Suffolk, Virginia Activity Book: Holiday Edition

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Color the Christmas Tree at Market Park Trees can be big, and trees can be small... But Christmas trees are the best of them all!

Market Park Market Park sits just outside the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum and hosts many exciting events, including the annual Grand Illumination of the Suffolk Christmas Tree! 326 N. Main Street | | 757.514.7250

Word Search Find these Holiday Gift Market words!

Word List scarf pies hot chocolate music crafts bounce house wreath candle jam petting zoo cookies jewelry toys face painting

LOVE LOCAL, BUY SUFFOLK Solution at the end of the book!

Color the Wreath at The Phillips-Dawson House, Home to the Historical Society This historic house may be white but color it in for a holiday sight!

The Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society In operation since 1966, the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society has become an advocate for the community by bringing attention to people and places that are in danger of being forgotten or lost. The beautiful Phillips-Dawson house (c.1889) has been the headquarters of the SNHS for over 15 years. In the 1920s, the house’s Bank Street entrance, as illustrated above, was enlarged to be the primary entry way to the home. Today the SNHS has rotating exhibits and lectures, and facilitates local historical research. 137 Bank Street | | 757-539-2781

Color the Holiday Banner at the Visitor Center Check out this beautiful banner, all decked out in a holiday manner!

Suffolk Visitor Center (c. 1839) Overlooking the Nansemond River, the former historic Nansemond County Courthouse retains its commanding presence and historical significance as the Suffolk Visitor Center. The first floor provides an exhibit gallery highlighting the history of Suffolk and the Great Dismal Swamp, a greeting and information area, and a gift shop. The second floor houses the offices for the Division of Suffolk Tourism, and the outdoor area includes an open-air Pavilion, used for various family-friendly events. 524 N Main Street | | 757-514-4130

Color the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion Being outside is so much fun! Breathe the clean air and feel the winter sun!

Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion The Pavilion at the Suffolk Visitor Center was constructed in 2011. The outdoor structure is used primarily for the Suffolk Farmers’ Market, as well as other special outdoor events and movies. 524 N Main Street | | 757-514-4130

Connect the Dots! This gift is hiding under the Market Park tree! Connect the dots to make it appear!

Solution at the end of the book!

Color Top Hat Kevin and Mr. Peanut


These two are a partnership made in heaven: Suffolk’s favorite Mr. Peanut and our good friend Kevin!

Mr. Peanut® Statue at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion Through the decades, Mr. Peanut has evolved into a treasured American icon, garnering attention from memorabilia collectors, marketing companies and of course, consumers. Mr. Peanut will always be number one in Suffolk. Stop by and see him at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion or at Character Corner in downtown on the corner of Main and Washington Streets. Kevin Sary is the Visitor Center Supervisor with the City of Suffolk’s Division of Tourism. Mr. Kevin researched and wrote the very popular “Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk,” in which he guides participants along the storied streets of downtown Suffolk while in historic costume.

Find the Differences! There are TEN differences between these two pictures. Can you find them all?

Solution at the end of the book!

Reindeer In Hiding Use the number key to color in the missing reindeer!

1. blue 2. light blue 3. black

4. brown 5. red 6. pink

7. gray

Solution at the end of the book!

Complete the Maze Help the missing candle get back to the menorah!

Hannukah and the Menorah Hannukah is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. It is also known as the Festival of Lights. Hannukah is observed for eight nights and days by lighting candles of a candelabrum with nine branches, called a menorah. One branch is typically placed above or below the others and its candle is used to light the other eight candles. Each night, one additional candle is lit until all eight candles are lit together on the final night of the festival. Other Hannukah festivities include playing the game of dreidel and eating foods such as latkes and sufganiyot, and dairy foods. Hannukah has attained major cultural significance as a Jewish alternative to Christmas. Solution at the end of the book!

Color the Tea Party at Stillwater Tea House Tea and lots of other little treats... Join us in Suffolk for a bite to eat!

Stillwater Tea House Stillwater Tea House has been serving traditional afternoon tea in the historic Towns End House on Prentis Street in Suffolk since 2014. They serve ethically sourced teas from around the world, along with freshly made sandwiches and pastries from local ingredients. Stillwater offers a comfortable and cozy atmosphere, along with unique and flavorful light fare at a great price, prepared and served by people who care. They have a seating capacity of 30, with separate seating upstairs for private events. They are also available for special events and provide a lovely setting for small wedding parties or other special celebrations. 201 Prentis Street | | 757-353-5694

Happy Kwanzaa! Use the number key to color in this Kwanzaa greeting!

1. red 2. orange

3. yellow 4. brown

5. green 6. black

Kwanzaa Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture which is held from December 26th to January 1st, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith, called Karamu Ya Imani. It was created by Maulana Karenga and first celebrated in 1966. Solution at the end of the book!

All Scrambled Up! Unscramble the letters to reveal the word! 1.

dragn millauiniton___________________________________________


lhylo _____________________________________________________


hdrlpuo ___________________________________________________

(This annual tradition signals the start of the holidays in Suffolk)

(This plant is often used for decoration at the holidays)

(This animal on Santa’s team has a glowing red nose)

4. ndacy eacn ________________________________________________ (This traditional holiday candy has red and white stripes) 5.

hkahnuak __________________________________________________


ntasa luacs_________________________________________________


lsnite _____________________________________________________


fel _______________________________________________________


layidho eraapd______________________________________________

(This Jewish festival is observed for eight days and nights)

(This large gentleman traditionally listens to wishes and gives out gifts at Christmas)

(This is a type of decoration that consists of thin strips of sparkling material attached to a thread)

(This miniature person helps Santa at the North Pole)

(This annual event in Suffolk showcases marching bands, floats, decorations, and music)

10. ngegog ____________________________________________________

(This drink is a rich, chilled, dairy-based beverage, traditionally served at the holidays)

Solution at the end of the book!

Color the Holiday Shopping Bag! Buy local goodies for family and friends, spread good tidings and let the joy never end!

About “Love Local, Buy Suffolk� Love Local, Buy Suffolk is a program designed to promote local, independently-owned businesses. The Suffolk Economic Development Department has partnered with Independent We Stand for the initiative. More than 100 small businesses in Suffolk have signed up and promoted themselves by using window decals, brochures, billboards, newspaper, website, and television advertising.

Color the Holiday Cake At the holidays we love to bake so have a bite of this delicious cake!

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshoppe, LLC Sugar Mama’s Bakeshoppe serves up some sweet confections and special occasion treats! If you’re looking for a magnificent custom cake for your special occasion or want to spoil your guests with delectable desserts, you’ve come to the right place! 908 N. Main Street | | 757-935-5042

Word Search Find these holiday words!

Christmas Kwanzaa Hanukkah Shopping Cheer

Gift Bells Candy Cane Mistletoe Noel

Carol Eggnog Menorah Rudolph Santa

New Year’s Day Snow Gingerbread

Solution at the end of the book!

How Many? Count the ornaments, presents, trees, and stockings!

Solution at the end of the book!

I Spy: The Holidays in Suffolk Use your eyes ... look around... circle all the things that can be found!

WREATH WITH A RED BOW Toys Gingerbread House Holly

Reindeer brightly-colored scarf Snowflake Menorah stocking Ornament

Christmas Tree Candle

Wrapped Present Candy Cane Christmas Cookies

Complete the Maze Mr. Peanut went on a walk and needs to get back to his spot at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion! Can you help him?

Solution at the end of the book!

Color the Bear Statue at the Suffolk Visitor Center! This black bear is waiting for you to pose, so he put on a scarf to match your holiday clothes!

Bears at the Great Dismal Swamp Black bears are North America’s most familiar and common bears. They typically live in forests and are excellent tree climbers, but are also found in mountains and swamps. Despite their name, black bears can be blue-gray or blue-black, brown, cinnamon, or even (very rarely) white. COMMON NAME: American Black Bear | SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ursus Americanus | TYPE: Mammal DIET: Omnivore | GROUP NAME: Sleuth, sloth | SIZE: 5 to 6 feet | WEIGHT: 200 to 600 pounds AVERAGE LIFE SPAN in the wild: 20 years (Information provided by

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524 N. Main Street Suffolk, VA 23434 757-514-4130