A Seasonal Event Willoughby Residents Won’t Want to Miss: Light Up The Town at the Town Center of Virginia Beach

November 18, 2015 2:45 pm

He's making a list and checking it twice, and he's coming to Virginia Beach on Saturday, Nov. 21! We're talking about Santa Claus, of course, and he — along with Mrs. Claus and some friendly North Pole elves — will delight the young and young at heart during this year's Light Up The Town event, which kicks off the holiday season with an evening of seasonal cheer!

It all takes place at the Town Center of Virginia Beach, kicking off with a parade featuring carolers, live music, a holiday train, a stilt walker, and Mrs. Claus riding in a horse-drawn carriage. Once this festive, lively procession reaches the Fountain Plaza, a ceremonial countdown will lead to the illumination of a 30-foot holiday tree! If you'll be attending the event with little ones in tow, be sure to head to the Pembroke Mall after the tree lighting for a special storytime with Santa.

Hope to see you there, Willoughby!

Light Up The Town 2015
6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21
Town Center of Virginia Beach
222 Central Park Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 965-5452

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Willoughby Residents Can Take a Taste of Culinary History During the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration, Happening Now Through Nov. 15

November 12, 2015 10:01 am

You can read about American history, and you can study it — but can you taste it? You might say yes after attending the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration, a five-day, multi-event festival with a goal to take "visitors and culinary enthusiasts on an authentic gastronomic journey that started more than 400 years ago."

In other words, the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration explores a time — specifically the year 1607, when Jamestown was first settled — when farm-to-table cuisine wasn't a trend; it was a necessity. Dive fork-first into culinary history as a number of restaurants, museums, and wineries throughout Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown host 30+ events that run the gamut from craft beer and wine tastings and an oyster roast to a chili cook-off, chowder fest, and tapas crawl.

This year's Williamsburg Harvest Celebration takes place at varying times and venues near Willoughby between Wednesday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 15. Tickets can be purchased through the event's website, and proceeds benefit local food charities.

Williamsburg Harvest Celebration 2015
Wednesday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 15
421 N Boundary St
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Pssst … Willoughby Youngsters: Here’s What to Tell Your Caregivers About This Weekend’s Virginia Children’s Festival!

October 1, 2015 1:00 pm

Hey, Willoughby youngsters: Be sure to let your parents and caregivers know that this weekend will see the return of the annual Virginia Children's Festival! Returning to Norfolk's Town Point Park for its 27th year, this festival promises loads of fun for you, your friends, and your whole family!

Here's what to tell your favorite grown-up: The festival takes place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. During the event, there will be more than 100 workshops and craft stations for you to explore, and each activity will offer something cool and different for you to try. Curious about science? Check out some hands-on (yet safe!) experiments in dry ice and electricity! Rather enjoy a spot of tea? Bring your favorite stuffed bear from home at Willoughby for a Teddy Bear Tea! Nature exhibits, cooking demos, and tons of make-and-take crafts will also be offered. Bring your little brothers and sisters, because the festival will have a special Toddler Town just for them!

Finally, tell your parents or caregivers that tickets are $5 and can be purchased online!

Virginia Children's Festival 2015
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3
Town Point Park
Downtown Norfolk, VA

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