Spending the Holiday Season in our 8 Great Small Towns feels a little bit like stepping into a Hallmark movie. Charming village streets filled with happy faces and beautiful holiday decor. Light displays that take your breath away. Unique Boutique shopping without the crowds, and cozy cottages & inns to spend weekends by a fire with friends, family, and loved ones. Take it all in & experience the ultimate small town holiday.
4. Get your holiday shopping done at our holiday markets & and shops. Explore our business directory of shops and boutiques.
5. Pretend you stepped into a Hallmark Christmas movie as you stroll the decorated streets of our 8 Great Small Towns.
9. Snap a family photo in front of the Christmas LOVE sign on Kilmarnock’s Main Street 17 S. Main Street.
12. See the beautifully lit homes along Jackson Creek while aboard the Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise.
Skip the hustle & bustle of the city & mall, and come catch your breath, while you shop the quaint streets of our 8 Great Small Towns. Slip into a boutique or shop and find a perfect, unique gift for everyone on your list.
Need a little bit of gift inspo? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide!
Virginia’s River Realm is the perfect spot for a Christmas Light Tour with the kids, and be sure to make Stephen Blue’s Deltaville Christmas Lights one of your stops! This light display boasts thousands of twinkling lights, as well as a few interactive displays like a maze, and giant trees for the optimal photo op.
During the day, take a stroll to view the charming holiday decorations of each town, with every light post and storefront adorned in garland & bows. Christmas House Tours, Parades, & Tree Lighting ceremonies are also a must-do this time of year and you never know when “you know who” will make a Jolly appearance at some of his favorite local spots.
Everyone’s favorite jolly fellow makes many stops throughout the River Realm this time of year!
Here are all of the fun events where you can take the family to meet the big man himself!
There’s nothing quite like a cozy retreat to the River Realm this time of year, and our boutique inns & cottage rentals just seem to elevate the experience. The crackle of a warm fire, the crisp air of the outdoors, and the beautiful Christmas trees awaiting presents are all so inviting. Escape to the River Realm this holiday season.
Are you the type that loves an outdoor adventure? Or are you looking to spend quality time with your loved ones splashing along our shorelines?
Discover your perfect path for exploring the wonders of Virginia’s River Realm.