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November 1, 2019, 9:00 AM - December 31, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Phillips-Dawson House
This exhibit features vintage toys throughout history.
November 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - January 11, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts welcomes 16 artists from Lanexa, Virginia, in a new exhibition called "Fresh From The Studios." This marks the first time the Greater Lanexa Studio Tour (GLST) will be out of the studios and into the SCCA's historic art galleries. Word showcased will include a variety of mediums such as paintings, woodwork, sculpture, glass, and jewelry. Their unique artwork makes a great gift for someone special.
December 21, 2019, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. The narrated Swamp Safari, one of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, fills up quickly. This four-hour tour is led by a biologist specializing is the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation and wildlife with this adventure that includes a brief walk to Lake Drummond. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. A small snack and beverage is provided. This tour is not recommended for very small children. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.
December 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Kay's Acres
Decorations and lights! Petting zoo! Live Nativity! Festive music! Bake sale! Arts and crafts (horseshoe decorating and river stone painting)! Horse drawn carriage! Marshmallow roasting and s'mores around the fire with Uncle Billy Goat! Mini rein-ponies pulling the cart! Annnnnddd...the REAL Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
December 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
See Suffolk through the eyes of years gone by.
Suffolk’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Captain John Smith first encountered the Nansemond Indians on the Nansemond River. Even now, you can trace Suffolk’s legacy through our historic homes and neighborhoods, churches and Virginia Civil War Trails. Guided by a Suffolk historian, you meet the people and places that made Suffolk the city it is today. Highlights of this windshield tour include Cedar Hill Cemetery, Riddick’s Folly House Museum, Constant’s Wharf, College Court and Suffolk’s Historic Lakeside neighborhood.
December 21, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
An official Virginia Civil War Trail site, Cedar Hill Cemetery has long been an attraction for history buffs and even walking groups. The Suffolk Division of Tourism offers a guided stroll through the pleasant 32-acre cemetery, rich in history and natural beauty. The 90-minute daytime tour will offer unique insights into Suffolk’s heritage as tour goers traverse the cedar-lined terrain dotted with timeworn headstones. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot. Special rates are available for groups of 12 or more.
December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
This heart-warming Christmas Ballet inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s “Papa Panov” is sure to inspire compassion and kindness this Christmas. Enjoy an evening of classical ballet and beautiful music sure to invoke the Christmas spirit as a talented cast of local children and adults guide you through Papa’s seemingly uneventful Christmas Day only to find this compassion for the “least of these” has life-long impact!
December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ OnePast7
Join Crystal with Cri-A-tions & Hats and learn the art of reverse painted glass. Grab a friend and join us in painting a Christmas Tree of your choice. These make perfect handmade gifts! Each completed piece will be approximately 4"x 6" in a very nice thrifted frame. Since we will be working on glass, recommended age is 12+, but any level of artistic ability is welcome. Instruction and all supplies included. Refreshments provided for your enjoyment.