Charlottesville is a magical place to enjoy the holiday season, and your Charlottesville apartment places you at the heart of it all. Whether you enjoy hosting a fantastic Thanksgiving meal or prefer to meet with family and friends at one of the city’s outstanding eateries, Charlottesville provides every option for a memorable season. Holiday shopping in Charlottesville offers you the chance to choose a delightful, unique item while enjoying the charm of shopping at The Historic Downtown Mall or Monticello. Listed in this article are some of our favorite holiday traditions for the season.
Learn how to host the perfect holiday party in your Charlottesville apartment at the Cocktails & Canapes, hosted by the Red Pump Kitchen. Hone your talents and create delicious small bites to serve (and impress!) your guests this upcoming holiday season. Bar Manager Forrest LeJeune will teach you to whip up yummy signature holiday cocktails, and after your lesson, sit down and enjoy the fruits your labors!
Prepare to take an extra helping of stuffing at Thanksgiving and register for the Boar’s Head Turkey Trot. This favorite Charlottesville tradition guides you through beautiful Ednam Forest on a 5K at the Boar’s Head Resort. Burn a few extra calories and work up your appetite while you help to raise funds for kids at UVA Children’s Hospital.
If you love enjoying Thanksgiving fare with family but hate the work of creating a Thanksgiving meal (or if you have a very large family and you don’t want to trash your Charlottesville apartment), feast on turkey, ham, and all the trimmings amidst the glory of the Skyline drive at the Skyland Thanksgiving Buffet. This event lets you and your guests witness the beauty of Shenandoah National Park’s impressive Skyland Resort. An outstanding spread of tasty menu items lets you share more of your time with friends and family by keeping you out of the kitchen during the Thanksgiving holiday.
After the table has been cleared and your tummy is full, it’s time to get prepare for the upcoming winter holiday! Experience the elegance and beauty of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, decorated for the season, at the free Holiday Open House. You can stroll through the first floor of the house at your own pace, and discover unique holiday gifts at the Shop at Monticello. Visitors also receive a 10% off coupon towards your purchases, making this is a great chance to find something wonderful for that special someone.
Make a point to start the “season of light” at Charlottesville’s Grand Illumination. Charlottesville’s signature tree-lighting ceremony provides live music, fun games and activities, crafts for the children, tempting food and beverages, and over 20,000 LED bulbs to illuminate the holiday tree at City Hall Plaza on the The Historic Downtown Mall. Make a plan to stick around after the tree lighting for a special free screening of a classic holiday movie. Don’t miss this family friendly event!
No matter how you plan to celebrate this season, you’ll be thankful that your Charlottesville apartment puts you at the center of all the excitement!