If you live in an apartment in Lynchburg, VA there are several holiday events around town for you to enjoy. The trolley will run from Small Business Saturday, which falls on Nov. 30 this year, through Dec. 21, circulating downtown so people can hop on and hop off.
The Community Market’s annual Mistletoe Market will run Dec.14 and 21 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with horse-drawn carriage rides on Dec. 14.
Here are some other holiday events around Lynchburg this season.
Thursday, Dec. 12
“Keith Lee Dances in the Holiday World,” a presentation by the professional dance troupe Keith Lee Dances, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 in the Academy of Fine Arts’ Warehouse Theatre.
Touch of Harmony, Randolph College's jazz/pop ensemble, will perform a program of holiday classics during its Winter Recital, set for 8 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall.
Friday, Dec. 13
The official lighting of the Elks National Home Christmas display in Bedford will be at 5 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the home’s dining room. The outdoor display will then remain open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 31.
Clifford Baptist Church in Amherst will hold its annual Christmas in Clifford event, featuring performances by Jimmy Fortune and John Sines Jr., at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, and proceeds support the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office’s DARE program
Saturday, Dec. 14
The Riverfront Challenge Frosty Footrace will begin at 9 a.m. on the Percival’s Island trail. Registration and packet pick-up starts at 8 a.m. Runners and walkers will cross onto Percival’s Island, cross the James River bridges and travel two miles to the Fertilizer Hill parking lot, where they have to eat 2 cups of ice cream and then run the two miles back to the Percival’s Island parking lot. There also will be a costume contest.
The Blue Ridge and James River chapters of Daughters of the American Revolution will hold the sixth annual Wreaths Across America, a special ceremony that honors veterans by placing fresh evergreen wreaths on their graves, at noon at OldCityCemetery. Participants must arrive by 11:30 a.m. Wreaths are $15 (if two are purchased, the third will be free).
Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra will hold the holiday concert “Joy! Joy! Joy!” at 7 p.m. in the Academy of Fine Arts’ Warehouse Theatre. Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for students or $60 for families (two adults and two students).
Sunday, Dec. 15
St. John’s Episcopal Church will present “A Britten Christmas: A Ceremony of Carols and St. Nicolas” at 4 p.m. in Randolph College’s Houston Chapel. 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of 20th century English composer Benjamin Britten’s birth year. Performers include the choirs of St. John’s and Johns Memorial Episcopal Church in Farmville, as well as Charlottesville harpist Adrienne Wager Gardner and Cantate, the Children’s and Youth Choir of Central Virginia. Admission is free but an offering will be taken.
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