Top 5 December Events in Virginia Beach

Top 5 December Events in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach December events and activities

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Mark Your Calendar for these December Events in Virginia Beach

The month of December is full of fun and exciting events in Virginia Beach. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Be sure to pick up a Virginia Beach Visitors Guide to find even more events happening throughout the year.

Top 5 December Events in Virginia Beach

Here are our top five events happening in Virginia Beach during December. 

December 5–7 and 12–14: CBN Christmas Village

Get into the Christmas spirit at the CBN Christmas Village. This free, family-friendly event features a Christmas marketplace, live Nativity scene, Christmas entertainment, carriage rides and more. Take the kids to visit Santa’s cottage, take photos in front of the brightly lit Christmas tree and enjoy the dazzling light display.

December 7: Cox Communications Holiday Parade at the Beach

Head to Oceanfront and watch as the Cox Communications Holiday Parade at the Beach marches down Atlantic Avenue, from 15th through 25th Streets. Find the perfect spot to watch the giant balloons, festive floats, marching bands, dancers and more. Santa will make a grand appearance, greeting all of the festival-goers.

December 14–15: Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler

J&A Racing presents its annual holiday race, the Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler. Hundreds of Santas will be racing down the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Following the race is a party at the Virginia Beach Convention Center with live music, beer and more. Participants can race in a five-piece Santa suit or an official race shirt.

December 31: Last Night on the Town

Ring in 2020 at the Last Night on the Town event. This free, family-friendly New Year’s Eve event at Virginia Beach’s Town Center will feature plenty of entertainment, live music all night and a ball drop at midnight. This all-day celebration begins at 2 p.m. at Pembroke Mall.

Until December 31: Bayport Credit Union Holiday Lights Merry Mile

Take a festive and magical drive down the Virginia Beach Boardwalk during the Bayport Credit Union Holiday Lights Merry Mile. This local tradition lights up the Oceanfront nightly with brightly colored lights. View the festive light displays and listen to the holiday soundtrack from the comfort of your car.

Click here to read about the Holiday Lights Merry Mile.