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Entertainment & Events in Newport News, Virginia

Special Events

  • 100 Miles of Lights 757-886-7777
    Located at Various Venues
    Millions of lights and hundreds of events will entertain visitors to central and southeast Virginia this holiday season during this event which features a wide range of extraordinary holiday activities lasting through New Year's Day in Newport News and six other cities. more

  • Christmas at Endview 757-887-1862
    Located at Endview Plantation
    Lasting for the whole month of December, this festive holiday event allows visitors to experience a Virginia Christmas in 1861.

  • Emancipation Proclamation Observance 757-247-2360
    2803 Oak Avenue
    Newport News, VA 23607
    Located at Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center
    This annual observance, held in early January, commemorates the signing of the historic document, the Emancipation Proclamation, by President Abraham Lincoln in the year 1863.

  • Lee Family Christmas, A 757-888-3371
    Located at the Lee Hall Mansion
    The elegance of Christmas past is presented by a variety of historical characters from the 1860s during this holiday event which takes place each December and explores the lives of the Richard Decauter Lee family during the holiday season. Stories, refreshments, and period music are a part of this festive occasion.

  • Hollydazzle 757-926-1400
    700 Town Center Drive
    Newport News, VA 23606
    City Center at Oyster Point
    A unique holiday event that will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy family-friendly activities and entertainment leading up to the spectacular "Fountains of Light Show" that will begin at 8:45 p.m. Food vendors will be available offering dinner items, snacks, and holiday treats.  more
    Sponsored By: Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism


  • Regal Kiln Creek Stadium 20 757-989-5298
    100 Regal Way
    Newport News, VA 23602
    First-run Hollywood movies and critically acclaimed films are shown at this cinema that also features comfortable seating and a large concession stand. more

Night Life

  • Cozzy's Comedy Club & Tavern 757-595-2800
    9700 Warwick Boulevard
    Newport News, VA 23601
    Newport News' only comedy club, this entertaining club features some of the finest stand-up comedians in the country. Showtimes are Friday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.  more

Plays & Productions

  • Peninsula Community Theater 757-595-5728
    10521 Warwick Boulevard
    Newport News, VA 23601
    Located at Historic Hilton Village
    A performing arts community theater which hosts a wide variety of community based, family oriented productions, including musicals, comedies, and mysteries. Each year, the theater presents five main stage productions and five children’s shows, usually with six to eight weeks between each production.  more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Children's Festival of Friends 757-926-1400
    Located at Newport News Regional Park
    Children of all ages are the focus of this fantastic day in the park that is filled with hands-on activities, rides, food, exhibits and entertainment. The festival occurs annually in early May.  more

  • Fall Festival of Folklife 757-926-8451
    Located at Newport News Park
    Southeast Virginia's biggest celebration of traditional crafts, trades, and entertainment, this annual festival takes place for two days in October and features traditional crafts from over 250 craftspeople, trade demonstrations, traditional and folk entertainment on four stages, and food vendors. more

  • Fourth of July Stars in the Sky 757-926-1400
    Victory Landing Park
    The Virginia Peninsula's biggest Fourth of July party, this huge downtown oasis is filled annually with 30,000 people and the event includes a wide variety of food, children's activities, live music my nationally known entertainers, and a spectacular fireworks show. more

  • Harvest Faire 757-358-5412
    362 Yorktown Road
    Newport News, VA 23608
    Endview Plantation
    Harvest Faire is a one-weekend Renaissance Faire celebrating their 16th year. They have music and dance, Knights and combat demonstrations, educational encampments, merchants, period games and activities, and more. Walk the labyrinthe from Chartes Cathedral. Eat a turkey leg while listening to Celtic music. Come in costume or just come as you are. Knights and ladies, swains and wenches - they just ask one thing: be merry! more


  • Civil War Ghost Walk 757-887-1862
    Located at Endview Plantation
    Not for the faint of heart, the sights, sounds, and experiences of the Civil War come alive as you enter the world of long-dead soldiers and civilians during this spooktacular, ghostly outdoor candlelight tour of a haunted Civil War battlefield and camp that takes place for two days each October.

  • Antebellum Holidays 757-888-3371
    Located at Lee Hall Mansion
    Guided tours incorporate the origins of period holiday customs during this tour of the historic Lee Hall Mansion, an Italianate mansion constructed circa 1850 by wealthy planter Richard Decauter Lee. The tour lasts the whole month of December.


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