Virginia Beach – Live Holiday Ensemble Dine-Around & Gift-Around


A magical event tour unlike any you’ve seen before! Experience live entertainment, the sounds of the holidays, foodie excursions, gift-giving, and more; all set to the back drop of the beautiful weather and salty-air breezes of Virginia Beach, lit up with millions of lights and decorations to celebrate the Season.

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3 Days /2 Nights

Group size

Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: 2 nights’ accommodation; 2 breakfasts; 1 lunch; 2 dinners; 4 holiday stocking stuffer gifts; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity. Except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested. *Colonial Williamsburg option does not include entry tickets.* Limited capacity and advanced reservations required for most activities including Busch Gardens.
  • Oceanfront Accommodation
  • Wine Reception with Hors D'Oeuvres
  • Holiday Welcome Dinner
  • Chocolate Tasting
  • Chrysler Museum of Art
  • Virginia Beach Town Center
  • Holiday Dinner Party with Live Holiday Music Ensemble
  • Virginia Beach’s Holiday Lights Display on the Boardwalk
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Farewell Holiday Luncheon
Optional Holiday Additions:
  • Maymont Mansion Holiday Tour
  • Holiday Luncheon at the Historic Hanover Tavern
  • Busch Gardens Christmas Celebration

Sample Itinerary:  
Day 1 - Holiday Party, Dine Around, & Gift Around!
  • Arrive mid-afternoon to your oceanfront accommodations in Virginia Beach and get ready for a Holiday Party ~ Dine Around & Gift Around! Each delightfully decorated location visited will not only provide some of the best food and beverage offerings in the area, but also a surprise Holiday Gift to fill your stocking!
  • Your first stop is for a Wine Reception and hors d’oeuvres at a simply stunning location, with both indoor and outdoor seating, beautifully decorated for the holidays.
  • Next, enjoy waterfront dining with a special Holiday Oyster Tasting and Stew, with Chef’s Presentation and Welcome Dinner. But you’re not done yet! The third stop is a sight to be seen where brilliant lights and holiday decorations illuminate the property of a long-standing Virginia Beach holiday tradition.
  • Be welcomed with desserts, take plenty of pictures, and then return to the hotel for your final event this evening: A Chocolate Tasting & Presentation - as delicious and decadent as you imagine it will be! MARS suggests clients organize a Gift Exchange/Secret Santa event at the hotel.
  • The remainder of the evening is free to rest, enjoy the amenities, or stroll the board- walk at your leisure. (Meals: D)
Day 2 - Christmas Mouse, Holiday Dinner Party featuring a Live Holiday Music Ensemble, & Virginia Beach’s Holiday Lights Display on the Boardwalk
  • Enjoy breakfast at your leisure this morning before departing the hotel. Today’s journey will begin at the Chrysler Museum of Art, one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art museums, with a nationally recognized collection of more than 30,000 objects, including one of the greatest glass collections in America.
  • The Perry Glass Studio offers programming for aspiring and master artists alike in a variety of processes including glassblowing, fusing, flameworking, coldworking, and neon.
  • Depart for Virginia Beach Town Center, beautifully decorated for the season. Spend some time completing your holiday shopping with amazing brand-name selections such as: Anthropologie, Free People, Lululemon, Monkee's, Ann Taylor, Williams and Sonoma, Five Below, and more, as well as a host of eclectic offerings also located on-site.
  • Enjoy lunch on own while shopping. Choose from several dining options: Irish foods can be found at Keagan’s, Italian at Bravo, Mexican at Cantina Laredo, or maybe The Cheesecake Factory and Tupelo Honey Café are more your style.
  • Next stop is the Christmas Mouse. Let your imagination roam free while exploring this charming boutique. Forever in a perpetual state of Christmas celebration, it contains any and every ornament imaginable!
  • Return to the hotel to freshen up and get ready for a Holiday Dinner Party featuring a Live Holiday Music Ensemble. On your way to the festivities, drive Virginia Beach’s Holiday Lights Display on the Boardwalk and enjoy the spectacu- lar show of lights dancing on the water. Spend the evening dining, dancing, socializing, and soaking up the holiday spirit before returning to your luxurious accommodations on the beach. (Meals: B, D)
Day 3 - Colonial Williamsburg & Depart
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning prior to checking out.
  • Depart for Colonial Williamsburg* and travel back in time as you walk through their grand, colonial-era holiday landscape decorated for the season.* Enjoy a Farewell Holiday Luncheon at a well-known tavern, rich in the area’s history before departing for home. (Meals: B, L)
Optional Day 3 Upgrade: Maymont Mansion for a Holiday Tour & Farewell Holiday Luncheon at the Historic Hanover Tavern
  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning prior to checking out. This morning’s first stop is at Maymont Mansion for a Holiday Tour, where you’ll celebrate the season at Maymont. James and Sallie Dooley’s decorated home brings the wonders of Christmas past to life and is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Glittering trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and poinsettias, sentimental Christmas cards, and beautifully wrapped gifts remind guests of some of the most beloved traditions of today, began in the Victorian era. Behind the scenes, the butler, cook, and other domestic staff make preparations for the Dooleys’ first Christmas celebration in their new home.
  • Depart for a Farewell Holiday Luncheon at the Historic Hanover Tavern followed by a Guided Tour of the Tavern where you’ll hear about its historical past. For nearly three centuries, the Hanover Tavern has been a part of events that transformed America from an English colony to an independent nation; where rebellion threatened that new nation and Civil War tore it asunder. The owners, guests, and inhabitants of the Tavern have shaped the history of Hanover County, the Commonwealth of Virginia and, indeed, the United States. Depart for home. (Meals: B, L)
Optional Extension #2 + Additional Sunday: Busch Gardens Christmas Celebration
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out and departing for Williamsburg, VA. Customize your Williamsburg activities from some of the options listed above, or MARS can help you create your own!
  • Late afternoon, depart for Busch Gardens Christmas Celebration where guests can experience the season with Christmas lights, trees, and tons of holiday décor trimming eight European villages throughout this beloved theme park. Special holiday activities, sweet culinary delights, and Santa’s Workshop will all be present along with the park’s regular rides, rollercoasters, and the other “fun-for-all-ages” activities Busch Gardens is famous for. Enjoy dinner on own while at the park before departing to check-in to your local hotel. (Custom)

Base rate does not include motor coach transportation, airfare, airport transfers, driver gratuity, guide gratuity, (student groups exempt) or any upgrades or add-ons unlisted from itinerary as stated. Pricing may vary based on day of arrival or other conditions. Personalized itineraries with custom pricing and/or additional transportation can be created and added based on client needs and upon client’s request. MARS will customize quotes or personalize itineraries for FREE.

No matter which ‘Options’ you choose ... we’ve crafted the perfect ‘final stop’ to your Live Holiday Ensemble: Dine Around & Gift AroundTM Tour, which is the perfect ‘first step’ to kick-off this special season with thankfulness, joy, and good tidings!

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