Events & Activities for December 2, 2017

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Harvest, Holiday and Welcoming Wreath Workshop

Wreaths are created and designed using various plant materials to the delight or intended purpose of each person creating them. Learn to create your own wreath with Lesley Mack, Horticulturist and Head Gardener at Birdsong Pleasure Garden. Start with basic design concepts and mechanics, then receive one-on-one construction design assistance as you create your own wreath choosing from garden fresh plants.
Wreath Workshop available, by appointment, during the months of September through December, 2017.
All supplies and light snacks provided.
Contact 540-743-9389, to make a workshop date and time.
Cost: $30.00 per person

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Long Fort Road, Luray, VA 22835

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Winter Get-A-Way

Stay 2 nights mid-week in the New Blue Ridge Cottage, includes a complimentary bottle of Sparkling Wine and Flowers. $698 plus tax. Offer valid thru January 31 2018.

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Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast
985 Borden Rd.
Lexington, VA 24450

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Holiday Open House

Visit the rustic tasting room during Wintertide for special holiday ciders including Wassail and Fireside - perfect for holiday meals and gifts, taste and purchase from among 6 other handcrafted ciders.

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12:00pm - 7:00pm

Big Fish Cider Co.
59 Spruce St.
Monterey, VA 24465

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Wintertide Celebration

Celebrate an old fashioned Christmas in Highland County!

It's like a scene right out of your favorite Hallmark movie - a small town celebrating Christmas, Santa Claus, Christmas lights, good will, and a community coming together to celebrate the season. Enjoy the holiday evening with friends and family - old and new. Even if you're a visitor to our community, we'll make you feel right at home in no time!

Browse in our area's nostalgic setting, experience Christmas in a small country town, shop through our local stores and vendors, sip on hot chocolate, and even visit Santa!

Slow your pace and enjoy Christmas in Highland County! Check out our schedule of events below. We're always adding new things, so be sure to check in frequently!

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10:00am - 7:00pm

Highland County
68 W Main St., Monterey

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Gifts of Nature and Play Trail Reveal

Families can make a day of it at Boxerwood at the rededication of the Play Trail, with surprise new features, happening at noon, followed at 1:00 by our annual Gifts of Nature Workshop.

The fee to participate is $5/family for Boxerwood members or $10/family for non-members. We'll provide vines, cones, winter berries, and greenery from the garden, as well as suet, raffia, ribbon and other project supplies. Families are asked to contribute one type of wildlife food, such as seeds, nuts, dried fruits, popcorn, or fresh cranberries for sharing with other participants.

No need to register - just drop in anytime during the afternoon. The workshop will go on snow or shine, both indoors and out, so dress in layers. We'll keep a fire going in the lodge and serve warm cider, cocoa and cookies all afternoon to keep everyone cozy.

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12:00pm - 5:00pm

Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden
963 Ross Rd.
Lexington, VA 24450

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Holiday Market

Sip mulled wine while your browse the wares of local artists and food vendors at this outdoor Holiday Market. Skip the crowds at the big box stores and find something truly unique for everyone on your shopping list!

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1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cave Ridge Vineyard and Winery
1476 Conicville Rd.
Mount Jackson, VA 22842

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Holiday Harrisonburg Farmers Market

You can expect to find all of the winter staples and a wide variety of Holiday gift and food options as well as Market merchandise and gift certificates. Join in for a fresh, festive and local Holiday shopping experience!

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Harrisonburg Farmers Market
The Turner Pavilion on the Municipal Parking Lot
228 South Liberty St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22803

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Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Call today for pricing and availability, 540-269-2691.

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Every Soul Acres
2411 Flook Lane
Keezletown, VA 22832

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Sixth Annual Weihnachtsmarkt

Celebrate the holiday season with us as we bring a German tradition to the Valley! With a variety of local craft vendors, two food trucks serving up some German food, and a mug of warm Gluhwein, it's sure to be a good time! This year we will also be featuring Pony rides, providing a great photo opportunity for the holiday season.

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Bluestone Vineyard
4828 Spring Creek Rd.
Bridgewater, VA 22812

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