Newport News, Va., – This holiday season City Center at Oyster Point will transform into the North Pole with a new, state-of-the-art, synchronized music and light show for the BayPort Credit Union 25 Nights of Northern Lights. On each of the 25 nights, December 1-25, visitors can enjoy a five minute, theatrical Holiday Magic Light Show,happening at the top of each hour from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This show includes the Larry King Law Holiday Show Tree, a 42′ intelligent, color/pattern changing tree unlike anything seen before in the Hampton Roads area, along with a synchronized show where lights dance around the fountain to a festive soundtrack. City Center restaurant patios will become “Jingle and Mingle” lounges with food and beverage specials, and windows throughout the venue will be filled with special holiday displays.
“BayPort is an outstanding corporate citizen, and I am delighted that they are the presenting sponsor of our new holiday event at City Center,” said City Manager Cindy Rohlf. “The BayPort Credit Union 25 Nights of Northern Lights spreads the excitement of the season throughout the month and allows more of our citizens and guests to experience the sights and sounds of the holidays.”
The city will host three themed North Pole Nights on December 1, 8 and 15 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with entertainment, free activities and food vendors. Each of the North Pole Nights will feature Santa’s Workshop, sponsored by City Center at Oyster Point, where children can meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus and see elves at work. North Pole Nights also offer guests the opportunity to take a short trolley ride to the new Holiday Inn for photo ops in the lobby with a beautifully decorated sleigh and special gifts for kids and adults – a stuffed animal for children 5 and younger, and sweet treats for older guests.
With the theme Journey to the North Pole, Saturday, December 1 will include an official BayPort Credit Union 25 Nights of Northern Lights kick-off with city dignitaries. Saturday, December 8, is themed Holiday Candy Land and Saturday, December 15 is themed Snow Pets. Various activities will take place that correspond to each week’s theme along with entertainment on three stages, strolling performers and holiday characters, children’s make-and-take holiday crafts, carnival games, and food vendors ($).
Admission each night is free and free parking is available in the three City Center parking garages. Event updates will be posted on Twitter @nnfestivals, Instagram - nnspecialevents, and Facebook www.facebook.com/NewportNewsFestivals. For more information or special assistance, call 926-1400. Complete festival information will be available at www.nnva.gov/parks.
6 AM Friday, November 30 – 5 PM Sunday, December 2
6 AM Friday, December 7 – 5 PM Sunday, December 9
6 AM Friday, December 14 – 5 PM Sunday, December 16