December Events & Activities
Happy Holidays! We love this season in Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County. The Blue Ridge Mountains offer a stunning contrast to the warmth emanating from our downtowns and villages. Celebrate the holidays with us to enjoy all the festivities this season holds.
Be sure to pick up a Love Lexington Lotto card to collect stamps as you peruse our downtown stores. A redeemed full card could result in a grand shopping spree for you!
PARADES & LIGHTS
Downtown Buena Vista unveils their holiday lights with the Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade on December 2, followed by Christmas at the Park on December 5 at Glen Maury Park. Enjoy the lights at the park through the end of December.
Lexington's Christmas Parade steps off from the top of Main Street on December 3. Secure your spot along the sidewalk to catch a glimpse of everyone's favorite, Santa Claus.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Magical concerts and plays sponsored or hosted by our local colleges and universities help to fill your holiday calendar:
- Dec 4 & 5: The Rockbridge Ballet presents "The Wizard of Oz"
- Dec 4 & 5: 28th Annual Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery Holiday Open House
- Dec 6: Washington and Lee University Holiday Pops Concert
- TBD: "The Nutcracker" performed by Shenandoah Ballet
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Lace up and bundle up for the Jingle Bell Run in Downtown Lexington on December 4. Show off your best elf costume, Grinch, or even Mr. and Mrs. Claus while running or walking downtown Lexington. Jingle bells and adorable socks provided for pre-race registrants!
Natural Bridge State Park is a crown jewel of Rockbridge County (not to mention its name inspiration). Visit the park to take part in the following:
- Nov 20 - Dec 30: Festival of Trees
- Dec 10-12 and 17-19: Luminary Nights (Carriage rides offered Dec 12 and 19 only)
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NEW YEAR'S EVE
Lexington comes alive on New Year's Eve with fun events and special night out options.
- Events TBA