Things to see and do...

Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM : River City Radio Hour show in Waynesboro, Va.

Main St. United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 601 West Main St. Holiday dessert theater performance: Radio Hour Remembers Christmas. The Boogie Kings, Barbara Lawson, and Lorie Strother. Tickets: $16 in advance, $20 at the door.  For more information, call 540-943-9999 or visit www.waynetheatre.org.


Wayne Theatre
533 West Main St.
Waynesboro, VA 22980
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First opened in 1926, the Waynesboro Theatre had a neo-classical facade, fashionable interior, and mighty organ. The city eventually took ownership and and in 2000 the the Wayne Theatre Alliance was created to revitalize the property to promote the economic vitality, educational opportunities and cultural life of Waynesboro, Virginia.

Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Bluegrass music concert at Bright BoxTheater in Winchester, Va.

15 N. Loudoun St. Buds Collective with Joes Garage. West Virginia bluegrass musicians. For more information, call 1-800-838-3006 or 540-665-2878 or visit www.brightboxtheater.com.


City of Winchester, Va.
1001 East Cork St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Winchester is home of the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, drawing approximately 250,000 visitors to the area. There are parks, a historic downtown walking mall and centuries-old architecture.  The city has an extensive Civil War history, changing hands many times during the War.

Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Bluemont Dances in Hillsboro, Va.

Hillsboro Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike. Third Saturday of each month, October through May. For both new and experienced dancer: old-time square and contra dancing with music provided by a live band. Instruction and figure calling are provided throughout each dance. Beginners workshop held preceding dance event at 7:30 p.m. Families and single dancers welcome. Admission: $12 per person, $8 for Bluemont Friends, students, and seniors. For more information, call 540-955-8186 or visit www.bluemont.org.


Bluemont Concert Series
151 North Hatcher Avenue
Purcellville, VA 20132
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Since 1976, Bluemont Concert Series has presented concerts in 68 communities in northwest and central Virginia. Throughout the year, Bluemont presents a wide variety of community events such as school concerts, workshops and assemblies, performances in hospitals and nursing homes, public concerts,  oldtime country dances, and other events.

Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. The Santaland Diaries. For more information, call 1-877-682-4236 or visit www.americanshakespearecenter.com.


The Blackfriars Playhouse - American Shakespeare Center
10 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s only re-creation of a Shakespearean indoor theatre. The 300-seat theatre stages performances based on how Shakespeare's company originally performed plays at the original Shakespeare theatres. Performances are staged as a rotating repertory with the same actors in each of several concurrently-running plays.

Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Christmas play at Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg, Va.

107 Center St. Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. 1940s radio-play adaptation of Frank Capra classic. Shows on Dec. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m. For more information call 540-984-3972 or visit www.shenandoahtheatre.org.


Town of Edinburg, Virginia
101 Town Hall Avenue
Edinburg, VA 22824
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Edinburg was first settled in the late 18th century by Germans and Swiss and incorporated in 1852. Its original name referred to the Garden of Eden. It's mill was built in 1848, now a museum, escaped being burned during the Civil War. It boasts lovely Victorian homes with distinctive architectural features.

Dec. 20, 2014 from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM : Ghost tours in Winchester, Va.

Haunted Pub Crawl: Ghost Tours Old Town Winchester Virginia. Every Wednesday and Saturday night. Locations: 147 North, V2, The Half Note Lounge, Brewbakers, The Cajun Experience, Cork St. Tavern, and the Bright Box Theater. Tours run from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations requested. Admission: $29.99 per person, not including drinks. For more information, call 540-827-9948.


City of Winchester, Va.
1001 East Cork St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Winchester is home of the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, drawing approximately 250,000 visitors to the area. There are parks, a historic downtown walking mall and centuries-old architecture.  The city has an extensive Civil War history, changing hands many times during the War.

Dec. 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM : Holiday festival in Staunton, Va.

Toys and Books, 15 West Johnson St. Visit with Santa Pufferbellies. Admission by Appointment only. For more information, call 540-886-3516.


City of Staunton
116 W. Beverley St.
Staunton, VA 24401
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Staunton is the birthplace of U.S President Woodrow Wilson and the home of the Statler Brothers. The Blackfriars Playhouse, Frontier Culture Museum, and other visitor attractions are there, along with a beautiful downtown area with a number of historic districts that include the restored Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

Dec. 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Civil War history Exhibition at Brownsburg Museum in Lexington, Va.

Valley of Virginia, A Community`s Civil War Story. Details life in the village of Brownsburg before, during, and after the Civil War. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. now through Dec. 21.  For more information, call 540-348-1600.


Lexington, Virginia
106 East Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450
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Lexington, Virginia is the home of the Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee University. The historic downtown area is one of the places where you can feel like you are stepping back into the past, yet the atmosphere as an exciting cosmopolitan edge. It's the home of the legendary Civil War General, "Stonewall" Jackson, and Robert Lee is buried at the University bearing his name. The Virginia Horse Center is a huge indoor complex featuring events and pageants from across the U.S. It's all just minutes from the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, at the southern junction of Interstates 81 and 64.

Dec. 21, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM : Santa arrival in Berryville, Va.

John H. Enders Fire Company and Rescue Squad.


Berryville, Virginia
23 E. Main St.
Berryville, VA 22611
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Chartered in 1798, Berryville is the county seat of Clarke County and is about an hour drive from Washington, D.C.  The historic town that played a role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Berryville is listed on the Virginia Landmark Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

Dec. 21, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM : Sundays With Santa at Natural Bridge, Va.

Natural Bridge Hotel. Dec. 7 and Dec. 21 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Lunch Buffet with complimentary photo with Santa, cell-phone photo op for parents. Horse-drawn carriage rides for $15. For more information, call 540-291-2121.


Natural Bridge
Rt. 11
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Natural Bridge is a 20-story-high arch of solid rock, carved by nature. Cedar Creek Trail passes below it. History includes visits by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Civil War armies. Native American history is featured at an authentic Monacan village.

Dec. 21, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM : Afternoons at the MSV program at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

901 Amherst St. Jackson Caesar, tenor vocalist performs seasonal music favorites.  Limited concert seating. First-come, first-served. Tickets available at and after 10 a.m. Museum members admitted free, as are SU students and faculty, and ages 12 and under. General admission: $10, includes gallery admission. For more information, call 540-662-1473, extension 240, or visit www.theMSV.org.


Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22801
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The regional Museum of the Shenandoah Valley interprets art, history, and culture. There's an eighteenth century house, six acres gardens, and a museum building designed by noted architect Michael Graves. A number of daily museum tours are offered open year-round; the house and gardens are open March through November.

Dec. 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. A Christmas Carol. For more information, call 1-877-682-4236 or visit www.americanshakespearecenter.com.


The Blackfriars Playhouse - American Shakespeare Center
10 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s only re-creation of a Shakespearean indoor theatre. The 300-seat theatre stages performances based on how Shakespeare's company originally performed plays at the original Shakespeare theatres. Performances are staged as a rotating repertory with the same actors in each of several concurrently-running plays.

Dec. 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM : Barbershop music concert at Schultz TheatreNew Market, Va.

9357 N. Congress St. Harrisonburg Harmonizers. Pay at the door. Admission: $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. For more information, call 540-740-9119.


The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts
9357 N. Congress St.
New Market, VA 22844
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Located in the historic Rouse Opera House building in New Market, Va., which had once housed the Rouse Opera House, the Town Hall and the Sheriffs office. The Schultz Theatre now hosts plays, musicals, concerts, improvisational events and dance.  The Rockingham Ballet Theatre also performs there.

Dec. 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. A Christmas Carol. For more information, call 1-877-682-4236 or visit www.americanshakespearecenter.com.


The Blackfriars Playhouse - American Shakespeare Center
10 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
website   •   Map

The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s only re-creation of a Shakespearean indoor theatre. The 300-seat theatre stages performances based on how Shakespeare's company originally performed plays at the original Shakespeare theatres. Performances are staged as a rotating repertory with the same actors in each of several concurrently-running plays.

Dec. 21, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM : Holiday Reception at Long Branch Plantation in Millwood, Va.

830 Long Branch Lane. WWII Home Front. Followings candlelit Christmas Service at Old Bethel Church. For more information, call 540-837-1856 or visit www.visitlongbranch.org.


Historic Long Branch
830 Long Branch Lane
Millwood, VA 22646
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Since the early 18th century, the Long Branch Historic House and Farm estate has been owned by a series of famous men. A young George Washington helped to survey the property. The exquisite rooms at Long Branch Historic House and Farm contain a collection of 18th and 19th century furnishings.
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