From a chicken sandwich contest to light shows, we've selected the best 10 events happening this weekend! 

Every week we compile the best weekend events happening in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Williamsburg. Check out the list of our 10 favorites for this weekend, November 22–24.  

Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads Chicken Sandwich Challenge 

Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk | 5655 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach | Friday

Who really has the BEST chicken sandwich? Four local restaurants will go head to head in a "chicken sandwich challenge" where you can vote for your favorite. Tickets are $5-$25 each. Look up the event here!

Chicken Sandwich

Screenshot Courtesy of Virginia is for Lovers

Holiday Lights at the Beach  

Virginia Beach Oceanfront | November 22–December 31

Hosted by Bayport Credit Union, the "Holiday Lights at the Beach" show is the most anticipated Christmas attraction in all of Hampton Roads. Drive along a mile of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to see the colorful and attractive lights display. Admission is $10 per car. Check it out here!

Holiday Lights on Virginia Beach Oceanftront

Courtesy of Visit Virginia Beach

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus LIVE! 

The American Theater | Hampton | Friday

If you're looking for some reliable dating advice and a good laugh, then you need to check out this informal talk based on the best-selling novel by John Gray. Tickets are $35-$50 each. Read more about it here!

Courtesy of marsvenuslive

Olde Towne Holiday Market and Tree Lighting 

Children's Museum of Virginia | Portsmouth | Friday

The Olde Towne Holiday Market and Tree Lighting events are filled to the brim with holiday-themed activities. Here you will see the local businesses decked out in whimsical decorations, listen to the chorale concerts, drink hot drinks, eat delicious food options, witness the lighting of the Christmas Tree, and much more. The event is free and open to the public. Check it out on the Children's Museum of Virginia's website! Read more about the schedule here!

Olde Towne Market & Holiday Tree Lighting Banner

Courtesy of Olde Towne Market & Holiday Tree Lighting Facebook


Gardenfest of Lights Illumination Weekend 

1800 Lakeside Avenue | Ongoing

This year's theme is "Magic in the Air" with over one million lights on display, family-friendly interactive activities, model trains, s'mores over a warm fire, and more. Admission is $5-$13 each. Read more about it here!

Little girl in front of lights

Courtesy of Visit Richmond

Horsehead and Ward Harrison

The Camel | Saturday

Head on down to the Camel this Saturday to see a double feature performance with Horsehead and Ward Harrison. Tickets are only $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Learn more here!

Horsehead Band

Courtesy of Visit Richmond

IL Postino (The Postman)

Dominion Energy Center | Friday and Sunday

See the story of Pablo Nerudo, an exiled poet, who fights to earn the love of the woman he is longing for. Based on the 1994 film, this play brings the work to life on the Dominion Energy Center stage. Tickets are $25-$125 each. Learn more about it here!

The Postman on a bike

Courtesy of Visit Williamsburg

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Swift Creek Mill Theatre | Friday and Saturday

Solve a whodunit mystery play based on Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. Guests will solve a series of clues, ultimately leading to the identity of the murderer. Tickets are $42 each with an additional $19.95 for the buffet. Check out the mystery party here!

Green man in tophat

Courtesy of Visit Richmond


Kings Dominion | Ongoing

Kings Dominion is transformed into a winter wonderland for the holiday season along with festive lights, performers, live shows, and delicious food options. As you wander around the park, soak up all the festive aromas and participate in interactive activities. Admission to the event is included in park admission! See the event on Kings Dominion's website!

Kings Dominion Lights

Courtesy of Visit Richmond



Brass Cannon | Saturday

The annual Brass Cannon charitable event raises money for the Peninsula Food Bank. This year, Pierce's BBQ will be serving up some delicious grub in exchange for a donation of five perishable food items. Richie Beard put on a live performance for your entertainment. Admission to the event is free. See it here!

Brass Cannon Brews

Courtesy of Visit Williamsburg

Which of these events are you planning on attending? Did we leave a good one off our list? Tell us in the comments!