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Things to Do in Norfolk this Winter

Posted by: Mira Roberts

Every season in Norfolk, VA is filled with new opportunities for getting out and making the most of our beautiful, thriving city and its exciting entertainment venues. Even in winter, when whether turns cold outside, our city's concert venues, museums, libraries and theaters keep their schedules packed with activities and events designed to keep you inspired and engaged.

Don't hole away all winter and wait for spring to bring you back out into the world. Head out to mix and mingle with your neighbors and fellow Norfolk residents at Push Theater for live comedy performances, or at The Norva for your favorite musical acts. Whether you want to learn to use powerpoint, brush up on your art skills or lace up skates and hit the ice with your family, you'll find exactly what you're looking for, and all just minutes from your front door.

Take advantage of the wonderful city you live in, and choose to get involved in one of these things to do in Norfolk this winter...

Push Comedy Theater
Push Comedy Theater will keep you laughing all season long, whether you sign up to take one of their classes, or come out to watch their classes and comedy troupes perform. Located downtown in the norfolk arts district, you'll love the fresh energy and invigorating spirit that these performers bring to every show. Sign up for a class, and bring out your inner comedian while helping to support a wonderful, local organization. Learn about classes and events here.

The Norva
One of Norfolk's best, local concert venues, the Norva hosts your favorite big and small, local or national musical acts and performers. Grab a group of friends and head out for live music several nights a week, and kick back on the 2nd floor balcony with an adult beverage and killer acoustics. A full list of upcoming events is here.

MacArthur On Ice
Now through January 16th, head to MacArthur Center Mall downtown for outdoor ice skating on their beautiful skating rink. Get exercise and make the most of chilly, winter afternoons, by spending time on the ice showing off your skating skills. Bring the kids and stay for shopping afterward, or go with friends and head out for a cocktail or a warm meal at one of downtown Norfolk's award-winning restaurants. 

Chrysler Hall & Scope Arena
Chrysler Hall and Scope Arena are regional favorites for catching award-winning musical performances, regional acts, ice hockey competitions, bridal shows and even bagpiping conventions (for real!). This winter, you can catch Paw Patrol Live with the kids, as well as live music from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Admirals Hockey Team as they compete to win. There are almost too many opportunities to get out and entertain your entire family here, so check out their full list of events.

Slover Library
Located downtown, Slover Library is brand new and bursting with state of the art technology and an exciting program of events. Want to learn about digital art, join a chess club, take your baby to babygarten class, learn to use powerpoint or join a book to film club? It's all available at Slover Library, all winter long. Activities are for all ages, so check out their full list of programs.

Chrysler Museum
Get inspired this season at one of the Chrysler Museum's many classes, programs or events, including the Art of Yoga, Art Workshops, Third Thursdays and Community Concerts. There's nothing like culture, music, movement and art to help you feel refreshed and invigorated, so you can blast your way through the cold and sluggish months of winter. Chrysler Museum has it all, and you can learn more here.


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Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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