Enjoy the Sounds of the Season in COVA

Fa la la la la! What’s Christmas without the carols? Enjoy some of the traditional holiday favorites, such as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol or experience something a little non-traditional, maybe an ice show with world champion skaters. Coastal Virginia has plenty of ways for you to enjoy the sounds of the holiday season!

Here are 5 ways to enjoy the sounds of the season in COVA:


The Gentlemen of the College are William and Mary’s unofficial ambassadors of music, and they’re coming to Smithfield for a holiday concert on Sunday, December 11 at 7pm. This popular a capella group’s concert will sell out, so get your tickets early at www.smithfieldlittletheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at (757) 357-7338. LEARN MORE


On December 4, join the Hampton Roads Philharmonic at The American Theatre in Phoebus for a winter-themed classical program, with a pops-style twist. Come hear how the coldest times have inspired some of the greatest composers, including selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet suite and his “Winter Dreams” symphony. Throughout the program, shake off some winter gloom with seasonal favorites such as The Skater’s Waltz, Sleigh Ride and more. LEARN MORE


One of the region’s favorite holiday traditions, Dickens’ Christmas Towne, returns to Nauticus this season through December 31. This interactive holiday experience includes a line-up of musicians, carolers, an enchanted Christmas tree forest and much more. It wouldn’t be the holidays without Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Virginia Stage Company! This heartwarming tradition for the whole family,  follows the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they visit Ebenezer Scrooge and remind us all of hope, redemption and love. Performances run December 7 through December 24, 2016. LEARN MORE

Franklin Southampton

Get your tickets now for the December installment of the Franklin-Southampton Concert Series! Tenore, a musical group composed of three male tenors from Canada, will get you into the holiday spirit with their fun and festive concert. The group is known for their powerhouse vocals and rock star charisma. Get your tickets and come enjoy the sounds of this amazing group on Monday, December 5. LEARN MORE

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than a visit to Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™. Featuring the biggest and brightest Christmas lights event in North America with more than 8 million twinkling lights, two new KIDsiderate® areas and a bigger assortment of thrill rides, festive entertainment and food offerings, there’s so much more to do and see at Christmas Town than ever before. Guests can stop by one of Busch Gardens’ six spectacular shows, such as ’Twas That Night™, an ice show featuring world champion skater Elvis Stojko, or Gloria!, a joyous re-telling of the story of the first Christmas. Christmas Town will be open on select days through Monday, January 2, 2017. LEARN MORE

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