Calendar

December 2014

11/13

“Artfully Done: Gifts for All Seasons”

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
Open November 23, 2014 - January 6, 2015
11am-4pm. Tuesday-Saturday. Free and open to the public.

757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Be sure to visit our “Artfully Done” gallery exhibition to see what our very talented regional artists have produced. Most items in the exhibition are for sale, so you can purchase handmade gifts just in time for the holidays.

12/05 to 12/06

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Building
300 Carolina Road
10am-4pm Friday & Saturday. Open to the Public.
757.514.1024
http://www.suffolk.lib.va.us/about-us/friends-of-the-library.html

The Friends of the Library hold a monthly book sale, the revenue of which is used to support library programs. Peruse thousands of used books, magazines, movies and more. Prices: Paperbacks (Fiction) - $0.50 per inch, Softcovers - $0.50, Hardcovers - $1.00, Children's - $0.50 per inch, DVDs - $2.00, Music CDs - $1.00, Audio Books on CD - $2.00, Audio Books on Cassette - $1.00. Other items specially priced.

12/06

Annual Downtown Suffolk Holiday Open House

Downtown Restaurants, Shops, Galleries, Museums and Venues
Sponsored by the Downtown Suffolk Hospitality Association & Suffolk Tourism
Saturday, 10am-11pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.4130

Downtown Suffolk is kicking off the holiday season with its 4th Annual Holiday Open House, featuring special deals and discounts, gifts, live entertainment, complimentary refreshments, historic home tours, cupcake decorating workshops, an outdoor artisan gift fair, exhibits, the Nutcracker Ballet, afternoon tea, arts and crafts, visits with Santa, and more!

Download the Event Brochure Here

12/06

3rd Annual Artisan Gift Fair at the Pavilion

Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion
524 North Main Street
10am-5pm. Free & open to the public.
757.514.4130

Kick off your holiday shopping with handcrafted gifts at the 3rd Annual Artisan Gift Fair at the Suffolk Visitor Center's open-air Pavilion. Enjoy festive music, light refreshments and arts and crafts. 


 

12/06 to 12/07

Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society Candlelight Tour

Riverview: Tradition with a New Twist
1pm-5pm. Tickets required.

757.539.2781
www.SuffolkHistory.org

The tour is the quintessential event of the holiday season! This is the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society's annual holiday tradition of touring some of Suffolk's most historic and interesting homes in a variety of architectural styles and period. This year's Candelight Tour will feature homes in the Riverview area, all decorated to welcome the holidays.

Tickets are available in advance for $20 each at the Suffolk Visitor Center (524 N. Main Street), Seaboard Station Railroad Museum (326 N. Main Street), A. Dodson's (2948 Bridge Road), or for $25 on tour days at each site.

For more information about the SNHS 38th Annual Candelight Tour, please contact Sandra Councill (252.207.9936) or Nita Bagnell (757.539.3558). Sponsorships are available.


12/06 to 12/07

The Sugarplum Tea

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
1:30pm. $15.
757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Before the Nutcracker Performance, join us for a delightful afternoon with friends and family at the Sugarplum Tea. Meet The Nutcracker cast and enjoy delicious treats. Children can walk through the Enchanted Forest and create a holiday keepsake.

12/06 to 12/07

The Nutcracker Suite by Ballet Virginia

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
3:00pm. $25.
757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Surrender to the grand sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score and the wonders of childhood. Enjoy Ballet Virginia International’s Performing Company and guest artists as they dance their way through this classic fantastical journey. See young Clara’s dream come to life! Witness Dr. Drosselmyer’s magical snow transform Clara and her beloved Nutcracker into a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. Join the royal couple as they travel to exotic and enchanted lands. Waltzing flowers, tiny mice and Mother Ginger’s lively brood will stay with you forever and put the entire family in a warm holiday mood. The Nutcracker Suite is a combination of theatrical narration and classical ballet—the perfect length for children of all ages.

12/09

A Chowan Christmas – A Holiday Variety Show

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
7:30pm. Free.
757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Free holiday variety show!

12/13

Disney's Frozen - Free Family Movie

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Ave.
2pm. Free and open to the public.
Gladly accepting canned/non-perishable food items.
757.923.2900

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.  Stay for photos with Elsa and Anna following the movie! Bring your camera!  Sponsored by Suffolk Tourism.

12/13

Suffolk Holiday Parade

Downtown Suffolk
7pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7267

Be sure to join in the lights and sounds of the 2014 Suffolk Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 7pm. Find the best spot to watch the floats, equestrian units, marching bands and festive vehicles stroll down West Washington Street and take a turn up North Main Street, with the parade route ending on Prentis Street at the grandstand.

12/14

Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center

524 North Main Street
11am-4pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.4130

Bring the kiddos to meet jolly ol' St. Nick! Bring your cameras for photos with Santa. Holiday décor and light refreshments make this the ideal place to snap a photo with Santa.

12/20 to 12/21

Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center

524 North Main Street
11am-4pm Saturday; 12pm-3pm Sunday. Free and open to the public.
757.514.4130

Bring the kiddos to meet jolly ol' St. Nick! Bring your cameras for photos with Santa. Holiday décor and light refreshments make this the ideal place to snap a photo with Santa.

**Sunday is bring your pet to meet Santa! We welcome all friendly, well-behaved critters. Dogs must be leashed. Pet owners are encouraged to bring a donation for the homeless pets at the Suffolk Animal Shelter. The following items are encouraged kitty litter, cat food/kitten chow, dog food/puppy chow, leashes and collars, grooming supplies, toys, crates, towels, blankets, bleach, hand sanitizer & wipes, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, trash bags and carriers.**

12/20

"The Elf and the Reindeer" by The Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
11am. $5.
757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

When your one job is to watch the reindeer, and that doesn’t go well, then it can prove to be a problem for the holidays. Enjoy this story of two misfits who become friends and save Christmas!

Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads is a professional theatre troupe of adult actors devoted to creating and presenting original works for all ages. Since founded in 2005, they have strived to provide educational and interactive theatre that is accessible and affordable for families, shows that explore different times, places and cultures. Be prepared for a lot of noisy, physical fun and a lot of laughing. These interactive shows are great fun for the whole family! Feel free to dress up and join the fun. Tickets are available at the door before the shows.

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