Our Top 5 Holiday Events

By, Q Virginia Staff

Harrisonburg Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

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December 4th | 7:30 P.M.

Downtown Harrisonburg

540.433.9168

http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/holiday-parade

This year’s Winter Wonderland holiday parade begins at 7:30 P.M. at the corner of Grattan and Main Street and ends at the Rockingham County Office Building on Gay St. After the parade, Mayor Christopher B. Jones will host a tree lighting ceremony in Court Square, followed by a holiday concert performed by the JMU Marching Royal Dukes.

Christmas by the Bay: Northampton County Chamber Holiday Tour

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December 5th | 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Cape Charles, VA

757.331.1660

https://www.facebook.com/ChamberHolidayTour

Come out to the Eastern Shore to celebrate the 20th annual Christmas by the Bay Holiday Tour! Take a step back in time to visit beautifully decorated historic homes in the quaint, historic beach town of Cape Charles. Stroll down Mason Avenue and venture into the local shops or pause with a wonderful meal inside one of the town’s many restaurants.

Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial Annual Christmas Open House

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December 6th | 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. 1250 Red Hill Rd.

Brookneal, VA 24528

434.376.2044

http://www.redhill.org/events.htm

Guests will be treated to FREE docent-guided tours of the historic buildings at Red Hill, including Patrick Henry’s house, Law Office and other buildings, all decorated for the holidays by the Red Hill Garden Club. Complimentary hot mulled cider, Brunswick stew prepared by the Charlotte Lions Club and cookies will be available throughout the afternoon. The gift shop will be offering a 10% discount on its regular merchandise. The Museum Shop has many items that are perfect for gift-giving, including the award-winning Red Hill Wine collection. The annual sale of local boxwood wreaths and boxwood kissing balls begins in mid-November.

Holidays at the Village

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Nov 27 – Dec 27 | Daily

Village Market Blvd. SE & Balch Dr. SE

Leesburg, VA 20175

Join the Village for FREE holiday fun all season long! Come see the daily Spectacular Tree Shows from a 5-story tall musical animated tree, enjoy weekend horse-drawn carriage rides and visit with Santa!

http://villageatleesburg.com/event/holidays-at-the-village/

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights

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Nov. 13 – Jan 3 | Light walks run every 30 minutes beginning at 5:30 P.M. and ending at 10:00 P.M.

Meadowlark Gardens Ct.

Vienna, VA 22182

703.255.3631

http://winterwalkoflights.com/

This festive walk-through light show boasts over than 500,000 lights and displays! It has quickly become a family holiday tradition in northern Virginia. Be sure to dress for the outdoor weather!