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McDonald’s Holiday Lights on the Beach: This light show’s grand opening weekend begins with a discount. Admission is $8 a car from Nov. 20-24; afterward it rises to $15. Attractions include festive fish, illuminated Christmas decorations and Santa with his elves. There is also a 40-foot Christmas tree and the big highlight — the “12 Days of Christmas.” Drivers can tune their car radios to a frequency and listen to holiday music. Prices are higher for some vehicles, such as limos and mini buses.
When: Opens Friday, runs through Jan. 2. Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
Where: Oceanfront Boardwalk (2nd street to 33rd street)
Trevor Noah: The host of “The Daily Show” will entertain audience members with his stand-up comedy. Noah, originally from South Africa, made his debut on U.S. TV in 2012 on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” He joined Jon Stewart on the “The Daily Show” in 2014 as a correspondent, before taking over when Stewart stepped down earlier this year. Tickets for the event start at $27.
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Sandler Center
Light Up the Town: Looking for Santa? Try Town Center. Santa Claus, his elves and other costumed friends will take over the commercial district Saturday for the annual parade. The event includes live music, a holiday train and the lighting of the Virginia Beach holiday tree. Santa and Mrs. Claus will then have story time at Pembroke Mall. The event is free.
When: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Town Center
Trace Adkins: The Grammy-nominated country artist is bringing his show to the Beach. Adkins has sold more than 10 million albums and many songs that have hit the top of the chart, including “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.” Justin Adams will open. Tickets start at $50.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sandler Center