Spend Your Holidays in the City!

Get ready for the most wonderful time of the year in Downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth. Holidays in the City is a seasonal experience that features a robust calendar of holiday events, activities, and programs to get you and your family in the holiday spirit.  It all begins with the brilliant illumination of the Downtown skyline and the beloved Grand Illumination Parade, November 17, 2018. And lucky for you: you’ve come to the right place to plan your holidays and nights! 

Holidays in the City - Presented by Nordstrom

Relive the Magic of the 2018 Grand Illumination Parade


Holiday Happenings

Downtown Events
Million Bulb Walk
Walk through a million dazzling holiday lights!

Celebrate Downtown

There is no more magical time to visit Downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth than the Holidays in the City season. Holiday music in the air, the warm glow of festive lights decorating the streets and highlighting the skyline, the pleasant aroma of chefs’ special creations at nearby restaurants, and the hustle and bustle of a vibrant city brimming with holiday cheer.