Thanksgiving Week Calendar of Events

by | Nov 28, 2015 | Events

By Carter Nordike and Susan Larson. Photo by Susan Larson.

Happy Thanksgiving. Travel safely and enjoy time with family and friends. Here’s a pick of special events for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Know of another? Add it in the comments section.

Thanksgiving Service
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m.
Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg, 810 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg
An ecumenical Thanksgiving Service.

Black Friday #OptOutside Photo Challenge
November 26 through 29, 2015
Virginia’s 36 State Parks
Visit a state park, take a photo, and upload it to the contest site for your chance to win prizes.
Free to participate.

23rd Annual Rappahannock YMCA Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
Thursday, Nov. 26, races begin at 9:05 a.m.
James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg
Packet pick-up 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday or beginning at 6:15 a.m. race day.
$28 for the 5K

Thanksgiving Dinner at Stratford Hall
Thursday, Nov. 26, seatings from 12 – 4 p.m.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Rd., Stratford
Thanksgiving Dinner is served buffet style. $59.95 for adults and children twelve and up, $31.95 for children 6-11, and free for children 5 and under.
Reservations requested.

CYT Fredericksburg Presents Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical
Friday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 28, 2 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 29, 3 p.m.
Spotsylvania High School, 6975 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania
$15 – Individual Online
$16 – At-the-Door
$13 – Group Discount (10 ticket minimum)

Home for the Holidays at Gari Melchers Home and Studio
November 27, 2015- January 3, 2016
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington St., Falmouth
Enjoy seasonal house decorations inspired by the Melchers’ stylish hospitality, included with $10 museum admission.

Wreath Workshops at Monticello
November 27, 28, 29, 30 & December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville
These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end product: a beautiful holiday wreath.
Meets at Monticello’s David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center. $75 (all materials included).

Dine With Santa at Deutschland Downtown
November 27 and 28, and December 19, 6:30 p.m.
December 5, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Deutschland Downtown, 411 William St., Fredericksburg
Santa will be available for pictures and conversation as you eat your meal. Cost is rolled into your sales check.
$10 tickets are for the specified date only. All sales are final.

Open Mic Night at Culpeper’s State Theatre
Friday, Nov. 27, 6 p.m.
State Theatre Lobby Stage, 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper
Acoustic “unplugged” family-friendly performances by local musicians.
PWYC (Pay What You Can!), minimum $5.00 at the door.

Small Business Saturday Early Bird Riser Promo
Saturday, Nov. 28, 8 – 10 a.m.
Downtown Fredericksburg
Participating stores will be open early with special incentives, including free coffee and pastries at two locations.

Small Business Saturday at the Wilderness Presidential Resort
Saturday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Clubhouse at Wilderness Presidential Resort, 9220 Plank Rd., Spotsylvania
Shop some of your favorite direct sales companies.
Free admission.

Hunger Games Thrillogy
Saturday, Nov. 28
10 a.m. Hunger Games (2012)
1 p.m. Catching Fire (2013)
4 p.m. Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014)
State Theatre, 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper
The showings will be perfectly timed for die-hard fans to see the final installment across the street at the Culpeper 4 cinema.
$5 per film

Santa at the Market at Grelen
Saturdays, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, & 19, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Market at Grelen, 15091 Yager Rd., Somerset
Enjoy the decorations and the café while taking the young ones for their holiday picture with Santa in his sleigh.

Annual Children’s Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, Nov. 28, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Hurkamp Park, William Street and Prince Edward Street, Downtown Fredericksburg
Meet Santa and other holiday characters, make fun holiday crafts, enjoy live music and story-time, and much more.

Monticello Holiday Open House
Sunday, Nov. 29, 1 – 5 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville
Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at Monticello’s free Third Annual Holiday Open House. Be among the first to see Monticello decorated for the holidays as you stroll through the first floor at your own pace. Discover unique holiday gifts at the Shop at Monticello, which will be offering tastings and treats.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio Woodland Hike
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m.
Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth

Want to take the family to see holiday lights? See our list of Christmas Light Shows 2015

Visit Holidays 2015 — our comprehensive list of events and volunteer opportunities.

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