Community Events: Holiday Roundup

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It’s the Holiday Season – there are lots of things to do in the Harrisonburg area, and it can often feel overwhelming trying to sort through all of the parades, concerts, and open houses. We’ve compiled a list of some area highlights to help you with your holiday planning! We hope you enjoy our Holiday Roundup – for more information, just click on the link!

Parades //

Harrisonburg – our Holiday Parade is December 1st starting at 7pm. Don’t forget to stop in at our Holiday Open House before to warm up!

Dayton – visit the adorable down of Dayton for their parade and tree lighting December 2nd at 4:30pm.

Waynesboro – enjoy the festive parade in Waynesboro on Saturday December 2nd at 6pm.

Bridgewater – join the Bridgewater Foods supermarket Saturday December 9th at 10am for their 5th annual Christmas parade – photos with Santa after!

Elkton – the Sights and Sounds of Christmas parade will take place Friday December 15th.

Concerts //

Caroling in the Caverns – join the Valley Brass Quintet and several other local musical groups as they lead carols in Grand Caverns on Saturday December 2nd at 6pm!

OCP Christmas Concert – enjoy a concert with lots of local favorite and Our Community Place Tuesday December 5th at 6pm.

Christmas Coffeehouse with Cantore and Shekinah – join these two amazing singing ensembles for their 12th annual coffeehouse on Friday and Saturday December 8th and 9th at 7pm.

Hilarity for the Holidazed – need some comedy this season? Join V.O.I.C.E. for their benefit comedy concert Saturday December 9th at 7pm and Sunday December 10th at 3pm.

Hark! A Walking Roots Band Christmas CD Release Party – join Harrisonburg’s own for their CD release concert and party on Sunday December 10th at 6pm.

Good Company Christmas Concert – join one of the Valley’s top a cappella groups for their annual Christmas concert Friday December 15th at 7pm.

The Nutcracker – join the Rockingham Ballet for a Christmas classic – with special guest stars┬áLauren King and Joseph Gordon Saturday December 16th at 7:30pm.

Arts & Crafts //

Wreath Workshop – join Amanda from Sparrow’s flowers for a wreath making workshop on Thursday November 30th at 5:30pm.

Painting with Santa – bring your kids for an afternoon at the You Made It! studio with Santa Sunday December 3rd at 2pm to create your very own hand print plate, ornament, and photo with Santa!

Handmade Harrisonburg – enjoy a beer at Pale Fire while looking at some amazing artisan gifts by local vendors on December 2nd at 1pm.

Festive Greens Workshop – join this fun and festive workshop at the JMU Arboretum on Wednesday December 6th at noon.

Holiday Art Market – looking for locally made arts and crafts? Look no further than Larkin Arts’ Holiday Arts Market on Court Square Saturday December 9th starting at noon.

Wreath Making – another opportunity to join Amanda of Sparrow’s Flowers for a wreath making workshop Wednesday December 13th at 6pm.

Stocking Stuffers – withSimplicity is hosting a workshop to make some great beauty stocking stuffers on December 17th at 3pm.

Open Houses & Shopping //

Elkton Holiday Bazaar – get some Holiday shopping done at the Elkton Area Community Center on Saturday December 2nd starting at 9am.

Sixth Annual Weihnachtsmarkt at Bluestone Vineyard – fashioned after a traditional German market – it highlights local artisans and vendors, plus some delicious food! Stop by Saturday December 2nd starting at 11am.

Christmas at The Barn – come enjoy The Barn’s Christmas show – dress warming and enjoy all the amazing vendors Saturday and Sunday December 2nd and 3rd.

Milk and Cookies with Santa – join Santa for some photo ops with the kids at Mount Crawford Creamery December 2nd and 3rd at 2pm.

BrydgeWorks Glass Christmas Open House Week – a different deal everyday! A great stop for artisan gifts. Stop in between December 4th and 9th for some special deals!

Silver Lake Christmas Open House – enjoy live music, kids activities, and Silver Lake Mill’s new holiday inventory Thursday December 7th at 4pm.

Green Valley Book Fair Holiday Open House – lots of events including pictures with Santa and a free book for each kid! Bring the whole family on Saturday December 9th at 10am.

Christmas at Crossroads – join the Valley Brethren Mennonite Heritage Center for their annual Christmas event – with loads to do – including crafts and plenty of food – and live music, too! Join them Saturday December 9th at 2pm.

Winter Wonderfest – enjoy the activities throughout downtown Harrisonburg on Saturday December 9th starting at noon – don’t forget to look for the Grinch and Santa’s Elves!

Elkton ‘Old Town Christmas’ Window Decorating Contest – walk around old town Elkton and enjoy the holiday themed decorated windows Thursday December 14th at 6pm.

Kids Dinner and Picture with Santa – visit Sipe’s Restaurant on Tuesday December 19th at 6pm for pictures with Santa, make an ornament, and a free kids meal!

Christmas Trees – need some ideas of where to purchase your Christmas tree? Check out our previous post!

Of course, these are only some of the Holiday Happenings in the Shenandoah Valley. Please share your favorites in the comments!

About Claire Wayman

Claire manages details of real estate contracts, coordinates social media and the Wilson Downtown Gallery, and keeps the team organized on a day-to-day basis. In her free time, she enjoys playing flute in various area groups and participating in local community theater.