35 Events To Fill You With Joy
Breakfast with Santa: December 5th, 9am-2pm. Tickets $4-7. Carter’s Mountain. More information here
Pancake breakfast, letter writing to Santa, photos with Santa, hot chocolate and a Christmas craft to take home.
Santa Paws!: December 6th, 12pm-3pm. Tickets $10. Keswick Vineyards. More information here
Family & Pet portraits with Santa, wine tastings, hot chocolate, raffles and more.
Holiday on the Hill: December 12th and 19th, 10am-5pm. Tickets $25 for a gingerbread house. Carter’s Mountain. More information here
Gingerbread House workshops at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm each day.
14th Annual Holiday Spotlight: December 5th, 10am-5pm. Free. The Paramount. More information here
A variety of performers showcase their talents on The Paramount’s stage, bringing together hundreds of community members to share in holiday cheer and witness our terrific local talent.
Beer & Hymns: December 6th, 6pm-9pm. Free. Blue Mountain Brewery. More information here
Bennie Dodd & Friends will lead traditional hymns & Christmas songs. No preaching just singing and chatting over a pint.
Live Fridays – Holiday Jams: December 11th, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Devils Backbone Brewery. More information here
Burr Datz plays your fave holiday tunes in the Tap Room.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: December 12th, 7:30pm-10:30pm. Tickets $47. John Paul Jones Arena. More information here
The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and dazzling multimedia effects in an intimate setting.
Inaugural Prohibition Party with music by Lord Nelson: December 12th, 8pm. Tickets $75-90. Silverback Distillery. More information here
Celebrate the repeal of the 18th amendment and end of prohibition. Join us for unlimited SB craft cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, “Strange” swag bags, whiskey tasting, photo ops, and live music by Lord Nelson.
93rd Season Holiday Concert: December 13th, 3:30pm-5pm. Free. Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center. More information here
The Municipal Band of Charlottesville will be performing your favorite holiday tunes.
Potter’s Craft Cider 2nd Annual Orchard Wassail: December 19th, 12pm-5pm. Free. Potter’s Craft Cider. More information here
The wassail is the ancient ancestor of trick-or-treating and Christmas caroling, in which the townspeople would go orchard to orchard to sing to the trees and encourage a bountiful harvest. Our young orchard can use all the encouragement it can get, so come join us for our second ever orchard Wassail! Come check it out and of course cider! Cider by the glass, bottle or growler will be available as well as some small batch seasonal specialties including the release of O’ Tannenbaum.
Oratorio Society of Virginia: Christmas at The Paramount Concert 2015: December 19th, 2:30pm-10pm. Tickets $15-49. The Paramount. More information here
Sing in the season with conductor Michael Slon and our inspiring and accomplished ensemble, performing holiday and seasonal favorites including Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity and participation by local school choirs.
Third Anniversary / Holiday Party and Bottle Release with the Charles Owens Quartet!: December 19th, 4pm-9pm. Free. Champion Brewery. More information here
Celebrating 3 years of Champion beers with the release of our 100% Brett-Fermented Saison aged in wine barrels, called Three Rings! Music by the Charles Owens Quartet, who will be playing the best of their brand of jazz and classic holiday tunes!
A Fireside Christmas with Albemarle Rogue Theater: December 19th, 6pm-8pm. Free. Albemarle Cider Works. More information here
Get in the spirit with this popular holiday sing-a-long led by Albemarle Rogue Theater (ART)! This year this free event will benefit Green Dogs Unleashed.
Vaden Cox & Friends- The 9th Annual Christmas Party: December 19th, 6pm-11pm. Tickets $10-12. The Southern Cafe & Music Hall. More informationhere
The holiday season will be kicking-off on December 19 when Vaden Cox returns to The Southern stage for the nineteen time. In addition to debuting some new tunes, Vaden will be playing his original southern rock, blues and gospel songs that are familiar to fans dating back to the days of Monticello Road.
The 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party ft. Party of Four and The Mashup: December 19th, 7pm-11pm. Tickets $5. The Jefferson Theater. More information here
The gift of great evening entertainment will be provided by Party of Four & The Mashup, two of East Coast Entertainment’s most energetic and talented acts! Tickets are only $5 with a portion from each going directly towards feeding the underprivileged during this holiday season.
MoJo Sweet Potatoe Pie Christmas Sing Along: December 20th, 2pm-5pm. Free. Glass House Winery. More information here
Susan Munson and Frank Bechter singing sin-along Christmas Carols and bring your favorite pie to share!
Sons Of Bill & Friends Christmas Party: December 23th, 7pm. Tickets $20. The Jefferson Theater. More information here
Sons of Bill return to Charlottesville December 23 to host their annual Christmas Party, a rock show benefit featuring a variety of friends from the local music community.
Holiday Epilogue with The Anne O’Brien Trio: December 27th, 3pm-5pm. Free. Albemarle Cider Works. More information here
Join Anne O’Brien and Frank Bechter by the hearth for some live music that will warm your heart.
12 Days of Christmas to Benefit Blue Ridge Area Food Bank ft. Gary Randal: December 30th, 11am-6pm. Free. Bold Rock. More information here
$1 from each pint purchased throughout the day will be donated to the BRAFB which serves and sustains families throughout Central Virginia including Nelson County, Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, and many other localities in the region. Live music will be provided by Gary Randal from 1 PM – 3:30 PM.
White Christmas : December 5th, 7pm. Tickets $4.50-6.50. The Paramount. More information here
Tinsel Tuesdays! Die Hard 2: December 8th, 7:30pm. Free. Champion Brewery. More information here
Home Alone: December 13th, 2pm. Tickets $5. The Paramount. More information here
Elf: December 15th, 7pm. Tickets $5. The Paramount. More information here
Tinsel Tuesdays! Christmas Vacation: December 15th, 7:30pm. Free. Champion Brewery. More information here
The Muppet Christmas Carol: December 20th, 2pm. Tickets $4.50-6.50. The Paramount. More information here
Love Actually: December 20th, 7pm. Tickets $6.50. The Paramount. More information here
Tinsel Tuesdays! Home Alone: December 22nd, 7:30pm. Free. Champion Brewery. More information here
10th Anniversary Craftacular Holiday Market: December 5th, 10am-6pm. Free. IX Art Park. More information here
Featuring handcrafted work by more than 30 local artisans including candles, illustrations, skincare, clothing, toys, jewelry and more!
Holiday Open House and Sale: December 12th, 9am-5pm. Free. City Clay. More information here
Curious about the wheel or handbuilding? We will have Try It sessions on the wheel and in hand-building for you throughout the day. Children can paint an ornament made by City Clay potters for your tree or for your child’s teacher.
Ho Ho Ho Run: December 12th, 9:30am-12pm. Free. Devils Backbone Brewery. More information here
Grab those red or green running shoes, add some jingle bells and santa hats while running 3 miles through the fields, the woods and maybe snow at Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows! Children can participate with their parents too!
Deanna Danger Productions Presents KnucklesCracker: A Roaring, Ragtime, Retelling of the Nutcracker: December 13th, 7pm. Tickets $12-60. The Jefferson Theater. More information here
“KnucklesCracker” is a roaring, ragtime re-imagining of the classic Nutcracker story, set amidst Prohibition era America, featuring the live music of the Judy Chops. This lighthearted and whimsical romp through the political and social climates of this Bygone era, parallels more our world of today, rather than a night at the ballet, leaving you with visions of tassels twirling and girls whirling, with a visit to the sugarplum absinthe fairy along the way.
Live Fridays – Holiday Party: December 18th, 6:30pm-9pm. Free. Devils Backbone Brewery. More information here
RagTop will playing holiday faves in the Tap Room while you enjoy fresh pints on draught – get in the spirit by sporting your best ugly Christmas sweater for a chance to win some DB swag
A New Year’s Eve Gala with Rising Appalachia with Special Guests Birds of Chicago, Elby Brass, and your host for the evening Theresa Davis:December 31st, 6pm. Tickets $30-65. The Jefferson Theater. More information here
New Year’s Eve with ELBY Brass and Grits & Gravy: December 31st, 9pm. Tickets $10-15. The Southern Cafe & Music Hall. More information here
Berlin Philharmonic in HD: New Year’s Eve Concert with Sir Simon Rattle and Anne-Sophie Mutter: January 3rd, 4pm-6pm. Tickets $10.50-14.50. The Paramount. More information here