Mark Your Calendars November/December
Holiday Hoopla: Nov. 11, 5 to 8 p.m.
Get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping! The downtown area’s shops and restaurants will be open late, offering holiday specials and activities all evening. You can even take the trolley from place to place!
The Nutcracker performed by The Charlottesville Ballet: Dec. 3 at 4 p.m.
Take your family on a magical journey with Clara and her wooden nutcracker. The Charlottesville Ballet will bring their professional production to Lynchburg’s E.C. Glass High School Civic Auditorium. Admission is $25/adults; $20 for children/students/seniors/military.
Lynchburg Christmas and Holiday Parade: Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.
(Pictured Above) The first Lynchburg Christmas Parade was hosted by the Jaycees in 1959. Now, over 50 years later, the Retail Merchants Association organizes this iconic Hill City tradition. This year, the parade with the theme of “Traditions Around the World” will take place in midtown Lynchburg starting at City Stadium, continuing down Fort, Oakley and Memorial avenues and ending at E.C. Glass High School.
Downtown Historic Church Open House: Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Get in the Christmas spirit by taking a tour of the downtown area’s nine beautiful historic churches that are decorated for Christmas and/or advent. The tour is hosted by the Interfaith Outreach Association. Cost is $20/person over age 11.
Local Openings & Closings
Hello! to Timberlake Family Pharmacy on Timberlake Road at the Greenview Drive intersection.
Goodbye to Auburnlea Farms Corner Market in Cornerstone. The butchery and café closed its doors in September.
Hello! to The Manor at Locust Thicket, a new restaurant in a 226-year-old home that is now open on Old Forest Road.
Hello! to Ice Cream Dream, now open in downtown Lynchburg on Jefferson Street.
Hello! to Bean Tree Café’s new, bigger location in Cornerstone. (More on page 121)