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Tenth Year for Hampton Roads’ Most Unique Holiday Event: Hollydazzle

Friday, December 6, 2013; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
City Center at Oyster Point

New Special Effects in the “Fountains of Light” Firework Show
See here for the 2013 Hollydazzle Program with site map.
See here for road closure map.

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will present Hollydazzle, Hampton Roads’ most unique holiday event, on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in City Center at Oyster Point. Hollydazzle is a free family event with activities and entertainment leading up to the spectacular BayPort Credit Union “Fountains of Light Show” at 8:45 p.m. with fireworks and new special effects by Pyrotecnico and the lighting of the 45’ BayPort Credit Union Tree on the Fountain Plaza.

The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with holiday entertainment at locations throughout City Center at Oyster Point. The Snowflake Children’s Area will include five “make and take crafts” (including Gift Bags, Magic Scratch Ornaments, and Holiday Mugs), dance performances by the City Arts Dance Company, The Academy of Dance, and international street performer Wacky Chad (bike stunt and juggling). The CSX Dazzle Stage will feature musical performances by the Warwick Assembly of God Christmas Choir, Soundscapes, and Harmonica Plus. Christopher Newport University A Capella Groups Expansion and the Newport Pearls will perform on the Gazebo Stage. The U.S. Army Brass Quintet and the Tap Dancing Terror of Tidewater will perform on the Lakefront Commons Stage. Strolling performers will include carolers, “living” statues, mimes, stilt walkers, and Katie Balloons.

The BayPort Credit Union “Fountains of Light Show” (at 8:45 p.m.) will be shot from floating islands within the fountain and the lower perimeter edge of the fountain. This “one of a kind” show will combine fireworks, theatrical lighting, ground-based pyrotechnics, and special effects all choreographed to festive music. The show will transform City Center into a kaleidoscope of color reflecting on the fountains’ five-acre water surface. The finale of the BayPort Credit Union “Fountains of Light Show” is the illumination of the BayPort Credit Union Tree which combines the latest technology in LED light animation to create its own continuous “light show.” The tree fades from color to color, shimmers, chases lights, and creates unique patterned effects. The tree’s lights are synchronized with recorded holiday music and the “sights and sounds” of the tree can be enjoyed on the Fountain Plaza through January 1, 2014.

Food vendors will sell dinner items, snacks, and holiday treats (kettle corn, popcorn, hot chocolate, German roasted nuts, funnel cakes, hamburgers, turkey legs, hot dogs, corn dogs, seafood, fish tacos, Brazilian food, and gyros) ($). Some City Center at Oyster Point merchants and restaurants will offer special discounts or give-a-ways during Hollydazzle.

Admission to Hollydazzle is free.  For live updates during the event, follow the event on Twitter @nnfestivals. The raindate for the Hollydazzle fireworks, if needed, will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013 (no shuttle bus service on raindate).  For your pet’s safety, and the safety of the crowds of people attending the event, please leave your pets at home. Only service animals permitted on HRT shuttle buses. A designated viewing area for handicapped guests is available on the Fountain Plaza for the BayPort Credit Union “Fountains of Light Show” (see program map for location).  For more information, call (757) 926-1400.

PARKING INFORMATION:
Free parking will be available at the City Center Merchants Walk Parking Garage, the Fountain Way Parking Garage, at a satellite lot at Canon Virginia, Inc. (free, continuous shuttle bus service provided to and from the event area from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., the last shuttle bus from the satellite parking lot leaves at 8:00 p.m. or when the lot is full), and at Todd Stadium (free, continuous shuttle bus service provided to and from the event area from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. , the last shuttle bus from the satellite parking lot leaves at 8:00 p.m. or when the lot is full). Attention: Private business parking lots in Oyster Point may enforce towing. Handicapped parking is available in designated spaces in the Mariner’s Row Parking Garage (enter from Thimble Shoals Blvd. westbound only onto Sun Way), at the Canon Virginia, Inc. Satellite Lot (shuttle buses are handicapped accessible), and at Todd Stadium Satellite Lot (shuttle buses are handicapped accessible). For live updates about the status of the parking areas during the event, follow the event on Twitter @nnfestivals.

DIRECTIONS:
From I-64 Exit 256A – To Canon Virginia, Inc. Satellite Parking: Exit onto Oyster Point Rd., turn left onto Canon Blvd., turn left on Old Oyster Point Rd., turn right into Canon Virginia, Inc. (satellite parking). The event site shuttle drop-off/pick up for the Canon Virginia, Inc. Satellite Parking Lot is on the corner of Canon Blvd. and Town Center Dr.

From I-64 Exit 258A- To Todd Stadium Satellite Parking: Exit onto J. Clyde Morris Blvd., turn right onto Warwick Blvd., turn left into the Todd Stadium parking lot. The event site shuttle drop-off/pick up for the Todd Stadium Satellite Parking Lot is on Omni way at Canon Blvd.

From J. Clyde Morris Blvd. into the City Center Parking Garages: From J. Clyde Morris Blvd., turn onto Thimble Shoals Blvd, then right onto Fountain Way to access the Fountain Way Parking Garage;. or turn right onto Town Center Dr. and left on Merchant’s Walk to access the Merchant’s Walk Parking Garage.


HOLLYDAZZLE 2013 ROAD CLOSURES:

7PM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 THROUGH 5PM ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7:
-Town Center Dr. at Canon Blvd. to the Merchant’s Walk Parking Garage Exit
-Town Center Dr. at Pearl Way
-Fountain Way from Town Center Dr. to Mariners Row

8AM ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 THROUGH 5PM ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7:
-Canon Blvd. from Lakefront Commons to Omni Blvd.
-Merchant’s Walk from Town Center Dr. to Mariners Row
-Mariners Row at Merchants Walk to Sun Way
-Fountain Way at Mariners Row to the Fountain Way Parking Garage Entrance/Exit

5PM, ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 THROUGH 12AM ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7:
-Canon Blvd. from Middle Ground Blvd. to Lakefront Commons
-Canon Blvd. from Omni Blvd. to Thimble Shoals Blvd.
-Lakefront Commons from Canon Blvd. to Merchants Walk
-Merchants Walk from Lakefront Commons to the Merchants Walk Parking Garage Entrance/Exit
-Town Center Drive from the Merchants Walk Parking Garage Exit to Merchants Walk
-Merchant’s Walk from Mariners Row to Thimble Shoals Blvd.
-Sun Way from Thimble Shoals Blvd. to Mariners Row
-Mariners Row from Sun Way to Canon Blvd.
-Omni Blvd. from Canon Blvd. to Rock Landing Dr.
*TOWN CENTER DR. FROM THIMBLE SHOALS BLVD.TO THE MERCHANTS WALK PARKING GARAGE WILL CLOSE WHEN THE GARAGE REACHES CAPACITY
*FOUNTAIN WAY INTO THE FOUNTAIN WAY PARKING GARAGE WILL CLOSE WHEN THE GARAGE REACHES CAPACITY

HOLLYDAZZLE 2013 NO PARKING AREAS:

5PM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 THROUGH 5PM ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7:
-Town Center Dr. from Canon Blvd. to the Merchant’s Walk Parking Garage Exit
-Fountain Way from Town Center Dr. to Mariners Row
-Pearl Way from Town Center Dr. to Mariners Row

8AM ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 THROUGH 12AM ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7:
-Canon Blvd. from Middle Ground Blvd. to Lakefront Commons
-Canon Blvd. from Omni Blvd. to Thimble Shoals Blvd.
-Lakefront Commons from Canon Blvd. to Merchants Walk
-Merchants Walk from Lakefront Commons to Town Center Dr.
-Town Center Dr. from Thimble Shoals Blvd. to Merchants Walk
-Mariners Row from Merchants Walk to Fountain Way
-Fountain Way from Mariners Row to Thimble Shoals Blvd.
-Thimble Shoals Blvd. from Town Center Dr. to Canon Blvd.
-Omni Blvd. from Canon Blvd. to Rock Landing Dr.

8AM ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 THROUGH 5PM ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7:
-Canon Blvd. from Lakefront Commons to Omni Blvd.
-Mariners Row from Canon Blvd. to Fountain Way
-Sun Way from Thimble Shoals Blvd. to Mariners Row
-Merchants Walk from Town Center Dr. to Thimble Shoals Blvd.

 

 

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