Holidays in Hampton

Holidays at Home in Hampton

With COVID-19 and procedures and precautions changing every day, it can be hard to keep up with any Holiday events happening in Hampton! Where can you find events and activities happening and stay up to date with what’s been canceled? We have done the hard work for you! Below we have collected information on holiday events happening in Hampton and virtual events to help fill your holiday season with plenty of cheer! 

Local Events

Winterfest on the Wisconsin
Celebrate the holiday season with a safe, new experience aboard the Battleship Wisconsin! Walk-through a dazzling light trail with over 250,000 lights, tour the interior of the Battleship Wisconsin, enjoy live entertainment, and much more from November 21st to December 31st!

MacArthur on Ice
MacArthur On Ice is back for 2020! Head to the MacArthur Center from November 21st to January 18th for ice skating on their outdoor rink! For the safety and convenience of all guests, a limited number of visitors will be admitted and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Holiday & Kwanzaa Marketplace
Looking for a gift to give during the holiday season? Join the Hampton University Museum for their 28th Annual Holiday & Kwanzaa Marketplace on December 4th! One-of-a-kind items from their gift shop will be available to purchase during their virtual holiday sale.

Hampton Holiday Wonder Walk
Take a pleasant stroll on the Hampton Holiday Wonder Walk, 2.25 miles of glow-lighted trail with animated features along the way. The Hampton Holiday Wonder Walk will be running from December 12th to 21st, with entrances and parking at Hampton Coliseum and Air Power Park.

Virtual Events:

Many of America’s favorite Holiday Events are still happening this year for everyone to enjoy from home!

Thanksgiving Day ParadeMacy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade
The Annual Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade will be converted to a made-for-TV spectacle, featuring the larger-than-life balloons, over-the-top floats, and big-name performers! You can watch the parade as always on NBC on Thursday, November 26th from 9 am to noon. Or, watch the live stream!

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Enjoy the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on December 2nd with a live national broadcast hosted by NBC to officially mark the start of the Christmas season!

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Washington D.C’s 98th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and holiday performances will take place on December 3rd on

Ball Drop in New Years EveNew Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Time Square
The Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Time Square will also occur virtually this year. You can still countdown the ball drop and pop some champagne in the comfort (and warmth!) of your own home! The event will feature the iconic ball drop countdown, as well as performances and a recap of the year’s events broadcast on television and live stream.

Whether you decide to celebrate your holidays virtually this year or find a way to visit family and friends, be sure to stay safe this Holiday season!