Community Events: Holiday Roundup

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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 annual Holiday Roundup – for more information, just click on the links!

Parades //

Harrisonburg – our Holiday Parade is December 6th starting at 7pm.

Dayton – visit the adorable town of Dayton for their parade and tree lighting December 7th at 4:30pm.

Waynesboro – enjoy the festive parade in Waynesboro on Saturday December 7th at 6pm.

Bridgewater – join the Bridgewater Foods supermarket Saturday December 7th at 10am for their 7th annual Christmas parade.

Elkton – the Christmas parade will take place December 7th at 11am in downtown Elkton.

Grottoes – the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Parade will take place on Sunday December 8th at 5:30pm.

Concerts //

Singing Light – Join The Walking Roots Band for their Christmas benefit concert December 8th at 7pm at Eastern Mennonite School.

Stars SVCC Christmas Concert – Join the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir for their Christmas concert December 7th and 8th at 7pm/4pm.

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 7th at 6pm!

OCP Christmas Concert – enjoy a concert with lots of local favorite and Our Community Place Tuesday December 3rd at 5:30pm.

Peace On Earth –  Join V.O.I.C.E. for their benefit concert Saturday December 7th at 7pm and Sunday December 8th at 3pm.

Christmas Coffeehouse with Cantore and Shekinah – join these two amazing singing ensembles for their 14th annual coffeehouse on Friday and Saturday December 13th and 14th at 7pm.

Good Company Christmas Concert with SVCC – join one of the Valley’s top a cappella groups and the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir for their annual Christmas concert Monday December 16th at 7:30pm.

The Nutcracker – join the Rockingham Ballet for a Christmas classic – with special guest stars Abigail Stafford and Stephen Hanna Saturday December 21st at 7:30pm and Sunday December 22nd at 3pm.

Christmas in Brass – join the Valley’s own brass band and youth brass band for a festive Holiday concert on December 8th at 4:30pm.

Arts & Crafts //

Festive Greens: Modern Hoop Wreaths – Join Amanda Tutwiler of Sparrow’s Flowers and create your own unique modern hoop wreath in this hand’s on workshop on Wednesday December 12th at 6pm.

Christmas Centerpiece Workshop – Create that beautiful holiday centerpiece at the Valley Pike Farm Market on Sunday December 15th at 3pm.

4th Annual Gingerbread Workshop – Come decorate your very own Gingerbread Manor House at Hotel Madison Sunday December 8th at 1pm.

Handmade Harrisonburg – enjoy a beer at Pale Fire while looking at some amazing artisan gifts by local vendors on November 30th at 1pm.

Holiday Art Market – looking for locally made arts and crafts? Look no further than Larkin Arts’ Holiday Arts Market on Court Square Saturday December 14th starting at 11am.

Open Houses & Shopping //

Elkton Holiday Bazaar – get some Holiday shopping done at the Elkton Area Community Center on Saturday December 7th starting at 9am.

8th 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 7th starting at 11am.

BrydgeWorks Glass Christmas Open House – a different deal everyday! A great stop for artisan gifts. Stop in between December 10th and 14th for some special deals!

A Heritage Christmas – join the 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 14th at 2pm.

Winter Wonderfest – enjoy the activities throughout downtown Harrisonburg on Saturday December 14th starting at 10am- don’t forget to look for Santa!

Holiday Market at Gray Jay Provisions – get all your holiday shopping done in one place! And grab a bite to eat while you’re at it. Stop by Gray Jay’s Sunday December 15th starting at 11am.

Christmas Market – on December 8th from 12-5pm visit Brix and Columns Vineyards for their Christmas Market.

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

CrossKeys Annual Illumination – join in the 11th annual Illumination on December 6th at 5:30 for live music, cookies, and mulled wine.

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

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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.

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