The Coleman Collection's Sleeping Santa display at Winter Wonderland
Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market every first Saturday, Portsmouth Virginia
High Street decorated for the winter holidays, Olde Towne Portsmouth Virginia
Snow Wonders snow, music, and light display at the Children's Museum of Virginia

December 2017 · Portsmouth, Virginia Events and Activities


December 31

Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Celebrate the season with Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection, a holiday classic for generations of Hampton Roads visitors and residents.  Animated displays feature Victorian skaters and carolers, enchanted forest of bears, deer and other fauna along with Santa’s workshop, candy store and bakery.  These holiday displays delight visitors of all ages.


December 1

7:30 pm

Community Concerts Presents: Thomas Pandolfi

Location: Willett Hall

American Pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additional in the “Pops” genre Thomas’ critically acclaimed performance in Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin) Concerto in F (Gershwin), Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell) and the James Bond Concerto (Proctor) were immensely popular. For more information please visit


December 2

10 am – 2pm

Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

Location: Middle Street Garage

Great finds of all kinds. With more than 70 dealers and vendors exhibiting, you will enjoy hunting through this eclectic collection of unique and antique wares. Discover a great selection of antique and estate furniture, architectural antiques, china, silverware, art and prints, sporting gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, handmade crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and flea market items of all types and one of a kind items priced to sell. For more information please call 757-405-3500.


December 9

10 am

Children’s Christmas Parade

Location: High Street – Olde Towne

Join us for the Children’s Christmas Parade and watch as we bring a twinkle to the eyes of the young and old alike. The parade will start at Green and High Streets and travel to Water Street. For more information or to register your holiday entry please call 757-393-8481


December 9

9 – 11 am

Volunteer Service Day

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you’re at it. Projects vary by date. Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event. All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18. Free, but registration is required. For more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit


December 19

6 pm

Family Movie Night

Location: Churchland Library

Enjoy the latest series of programming at Churchland with our monthly movie night. Movie will be shown on the big screen. Bring a friend and munch on some popcorn! For more information please call 757-686-2538.


December 31

11 am – 2 pm

Noon Year’s Eve Bash: Countdown to Noon

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Bring in the New Year before bedtime by celebrating with a Countdown to Noon with a glittery ball drop and toast. Face painting, magic and balloon-making will take place along with a photo booth and refreshments. After “Noon Year” arrives, kids can create their own fireworks on a carpet of giant bubble wrap. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit


December 31

3:30 pm

Olde Towne Scottish Walk

Location: Queen and Washington Streets continue to High Street Landing

Modeled after Scotland’s Hogmanay Festival, the walk is a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants, wishing good luck and prosperity in the coming year. Join the procession of families, friends and visitors led by bagpipe-and-drums. Begin at the corner of Queen and Washington Streets and continue to High Street Landing for a flag ceremony that honors George Washington’s raising of the first flag, the Grand Union. For more information please call 757-650-3052.

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