Saturday, December 2, 2017; 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at City Center at Oyster Point
Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will present the 13th Hollydazzle, Hampton Roads’ most unique holiday event, on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM in City Center at Oyster Point. Hollydazzle is a free family event with activities and entertainment leading up to the spectacular fireworks show and tree lighting.
Choral groups, musicians, dancers, and variety acts will perform on four stages. 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 “Fountains of Light Show” (at 7:45 PM) 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 40″ 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 1, 2018.
Food vendors will sell dinner items, snacks, and holiday treats.
Admission to Hollydazzle is free. For complete information on Hollydazzle, visit 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 and Twitter. In the case of inclement weather on Saturday, December 2, the fireworks show followed by the lighting of the tree will take place on Sunday, December 3, from 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM (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.