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  1. Mayflower Marathon Holiday Food Drive

    November 22, 2019, 5:30 AM - November 24, 2019, 3:00 PM

    Help provide meals to those that struggle with hunger in our community this Thanksgiving. It’s as easy as driving by and dropping off donations while our spirited volunteers cheer you on and DJs broadcast on the radio. The event benefits the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and is sponsored by FM99 and 106.9 The Fox. This 57-hour food and fund drive takes place in the parking lot in front of Gabe's. Most needed items are frozen turkeys, canned fruits and vegetables, instant potatoes, family-size boxes of rice, hearty meaty soups, gravy, cereals, 100% juice, spaghetti/pasta meals, canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham), peanut butter and jelly, and monetary donations.

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  2. Coliseum Central Holiday Parade

    November 23, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Peninsula Town Center

    Kick off the holiday season with the Annual Coliseum Central Holiday Parade presented by Sentara CarePlex Hospital. Come join in the excitement as the marching bands, floats, squads and animals parade through Coliseum Central. Santa Claus is also sure to stop by.

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  1. Hampton One: Working, Building and Racing on the Water exhibit

    June 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 31, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    This dynamic photo and artifact-rich experience explores Hampton's integral ties to, and love of, the water that surrounds the city, its seafood and maritime heritage, and passion for sailing as embodied in the locally developed Hampton One sailboat, and the competitive sailing culture that grew out of it.

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  2. Winter Whimsy at the Hampton Carousel

    November 12, 2019, 11:00 AM - December 29, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Hampton Carousel in Carousel Park

    Make new holiday memories while enjoying festively adorned horses and the historic Hampton Carousel decked out for the season, along with special carousel organ-type Christmas music. Enjoy a free candy cane while enjoying a wintry spin back in time on this 1920s artistic marvel. Get your carousel fix before we close for the winter! The carousel will open for the season on April 1. Free admission. Rides $1. Hours 11 am to 8 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Operated by the Hampton History Museum, the Hampton Carousel is located in Carousel Park, 602 Settlers Landing Road in Downtown Hampton. There is free garage and on-street parking. For more information call 757-727-1102.

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