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Turkey Trot 5K & Kids Half Mile Fun Run
Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 26, 2015 8:30 a.m.
600 Earlysville Forest Dr, Earlysville, VA

Enjoy a beautiful scenic run/ walk through the small town of Earlysville and one of it's runner friendly neighborhoods on Thanksgiving morning. Details.
Art and Country
December 1, 2015 - May 8, 2016
Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum 400 Worrell Dr, Charlottesville, VA

The exhibition explores the range of ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists develop and maintain relationships with “country,” their homeland. Many artists represent features of the landscape to communicate their ongoing connection to their ancestral land and the Dreaming. Other artists raise awareness about the dispossession of country as a result of colonization or investigate the importance of story and personal memory. Details.
Dark Star Orchestra
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Jefferson Theater 110 East Main St, Charlottesville, VA

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. Details.
Monticello Holiday Classic 5K
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 8:00 a.m.
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center Charlottesville, VA

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 loop around the West Lawn within the shadows of Monticello. Details.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Sunday, December 6, 2015
The Paramount Theater 215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA

All ages feel the spirit of the season at Great Russian Nutcracker performances through the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes, 9 shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects such as; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls; a 3-headed Rat King and a Troika Sleigh ride through the magical Snow Forest (with falling snow) escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden. Details.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Saturday, December 12, 2015 7:30 p.m.
John Paul Jones Arena, 195 Massie Rd Charlottesville, VA

Helmed by Grammy-winner and musical genius Chip Davis, this world-renowned group takes your favorite songs of the season and beefs them up with their signature new age style that’s been dubbed “18th century Classical Rock.” With 40+ years of live performances under their cummerbunds, these guys know how to put on a show that will leave audiences in absolute awe. Details.
Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas
December 19 - 30, 2015
Wintergreen Resort 39 Wintergreen Dr, Roseland, VA

Celebrate the most magical time of year at Wintergreen with holiday craft workshops, Santa on the slopes, story time with Mrs. Claus and New Year’s Eve Celebrations. Don’t forget fabulous skiing, riding and tubing. Details.
Vineyard Wonderland: Carriage Rides at Trump Winery
December 27, 2015 11:00 a.m.
Trump Winery 3550 Blenhiem Rd, Charlottesville, VA

A horse-drawn carriage from our friends at Breckenridge Carriage will take you on a scenic journey through our expansive vineyard, making stops for scenic photo opportunities. This rare occasion to experience the vineyard up close will surely put you in the holiday spirit! Details.
First Night Virginia
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Downtown Mall Charlottesville, VA

This is an annual “community celebration of the arts” that began in Charlottesville in 1982 and is the second oldest First Night in the country. 2015 will be the 33nd annual festival of the arts with many family-friendly activities Details.
Rising Appalachia's New Year's Eve Gala
Thursday, December 31, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Jefferson Theater 110 East Main St, Charlottesville, VA

Listen to their beautiful sound for banjo and fiddle duets and poetic harmonies like only sisters can do… Joined full-time by their beloved band, Biko Casini on percussion, and David Brown on stand up bass and baritone guitar, expect everything from folk standards to jazz, Details.
Charlottesville Bridal Show
Sunday, January 10, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Omni Hotel Charlottesville 212 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville , VA

Visit with exhibitors, receive free magazines, enjoy a fun fashion show featuring attire for the entire wedding party by Amanda’s Touch Bridal & Formal and Men’s Wearhouse. Taste food samples and cake samples, win prizes and receive fantastic door prizes. Details.

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