How to Ring In the Holiday Season Near Norfolk Crossing: Attend the 31st Annual Grand Illumination Parade

November 19, 2015 2:31 pm

What do you get when you combine seasonal floats, marching bands, dazzling balloons, and an appearance by none other than Santa Claus? The answer: Downtown Norfolk's annual Grand Illumination Parade! Returning for its 31st year on Saturday, Nov. 21, and following a "Musical Madness" theme, this annual event is Norfolk's kick-off to the holiday season.

It all starts with a countdown leading to the ceremonial lighting of the Norfolk skyline at 7 p.m.. Then, event-goers will stake their claim to a spot along the parade's two-mile route, which will begin at the corner of St. Paul’s Boulevard and Main Street (the parade typically lasts about one hour). Be sure to bring some chairs from Norfolk Crossing, as well as some cash for refreshments!

The 2015 Grand Illumination Parade is free to attend!

Grand Illumination Parade 2015
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21
Downtown Norfolk

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Heads Up, Youngsters at Norfolk Crossing: ‘Wild Kratts Live!’ Is Coming to Chrysler Hall!

November 6, 2015 2:45 pm

If your little ones are fans of the PBS show Wild Kratts, then be sure to read on! The dynamic duo behind the science- and wildlife-centric kids' show, Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt, are bringing their educational antics to Norfolk!

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Chrysler Hall near Norfolk Crossing will host the live stage act from the brothers, which means fans of Wild Kratts, which is mostly animated, will be able to see their favorite characters in person. The stage performance also promises all of the fun and comedy of the TV version, but this time, the audience is invited to participate in the wildlife adventure.

Tickets to Wild Kratts Live! can be purchased online and range from $26 to $39.50.

Wild Kratts Live!
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Chrysler Hall
201 Brambleton Ave
Norfolk, Virginia 23514

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Seeking Thrills and Chills This Halloween, Norfolk Crossing? Attend Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens!

October 22, 2015 2:45 pm

If you find yourself at Busch Gardens during the evening hours, you'd better gather your wits about you. Because once the clock strikes 6 p.m., this European-themed adventure park takes on a new, sinister persona during Howl-O-Scream!

Hosted every year, this Halloween event transforms Busch Gardens into a "cursed" environment, complete with haunted houses, catacombs, forests, and ancient European manors, the latter of which is plagued by blood-thirsty vampires. There will be thrills of a different sort, as well. Namely, adrenaline-spiked rides, such as roller coasters enhanced by eerie lighting and thick fog. Need to get your heart back to its resting rate? Refuel at the all-you-care-to-eat buffet at "Blood Banquet"! Then, take in a stage performance featuring mad doctors, crazed nurses, and Jack the Ripper!

Howl-O-Scream takes place every weekend now through Nov. 1. Tickets can be purchased online. Happy haunting, Norfolk Crossing!

Howl-O-Scream 2015
Weekends Sept. 25 through Nov. 1.
Busch Gardens
One Busch Gardens Blvd
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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