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Unusual Shops in Virginia Beach

December 2, 2016

When you’re out shopping in Virginia Beach, you have many options that include Christmas markets, malls and specialty stores. Here are some unusual shops to hit.

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via Yelp

Christmas Mouse

If the holidays are your favorite time of year, you’ll want to go to the Christmas Mouse, which is an amazing shop of ornaments, decorations and trees. You could spend hours browsing through the beautiful things, and it would be nice to pick out a personalized ornament as a memento of your vacation. The location is one block from the Atlantic Ocean on 11th and Atlantic.

Acredale Saddlery

When you need to find the perfect pair of cowboy boots, Acredale Saddlery is the place to visit. The family owned store carries a wide selection of western wear for men, women and children. The location is 5248 Indian River Road.

Flashback Old Time Photos

A unique enterprise, Flashback Old Time Photos offers customers the opportunity to pose in authentic costumes and props from the 1840s to 1930s. You can have your picture taken as a Victorian lady, pirate, flapper, hillbilly, French maid and more. The Address is 1702 Atlantic Avenue.

Stay With Us

Come stay at Virginia Beach KOA. If you’re a resident of Hampton Roads, be sure to ask for the Hampton Roads residents’ discount of 25% off your entire stay.  The discount is good for cabins or campsites, but there is a 2-night minimum for Deluxe Cabin rentals with this special. Book your spot at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

November 25, 2016

A valued community resource, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art will blow you away with its display of talent.

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via Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

The exhibits include works assembled by Hi Fructose Magazine, as well as artistic creations of developmentally challenged people. Kids will enjoy a trip to the museum, as it contains a craft center for them to make their own masterpiece. An extra interesting feature is a video that shows how glass artists create their vessels.

This attraction is a great place to go on a cloudy or drizzly day. It is beautiful, peaceful and thought provoking. The address is 2200 Parks Avenue.

Windy City Pizza

An excellent restaurant only one mile south of our KOA is Windy City Pizza. They cook up authentic Chicago-style traditional, deep dish and thin crust pizza along with pasta, Italian beef sandwiches, beer and wine. The eatery is a full service dine-in and carryout enterprise. In addition, they offer delivery right to our RV park’s front gate. The address is 1630 General Booth Boulevard.

Stay With Us

Our lovely Atlantic Coast city beckons you to visit. Reserve your spot at Virginia Beach KOA today.

If you’re a resident of Hampton Roads, be sure to ask for the Hampton Roads residents’ discount of 25% off your entire stay.  The discount is good for cabins or campsites, but there is a 2-night minimum for Deluxe Cabin rentals with this special. Book your spot at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Christmas Magic Continues

November 22, 2016

Christmas magic continues at Virginia Beach with a presentation of The Nutcracker and another holiday concert.

The Nutcracker

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via Daily Press

Lose yourself in the beauty and grace of The Nutcracker, a ballet choreographed to the strains of the great musical scores of Tchaikovsky. The costumes and charming story along with the music and dancing work together to make an entrancing production. Because of the way it delights the senses, the show is a cherished annual tradition for many. It will be presented at the Sandler Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on December 16, as well as at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on December 17. Tickets are $20.

Home for the Holidays

Head over to Battleship Wisconsin on December 9 to listen to a free holiday concert. Performers include Old Dominion University Department of Music students, Home for the Holidays singers and Guava Jam. The shows start at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Stay With Us

Plan to stay at Virginia Beach KOA to enjoy all the sights and sounds of the season. The cool temperatures of fall and the myriad of entertainments in the city will make a camping trip seem special.

If you’re a resident of Hampton Roads, be sure to ask for the Hampton Roads residents’ discount of 25% off your entire stay.  The discount is good for cabins or campsites, but there is a 2-night minimum for Deluxe Cabin rentals with this special. Book your spot at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

A Christmas Carol

November 18, 2016

Good will toward men is one of the central themes of Christmas, and few shows portray it better than Dickens’ immortal classic A Christmas Carol.

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via Virginia Musical Theatre

On December 2 to 4, the Virginia Musical Theatre will present the play in the form of a musical. A full orchestra and 30 singers will perform a contemporary Broadway score that will bring to life this heartwarming tale. The address is 201 Market Street.

Holiday Parade at the Beach

On December 3, join the community as they gather to watch a festive parade of marching bands, lighted floats, dance groups and equestrian units. The route covers Atlantic Avenue from 15th Street to 25th Street. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends around 7 p.m.

Café Moka

The evening of the parade might be brisk, so stop at Café Moka for a warm delicious drink afterwards. A Mexican hot chocolate, chai tea latte or a gourmet coffee will hit the spot. They offer a nice assortment of pastries as well. The address is 5705 Lynnhaven Pkwy Ste. 108.

Stay With Us

Many pleasures await you in our city at Christmastime. Book your spot at Virginia Beach KOA. If you’re a resident of Hampton Roads, be sure to ask for the Hampton Roads residents’ discount of 25% off your entire stay.  The discount is good for cabins or campsites, but there is a 2-night minimum for Deluxe Cabin rentals with this special. Reserve your spot at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Santa’s Seaside Village

November 15, 2016

Virginia Beach has no shortage of seasonal events to make your spirits bright. Santa’s Seaside Village is a beachy type of Christmas attraction that has animated displays, live entertainment, shopping and Santa Clause.

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via WAVY-TV

Housed in a giant tent, it features scenes of elves busily packing toys to be delivered on Christmas Eve. A visit involves sampling treats in Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, shopping at Merchant’s Square and watching crafts demonstrations, as well as listening to carolers and storytellers. Children will enjoy the carnival rides, petting zoo and pony rides.

The village runs in the evenings on Friday through Sunday, starting November 25 and continuing until January 1. Admission is $4 per person. It is close to McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, and you may purchase a combo ticket of both attractions for $20,

Dough Joe’s

Bustling about during the holidays makes you work up an appetite. When you need a bit of sustenance, stop at Dough Joe’s for scrumptious bites of deliciousness in the form of donuts. The location is 208 23rd Street.

Stay With Us

Plan a stay at Virginia Beach KOA during the Christmas season. If you’re a resident of Hampton Roads, be sure to ask for the Hampton Roads residents’ discount of 25% off your entire stay.  The discount is good for cabins or campsites, but there is a 2-night minimum for Deluxe Cabin rentals with this special. Reserve your spot at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Holiday USO Show

November 11, 2016

Most people over 50 will surely remember the USO Christmas Shows of Bob Hope. For 50 years, this beloved comedian traveled to war zones around the world to entertain our armed forces.

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via Senior Special – Holiday USO Show

Accompanying him was an extensive list of Hollywood celebrities who sacrificed part of their own holiday festivities to make Christmases brighter for those who were fighting to keep America safe. The shows were fantastic, bringing smiles, laughter and a little joy of the season to those so far from home.

You can enjoy a tribute to Mr. Hope on December 1 at the Holiday USO Show, which will be held at 1000 19th Street. The show will star the Victory Belles, a group whose performance will remind you of the Andrews Sisters. You’ll also hear some of the same Christmas favorites that were sung in battleships and jungles during WWII, the Korean War and Viet Nam. General admission is $39 and preferred seats are $49. Don’t miss this nostalgic event that is a special way of thanking our veterans.

Stay With Us

Spend part of the holidays at Virginia Beach KOA. If you’re a resident of Hampton Roads, be sure to ask for the Hampton Roads residents’ discount of 25% off your entire stay.  The discount is good for cabins or campsites, but there is a 2-night minimum for Deluxe Cabin rentals with this special. Reserve your spot at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Christmas Market

November 8, 2016

Everyone loves holiday markets because they carry beautiful items with which to adorn the home for the holidays. They are also great sources of creative gifts.

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via Events Management Group

You can shop for all the loved ones on your list at the Christmas Market on November 25 to 27 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Artisans will display holiday décor and Christmas collectibles along with stained glass, toys, jewelry and much more.

Admission is $8 for adults and $2 for children between the ages of 6 to 12. Parking is free. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens in Williamsburg is a little over an hour’s drive from our city. It’s worth a trip there to see Christmas Town, which will open on November 25 and continue till January 2. You can see one of the largest holiday light displays in the country, as well as shop and attend heart-warming shows. Be sure and get a mug of the park’s specialty — peppermint fudge hot chocolate.

Stay With Us

Our Atlantic Coast city is fun any time of year, but it’s extra special during the Christmas season. Spend part of the holidays at Virginia Beach KOA. If you’re a resident of Hampton Roads, be sure to ask for the Hampton Roads residents’ discount of 25% off your entire stay.  The discount is good for cabins or campsites, but there is a 2-night minimum for Deluxe Cabin rentals with this special. Reserve your spot at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.