Thanksgiving Events

As family arrives and friends gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, be sure to get out of the house and enjoy what Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County has to offer! Make a reservation for an intimate family meal on Thanksgiving Day, pick up a prepared meal the day before, or simply source your meal from our local producers to make this Thanksgiving a special one.


Thanksgiving Buffet at Natural Bridge Historic Hotel & Conference Center
Thursday, November 23 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Please call (540) 291-2100 for reservations.

Thanksgiving Buffet at Juniper Lounge
Thursday, November 23 with seatings at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Please call 540-461-8484 for reservations.

Thanksgiving Five-Course Traditional Dinner at Sugar Tree Inn
Reservations required. Limited seating for non-overnight guests
November 23.
Please call (540) 377-2197 or email

For those in need this season, please connect with Neighborly: Rockbridge County on Facebook, a great resource in our community.


Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go at Southern Inn
Order by November 17 and plan to pick-up on November 22 between 2 and 5 p.m.; traditional and non-traditional meals and baked goods
Please call (540) 463-3612 to order.

Thanksgiving Dinner for One (or More) To-Go at Old Lex Mercantile
Choose your entree and sides and enjoy pumpkin mousse for dessert. You can order a meal for one or add on as many as you like. Wine available as well.
Order Online


Visit the Lexington Farmers Market at the McCrum’s parking lot on Wednesday, November 24 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to pick up last minute items for your home cooked meal.

Locally-raised meats, cheeses, and eggs are available at Cattlemen's Market. You'll likely have an option of delicious salads and desserts as well.

Natural Bridge General Store and Natty B Cafe is a great source for desserts and sides for your spread.

For a nice selection of local wine, visit Rockbridge Vineyard or Ecco Adesso Vineyards, or go worldly with your palate at Washington Street Purveyors. Perhaps try a locally-made cider from Halcyon Days Cider Co.

What pairs well with football? Beer. Visit our local breweries to stock up on suds.


Annual Gobble Wobble 5K & Fun Run
November 23 at 7:30 a.m. | Brewbaker Field at 198 Wallace Street

The annual Lexington Gobble Wobble 5k & Fun Run will again take place on Thanksgiving Day in Downtown Lexington, Virginia. Open to runners/walkers of all abilities. Strollers welcome. Pets welcome.

Gobble Wobble

Annual Lexington Candlelight Processional and Christmas Tree Lighting
November 24 at 5:15 p.m. | Downtown Lexington
Process from Oak Grove Cemetery with your candle in hand and make your way to Hopkins Green where the community Christmas tree awaits.

November 24 Only
Enjoy a special nightly rate of $255 when you book a Classic or Deluxe room. Call 540-463-2500 and mention the Lexington Christmas Parade to receive the deal.

Candlelight Processional & Tree Lighting

Live Music: Chaz Knapp
November 25 at 3 p.m. | Ecco Adesso Vineyard

Settle down after a morning of Small Business Saturday shopping with a glass of wine and music by Chaz Knapp.

Festival of Trees at Natural Bridge State Park
November 24 through December 31 | Natural Bridge State Park
Sponsored trees are decorated for the holiday season. Vote for your favorite by leaving non-perishable foods and health supplies beneath the tree.

>> Visit our calendar to view additional events such as holiday events and concerts, live music, tastings, and art and museum exhibits.


Shopping is considered a sport by some, but why not also make a game of it? Pick up a Love Lex Lotto card at participating retailers in downtown Lexington this Small Business Saturday. Collect stamps to fill your card as you peruse and shop our independently owned gift shops. When your card is full, return it for a chance to win some pretty awesome prizes.

Score great savings with the Black Friday Sale at The Georges: a special rate of $150 for Classic, Deluxe, & Premier Rooms and $250 for Suites booked for Thursday - Sunday during the month of January. Booking begins on Friday, November 24th at 7 a.m. and the special will continue through Monday, November 27th at 7 p.m. Call early to reserve your favorite room, as this promotion is subject to availability! 540-463-2500

Love Lex Lotto

Last Updated 11/14/23 at 11:29 a.m.

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