Events at Town Center

Events in Virginia Beach

Gordon Biersch Tap Takeover

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

We tap the beers at 4pm and the live music starts at 8pm!

Gordon Biersch is hosting a Tap Takeover where Smartmouth will be taking over the guest taps on Wednesday, the 26th,  Thanksgiving Eve at 4 pm!  There will be live music from Ray Meeks and will open until 12 am!

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Friday, November 28, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Moscow Ballet's spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this Holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves "Knock Out!" Experience Tchaikovsky's master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas Trees and life-sized Matrushka Dolls!

Virginia Symphony Orchestra: Jingle Bell Jam

Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Families across the region will once again enjoy the ever-popular holiday program that showcases the best music of the holiday season performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads.

VA Musical Theater: A Christmas Carol/A New Musical

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:00 AM to Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM

A festive tradition returns to Virginia Musical Theatre as a big, bold musical, with a contemporary Broadway score by local composer Chip Gallagher and lyricist Jeff Meredith, that captures both the spirit of the holidays and Dickens' classic novel. With more than 30 singers, a full orchestra and elaborate scenery, this timely, uplifting and exhilarating tale will be a treat for the entire family.

Ballet Virginia: The Nutcracker

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:00 AM to Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 12:00 AM

A Hampton Roads holiday tradition

Join us for “The Nutcracker” and experience the beauty and athleticism of this timeless classic. Enjoy nationally recognized guest artists, our region’s finest young dancers and a cast of over 100 talented local children. Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, will provide full orchestra accompaniment.


Escape with Clara and her Nutcracker as he comes to life and saves her from the evil Rat King and his minions. Witness Dr. Drosselmeyer’s magical snow as it transforms Clara and her beloved Nutcracker into a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. Waltzing flowers, tiny mice and a delightful Sugar Plum Fairy will make a treasured memory and put the entire family in a warm holiday mood

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

You may have seen him in Miracle on 34th st, A Christmas Carol, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and Elf! He has appeared in chimneys all over the
world! You may have even seen him kissing your mom! He's fat! He's jolly! He's Santa!!! And he's coming to town!
The Funny Bone is hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa!
Come celebrate the holidays with the man in red and the Funny Bone Crew!

Seating will begin at 9:30am! This event will last til 12:00pm

Breakfast service to include French toast sticks, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits,fruit, and juice or milk! Coffee, tea and soda will be available upon request.

Each child will go home with their very own photo with Santa, provided by Astro DJ's! And there will be lots of fun and family friendly entertainment! The PUSHERS, some of Hampton Roads best comedians will be on hand to play 'Who's Line is it Anyway' style improv games designed specifically for children. Audience participation is greatly encouraged. Children will be asked to give suggestions for scenes... as well as be in skits! We will also have a special visit from Mrs.Claus!

Last Night on the Town

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM to Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Celebrate the “Last Night on the Town,” the City of Virginia Beach’s premier New Year’s Eve event. The festivities begin in the afternoon at Pembroke Mall with entertainment for the whole family by The Magic of Krendl & Company, including a children’s countdown and “midnight celebration” at 5:00 PM. The adult fun continues throughout the night at Town Center with live music by Llamas at Brunch, The Fuzz Band, Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot, and headline band Eddie Money. A midnight countdown by Mayor Will Sessoms and a spectacular laser light show, fireworks, and Virginia Beach Ball Drop will ring in 2014.

All activities and entertainment are free and open to the public, with food and adult beverages available for purchase. A separate, ticketed VIP Party with food, beverages and entertainment will be held stage side in a heated tent, providing VIP guests with the best seat in the house.

Town Center and Pembroke merchants, hotels and restaurants will offer New Year’s Eve rates and specials. WVEC-TV and BOB FM will broadcast live from the event. Free parking will be available for all attendees in the Town Center garages, with overflow parking at Pembroke Mall. For more information visit or contact CBDA at Last Night on the Town is hosted by the Central Business District Association.

Pembroke Mall Entertainment – FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2:00 - 5:00 PM Family Entertainment by The Magic of Krendl & Company, with New Year’s Eve Games and Crafts Sponsored by BOB-FM. Krendl & Company will delight the crowd with roving entertainment, including stilt walkers and a cirque mime troupe, and performers on four stages throughout the mall. A children’s countdown and “midnight” celebration will follow Krendl’s 4:15 performance.

Main Stage: 2:30 and 4:15 PM  Krendl’s Grand Illusion Show. Each show is a different magical experience, with both concluding in an enchanting snow finale. 

Stage 1: The Yo-Yo Artistry of Jonathan Sealens and Jon Norton's Comedy Juggle Danger Show

Stage 2: Iggy the Dragon- This fully animation and interactive character will make you look twice when you see a Dragon actually talking to you!

Stage 3: E.C. Hanna - Musical Puppet Storytelling Show


Town Center Entertainment – FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Town Center Street Entertainment, Merchant and Restaurant Specials

  5:30 - 8:00 PM Roving performances by fire eaters, a cirque mime troupe, stilt walkers, a fire throwing juggler, a dance flash mob, and a 50 foot Chinese dragon.

  5:30 -   8:00 PM Llamas at Brunch – Fountain Plaza Stage

  7:30 - 12:00 AM Adult Beverage Sales in Countdown Square

  7:45 -   8:00 PM Opening Remarks by event emcee - Countdown Square Stage

  8:00 - 12:00 AM VIP Party – Stage Side Tent

  8:00 -   9:00 PM The Fuzz Band - Countdown Square Stage

  9:00 -   9:15 PM Emcee Announcements - Countdown Square Stage

  9:15 - 10:15 PM Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot - Countdown Square Stage

10:30 - 11:58 PM Eddie Money – Countdown Square Stage

11:58 - 12:00 PM Countdown and Virginia Beach Ball Drop – Countdown Square

12:00 - 12:20 PM Fireworks and Laser Light Show - Countdown Square

VIP Party

Time: 8:00 PM – Midnight

Where: Heated Stage Side Tent in Countdown Square

Tickets: $60.00 per person


Includes two drink tickets (beer or wine), cash bar, heavy appetizers, lounge seating, party favors, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. These are the best (and warmest) seats in the house! Performances on the main stage include The Fuzz Band, Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot, and headline act Eddie Money. Mayor Will Sessoms will lead the countdown to midnight, when fireworks and a laser light show will ring in the New Year.


Main Sponsors:

Central Business District Association

City of Virginia Beach

Newtown Building Supplies

Town Center

Pembroke Mall


Sinclair Broadcasting



Gold Sponsors:

Marathon Consulting

HBA Architecture & Interior Design


Ripley Heatwole Company

Virginia Natural Gas

Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau

Barefoot Wine


Silver Sponsors:

Divaris Real Estate

Poole Mahoney PC

Williams Mullen



Check These Hotels for Special Rates and VIP Packages. Hotels outside of Town Center will be running shuttles to and from the event throughout the night.

The Virginia Beach Westin at Town Center

Hilton Garden Inn at Town Center

The Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Norfolk Conference Center

Crown Plaza Virginia Beach Town Center

The Oceanfront Inn

Hampton Inn Norfolk-Virginia Beach



Town Center Restaurant Directory

Pembroke Restaurant Directory



Free parking is available in all Town Center Parking garages and at Pembroke Mall.


Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.