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November 9, 2017, 11:00 AM - December 23, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Showcasing the work of artists chosen through a juried process by the Artisan Center of Virginia. Works on display will be from a variety of mediums and items will be available for purchase, a unique gift-giving opportunity for the holiday season. Information on the extensive state-wide Artisan Trail in Virginia will be available.
The Artisans Center of Virginia develops and implements systems and strategies to improve economic outcomes for Virginia artisans and their communities while assisting them in promoting their local artisan culture.
December 11, 2017, 6:00 PM - December 12, 2017, 8:00 PM @ By phone
As your little ones write their wish list to Santa Claus and check it twice, you can add to the joy of the season with a personal phone call from Santa himself! Pre-registration required.
December 15, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Southside Baptist Church
Come experience the power of the Christmas story brought to life through the beauty of ballet. This fully narrated ballet will transport you back over 2000 years ago to the little town of Bethlehem where the birth of Jesus Christ would change the world. This family-friendly performance is sure to bless you this Christmas season. Proceeds from this production go to send Allonge's team of dancers into ministry in Haiti during the summer of 2018. Sponsored by Farmers Bank.
December 16, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 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.
December 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Southside Baptist Church
December 16, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Riddick's Folly House Museum
Join Riddick's Folly House Museum as they welcome author Brian Steel Wills for a book signing on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. Wills, a professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University, has written "Inglorious Passages: Noncombat Deaths In The American Civil War," focusing on the untold numbers who were lost to disease, accidents, murder, suicide, sunstroke, drowning, factory accidents, and more. Inglorious Passages for the first time gives these noncombat deaths due consideration.
December 17, 2017, 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 17, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 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.
December 21, 2017, 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 27, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
December 27, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
December 30, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Morgan Memorial Library
Celebrate New Year's Eve at your library! Enjoy snacks, crafts, and a family friendly countdown at noon. All ages welcome!
December 30, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ North Suffolk Library
December 31, 2017, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2018, 1:00 AM @ Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
Make plans now to ring in 2018 at the Second 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.