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

November 2017 · Portsmouth, Virginia Events and Activities

Starting

November 24

Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Opening Weekend: November 24  – 26

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.

Wednesday

November 1

TBD

Anniversary Celebration Fleet Forces Band Concert

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

Join the Fleet Forces Band for a concert celebration the 250th Anniversary of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Saturday

November 4

10 am – 2 pm

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.

Thursday

November 9

1 – 3:30 pm

Healthy Hampton Roads: Healthy Community Summit Series – Advancing the Regional Agenda, Meeting 3

Location: TBD

Join City and community leaders as they collaborate on a regional agenda for health and to discuss healthy city campaign priorities across Hampton Roads.  Free and open to the Public.  For more information visit www.cinchcoaliton.org.

Friday

November 10

7 am

23rd Annual Santa Claus Shuffle 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

With over 20 years under our belt, the Santa Claus Shuffle is a well-planned, fun and festive event for the entire family! Get your   weekend off to a great start by joining the crowds of costumed runners through the beautiful historic streets of Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia and along the scenic seawall. When you’ve finished your run, you’ll enjoy complimentary refreshments of Starbucks coffee, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, warm bagels, doughnuts, and bananas. Running in the Santa Claus Shuffle will boost your holiday spirits – PLUS, you will be helping young people in our community who need a little extra guidance and the help of caring adults. Please join us! Food Drive Bring a non-perishable food item to the race and receive an extra raffle ticket for door prizes. For more Information: Contact Race Director, Susan Drewery, at sdrewery@tysfoundation.org or 757-488-9161.

Saturday

November 11

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 www.paradisecreeknaturepark.com.

Saturday

November 11

11 am – Noon

Veteran’s Day Ceremony

Location: High Street Landing

Honoring the military with a special guest speaker and a military musical medley by the Tidewater Concert Band. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Friday

November 17

5 – 8:30 pm

Olde Towne Merchants Holiday Open House

Location: Olde Towne Portsmouth

Shops are open late and decked out for the holidays. For more information please call 757-405-3500.

Saturday

November 18

 9 am – Noon

Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics Recycling, Goodwill Donations and Document Shredding 

Location: Monumental Methodist Church (450 Dinwiddie St)

The City of Portsmouth will hold a free-drive thru household hazardous waste collection, document shredding and electronic recycling event at Monumental Methodist Church.    For more information please call 757-393-8663.

Saturday

November 18

2 – 3 pm

Ranger Walk with Free Native Seeds

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Join our Education Ranger for a behind the scenes tour of the park in spring. Learn insider facts, bring your binoculars to spy on winter wildlife and have your nature questions answered by our ranger. Suitable for adults and children. Free but registration is required. For more information please call 757-399-7487 ext. 202 or visit www.paradisecreeknaturepark.com.

Saturday

November 18

7 pm

32nd Annual Grand Illumination Parade

Location: Downtown Norfolk

Don’t miss the 32nd Annual Grand Illumination Parade in Downtown Norfolk. The parade kicks-off with the illumination of the downtown skyline. Then enjoy the premier holiday parade in the region featuring spectacular floats, marching bands, giant balloons, dancers and Santa himself. The parade is the kick-off event of Holidays in the City, six-weeks of celebration and holiday events and activities in Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth. Enjoy holiday traditions like the Virginia Stage Company’s A Christmas Carol and visit attractions like Dickens’ Christmas Towne. For more information please visit www.holidaysinthecity.net/parade

Tuesday

November 21

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.

Saturday

November 25

10 am – 3 pm

20th Annual Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival

Location: High Street Corridor (Historic Olde Towne)

Parade: 10 – 11 am
Music: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join the Olde Towne businesses and museums for holiday music and carols. This festival has become one of Portsmouth’s signature holiday season events. It is a musical tribute to the spirt of the Holiday Season, enlivening the historic High Street corridor with performances, children’s activities, re-enactors in period attire and strolling characters. For more information the Department of Marketing, Entertainment and Tourism at 757-393-5143.

November 24 – 26

11 am – 5 pm

Opening Weekend: 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. Opening weekend brings crafts, activities, pony rides, face painting and much more. 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. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.PortsmouthArtCenter.com.

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