The holidays are approaching, and here in Charlottesville we’ve got lots of ideas to help you harness that festive spirit! Some the Foxfield Inn team favorites are:
For checking things off your list…
Holiday Market in the Water Street parking lots in Downtown Charlottesville. Saturdays 8am-1pm. Browse dozens of vendors selling unique crafts, homemade foodstuffs, beautiful pottery, jewelry, and more, for the perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift.
MichieTavern holiday open house Saturdays and Sundays in December 9:30am-4:30pm. The perfect stop after your Monticello tour to enjoy a period meal, admire holiday greenery, and pick up some classic Virginia souvenirs and gifts like mulled cider and scones.
Free Union Artisans Open House at the Free Union Country School Dec. 1-2 10am-4pm. Browse the work of 8 local artists for handmade pottery, wood bowls, stained glass, quilts, scarves, and more.
Mistletoe Market at the Boar’s Head Inn Dec. 9 10am-6pm. A unique stop for clothing, jewelry, toys, gourmet foods, home furnishings, and other gifts. Tickets are $5.
|Grand Illumination of Charlottesville’s holiday tree on the Downtown Mall |
For a more historical decking of the halls…
Monticello Holiday Evening Tours offer an intimate look at Thomas Jefferson’s home after dark, with discussion of how the holidays were celebrate during his time. Reserved tickets ($45) required. Dec. 15, 20-23, or 26-30.
Ash-Lawn Highland Ornament Workshop Dec. 4 from 2-4pm. An interactive workshop on the grounds of James Monroe’s home will show participants how to craft Victorian inspired tree decorations. Includes a house tour, and reservations are required. ($12)
Montpelier Candlelight Tours Dec. 7-9 from 4:30-8pm promise an exciting step back in time to explore 19th-century Christmas customs in the newly restored home of James and Dolley Madison. Enjoy music, carolers, dancers, and refreshments. Admission $25-35.
|Montpelier at Christmastime |
Check in with us again on Monday when we’ll share even more things to do, especially for music-lovers and active folks! Let us know if you have any questions, and how we at the Foxfield Inn can help you make the most of your holiday visit to Charlottesville.
Posted by Jessalyn Fink, Foxfield Inn team member
Dan and Kathryn Bundy
Your innkeepers at Foxfield Inn – our bed and breakfast in Charlottesville, VA