11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
(Formerly Nature Nights Holiday Lights)
Select December nights | December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23
Time: 5:30-8:30pm (timed tickets)
Description: Step into Santa’s Nature Reserve in Newport News! Follow Santa’s boardwalk trail into the woods amongst the beauty and wonder of sparkling nature. Soft lights along the wooded trail lead you to StoryBook Village and a family Dinosaur Tale. Sip hot chocolate and munch a festive cookie you decorated yourself in the Reindeer Cookie Workshop. Take a family picture and share your holiday thoughts with Santa in the Goodson Living Green House. Celestial programs in the Abbitt Planetarium and shopping at the Wild Things Museum Store are additional opportunities. Start the season with a healthy dose of cheer in a beautiful natural setting that’s perfect for the whole family!
Each evening you can also purchase tickets for our holiday shows Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star and Laser Holidays. Attendance to these shows are an add-on to Santa’s Nature Reserve, and tickets to the main event are required to view these shows. Click the link below for more information about each show and the ticket purchase links.
Click here for a map of the Santa's Nature Reserve Stations