​Tis’ the Season…For Recreation!

Get in the holiday spirit with Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s upcoming events

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or at least it will be if you say goodbye to Scrooge and hello to all that Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation has to offer in December for you and your family! We welcome you to feel the holiday spirit by coming together with your friends and neighbors to celebrate the season with us. 

Free and open to the public:

Senior Fun Day Open House (December 4 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Ages 55 & up | Bayside Recreation Center) 

Calling all active adults ages 55 & up! We welcome you to come explore all the engaging activities going on for YOU to be part of! Meet new people and learn about our Forever Young and Silver Sneakers programs. Take a tour, play some party bridge and pickleball...so much awaits you at this free and open event to see what we have to offer. Check out the Facebook event for information. 

Santa’s Switchboard (December 10 & 11 | 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Ages 8 & under | Princess Anne Recreation Center & Great Neck Recreation Center)

Season’s greetings! Santa Claus is getting ready to make calls from his headquarters at the North Pole. Our recreation center staff teamed up with the elves and made special arrangements for the big man himself to call your kids! Reservation forms are available at Princess Anne and Great Neck Recreation Centers beginning November 24.  To make sure your little ones don’t miss out, forms must be returned no later than December 6. 

Events and activities that require a recreation center membership or day pass unless otherwise noted:

Santa on the Sprayground & Movie Night in the Pool: Rudolph (December 18 | 6 to 8:30 p.m. | All ages | Williams Farm Recreation Center)

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s time for the 2nd annual Santa on the Sprayground. Have photos taken with Santa and enjoy hot cocoa on the Williams Farm sprayground. Be sure to bring your bathing suits and hop in the pool afterwards to enjoy our featured movie - Rudolph. Those ages 9 & under must be directly supervised by someone 16 or older. 

Crafting with Santa (December 19 | 10 to 11:30 a.m. | Ages 6 & under with a parent | Bow Creek Recreation Center | $6)

Jingle all the way! Santa will be in the area to do crafts with you and your family before he heads around the world to deliver presents to all the boys and girls. We will make holiday frames and decorate a giant gingerbread man. Santa will be bringing goody bags for participants. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Please register by December 12. 

Pizza with Santa (December 22 | 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Ages 5 & under with a parent | Great Neck Recreation Center | $6)

Time to get in those last minute requests to Santa! Bring your camera for photo opportunities with the jolly man himself. Pizza provided for Santa’s little helpers. Registration is open until December 15.

For even more information about events happening in our community recreation centers, check out VBgov.com/RecEvents. We also remind you that there is no greater gift than the gift of health and recreation, so check out VBgov.com/Holidays to learn more about Parks & Recreation gift cards. 

About Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community. We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay), or visit VBgov.com/parks. Get Parks & Rec in your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/VBparksrec​

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