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11/16/2018

Suffolk Grand Illumination

Suffolk Grand Illumination

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 2018 Holiday Season officially begins in Suffolk on Friday, November 16, with the Suffolk Grand Illumination Ceremony at Market Park in Downtown Suffolk. The event rings in the holidays with the park opening at 6 p.m. Watch the 32′ tree light up when the switch is flipped at 6:15 p.m., illuminating Suffolk for the holiday season. Be there when Santa arrives in style (around 6:30 p.m.), and enjoy seasonal music courtesy of local choirs. Be sure to bring along your camera to capture your children’s smiling faces as they whisper their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus. Stick around to purchase tasty treats from local vendors, as your children decorate their letter to Santa and visit the Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum. There will also be horse and carriage rides available for purchase!

All activities are open until 8 p.m. Parking will available at the Suffolk Visitor Center at 524 N. Main Street and free shuttle service will run from the Godwin Courts Building parking lot from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m.

This event is produced by Suffolk Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Suffolk Tourism and Suffolk Media & Community Relations. Contact Suffolk Parks and Recreation at 757.514.7267 for more information.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Phone No: 757 514-7267
Link: http://www.suffolkva.us/parks

11/17/2018

Downstairs at the Center: Luke Willette

Downstairs at the Center: Luke Willette

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Luke Willette grew up in Franklin County, Missouri, and settled in Hampton Roads after a stint in the Navy. Luke lives in Suffolk with his wife Amy and two children. He owns Willette Plumbing. Luke has been playing guitar on and off since he was 12 and has been working at songwriting for the past ten years.

Cost: $10 Ages 21+

Phone No: 757 923-2900
Link: http://www.suffolkcenter.org

11/18/2018

Great Dismal Swamp Safari

Great Dismal Swamp Safari

Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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.

Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military, and children ages 3-12

Phone No: 757 514-4130
Link: http://www.suffolkcenter.org

11/19/2018

Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

Cost: $7 adults; $5 seniors (60+), military. Not recommended for children under 12.

Phone No: 757 514-4130
Link: http://www.suffolkcenter.org

11/19/2018

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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)

Cost: $8 adults; $6 seniors (60+), military, and children 9-12.

Phone No: 757 514-4130
Link: http://www.suffolkcenter.org

11/22/2018

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Make Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront a new holiday tradition! Join us on November 22, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for our Thanksgiving Day buffet. Reservations are highly encouraged. For more information or to make your reservation, please call our Sales Office at 757.774.9076.

Cost: $26.95 Adults / $22.95 Seniors / $14.95 Ages 5-11

Phone No: 757 774-9076
Link: http://www.suffolkconferencecenter.com

11/24/2018

Breakfast with Santa at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

Breakfast with Santa at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

Time: 12:00 am

Join the fun on Saturday, November 24, 2018, for Breakfast with Santa! For $4 for kids (ages 2-12) and/or $6 for adults, you’ll get to partake in a delicious breakfast buffet that the whole family can enjoy, while kids can decorate their own Christmas cookie, participate in coloring station fun, make an awesome holiday craft…AND get a photo opportunity with the Big Guy! Be sure to bring your camera!

Cost: $4 Kids (ages 2-12) $6 Adults

Phone No: 757 925-1300
Link: http://www.suffolkconferencecenter.com

11/24/2018

Christmas in Driver

Christmas in Driver

Time: 12:00 am

The town will be lit up with the arrival of Santa on a fire truck! Free popcorn and chili. Sponsored by Driver Merchants Association & Driver Volunteer Fire Dept.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Phone No: 757 434-5539
Link: http://www.driverevents.com

11/24/2018

American Girl Program: "Meet Luciana Vega, Girl of the Year 2018"

American Girl Program: "Meet Luciana Vega, Girl of the Year 2018"

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet Luciana Vega, the Girl of the Year for 2018! Luciana is over the moon—she’s going to Space Camp! But when she’s picked to lead her team in a robotics challenge, instead of rocketing her crew to success she steers them straight into trouble. After that, her teammates don’t trust her. In fact, Luciana’s pretty sure they don’t even like her. It’s great to be good at science—but Luciana learns that it’s not enough. If she’s ever going to make it to Mars, she has to be someone her crew can depend on, no matter what.

We will be giving away a doll to one of the girls who attends. There will be 3 sittings: 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm. Space is limited and reservations are required. Donations welcome. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Call for reservations at 757.934.0822 or email riddicksfolly@verizon.net, beginning 14 days before the event.

Cost: Free.

Phone No: 757 934-0822
Link: http://www.riddicksfolly.org

11/24/2018

ReStored: A Downtown Pop-Up Shop Initiative

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Deck the halls this holiday season with handcrafted, homemade and eclectic gifts. On Saturday, November 24, 2018, join merchants and food vendors throughout Suffolk’s historic downtown district offering artisan-quality crafts, jewelry, soaps and bath salts, fine art, candles, glass, needlework, ceramics, greenery, woodcrafts, crocheted items, jams and jellies, nuts, pottery, totes and handbags, holiday ornaments, baked goods, home decor, and more. Shoppers will also find discounts and holiday specials from downtown’s established retailers and restaurateurs’ as well.
Running from 10 – 4 p.m., {Re}Stored will be open to the public free of charge. Free parking will be available throughout the downtown area as well. As part of Suffolk’s “Love Local, Buy Suffolk” initiative, the {Re}Stored event encourages residents and visitors to support owner-operated businesses, as well as support the continued effort of revitalizing the Downtown Suffolk area. Guests to the event will also enjoy complimentary coffee and refreshments, live entertainment, visits from Santa, and much more!
Phone No: 757 514-4049
Link: www.facebook.com/LoveLocalBuySuffolk

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