Things to Do: December

5 Ways to Warm up this Winter in COVA

Still got some shopping left to do and dreading this wintry weather? Have no fear, Coastal Virginia is here! Whether you’re looking to warm up with a cup o’ Joe or a beer straight from the tap, we’ve compiled some of the best places to take a load off and re-energize this holiday season. Here are five ways to warm up this winter in COVA: Norfolk The one-million square foot MacArthur Center located in

6 Ways to Light Up Your Holiday Season in COVA

There’s just something magical about Christmas lights. The holidays just are not complete without the lights especially in Coastal Virginia. We’ve put together six of the best, can’t-miss places to light up your holiday season in Coastal Virginia. Here are six ways to light up your holiday season in COVA: Franklin Southampton Y’all are invited out to the country for Ivor’s Christmas Parade on Wednesday, December 14 at 3:00pm. Be sure to stick around

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: Smithfield The Gentlemen of the College are William

6 Spectacular Santa Sightings in COVA

Ho ho ho! Santa Claus has been spotted in Coastal Virginia and we’re sharing the most spectacular spots to visit with him. From an ice palace to a 5k and even a Santa that sings, you are sure to enjoy your time with ol’ Saint Nick. And remember, he knows when you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake! Here are 6 spots for a spectacular Santa sighting in COVA: Norfolk

November Events In COVA Not To Be Missed

The holiday season is swinging into full force and you know what that means…holiday lights, parades, Santa sightings and alpacas? Coastal Virginia has it all with an amazing list of events for you and the family to enjoy each weekend no matter where you are. Here is just a sneak peek with five events you don’t want to miss out on. Here are five ways to start your holidays off right in COVA: Virginia

Christmas in Smithfield 2016!

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to tour exquisite historic homes all decked out in their Christmas finest? Join us for Christmas in Smithfield as the town presents six of its historic treasures – three historic homes on the Day Tour, and another three for the Candlelight Tour. Christmas in Smithfield also features an Antiques Show with 19 high end vendors from across the region. The Antiques Show runs from Friday

Honoring Those Who Served in COVA

“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.”— Dan Lipinski Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Coastal Virginia is the proud home

Settle Down for a Long Winter’s Nap…

After all the excitement of our Christmas in Smithfield events, you’ll be ready to don your kerchief and cap. Why not make reservations now with one of Smithfield’s cozy, comfortable lodgings? You’ll be footsteps away from a warm bed. Whether a historic B&B, a waterfront resort or new Hampton Inn, there are plenty of choices for every taste and budget. Christmas in Smithfield takes place Friday through Sunday, December 2-4. Historic Homes Tours – both

Christmas in Smithfield 2016 tickets go on sale Saturday!

In some ways it seems as if time has stood still in Smithfield, Virginia. Known as the Ham Capital of the World and nestled along the Pagan River, Smithfield is just a half hour’s drive from both Norfolk and the Virginia Peninsula. The Town’s remarkable National Historic District and the adjacent Windsor Castle Park encompass more than 500 acres and feature almost 300 contributing buildings from 1730 through the early 20th century. The downtown

Turn the Page: Hi-Fructose Magazine Exhibit Comes to Virginia Beach!

When America’s top-ranked arts publication magazine joins forces with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), an once-in-a-lifetime VB experience awaits.  MOCA’s newest exhibit, Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, will be an unprecedented showcase highlighting the renowned art and artists from the San Francisco-based Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine’s first ten years in publication. The exhibit is the ultimate collaboration of two like-minded organizations, and will bring the works