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The Community Tree Lighting at Courtland Festival Park on November 27 will ring in the holiday season.

The Virginia’s Crossroads region, located in the south-central part of the state, is well known for its beautiful countryside, charming small towns, historical importance, and old-fashioned hospitality. And perhaps the best time to check out all of the area’s attributes is during the holiday season.

Every year, the Virginia’s Crossroads region extends a warm welcome to visitors with many holiday events. And 2022 is no exception. We’ve rounded up some of the best events going on in this corner of the Commonwealth.

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Historic Appomattox County, Virginia, is hosting many old-fashioned holiday events this year.

On November 12, the holiday season kicks off with the Bonfire and Bands event at Tom Scott Park in Amelia Court House. Enjoy a night of live music featuring classic rock and Motown from the Featured Attraction Band, as well as rock and country favorites from the Joker Band. There will be plenty of food and alcohol vendors on hand to guarantee a fun night!

Or be part of a holiday tradition by attending this year’s Community Tree Lighting at Courtland Festival Park in downtown Appomattox on November 27. In addition to ooh-ing and ahh-ing over this year’s display, your whole family will also enjoy live music, hot chocolate, and cookies!

And if you’re looking for a weekend getaway to get in the holiday spirit, head down to the area after work on Friday, December 2. The fun starts in the evening when the Lunenburg Christmas Parade heads down Main Street in the charming town of Victoria. The parade finishes at the Fire Station with an appearance by the Big Guy (Santa) himself.

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In the Virginia’s Crossroads region, you’ll find history, natural beauty, and holiday charm.

Stay at any of the region’s charming bed and breakfasts or comfortable hotels before waking up on December 3 to a full day of holiday activities. The Appomattox Vintage and Artisan Merry Mart opens at 9:30 a.m. at Courtland Festival Park with plenty of opportunities to find the best gifts for the good boys and girls on your list. There will also be live music and food trucks, plus a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Then, at 11:00 a.m., take in the Appomattox Christmas Parade in the historic downtown before heading to the Amelia County Historical Society’s Christmas Craft Fair at the Joe H. Paulette Recreation Park. In addition to local handcrafts, you’ll also find a selection of fresh baked goods, books, and art prints. Proceeds from the sale support the society’s mission of preserving local history.

Continue your shopping spree at the Kenbridge Holiday Extravaganza. Several locations in town will be hosting an arts and crafts fair where local artisans and businesses will be selling unique gifts.

Before heading off to dinner at any of the area’s incredible restaurants, enjoy the Amelia County Christmas Parade, which starts at 4:00 p.m. and travels down Goodes Bridge Road in Amelia Court House.

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