Start 2020 off right with these events happening in Virginia this weekend!

Every week we compile the best weekend events happening in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Williamsburg. Check out the list of our nine favorites for this weekend, January 3–5.  

Hampton Roads

Barks and Bulbs 

Norfolk Botanical Garden | Friday and Saturday

Whisk your fur baby away to Norfolk Botanical Garden to experience the million bulb walk for themselves! This event is a walkthrough only. Please consider how your dog might handle all the lights, large crowds, and many other dogs. Tickets are $10-$18 each. Check out the event here!

Dog in Christmas Lights

Courtesy of Norfolk Botanical Garden

Disco on Ice

MacArthur on Ice | Saturday

Get ready to get your groove on! Enjoy an evening skating on the MacArthur ice rink to the best disco music of the decade! Tickets are $7 for admission and $8 to rent a pair of skates! See more here!

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Courtesy of Visit Norfolk

Virginia Hot Rod and Custom Car Show

Hampton Roads Convention Center | Saturday

This car show isn't just any old regular car show. Find several custom-made hot rods from the Drag-U-La to modern-day rides. Rev up the festivities with music from a DJ, a child's play center, free prizes, and more. Tickets are $12 per person—See the event on visit Hampton's website!

Hot Rod Cars

Courtesy of Virginia Hot Rod and Custom Car Show

Winter Solstice Wonderland 

Selden Market | Saturday

The Winter Solstice Wonderland wants to help you discover new resolutions. You can shop the local stores around the market and enjoy some music and drinks! Tickets are $15-$20 each. Read more about it here!

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Courtesy of Visit Norfolk

Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience

The NorVa | Friday

Zoso is known for their unique sense of style and ability to bring the Led Zeppelin nature and sound to the stage. Each performance harnesses the band's style and sound, making you feel as if you are at a Led Zeppelin concert! Tickets are $12.50 per person; read more about it on Visit Norfolk's website!

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Courtesy of Visit Norfolk


Jen Tal and the Huzband 

Champion Brewing Company | Friday

Jen Tal and the Huzband will be playing at the Champion Brewing Company. The event is free and open to guests! See it here!

Jen Tal and Huzband

Courtesy of Visit Richmond

Sweet Dreams

Heart of Virginia Tours | Friday and Saturday

Tour Richmond with other fans of the Patsy Cline musical. Here, you can enjoy fine dining, a wine and chocolate pairing, and shopping in the local Richmond shops! Check it out here!



Anime Afternoon: Cosplay Talk with Chloe

Williamsburg Public Library | Friday

From 3 to 4 p.m., local Richmond cosplayer Chloe Muro will share her secrets, tips, and advice to those to wish to cosplay. She will come dressed in one of her famous outfits to showcase at the show and show off her incredible skills! The event is free and open to the public. See it here!

Anime Character

The Extreme Ghosts of Williamsburg

201 W. Duke of Gloucester Street

Tour the haunted streets of Williamsburg to hear the true stories of those who died in the houses. Tour guides will lead you through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg by candlelight and share the stories of the deceased. Tickets are $15-$17 each. Read more about it here!

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