Are you looking to get ahead on your Christmas shopping? Two bazaars, a craft festival—we've got you covered! 

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, November 1–3.  

Hampton Roads

Annual Virginia Bourbon Invitational | The Historic Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club, Virginia Beach | Saturday

Enjoy bourbon, smoke cigars ... Need we say more? Each admission ticket will earn you a different level of perks, from early admission to unlimited tastings. Tickets are $60-$120. Check it out here!


Courtesy of Virginia Bourbon International

Disney on Ice | Hampton Coliseum | Friday–Sunday

Hang out with your favorite Disney characters this weekend as they glide around the ice! Ticket prices begin at just $20 each. Get them here! Before you attend, read more about it here!

Moana, Mickey, and Woody

Courtesy of Disney on Ice

Fall Bazaar | Breakthrough Workship Center, Yorktown | Saturday

Gather with other Hampton Roads residents at the Breakthrough Worship Center to shop till you drop. Over 40 vendors will be offering hand-made one-of-a-kind gifts and other popular items. The event is free and open to the public. Read more here!


Courtesy of Virginia is For Lovers

Kareem-Abdul Jabbar | Attucks Theater, Norfolk | Friday

Get a chance to speak to the six-time NBA champion about his journey to stardom at the Attucks Theater 100-year celebration. Tickets are $50-$100 each. Get them here! Find out more here!

Kareem-Abdul Jabbar

Screenshot Courtesy of Virginia is For Lovers

Santa's Stocking Old-Fashioned Craft Bazaar | Princess Anne Recreation Center, Virginia Beach | Saturday and Sunday 

Are you looking for a great place to get your early Christmas shopping done? Then you need to head out to the Princess Anne Recreation Center this Saturday and Sunday. Over 100 vendors will be selling unique hand-crafted art pieces, stocking stuffers, and more. The bazaar is free and open to the public. Check it out here

Santa and Kids and a Snowman

Courtesy of Santa's Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar


Craftsmen’s Classics Christmas Art & Craft Festival | Richmond Raceway Complex | Friday–Sunday

Are you looking for original one-of-a-kind pieces you can't find anywhere else? Then you need to head on down to the Richmond Raceway Complex this weekend to stock up on the best Christmas presents. You can also find the best Christmas decorations here! Tickets are $1-$8 each—get them here! Read more about it here!

Christmas decorations

Courtesy of Visit Richmond

Fire, Flour, and Fork | Various Locations | Friday–Sunday

Are you ready for one of the top three food festivals in the nation? Well, get ready! The Fire, Flour, and Fork event will feature a series of mini-events centered around food, alcohol, ginger, and turmeric! Tickets are anywhere up to $285 each—get them here! To check out the full list of events, click here!

People in Restaurant

Courtesy of Visit Richmond

Garden Glow | Maymont | Ongoing

Is it too early to have a light show in nature? We think not! Maymont will be decorating the park with colorful light displays around the Japanese Garden. Tickets are $7-$15 each. Head on over to Maymont's website to see more!

Lights on Trees

Courtesy of Visit Richmond


Virginia Thanksgiving Festival | Berkeley Plantation | Sunday

The Virginia Thanksgiving Festival celebrates the 400-year-old tradition that began in 1619—the first English Thanksgiving. Here, you can participate in a fun-filled day of activities, from a parade to a friendship dance. Tickets are $5-$20 each. Read more about the festival here!

Actors Kneeling

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