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December 17, Wednesday
BABY BOOT CAMP CHRISTMAS CLASS & PARTY WITH SANTA!
Kira Sullivan.
Special Christmas-themed class, complete with all of the verses to "12 Days of Fitness." Stay after for holiday cookies, socializing, and time with Santa. Dress your kiddo (and yourself?) in their most festive holiday attire. Church of the Incarnation.  9:20am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Kira Sullivan.  Email: kira.sullivan@babybootcamp.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 953-6888. 
 
December 17-21, Wednesday-Sunday
THE VILLAGE OF BETHLEHEM
Village of Bethlehem.
The Village of Bethlehem is a full-fledged modern day reprisal of the first century village of Bethlehem complete with reenactment of Christ's birth, singing angels, roman guards, an olive press, working looms, carpenter's, weapon's and scribe shops, and yes...even live camels and wise men come to life. Hebron Baptist Church, Afton.  Directions: 66 Tanbark Dr.  6-9pm (opens at 5pm on Sunday, Dec. 21).  For details, please click this link. 
 
December 18, Thursday
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP
JMRL - Northside Library.
Decorate a gingerbread house nice enough to make Hansel and Gretel incredibly jealous. Registration is required and begins on Thursday, December 4. For children ages 5+. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  4pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
December 18, Thursday
SNOWY DAYS AND CRAFTY WAYS
Gordon Avenue Library.
Snuggle in for winter-wonderful stories and crafts. For ages 2 and up. Gordon Avenue Library.  10:30am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
December 18, 21, 30
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on our 'Hoos at home against Cleveland State (Dec. 18), Harvard (Dec. 21), and Davidson (Dec. 30). John Paul Jones Arena.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
December 19, Friday
ELLIS PAUL BOOK LAUNCH AND CD RELEASE
The Southern Cafe and Music Hall.
Come celebrate "The Hero in You" by award-winning singer-songwriter Ellis Paul. The Southern Cafe and Music Hall.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
November 29, December 6, 13, 20, Saturdays
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA & CARRIAGE RIDE
The Boar's Head Inn.
Enjoy a traditional breakfast buffet as children whisper Christmas wishes in Santa's ear. Combine it with a carriage ride for the perfect holiday morning. The Boar's Head Inn.  9-11am.  $25/adult; $15/child ages 4-11.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-2231. 
 
November 22-December 20, Saturdays
HOLIDAY MARKET
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
The City Market transforms for the holidays, featuring unique gifts & decorations to meet all of your holiday needs. All items are handmade, homegrown or home baked by local farmers, artists, or bakers. Second and Water Streets.  8am-1pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3371. 
 
December 20, Saturday
ORATORIO SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA: CHRISTMAS AT THE PARAMOUNT
The Paramount Theater.
The Oratorio Society of Virginia's holiday concert has become a Paramount Theater annual tradition. The ensemble will perform selections to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The Paramount Theater.  2:30pm & 7:30pm.  $15-$49.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1922. 
 
December 20, Saturday
ORNAMENT EXTRAVAGANZA
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Make one ornament to hang high in your own tree, then give another to a friend or family member as a gift! Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, and a reading of "The Littlest Christmas Tree". Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: 524 East Main Street.  10:30am.  $8 members, $10 non-members, includes museum admission for one adult and one child.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
December 20, Saturday
PAINT AT EARLY MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Enjoy a hands-on painting class while sipping wine. Paint supplies provided; food and wine for sale. 1-3pm.  $35.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
November 28-December 21, Fridays-Sundays
BOYS' HOME CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Boys' Home.
Choose from Norway Spruce, Eastern White Pine and Scotch Pine. Baling and loading available. Boys' Home Tree Farm.  Directions: 1118 Bear Wallow Flat, West Augusta.  10am-4pm, Friday-Sunday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-939-4106. 
 
November 28-December 21
CHRISTMAS TREES AT THE MARKET AT AMFOG
The Market at amFOG.
Pick up a fresh-cut Fraser Fir or White Pine tree or a holiday Boxwood wreath. The Market at amFOG.  Directions: 9264 Critzer Shop Road, Afton.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-7100. 
 
November 28-December 21
CHRISTMAS TREES AT THE MARKET AT GRELEN
The Market at Grelen.
Pre-order a Virginia tree to pick up after Thanksgiving and choose from a selection of handmade wreaths and swags. Santa stops by with his sleigh on Saturdays, 12-4pm. The Market at Grelen.  Directions: 15091 Yager Rd., Somerset.  10am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
November 29-December 21
CLAYBROOKE FARM MARKET
Claybrooke Farm.
New sales location on Main Street. Christmas trees, wreaths and other products. Santa visits Dec 8 from 1-3pm. Main St., Louisa.  Mon-Wed 3-7pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-7pm.  Email: claybrookefarm@verizon.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-872-3817. 
 
November 29-December 21
CUT-YOUR-OWN TREE AT SPRUCE ROCK FARM
Spruce Rock Farm.
Cut your own Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, and Douglas Firs, or select from pre-cut Fraser firs. Free tree shaking, baling, hot cider and chocolate. Cash or checks only. Spruce Rock Farm, Brightwood.  10am-4pm Saturday & Sunday, by appointment Monday-Friday.  Contact: Tim & Doris Williams.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-543-2309. 
 
December 5-21
GINGERBREAD TRAIL: VIRGINIA GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS (CANCELLED 2014)
Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville.
Stroll down the Historic Downtown Mall, decked out in all of its holiday finery, and see gingerbread house displayed in some of the shop windows. The challenge is to find them all! Downtown Mall.  Email: morgan@virginiagingerbreadchristmas.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9073 . 
 
December 21, Sunday
HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING WORKSHOP
Crozet Mudhouse.
Join Chef Margot Diaz for an afternoon of Holiday cookie decorating. All ages are welcome and includes a tray of cookies and all the decorations you'll need. Crozet Mudhouse.  2-3pm.  $10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Margot Diaz.  Email: margot@mudhouse.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-2240. 
 
December 14 & 21, Sundays
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  Dec 14, 7pm. Dec 21, 2pm.  $4 youth, $6 adults.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
December 20 & 21, Saturday & Sunday
THE NUTCRACKER SUITE
Charlottesville Ballet.
Join Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Sweets and enjoy the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky's score. This enchanting performance is sure to delight the whole family! CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor. Piedmont Virginia Community College, V. Earl Dickinson Building.  Directions: 501 College Drive.  Saturday 11am and 3:30pm, Sunday 2pm and 5pm.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 227-7592. 
 
November 21-December 22
FOXFIRE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Foxfire Christmas Tree Farm.
Choose and cut Norway Spruces, Douglas Firs and a limited number of pines. For large trees come early. Wreaths, saws, twine, baling and loading available. Fresh wreaths and garland, too. Foxfire Christmas Tree Farm.  Directions: Scottsville.  9am-5pm Wednesday-Monday, call ahead on Tuesday for available times.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 286-3445. 
 
December 22, Monday
PADDINGTON DAY
Gordon Avenue Library.
"PLEASE LOOK AFTER THIS BEAR. THANK YOU." Celebrate Paddington Bear's winter birthday (did you know he is so special, he has two birthdays?) by stopping by to enjoy some Paddington Bear fun. 9am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
November 28-December 23
CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Francisco Farms.
Cut your own Blue Spruce, White Pine, Canaan Fir or select from pre-cut Fraser Fir. 343 Bethel Green Rd, Staunton.  Mon-Fri 2-5pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-3008. 
 
December 18-23
HOLIDAY LANTERN TOURS
Frontier Culture Museum.
Tour the museum by lantern light and see the holiday traditions of the past. Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride from the Old World to the American farms. Refreshments and live music will be offered following the tour at the Dairy Barn Lecture Hall. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  6-8pm.  $15 adults; $8 kids.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@fcmv.virginia.gov. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
November 29-December 23
STONEHEARTH CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Stonehearth Christmas Tree Farm.
Cut your own White, Scotch and Red Pines, and Canaan Firs. Also crafts, wreaths and garland for purchase. Saws, twine and tree shaker available. Kids get candy canes and a free coloring book. Hot chocolate and cider. Stonehearth Christmas Tree Farm.  Directions: Madison.  9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday; call for weekday hours.  For more info call: 540-547-2576. 
 
November 29-December 24
DAVIS CREEK TREE FARM
Davis Creek Tree Farm.
Choose and cut White Pines, Concolor Firs and Canaan Firs. Saw and twine available. Davis Creek Tree Farm.  Directions: Lovingston.  Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-8762. 
 
November 28-December 24
GREENE MEADOWS TREE FARM
Greene Meadows Tree Farm.
Choose from White Pine, White Spruce and Canaan Fir or fresh, pre-cut Fraser Fir and Concolor Fir. Fresh wreaths, centerpieces, swags and garland. Visit with lambs and calves in the petting zoo, sip a complimentary cup of cider or hot chocolate and enjoy a candy cane with a coloring book. Greene Meadows Tree Farm.  Directions: Stanardsville.  Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 990-1999. 
 
December 26, Friday
BOOKS ON THE BIG SCREEN: TALE OF DESPEREAUX
JMRL - Northside Library.
Bring a blanket and pillows and settle in for a family-friendly movie. Popcorn and drinks provided. Films rated G. Northside Library.  2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
December 27, Saturday
JOYOUS KWANZAA FILM AND DISCUSSION
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
Free screening of the first feature film on Kwanzaa, "The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration" from Director M. K. Asante, Jr.. Discussion to follow film. This event is free and open to the public. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center Auditorium.  3-5pm.  Contact: Mia Logan.  Email: admin@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 260-8722. 
 
December 27, Saturday
SATURDAY STORIES: WINTER WONDERLAND DANCE PARTY
JMRL - Northside Library.
Drop in for 45 minutes of stories, songs, and activities your whole family will enjoy. No registration required. For children of all ages with an accompanying adult. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  10:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 

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