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Virginia Small Town Christmas Guide

THE PERFECT SMALL TOWN HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

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.

Holiday Shopping

Virginia Small Town Christmas Guide

Make Your List & Check It Twice

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!

Holiday Shopping Events & Markets

Holiday Sip & Shop at Good Luck Cellars
Holiday Sip & Shop at Good Luck Cellars
December 10, 2022 -  
Sat 10
All Day

Holiday Decorations & Lights

Virginia Small Town Christmas Guide

Bright Lights, Small Towns

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.

Christmas Parades & Events

The Holly & the Ivy
The Holly & the Ivy
December 5, 2022 -  
Mon 5
3:30pm
Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade
Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade
December 9, 2022 -  
Fri 9
7:00pm
Holiday Sip & Shop at Good Luck Cellars
Holiday Sip & Shop at Good Luck Cellars
December 10, 2022 -  
Sat 10
All Day

Cozy Lodging

Virginia Small Town Christmas Guide

Christmas Cottages & Inns

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.

Holiday Escapes

Edentide Inn B&B >>
Hope and Glory Inn >>
Flowering Fields Bed & Breakfast >>
James Ross River Plantation >>
Wilton Plantation House >>
Belle Haven >>

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