Virginia Beach winter events and activities

Things to Do this Winter in Virginia Beach

Here are some activities and events happening this winter in Virginia Beach.

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Experience Virginia Beach’s Winter Festivities

Just because the summer season is over does not mean there aren’t plenty of reasons to visit Virginia Beach. While the weather may not allow you to play on the beach, you can still explore everything else this coastal community has to offer.

Things to Do this Winter in Virginia Beach

Here are some activities and events happening this winter in Virginia Beach.

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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 from Nov. 22 through Dec. 31.

You’ll be able to drive your car directly on the boardwalk. Along the way, view the light displays, with themes such as nautical, holiday and more.

Click here to read more about the Holiday Lights Merry Mile.

Holiday Parade at the Beach

Don’t miss Virginia Beach’s Holiday Parade at the Beach. On Saturday, Dec. 7, this festive parade, filled with giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, fire trucks, dance groups and more, will make its way down Atlantic Avenue.

Santa Clause himself will make a grand appearance to great all of the parade goers near the end of the parade. 

New Year’s Eve in Virginia Beach

Ring in 2020 in Virginia Beach 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. 

Click here to read more about Town Center in Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach’s Indoor Attractions

When the temperature drops below your liking, bring the fun inside. Virginia Beach has a number of fun, educational and relaxing attractions that all ages and interests are sure to enjoy.

Bounce the day away at an indoor trampoline park. See a show at the movie theater or local performing arts theater. Or, visit an area museum to learn more about Virginia Beach’s history.

Whale Watching in Virginia Beach

Spend some time on the water in a different way when you visit Virginia Beach in winter. The cooler weather months are great for whale watching. Local companies offer whale watching cruises that give you a chance to spot whales from the water.

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center offers a Whales & Wildlife tour where you can spot whales, dolphins, seals and seabirds.

Click here to read more about the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.