Genuine Smithfield sparkles for the season!

Whether it’s a holiday homes tour, an antiques show and sale, an inspiring concert, our popular evening market, or our fabulous old-fashioned Christmas parade, you’re sure to find something festive happening in Smithfield and Isle of Wight County throughout the season.
Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4 at various locations
Our downtown and county merchants will offer special discounts and sales as we kick off the holiday season.
For more information call 757.357.5182.
Friday, November 30 in downtown Smithfield beginning at 5:30 p.m. 
This magical holiday evening begins with the Womans Club of Smithfield’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Smithfield Times Gazebo featuring music by local children’s choruses and the official tree lighting followed by light refreshments of cookies and hot chocolate. Immediately afterwards downtown merchants will illuminate their shops as a drum corps marches by. The shops will stay open until 8:00 p.m. so visitors can vote for their favorite light display and be sure to stop by the Isle of Wight Museum to meet Old St. Nick himself between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. ​​​
For more information call 757.357.5182.
St Nick
​Friday, November 30 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Isle of Wight County Museum, 103 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Visit the jolly ol’ elf and enjoy an evening of holiday refreshments, crafts, Christmas BINGO and a special reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore. Perfect for families. Make your visit with St. Nick a little more special. Bring a wrapped gift for St. Nick to give to your child. Pre-registration will give you the opportunity to provide some information about your child so St. Nick can talk with him or her! Call the head elf for your appointment: 757.357.0115.
For further information call ​757.357.0115.
Friday, November 30, at 7:00 p.m. & December 1 at 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., 14477 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield
The Smithfield High School Choraliers Ensemble will take you on a trip back in time to the Colonial days this winter. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged as seats are limited. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at historicstlukes.org.
For futher information, please email at rpopp@historicstlukes.org. ​​​​​
Floral Designer Showcase & HeART Exhibit at the Nelms House
Wednesday’s through Saturday’s, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m., 308 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
The Nelms House, a Victorian-styled venue for gatherings and events, is featuring a Floral Designer Showcase & HeART Exhibit that runs through New Years Weekend. Tour the seasonally designed rooms by regional florists to admire, buy, or order for deliveries. While visiting, enjoy the Tea/Coffee Room, local art gallery and boutique.
For more information email Anne at awhgarland@yahoo.com or call 757.357.0431.Smithfield Farmers Market’s “Holiday Market” 
Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., BSV Parking lot, 115 Main Street in downtown Smithfield

Named one of the top 101 Farmers Markets in the US by the DailyMeal.com, the market runs each Saturday through the end of October with Specialty Markets in November and December. Offering locally grown produce, beef, pork, chicken, eggs, plants, herbs, baked goods, coffee, barbecue, ham sandwiches, handcrafted items, plus live music each week!
For further information call 757.759.4118.
Christmas in Smithfield Antiques Show & Holiday Homes Tours
Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2
An Antiques Show, Holiday Tours of four beautifully decorated homes in Cypress Creek, Floral Workshops and more. Make reservations to spend the weekend in town for this popular holiday festival. Proceeds benefit the 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse.
​​​​​​For more information go to ChristmasInSmithfield.com.Christmas in Smithfield Floral Workshops
Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2
Held at the 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse, these popular, one-hour workshops will be led by Jason Camper, Joseph McCain and Edwin Little of Fleur de Fou.
Limit of 30 participants for each workshop. Tickets are now on sale at the Smithfield Visitor Center. Get your soon…they will sell out!
Coastal Wreath Workshop – Saturday at 11:00 a.m., Cost: $45
​​​​​​Topiary Workshop – Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Cost: $40
Traditional Swag Workshop – Sunday at 1:30 p.m., Cost: $40
Woodland Centerpiece Workshop – Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Cost: $45​
For more information call 757.357.5182 or go to ChristmasInSmithfield.com.“It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Smithfield Little Theatre
Thursday through Sunday, December 6 – 9 and December 13 – 16 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday Matinees at 2:30 p.m.
210 N. Church Street​ in downtown Smithfield

The saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been squashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. It’s a Wonderful Life is presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company. This production is NOT included in the season subscription package.
For further information call 757.357.7338.Smithfield Kiwanis Club’s Annual Breakfast with Santa
Saturday December 8 from 8:00 until 10:00 a.m., at the Smithfield Center, 220 N. Church Street​ in downtown Smithfield
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with the North Pole Elves and a “meet and greet” with the big guy himself, Santa. $5 per person. Children ages 2 and under are free.
For further information call 757.449.4861.

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Downtown Smithfield Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 8 at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Smithfield
Genuine Smithfield’s Annual Christmas Parade is an old-fashioned “can’t miss” community event. This year’s theme is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and our Grand Marshall is writer, Emmy-award winning Director and Smithfield Native, Jeffrey Blount.
​​​​​​For more information call 757.357.5182.“The Polar Express” Drive-In Movie at the Isle of Wight County Fairgrounds
Saturday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m., Heritage Park, Windsor

This special Holiday “Movies in the Park” is sponsored by Isle of Wight County Parks & Recreation. The event is FREE and open to the public! Visit with Santa. take a trip on the Polar Express train ride and enjoy hot cocoa and S’mores packs for roasting (available for purchase).
For more information go to the Facebook event page: Drive-In Movie: The Polar Express​​.Gentlemen of the College Holiday Concert at the Smithfield Little Theatre
Sunday, December 9, 2 performances at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., 210 N. Church Street in downtown Smithfield
The Gentlemen of the College were founded in the spring of 1990 by several students of the College of WIlliam and Mary who held a common passion for barbershop music. Tickets to the popular holiday event are $10 for adults and $5 for students
​​​​​For more information call 757.357.7338​.

Smithfield Farmers Market’s “Holiday Market” 
Saturday, December 15 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., BSV Parking lot (115 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Named one of the top 101 Farmers Markets in the US by the DailyMeal.com, the market runs each Saturday through the end of October with Specialty Markets in November and December. Offering locally grown produce, beef, pork, chicken, eggs, plants, herbs, baked goods, coffee, barbecue, ham sandwiches, handcrafted items, plus live music each week!
For further information call 757.759.4118.