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December 3, Saturday
10TH ANNUAL EARLYSVILLE ART & CRAFTS SHOW
Earlysville Community.
Bring shopping lists and appetites and enjoy this event featuring only locally handcrafted, designed and created items. Mouth Wide Open food truck will offer breakfast and lunch. Earlysville Fire Department.  Directions: Reas Ford Rd., Earlysville.  9am-3pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: lncookies@embarqmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 978-2058. 
 
December 3, Saturday
11TH WEARABLE ART RUNWAY SHOW: ENCORE PRESENTATION
St. Anne's-Belfield School.
STAB visual arts students walk the runway wearing garments they've made of anything but traditional fabrics. This year's theme, The Beatles, inspired budding fashion designers in their selections. St. Anne's-Belfield School, Student Activity Center.  Directions: 2132 Ivy Rd.  1:30pm.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5106. 
 
December 3, Saturday
16TH ANNUAL SCOTTSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department.
Visit with Santa from 10am-1:30pm, enjoy holiday vendors, touch a firetruck, play in the bounce house and more! Scottsville Community Center.  10am-2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: pierce@scottsvillefire.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 566-4219. 
 
December 3, Saturday
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Charlottesville Waldorf School.
Gift making for the entire family! Cookie decorating, puppet plays, jump rope making, wreathmaking, candle dipping, and more! Local vendors and artisans for holiday shopping. Charlottesville Waldorf School.  Directions: 120 Waldorf School Road.  10am-1pm.  $Free.  Email: enrollment@cwaldorf.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-4946. 
 
December 3, Saturday
ANNUAL POTTERY CLUB SALE
PVCC.
PVCC Student Pottery Club's annual sale featuring hundreds of handmade mugs, bowls, vases, plates, casseroles, pitchers and works of art for between $5 and $75. PVCC.  Directions: College Drive is off of Rt. 20.  9am-12pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Tom Clarkson.  Email: tclarkson@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5219. 
 
December 3, Saturday
ASH LAWN OPERA: JAY HUNTER MORRIS
The Paramount Theater.
Ash Lawn Opera presents one of the world's greatest tenors. Morris will perform opera arias, play guitar and tell stories. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  8pm.  $12-$44.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
December 3, Saturday
BARNES AND NOBLE PRESENTS: EDUCATOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT
Barnes and Noble.
Pre-K through Grade 12 educators receive a 25% discount on books, toys, games, movies, music and more. Plus, 10% off Café consumables and select NOOK® devices. Charlottesville Barnes and Noble.  9am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
December 3, Saturday
BARNES AND NOBLE STORYTIME PRESENTS: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
Barnes and Noble.
Celebrate all things Grinch with a reading of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Good deed badges and tracking booklets for kids to log all the good things they do this holiday season. Activities to follow. Charlottesville Barnes and Noble.  11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
December 3, Saturday
BLUE RIDGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT
Blue Ridge Chamber Orchestra.
Meade Hall, Christ Episcopal Church.  Directions: 2nd St. NW and High Street.  3-4:30pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Nick Kuhn.  Email: njk4x@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-1617. 
 
December 3, Saturday
BLUE RIDGE YOUNG BIRDERS CLUB MEETING: ANNUAL POTLUCK LUNCH
Blue Ridge Young Birders Club.
Join us at Ivy Creek with the Monticello Bird Club's first Saturday bird walk to see the many birds that winter in our area, such as sparrows, woodpeckers, and ducks. Bring a dish to share at the annual potluck luncheon, which will follow a presentation about the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in Texas. Education Building: Ivy Creek Natural Area.  7:30am walk, 9:30am meeting.  $free.  Recommended for ages 7 to 18.  Contact: Mary Mapel.  Email: mary@wildearth.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-363-5035. 
 
December 3, Saturday
BOOKFAIR, BREAKFAST, AND VENDOR SALE
Breakfast and shopping at Red Hill. Vendors include Lula Roe and Stella and Dot as well as crafters with everything from quilts, toys, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, winter accessories, home decor and more! The Scholastic book fair will be open in the library, and pancakes and sausage will be served in the cafeteria. Come hungry and ready to shop! Red Hill Elementary.  Directions: 3901 Red Hill School Rd., North Garden.  8-11am.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ashley Mawyer.  Email: ashleyjean214@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-5201. 
 
December 3, Saturday
CAROLING IN THE CAVERNS
Grottoes Ruritan Club.
Candlelight tours and musical performances inside Grand Caverns, America's Oldest Show Cave. Children get in free with a donation of a craft, book, or some tangible item to benefit the South River Boy’s and Girls Club. All proceeds go to benefit the South River club and also the Grottoes Ruritan Scholarship Fund. Grand Caverns, Grottoes.  6-8pm.  $5, ages 12 and under free with donation of a craft, book or item.  Email: cavernsinfo@ci.grottoes.va.us. For details, please click this link. 
 
December 3, Saturday
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CONSORT
The Virginia Consort.
The annual candlelight Christmas concert of the Virginia Consort with the Youth Chorale. Recommended for school-aged children and older. First Presbyterian Church.  Directions: 500 Park Street.  4:30pm & 7:30pm.  Contact: Aina Arnold.  Email: consort2@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-8444. 
 
December 3, Saturday
ENCHANTED EXTRAVAGANZA
The Market at Grelen/Shabby Love.
Local artisans, festive fare, fresh Christmas trees & greens, hot cocoa, wreath workshop ($50 plus tax), and fire pits. The Market at Grelen.  Directions: 15901 Yager Rd, Somerset.  10am-4pm.  $5 per car.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
December 3, Saturday
FREE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT JAMES MADISON'S MONTPELIER
James Madison's Montpelier.
Take a break to relax and enjoy the season with a bit of history, tradition, and family-friendly activities. The Madisons' home will be decorated according to 19th-century customs. Mr. and Mrs. Madison will be greeting guests. Enjoy visits with Santa, kids' crafts, a delicious buffet prepared by the Barbeque Exchange, and free cookies and cider. Bundle up and enjoy the brisk weather, walking along Montpelier's 8+ miles of trails through horse pastures, meadows, and old-growth forests. James Madison's Montpelier.  9am-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Christy Moriarty.  Email: cmoriarty@montpelier.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
December 3, Saturday
HOLIDAY HERITAGE PARADE
Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville.
Celebrate our national and community history and culture with marching bands, floats, living history performers and more. Charlottesville Downtown Mall.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: dbacville@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9073. 
 
December 3, Saturday
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT PEACE FROGS TRAVEL/OUTFITTERS
Enjoy a festive day of shopping and special events. Shop an eclectic selection of travel gifts and take advantage of big holiday discounts on select luggage. In-store events include classes on packing practices, packing for cold weather in particular and an all-day raffle. RSVP for the packing classes. Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters.  10am-6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ellen Alford.  Email: ellen@peacefrogstravel.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1415. 
 
December 3, Saturday
LIGHT HOUSE STUDIO HOLIDAY GIF(T) PARTY
Light House Studio.
Give the GIF(t) that keeps on giving! Stop by Vinegar Hill Theatre and Light House staff will help you create a GIF to share with family and friends. While you wait, enjoy a screening of the original "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and a small bag of popcorn! Pay what you will (suggested minimum donation for GIF is $15), and support Light House's annual fund and its teaching digital media skills to community youth. Everyone including pets welcome! Our backdrop and props will get you inspired to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years, and more. Vinegar Hill Theatre.  10am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Brooks Wellmon.  Email: brooks@lighthousestudio.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-6992. 
 
December 3, Saturday
LIVE AND LEARN ... PARENT CONFERENCE AND RESOURCE FAIR
Parent Resource Center.
The Parent Resource Center provides information & support to families of children with disabilities or special needs. Services are free and open to all. Information Sessions include: Understanding Special Education, Interpreting Evaluation Results, AD/HD, Essentials for Speech-Language Therapy, Successful Transition from High School to College and more. PVCC.  9am-12:30pm.  Contact: Deborah Anama.  Email: danama@k12albemarle.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 975-9400. 
 
December 3, Saturday
MAKE A GIFT CRAFT WORKSHOP
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Create beautiful holiday cards, ornaments and more out of materials all provided by the library. Registration requested but walk-ins welcome. JMRL- Crozet Library.  2pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
December 3, Saturday
MCGUFFEY ART CENTER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Mcguffey Art Center.
Visitors will be able to enjoy creating and working with the artists. Enjoy live music and food available from vendors on the McGuffey lawn. McGuffey Art Center.  10am-1pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: McGuffey Art Center.  Email: mcguffeymedia@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-7973. 
 
December 3, Saturday
MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR
MHS Softball.
Over 20 crafters and vendors with door prizes, raffle, food, drink. Includes a craft table for children! Monticello High School.  10am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Karen Lilley.  Email: cklilley@hotmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-8617. 
 
December 3, Saturday
MONTICELLO HOLIDAY CLASSIC 5K AND DECK THE HALLS KIDS DASH
Monticello.
This family-oriented 5k begins at the East Walk of Monticello and ends at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center. Kids 12 and under can enjoy the Deck the Halls Kids Dash, a quarter-mile loop around the West Lawn. Monticello.  8-10am.  $35 for 5k, $55 for Race & Trail Support, $10 for Kids Dash.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@monticello.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9877. 
 
December 3, Saturday
PREP PARENT RESOURCE CENTER INFORMATION FAIR
Information sessions include understanding special education, talking about speech-language therapy, ADHD, helping dyslexic students and much more! Door prizes, face painting and refreshments, too! Registration is encouraged but not required. PVCC Main Building.  9am-12:30pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Deborah Anama.  Email: danama@k12albemarle.org. For more info call: 975-9400. 
 
December 3, Saturday
RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE
Buck Mountain Episcopal Church.
Please join us for our Rummage and Bake Sale. Proceeds to help fund the installation of the pipe organ. Buck Mountain Episcopal Church, Earlysville.  8am-1pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Diane Shelden.  Email: bmecadassist@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-2054. 
 
December 2 & 3, Friday & Saturday
THE VIRGINIA WOMEN'S CHORUS PRESENTS THE 33RD ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT CONCERT
One of Charlottesville's best-kept secrets, the annual Candlelight Concert features music ranging from medieval to contemporary. University Chapel.  8-9pm Friday, 9:30-10:30pm Saturday.  $7.50 students, $17.50 general.  Email: vfhinfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3296. 
 
December 3, Saturday
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. WEST VIRGINIA
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on our 'Hoos at home! John Paul Jones Arena.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
December 3, Saturday
WAYNESBORO CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR
EA Homes.
Experience Christmas traditions and décor of some of Waynesboro's finest. Tree Streets neighborhood, Waynesboro.  10am-4pm.  $25, $20 in advance.  Email: info@waynetheatre.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
December 3, Saturday
WAYNESBORO CHRISTMAS PARADE
Waynesboro Parks and Recreation.
Bundle up and bring the whole family to come celebrate the start of the Christmas season! Sure to put you in the holiday spirit with decorated floats, marching bands, cloggers, and of course, Santa. Downtown Waynesboro.  6pm start.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Waynesboro Parks and Rec.  Email: parksandrec@ci.waynesboro.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
December 3, Saturday
WEIHNACHTSMARKT: CHRISTMAS MARKET #2
The Frontier Culture Museum.
The Frontier Culture Museum offers their version of the traditional, German-inspired Christmas Market with open-air booths selling handcrafted artisan gifts. Over 20 vendors will attend. The Frontier Culture Museum.  1-7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (540) 332-7850. 
 
December 3, Saturday
WREATH MAKING DEMONSTRATION
Saunders Brothers Market.
Watch as wreath makers work their magic! Live music by David Matthews of Lovingston in the Farm Market. Saunders Brothers Market.  11am-3pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
December 4, Sunday
13TH ANNUAL MISTLETOE MARKET
Join the Junior League of Charlottesville for its annual holiday shopping event featuring amazing artisans, craft makers and vendors from Charlottesville and surrounding areas. Tons of handcrafted goods, jewelry, specialty items, childrens gifts, home decor, holiday decorations and more. John Paul Jones Arena.  10am-4pm.  $5 advance, $8 at the door.  All ages welcome.  Email: mistletoe@jlcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-357-2497. 
 
December 4, Sunday
2016 LOCAL AUTHOR BOOK FAIR
Writer House.
Twelve celebrated local authors are signing and selling their books. Stock up on children's books, young adult and adult books, fiction and nonfiction. Authors include Amy Lee-Tai, Mary Buford Hitz, Michelle Damiani, Carolyn ONeal, Marc Boston, R.F. Dunham, S.A. Hunter, Nell Goddin, Phyllis A. Duncan, and William Espinosa. Writer House.  Directions: 508 Dale Ave..  1-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Carolyn O'Neal.  Email: carolynoneal@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 882-0362. 
 
December 4, Sunday
AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
Maymont.
Victorian ladies and gentlemen welcome you to Maymont Mansion to marvel at the grand Christmas tree, the beautifully decorated formal rooms and the traditions enjoyed by the Dooleys and their guests in 1893. Horse-drawn carriage rides, good food and drink, festive music, a roaring bonfire and activities to fill everyone with old-fashioned, merry holiday spirit. Maymont Mansion & Carriage House Lawn.  Directions: 1700 Hampton Street.  12-5pm.  $Tours: $5; $4 members and children 12 and under. Carriage rides $5; $4 members and children 12 and under.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@maymont.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166, ext. 310. 
 
December 3-4, Saturday-Sunday
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WEEKEND AT WALTON'S MOUNTAIN MUSEUM
Walton's Mountain Museum.
Tour the museum decorated for the holiday season and enjoy refreshments. This weekend only, guests can go behind the restrictive ropes! Walton's Mountain Museum.  Directions: 6484 Rockfish River Road, Schuyler.  10am-3:30pm.  Email: waltonmt@cstone.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 831-2000. 
 
December 4, Sunday
ARTISANS OPEN HOUSE AT FREE UNION COUNTRY SCHOOL
Free Union Country School.
Nine local artisans will pop up at the school. Enjoy indoor holiday shopping and treats! Free Union Country School.  10am-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jolee.  Email: janrussell@embarqmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-3901. 
 
November 26 & 27 & December 3 & 4, Saturdays-Sundays
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Join us for breakfast with Santa! Enjoy a pancake breakfast, write a letter to Santa and drop it in our special mailbox. Santa will join us for visits and photos. Take a magical family photo with Santa's sleigh! Relax with hot chocolate, make a special Christmas craft to take home, or decorate a gingerbread house! Reservations strongly recommended. Carter Mountain Orchard.  11am-3pm visit with Santa, 10am-12pm breakfast, 10am-3pm gingerbread house decorating.  $Varies per activity; Santa visit free.  All ages welcome.  Email: Info@CarterMountainOrchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
December 4, Sunday
CHRISTMAS PARADE
Nelson County Chamber of Commerce.
Automobile parade followed by the Christmas Parade of floats, bands, marching units, beauty queens and service vehicles. Local food vendors will be in attendance. Oak Ridge Estate Racetrack.  Directions: 2300 Oak Ridge Road, Arrington.  2:30-4:30pm.  Email: ehooker03@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 962-5022. 
 
December 3 & 4, Saturday & Sunday
FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT
Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra and the University Singers .
Featuring the Univeristy Singers. Through the years, these popular concerts have launched the holiday season with an array of music ranging from the peaceful to the joyous. Concertgoers young and old will recognize favorites. Free parking is available in the UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage located on Emmet Street. UVA's Old Cabell Hall.  8pm Saturday, 3:30pm Sunday.  $10-$45.  All ages welcome.  Email: tickets@email.virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
December 3-4, Saturday-Sunday
FROSTBITE TOURNAMENT
SOCA.
Watch SOCA's recreation teams as they compete in a fun and friendly soccer environment. Participation open to teams participating in SOCA's Recreational League; open to public to attend. South Fork Soccer Park.  Directions: 1685 Polo Grounds Rd.  All ages welcome.  Email: soca@socaspot.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 975-5025. 
 
December 4, Sunday
HIGHLAND MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE
James Monroe's Highland.
Free admission for local residents (Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Orange, and Rockingham), including tours of the historic house museum and family friendly activities. For non-local visitors, the family friendly activities, in addition to the house tour, are included with regular admission. Find local, handmade holiday gifts for family and friends in the Museum Shop! James Monroe's Highland.  11am-5pm.  $Free admission for local residents.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
December 4, Sunday
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
King Family Vineyards.
Celebrate the season and visit with Santa! King Family Vineyards.  12-3pm.  Email: events@kingfamilyvineyards.com. For more info call: 823-7800. 
 
December 4, Sunday
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING AT KESWICK HALL
Keswick Hall and Golf Club.
Keswick Vineyards.  5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-3440. 
 
December 4, Sunday
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE [PG]
The Paramount Theater.
Come watch a holiday classic. The Paramount Theater.  5pm.  $7 adult, $5 12 and under.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
December 4, Sunday
JAMES MONROE HIGHLAND ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
James Monroe Highland.
Celebrate the anniversary of the Monroe's arrival in 1799 with free admission for residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle along with bordering counties. Meet "President Monroe" and his friends and take a guided tour of the house. Find local, handmade holiday gifts in the museum shop, too! James Monroe Highland.  11am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
December 3 & 4, Saturday & Sunday
JEFFERSON CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: JUST BELIEVE
Jefferson Choral Society.
Enjoy a Christmas concert by the Jefferson Choral Society. Heritage United Methodist Church, Lynchburg.  7:30pm December 3, 4pm December 4.  $20 adult, $15 students, Free age 12 and under.  All ages welcome.  Email: jeffersonchoral@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 528-5700. 
 
December 3-4, Friday-Saturday
MAKE YOUR OWN BRACELET
Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center.
Learn how to string a bracelet and discover the history of beads on the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center, Darden Towe Park.  10am-4pm.  $7.  Contact: Alexandria Searls.  Email: lewisandclark@lewisandclarkvirginia.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-7282. 
 
December 4, Sunday
SANTA & LIVE MUSIC AT THE TASTING ROOM
Adventure Farm and Vineyard.
Santa and cookie decorating with live music from Matty Metcalfe and tasty food from Charley's Chili. The Tasting Room at Adventure Farm.  1-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Andrea Matheson.  Email: andreasmatheson@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-8796. 
 
December 4, Sunday
SHOP WITH VIRGINIA ORGANIZING
Ten Thousand Villages.
Help Virginia Organizing at a holiday fundraiser, shopping event. Ten Thousand Villages.  1-5pm.  $Free.  Contact: Sallie Slater.  Email: manager.charlottesville@tenthousandvillages.com. For more info call: 979-9470. 
 
December 4, Sunday
SILHOUETTES BY STUDIO ZERO
James Monroe's Highland.
Studio Zero Photography will offer sittings for couples, individuals, and children for their modern take on the silhouette at James Monroes Highland. Studio Zero is waiving the $100 sitting fee for silhouettes made at Highland for one day only. Thirty percent of all proceeds will go toward educational programming at the historic estate of James Monroe. Each 15-minute sitting includes a complimentary house tour. Enjoy our newly revised house tour free of charge, and take home your silhouette that day. James Monroe's Highland.  11am-5pm.  $Cost based on print.  Special Needs Accommodation: Reservation Optional  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
December 4, Sunday
ST. NICK'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Maymont Estate.
The entire family is sure to enjoy an afternoon of merriment and surprises as St. Nick joins Baymont's Christmas Fairy to host a party filled with magical wishes, games and crafts, special treats, animal friends and a visit to the Dooley's enchanting home. Maymont Estate, Richmond.  Directions: 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond.  2:30-4pm.  $15, $10 members and children 12 and up.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@maymont.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166 x 310. 
 
December 4, Sunday
THE GREAT CHARLOTTESVILLE SANTA FUN RUN & WALK
Arc of the Piedmont.
This 1-mile stroller/wheelchair-friendly course starts and finishes on the downtown mall. Families and pets welcome! Proceeds benefit Arc of the Piedmont. Sprint Pavilion.  11am, 9-10:30am check-in.  $Varies.  Email: bharris@arcpva.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-4002 x110. 
 
December 4, Sunday
THE POLAR EXPRESS [G]
The Paramount Theater.
In the spirit of the film, attendees are invited to wear their pajamas. Those who do receive free popcorn! Santa will be available for photos before the 2pm show. The Paramount Theater.  11:30am & 2pm.  $7 adult, $5 12 and under.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
December 4, Sunday
UNDERSTANDING THE THREATS: FINDING THE SOLUTIONS POSTER CONTEST AWARDS
Blue Ridge Young Birders Club.
Announcing the winners of the 2016 Bird Conservation Poster Contest that was sponsored by both The Blue Ridge Young Birders Club and the Monticello Bird Club. Come on out to the awards reception to see all of the amazing entries and to meet a falconry Harris Hawk, dissect owl pellets, and see some fantastic educational displays. Education Building: Ivy Creek Natural Area.  2-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Mary Mapel.  Email: mary@wildearth.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-363-5035. 
 
December 5, Monday
ANIME CLUB: COSPLAY PARTY
JMRL- Northside Library.
Join us for a special edition of Anime Club. Dress up as your favorite character, or borrow one of the library's yukata for the evening. For those who come in costume, there will be a contest to determine the winner of a fabulous prize. Grades 6-12. JMRL- Northside Library.  6:30-8pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
December 6, Tuesday
"NUTCRACKER SUITE" MEET & GREET
JMRL - Central Library.
Ballerinas pirouette into the Central Library for a special holiday celebration. Experience the wonder of the ballet and participate in a special dance class with a journey to Lands of Snowflakes and Sweets with the Charlottesville Ballet. For boys and girls ages 3 to 10. 4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
December 7, Wednesday
"NUTCRACKER SUITE" MEET & GREET
JMRL - Northside Library.
Ballerinas pirouette into the Central Library for a special holiday celebration. Experience the wonder of the ballet and participate in a special dance class with a journey to Lands of Snowflakes and Sweets with the Charlottesville Ballet. For dancers ages 3 to 11. 4pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
December 6 & 7, Tuesday & Wednesday
AN EVENING OF PLAYS
Henley Middle School.
Henley Middle School's 8th grade drama students perform! Henley Middle School.  7-8pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4393. 
 
November 22 & 29, December 6, Tuesdays
BLANKETS & BOOKS: EVENING STORYTIMES
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Wear your pajamas and snuggle in with a favorite stuffed animal or blanket while listening to great stories before bedtime. Crozet Library.  Directions: 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 4 to 6.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
December 6, Tuesday
DINNER & A MOVIE -- KIDS NIGHT
Blue Mountain Brewery.
Bring out the family for a movie and three course dinner! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will play on the big screen in the event hall. Reservations are required. Blue Mountain Brewery.  Directions: 9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton.  6pm.  $25 adults, $15 kids.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jessica Bullard.  Email: events@bluemountainbrewery.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8020 x106. 
 
December 6, Tuesday
FIELD SCHOOL ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE
Field School.
An open house for parents and prospective students. Parents can tour the school, ask questions and look in on a class. Prospective students are welcome to attend classes. 9-11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4353. 
 
December 6, Tuesday
HOLIDAY CRAFT TIME: GINGERBREAD HOUSES
JMRL - Nelson Memorial Library.
Get creative and build your own "home, sweet, home." All ages! Registration required. Nelson Memorial Library.  Directions: 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston.  4-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5904. 
 
December 6, Tuesday
MESSIAH SING-IN
University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music.
Be there to participate in a UVa tradition that has lasted for over 40 years! The UVA Messiah Sing-In remains a simple and joyous event, relying on the University and Charlottesville community to come together to sing and perform one of the greatest oratorios ever written. Benefits UVA choral ensembles. Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia.  8pm.  $10 adults, $5 students.  Email: tickets@email.virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
December 7, Wednesday
ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF TEENS (ACT)
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Be a part of something big. Plan teen programs and events at the Library, create displays, share good books, and more. Snacks will be provided, and members receive volunteer hours for participation. Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome. Grades 6-12. Gordon Avenue Library.  7pm.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
First Wednesdays
CENTRAL TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
JMRL - Central.
Take action for literacy by joining the Central Teen Advisory Board. Earn volunteer hours by helping to plan activities and events at the Central Library. Grades 6-12. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  4:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: Angela.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151 ext. 4. 
 
December 7, Wednesday
HOLIDAY CRAFT EXTRAVAGANZA
JMRL- Northside Library.
Different stations with different craft stations allow participants to make a variety of ornaments for the holidays! Refreshments provided as well. Registration begins November 16. JMRL- Northside Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
December 7, Wednesday
RICHMOND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S "THE SNOWMAN"
ting.
Kick off the holiday season with the academy-award nominated movie The Snowman. The Richmond Symphony Orchestra will perform the original score as well as additional holiday favorites. The Paramount Theater.  6pm.  $15.75, $10.75 ages 12 and under.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
December 7, Wednesday
TINKERCAD ORNAMENT WORKSHOP
JMRL- Northside.
Have you ever wanted to create and print your own 3D object? Learn the basics and create a self-designed ornament. Ages 11+. Participants will print their design on Northside's 3D printer. Northside Library.  6pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
December 2-7, Friday-Wednesday
VIRGINIA GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION
Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville.
Join in a wonderful Charlottesville holiday tradition and help us capture "The Magic of Christmas" by entering the annual Gingerbread House Competition. Inspired creations will be on display December 4-7. All ages welcome.  Email: dbacville@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
December 7, Wednesday
WALKER ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT
Walker Upper Elementary School.
Walker Upper Elementary School.  Directions: 1564 Dairy Rd.  7-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2671. 
 
December 8, Thursday
ALBEMARLE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Albemarle County School District.
Come and find out about current issues and hot topics at the Albemarle County school board meeting. Albemarle County Office Building.  Directions: 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville.  6:30pm.  Email: schoolboard@k12albemarle.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5820. 
 
December 8, Thursday
HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT
Charlottesville High School Choir.
Enjoy an evening of special music by the young talent of the Chartlottesville High School Choir. MLK Performing Arts Center.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road.  7-8pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: charlottesvillehsbands@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2410. 
 
December 8, Thursday
HOLIDAY YULETIDE EXTRAVAGANZA
Blue Mountain Brewery.
Family fun with holiday music and hot chocolate with Santa and his elves. Full menu and kids menu available. Blue Mountain Brewery.  4-7pm.  $Free.  Email: events@bluemountainbrewery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8020. 
 
December 8, Thursday
KESWICK HALL AND GOLF CLUB OPEN HOUSE
Keswick Hall and Golf Club.
Keswick Hall and Golf Club.  Directions: Clubhouse.  4:30-7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 923-4363. 
 
December 8, Thursday
MESA OPEN HOUSE
Math, Engineering and Science Academy.
MESA (Math, Engineering and Science Academy) at Albemarle High School will host an Open House. Teachers and current students will be available to answer questions, showcase projects and talk about the curriculum. Albemarle High School.  5-7pm.  Email: jprillaman@k12albemarle.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 975-9300. 
 
Second Thursdays
NELSON TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
JMRL - Nelson Memorial Library.
Take action for literacy by joining the Teen Advisory Board. Earn volunteer hours by helping to plan activities and events at the Nelson Memorial Library. Grades 6-12. Nelson Memorial Library.  Directions: 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston.  3pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5904. 
 
December 8, Thursday
PRESCHOOL STAR PARTY
JMRL - Central Library.
Educators from the Virginia Discovery Museum StarLab will bring the night sky into the library! Gaze at the stars in VADm's fabulous StarLab and listen to a star story! For ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Registration required starting November 26. Central Library.  10:30am.  Recommended for ages 3 to 5.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
December 8, Thursday
STAR PARTY AT LEGO MANIA
JMRL - Central Library.
As part of Central Library's monthly LEGO gathering, meet with educators from the Virginia Discovery Museum StarLab will bring the night sky into the library! Gaze at the stars in VADm's fabulous StarLab, build a Lego spacecraft and launch a paper rocket to the moon! For ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Registration required starting November 26. Central Library.  4-5pm.  Recommended for ages 3 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
December 9, Friday
BARNES AND NOBLE PRESENTS: HARRY POTTER MAGICAL WINTER BALL
Barnes and Noble.
Dress like your favorite Harry Potter character, wear your holiday best or come as you are and enjoy dancing, music, activities and giveaways. Charlottesville Barnes and Noble.  7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
October 14 & 28, December 9, Fridays
CREATION STATION
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
Stop by to create with UVA Madison House volunteers. We will have a different project each week to explore, from paper airplanes to sweet sculptures. STEAM ahead with hands on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. For all ages. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  2:30-4:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
December 9, Friday
IT'S BIN FUN: SENSORY PLAY FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Captivate your little scientist with open-ended, child-led play which engages the senses. Things will get messy so dress appropriately. Ages 6-36 months. Registration requested. Crozet Library.  10:30-11:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
December 10, Saturday
'TIS THE SEASON PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Virginia Gingerbread Christmas & Kiwanis Club.
Enjoy pancakes for a good cause and see Santa, too! Proceeds from the breakfast benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville, Martha Jefferson Hospital, The Piedmont Family YMCA Childcare Learning Center at the Jefferson School and UVA Children's Hospital. Hilton Garden Inn Pantops.  7-11am.  $5 minimum ticket donation.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Michelle Rene Ryan.  Email: mryan@piedmontymca.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-0118. 
 
December 3 & 10, Saturdays
AN EVENING OF HOLIDAY TRADITIONS
Frontier Culture Museum.
Celebrate the season with an evening of holiday traditions. Costumed staff will demonstrate Christmas traditions and customs of the past at England, Ireland, Germany, 1820s America and 1850s America. Stroll through the Museum's exhibits after hours to view traditional Holiday Decorations and learn about traditions from the past in both the Old World and America. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  6-8pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
December 10, Saturday
BARNES AND NOBLE STORYTIME PRESENTS: IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE
Barnes and Noble.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, one of the most beloved children's books of all time. Coloring and activities to follow. Charlottesville Barnes and Noble.  11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
December 10, Saturday
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Crozet YMCA.
Have breakfast with Santa at Crozet YMCA. Crozet YMCA at Claudius Crozet Park.  9-10am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 205-4380. 
 
December 3 & 10, Saturdays
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS
Frontier Culture Museum.
Ages 5-8 and 9-12. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
December 10, Saturday
CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
Amazement Square.
The Children's Holiday Festival is a joyful family event! The magic, twinkle and tradition of this annual event continues to bring families and friends back year after year to enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, and more. The whole family is invited to celebrate the holidays, make memories and enjoy the magic of the season! Amazement Square, Lynchburg.  8:30-10:30am or 11am-1pm.  $20 child, $10 adult.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
December 10, Saturday
COLONIAL CHRISTMAS AT HENRICUS
Henricus Historical Park.
Featuring first-person character interpretation of the etiquette, norms, customs and laws regarding Christmas in Elizabethan-Jacobean English households in the early 17th century. Experience holiday traditions of different socioeconomic homes and enjoy period dance and song in the hospital. Henricus Historical Park.  Directions: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester.  12-5pm.  $Free.  Email: henricus1611@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-748-1611. 
 
December 10, Sunday
CROZET COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT
Crozet Community Orchestra.
A variety of holiday repertoire will be presented in collaboration with the Crozet Community Hand-bell Choir including the 2015 favorite Midnight Clear for Hand-bells and full orchestra. Crozet Baptist Church.  $Free.  Contact: Denise Murray.  Email: murrden@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 987-5517. 
 
December 10, Saturday
FREEDOM 5K
Freedom 5K.
Runners of all ages, walkers, leashed dogs and baby joggers, are welcome. Proceeds go to No Greater Sacrifice, providing college scholarship for the children of our nation’s fallen and wounded Service members, Parade Rest, Connecting arts, entertainment, and sporting event tickets to local military personnel, veterans and their families and Blue Star Families of Central Virginia, creating and shipping care packages to soldiers at war. Glenmore Country Club.  9am.  Contact: Michael Kaminski.  Email: Livebullish@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 962-2752. 
 
December 10, Saturday
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP
Keswick Hall and Golf Club.
Another great event for families traveling to Keswick. Keswick Hall, Ballroom.  Directions: 701 Club Drive, Keswick.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-3440. 
 
December 10, Saturday
GIRLS' GEEK DAYS
Sparking girls' interest in STEM in a fun, collaborative, hands-on environment. Girls learn new tech skills and connect to other STEM programs in the community. Open to all ages, girls in third grade or younger should plan to bring a guardian too. Registration is required and space is limited! Baker Butler Elementary School.  TBA.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
December 10, Saturday
KIDS NIGHT OUT AT ADVENTURE CENTRAL
ACAC.
The kids will have a lot of fun while parents enjoy a night out! ACAC.  5:30-9pm.  $Varies for members; $20 per family for non-members.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 978-7529. 
 
December 9-10, Friday-Saturday
MAKE A BED FOR THE ARC PARTIES
The Arc of the Piedmont.
Enjoy cookies, cider and more on December 9th at the Roy Wheeler office in Charlottesville or December 10th at the Atlantic Builders Model Home in Zions Crossroads! Any and all are welcome! Members of The Arc of the Piedmont will be in attendance as well as some of those who will benefit from the contributions of bedding as part of the Make a Bed for The Arc fundraiser. Ednam Hall (Roy Wheeler Office), Charlottesville or Atlantic Builders Model Home in Spring Creek, Zion Crossroads.  12-4pm.  $Free.  Contact: Bryan Harris.  Email: bharris@arcpva.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-4002 x 110. 
 
December 9 & 10, Friday & Saturday
MICHIE TAVERN YULETIDE FEAST
Michie Tavern.
A Yuletide Feast in the Tavern's Ordinary decorated in festive 18th-century tradition. Strolling Tavern musicians will entertain guests dining by candlelight. The bill of fare features a banquet of Virginia favorites including country ham with raisin sauce, roasted turkey and giblet gravy, cornbread stuffing, candied yams and more traditional delectables. Michie Tavern.  Directions: 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway.  6pm & 8pm seatings.  $38.95 adults; $19.50 ages 10 and under.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@michietavern.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1234. 
 
December 10, Saturday
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION [PG-13]
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $7 adults, $5 12 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
December 10, Saturday
PARADE OF LIGHTS AT HENRICUS HISTORICAL PARK
Henricus Historical Park & James River Advisory Council.
View the procession of boats decorated with holiday lights and experience a colonial Christmas presented by historical interpreters at Henricus Historical Park. Henricus Historical Park.  Directions: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester.  6-9pm.  Email: henricus1611@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-748-1613. 
 
December 8 & 10, Thursday & Saturday
PICTURE BOOK FILM FEST
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Bring a blanket and pillows if you'd like and cozy up to watch a few of your favorite stories on the big screen. Registration is requested. Drop-ins always welcome. Ages 2-6. JMRL- Crozet Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 2 to 6.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
December 10, Saturday
SON JAROCHO CULTURE AND MUSIC OF VERACRUZ, MEXICO
Luminaria Cville and The Virgina Foundation For the Humanities.
Two workshops and a performance presentation of Son Jarocho music, a traditional folk music from Veracruz that blends elements of African rhythms, Spanish poetry and melodies, and native Mexican culture. There will be a zapateado (rhythmic foot dance) workshop followed by a son jarocho rhythm and song technique workshop. Bring your guitars, mandolins, or ukuleles! Then watch a performance presentation of traditional and original son jarocho music. McGuffey Art Center Studio 11.  3pm dance workshop, 4pm instrument workshop, 7pm performance presentation..  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: Wheelchair accessible via the elevator in the rear of hte building.  Contact: Estela Knott.  Email: luminariacville@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 242-8488. 
 
December 2 & 10, Friday & Saturday
VIRGINIA GLEE CLUB'S 76TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Virginia Glee Club/McIntire Department of Music.
The UVA Glee Club performing seasonal favorites with plenty of audience participation and entertainment for the entire family. Old Cabell Hall (Dec. 2) & First Presbyterian Church (Dec. 10).  8-10pm.  $15 general admission, $5 students.  Email: tickets@email.virginia.edu. For details, please click this link. 
 
December 10, Saturday
WEIHNACHTSMARKT: CHRISTMAS MARKET #3
The Frontier Culture Museum.
The Frontier Culture Museum offers their version of the traditional, German-inspired Christmas Market with open-air booths selling handcrafted artisan gifts. Over 20 vendors will attend. The Frontier Culture Museum.  1-7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (540) 332-7850. 
 
December 11, Sunday
"JOY TO THE WORLD" CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The annual Joy to the World Christmas concert features six choirs from local churches and community that will present sacred Christmas songs. The concert will conclude with choirs and congregations singing selections from Handel's Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Directions: 1275 Timberwood.  7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Susan Roberts.  Email: susanofva@aol.com. For more info call: 985-2696. 
 
December 11, Sunday
A BLUE RIDGE CHRISTMAS WITH THE VIRGINIA CONSORT
Wintergreen Performing Arts.
The Virginia Consort will sing Christmas favorites and a variety of pieces written in the past 500 years. Rockfish Presbyterian Church.  4pm.  $35.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8292. 
 
December 3-11
BLACK BOX PLAYERS PRESENT "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"
Step back in time to December 1843. A beloved Christmas story brought to life with an original score and upbeat carols. Fun for the whole family! Burnley Moran Elementary School.  Varies.  $10.  Recommended for ages 4 to 18.  Email: ticketsbbp@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-9202. 
 
December 11, Sunday
CHARLOTTESVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT
Municipal Band of Charlottesville.
It's not Christmas in Charlottesville until the Municipal Band plays seasonal and traditional music at its annual holiday concert. Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center.  3:30-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9850. 
 
December 3-4 & 10-11, Saturdays-Sundays
MONTICELLO GINGERBREAD HOUSE FAMILY WORKSHOP
Monticello.
Fuel your creativity with hot chocolate and cookies as you work together to craft a hand-made addition to your home's holiday décor. Recommended for families with children ages seven and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Smith Woodland Pavilion, Monticello.  2-4pm.  $55 4-member family pass.  Email: info@monticello.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9822. 
 
December 11, Sunday
PVCC CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT
Piedmont Virginia Community College.
The PVCC Chorus presents an afternoon of holiday choral music! PVCC, V. Earl Dickinson Building.  3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: PVCC Box Office.  Email: boxoffice@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5376. 
 
December 11, Sunday
SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS AT PHARSALIA
Pharsalia.
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a day of stories, crafts and Christmas cheer. Professional photos with Santa and snacks are included. Pharsalia.  Directions: 2333 Pharsalia Road, Tyro.  1-4pm.  Email: info@pharsaliaevents.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5231. 
 
December 11, Sunday
SANTA PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Enjoy a yummy breakfast and meet with Santa too! Virginia Discovery Museum.  9am, 9:20am, 11:30am, 11:45am.  $12 non-members, family 4-pack discounts.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
December 11, Sunday
SANTA VISITS THE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Bee and Trees Tree Farm.
Cut your own tree, enjoy hot drinks, shop for holiday decor and take a photo with Santa. Bees and Trees Tree Farm.  1:30-4pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-423-9020. 
 
December 11, Sunday
THE NUTCRACKER
The Wayne Theatre.
Spice up the holiday season with the Nutcracker Suite performed by the Albemarle Ballet Theatre. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  2-4pm, 5-7pm.  $12 advance, $18 day of show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
December 10-11, Saturday & Sunday
WILDERNESS FIRST AID WORKSHOP
The Living Earth School.
Learn wilderness first aid skills that could save a life or learn how to handle a simple first aid issue competently. A blend of instruction, hands-on learning and scenarios. Adults and focused youth 10 and up. Living Earth School, Afton.  8:30am-6:30pm.  Recommended for ages 10 to 99.  Email: info@one-forest.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-7339. 
 
December 10-11, Saturday & Sunday
WINTER BOOT MAKING CLASS
The Living Earth School.
Learn how to make a felt winter boot with a rubber sole. These custom-designed boots make a great gift! Ages 16 and up. Living Earth School, Afton.  9am-5pm.  Recommended for ages 16 to 99.  Email: livingearthva@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-7339. 
 
December 11, Sunday
YULETIDES AT AGECROFT: A CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Agecroft Hall.
Experience the Christmas season at Agecroft Hall from three different eras: England in 1640, London in 1860, and Richmond in 1942. Charles Dickens will do a lively reading from his classic A Christmas Carol. Father Christmas will be ready to hear your Christmas wishes. It's outside and inside, so be sure to bundle up! Agecroft Hall, Richmond.  Directions: 4305 Sulgrave Road.  12:30-5pm.  Email: kreynolds@agecrofthall.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-353-4241. 
 
December 10 & 12, Saturday & Monday
COAT OF MANY COLORS (2015)
JMRL - Nelson Memorial Library.
Two showings at the Nelson Memorial Library! Nelson Memorial Library.  Directions: 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston.  10:30am Saturday, 5pm Monday.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5904. 
 
Second Monday and Last Thursday of each month
LITTLE NATURALISTS
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Introduce your 3 to 5 year old to nature with this short talk and trail walk. Volunteer guide Rachel Bush will host, starting in the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Building. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  Directions: 1780 Earlysville Road.  10am.  $Free.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
December 12, Wednesday
ORNAMENT EXTRAVAGANZA
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Whether you give it away as a gift to friends and family or hang it high in your own tree, a handmade holiday ornament is sure to bring cheer to all who see it. We'll provide the ornaments and an extravaganza of fun and festive decorating supplies, you provide the imagination and creativity! Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: 524 East Main Street.  4pm.  $10 (includes 1 ornament, museum admission for 1 child/1 adult).  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
December 12, Monday
TONY BENNETT AT THE PARAMOUNT
The Paramount Theater.
Legendary singer and nineteen-time Grammy award-winning musician Tony Bennett returns to The Paramount. The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
December 13, Tuesday
BOOK BAG: A TWEEN BOOK CLUB
JMRL - Central Library.
Ravenous readers are invited to read and discuss a different book each month. Join in fun book-related activities and snacks. Free books will be provided. December's book is The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel. Registration required. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  4:15-5:15pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 9 to 12.  Email: central@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
Second Tuesdays
CROZET TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Your ideas are needed! Be a part of the Crozet Library Teen Advisory Board! Help plan teen programs, displays and activities. Members will enjoy snacks and receive volunteer hours for their participation with TAB. Registration recommended. TAB application required. Grades 6-12. Crozet Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October-December, Second Tuesdays
TWEEN SCENE: STEAM
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
Kids grades 4-8 can enjoy several fun, s.t.e.a.m-oriented classes. October 11: Worm Bins. November 8: Snap Circuits. December 13: KEVA Planks. Louisa.  4pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 

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