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  1. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    December 10, 2018, 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.

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  2. Adult Christmas Musical

    December 10, 2018, 7:00 PM - December 11, 2018, 9:00 PM @ First Baptist Suffolk

    The FBC Adult Choir along with the Children’s Choirs will be presenting the musical “Lamb of God” on December 10th and 11th at 7:00pm. Please come and join us for this FREE event as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ during this Christmas season. Refreshments will be provided after the musical.

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  3. Holiday Jingle Mingle

    December 11, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whaleyville Community Center

    Santa will be arriving at Whaleyville Community Center on Tuesday, December 11, 2018! Join us for a craft project, bounce houses, cotton candy, and a FREE dinner for kids with a new unwrapped toy for donation (parents's dinner fee is $5 per person). There will also be a hot cocoa station and face painting, as well as a free photo with Santa! Pre-registration by December 5 is required.

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  4. Annual Holiday Gala for Active Adults

    December 12, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hilton Garden Inn Northern Suffolk

    Active adults and seniors (ages 55 and over) are invited to come celebrate with the Suffolk Parks & Recreation Department as we ring in the holiday season! There will be music, dancing, and gifts, all topped off with a delicious holiday lunch (one of two options: Rosemary Chicken or 6oz. Grilled Sirloin). Pre-registration is required for this event by Thursday, December 6. Come dressed to impress!

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  5. Afternoon Conversations: History, Heritage & Preservation!

    December 12, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Phillips-Dawson House

    Welcome Watermen & Nansemond River Preservation Alliance's Dr. E. Taraski, who will speak about conserving the Waterman-Oyster Village and Wetlands. This talk is with members of the Crittenden-Eclipse Village Preservation. Free and open to the public.

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  6. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    December 13, 2018, 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. *Please note that this tour includes a stop and brief tour of the Philips-Dawson House (Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society Headquarters)

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  7. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    December 13, 2018, 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.

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  8. Christmas at the Cinema

    December 13, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

    Join the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts as they present Christmas at the Cinema, featuring the Suffolk Center Children's Chorus! Featuring songs from the movies Polar Express, Home Alone, The Nativity Story, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this is a performance that will be sure to warm your heart and get you in the holiday spirit! Directed by Gavin Harper. Free and open to the public!

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  9. Sip & Sway at the Center featuring Wine & Ballroom Dancing

    December 13, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

    Do you like to dance, but only after you have had some adult beverages? Well then sign up for this fun, entertaining workshop! Taylor Burrows comes to the Center with extensive knowledge of a variety of different style of dances. For the first hour, you will get a crash course on ballroom dancing, and then the next hour, it’s time for you to put your knowledge to practice! Bring a partner; it will be a lot of fun! First 2 drinks are included. Additional drinks available for purchase.

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  10. Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery Annual Wreath Laying Event

    December 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery

    The Horton Wreath Society is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to raise funds to place a live evergreen wreath on each marker in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia. 2018 serves as the 11th year the Society has raised funds to honor our veterans and fallen heroes. In 2017, 8,000 live wreaths were placed at the cemetery by over 3,000 volunteers. Our goal this year is to place approximately 9,000 live wreaths and we need volunteers to help us! The Society strives to educate all, especially our youth and future generations, to remember the sacrifices by and to respect our veterans. This is a Free Family Event open to everyone that wishes to volunteer, no registration required, just show up. We will begin with our welcome and laying of the ceremonial row of wreaths at 9:00am.

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  11. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    December 15, 2018, 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.

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  12. Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center

    December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Visitor Center

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

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  13. Carols and Lullabies of the Southwest

    December 15, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

    Virginia Choral Society, in partnership with Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, presents: "Carols and Lullabies of the Southwest." The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of 80-100 voices singing a wide variety of repertoire. At any given concert, you might hear Broadway choruses, a large choral-orchestral work, jazz standards, folk songs, traditional favorites, or a commissioned work from a local composer. VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia, having been organized in 1931.

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  14. Bring Your Pets to Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center

    December 16, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Visitor Center

    Bring your pet to meet jolly ol' St. Nick! 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.

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  15. "I Hear Music In The Air" Concert with Guest Lecturer Dr. Umar Johnson & Special Performance by The Master Keys

    December 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Temple Beth El

    Canaan’s Builders presents ‘I Hear Music In The Air’ concert tour, featuring 25 young adults from Southern and Central Africa performing traditional African dances and music on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 7:00pm at Temple Beth El. Come experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to delve into the rich and authentic African music aiming to express life through sound and harmony. Take a glimpse back in time and history from our motherland through acapella melodies which tells the history of who we are and where we came from and gives homage to our African heritage. These 25 young adults are visiting America for the first time and it will be a first time experience you won’t soon forget.

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  16. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 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.

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  17. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    December 22, 2018, 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.

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  18. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    December 27, 2018, 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. *Please note that this tour includes a stop and brief tour of the Philips-Dawson House (Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society Headquarters)

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  19. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    December 29, 2018, 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.

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  20. Noon Year's Eve (at Morgan Memorial Library)

    December 29, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Morgan Memorial Library

    Celebrate New Year's Eve early with a countdown, balloon drop, crafts, snacks, dancing, and more! The party will start at 11:30am and we will ring in the New Year at noon!

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  21. Noon Year's Eve (at North Suffolk Library)

    December 29, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ North Suffolk Library

    Celebrate New Year's Eve early with a countdown, balloon drop, crafts, snacks, dancing, and more! The party will start at 11:30am and we will ring in the New Year at noon!

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  22. New Year's Eve Bash

    December 31, 2018, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2019, 1:00 AM @ Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

    Make plans now to ring in 2019 at the Third Annual New Year’s Eve Bash presented by the Nansemond River Pilot Club and Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront. There is no other place in Suffolk that has a New Year’s Eve party like this. Tickets are $50 per person and include a full course buffet dinner, dancing to a live DJ, cash bar and a Midnight Champagne Toast. Tickets available at Suffolk Insurance (202 Market Street or 3575 Bridge Road) and the Suffolk Visitor’s Center (524 N. Main Street). The Hilton has also set aside a discounted block of rooms for this event - just call the front desk at 757.925.1300.

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