Virginia Beach Tourism: What’s New this Month

Friday, November 01, 2013

(Virginia Beach, Va., November 1, 2013) The summer scent of coconut oil may just be a memory, but there are still hundreds of ways to “Live the Life” in the cool seasons. Take advantage of the cooler weather and plan your own Virginia Beach adventure because when the weather gets a little cooler, so do we.


Here’s a sample of a few cool November happenings in Virginia Beach. Visit our website for a full listing.


Virginia Beach Nationals Wrestling Tournament (

November 1-2, 2013

Virginia Beach Nationals is the only Virginia National Level Wrestling event that is a belt championship competition for middle school, high school and open divisions. Virginia Beach National Games Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) certified organization comprised of a group of former wrestlers, coaches, officials, parents and event directors. In 2012, competitors from 12 states participated in this event which is held annually at the Virginia Beach Field House. 


Ultimate Show for Women 2013 (

November 2, 2013


Grab your BFF and head down to the Virginia Beach Convention Center for the 6th Annual Ultimate Show for Women. This show is all about women…work, play, families, creativity, style, health and wealth, body and soul. Visit with exhibitors for education, entertainment, pampering, health, travel, and of course – shopping. From fashion shows and exercise demos to cooking tips and a bachelor auction, this show is a local and visitor’s favorite. Plan to get there early and be prepared to have an exciting day. The show begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.


Minority Business Council 15th Annual Conference and EXPO – “Removing the Barriers - Closing the Gap (

November 7, 2013  


Aimed at providing insight and strategies to overcome the barriers that may impede the success of small, women and minority owned businesses,” this is an opportunity to network with like businesses, meet procurement professionals from the City of Virginia Beach and other localities and public agencies in the Hampton Roads area. Slated guest speaker is Floyd E. Wilson, Jr, National Minority Business Development Leader. Free and open to the public but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Conference hours are 2 to 5 p.m.


McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach ( November 22, 2013 to January 1, 2014

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,” the McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach brings joy and wonder to Hampton Roads during the holiday season. Take a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk.  Festive light displays featuring more than 1 million individual lights and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree are erected on the beach and in the beautiful parks along the Virginia Beach boardwalk. 30,000 families a year make this unique light show a part of their holiday celebration. This “Fanta-Sea” of lights is sure to dazzle and amaze holiday travelers visiting Virginia Beach. Hotels create special packages that include free tickets to the light show. New displays are added each year so it’s never the same show twice! One of the highlights is the giant “12 Days of Christmas” display, where some fixtures stand 20 and 30 feet high!


Special Event: Wednesday, November 20 Walk through the Lights to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Norfolk. The Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for families with children facing medical challenges.  Donations accepted at the entrance on 2nd Street.


32nd Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market (

November 29 to December 1, 2013             


The Virginia Beach Christmas Market features over 250 fine artisans and crafters from more than 25 states. Since 1996, this show has been voted one of the “100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows in the United States” by Sunshine Artist Magazine, America's premier show and festival guide. Featured artisans will offer fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, toys, photography, fiber arts, thousands of Christmas collectibles and much, much more. Whether you’re searching for unique one-of-kind Christmas gifts, personalized stocking stuffers, or a stunning floral centerpiece for the holidays, you’ll find it all at the Virginia Beach Christmas Market. Admission: $7 Adults; $2 Children 6-12; Under 6 Free - one admission covers all three days and free parking. Receive 50¢ off admission by bringing a canned food donation for the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. Admission is free with a blood donation to the Red Cross.  The doors open at 10 a.m. all three days; closing times 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30, and 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 1.


Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (

The Virginia Beach CVB is responsible for promoting year-round leisure, business, international and sports travel to Virginia’s largest city. Its brand promise, “Live the Life,” focuses on the emotions visitors feel when they leave their day-to-day lives and worries behind, and simply experience the joy of a Virginia Beach vacation. For media information and digital images, visit Follow on Twitter at, Facebook at and Pinterest at


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