter Wonderland: Cookie Decorating

    December 16, 2017  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Winter Wonderland: Holiday Builders

    December 16, 2017  9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale

    December 16, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    The Main Book Sale is every Saturday, 10 am – 2pm AND first Friday of each month, 10 am-2 pm. Every Saturday something good is going on in Olde Towne – come spend it with us. It’s going to be fun! 601 Court Street, side entrance. http://www.friendsofportsmouthlibrary.org/

  • Soul Santa's Jingle Bell Brunch

    December 16, 2017  10:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Bide-A-Wee Golf Course

    The region's only authentic African American Santa Claus pulls his sleigh into The Pavilion at Portsmouth's Bide-a-Wee golf course for brunch, photos and fun Saturday, December 16th. 

    Seating times: 10 AM & 11:45 AM. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 2-12.  Quantities are limited and must be purchased in advance.  Tickets and information atsoulsantabrunch.com

  • Winter Wonderland: Holiday Market

    December 16, 2017  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Make n Take

    December 16, 2017  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse - Space Mission

    December 16, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse-Space Mission
    11:00 am, 2:00 pm

    Join Jack and his sister Annie on their latest adventure into space to solve yet another mystery in the Magic Treehouse. Based on the Mary Pope Osbourne book series, the Magic Treehouse is your ticket to view the wonders of the universe with Jack and Annie.

  • Winter Wonderland: Face Painting

    December 16, 2017  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Mid-Town Santa House

    December 16, 2017  12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Kroger Marketplace, 1301 Frederick Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23707, USA

    Children are invited to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa's House in the Kroger Marketplace parking lot at 1301 Frederick Boulevard. For more information please call (757) 398-3331.

  • Winter Wonderland: Snow My Yard

    December 16, 2017  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    New This Year
    SNOW MY YARD
    Saturday, December 16
    12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    With a bit of holiday magic from good ol’ Saint Nick, we’ll transform an empty parking lot into a sledding paradise. We will provide the snow and sleds. All we need is enthusiastic folks who want to come out and sled!

  • STEM Studio

    December 16, 2017  12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    The Children's Museum of Virginia

    The STEM Studio uses STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities that are hands-on and appropriate for the entire family to do together. The STEM Studio is included in the general admission and is open to anyone as long as space is available. Stop by and discover for yourself what all the fun is about. The new hours are 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM every Saturday at the Children’s Museum of Virginia. For more information please call 757-393-5258 or visit www.childrensmuseumva.com.

  • Winter Wonderland: Holiday Crafts

    December 16, 2017  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Make n Take

    December 16, 2017  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light

    December 16, 2017  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light
    1:00 & 3:00 pm.

    Seasons of Light is one of our traditions of the season. Have you ever wondered where seasonal traditions like the Yule Log, candles, Menorah and Santa come from? Wonder no more. This feature explores the traditions along with the importance of light during this darkest time of the year.

  • Gingerbread Family Workshop

    December 16, 2017  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Gingerbread Family Workshop
    Saturday, December 16 and Sunday December 17
    Saturday, December 16 from 2-3:30pm and 5-6:30pm and Sunday, December 17 from 2-3:30pm

    Families will have the opportunity to make their own gingerbread house. We provide the house and the candy accoutrements. The workshop lasts for an hour and a half. Participants may use as much of that time as they like to complete their house. You may register at the front desk or by telephone at 757.393.8983 extension 23.

    Members: $25

    Non-members: $45 (This cost includes admission for 4 to the museum that day)

    Additional houses: $15 per additional house

    December 16 from 2-3:30pm link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3460023/gingerbread-family-workshop-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

    December 16 from 5-6:30pm link:
    http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5122630/gingerbread-family-workshop-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

    December 17 from 2-3:30pm link:
    http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7824019/gingerbread-family-workshop-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

    Additional House Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2639498/gingerbread-family-workshop-additional-houses-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

  • Gingerbread Family Workshop

    December 16, 2017  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Gingerbread Family Workshop
    Saturday, December 16 and Sunday December 17

    Saturday, December 16 from 2-3:30pm and 5-6:30pm and Sunday, December 17 from 2-3:30pm

    Families will have the opportunity to make their own gingerbread house. We provide the house and the candy accoutrements. The workshop lasts for an hour and a half. Participants may use as much of that time as they like to complete their house. You may register at the front desk or by telephone at 757.393.8983 extension 23.

    Members: $25

    Non-members: $45 (This cost includes admission for 4 to the museum that day)

    Additional houses: $15 per additional house

    December 16 from 2-3:30pm link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3460023/gingerbread-family-workshop-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

    December 16 from 5-6:30pm link:
    http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5122630/gingerbread-family-workshop-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

    December 17 from 2-3:30pm link:
    http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7824019/gingerbread-family-workshop-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

    Additional House Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2639498/gingerbread-family-workshop-additional-houses-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

  • Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse - Space Mission

    December 16, 2017  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse-Space Mission
    11:00 am, 2:00 pm

    Join Jack and his sister Annie on their latest adventure into space to solve yet another mystery in the Magic Treehouse. Based on the Mary Pope Osbourne book series, the Magic Treehouse is your ticket to view the wonders of the universe with Jack and Annie.

  • Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light

    December 16, 2017  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light
    1:00 & 3:00 pm.

    Seasons of Light is one of our traditions of the season. Have you ever wondered where seasonal traditions like the Yule Log, candles, Menorah and Santa come from? Wonder no more. This feature explores the traditions along with the importance of light during this darkest time of the year.

  • Winter Wonderland: A Visit with Santa

    December 16, 2017  3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Make n Take

    December 16, 2017  4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Gingerbread Family Workshop

    December 16, 2017  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Gingerbread Family Workshop
    Saturday, December 16 and Sunday December 17
    Saturday, December 16 from 2-3:30pm and 5-6:30pm and Sunday, December 17 from 2-3:30pm

    Families will have the opportunity to make their own gingerbread house. We provide the house and the candy accoutrements. The workshop lasts for an hour and a half. Participants may use as much of that time as they like to complete their house. You may register at the front desk or by telephone at 757.393.8983 extension 23.

    Members: $25

    Non-members: $45 (This cost includes admission for 4 to the museum that day)

    Additional houses: $15 per additional house

    December 16 from 2-3:30pm link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3460023/gingerbread-family-workshop-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

    December 16 from 5-6:30pm link:
    http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5122630/gingerbread-family-workshop-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

    December 17 from 2-3:30pm link:
    http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7824019/gingerbread-family-workshop-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

    Additional House Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2639498/gingerbread-family-workshop-additional-houses-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

  • Winter Wonderland: Glass Painting

    December 16, 2017  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Snow Wonders

    December 16, 2017  5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Beazley Planetarium: Let it Snow!

    December 16, 2017  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Let It Snow!
    6:00 pm

    The show features a new variety of festive classics from Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Bulre Ives and Brenda Lee. There is a stunning multi-media final by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

  • Beazley Planetarium: Let it Snow!

    December 16, 2017  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Let It Snow!
    6:00 pm

    The show features a new variety of festive classics from Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Bulre Ives and Brenda Lee. There is a stunning multi-media final by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

  • Snow Wonders

    December 16, 2017  6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

December 17, 2017
  • WINTER WONDERLAND: The Coleman Collection

    November 28, 2017-December 31, 2017  

    November 24 – December 31, 2017 (Closed Mondays and Christmas Day)
                  
    Tuesdays-Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Fridays-Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Sundays 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
     
    The origins of Winter Wonderland date more than 50 years ago when Coleman Garden Nursery on High Street was operated by Junie and Millie Lancaster. They began collecting animatronics after visiting Disney’s Small World exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. When the nursery closed in 2004, the City of Portsmouth Museums acquired the collection, which is now in its fourteenth year of sharing this holiday tradition.

    PURCHASE TICKETS:
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3625504

    PURCHASE A KEY PASS:
    Children's Museum of Virginia and Winter Wonderland Ticket Bundle
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7136663

     

  • Snow Wonders! Sock Skating Rink

    December 17, 2017
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    New This Year
    Snow Wonders! Sock Skating Rink
    Don your most festive pair of socks and enjoy a new holiday experience. Indoor sock skating comes to the museum for skating and sliding fun for visitors of all ages
    Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-8:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm

  • Portsmouth Residents' Day

    December 17, 2017  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Enjoy free admission to Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection for all Portsmouth residents. Must show valid. I.D. or proof of residency.

  • Winter Wonderland: A Visit with Santa

    December 17, 2017  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Winter Wonderland: Holiday Builders

    December 17, 2017  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Winter Wonderland: Holiday Crafts

    December 17, 2017  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Mid-Town Santa House

    December 17, 2017  12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Kroger Marketplace, 1301 Frederick Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23707, USA

    Children are invited to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa's House in the Kroger Marketplace parking lot at 1301 Frederick Boulevard. For more information please call (757) 398-3331.

  • Make n Take

    December 17, 2017  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse - Space Mission

    December 17, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Magic Treehouse-Space Mission
    11:00 am, 2:00 pm

    Join Jack and his sister Annie on their latest adventure into space to solve yet another mystery in the Magic Treehouse. Based on the Mary Pope Osbourne book series, the Magic Treehouse is your ticket to view the wonders of the universe with Jack and Annie.

  • Winter Wonderland: Face Painting

    December 17, 2017  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

  • Gingerbread Family Workshop

    December 17, 2017  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Gingerbread Family Workshop
    Saturday, December 16 and Sunday December 17
    Saturday, December 16 from 2-3:30pm and 5-6:30pm and Sunday, December 17 from 2-3:30pm

    Families will have the opportunity to make their own gingerbread house. We provide the house and the candy accoutrements. The workshop lasts for an hour and a half. Participants may use as much of that time as they like to complete their house. You may register at the front desk or by telephone at 757.393.8983 extension 23.

    Members: $25

    Non-members: $45 (This cost includes admission for 4 to the museum that day)

    Additional houses: $15 per additional house

    December 16 from 2-3:30pm link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3460023/gingerbread-family-workshop-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

    December 16 from 5-6:30pm link:
    http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5122630/gingerbread-family-workshop-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

    December 17 from 2-3:30pm link:
    http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7824019/gingerbread-family-workshop-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

    Additional House Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2639498/gingerbread-family-workshop-additional-houses-portsmouth-childrens-museum-of-virginia-classes-workshops

  • Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light

    December 17, 2017  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Beazley Planetarium: Seasons of Light
    1:00 & 3:00 pm.

    Seasons of Light is one of our traditions of the season. Have you ever wondered where seasonal traditions like the Yule Log, candles, Menorah and Santa come from? Wonder no more. This feature explores the traditions along with the importance of light during this darkest time of the year.

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PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA VENUES OF INTEREST

Children’s Museum of Virginia 221 High St. | 757-393-5258

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street | 757-393-8543

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum 904 Elm Avenue | 757-393-8983 ext. 20

Hoffler Creek 4510 Twin Pines Rd. | 757-686-8684

Paradise Creek Nature Park 1141 Victory Blvd. | 757-399-7487

Portsmouth Pavilion 16 Crawford Cir. | 757-393-8181

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course 1 Bide-A-Wee Dr. | 757-393-8600

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum 2 High Street | 757-393-8591

Lightship Portsmouth Museum 2 London St | 757-393-8591

Portsmouth Public Library 601 Court St. | 757-393-8501

Willett Hall 3701 Willett Dr. | 757-393-5144

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