Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Where in Hampton Roads, Peninsula is Santa?

Santa and his elves pose for a photo before a busy season of greeting families at Busch Gardens Christmas Town. (WYDaily/Andrew Harris)
Santa and his elves pose for a photo before a busy season of greeting families at Busch Gardens Christmas Town. (WYDaily file photo)

This time of year, Santa is busy checking his lists twice but he still makes time to visit Hampton Roads and the Peninsula.

Here are some of the locations throughout the area where families can interact and take photos with the “Big Man” himself.


  • Santa’s Workshop at Busch Gardens Christmastown, through Jan. 5.
  • Santa Claus at Berret’s, noon to 3 p.m., Dec. 14 and Dec. 21.
  • Santa at Yankee Candle Village Store, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Breakfast with Santa at the James City County Recreation Center, Dec. 14 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Santaland, New Town Shops on Main, Saturday and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Dec. 18.


  • Selfies with Santa at the Hampton Carousel, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Breakfast in Santa at The Grey Goose, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. until Dec. 23.
  • Free games, crafts, and a photo with Santa at Bass Pro Shop on Power Plant Parkway until Dec. 24.
  • Lighted Boat Parade at the Downtown Waterfront, Dec. 13 boats set sail at 7 p.m.
  • Hampton Holly Days Parade Downtown Hampton, Dec. 14.
  • BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — to capture visits with Santa on Merchant Lane at Peninsula Town Center, Saturday and Sundays until Dec. 22.
  • Dinner with Santa at The Green Turtle, Dec. 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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