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The Dinner Detective

January 17, 2018

If it has been a while since you laughed long and hard, attending The Dinner Detective may be just what the doctor ordered.

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via The Dinner Detective

This interactive comedy murder mystery show that includes a nice meal is coming to Virginia Beach on January 27 and February 17.

The show hides actors in the audience who are pretending to be patrons. As you eat dinner, a detective finds clues, interrogates members of the audience and aids everyone in solving the mystery. The guest who can give the best answer of who the killer is wins a prize package. Rumor has it that the experience is a mega-hoot!

Admission is $59.95 plus taxes. Hours are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will be held at 1900 Pavilion Drive.

Polar Plunge Festival

The Polar Plunge Festival on February 3 starts with a run or walk, followed by breathtakingly chilly dip in the ocean. If such an endeavor isn’t your cup of tea, you’ll still have fun at the gala, as it includes live music, a costume contest and unique shopping.

Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location is the Hilton at 3001 Atlantic Avenue.

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Check out great savings on our Hot Deals page at www.koavirginiabeach.com. The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled campground are ideal for a restful getaway. We invite you to come to Virginia Beach KOA. Book your spot at the website, or call 757-428-1444 for more information.

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Winter Camping at Virginia Beach

January 10, 2018

The fun in our beautiful oceanfront city never stops. Even in the middle of winter, you’ll find plenty of enjoyable pursuits here.

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Winter Wildlife Festival

On January 26 to 28, experienced guides will take you on excursions to observe winter wildlife all around the city. The outings will teach how to observe birds, harbor seals and other creatures in their natural settings. Stop at the Princess Anne Recreation Center to browse through the environmental exhibits, vendors and live animals, as well as to engage in workshops. Children’s activities will be held at the library, and food trucks will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The family event will be entertaining and educational.

Admission is free, and hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address is Princess 1400 Nimmo Parkway.

Three Ships Coffee Roasters

Baby, it’s cold outside! When you’re sightseeing around town on chilly days, there is nothing like dropping into a café to warm up with some freshly roasted coffee. At Three Ships Coffee Roasters, which is a few blocks from the oceanfront, you can enjoy a cup of hot java from faraway places like Indonesia and Columbia. One of their homemade buttery biscuits or savory hand pies will make the perfect accompaniment for your beverage. The address is 607A 19th Street.

Stay With Us

Check out great savings on our Hot Deals page at www.koavirginiabeach.com. The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled campground are ideal for a restful getaway. We invite you to come to Virginia Beach KOA. Book your spot at the website, or call 757-428-1444 for more information.

Ring in the New Year

December 13, 2017

Come to Virginia Beach to celebrate the arrival of 2018, as the locals know how to throw a great party.

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On December 31, the city will host Last Night on the Town, a gala with live music and dancing. The event will start with family amusements that include jugglers, magicians and a mad science workstation, as well as crafts and costumed characters. It will be held at Pembroke Mall from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Afterwards, the entertainment will begin at Town Center, which will culminate with a laser show. The group 10,000 Maniacs!, one of the most acclaimed bands of recent decades, will headline the band performances.

Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. The address is 222 Central Park Avenue.

Messiah Sing-a-Long

One of the most moving things you can do during the Christmas season is to listen to The Messiah, an incomparable musical production that countless people down through the ages have treasured. On December 23, a free Messiah sing-a-long concert will be offered at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. The scriptures of the birth of Christ set to majestically brilliant musical scores are truly a thing of exquisite beauty.

Hours are from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The address is 201 Market Street.

Stay With Us

Plan a trip to Virginia Beach to experience the special magic of the holidays. Be sure to reserve your campsite or cabin, so you can attend all the seasonal events in November and December. Check out great savings on our Hot Deals page at www.koavirginiabeach.com.

The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled campground are ideal for a restful getaway. We invite you to come to Virginia Beach KOA. Book your spot at the website, or call 757-428-1444 for more information.

Festive Virginia Beach Restaurants

December 6, 2017

While out and about enjoying the Christmas lights, shopping and beautiful Virginia Beach waterfront, you’re going to want to have a delicious repast in a festive setting. Here are a few suggestions on where to dine during the holidays.

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via Virginia Is for Lovers

Waterman’s Surfside Grille

Located on the boardwalk, Waterman’s Surfside Grille is decorated in its finest seasonal array. Illuminated reindeer will welcome you on the exterior, while Christmas trees and abundant ropes of garland will cheer you in the interior. Try one of their seafood specialties. The address is 415 Atlantic Avenue.

Steinhilber’s Restaurant

The old-world charm of Steinhilber’s Restaurant will delight you to the core. Faint background music, together with adornments of red roses, conifer garlands and crimson bows, will set the stage for a memorable dining experience. Pick a chilly night to go, so you can savor the roaring fireplace. The address is 653 Thalia Road.

Eat – An American Bistro

Eat showcases the holiday spirit through its menu, which features creatively prepared, robust meals such as duck or quail. Start your gastronomic adventure with pumpkin soup and end it with a dessert for which they are known — Figgy Pudding. The address is 40th St & Virginia Beach Boardwalk & Atlantic Avenue.

Stay With Us

Plan a trip to Virginia Beach to experience the special magic of the holidays. Be sure to reserve your campsite or cabin, so you can attend all the seasonal events in November and December. Check out great savings on our Hot Deals page at www.koavirginiabeach.com.

The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled campground are ideal for a restful getaway. We invite you to come to Virginia Beach KOA. Book your spot at the website, or call 757-428-1444 for more information.

Pause from Holiday Frenzy with Afternoon Tea

November 29, 2017

The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are filled to overflowing with shopping, decorating and baking. While it’s a wonderful time of the year, it can be hectic and stressful. Take a relaxing break from your busy schedule by treating yourself to an afternoon tea in Virginia Beach.

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Christmas Tea Party

One option is to attend a Christmas Tea Party at the Simply Fresh Café at Town Center. Dress up in holiday apparel and enjoy three courses of goodies with soothing, refreshing cups of tea.

It will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on December 2, 9 and 16. Admission is $15 and the address is 180 Central Park Avenue.

The English Rose Tea Room

When you enter The English Rose Tea Room, you’ll immediately be charmed by its quaint beauty. Picture yourself sipping tea out of lovely china cups and nibbling on scrumptious scones with clotted cream, as well as fancy finger sandwiches. Oh my! The experience will be most calming and pampering. You’ll find the enterprise at 3101 Virginia Beach Blvd Suite 111.

Stay With Us

Plan a trip to Virginia Beach to experience the special magic of the holidays. Be sure to reserve your campsite or cabin, so you can attend all the seasonal events in November and December. Check out great savings on our Hot Deals page at www.koavirginiabeach.com.

The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled campground are ideal for a restful getaway. We invite you to come to Virginia Beach KOA. Book your spot at the website, or call 757-428-1444 for more information.

Coming Sights and Sounds of Christmas

November 22, 2017

Favorite holiday events include parades and concerts. You can enjoy both on the weekend of December 2 and 3.

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Holiday Parade at the Beach

What would the Christmas season be like without the lighted floats, marching bands, performing dance groups and equestrian units of a parade? This year’s extravaganza, a cherished Virginia Beach tradition, is scheduled for December 2. The parade will offer dazzling entertainment for all ages. It starts at 5 30 p.m., and the location is on Atlantic Avenue between 15th and 25th Streets.

Home for the Holidays Concert

After the parade is over, you’ll probably have time to make it to the Home for the Holidays Concert, which will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 2 in the Virginia Beach Convention Center. It’s a USO-style show that is guaranteed to make your spirits bright.

If you miss Saturday’s concert, you can catch the second performance on December 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free, but donations for the USO and military families are welcome. The address is 1000 19th Street.

Sing We Nowell

The timeless, beautiful carols of Christmas never fail to touch the heart. You can hear these beloved songs on December 3 at Virginia Chorale’s presentation of Sing We Nowell. The Chorale, comprised of talented professional singers, is a local treasure.

Ticket prices range from $10 to $25. The location is First Presbyterian Church at 300 36th Street.

Stay With Us

Plan a trip to Virginia Beach to experience the special magic of the holidays. Be sure to reserve your campsite or cabin, so you can attend all the seasonal events in November and December. Check out great savings on our Hot Deals page at www.koavirginiabeach.com.

The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled campground are ideal for a restful getaway. We invite you to come to Virginia Beach KOA. Book your spot at the website, or call 757-428-1444 for more information.

Holiday Lights at the Beach

November 16, 2017

The season of joy gets underway on November 17 at Virginia Beach with the Holiday Lights at the Beach.

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via Hampton Roads Visitor

Locals and visitors alike look forward to this annual event that ushers in the six weeks that are most people’s favorite time of year. Called the “enchanted seaside mile,” it consists of a fantasy of lights that extends from 8th to 22nd streets.

This year’s display will set the beach and boardwalk aglow with 50 of the most popular displays. In addition to Christmas themes, such as a 40-foot tall Christmas tree, the show will include frolicking porpoises and jumping dolphins.

More than 30,000 people make the light show one of their holiday traditions. It’s such a wonderful exhibit that the American Bus Association listed it in their “Top 100 events in North America for 2011.”

Hours are from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly until December 31. Admission is $4 per vehicle on Mondays through Thursdays and $5 per vehicle on Fridays through Sundays and on holidays.

Stay With Us

Plan a trip to Virginia Beach to experience the special magic of the holidays. Be sure to reserve your campsite or cabin, so you can see the lights and enjoy other seasonal events in November and December. Check out great savings on our Hot Deals page at www.koavirginiabeach.com.

The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled campground are ideal for a restful getaway. We invite you to come to Virginia Beach KOA. Book your spot at the website, or call 757-428-1444 for more information.