Norfolk, VA Celebrates WinterFest

It’s all lights on deck as more than 250,000 holiday lights, a 25-foot-tall Christmas tree and a team of custom-designed animatronic elves will be among the highlights of WinterFest on the Wisconsin, a new experience aboard the historic battleship in downtown Norfolk, VA.
    Produced by Nauticus and presented by GEICO Military, the holiday spectacle will celebrate the holidays from Nov. 21 until New Year’s Eve. Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, Nauticus’ Dickens’ Christmas Towne was canceled this year; instead the Wisconsin’s outside decks will be transformed into a safe, family-focused experience.
    WinterFest on the Wisconsin will feature an enormous holiday light trail along the decks of the battleship with nightly special tree lighting ceremonies. Holiday imagery will be shown across the ship’s entire hull and each Saturday evening Santa Claus will arrive by boat at the conclusion of a lighted sailboat parade.
    WinterFest on the Wisconsin was conceived as a way to celebrate the Hampton Roads community and also pay tribute to the men and women who continue to keep our country safe. Hampton Roads is home to the world’s largest population of military personnel, with approximately 83,000 active duty military personnel and is home to the largest Naval base in the world. The battleship served in World War II and the Korean War and now is a museum on the waterfront downtown.
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