Holiday Events

This season is a time to savor flavors, bask in the glow of pure holiday spirit, discover unique gifts, and celebrate the old and new. It's a period of revelry, remembrance and memory-making, and gathering with friends and family - whether intimately in person or virtually. Celebrate in Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County, Virginia.

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Thanksgiving Events

Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

Pick up November 25, 9 to 6 | Haywood's at The Georges
Place an order by November 17 for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but to-go! Meats and sides for a minimum of six people will be available for pick-up the day before Thanksgiving. (540) 463-2508
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Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

Pick up November 25, 1 to 4 | Southern Inn Restaurant
Leave the cooking to someone else this Thanksgiving and order a full spread or a la carte items to make your Thanksgiving a tasty but carefree event. Order online by November 21.
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Gobble Wobble 5K & Fun Run

November 26, 7:30 to 10:30 | Maury River Middle School
This Lexington tradition will get your heart pumping and your appetite building for the wonderful Thanksgiving meal that undoubtedly awaits! Strollers and pets welcome.
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Thanksgiving To-Go

Pick up November 26, 9 to 1 | Juniper Lounge at The Gin Hotel
Do you prefer pumpkin or pecan pie? Choose your favorite to go with your traditional Thanksgiving favorites lovingly prepared by the Juniper Lounge family for yours. Order online by November 19.
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Parades, Trees, Lights & Jingles

Candlelight Processional & Tree Lighting

November 27, 5:30 to 7:30 | Downtown Lexington
This annual tradition is in its 25th year and things look a bit different for 2020. Join the merriment of this official kick-off to the holiday season VIRTUALLY as Santa & Mrs. Claus make their way through downtown Lexington to arrive at the community tree in Hopkins Green.
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Candlelight Processional Dinner

November 27, 5 to 9 | Haywood's at The Georges
Watch the Candlelight Processional virtually from the warmth of Haywood's while listening to piano music. Reservations required. (540) 463-2508
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Festival of Trees

December 1 through December 31, 9 to 5 | Natural Bridge State Park
Enjoy the decorated trees at Natural Bridge State Park and "vote" for your favorite by placing school supplies and other necessities school children may need. This year benefits Project Horizon, a non profit organization dedicated to eradicating domestic, dating, and sexual violence in Rockbridge County area through crisis intervention services and prevention programs.
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Buena Vista Christmas Parade

December 3, 7:00 | Downtown Buena Vista
Enjoy the merriment of festive floats with a "reverse parade" through downtown Buena Vista!
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Lexington Christmas Parade

December 4, 6:00 | Downtown Lexington
Dubbed a "reverse parade," the floats will line Main Street and those who wish to enjoy them will drive slowly down Main Street to admire them.
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Jingle Bell Run 5K & Walk

December 5, 8:30 | Downtown Lexington
Dress your festive best and give this fun run a try! Jingle bells provided!
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Luminary Nights

December 11 through 13, and 18 through 20; 5 to 8 | Natural Bridge State Park
Enjoy a hand-in-hand walk along Cedar Creek and beneath the Natural Bridge, or reserve your seat for a horse-drawn carriage ride.
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Christmas in the Park

December 12; 5pm | Glen Maury Park
Experience holiday light displays as your ride through the park in warmth of your vehicle...and a special visitor will make an appearance!
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Holiday Shopping & Inspiration

Love Lexington Lotto and Small Business Saturday

November 28 | Downtown Lexington
Get a great jump on your gift shopping in downtown Lexington when you shop small on Small Business Saturday. Pick up a Love Lexington Lotto card to collect stickers as you go. A full card could lead to $1,000 in your pocket!
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Jingle Bell Carriage Rides

November 28; 12-3pm | Downtown Lexington
Kick off your holidays by taking a short carriage ride jingle bells and all! around Lexington's business district to check out the decorations and get into the spirit of the season! Departs from the Carriage House.
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North Rockbridge Holiday Open House Trail

December 5; 9am-9pm | Northern Rockbridge (Fairfield, Raphine, Brownsburg)
Enjoy the friendly welcome of 16 small, family owned businesses and complete your holiday shopping with local products and unique gifts found only in North Rockbridge County!
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Rockbridge Christmas Baskets

December 14-19, 8-3 each day | Virginia Horse Center
Each year volunteers come together to bag up toys and box up food for distribution to area residents in need during the holidays. It's typically a day, but COVID-19 protocols require packing day to now be a packing week. Packing and delivering food and toys is a wonderful way to give back.
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Holiday Cooking, Dining & DIY

Christmas Movie & Cooking Decorating

December 4, 4:00 | The Patton Room
Before the "reverse parade" kicks off on Lexington's Main Street, gather at The Patton Room for cookie decorating and a Christmas movie!
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Haywood's Ornament Hunt

December 4-23 | Haywood's Restaurant
The search is on and it'll take your social media wits and keen eye to win the prize! Follow Haywood's on Instagram and Facebook for clues about where to find the Haywood's ornament. The winner will score dinner for two plus a bottle of wine!
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Haywood's Christmas Eve Dinner To-Go

December 24; 11am-3pm | Haywood's Restaurant
Order your traditional Christmas Dinner to-go with your choice of Prime Rib or Glazed Ham with classic sides for 2, 4 or 8 people. Order by Wednesday, December 16.
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Holiday Entertainment

Choral Ensemble Showcase

November 30; 8pm | Live Stream
Presented by Washington and Lee University, this performance will be livestreamed for free.
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Instrumental Ensemble Showcase

December 1; 8pm | Live Stream
Presented by Washington and Lee University, this performance will be livestreamed for free.
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Holiday Pops Concert

December 7 and 8, 7:00 | Lenfest Center for the Arts
If you're not yet in the spirit, you will be after enjoying the annual Holiday Pops Concert performed by the W&L Department of Music. This year's concert will be livestreamed for free.
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A Christmas Carol

December 11, 7:30pm
Rotary Club of Lexington Lunch presents a virtual production of A Christmas Carol. This year's production will be livestreamed for free.
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