Six Holiday Itineraries for Family, Friends & More!

This holiday season, grab your family and friends and head to Virginia to see millions of brilliant lights, enjoy shopping at local boutiques and shopping districts and dine at one of many historic venues. See below for a few sample itineraries to help get the planning process started.


100 Miles of Lights

100 Miles of Lights - Virginia Beach

From Richmond to Virginia Beach, see over 100 miles of tacky lights, holiday décor, gardens decked out in lights, historic homes ready to entertain and more.


Be Merry in Prince William and Manassas

The Holidays in Downtown Manassas

Get into the holiday spirit in Prince William and Manassas. Visit any time during the winter season to see historic streets decked out in lights and hunt for that perfect gift at one of their wonderful boutiques.


Christmas in Abingdon


Visit Bristol Motor Speedway where the roar of the engines is replaced with the twinkling of two million lights. Enjoy shopping at Heartwood where you can find the region’s best in authentic crafts, music, & food, one of a kind jewelry, pottery, quilts and hand­crafted musical instruments, a farm to table restaurant and coffee and wine bar.


Dickens of a Christmas Holiday Tour

Holidays in Roanoke

Roanoke welcomes visitors to enjoy the most popular holiday event, Dickens of a Christmas, occurring annually the first three Fridays in December! Fun and holiday cheer abound with horse-drawn carriage rides, chestnuts roasting by an open fire and special shopping hours for those one of a kind gifts.


Michief and Mistletoe Williamsburg Holidays

Jamestown Settlement

Step back in the 1600’s and 1700’s to enjoy Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. Shop everything from traditional and designer clothing to handmade candies, antique quilts, folk art and a variety of exclusive Williamsburg reproductions.


Winter Market and Irish Stew

Downtown Harrisonburg Holiday Tour

Browse and shop local foods, wines, plants, and much more at the Winter Farmer’s Market. Enjoy a day trip to Massanutten Resort for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. In town for the Holidays? Don’t miss the annual Harrisonburg Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony, Downtown Holiday Tour and Shop ‘Til You Drop weekend held in December.


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