Events & News


Ho Ho Ho at the Depot

  • Lee Hall Depot
  • December 3, 10, & 17,  10 AM – 4 PM

Enjoy festive railroad cheer for the young and young at heart! Model railroad displays from the Tidewater O Gauge Association and the Hampton Roads O Scale Club will provide interactive fun. Seasonal crafts, coloring pages, and other activites will be offered. On December 17th from 1 PM to 4 PM children can visit with Santa, light refreshments will be served. Included with regular admission. 

Making a Difference at Christmas: Toys for Tots 

  • Lee Hall Depot
  • December 4, 2:30 PM

The 2022 holiday season marks the 75th anniversary of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.  In recognition of this milestone, the Lee Hall Train Station Foundation and Newport News Historic Services will present a special rail heritage program with a lecture on the history of Toys for Tots and its Walt Disney designed train logo.  The event is free and open to the public. Guests are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy to the program to donate to Toys for Tots.

Light refreshments will be served.  As an added bonus, members of the Tidewater O Gauge Association will be operating a large interactive layout of model trains.  


Wreath Making Workshops

  • Historic Endview
  • December 3, 10 AM – 12 PM
  • December 3, 1 PM – 3 PM
  • December 6, 1 PM – 3 PM

Adorn a grapevine wreath with period embellishments at this popular workshop. The $15.00 fee includes the wreath and all materials plus a guided holiday-themed tour of Endview. The program is co-sponsored by the Peninsula Master Naturalists. Reservations required. Purchase tickets at

St. Nick at Endview

  • Historic Endview
  • December 8, 5 PM – 7 PM
  • December 9, 5 PM – 7 PM

Visit St. Nick in a private family setting! This annual event has been a holiday tradition for many. Admission is $5.00 per child and includes a pre-visit craft activity. Non-perishable food items are also requested for a local food bank. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 757-887-1862.