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Whale Watching Season

Whale Watching Tours

It’s Humpback Whale migration season in Virginia Beach. Come stay in one of our Oceanfront Hotel Rooms and enjoy the amazing show! If you want to get close and personal with whale tours then you may want to consider the Virginia Beach Aquarium’s Sea Adventures.

With almost three decades of experience, a Whales & Wildlife Sea Adventure aboard the Atlantic Explorer is an opportunity to see the ocean’s most magnificent creatures as they visit our coastal waters, while our enthusiastic educators help bring the ocean to life with items to see and touch. Staff and volunteers trained by Aquarium experts share an amazing program built upon the Aquarium’s own scientific research and conservation efforts, and collect data related to whale and dolphin sightings during each trip which contributes to federal and regional management of marine mammal populations and environmental assessments.

 

As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

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Happy New Year! Come Celebrate on the Oceanfront!

Virginia Beach Hotels New Years

Come join us on the Virginia Beach oceanfront and celebrate the new year! Limited rooms available so come stay with us on the oceanfront:)

Enjoy the  fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

 

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Merry Christmas!

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Enjoy the  fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

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Holiday Lights Maola Milk Merry Mile

Holiday Lights Maola Milk Merry Mile
2nd Street & the Boardwalk open nightly at 5:30
thru December 31

A new holiday experience to the boardwalk – Holiday Lights Maola Milk Merry Mile is a nautical and holiday fantasy of lights spread over a dozen blocks – from 8th Street to 22nd Street.  This year’s light show will feature over 50 of our most popular, hand-picked displays along the boardwalk and beach. The entrance will still be at 2nd Street.

This shorter, more intimate light show features a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk.  Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of Holiday Lights Merry Mile. They are joined by Santa and his elves.

Drivers will be able to tune their car radio to a frequency to hear holiday music along the Holiday Lights at the Beach display, making it easy to see AND hear why this event has been named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 November Events” and the American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events in North America for 2011!”

Holiday Lights Maola Milk Merry Mile…open nightly at 5:30.  Hours of operation are 5:30pm-10:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:30pm-11:00pm Friday-Saturday.

2017 admission pricing:

$5 per vehicle Friday-Sunday and holidays

$4 per vehicle Monday-Thursday

$2 Military Mondays

$25 motorcoaches

All vehicles enter through the main entrance at 2nd Street. Show starts at 8th street.  Cash only is accepted at the gate.

Enjoy the  fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

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Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler

Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler

Saturday, December 16, 2017
4:30PM

Runners and race fans must check out this holiday run full of santas. All participants will receive a 5 piece Santa Suit and will set off into a nautical holiday wonderland against the Atlantic ocean. The event is held at twilight along the boardwalk so runners can enjoy the Holiday Lights Merry Mile and a festive evening being mesmerized by the holiday spirit. more event details

Enjoy the holiday fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

 

 

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Celebrate Christmas in Virginia Beach

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to enjoy the Virginia Beach. Beach lovers will love the beauty of the beaches in a more mellow way then summer. Come enjoy the oceanfront Holiday Lights that light up the boardwalk with a a nautical and holiday fantasy of lights spread over a dozen blocks! The holiday season also features many Holiday events from Christmas concerts, parades, running events, food, shopping, and more.

Here are a few Christmas Events Coming up:

Virginia Beach Holiday Lights
November 23, 2017 – December 31

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach brings the joy of the Christmas season to Virginia Beach! Experience the new Enchanted Seaside Mile…a nautical and holiday fantasy of lights spread over a dozen blocks – from 8th Street to 22nd Street. This year’s light show will feature over 50 of our most popular, hand-picked displays along the boardwalk and beach. The entrance is at 2nd Street.

Jingle Bell Jam
December 10, 2017 , 3-6pm
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Come experience a live concert performance by Santa Claus, himself, along with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra! This popular event is family friendly, so bring the kids. This Virginia Beach concert keeps coming back, year after year, and it’s really no wonder why. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra puts on an amazing show for everyone to love and share the holiday cheer. more details

Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler
December 16, 2017

Runners and race fans must check out this holiday run full of santas. All participants will receive a 5 piece Santa Suit and will set off into a nautical holiday wonderland against the Atlantic ocean. The event is held at twilight along the boardwalk so runners can enjoy a festive evening being mesmerized by the holiday spirit. This is not your ordinary marathon and always helps everyone get into the cheerful holiday spirit.

Enjoy the Christmas fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

 

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Virginia Beach Holiday Parade

Virginia Beach Holiday Parade
December 2, 2017 – 5pm
On Atlantic Avenue between 15th Street and 25th Street

Join us for the Holiday Parade at Virginia Beach, where over 90 parade units make their way down Atlantic Avenue in a fun celebration of the holiday season. Giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, fire trucks, equestrian units, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more join forces to present a dazzling and entertaining night of fun for all ages! And, best of all, Santa himself makes an appearance to greet all his loyal fans as the evening winds down and thousands of families take the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront! >more event details

Enjoy the holiday fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

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Thanksgiving in Virginia Beach

Come join us for Thanksgiving in Virginia Beach! Enjoy the beaches with some of the best fall fishing, shell-hunting, or relaxing. Beyond the beach you can explore the boardwalk and endless choices of amazing restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.

Here are a few events going on this weekend on the beach:

Holiday Lights At Virginia Beach
November 23, 2017 to December 31

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach brings the joy of the Christmas season to Virginia Beach each and every holiday season!

2017 brings a new experience to the boardwalk as Holiday Lights at the Beach presents The Enchanted Seaside Mile…a nautical and holiday fantasy of lights spread over a dozen blocks – from 8th Street to 22nd Street. more event details

Planes Trains and Santa
November 24 – 26

The Military Aviation Museum in conjunction with the Tidewater Division of the National Model Railroad Association is bringing its 8th model train show to Virginia Beach. From November 24th through the 26th, model train enthusiasts can head to the Military Aviation Museum on Princess Anne Road to see intricate layouts by Tidewater O Gauge Association, South Hampton Roads N-Trak Club, Tidewater S Gauge Association, Tidewater Modular Railroad Club, and Tidewater Live Steamers, among others. Santa Claus pops in for a visit at 11 a.m. on both days. The standard daily admission ticket prices for the museum apply: $15 for adults. Children 12 and under get in free!  more event info

36th Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market
November 24 – 26

There is no better place to kick-off your holiday shopping than at the Virginia Beach Christmas Market. Black Friday marks the beginning of this Virginia Beach holiday tradition with more than 250 fine artisans and crafters from more than 25 states. From November 24th through the 26th work off that extra slice of pumpkin pie with a stroll around the Virginia Beach Convention Center to explore what has been called one of the “100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows in the United States.” Peruse unique holiday gifts and decor or even special pieces to add to your own collection. Photographers, potters, jewelers and toy makers are just a small sampling of the handmade artisans selling their uniquely crafted pieces. Admission is priced at $8 for adults and $2 for children ages 6-12 and is good for all three days. This year, receive $1 off by bringing a canned food donation to the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. Admission is free with a donation of blood to the Red Cross. Find more details here.

Enjoy the  fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

 

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Holiday Lights At Virginia Beach

Holiday Lights At Virginia Beach
November 23, 2017 to December 31

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach brings the joy of the Christmas season to Virginia Beach each and every holiday season!

2017 brings a new experience to the boardwalk as Holiday Lights at the Beach presents The Enchanted Seaside Mile…a nautical and holiday fantasy of lights spread over a dozen blocks – from 8th Street to 22nd Street. This year’s light show will feature over 50 of our most popular, hand-picked displays along the boardwalk and beach. The entrance is at 2nd Street.

Take a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk. Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of Holiday Lights at the Beach presents The Enchanted Seaside Mile. They are joined by Santa, elves, and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree.

Over 30,000 families a year make this unique holiday light show a part of their holiday celebration! This fantasy of lights is sure to amaze holiday travelers visiting Virginia Beach.

Drivers will be able to tune their car radio to a frequency to hear holiday music along the Holiday Lights at the Beach display, making it easy to see AND hear why this event has been named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 November Events”.

Enjoy the  fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

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India Fest

India Fest
Nov 11, 11-7 at Virginia Beach Convention Center

Where else can you see traditional Indian and Bollywood dances, get fancy henna patterns inked on you, peruse Indian fashion and jewelry, and eat fresh samosas that are cooked right in front of you? At the annual India Fest, hosted by The Asian Indians of Hampton Roads (AIHR).

The local Indian community presents the event for Hampton Roads residents who want to experience the culture and heritage of India with art, culture, garments, dance and food from the Indian subcontinent.

New this year will be free raffles for iPads, early bird specials, health check booths and free food sampling, Dhillon said. Food is always one of the event’s main draws – from naan (Indian bread) to chicken curry to dosa, a crepe made out of rice flour.

Enjoy the  fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!