Norfolk, Virginia is decorated for the Holidays this season! Festivities begin with the Grand Illumination of the Downtown Norfolk skyline, where over a thousand voices line along the Grand Illumination Parade Route and take part in a community countdown filled with festive and lighted floats.
Stroll through 5,000 years of art history at the Chrysler Museum of Art, home to Walter Chrysler Jr.'s world-class collection of more than 30,000 pieces of art. The museum features a world-renowned Tiffany-glass collection, Art Nouveau furniture, and works of art from African, Egyptian, Pre-Columbian, Islamic and Asian cultures. The museum also offers an extensive European and American collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.
Enjoy dinner at the Freemason Abbey Restaurant and Tavern, a restaurant located in a 135 year-old renovated church in the Freemason Harbour area of Norfolk. The menu offers a wide variety of foods featuring fresh lobster, pasta, fish, seafood, and choice prime rib.
Take a shimmering journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk. Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach. They are joined by Santa, elves and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree erected on
the beach and in the beautiful parks along the Virginia Beach boardwalk.
Relax along a tree-lined riverbank at the Hermitage Foundation Museum. This early 20th century historic home appears frozen in time, offering visitors an extraordinary trip through antiquity. The museum and gardens consist of a
world-wide art collection and contemporary exhibition galleries, all surrounded by twelve acres of formal gardens and natural woodlands. Start your holiday shopping a little early and shop 'till you drop at MacArthur Center. A downtown
upscale mall with over 70 retailers anchored by Nordstrom and Dillard's. Welcome the holiday season with a cruise before the Grand Illumination parade.
Start off your festivities with great food, great view from the water and great entertainment on the Spirit of Norfolk. Dinner cruise starts at 3:30pm until 6pm, just in time for Norfolk's Grand Illumination parade. The parade will light up the city kicking off our holiday season. Enjoy front row seats in "Street Seats" and watch floats, bands, balloons and dance teams light
up Norfolk skyline.
Enjoy a day in Williamsburg and at Busch Gardens
Depart for home