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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Parades, Trees, Lights & Jingles

Candlelight Processional & Tree Lighting

November 26, 5:15 to 6:30 | Downtown Lexington
Join the merriment of this official kick-off to the holiday season as Santa & Mrs. Claus make their way through downtown Lexington to arrive at the community tree in Hopkins Green.
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Festival of Trees

November 20 through December 20, 9 to 5 | Natural Bridge State Park
Enjoy the decorated trees at Natural Bridge State Park and "vote" for your favorite by placing non-perishable foods or gently used books at the base of it. This year benefits Glasgow Food Bank and Feed the Need Foundation, non-profit organizations dedicated to serving the local communities of Rockbridge County.
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Buena Vista Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2, 6:30 | Downtown Buena Vista
Ring in the Christmas Season with this year's community tree lighting. Planned events include photos with Santa, music and more!
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Buena Vista Christmas Parade

December 2, 7:00 | Downtown Buena Vista
Enjoy the merriment of festive floats with "A Family Christmas" parade through downtown Buena Vista!
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Lexington Christmas Parade

December 3, 6:00 | Downtown Lexington
"Christmas Classics on Parade" is Lexington's return to a traditional parade experience. Line up along Main Street and enjoy the floats, emergency vehicles, and of course, Santa, as they pass by.
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Jingle Bell Run 5K & Walk

December 4, 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 10 through 12, and 17 through 19; 5 to 9 | 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 at the Park

December 5; 5pm | Glen Maury Park
Experience holiday light displays as your ride through the park in warmth of your vehicle OR hop aboard the trolley! Cookies, cocoa, and caroling make the season bright. The light display will remain open through December daily from 5-10pm.
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Holiday Shopping & Inspiration

Love Lexington Lotto and Small Business Saturday

November 27 through December 24 | 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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North Rockbridge Holiday Open House Trail

December 4; 10am-6pm | Northern Rockbridge (Fairfield, Raphine, Brownsburg)
Enjoy the friendly welcome of 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 11, 8-noon | 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. Packing and delivering food and toys is a wonderful way to give back.
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Holiday Entertainment

Holiday Pops Concert

December 6 and 7, 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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