Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command
Help Hope March On
To combat problems, such as poverty, homelessness, and help at Christmas, The Salvation Army has teamed up with local media to host holiday campaigns aimed at providing help to those who need it most in Hampton Roads.
There are several ways to participate in 2021.
Choose a Holiday Campaign:
My Holiday Socks
Red Kettle Challenge
Welcome the holiday season with favorite songs and carols. Prize-winning guitarist Dr. Todd Holcomb joins the Virginia Chorale in intimate works for chorus and guitar including Alf Houkom’s The Rune of Hospitality, and Jeffrey Van’s Fourteen Angels. And to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth, the Chorale performs Hanerot Halalu, the Chanukah classic by Louis Lewandowski.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 4:00 pm
Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church
6901 Newport Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23505
Norfolk Chamber Consort
Monday, December 13, 2021
Freemason Street Baptist Church
Adults $20 in-person or $10 livestream
A program of Christmas favorites and surprises!
Hurrah For the Holidays
December 10-12, 2021
Friday, 12/10 AT 7PM
Saturday, 12/11 AT 2PM & 7PM
Sunday, 12/12 AT 2PM
Children (3-17) $20
Location: MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Ave. Norfolk, Va 23510
Hurrah for the Holidays is back!! Guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit is the annual production of HURRAH FOR THE HOLIDAYS; a joyful celebration featuring all the best music of the season – from your favorite classic standards to popular modern day hits.
Wine-ter Wonderland at d’Art with Winebow!
December 1, 5:30-7:30pm
Enjoy a red, white, rosé and sparkling wine that is perfect for serving and gift giving during the holiday season!
Led by Sommelier Ian Honaker with Winebow!
Tickets are $50 and are on sale until November 23.
•Tasting of 4 wines led by Ian Honaker.
•A custom wine glass by d’Art resident artist Deanna Strother *additional custom glasses will be available for purchase
•A full glass of your favorite wine
•An exclusive after-hours viewing of d’Art’s ICON Exhibition
•Light holiday appetizers to cleanse the palate
December 4, 11:30am-1pm
Cool Creations Workshop (ages 5-15)
December 4, 6pm
Resin Tree Workshop
December 8, 5:30-7:30pm
Holly Jolly Holiday Gift Basket Workshop
December 11 & 12, 10am-4pm
D’Art Holiday Market
Enjoy a vendor style display of original works in The Center’s Main Gallery and retail space. Patrons can purchase a wide variety of gifts created by professional artists, makers, and craftspeople!
Hermitage Museum and Gardens
The Great Hermitage Holiday
December 10, 7-10pm
Travel through the decorated back lawn and heated tents to experience a variety of performances and activities. LAVA Presents will get you in the spirit with unique versions of holiday favorites and original tunes performed by regional favorites Berries and Fox and the Bear. End the night dancing to the sounds of DJ Tmobyle. Be mesmerized by the tricks of magician, Hunter Rhodes, indulge in our complimentary hot chocolate bar, snap holiday photos at our selfie station, and create your own vintage holiday cards. Guests are invited inside the museum to tour the festive Great Hall and view this year’s Gingerbread House display participants. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Omar’s Carriage House and Mission BBQ and purchase beer, wine, and mixed beverages from the bar. Valet parking will be available.
The Hermitage is collecting donations for the Union Mission throughout this event.
Guests are encouraged to contribute.
Reservations required – this event will sell out!
Members $0 others $15 Children are welcome
Nightcap at the Museum
December 3, 6:30-9:30pm
18+ | Doors open at 6:30 pm
Wander through the museum after hours and discover a mix of music, interactive art, and mingling. Make the Hermitage your first stop to a great night out!
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages available for purchase, including a signature cocktail.
General Admission: $10 | Members: $7
Tickets available in advance or at the door while space remains.
Holiday Workshops at the Hermitage
Origami: Holiday Decorations
Wednesday, December 1, 6-8:30pm
Members: $30 | Non-Members: $35
Hardwood Snowflake Ornament
Saturday, December 4, 1-3:30pm
Members: $40 | Non-Members: $45
Tidewater Classical Guitar
Showcase Holiday Concert
December 2, 2021
7:30 PM EST
Location: Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre
Join TCG us their first holiday inspired concert featuring some of Hampton Roads’ most talented guitarists and musicians in beautiful downtown Williamsburg!
General Admission Ticket
Virginia Children’s Chorus
VCC Choristers Showcase Concert in the Lobby
December 4, 7:20-8pm
Virginia Arts Festival’s “Tis the Season to Swing” Holiday Spectacular
Location: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St., Virginia Beach
December 12, 3pm
Virginia Symphony’s PB&J” Series “Jingle Bell Jam”
Location: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St., Virginia Beach
Tidewater Youth Services Foundation
Santa Claus Shuffle
December 12, 8am
For over 25 years, the Santa Claus Shuffle has brought the community together to bring HOPE to young people in need of a second chance. Through the community support from the event, they provide “Quality of Life” needs and experiences like clothing for an interview or team building and fun through ropes courses.
5K = $40
1Mile = $20
Virtual or In-person
Location: Atlantic Union Pavilion, Portsmouth
Needed: Stocking Stuffers and Sponsors!
A Christmas Carol at the Wells Theatre by the Virginia Stage Company
Open Captioned + Audio Described by Access Va.
December 11, 3pm
A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. (Wikipedia)
Purchase tickets by calling 757-628-6988 xt. 306
1)Purchase Left Orchestra Seating
2)Ask for Reserved Seating for Audio Description & Open Captioning.
Patrons using audio description, please arrive 30 minutes before show time to check out equipment and hear preshow narration.
Todd Rosenleib Dance
Arts For Life
December 6, 7pm
The Benjack Studio Theatre at TRDance Center in Downtown Norfolk will host the 15th Annual Arts for LIFE on Monday, December 6th. Save the date and share with them in collaboration with LGBT LIFE CENTER for this unique event celebrating life.
Pre-Show Silent Auction & Cocktails
5:00pm @ Gershwins
332 Granby St., Norfolk
Box office opens at 6pm / House opens at 6:30pm.
+ Complimentary reception at Gershwin’s with hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and silent auction to immediately follow the performance.
ABOUT ARTS FOR LIFE:
From its inception 15 years ago, “Arts For Life” has brought together internationally recognized local artists like Narissa Bond, Julie Clark, Mindy Brown and groups like Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Virginia Ballet Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Actor’s Workshop of Virginia, The Governor’s School for the Arts, Virginia Opera, and the Virginia Symphony amongst others, in a benefit concert that raises awareness and grants support to the LGBT LIFE CENTER.
Each year, Local visual artists and businesses donate their work and services for a silent auction and raffle along with concert ticket sales, raises thousands of dollars each year and donates every dollar raised to help support people living with HIV in Hampton Roads.
Boys Choir of Hampton Roads
December 5, 7:30pm
Lobby Performance prior to the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Jacobsen/Branford Marsalis Performance
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St. Va. Beach, VA 23462
December 19, 4pm
Annual Christmas Concert (Virtual)
Contact: (757) 589-0586
Covenant Presbyterian Church
913 Covenant St., Norfolk, VA 23504
Enjoy this performance by the I. Sherman Greene Chorale
See Dat Babe (Christmas Spiritual), performed by the I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc.
Other December happenings and events in Norfolk:
Ghent’s First Annual Holiday Market 12/5/21 11-4pm
730 Spotswood Ave.
ODU Arts Jazz in Paris 12/6/21 6:30pm
Old Dominion University
4509 Monarch Way
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public with limited seating. Register
Join Dr. Peter Schulman, WHRO Jazz host Jae Sinnett, former VA Poet Laureate Tim Seibles, Dr. Delores Philips and ODU Diehn School of Music trumpetist Jack Beckner in an evening at the ODU Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries in conjunction with “Life and Limb: Works by Matt Sesow” that includes jazz-themed paintings by Sesow and Basquiat.
Inspired by Norfolk native jazz trumpetist Peanuts Holland who found fame and success in Paris in the 1950s.
Cash bar and light snacks will be available.
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
December 10, 7:30pm at the Ferguson Center for the Arts
December 11, 7:30pm at the Harrison Opera House
December 12, 7:00pm at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Holiday Yule Log Bonfire and Christmas Marketplace
December 4, 12-8pm
Filled with plenty of holiday cheer and good tidings, the Holiday Yule Log Bonfire and Christmas Marketplace, is the perfect way to welcome in the holiday season. For one afternoon, Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront is transformed into a festive outdoor wonderland highlighted by a towering Yule Log Bonfire and also featuring a local artisans market, Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and whiskey tastings, and a visit from the Big Man himself! The event is free (including Santa visits) and open to the public.