Winter Calendar

Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon will be Dec. 18-19.

54 places to go and things to do

ARTS & EXHIBITIONS

Nov. 21-22, 2020

Prancing Pony Pottery Open House

Prancing Pony Pottery, Richardsville

540-399-1964, PrancingPonyPottery.com 

Thru Jan. 3, 2021

Come Together, Right Now: The Art of Gathering

Photo courtesy of Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk.

Philip Evergood (1901-1973) Music 1933, revised 1959 Oil on canvas Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. in memory of Jack Forker Chrysler 80.73

Music, Philip Evergood  (1933) from Come Together, Right Now: The Art of Gathering at Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk.

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk

757-664-6200, Chrysler.org 

Thru Jan. 24, 2021

Alejandro Cartagena: Photo Structure/ Foto Estructura

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk

757-664-6200, Chrysler.org 

Thru Jan. 31, 2021

Sarah Choo Jing: The Art of the Rehearsal

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk

757-664-6200, Chrysler.org 

MUSIC

Weekends in Nov. & Dec.

Music & Munchies

12 Ridges Vineyard, Vesuvius

434-996-4252, 12Ridges.com

Nov. 13–15

Metamorphosen 

(livestream option on Nov. 14)

Dominion Energy Center, Richmond

804-788-1212, RichmondSymphony.com 

Nov. 20

Jazz4Justice™, virtually presented by the George Mason School of Music

Manassas

703-993-7759, HyltonCenter.org

Dec. 20

Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra’s Holiday Spectacular

Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg

434-846-8499, AcademyCenter.org

FOOD AND DRINK

Nov. 6

Island Vibes Pon Di Rooftop

Island Shrimp Co., Richmond

804-593-5003, IslandShrimpCo.com

Nov. 7–Jan. 2

Free Wine Tasting Saturdays

Virginia Beach Winery, Virginia Beach

757-995-4315, VBWinery.com

Nov. 12 & Dec. 3

Mixology Classes at Library Bar

Berry Hill Resort, South Boston

434-517-7000, BerryHillResort.com

Nov. 21

Caverns Discovery Tour with Life is Hard Cider

Shenandoah Caverns, Quicksburg

540-477-3115, ShenandoahCaverns.com

Nov. 21

Thanksgiving Pairing at the Tasting Bar

Little Washington Winery, Washington

540-987-8330,  LittleWashingtonWinery.com

Nov. 25

Oyster Roast

The Tides Inn, Irvington

804-438-5000, TidesInn.com 

Nov. 25

Pie-Making Workshop

The Tides Inn, Irvington

804-438-5000, TidesInn.com 

Nov. 26–28

Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia

Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown,

Jamestown and Yorktown

757-253-4838, HistoryIsFun.org

Dec. 5

Concealed Darkness Event Release Party & Pig Roast

Blue Mountain Barrel House, Arrington

540-456-8020, BlueMountainBrewery.com

Dec. 12

Breakfast with Santa

Berry Hill Resort, South Boston

434-517-7000, BerryHillResort.com 

Dec. 12

Cider Cinema

Bold Rock Cidery, Nellysford

434-361-1030, BoldRock.com

THEATER, DANCE, & PERFORMANCE

Nov. 10–22

Studio Series

Richmond Ballet, Richmond

804-344-0906 x224, RichmondBallet.com

Nov. 20

Salsa Night

Virginia Beer Co., Williamsburg

757-378-2903, VirginiaBeerCo.com

Nov. 30

The Beethoven Experience Program X: Beethoven’s Punny Money

Virtual Concert, Staunton

540-907-4446, HeifetzInstitute.org

Dec. 2–Jan. 2

A Christmas Carol

American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton

877-682-4236

AmericanShakespeareCenter.com

Dec. 11 & 13

The Nutcracker

Airing on Blue Ridge PBS. Southwest Virginia Ballet, Roanoke

540-387-3978, SVBallet.org

FESTIVALS

Nov. 7

Animal Rescue Festival 2020

Photo courtesy of the Fredericksburg SPCA

Animal Rescue Festival 2020 will be in Fredericksburg’s Maury Park on Nov. 7.

Maury Park, Fredericksburg

540-898-1500, FredSPCA.org

Nov. 7

Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili & Craft Festival

Bridgewater Plaza at Hales Ford Bridge

Moneta

540-721-1203, VisitSmithMountainLake.com

Nov. 7

Diwali Festival of Lights At Narmada Winery

Narmada Winery, Amissville

540-937-8215, NarmadaWinery.com

Nov. 21

Harvest Market

Yorktown Waterfront, Yorktown

757-890-5900, VisitYorktown.org

Nov. 25

Turkey Pardoning

Virginia Living Museum, Newport News

757-595-1900, TheVLM.org

Nov. 28

5th Annual Mistletoe Market

Holiday Inn, Roanoke

540-774-4400, VisitRoanokeVA.com/Events

Dec. 5, 12, 19

Grand Illumination

Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg

855-771-3290,  ColonialWilliamsburg.org

Dec. 5

Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

Main Street, Chincoteague

757-336-6161, ChincoteagueChamber.com

Dec. 5

Salem Gingerbread Festival

Photo courtesy of the Salem Gingerbread Festival

The Salem Gingerbread Festival is Dec. 5.

Salem Library, Salem

540-387-0267, S-RCChamber.org

Dec. 12

Mistletoe Market

Yorktown Waterfront, Yorktown

757-890-5900, VisitYorktown.org

Dec. 12

Salem Holiday Market

Salem Civic Center, Salem

540-375-3004, SalemCivicCenter.com 

Dec. 18–19

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

703-780-2000, MountVernon.org

SPORTS

Nov. 9

Walk at Lake Smith

Lake Smith, Virginia Beach

Facebook.com/HamptonRoadsHiker, 757-348-8397

Nov. 14

American Heroes 5k

Virginia Beach Sportsplex, Virginia Beach

YMCASHR.org, 757-624-9622

Nov. 26

Virtual Turkey Day 5k and Family Run

Martinsville YMCA, Martinsville

276-632-6427, MilesInMartinsville.com

Thursdays in Nov. & Dec.

Flag Rock Trails Lunch Runs

Norton

276-679-1160, NortonVA.gov

HOME & GARDEN

Nov. 27–Dec. 23

The Bough and Dough Shop

Hexagon House, Winchester

540-667-3577, PHWI.org

Dec. 5

Christmas Wreath Class

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm, Wytheville

276-621-4511

Beagle-Ridge-Herb-Farm.square.site

Dec. 5–Jan. 1

Centuries of Christmas at Berkeley Plantation

Berkeley Plantation, Charles City

804-829-6018, BerkeleyPlantation.com

Dec. 12

Let’s Jam! Sauerkraut

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center

and Marketplace, Abingdon

276-492-2400, SwVaCulturalCenter.com 

Dec. 19

Place Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington

877-907-8585, WreathsAcrossAmerica.org

Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon

Christmas Illuminations at Mount. Vernon will be Dec. 18-19.

June 11, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum
July 9, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum
August 13, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum