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.
Save your date, tickets now on sale!
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!
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.
Enjoy live music each Friday and Saturday night on the ship's historic fantail.
Holiday Beverages & Bites
Join us inside the battleship at Griswold's Café - all new this season!
Lighted Boat Parade
Join us and Santa Saturday nights at 6pm (weather permitting), for our lighted sailboat parade along the downtown waterfront. Santa sails away December 18 with our fleet, so don't miss the fun!
Book Your Experience
Thursday, Nov 11 - Sunday, Jan 2
Dec. 8 & 15 – Community Hero Celebration
We salute you; first responders, nurses, teachers, and their families visit for $9.50!
ONLINE 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
*Prices above are for online tickets only. Walk-up tickets incur an additional $5 fee per ticket, all nights
Timed tickets are required. No ticket refunds or reschedules.
Strollers are not permitted aboard the battleship. Please review our FAQs for additional safety details.
Special Hours: 5-7:30PM
THE SANTA EXPERIENCE
Admission: $5 Per Person
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!
Friday-Sundays on Dec. 10-12, 17-19, and Wednesday-Friday on Dec. 22-24, times vary. No online reservations. The Santa Experience ends Dec. 24 as Santa has some important business to handle!
All proceeds directly support the restoration and interpretation efforts aboard the Battleship Wisconsin.
HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET
Griswold's Café Menu
Open Daily - Stop by & Enjoy
The best shopping experience in Hampton Roads. Ornaments, toys, holiday dé cor, local crafts and much more!
BOOK A HOLIDAY EVENT
Now Accepting Private & Corporate Holiday Events!
Celebrate with a waterfront event to remember! Book your holiday celebration in the Wisconsin Vista or on the historic Battleship Wisconsin, both views shining bright with over 650,000-holiday lights!
Book a consultation today and be sure to ask us about discounted group tickets.
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.
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Webb
Mrs. Bess Decker & Family
BELOW DECK ADVENTURE SPONSOR
Contact our Development Team for more information.