WinterFest

More lights. More nights.

is back

Thursday, Nov 11 - Sunday, Jan 2

Save the Date
Tickets on Sale - Oct 1

THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

Nauticus’ WinterFest on the Wisconsin returns to the Downtown Norfolk waterfront this holiday season with new, uniquely themed light zones, below deck tours, live music & entertainment, a never-before-seen Santa Experience, and a new restaurant inside the Battleship Wisconsin’s historic wardroom.

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Save the date, tickets go on sale October 1, 2021!

 
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Over 650,000 Lights

Discover your holiday spirit exploring this dazzling, waterfront light festival.

Below Deck Adventure

New this season - the world's ONLY talking gingerbread man will join Santa's elves and our famous talking Christmas Tree!

Santa Experience

This year we'll transport you to the North Pole for an all-new magical experience. Selfies with Santa encouraged! Fridays - Sundays; separate price applies.

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Live Entertainment

Enjoy live music each Friday and Saturday night on the ship's historic fantail.

Holiday Beverages & Bites

Have a sip at the outside bar or join us inside the battleship at Griswald's Café - all new this season!

Lighted Boat Parade

Each Saturday, join us for our lighted sailboat parade along the downtown waterfront.

Book Your Experience

Thursday, Nov 11 - Sunday, Jan 2

OPENING NIGHT

Thursday, Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day - We salute the military; active duty & veterans visit free!

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TICKET DETAILS:

Wed-Thurs - $12.50 adult, $10 child

Members - $9.50 adult, $7 child

Fri-Sun - $14.50 adult, $12 child

Members - $12.50 adult, $10 child

Timed tickets are required. No ticket refunds or reschedules.

Strollers are not permitted aboard the battleship. Please review our FAQs for additional safety details.

 
EVENT SCHEDULE

Wed-Thurs: 5-9PM

Fri-Sat: 5-10PM

Sun: 5-9PM

Special Hours: 5-7:30PM

SANTA EXPERIENCE
 
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Separate Admission

Your family will be enchanted by this immersive never-before-seen Santa Experience. Santa will individually greet guests and you'll have a chance to tell him your wish for Christmas! Selfies and photos are ENCOURAGED!

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
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Open Daily - Stop by & Enjoy

The best shopping experience in Hampton Roads. Ornaments, toys, holiday d é cor, local crafts and much more!

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COMING SOON

 

WINTERFEST PROCEEDS

Support for WinterFest on the Wisconsin directly benefits the Nauticus Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Funding provides interpretation and restoration of the Battleship Wisconsin, and allows Nauticus to open new onboard spaces and experiential learning opportunities for students, families and visitors.

PRESENTED BY

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ILLUMINATION SPONSOR

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MEDIA PARTNER

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DIGITAL PARTNER

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BELOW DECK ADVENTURE SPONSOR

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Contact our Development Team for more information.

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