Hollydazzle

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Hollydazzle


Saturday, December 3, 2016; 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

City Center at Oyster Point

No Parking and Road Closure Maps

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will present the 13th  Hollydazzle, Hampton Roads’ most unique holiday event, on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in City Center at Oyster Point.  Hollydazzle is a free family event with activities and entertainment leading up to the spectacular BayPort Credit Union “Fountains of Light Show” at 7:45 p.m. with fireworks and special effects by Pyrotecnico and the lighting of the 45 foot Larry King Law Tree on the Fountain Plaza. 

Choral groups, musicians, dancers, and variety acts will perform on four stages:

SNOWFLAKE CHILDREN’S STAGE

4:00pm          Mary Passage Middle School Orchestra

5:00pm          The Academy of Dance ShowBiz Kids (Dance)

6:15pm          Wacky Chad (Stunt Comedian)

6:45pm          City Arts Dance Company (Dance)

DAZZLE STAGE 

4:00pm           Soundscapes (Children’s Orchestra)

5:00pm           Cornell M. Burke (Violin)

5:30pm           Warwick Assembly of God Christmas Chorus

6:30pm           SantaBones (Holiday Brass Band)

 

MISTLETOE STAGE 

4:00pm          Harmonica Plus (Instrumental)                

4:30pm          Extreme Measures (A Capella)

5:30pm          Take Note (A Capella)

6:00pm          Newport Pearls (A Capella)

6:30pm          Extreme Measures (A Capella)

7:00pm          Take Note (A Capella)

HOLLY PLAZA STAGE

4:00pm        Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center (ELLA: The Life & Music of Ella Fitzgerald)

5:00pm        Expansion (A Capella)

5:30pm        U.S. Army TRADOC Colonial Brass Quintet

6:30pm        Expansion (A Capella)

7:00pm        Newport Pearls (A Capella)

Street performers will include living statues, fire performers, magicians, a spray paint artist, and stilt walkers.  The Snowflake Children’s Area will include “make and take” holiday crafts, dance performances, and face painting.  The Hollydazzle Holiday Market, a one-day pop-up holiday shopping experience will feature 25+ local vendors offering high-quality, handmade goods.          

The BayPort Credit Union “Fountains of Light Show” (at 7:45 p.m.) will be shot from floating islands within the fountain and the lower perimeter edge of the fountain.   This “one of a kind” show will combine fireworks, theatrical lighting, ground-based pyrotechnics, and special effects all choreographed to festive music.  The show will transform City Center into a kaleidoscope of color reflecting on the fountains’ five-acre water surface.  The fireworks show will be followed by the illumination of the Larry King Law Tree.  The tree fades from color to color, shimmers, chases lights, and creates unique patterned effects.   The tree’s lights are synchronized with recorded holiday music and the “sights and sounds” of the tree can be enjoyed on the Fountain Plaza through January 2, 2017.

Food vendors will sell dinner items, snacks, and holiday treats (kettle corn, popcorn, hot chocolate, German roasted nuts, funnel cakes, hamburgers, turkey legs, hot dogs, corn dogs, BBQ, tacos, seafood, fried candy, cupcakes, and pizza).

Admission to Hollydazzle is free.  For complete information on Hollydazzle, visit https://www.nnva.gov/1772/Hollydazzle or call 757-926-1400.   The website includes maps showing road closures and parking areas, the event program with performance times, and the event site map.   For live updates during the event, follow the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NewportNewsFestivals and Twitter https://twitter.com/nnfestivals.  In the case of inclement weather on Saturday, December 3, the BayPort Credit Union “Fountains of Light” fireworks show followed by the lighting of the Larry King Law Tree will take place on Sunday, December 4, from 7:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. (the other Hollydazzle activities will not be rescheduled).  For your pet’s safety, and the safety of the crowds of people attending the event, please leave your pets at home.  Only service animals are permitted on HRT shuttle buses.  A designated viewing area for handicapped guests is available on the Fountain Plaza for the BayPort Credit Union “Fountains of Light Show.” 

PARKING INFORMATION:

Free parking will be available at the City Center Merchants Walk Parking Garage, the Fountain Way Parking Garage, at a satellite lot at Canon Virginia, Inc. (free, continuous shuttle bus service provided to and from the event area from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., the last shuttle bus from the satellite parking lot leaves at 7:00 p.m. or when the lot is full).  Attention: Private business parking lots in Oyster Point may enforce towing. Handicapped parking is available in marked spaces in each parking garage.  Additionally, to access handicapped parking in the Mariner’s Row Parking Garage, guests must enter from Thimble Shoals Blvd.C westbound only C onto Sun Way.  All HRT shuttle buses are handicapped accessible.  For live updates about the status of the parking areas during the event, follow the event on Twitter @nnfestivals and on Facebook (NewportNewsFestivals).

DIRECTIONS:

From I-64 Exit 256A – To Canon Virginia, Inc. Satellite Parking: Exit onto Oyster Point Rd., turn left onto Canon Blvd., turn left on Old Oyster Point Rd., turn right into Canon Virginia, Inc. (satellite parking).  The event site shuttle drop-off/pick up for the Canon Virginia, Inc. Satellite Parking Lot is on the corner of Canon Blvd. and Town Center Dr.

From J. Clyde Morris Blvd. into the City Center Parking Garages:  From J. Clyde Morris Blvd.,  turn onto Thimble Shoals Blvd, then right onto Fountain Way to access the Fountain Way Parking Garage;. or turn right onto Town Center Dr. and left on Merchant’s Walk to access the Merchant’s Walk Parking Garage.

No Parking and Road Closure Maps

HOLLYDAZZLE ROAD CLOSURES:

8:00AM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15:00PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

-Town Center Dr. at Canon Blvd. to the Merchants Walk Parking Garage Exit

-Fountain Way from Town Center Dr. to Mariners Row

6:00AM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 38:00AM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

-Pearl Way from Town Center Dr. to Mariners Row

-Merchants Walk from Town Center Dr. to Thimble Shoals Blvd.

-Mariners Row at Merchants Walk to Sun Way

-Fountain Way at Mariners Row to the Fountain Way Parking Garage Entrance/Exit

-Town Center Drive from the Merchants Walk Parking Garage Exit to Merchants Walk

3:00PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 312:00AM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

-Canon Blvd. from City Center Blvd. to Thimble Shoals Blvd.

-Lakefront Commons from Canon Blvd. to Merchants Walk

-Merchants Walk from Lakefront Commons to the Merchants Walk Parking Garage Entrance/Exit

-Sun Way from Thimble Shoals Blvd. to Mariners Row

-Mariners Row from Sun Way to Canon Blvd.

-Omni Blvd. from Canon Blvd. to Rock Landing Dr.

*TOWN CENTER DR. TO THE MERCHANTS WALK PARKING GARAGE WILL CLOSE WHEN THE GARAGE REACHES CAPACITY*

*FOUNTAIN WAY INTO THE FOUNTAIN WAY PARKING GARAGE WILL CLOSE WHEN THE GARAGE REACHES CAPACITY*


HOLLYDAZZLE NO PARKING AREAS:

8:00AM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15:00PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

-Town Center Dr. from Canon Blvd. to Merchants Walk

-Fountain Way from Town Center Dr. to Mariners Row

-Entire Length of Lakefront Commons

-Merchants Walk from Lakefront Commons to Mariners Row

6:00AM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 312:00AM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

-Pearl Way from Town Center Dr. to Mariners Row

-Canon Blvd. from City Center Blvd. to Thimble Shoals Blvd.

-Town Center Dr. from Thimble Shoals Blvd. to Merchants Walk

-Mariners Row from Merchants Walk to Canon Blvd.

-Fountain Way from Mariners Row to Thimble Shoals Blvd.

-Thimble Shoals Blvd. from Town Center Dr. to Diligence Dr.

-Omni Blvd. from Canon Blvd. to Rock Landing Dr.

-Sun Way from Thimble Shoals Blvd. to Mariners Row

-Merchants Walk from Mariners Row to Thimble Shoals Blvd.