Enjoy the Many Interesting Holiday Events in the Charlottesville Area
The following list of Charlottesville Area Holiday Events includes links and information about upcoming things to do and see.
Wow! As you will read below, there is a lot happening this year for the holidays in the Charlottesville area. Begin planning now to enjoy our wonderful community this season. Please visit the following websites for more information. Also included are seasonal events at churches, music venues, schools, many shops, markets and more.
Upcoming Events for November
15th – 17th:
26th Annual Martha’s Market – a Martha Jefferson Hospital weekend event with artisan vendors from all over the country. Find holiday gifts while supporting a worthy cause!
“Run These Streets Pt. 2” Turkey Trot – Vinegar Hill Race for the Community
5th Season Gardening Classes and Events – creating the Perfect Thanksgiving Centerpiece
2019 Winterfest at Belk – Children’s event with Santa and toy drive
21st and 24th:
The Paramount Presents: Holiday Candlelight Tour – decorative theater tour, family photos taken, and more. Also, on December 9, 11, and 20
Tree Lighting and Holiday Kick-0ff at The Shops at Stonefield – Santa, Cville Craft Market, Christmas trees and more
5th Season Gardening Classes and Events – Holiday Wreath Workshop
Lighting of the Lawn at UVA – live music and lighting of the rotunda and surrounding pavilions
ALSO: Please read our post about Where to Buy Live Christmas Trees
December 1 – 10 Events
Holiday Open House at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello – FREE tour of the house decorated for the season and more
1st – January 1st:
Highland for the Holidays – discover the magic at James Monroe’s property
Virginia Gingerbread Christmas – create an item and enter the Ronald McDonald House Charities contest, also on December 7th
Eltzroth and Thompson Greenhouses – 2 wreath making workshops
Free Union Artisans Open House – fine crafts and more at Free Union Country Day School, also on December 8th
Home for the Holidays Artisan Market – gifts and more at Park Street Christian Church
Monticello Holiday Classic 5K Race – includes Deck the Halls Kids Dash
The Rivanna Garden Club Christmas Market – wonderful greenery and more at St. Paul’s Church in Ivy, supporting non-profits in our area
The Barracks Road Annual Holiday Parade – featuring Santa Claus, marching bands, characters, and more
14th Annual Craftacular Handmade Holiday Showcase – at the Carver Recreation Center
The Paramount Presents: Christmas with Elvis – featuring Matt Lewis and Big Ray and the Kool Kats
Charlottesville Santa Fun Run – dress as Santa or an Elf and run for the Arc of the Piedmont
Paramount Presents: 3rd Annual Brew and Buddy Run and the ELF Movie – a 3 mile loop around the downtown area and more!
Charlottesville Opera Presents: A Three Phantoms at Christmas Concert – 3 Broadway Stars perform
DECEMBER 12 – 31 Events
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve and Other Stories – at the John Paul Jones Arena
5th Season Gardening Classes and Events – Creating the Perfect Holiday Centerpiece
Woodbrook Elementary Holiday Market – handmade gifts and food at Woodbrook Elementary School
Paramount Presents: The Vienna Boys Choir – Christmas in Vienna – a real musical treat!
The Moscow Ballet Presents: Great Russian Nutcracker – afternoon matinee and evening performances
A Christmas Celebration with Jim Brickman – a piano concert with Special Guests
Make Your Own Wrapping Paper – Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at UVA
The Oratorio Society Presents: Christmas at the Paramount – including orchestra, soloists, and Local Choirs
31st: New Year’s Eve:
First Night Virginia in Charlottesville – the 38th annual family fun event with music and magic with Festival of the Arts
It is important to note that there are many more events that take place in the Charlottesville Area. There is so much to do and take part in that we could not list them all! After visiting the above and below sites, you will see how great it is to have so many choices. Finally, are we not truly blessed?
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