Southside Daily will help get your weekend started every Thursday with the Southside Scene, a selection of events in Virginia Beach. Want to tell us and others about another happening? Submit your festival, concert or other event to our calendar for free.
Home for the Holidays: About two dozen musicians and performers will hit the streets of Town Center for the annual Home for Holidays event. Listen to music for free while gift shopping. The event partners with the United Service Organization of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, so some of the sponsorship money raised from it will go to military families in need.
When: Performances are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Where: Town Center
12th Annual Breakfast with Santa and Craft Show Event: Eat your favorite breakfast foods alongside Santa Claus in the Princess Anne County Grill and then check out local artisans to pick up some homemade holiday gifts. If you miss Santa at breakfast, he’ll also be at the Rural Heritage Center later in the day, checking the lists of every boy and girl twice. There will also be free holiday gift raffles. The event is free to attend.
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday (Breakfast is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Where: The Virginia Beach Farmers’ Market, 3640 Dam Neck Road.
Lighting of the Yule Log: Head to the Thoroughgood House to see the Yule log lit, hear Christmas carols from the Green Run High School chorus and enjoy refreshments. Visitors can create their own ornaments to take home. The event is free.
When: 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: The Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Road
Holiday Pops: Home for the Holidays: The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is putting on their annual holiday show, complete with popular seasonal songs and traditional carols. Conductor Robert Shoup said on the VSO’s website that the show will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect, along with a surprise or two. Tickets start at $25.
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts