Mark Your Calendars November/December
Turkey Trot 5K
Before you put on your fat pants for Thanksgiving dinner, strap on your running shoes for this annual event to benefit HumanKind. The family-friendly run/walk starts at E.C. Glass High School bright and early at 8 a.m.—so you have plenty of time to get home and back to the kitchen.
Virginia Christmas Spectacular
Nov. 30-Dec. 2
From dazzling lights to precision dancing, this iconic Thomas Road Baptist Church performance has been a holiday attraction in Central Virginia for more than four decades. This year’s show is “Christmas Comes to Love”—centering around a small town called Love Valley that is not lacking in Christmas spirit. Find ticket and show time information at trbc.org/vcs/.
Celebration of Lights
You don’t have to burn up a tank of gas to enjoy some twinkling holiday lights—Lynchburg Parks and Rec has made it easy with this free, drive-through attraction. It opens nightly in Riverside Park and includes light displays from various businesses and organizations.
Lynchburg Christmas Parade
Local organizations and businesses will show off their best floats in this 59th annual Hill City event with a “Home for the Holidays” theme. Bring the family to Memorial Avenue at 4 p.m. and be prepared to leave feeling in the Christmas spirit.
Charlottesville Ballet presents: The Nutcracker
What better way to celebrate the newly opened Historic Academy of Music Theatre than with this classic fairy tale ballet featuring Clara and her magical nutcracker doll? Local dancers join Charlottesville Ballet’s professional company onstage with live music by the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra. Find show times and ticket information at academycenter.org.
Local Openings & Closings
Hello! to BitterSweet Boutique on Fifth Street.
Hello! to BUNNS Gourmet Hot Dogs in Madison Heights.
Hello! to Meeples, a board game café in Cornerstone.
Hello! to In The Attic, featuring products by local artisans, in Forest.
Goodbye to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit on Wards Road.
Goodbye to Steak and Shake on Candlers Mountain Road.
Hello! to Wyndhurst Salon in Wyndhurst.