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In Lynchburg, events are synonymous with community. Spend a warm Friday evening with us outdoors to the tune of live music, get immersed in Central Virginia’s culture with Kaleidoscope or take to the waters with our well-known Bateau Festival. We guarantee you will walk away feeling both welcomed and entertained.

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Thu

Nov

27

Location:
Lake View Restaurant
Peaks of Otter Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Contact:
540-586-1081
Website:
The popular Thanksgiving Day Buffet returns to Peak\'s Lake View Restaurant with Oven Roasted Turkey, Honey Glazed Ham, and Top Round Beef plus the traditional sides and desserts from 11:30am to 7:30pm!
Reservations are suggested with only a limited dinner settings remaining, so be sure to call 866-387-9905
A light dinner menu will be offered from7:00 to 9:00pm.
Thu

Nov

27

Location:
Kirkley Hotel and Conference Center
2900 Candler's Mountain Rd
Lynchburg VA 24502
Contact:
434-237-6333
Website:
With carved turkey, several entrees, soups, salads, sides and desserts as well as kids favorites and more in the new restaurant at the Kirkley.
Serving 11am –2:30pm
Adults $23.95 Children 4-12 $9.95 Children under 3 are free
Reservations can be made at the front desk or by calling 434-237-6333
Thu

Nov

27

Location:
Spring House Dining and Reception Hall
9789 Richmond Hwy
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-993-2475
This Thanksgiving, let us do the cooking! Call now to reserve your seating for 12pm, 2:30pm, or 5pm at Spring House Dining and Reception Hall. Our Thanksgiving menu includes Roast Turkey with Dressing and Giblet Gravy, Honey Baked Ham, Roast Prime Rib, Flounder Stuffed with Crab, Whipped Potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese, Sweet Potato Casserole, Corn Pudding, Creamed Onions, Green Beans Almondine, Spinach Casserole, Large Salad Bar, and Dessert Table. Adults $19.95 and Children (3-11) $9.95.
Fri

Nov

28

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Sat

Nov

29

Location:


Contact:
Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the day has given small businesses across the country a huge boost. The movement inspires people to shop for clothes, gifts, and stock up on home and personal supplies, as well as enjoying dining at our local restaurants.
Sat

Nov

29

Location:
Lynchburg Community Market

Contact:
Website:
Be sure to visit the Market for our annual holiday celebration, Mistletoe Market. Every Saturday the Market will be open an hour later, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, beginning on November 29, and continuing on December 6, 13, and 20. Vendors will offer the best of fresh, local food, hand-crafted gifts, and one-of-a-kind items that are sure to please your loved ones. Look for these special happenings at the Market:

The Friends of the Market will have a tasting table each Saturday from 10 am - 2pm.
On Saturday December 6 and December 12, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Market for kids of all ages,
On Saturday December 6 & December 12, old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage rides will be available,
Specialty vendors will be on hand every Saturday with fresh greenery, wreaths, and other seasonal items.

Celebrate the holiday season downtown, and make it a truly local experience this year! 7am-3pm
Sat

Nov

29

Location:
Old City Cemetery Station House Museum
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg VA 24501
Contact:
434-847-1465
Website:
Join Kaye Moomaw, November 29 at 9:30 a.m., for our Christmas Wreath Making Workshop.  For the first time in a long time, it\'s BACK on the grounds of Old City Cemetery!
 
The Stapleton Train Station will be filled with the scent of old wood, hot cider, and Christmas greens as we work to create a traditional wreath plus a lighter crescent wreath perfect for adorning all kinds of places around your home.
 
Bring clippers and gloves (if you don\'t like prickly or sappy pine cones and greens.)   We\'ll provide all the other tools necessary plus greenery and adornments from the historic grounds.   If you have your own "treasures" you want to use on your wreath feel free to bring those as well.
 
Additional greens and wreath forms will be available to purchase if you just can\'t stop at one. Or, if you can\'t make it on Saturday but don\'t have time to gather greens, you can purchase the wreath supplies at the office for $35.
 
The cost to attend the workshop is $50 and reservations are required.  Please call the office for more information or to make a reservation, 434-847-1465.
 
Sat

Nov

29

Location:
Amazement Square
27 Ninth Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-1888
Website:
Join us for this delicious Saturday program! We will be mad food scientists transforming common lab materials into delectable treats. You will be amazed at how good science can taste! Saturdays at the Square programs are $3 each or you can SAVE with a punch card. 11am-noon
Sat

Nov

29

Location:
Johnson’s Orchards and Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Website:
Christmas Celebration at Peaks of Otter Winery

On Saturday November the 29th from 11am to 5pm we invite you to come on by!

Children and Pets will have a chance to interact with Santa and Mrs. Santa. There will be cookies and punch for the children and pets.
Robinson Photography will be onsite taking and printing photos until 4:30pm.

There will be a $5 charge for a 4X6 photo printed onsite; packages starting at $12 will be available for order and delivery by Christmas.

For the adults wine tasting as usual, the treat will be a 10% discount on all purchases of Johnson’s Orchards and Peaks of Otter Winery products!
Sat

Nov

29

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Sat

Nov

29

Location:
Cao Artisan Chocolates
908 Main St.
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-847-2970
Website:
A one hour exploration into the world of cacao and fine chocolates! We will discuss cocoa origins, history, harvest, process, and ingredients of fine chocolates. Learn how we make our chocolate here at Cao and experience the distinctive flavor profiles of single origin chocolate through our exclusive 12 variety tasting.

$7 Per person 3-4pm
Reservations required. Contact (434) 847-2970.
Sun

Nov

30

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Mon

Dec

01

Location:
Snidow Chapel
Lynchburg College
Contact:
Website:
Carols by Candlelight Christmas Concert includes lessons and carols, 8 p.m., Snidow Chapel.
Wed

Dec

03

Location:
Cao Artisan Chocolates
908 Main St.
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-847-2970
Website:
Truffle Making Class!

November 9th, 4-6PM
December 3RD, 7-9PM **HOLIDAY EDITION**

Location: Cao Artisan Chocolates, 908 Main St., Lynchburg, VA 24504

Immerse yourself in chocolate truffle making through this unique class! Experience a chocolate tasting, making ganaches (the center of the truffle), and handcrafting truffles. You’ll take home ganache you’ve made and at least 20 truffles. Feel free to bring a glass of wine to pair with your truffles as we learn and laugh. Space is limited and reservations are required. Private truffle making classes are available upon request.

Special Holiday Edition includes complimentary eggnog or hot chocolate to sip! You will also create special truffles for the season – to savor or to share!

Cost: $55
Reservations required. Contact (434) 847-2970.
www.CaoArtisanChocolates.com
Thu

Dec

04

Location:
Rebec Vineyards Tasting Room
2229 North Amherst Highway
Amherst VA 24521
Contact:
434-946-5168
Rebec Vineyards Holiday Event

On Thursday, December 4th, we will stay open from 5pm to 8:30pm for you to complete your holiday shopping! Purchase your wine for Christmas Dinner and New Year\'s, plus to give as gifts! And, as our gift to you, we will offer FREE WINE TASTINGS during this event!

This is an event to enjoy with friends, with hors d\'oeuvres, Christmas music and 16 wines to taste!
Thu

Dec

04

Location:
Altavista High School to Wells Fargo

Contact:
434-369-6665
Website:
The annual community Christmas Parade will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014, in downtown Altavista. This evening, lighted parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. The theme this year is “Carols of Christmas.” Dignitaries, floats, marching bands, businesses, community organizations, and Santa Claus, will fill the parade route from Altavista High School to Wells Fargo. The parade organizers invite everybody to join us in celebrating the holiday season.
The Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for parade participants now, deadline is 11/14. Contact the Chamber office for an application or if you have questions regarding the parade. Entry forms can be printed from our website.
Thu

Dec

04

Location:
Tower Theater Rehearsal Rm 1258A
1971 University Blvd. Green Hall
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7328
Workshop Performance
When the quirky, free-spirited Sycamore family unexpectedly receives a visit from the straight-laced Kirby family, sparks literally fly! From homemade fireworks to communist candy, everything that can go wrong does. In this Pulitzer Prize winner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, an impromptu dinner between the soon-to-be-in-laws becomes a funny, touching lesson on the power of love and laughter.
• The Workshop will be performed in Rehearsal Room 1258 A.
• December 4, 5, 6, 7 - 7:30 p.m.
• December 5 - 10:00 a.m.
• December 6, 7 - 3:00 p.m.
• General Admission: $3
• Tickets go on sale Monday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 8 years of age or older.
Thu

Dec

04

Location:
Opera on the James, t, Lynchburg, VA 24504 7:30pm
701 Main Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-528-3397
Website:
Schubert\'s song cycle, WINTERS JOURNEY, with projections
Fri

Dec

05

Location:
Tower Theater Rehearsal Rm 1258A
1971 University Blvd. Green Hall
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7328
Workshop Performance
When the quirky, free-spirited Sycamore family unexpectedly receives a visit from the straight-laced Kirby family, sparks literally fly! From homemade fireworks to communist candy, everything that can go wrong does. In this Pulitzer Prize winner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, an impromptu dinner between the soon-to-be-in-laws becomes a funny, touching lesson on the power of love and laughter.
• The Workshop will be performed in Rehearsal Room 1258 A.
• December 4, 5, 6, 7 - 7:30 p.m.
• December 5 - 10:00 a.m.
• December 6, 7 - 3:00 p.m.
• General Admission: $3
• Tickets go on sale Monday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 8 years of age or older.
Fri

Dec

05

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Fri

Dec

05

Location:
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest VA 24551
Contact:
434-525-1806
Thomas Jefferson\'s Poplar Forest\'s candlelight tours offer a rare glimpse inside the octagonal walls of the plantation house after dark, and into the ways in which Mr. Jefferson and his family passed the time after the sun set. Tour begins at 5:30pm.
Fri

Dec

05

Location:
Downtown and Rivermont

Contact:
Website:
Local arts organizations and galleries stay open late to debut performances, hold openings and exhibit new works. The trolley runs from Downtown to Rivermont Ave.

921 Main Street Fine Arts, 921 Main St.
Academy of Fine Arts, 600 Main St.
The Art Box, 422 12th St.
Beeswax Candle Company 109 13th St.
Dance Theatre of Lynchburg, 722 Commerce St.
The Lynchburg Museum, 901 Court St.
Michael Twery Artist Studio, 13th & Court Streets
Oxide Pottery, 1337 Main St.
Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson St.

Rivermont:
Light Wings, 849 Belmont St.
Blackwater Creek Gallery, 845 Belmont St.
The Lynchburg Art Club, 1011 Rivermont Ave.
Rivermont Studio, 1204 Rivermont Ave.
5-8pm
Fri

Dec

05

Location:
Tower Theater Rehearsal Rm 1258A
1971 University Blvd. Green Hall
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7328
Workshop Performance
When the quirky, free-spirited Sycamore family unexpectedly receives a visit from the straight-laced Kirby family, sparks literally fly! From homemade fireworks to communist candy, everything that can go wrong does. In this Pulitzer Prize winner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, an impromptu dinner between the soon-to-be-in-laws becomes a funny, touching lesson on the power of love and laughter.
• The Workshop will be performed in Rehearsal Room 1258 A.
• December 4, 5, 6, 7 - 7:30 p.m.
• December 5 - 10:00 a.m.
• December 6, 7 - 3:00 p.m.
• General Admission: $3
• Tickets go on sale Monday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 8 years of age or older.
Fri

Dec

05

More Info

Tuna Christmas

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location:
Thorenson Theatre
2500 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg VA 24503
Contact:
434-845-4071
Website:
A benefit Production supporting The Arc of Central Virginia
Sat

Dec

06

Location:
Downtown Lynchburg

Contact:
Holiday Traditions is December 6, 13 & 20 with Carriage Rides through downtown and a special guest, The Grinch on the 6 & 13.  Holiday Traditions will continue on the 20th with Christmas shopping, and the market will be open.
Sat

Dec

06

Location:
Lynchburg Community Market

Contact:
Website:
Be sure to visit the Market for our annual holiday celebration, Mistletoe Market. Every Saturday the Market will be open an hour later, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, beginning on November 29, and continuing on December 6, 13, and 20. Vendors will offer the best of fresh, local food, hand-crafted gifts, and one-of-a-kind items that are sure to please your loved ones. Look for these special happenings at the Market:

The Friends of the Market will have a tasting table each Saturday from 10 am - 2pm.
On Saturday December 6 and December 12, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Market for kids of all ages,
On Saturday December 6 & December 12, old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage rides will be available,
Specialty vendors will be on hand every Saturday with fresh greenery, wreaths, and other seasonal items.

Celebrate the holiday season downtown, and make it a truly local experience this year! 7am-3pm
Sat

Dec

06

Location:
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg VA 24501
Contact:
434-847-1465
Website:
Wreath Making Workshop

Join our Horticulture Coordinator Kaye Moomaw on November 29 at 9:30 a.m. for a special holiday wreath making workshop. For the first time in a long time, this workshop is BACK on the grounds of Old City Cemetery!

The Station House Museum will be filled with the scent of old wood, hot cider and Christmas greens as we work to create a traditional wreath, plus a lighter crescent wreath perfect for adorning all kinds of places around your home.

Bring clippers and gloves (if you don\'t like prickly or sappy pine cones and greens). We\'ll provide all the other tools necessary, plus greenery and adornments from the historic grounds. If you have your own "treasures" you want to use on your wreath, feel free to bring those as well.

Boxes of additional greens and wreath forms will be available to purchase if you just can\'t stop at one. Or, if you can\'t make it on the 29th and don\'t have time to gather greens, you can purchase your very own "wreath making kit" from the Cemetery.

The cost is $50 per person, and reservations are required. Wreath making kits are $35 each. Please contact the Cemetery Center for more information or to make a reservation: (434) 847-1465 or occ@gravegarden.org.
Sat

Dec

06

Location:
Amazement Square Warehouse
27 9th Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
Website:
Gifted, A Holiday Market is your complete holiday experience! Local and regional artisans and crafters will offer foods and fashions, gifts and glitter, music and magic – everything to make the holidays bright. This exciting Christmas extravaganza kicks off the season with specialty gift stores, fashion jewelry, clothing, gourmet foods, decorations and ideas, home accessories and décor, arts and crafts, and of course, Santa!

Holiday Market offers participating vendors the opportunity to sell to holiday customers – all eager to shop! The customers come early and will leave with bags and bags of goodies.
Admission $3 10am-4pm
Sat

Dec

06

Location:
Avoca Museum
1514 Main Street
Altavista VA 24517
Contact:
434-369-1076
Celebrate the Season at Avoca

Decorated lavishly for the annual “Christmas Open House”, Christmas is a great time to see all that Avoca has to offer! Light refreshments will be served in the dining room for you to enjoy as you explore the historic house and feast your eyes on the decorations from many wonderful local talents. A silent auction will feature gift baskets from local individuals, businesses and civic organizations to support Avoca’s educational programs. 11am-5pm
Sat

Dec

06

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Sat

Dec

06

Location:
Historic Miller-Claytor House
2200 Miller Claytor Lane
Lynchburg VA 24503
Contact:
434-528-5353
Santa will arrive at the Historic Miller-Claytor House at Riverside Park to read a story to good little boys and girls. The house will be decorated for the holidays and will be filled with the aromas of evergreens and Christmas goodies.
Santa will arrive for the first reading at 1:00 p.m.
Limited seating – please RSVP by November 21st.
Reservations are a must. We can not accommodate walk ins.
$5.00 per child
Refreshments will be served
To make your reservations - call the Foundation Office at
434-528-5353Story Time with Santa. 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 PM
Sat

Dec

06

Location:
Tower Theater Rehearsal Rm 1258A
1971 University Blvd. Green Hall
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7328
Workshop Performance
When the quirky, free-spirited Sycamore family unexpectedly receives a visit from the straight-laced Kirby family, sparks literally fly! From homemade fireworks to communist candy, everything that can go wrong does. In this Pulitzer Prize winner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, an impromptu dinner between the soon-to-be-in-laws becomes a funny, touching lesson on the power of love and laughter.
• The Workshop will be performed in Rehearsal Room 1258 A.
• December 4, 5, 6, 7 - 7:30 p.m.
• December 5 - 10:00 a.m.
• December 6, 7 - 3:00 p.m.
• General Admission: $3
• Tickets go on sale Monday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 8 years of age or older.
Sat

Dec

06

Location:
Academy of Fine Arts Warehouse Theatre
6th and Commerce Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-845-6604
Website:
This time of year has a way of evoking warm nostalgia in our hearts, and this concert of timeless holiday music is sure to send you down memory lane. The concert program will include performances by musicians of the LSO, Cantate: Children’s and Youth Choir of Central Virginia, and other guests! During intermission, join us for complimentary refreshments and a silent auction of decorated table-top trees. 7-9pm
Sat

Dec

06

Location:
Heritage United Methodist Church
582 Leesville Rd
Lynchburg VA 24502
Contact:
Website:
Begin your holiday season with beautiful Christmas Music featuring Frozen Choral Highlights and Christmas Cantata by Corelli, plus other favorite carols.
Sat

Dec

06

More Info

Tuna Christmas

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location:
Thorenson Theatre
2500 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg VA 24503
Contact:
434-845-4071
Website:
A benefit Production supporting The Arc of Central Virginia
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
The Armory
1200 Church Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
Website:
The Holiday Arts Bazaar is a parade day event, hosted pre Christmas parade, showcasing locally made arts, fine crafts, jewelry, ceramics, and much more for an inspiring local art holiday shopping experience.
James River Council for the Arts and Humanities 9am-3pm
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Bend
Appomattox VA 24522
Contact:
804-649-1861
Website:
A Victorian Christmas Open House
will be from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with Special Activities from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox

Adults and children will be taught how to make simple Victorian style decorations for their Christmas Tree. One ornament of special interest will be a butterfly patterned after one made by Mrs. Jefferson (Varina) Davis and hung on the White House of the Confederacy’s Christmas Tree. Santa will be here to hear the special wishes of the children and to have his picture taken with them. All activities will be in or near the Robertson Family Education Center at the Museum of the Confederacy – Appomattox.
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
Point of Honor
112 Cabell Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
(434) 847-1867
Website:
Christmas Open House at Point of Honor
Visit Point of Honor in all her Christmas splendor!
Free Noon-4pm
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
Avoca Museum
1514 Main Street
Altavista VA 24517
Contact:
434-369-1076
Celebrate the Season at Avoca

Decorated lavishly for the annual “Christmas Open House”, Christmas is a great time to see all that Avoca has to offer! Light refreshments will be served in the dining room for you to enjoy as you explore the historic house and feast your eyes on the decorations from many wonderful local talents. A silent auction will feature gift baskets from local individuals, businesses and civic organizations to support Avoca’s educational programs. 1-5pm
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Rd.
Appomattox VA
Contact:
Website:
Adults and children will be taught how to make simple Victorian style decorations for their Christmas Tree. One ornament of special interest will be a butterfly patterned after one made by Mrs. Jefferson (Varina) Davis and hung on the White House of the Confederacy’s Christmas Tree. Santa will be here to hear the special wishes of the children and to have his picture taken with them. All activities will be in or near the Robertson Family Education Center at the Museum of the Confederacy – Appomattox. 1-4pm
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial
1250 Red Hill Road
Lynchburg VA 24528
Contact:
434-376-2044
You are cordially invited to attend the annual Christmas Open House at Red Hill. Admission is complimentary. Enjoy docent-guided tours of the historic buildings at Red Hill, including Patrick Henry\\'s house, Law Office, and other buildings, all decorated for the holiday. Complimentary hot mulled cider, Brunswick stew and cookies will be available throughout the afternoon. Pick up a last minute gift in the Museum Shop with a 10% discount on regular shop merchandise. After touring the museum, pick out a boxwood wreath or boxwood kissing ball to take home. There is a charge for the wreaths and kissing balls which are handmade from locally grown boxwood. You may call 434-376-2044 to reserve one starting in mid-November. 2-4pm
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
Academy of Fine Arts
600 Main St.
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434.528.3256
Website:
Theatre IV performs Charles Dickens\' Cricket on the Hearth. Enjoy a fanciful musical based on Dickens\' classic characters: a kindly toy maker, his blind daughter, their curmudgeonly employer, a mysterious stranger and the friendliest cricket this side of London. Experience a holiday miracle that will lighten your heart!

Funded in part by Greater Lynchburg Community Trust.
2-3:30pm
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
Tower Theater Rehearsal Rm 1258A
1971 University Blvd. Green Hall
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7328
Workshop Performance
When the quirky, free-spirited Sycamore family unexpectedly receives a visit from the straight-laced Kirby family, sparks literally fly! From homemade fireworks to communist candy, everything that can go wrong does. In this Pulitzer Prize winner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, an impromptu dinner between the soon-to-be-in-laws becomes a funny, touching lesson on the power of love and laughter.
• The Workshop will be performed in Rehearsal Room 1258 A.
• December 4, 5, 6, 7 - 7:30 p.m.
• December 5 - 10:00 a.m.
• December 6, 7 - 3:00 p.m.
• General Admission: $3
• Tickets go on sale Monday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 8 years of age or older.
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
Thorenson Theatre
2500 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg VA 24503
Contact:
434-845-4071
Website:
A benefit Production supporting The Arc of Central Virginia
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
Heritage United Methodist Church
582 Leesville Rd
Lynchburg VA 24502
Contact:
Website:
Begin your holiday season with beautiful Christmas Music featuring Frozen Choral Highlights and Christmas Cantata by Corelli, plus other favorite carols.
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
Downtoan Lynchburg
Main and Church Streets
Lynchburg VA
Contact:
Website:
The 53rd annual Christmas Parade will highlight marching bands, beauty queens, floats and other entries by area schools, businesses, churches, and civic organizations.
5-7pm
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
E.C. Glass High School

Contact:
434-258-5828
Website:
The Lynchburg Symphony Youth Orchestra will be presenting their annual Sounds of the Season Concert at ECGlass High School on Friday, Dec. 7th at 7pm. Tickets will be available in advance at a discounted price from members through Nov. 18th ($10 adult/$5 child) or at full price ($12/$6) at Lynchburgtickets.com and also at the door the evening of the concert.

The Lynchburg Symphony Youth Orchestra is extra special in that it promotes excellence in music within our community while combining students from Public, Private and Home Schools at High School, Middle School and elementary levels. These students come together from local city school programs, as well as from several surrounding counties.
Sun

Dec

07

Location:
Tower Theater Rehearsal Rm 1258A
1971 University Blvd. Green Hall
Lynchburg VA 24515
Contact:
434-582-7328
Workshop Performance
When the quirky, free-spirited Sycamore family unexpectedly receives a visit from the straight-laced Kirby family, sparks literally fly! From homemade fireworks to communist candy, everything that can go wrong does. In this Pulitzer Prize winner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, an impromptu dinner between the soon-to-be-in-laws becomes a funny, touching lesson on the power of love and laughter.
• The Workshop will be performed in Rehearsal Room 1258 A.
• December 4, 5, 6, 7 - 7:30 p.m.
• December 5 - 10:00 a.m.
• December 6, 7 - 3:00 p.m.
• General Admission: $3
• Tickets go on sale Monday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m.
• Recommended for children 8 years of age or older.
Tue

Dec

09

Location:
Academy of Fine Arts Warehouse Theatre
600 Main Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-528-3256 x133
On the screen - the acclaimed documentary
Tim\'s Vermeer: A Penn & Teller Film
In person we welcome the man who just may have solved one of the art world\'s greatest mysteries, Tim Jenison.
Tuesday December 9th 7:30pm
Tickets: Adults $12, Students $9
Wed

Dec

10

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Rd.
Appomattox VA
Contact:
(855) 649-1861 x203
Website:
Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event\'s 150th anniversary. The talks take place at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox.

In June of 1864, General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia began a desperate defense of Petersburg, VA against General Ulysses S. Grant’s Federal troops. To supply his Army, Lee depended upon the South Side and Richmond & Danville Railroads. Realizing this, Grant dispatched Brigadier Generals James H. Wilson and August V. Kautz with 5500 cavalry troopers and 16 pieces of artillery to destroy those railroad tracks as much as possible, including the Richmond & Danville RR bridge over the Staunton River at Clover near Roanoke Station (present day Randolph). There on June 25, 1864, the Wilson-Kautz raiders were met and defeated by 296 Confederates supported by 492 “old men and young boys,” thus enabling the Confederacy to endure for over nine more months.

Join us for this lunchtime discussion as Howard Gregory, local author, historian and MOC volunteer, discusses the lesser known, but vitally important Wilson-Kautz Raid and the Battle of Staunton River Bridge. Admission is free, but does not include entrance to the Museum\'s exhibits.
12:15
Thu

Dec

11

Location:
Thomas Jeffersons Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest VA 24551
Contact:
434-534-8120
Experience the ways in which Mr. Jefferson and his grandchildren, who often accompanied him on his visits to Poplar Forest, may have spent their evenings by participating in a rare candlelit tour of the plantation house. As you walk through the house, you’ll be entertained by anecdotes gathered from Jefferson\\\'s letters and diaries. Highlights of the rooms include the East Bedchamber—where his grandchildren slept and from which they walked out onto the terrace for evening strolls with the owls and bats—and the Parlor, with period furnishings, where Jefferson would have kept his library. Visit his kitchen to see an interpretive, period-style cooking demonstration, or do some early holiday shopping in the Museum Shop, which will be open until 7:00 p.m. for your convenience.

Tour beings at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $20 per person. Reservations are required. Please call the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120 to reserve a place.
Thu

Dec

11

Location:
Museum of the Confederacy
159 Horseshoe Rd
Appomattox VA
Contact:
(434) 352-5791 x203
Website:
The July 30 Battle of the Crater was the most famous and controversial action during the 10-month Petersburg Campaign. Confederates who fought in the battle later formed a “Crater Legion” and recorded reminiscences about what they did and saw. These recollections are now part of the Museum’s library collections. Join Historian John Coski for a presentation about the battle and how Confederates remembered it. Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members 6:30-8pm
Fri

Dec

12

Location:
National D-Day Memorial
3 Overlord Circle
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3329
Website:
As twilight deepens and obscures the Blue Ridge, the Memorial will honor the 4,400 men killed on D-Day. Arranged throughout Elmon T. Gray Plaza, thousands of luminarias will shine in recognition of Overlord’s fallen and in tribute to the ultimate sacrifice each made to relight the lamp of freedom. Luminaries are sold throughout the year and will be displayed on December 12-14.
Fri

Dec

12

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Fri

Dec

12

Location:
Academy of Fine Arts Warehouse Theatre

Contact:
Website:
Dance Theatre of Lynchburg Presents Keith Lee Dances
Holiday Show with Keith Lee, Artistic Director

Performing in the Academy of Fine Arts
Warehouse Theatre

Friday & Saturday, December 12 & 13 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m.

Tickets: $15.00 Adults and $12.00 for Students and Seniors 60+
Sat

Dec

13

Location:
National D-Day Memorial
3 Overlord Circle
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3329
Website:
As twilight deepens and obscures the Blue Ridge, the Memorial will honor the 4,400 men killed on D-Day. Arranged throughout Elmon T. Gray Plaza, thousands of luminarias will shine in recognition of Overlord’s fallen and in tribute to the ultimate sacrifice each made to relight the lamp of freedom. Luminaries are sold throughout the year and will be displayed on December 12-14.
Sat

Dec

13

Location:
Downtown Lynchburg

Contact:
Holiday Traditions is December 6, 13 & 20 with Carriage Rides through downtown and a special guest, The Grinch on the 6 & 13. Holiday Traditions will continue on the 20th with Christmas shopping, and the market will be open.
Sat

Dec

13

Location:
Lynchburg Community Market

Contact:
Website:
Be sure to visit the Market for our annual holiday celebration, Mistletoe Market. Every Saturday the Market will be open an hour later, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, beginning on November 29, and continuing on December 6, 13, and 20. Vendors will offer the best of fresh, local food, hand-crafted gifts, and one-of-a-kind items that are sure to please your loved ones. Look for these special happenings at the Market:

The Friends of the Market will have a tasting table each Saturday from 10 am - 2pm.
On Saturday December 6 and December 12, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Market for kids of all ages,
On Saturday December 6 & December 12, old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage rides will be available,
Specialty vendors will be on hand every Saturday with fresh greenery, wreaths, and other seasonal items.

Celebrate the holiday season downtown, and make it a truly local experience this year! 7am-3pm
Sat

Dec

13

Location:
Avoca Museum
1514 Main Street
Altavista VA 24517
Contact:
434-369-1076
Celebrate the Season at Avoca

Decorated lavishly for the annual “Christmas Open House”, Christmas is a great time to see all that Avoca has to offer! Light refreshments will be served in the dining room for you to enjoy as you explore the historic house and feast your eyes on the decorations from many wonderful local talents. A silent auction will feature gift baskets from local individuals, businesses and civic organizations to support Avoca’s educational programs. 11am-5pm
Sat

Dec

13

Location:
Old City Cemetery Chapel
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg VA 24501
Contact:
434-847-1465
After a brief ceremony, attendees lay evergreen wreaths on hundreds of veterans’ graves in the Cemetery.
Noon-1pm
Sat

Dec

13

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Sat

Dec

13

Location:
Sans Soucy Vineyards
1571 Mt. Calvary Rd.
Brookneal VA 24528
Contact:
434-376-9463
Join us for Love Music, Seasonal Goodies, Wine paring with Tapas $10/pp
1-5pm
Sat

Dec

13

Location:
Cao Artisan Chocolates
908 Main St.
Lynchburg VA 24504
Contact:
434-847-2970
Website:
A one hour exploration into the world of cacao and fine chocolates! We will discuss cocoa origins, history, harvest, process, and ingredients of fine chocolates. Learn how we make our chocolate here at Cao and experience the distinctive flavor profiles of single origin chocolate through our exclusive 12 variety tasting.

$7 Per person
Reservations required. Contact (434) 847-2970.
3-4pm
Sat

Dec

13

Location:
Winfree Observatory, Randoplh College
2500 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg VA 24503
Contact:
Website:
View the stars through RC\'s telescope. In the event of inclement weather, confirm the event at www.randolphscience.org.
Sat

Dec

13

Location:
Academy of Fine Arts Warehouse Theatre

Contact:
Website:
Dance Theatre of Lynchburg Presents Keith Lee Dances
Holiday Show with Keith Lee, Artistic Director

Performing in the Academy of Fine Arts
Warehouse Theatre

Friday & Saturday, December 12 & 13 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m.

Tickets: $15.00 Adults and $12.00 for Students and Seniors 60+
Sun

Dec

14

Location:
National D-Day Memorial
3 Overlord Circle
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3329
Website:
As twilight deepens and obscures the Blue Ridge, the Memorial will honor the 4,400 men killed on D-Day. Arranged throughout Elmon T. Gray Plaza, thousands of luminarias will shine in recognition of Overlord’s fallen and in tribute to the ultimate sacrifice each made to relight the lamp of freedom. Luminaries are sold throughout the year and will be displayed on December 12-14.
Sun

Dec

14

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Sun

Dec

14

Location:
Avoca Museum
1514 Main Street
Altavista VA 24517
Contact:
434-369-1076
Celebrate the Season at Avoca

Decorated lavishly for the annual “Christmas Open House”, Christmas is a great time to see all that Avoca has to offer! Light refreshments will be served in the dining room for you to enjoy as you explore the historic house and feast your eyes on the decorations from many wonderful local talents. A silent auction will feature gift baskets from local individuals, businesses and civic organizations to support Avoca’s educational programs. 1-5pm
Sun

Dec

14

Location:
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg VA 24501
Contact:
434-847-1465
Stop by the Cemetery Center for hot cider, cookies, and last-minute gifts before going to the Chapel for a special holiday concert at 3:00pm. Open 1-4pm
Sun

Dec

14

Location:
Academy of Fine Arts Warehouse Theatre

Contact:
Website:
Dance Theatre of Lynchburg presents Keith Lee Dances Holiday Show with Keith Lee, Artistic Director

Performing in the Academy of Fine Arts Warehouse Theatre

Friday & Saturday, December 12 & 13 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m.

Tickets: $15.00 Adults and $12.00 for Students and Seniors 60+
Thu

Dec

18

Location:
Thomas Jeffersons Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest VA 24551
Contact:
434-534-8120
Experience the ways in which Mr. Jefferson and his grandchildren, who often accompanied him on his visits to Poplar Forest, may have spent their evenings by participating in a rare candlelit tour of the plantation house. As you walk through the house, you’ll be entertained by anecdotes gathered from Jefferson\\\'s letters and diaries. Highlights of the rooms include the East Bedchamber—where his grandchildren slept and from which they walked out onto the terrace for evening strolls with the owls and bats—and the Parlor, with period furnishings, where Jefferson would have kept his library. Visit his kitchen to see an interpretive, period-style cooking demonstration, or do some early holiday shopping in the Museum Shop, which will be open until 7:00 p.m. for your convenience.

Tour beings at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $20 per person. Reservations are required. Please call the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120 to reserve a place.
Fri

Dec

19

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Sat

Dec

20

Location:
Downtown Lynchburg

Contact:
Holiday Traditions is December 6, 13 & 20 with Carriage Rides through downtown and a special guest, The Grinch on the 6 & 13. Holiday Traditions will continue on the 20th with Christmas shopping, and the market will be open.
Sat

Dec

20

Location:
Lynchburg Community Market

Contact:
Website:
Be sure to visit the Market for our annual holiday celebration, Mistletoe Market. Every Saturday the Market will be open an hour later, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, beginning on November 29, and continuing on December 6, 13, and 20. Vendors will offer the best of fresh, local food, hand-crafted gifts, and one-of-a-kind items that are sure to please your loved ones. Look for these special happenings at the Market:

The Friends of the Market will have a tasting table each Saturday from 10 am - 2pm.
On Saturday December 6 and December 12, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Market for kids of all ages,
On Saturday December 6 & December 12, old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage rides will be available,
Specialty vendors will be on hand every Saturday with fresh greenery, wreaths, and other seasonal items.

Celebrate the holiday season downtown, and make it a truly local experience this year! 7am-3pm
Sat

Dec

20

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Sat

Dec

20

Location:
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest VA 24551
Contact:
434-525-1806
Thomas Jefferson\'s Poplar Forest\' candlelight tours offer a rare glimpse inside the octagonal walls of the plantation house after dark, and into the ways in which Mr. Jefferson and his family passed the time after the sun set. Tour begins at 5:30pm.
Sun

Dec

21

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Mon

Dec

22

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"
Tue

Dec

23

Location:
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Road
Bedford VA 24523
Contact:
540-586-3707
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Free Noon-5p.m. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in \"The Christmas Capital of Virginia\"

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