Special Events

James City County Parks and Recreation offers a variety of large special events that provide unique year-round experiences for residents and tourists. Below is a list of annual events – for more specific information about dates of current offerings, please refer to the Special Events section of the Destination Recreation Activity Brochure.
  1. Nov./Dec.
  2. Jan./Feb.
  3. March/April
  4. May/June
  5. July/Aug.
  6. Sept./Oct.

Live Well Expo


Pamper your mind, body, and spirit, while taking advantage of FREE preventive health screenings during this annual event! Learn about services for adults ages 55+ that are available in the community and get your vaccinations as well as vision, hearing, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Also take advantage of information provided about nutrition, home health care, pharmacies, leisure services, recreational activities and MORE!

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Splash In Movies


Join us for the best way to warm up a cool night at the Recreation Center pool! Bring a float or borrow a tube and jump in an relax, all while you take in a classic family film!

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Santa Calling


James City County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring ‘Phone Calls from Santa’ for children ages 9 and younger living in James City County and Williamsburg. Arrangements have been made with the North Pole for Santa and/or Mrs. Claus to personally call each child who returns their completed form by Tuesday, November 29. Santa/Mrs. Claus will attempt to call children between 5:45-8 p.m.; however specific call times cannot be guaranteed due to Santa and Mrs. Claus’ holiday schedule. Registration forms available at beginning Nov. 1 at the Recreation Centers, Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Satellite Services in Toano, Freedom Park Interpretive Center and online.

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Breakfast with Santa


You and your family are invited to attend our annual "Breakfast with Santa." Enjoy a pancake breakfast buffet and a morning of "holly-day" cheer with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Photo opportunities available. Registration required by December 2. Max 100 people. 3 years of age and older.

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