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Boar’s Head Turkey Trot
November 27, 2014
Ednam Forest Charlottesville, VA

Join us Thanksgiving morning to work up an appetite for a good cause in a true Charlottesville tradition. Unite with friends and family to run (or walk!) the 5K course through beautiful Ednam Forest and raise money for the UVA Children's Hospital. Details.
Annual Thanksgiving Feast
November 27, 2014
Holladay House Bed & Breakfast 155 West Main St, Orange, VA

Join our family for our 9th annual Thanksgiving dinner. We will be feasting upon free-range turkey, lots of side dishes, desserts and great conversation! Details.
Art and Country
December 2, 2014 - June 30, 2015
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. Details.
Monticello Holiday Classic 5K
December 6, 2014
Monticello 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, 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.
Cookies and Milk with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Pharsalia
December 7, 2014
Pharsalia 2333 Pharsalia Rd, Tyro, VA

Kids will listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, sit on Santa’s lap for a visit, have their picture taken, then have fun in the craft room with their family. Homemade cookies and milk provided for the kids and coffee and desserts available for parents. Details.
The Great Charlottesville Santa Fun Run & Walk
December 7, 2014
Downtown Mall Main St and 2nd St, Charlottesville, VA

It is sure to be a festive and fun way to welcome the holiday season with friends and family (and pets!) of all ages, all while supporting the programs and services that The Arc of the Piedmont provides to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Be a Claus for a cause! Details.
The Great Russian Nutcracker
December 7, 2014
Paramount Theater 215 East Main St, Charlottesville, VA

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this Holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience. Details.
Annual Holiday Yuletide Extravaganza
December 10, 2014
Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzers Shop Rd, Afton, VA

Fun for the whole family! Holiday music & hot chocolate with Santa & his Elves arriving at 4PM. The event is free and our full menu & kids menu will be available. Details.
Carriage Rides at Trump Winery
December 14, 2014
Trump Winery 3550 Blenhiem Rd, Charlottesville, VA

A horse-drawn 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.
Christmas At The Paramount
December 20, 2014
Paramount Theater 215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA

The Oratorio Society of Virginia, one of the area's premier performance groups, presents Christmas at the Paramount! A staple of Charlottesville tradition, Oratorio Society will perform classic holiday choral works by Mendellsohn, Gruber, and many more. This family-friendly concert is a no-brainer gift idea for the holidays! Details.
The Masked Ball at Veritas Vineyard and Winery
December 31, 2014
Veritas Vineyard & Winery 151 Veritas Lane Afton V

Celebrate in style! Join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres followed by a five-course winemaker's dinner at 7PM in Saddleback Hall. There will be dancing until midnight, when the masks come off and the champagne flows! Breakfast follows at 12:30AM. So bring your mask and your dancing shoes to have great food, wine, and fun to bring in the New Year 2014. Details.
First Night Virginia
December 31, 2014
Historic Downtown Mall Charlottesville, VA

This New Year’s Eve will mark the 32nd annual extravaganza featuring entertainment from music to magic. From fire dancers to rock n’ roll, ballet to jugglers, there’s something for everybody! Details.
New Year's Eve
December 31, 2014
Wintergreen Resort Route 664 Wintergreen, VA

Ring in 2015 at Wintergreen -- we've got different parties to fit everybody's style, and we've got FIREWORKS! Seeing Fireworks light up the slopes is truly a magical experience! Details.
New Moon Night Trail Run
January 3, 2015
Devils Backbone Brewing CO 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA
Bring in the New Year with our New Moon Trail Run. Glowsticks and Headlamps will dot the landscape of Devils Backbone Brewing Company. Details.
Charlottesville Elegance In Bridal Show
January 18, 2015
Omni Hotel 235 West Main St, Charlottesville VA

Save time and energy by meeting all your potential vendors in one day. Visit with exhibitors, receive free magazines, enjoy a fun fashion show featuring attire for the entire wedding party. Taste food samples and cake samples, win prizes and receive fantastic door prizes. Details.
Fredericksburg Boat Show
January 23 - 25, 2015
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy Fredericksburg, VA

Beat the heat this summer by cruising around on a new boat! With a variety of dealers all under one roof, you can shop around for the best deal - all in one building! Details.
The Virginia Festival of the Book
March 18 - 22, 2015
Various venues
Charlottesville, VA
Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to a StoryFest day of children's authors and storybook characters; from a panel on how to publish a novel to a discussion on running a book club; from a workshop on book-binding to a discussion on freelancer's rights. All programs are open to the public; with the exception of a few ticketed events, programs are free of charge. Details.

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