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Festive Photo-Ops in Downtown Norfolk

Working on a last-minute holiday card? Or maybe you’re just looking for some Yuletide likes on IG. Downtown Norfolk is the place to go for this year's holiday photo ops, and we’ve gathered some of our most festively photogenic spots for you here!

Selden Holiday Market

Photo Vibes: Vintage Vegas Christmas 

Holiday cheer starts at Selden Market. This retro-Vegas inspired custom backdrop is a perfect photo spot, and the Market is all decked out for the season with bold, bright colors that are sure to make you feel festive and merry! 


NEON District Holiday Stars

Photo Vibes: Edgy X-mas

Check out the one-of-a-kind holiday décor from local artists along Granby Street in the NEON District.


Lights on Granby

Photo Vibes: Bright Lights, Big City 

In addition to our iconic Granby Arch Lights, you’ll find each arch adorned with beautiful snowflakes and two light walls (beside Jack Brown’s and beside Republic) that are just picture perfect.


WinterFest on the Wisconsin

Photo Vibes: Winter Wonderland

You don’t have to be on deck to take in this dazzling display of lights along the Elizabeth River. This is a great selfie or landscape spot, guaranteed to rake in those holiday likes. 

Image via @mensen_woodworks


Town Point Park

Photo Vibes: Classic Christmas 

Town Point Park’s giant Christmas tree surrounded by a beautiful canopy of warm holiday lights all aglow, with cute cut-outs of nutcrackers all around you, and the view of the beautiful Elizabeth River is sure to fill your photo with classic Christmas charm.

Image via @Festevents

MacArthur Center

Photo Vibes: Wintry Activities and Annual Photo with Santa

You’ll find the big man himself at MacArthur Center — and time slots to get your annual photo with him are still available! You can also enjoy holiday shopping, the beautiful outdoor light-up trees, or snap some action shots as you go around the ice skating rink.


Giant Trees

Photo Vibes: Big Holiday Joy

Stunning giant trees of all types are located throughout Downtown at MacArthur Square, Town Point Park, The Plot and the MacArthur Center Green. Take a picture in front of them all.

Image via @faithfit_britt