Rise Against and Neon Trees lead a star-studded line up for the 96X Winter Meltdown at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on December 6. Bleachers, HAIM, and Banks are also scheduled to perform. The concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Rise Against, celebrating their 15th anniversary, has become one of the biggest names in punk rock music over the course of their illustrious career. Their latest album, “The Black Market” dropped in July 2014 to critically acclaimed reviews. The album reached #3 on the US Billboard 200 and hit #1 on the US Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. Neon Trees’ 2014 album, “Pop Psychology” reached number one on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and debuted at #6 on the US Billboard 200. The group has scored hits including “Animal” and “Everybody Talks” over the past three years. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
Holiday Lights at the Beach brings joy and wonder to Hampton Roads this holiday season. From November 21 through January 3, take a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk. Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars. They are joined by Santa, elves, and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree erected on the beach and in the beautiful parks along the Virginia Beach boardwalk. 25,000 families a year make this unique light show a part of their holiday celebration! This “Fanta-Sea” of lights is sure to dazzle and amaze holiday travelers visiting Virginia Beach. Hotels create special packages that include free tickets to the light show. New displays are added each year so it’s never the same show twice! Holiday Lights at the Beach opensnightly beginning at 5:30.Hours of operation are 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5:30-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Enter now to win a ticket that gets a full car load into see the lights!
Disney Junior Live! Pirate and Princess Adventure, featuring characters from the smash hits “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” will return to the Ted Constant Constant Center December 7 at 1 p.m. Audiences will then embark on a journey to the magical world of Enchancia, where Sofia, her step-siblings Amber and James, and the entire kingdom are preparing for the annual friendship festival. Sofia has the honor of delivering the perfect gift to her royal subjects at the celebration, and the one-and-only Cinderella visits the castle to help Sofia in her mission to find the right present. The excitement continues when families cast away to Never Land where Jake and his Yo Ho pirate friends, Izzy and Cubby, are in a race against time to locate a mysterious treasure-filled volcano. Enter now to win a four-pack of tickets!
Hunt Club Farm’s Annual Country Christmas takes place most nights November 28-December 31. The Virginia Beach institution has a Magic Winter Wonderland with 5,000 square feet of animated displays, a full-service Christmas tree market, holidays lights displays in the petting farm and peddler’s village with local vendors. There will even be bonfires with s’mores, hot apple cider and hot dogs. Santa Claus has even been known to drop by, but make sure to check the schedule first. Enter now to win a family four pack of tickets!
The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances (Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center, the Sistine Chapel) they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned, earning wide acclaim for their supple clarity and tone of their vocal lines. The Tallis Scholars will be at the Ferguson Center in Newport News on December 9 at 7:30 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
Mark O’Connor’s “An Appalachian Christmas” album (2011) made the top 15 on Billboard’s Classical Album, Crossover and Bluegrass Album charts. It was hailed by critics from “The Wall Street Journal” and “Los Angeles Times” as the top album of the holiday season. O’Connor is a Grammy-winning composer and violinist who tackles Christmas classics creating a wondrous mixture of Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass and other American music. Concert goers are treated to fresh takes on traditional songs in what feels like an “off-the-cuff performance for family and friends.” His renditions are playful and joyous, but can be strikingly earnest too. “An Appalachian Christmas” will be performed at the Ferguson Center in Newport News on December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
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