Monday, November 30, 2015

Santa's Seaside Village

Hunt Club Farm's Winter Wonderland is now... 
Santa's Seaside Village presented by Catch 31
Atlantic Avenue & 30th Street

Santa’s Seaside Village will be open from 2:00pm-10:00pm Thursdays-Sundays from November 27 through December 27:

A new holiday tradition has come to Hampton Roads this winter!  Santa’s Seaside Village, presented by Catch 31 Restaurant, has set up shop at Atlantic Avenue & 30th Street to delight the young and young-at-heart with animated displays, shopping, live entertainment, and Santa Claus himself… all with a “beachy” twist!
  • Walk through the animated displays in our giant tent.  
  • See Santa’s elves busily building, packing, and shipping toys to be delivered on Christmas Eve to boys and girls everywhere.  
  • Feast on pretzels, popcorn, and cookies, and sample the goodies in Santa’s Sweet Shoppe.  
  • Enjoy live entertainment like carolers, storytelling, and arts and crafts demonstrations on select days.  
  • Shop at the quaint merchandise booths in our Merchant Square and select your holiday presents!  
  • Take a spin on the carnival rides and thrill to the holiday lights and decorations at Santa’s Seaside Village.  
  • Best of all, visit with Santa and take a photo as a reminder of your family’s visit at Santa’s Seaside Village!

Santa’s Seaside Village is conveniently located next to the 30th Street public parking garage. Combined with a visit to McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, families are presented with a unique and gratifying holiday experience sure to be remembered! 

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  • $4 per person 
  • $10 family 4-pack (4 tickets; each additional ticket will be $3)
  • Children 2 and under free.
  • Carnival rides and pony rides require separate tickets.
Make it a combo!  Visit Santa’s Seaside Village AND drive through McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach for $20!  More information at: Santa's Seaside Village

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Monday, November 23, 2015

Big Screen Saturdays Over The Holidays!

The Virginia Aquarium is pleased to offer BIG SCREEN SATURDAYS this holiday! Come relax and unwind with your favorite movies on Virginia's largest movie screen at our National Geographic 3D Movie Theater! 
Some of your favorite movies will be shown on the big screen that the entire family can enjoy!  Big Screen Saturdays is great family entertainment at a reasonable price. Tickets are only $5 for children, adults, and seniors. 

Order tickets ONLINE or call (757) 385-FISH (3474) for more information.

Now sit back, relax, and pass the popcorn!  :) 

November 28: Elf
5:00pm & 7:50pm 
Rating: PG   /  Runtime: 97 minutes 
Genre﴾s﴿: Comedy, Family, Fantasy   
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Rating: G  /  Runtime: 102 minutes
Genre(s): Adventure / Family / Fantasy   

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home

December 12: A Christmas Story
Rating: PG   /  Runtime: 161 minutes 
Genre﴾s﴿: Adventure, Family, Fantasy   

Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s.

Rating: G   /  Runtime: 100 minutes 
Genre﴾s﴿: Animation, Adventure, Family

A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas

December 19: Christmas Vacation
Rating: PG   /  Runtime: 97 minutes 
Genre﴾s﴿: Comedy
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster

December 20-24: The Polar Express
December 20-23 at 4:30pm
December 24 at 2:30pm
Rating: G   /  Runtime: 100 minutes 
Genre﴾s﴿: Animation, Adventure, Family
A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas

Dec 26: Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July 
Rating: G   /  Runtime: 90 minutes 
Genre﴾s﴿: Animation, Adventure, Family 

Rudolph the Red‐Nosed Reindeer realizes his famous red nose is getting dim. Santa Claus explains that the glow was provided years ago by Lady Borealis to make sure he could make it through a storm created by the evil Winterbolt, ruler of the North Pole. Lady Borealis put a spell on Winterbolt that sent him into a deep sleep, but now the villain is awake and trying to draw Frosty the Snowman into a plot to extinguish Rudolph's nose for good. 

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

34th Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market

Nov 27 - Nov 29, 2015
Hours:      Fri. & Sat. 10am - 6pm
                 Sun. 10am - 5pm

Pics with Santa:  Daily 11am - 3pm
Location: Va Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Admission: $7 Adults; $2 Children 6-12; Under 6 Free - One admission covers all three days. Plenty of free parking. ATM on premises.  Receive 50¢ off admission by bringing a canned food donation for the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. Admission is free with a blood donation to the Red Cross.
The Virginia Beach Christmas Market features over 250 fine artisans and crafters from more than 25 states. This show was once again (since 1996) voted into the “100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows in the United States” by Sunshine Artist Magazine, America's premier show and festival guide. Featured artisans will offer fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, toys, photography, fiber arts, thousands of Christmas collectibles and much, much more. 

Whether you’re searching for unique one-of-kind Christmas gifts, personalized stocking stuffers, or a stunning floral centerpiece for the holidays, you’ll find it all at the Virginia Beach Christmas Market.  Pictures with Santa - daily from 11am - 3pm.

Looking for Something Crafty & Unique?
Do you have someone on your list that is hard to buy for? These artisans and crafters continually create high-quality, unique gifts that are sure to be a hit for years to come.
Even in these trying economic times you can find something affordable, unique and extraordinary for every taste and budget. From whimsical to country, contemporary to casual, you will find the finest collection of affordable crafts in the region, including thousands of creatively-made gifts, fresh holiday decorating ideas and one-of-a-kind Christmas collectibles.

Taste of the Holidays!  
Over twenty “Taste of the Holidays” food vendors will offer gift-packaged gourmet fare such as almond pound cakes, holiday cookies, spicy salsas, fudge-by-the-pound, fruit cakes, sparkling cider and homemade jams and jellies. These tasty homemade goodies are ideal for creating great gift baskets, loading up Santa’s stockings, and gathering those hard-to-find executive gifts.

Vintage Alley 

Vintage Alley is a showcase area dedicated to up-cycled gifts, re-purposed home goods, vintage and shabby chic creations, and reclaimed furniture in bright new hues and textures! Don't miss this special section for unique gift selections and décor for your home!  There is always a nice treasure to be found in this section from vintage linen gifts, to vintage Santas, to shabby chic style painted furniture or jewelry, and re-purposed vintage wood gifts.

Notable Artists... 

   Karyn Shonk- Kshonk Designs- Karyn creates one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings and bracelets from old vintage jewelry parts. Think shiny, think bling, think rhinestones. You don't want to miss Karyn's great way of blending old pieces into fresh styles. Booth #392.

Fresh Batch Jams - Kimberly Cortez  Fresh Batch Jams & More - Kim Cortez knows how to get her hands on strawberries at just the right stage of ripeness, creating fantastic fresh wholesome jams and jellies. Kim has also added homemade granola and local honey sticks making the three of these a great gift basket idea! Booth 251.

Danielle Beaty of Turtle Bay Jewelry joins us this year with a fabulous selection of seaside inspired jewelry made of copper, silver, and other simple findings that are reminiscent of days on the beach treasure hunting. Visit Danielle in booth 345.

Missy Heneghan of Loose Leaf Tea Company has an amazing array of flavored teas and great gift packages for the tea connoisseur! Be sure to stop by booth 509 and check out her selection for a great hostess gift or loved one that loves all things tea!

Beth and Laurel Simmons of Creations by L&B create stunning sand covered bottles that are lit on the inside, or decorated with sea glass on the outside. These would be a nice welcome along with a few evergreen boughs on the front porch to greet guests. Check out this artist mother and daughter team in booth 639. 

The Sabrosa Salt Company returns but this time with more flavors of their balsamic vinegars and several more finishing salts. Stop by booth 551 to try some unusual flavors like Georgia Peach balsamic vinegar with their cumin cinnamon salt or their Apple wood smoked salt with their vanilla fig balsamic vinegar.

   Photographer Julia Dressler of Coles Corner creates vintage-style american photography of old cars, building, historic landmarks and other vintage subjects. Available in either on stretched canvas or matted prints, her work is great for that special guy in your life! You can find Coles Corner in Vintage Alley - booth 354.

Scott Matyjaszek - Artephax 3D Photo Sculpture - Scott has come up with his own process of creating a realistic 3-D photo collage. Some of Scott's favorite images are doorways or windows, which look like miniature versions of real architectural subjects! Great giftage here! Booth 357.

    Michelle Clouser of the Vintage Candle Company creates "scent-sational" soy candles in small batches that she pours into up-cycled wine bottles. A great hostess gift or to treat yourself! Vintage Alley - booth 352.

Motherbored - For your computer-geek family members or friends, check out Motherbored in booth 355. Artist and jeweler Michelle McLaughlin takes vintage computer components and creates some wonderful jewelry and fashion accessories! 

Mike Prieto with Barrel Art creates home furnishings from aged wine barrels from France! Mike's ingenious designs are original and a creative way to use all components from a wine barrel. From custom made dog beds, to bars, to wine bottle holders - Mike has a gift idea for almost anyone you are shopping for! See Barrel Art in booth 388 in Vintage Alley. 
Plan Your Shopping Weekend!
Grab your shopping buddies and plan a fun trip to Sandbridge while attending the Virginia Beach Christmas Market!  We still have plenty of rentals available, and many are now discounted. This is a great week to get away and relax. Many rentals even offer relaxing Hot Tubs (great after a day of shopping), Spacious Theater Rooms, and some even have Indoor Heated Pools! 

Give Siebert Realty a call at 877-422-2200 or visit us at Think how special a beach house or condo would be this time of year with the beautiful Atlantic as your backdrop.  Best of all, Sandbridge is only 15 mins. from the Christmas Market, as well as the Virginia Beach Oceanfront with the Holiday Lights along the Boardwalk. See you at the beach!

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Christmas by the Sea
A Community Helping Those In Need
Proceeds Benefiting: Food Bank of SE Virginia and Virginia Beach SPCA

Saturday, December 5, 2015
10 AM - 4 PM
Antique and collectible cars will 
be on display at each home.

Sponsored by A Dolphin’s Promise

$20.00 in advance,
$25.00 on the day of tour
(Tax deductible) includes 6 magnificent homes.

Advance Tickets may be purchased at the Siebert Realty Office.  Tickets will also be sold on the day of the tour at the Sandbridge Chapel Community Center. To purchase by credit card for “will call” and pick up the day of the tour at the Sandbridge Chapel Community Center, call 348-4180 or 426-2022. To purchase by check, make payable to A Dolphin’s Promise. 

Bakery/Arts and Crafts: 
A bakery will be selling Christmas breads, cakes and other homemade treats. An Arts and Crafts Bazaar will be located at the Community Center. This is a great opportunity to purchase holiday gifts. 50/50 raffle tickets will be sold at each tour home. The drawing will take place after the tour and the winner will be notified by phone December 6th.

Ample free parking is available at the City Lot behind the Market in Sandbridge and at the Community Center. Shuttles will run continuously from the parking lot, the Community Center, and the homes on tour. Be sure to look for the antique and collectible cars on display at each home as you tour.

Like us on Facebook at Sandbridge Christmas by the Sea Home Tour or contact us at  Our sincere thank you to all who have made this tour possible.

Here are the Shining Sandbridge Homes that will be on display:

2756 Sandfiddler Road
Siebert Realty
You’ll be puttin’ on the Ritz at Christmas time! Come experience the fabulous side of Christmas at The Ritz. The halls are decked with beautiful décor which complements the impeccable furnishings of this 10 bedroom mansion. Holiday florals combined with traditional Christmas themes will leave you wanting to stay forever in this gorgeous oceanfront home.

3024 Sandfiddler Road
Sandbridge Beach Business Assoc.
Drink in the ocean views! This Polynesian inspired Mai Tai is situated directly on beautiful Sandbridge beach. It is fondly known as Chinaman’s Hat, a name given to it by the outrigger paddlers who would pass by on their daily workouts. Come into this tropical paradise and be inspired by its Aloha Christmas Spirit.

3325 Sandpiper Road
Sandbridge Blue
Not long ago, and not far away, but in a wildlife paradise nonetheless, a princess met a strapping young Navy frog, and she didn’t even need to kiss him to make him her prince! With friends and family across the lands wishing to visit their Back Bay Wildlife paradise, they chose to make their castle a warm and inviting experience equal to the quaint bed and breakfast locations they loved. The FroggInn Castle houses an eclectic collection of their world travel treasures and has been beautifully decorated to provide the ultimate in comfortable family vacation relaxation and luxury.

365 Back Bay Crescent
Personal Home
The Kilgore’s have collected holiday decorations over many years. This private home is the epitome of the warmth of the Christmas season. Every room has a new treasure to be discovered. All this, set beside the serene backdrop of Back Bay’s Wildlife Refuge, make for the perfect Sandbridge hidden holiday gem.

2920 Sandfiddler Road
Sandbridge Realty
Good tidings of great comfort and joy comes in all kinds of packages! Celebrate the holidays in grand style in this 10 bedroom home. The spacious living room, dining area and kitchen are open to grand ocean vistas to the North, East and South. The welcoming great room beckons with its casual assembly of tropical furnishings. A Christmas tree full of seaside discoveries and two festive dining tables set for a magnificent feast await. “A Christmas Vacation” at Vista Royale will be a lifelong holiday memory to be cherished for generations to come.

2768 Sandfiddler Road
Sandbridge Blue
The Hawaiian Palace has a rich history, going all the way back to the 60’s. The original owner of the palace had several homes in exotic locations such as Brazil, Hawaii and here in Sandbridge. This home has always been a local’s favorite for vacationing and family gatherings during the past 60 years. The current owners have taken gentle care in updating and modifying the house while keeping the charm and uniqueness of its original Polynesian style.

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

McDonald’s presents... 
Nov 20th  - Jan 2nd
Lighting up the Holiday Season!

On the boardwalk between 2nd and 34th Streets

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach brings joy and wonder to Hampton Roads each and every holiday season! 

Take a shining journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk.  Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach.  They are joined by Santa, elves, and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree erected on the beach and in the beautiful parks along the Virginia Beach boardwalk. 

Over 25,000 families a year make this unique light show a part of their holiday celebration!  This “Fanta-Sea” of lights is sure to dazzle and amaze holiday travelers visiting Virginia Beach.  One of the highlights is the giant “12 Days of Christmas” display, where some fixtures stand 20 and 30 feet high!  Drivers are able to tune their car radios to a frequency to hear holiday music along the McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach display, making it easy to see AND hear why this event has been named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 November Events” and the American Bus Association's "Top 100 Events in North America for 2011!"

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach opens nightly beginning at 5:30.  Hours of operation are 5:30pm-10:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:30pm-11:00pm Friday-Saturday. All vehicles enter through the main entrance at 2nd Street.  Cash only accepted at the gate.  McDonald’s Holiday Lights presented by Liberty Tax Service are from 5:30pm-10:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:30pm-11:00pm Friday-Saturday.  All vehicles enter through the main entrance at 2nd Street. 
  • Cars, $15 nightly
  • Limos, $25
  • Motor coaches, $45
  • Mini buses, $25
  • Combo Ticket, $20 - Entry to McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach AND 4 tickets to Santa's Seaside Village (NEW for 2015!) at Atlantic & 30th Street)
  • On “Military Mondays,” presented by Liberty Tax Service, military receive over a 50% discount each Monday night from December 7-December 28.  Military Monday tickets are $7 per car.

Carriage Rides 
Enjoy the Holiday Lights on the Board-walk at the Oceanfront aboard an elegant horse-drawn carriage (Jingle-bells included!)

Prices for 1/2 hr ride:  
  $20 for adults
  $15 for children on public  

1 1/2 Hr. Private Tour $245. Private tours available to see all of the lights, all rides by reservation only. Please call early and start a Holiday Tradition! 757-971-6200  Website:

Holiday Lodging:
If you're coming in from out of town this holiday season and are in need of lodging, contact the vacation experts at Siebert Realty!  

We can assist with all your lodging needs... offering fully furnished beach home and condo rentals at beautiful Sandbridge Beach, which is just 20 minutes south of the resort and boardwalk area.  Hope to see you soon!

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home & Condo Rentals
757-426-6200  /  877-422-2200

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Run For Your Life!

Anthem Wicked 10K Run
30-31, 2015
Run for your life! J & A Racing brings you Hampton Roads’ largest Halloween race and party! The Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile is presented by Bon Secours In Motion on Saturday, October 31st in Virginia Beach.  Participants are encouraged to have fun, be creative, and dress up for the Halloween season. The 10k course takes you along the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront and will feature live Thriller dancers and other spooky surprises. Celebrate your finish at a huge post-race party on the beach with plenty of blue moon beer, live music and post race food.
Event Treats include:
* Free Race Photos
* Live monster mash music
* Post Race Food from Baker’s Crust
* Blue Moon Beer
* Two separate haunted races with over 8,000 participants dressed in wacky costumes
* Spooktacular Sports & Fitness Expo featuring over 30 vendors and exhibitors
* Thrilling flat and fast course along the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront
* Huge Halloween costume contest on the beach with great prizes
* All finishers receive a mysterious and unique medal (10K medals will have a bottle opener)
* Spooky course surprises
* 10K participants receive a technical shirt (men’s and women’s sizes) and Mile participants receive a cotton shirt.  All 10K finishers receive a wicked awesome finisher’s item.  More Info at:

Schedule of Events:
Friday - Oct 30, 2015
Sports & Fitness Expo and Packet Pick-up at Virginia Beach Convention Center

Saturday - Oct 31, 2015
Packet Pick-up at Virginia Beach Convention Center
Costume Contest Judging at Virginia Beach Convention Center
Anthem Wicked 10k - Va Beach Convention Center
Costume Contest Judging - On the beach at post-race party near finish line
Old Point National Bank Monster Mile - 20th Street and Atlantic
Post Race Party & Costume Contest Awards - On the beach at post-race party near finish line.

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

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