Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland

Coliseum Central is pleased to present Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland sponsored by Sentara. This world-class circus experience is coming to the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive) on December 11 at 7PM. The talented cast of Cirque Musica will dazzle you with acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland is an unforgettable experience for the entire family.

Tickets start at $45 and are on sale now at and the Hampton Coliseum Box office. Now through December 9, get four tickets for the price of three by selecting “Family Four Pack” when you order online, while supplies last.

Upgrade your experience by treating you and your family to VIP tickets. Create holiday memories you will cherish forever with an experience that includes premium seating, a post-show meet and greet with members of the cast, a chance to take photos, and official Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland tour merchandise. VIP tickets are $129 and quantities are limited.

Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland is part of the Coliseum Central Holiday Extravaganza presented by Sentara.

Holiday Extravaganza

Visit to learn more about Coliseum Central’s Holiday Extravaganza presented by Sentara. You’ll find season’s greetings videos from our sponsors and community partners as well as holiday stories read by city dignitaries. You’ll even hear from the big guy himself, Santa Claus!

Events & Entertainment

Holiday Events

Visit with Santa, take a Holiday Wonder Walk, or explore Santa’s Wonderland. Here are the holiday events happening in Coliseum Central this month:

  • Visit with Santa- Santa will be at Peninsula Town Center (1671 Merchant Lane) on December 4th from 1-4PM. Be sure to bring your own camera to get pictures!
  • Holiday Wonder Walk- Hampton’s Waterwalk trail will be lit for the holidays daily from 5-8PM December 19-25. The Holiday Wonder Walk begins behind the Hampton Coliseum and continues to Freeman Drive. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free at the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive). For more information, click here.
  • Santa’s Wonderland- Visit Santa’s Wonderland now through December 24 at Bass Pro Shops (1972 Power Plant Pkwy). Families can get a free 4 X 6 photo with Santa, mail a letter to Santa and receive free giveaways while supplies last. For more information, or to make your free Santa photo reservation, click here.

Monster Jam

Monster Jam returns to the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive) January 20-22, 2023 with world-class athletes in intense competitions of speed and skill. Tickets are on sale now. Upgrade your experience with entry to the Monster Jam Pit Party and the Monster Jam Post-Event Driver Meet and Greet. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


Hampton Named Top 10 Digital City

Hampton has been named a Top 10 Digital City by the Center for Digital Government. This is the 20th time the city has receive recognition, this year placing eighth on the list of cities its size.

The city was recognized for its innovative use of technology and citizen engagement. Some of the city’s initiatives that were highlighted include increase in cybersecurity efforts, network upgrades and increased citizen communication and interaction.

Holiday Shopping & Dining Guides

The holiday season is here and Coliseum Central is your one-stop for all your holiday needs.

Check off everything on your gift list. With fourteen shopping centers and hundreds of stores you’ll find something for everyone on your list. For more information, click here.

Find the perfect place for a holiday get-together. With over 70 dining options, you’re sure to find something to suit every appetite. Click here for more information.

Calendar Notes

  • There will be no meetings held in the month of December
  • Save the Date for the Coliseum Central Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 28.

Upcoming Blood Drive

December 4
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
2150 Cunningham Drive

December 16
Freedom Life Church
2200 Coliseum Drive

December 27
Sentara CarePlex Hospital
3000 Coliseum Drive

December 30
Bass Pro Shops
1972 Power Plant Pkwy.

Private Development Updates

Now Open

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
1123 W. Mercury Blvd.
Suite A

Coming Soon

Banfield Animal Hospital
1123 W. Mercury Blvd.
Suite E

Raising Cane’s Ribbon Cutting

City dignitaries, including Vice Mayor Jimmy Gray, Councilman Chris Bowman, Councilman Steve Brown, and Economic Development Director Chuck Rigney were in attendance as Raising Cane’s (1044 W. Mercury Blvd) held its grand opening celebration on November 17. Hampton University drumline, cheerleaders and Pirate mascot also participated in the festivities.

Raising Cane’s is know for its chicken fingers combos. In fact, that’s the only thing on their menu. They call it their “One Love.” Find out more about Raising Cane’s here.

Coliseum Central Benefits

Coliseum Central has a number of matching grant programs in place to help you improve the safety and curb appeal of your business. For a complete list of grant programs, click here.