WinterFest Returns!

Pure Holiday Magic!

Wednesday, Nov. 9 - Sunday, Jan. 1

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LIGHT UP YOUR HOLIDAY!

This holiday season, Nauticus' WinterFest on the Wisconsin returns better and brighter to the downtown Norfolk waterfront. Explore all-new interior spaces aboard the Battleship Wisconsin, enjoy two new shows nightly by the mischievous Grinch, come aboard a polar train journey, and enjoy sweets and treats surrounded by over one million lights! Even shop for last-minute gifts!

 
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NEW ENCHANTING EXPERIENCES
 
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Over  One  Million Lights

Your favorite themed light zones are back and better than ever, now with over one million dazzling lights! Discover your holiday spirit as you explore the historic Battleship Wisconsin! 

Mistletoe Marina

Surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights and beautifully decorated boats, indulge in beverages and bites fireside as you enjoy nightly shows by the Grinch! 

Elf Scavenger Hunt

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

 
SANTA EXPERIENCE ADD-ON
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Admission: $10 Per Person

Set sail for brand new holiday magic this season with a visit to the Battleship Wisconsin's wardroom! This new experience takes you inside the battleship where you'll be greeted by Santa himself! Selfies and photos are ENCOURAGED! The Santa Experience is available during select times on Friday-Sundays starting Nov. 11 and will open from Wednesdays - Sunday, Dec. 14-24. 


Please note: General admission tickets must be purchased in addition to the Santa Experience.

TICKET DETAILS
 

General Admission: $18.50 adult, $14.50 child

Group (15+ ppl): $17.50 adult, $13.50 child

Members: $16.50 adult, $12.50 child

Timed tickets are required. No ticket refunds or reschedules. Limited tickets will be available for walk-up.

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

COMMUNITY NIGHTS

NOV. 9-13: MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEKEND

Active-duty military, veteran service members, and their families are invited to join us for $5 off admission.

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NOV. 16-17: HERO NIGHTS

First responders, nurses, teachers and their families are invited to join us for $5 off admission.

NOV. 30-DEC. 1: CITY OF NORFOLK EMPLOYEE NIGHTS

City of Norfolk employees and their families are invited to join us for $5 off admission.

Discounted tickets for community nights are only available online, while supplies last. Tickets will not be available for walk-up purchases. 

 
EVENT SCHEDULE

Wed-Thurs: 4:30 - 9 PM

Fri-Sat: 4:30 - 10 PM

Sun: 4:30 - 9 PM

Special Hours: 5 - 7:30 PM

Promo Nights

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GRISWOLD'S CAFE

Mistletoe Marina and Wonder Hall 

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Enjoy holiday bites and brews at our new cafe and bar! Cozy up by the fire in Mistletoe Marina or inside the WonderHall!

 
GIFT SHOP

Open Daily - Stop by & Shop

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

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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.

ILLUMINATION SPONSOR

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MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEKEND SPONSOR

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