Spend Your Holidays in the City

Get ready for the most wonderful time of the year in Downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth. Holidays in the City is a seasonal experience that features a robust calendar of holiday events, activities, and programs to get you and your family in the holiday spirit.  It all begins with the brilliant illumination of the Downtown skyline and the beloved Grand Illumination Parade, November 23, 2019. And lucky for you: you’ve come to the right place to plan your holidays and nights! 

During the Holidays in the City season, enjoy favorites like the Virginia Stage Company’s A Christmas Carol or Portsmouth's Winter Wonderland. Visit festive attractions like Dickens’ Christmas Towne and MacArthur Center's MacArthur On Ice Ice Rink. 

Holidays in the City celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2019. Be a part of this glorious family tradition!