Holiday Happenings in the Valley

December 1, 2017

Revel in the magic of the holiday season in the valley! This is a calendar of holiday happenings throughout the Shenandoah this December, which will be updated as events are added. Celebrate the beauty of the valley as the holiday season transforms it into a winter wonderland!

 

December 1

Chamber Holiday Open House- 18 Campbell St., Luray, VA 22835

Join Santa for Christmas cookies, s’mores, carolers, holiday punch, barrel train rides, portraits, and more!

 

Christkindlmarkt- 414 E. Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630 (Dec. 1-2)

Downtown Front Royal’s family-friendly, alcohol-free winter festival at the village commons! Gifts, crafts, food and fun! Admission is free!

 

Holiday Tours at Belle Grove Plantation (through December 30) 

Tours at historic Belle Grove Plantation are magical during the holiday season, and this year’s theme is “Holiday Memories: a Celebration of Antique Toys.”

 

Holiday Parade Downtown Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg VA, 22801

Parade, tree lighting, and holiday cheer! The theme of the parade is “Ringing in the Holidays”  

 

December 2

Christkindlmarkt- 414 E. Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630 (Dec. 1-2)

Downtown Front Royal’s family-friendly, alcohol-free winter festival at the village commons! Gifts, crafts, food and fun! Admission is free!

 

Tis the Season Holiday Celebration- New Market, VA

Join the town of New Market for an all day Holiday celebration, complete with Christmas at the Farm, an Open Market, Parade on Congress, Visit with Santa, and a tree lighting ceremony!

 

Annual Christmas in Stanley- Ed Good Memorial Park, Stanley, Virginia 22851

Christmas parade with Santa! After the parade join the town at the Ed Good Memorial Park where friends and families can sit around a warm fire and listen to Christmas Carolers! Santa and his elves will be available for a photo opportunity!

 

Handmade Harrisonburg- Pale Fire Brewing Company, 217 S Liberty St #105, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA 

Join the town of Harrisonburg for the first Handmade Harrisonburg Holiday arts and craft market at Pale Fire! Sip on a beer while you shop local handmade goods from local creators in our brewery!

 

Following the Star Living Nativity Kernstown Battlefield, Winchester, VA

 Follow the Star like the Wise Men did in this live nativity outdoor walking tour! This guided tour is led by Fellowship Bible Church from 6-9, and is a dramatic tour bringing to life the night Jesus was born.

 

December 7

A Christmas Carol Dinner Theater 1160 Jordan Springs Rd, Stephenson, VA 22656

The beloved holiday classic comes to life as we watch a handful of actors portray scores of characters in a vintage style radio broadcast. Scrooge, Tiny Tim, the Ghosts of Christmas are just a few of the familiar characters you’ll enjoy. The show features a 3 course plated meal and a cash bar.  

 

December 9

 Annual Holiday House Tour 20 South New St., Staunton, VA 24401

Historic Staunton Foundation’s 45th annual Holiday House Tour. This year’s tour highlights five beautifully restored homes nestled along the streets of the historic Oakenwold neighborhood. Walk this wonderful neighborhood and visit houses decorated to convey the spirit of the season. Saturday December 9, 5-8 p.m.; Sunday, December 10, 1-5 p.m.

 

Holiday Art Market- Larkin Arts, 61 Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA

6th annual MACROCK art market inside Larkin arts, where you can buy locally made arts and crafts directly from the artists and vendors. Shop anything from handmade baby clothes to pottery.

 

Holly Jolly Celebration Old Town Winchester, Winchester VA

Enjoy caroling and holiday activities including free horse-drawn wagon rides from 1-3 p.m. Specials at shops and restaurants all day.      

 

Winter Wonderfest- On the corner of S. Main St. and Bruce St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA

Pictures with Santa, showing of elf in the Court Square Theater, and a free ticket for the showing if you show your receipt from a downtown store! Caroling through downtown will follow the movie at 5PM.

 

December 10

Cocktails at Christmas Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, VA

This festive cocktail party has become an annual tradition. Each year there is a new special cocktail created using Copper Fox Distillery’s Belle Grove 1797 whiskey. There will be holiday music and a chance to tour the beautifully decorated Manor House. This will take place at 5 p.m.

 

 

 

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