Norfolk dazzles throughout the holiday season with festive fun, celebrated yuletide traditions, and of course, fantastic shopping!

With special offers and hotel shopping packages designed for holiday visitors and staycationers alike, downtown Norfolk’s MacArthur Center is a must-do for holiday shopping. For the region’s best shopping in one convenient destination, MacArthur Center has it all from daily shopping deals, a Passport to Savings discount book and overnight packages designed to save you money this holiday season.

While in downtown, be sure to enjoy all the festive activities at MacArthur’s Winter Carnival. Located on the shopping mall’s campus, enjoy ice-skating, games and carnival rides conveniently within the heart of downtown! Don’t forget to pop back inside MacArthur’s Ice Palace and snap a photo with Santa Claus. For more information, click here.

The holiday shopping and festivities continue in Norfolk’s historic Ghent neighborhood. On Friday, December 4, 2015 bring the family out for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in front of Blair Middle School on Colley Avenue. Stick around afterward and enjoy a festive dinner followed by holiday shopping.

Throughout the weekend of December 4- 6, 2015 take advantage of the holiday promotions and specials offered by Ghent retailers and restaurants and start checking off your gift list.