Charlottesville is a special place during the holiday season, and your Charlottesville apartment puts you at the heart of it all. Whether you host your own Thanksgiving meal or take your family out for a show-stopping spread, Charlottesville offers every option for a great event. Holiday shopping in Charlottesville gives you the chance to choose a beautiful, unique item while you to enjoy the charm of shopping at The Historic Downtown Mall or Monticello. Listed below are some of our favorite holiday traditions this season.
Learn how to throw the perfect holiday party in your Charlottesville apartment at the Cocktails & Canapes, hosted by the Red Pump Kitchen. Perfect your talent to create delicious small bites to serve (and impress!) your guests throughout the upcoming holiday season. Bar Manager Forrest LeJeune will teach you to create signature holiday cocktails, and after your cooking lessons, you’ll get to sit down and enjoy the fruits your labor!
Get ready for an extra helping of stuffing at Thanksgiving by joining in the Boar’s Head Turkey Trot. This is a favorite Charlottesville tradition, allowing you to run a 5K course that travels through beautiful Ednam Forest at the Boar’s Head Resort. Burn some extra calories and work up an appetite while helping to raise funds for kids at UVA Children’s Hospital.
If you love sharing food with family but hate the work of creating a Thanksgiving meal (or if your family is very large and you don’t want to trash your Charlottesville apartment), enjoy turkey, ham, and all the trimmings amidst the glory of the Skyline drive at the Skyland Thanksgiving Buffet. This event is a unique chance to witness the beauty of Shenandoah National Park’s impressive Skyland Resort. The outstanding spread of tasty menu items gives you more time with friends and family and keeps you out of the kitchen without giving up your favorite part of the Thanksgiving holiday.
After the table is cleared and your tummy is full, it’s time to get ready for the upcoming winter holiday! Experience the beauty and elegance of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, decorated for the season, at the free Holiday Open House. Tour the first floor at your own pace, and discover that unique holiday gift at the Shop at Monticello. You will also receive a 10% off coupon towards your purchases. This is a great chance to find a truly unique gift for that special someone.
Begin the “season of light” at Charlottesville’s Grand Illumination. Charlottesville’s signature tree-lighting ceremony features live music, fun games and activities, crafts for the kids, yummy food and beverages, and over 20,000 LED bulbs illuminating the holiday tree at City Hall Plaza on the The Historic Downtown Mall. This is a very special evening of music, art, food, and holiday fun! Make a plan to stick around for a special free screening of a classic holiday movie. This is a family friendly event you won’t want to miss!
No matter how you choose to celebrate this season, you’ll be glad that your Charlottesville apartment puts you at the center of all the excitement!