Frequently Asked Questions

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: MacArthur Center's thrilling Winter Carnival and Ice Rink, visits with Santa Claus, traditional family favorites from the region’s finest arts organizations, such as Virginia Stage Company’s A Christmas Carol, brilliant lights shows, magical holiday installations such as Portsmouth's Winter Wonderland and Dickens’ Christmas Towne, outstanding shopping, and so much more. It all begins with the brilliant illumination of the Downtown skyline and the beloved Grand Illumination Parade. And lucky for you: you’ve come to the right place to plan your holidays and nights!

Need more information? The links below may be able to help you in your search, but you can also contact the Downtown Norfolk Council directly at (757) 623-1757.

Parade Day Frequently Asked Questions
Parking Information
Street Seats Frequently Asked Questions
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