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Downtown Lynchburg is the place to get in the spirit for the holidays! Shop, play and learn at one of several festive events to be held around town this holiday season.


November 21
Downtown Diva Crawl, hosted by Lynch’s Landing
Businesses in downtown Lynchburg will be providing refreshments and incentives to shop and dine all evening. Shopping starts at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m.
Visit for details and a list of participating businesses.

November 29
Wreath Making Workshop at Old City Cemetery
Make your own natural holiday wreath with greenery from
the cemetery grounds. All materials are provided. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required, call (434) 847-1465.
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $50.

December 7
Christmas Parade, hosted by Lynchburg Retail Merchants Association
The Lynchburg Retail Merchants Association proudly hosts the annual Christmas parade in historic downtown Lynchburg. Because the date coincides with Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the first portion of the parade will feature a tribute to our military. In addition, the parade will feature large balloons, live animals and an array of festive floats. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Free.
For more information visit

December 13
Wreaths Across America at Old City Cemetery
The Blue Ridge and James River Chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor the seventh annual wreath laying ceremony at Old City Cemetery. As part of a nationwide event, wreaths will be placed on the graves of veterans in memory of fallen soldiers and to honor those who
are currently serving in the armed forces. The ceremony begins at noon in front of the chapel. Donations for the wreaths are welcomed.
December 14
Holiday Open House & Concert at Old City Cemetery
Stop by the Cemetery Center for hot cider and cookies and last minute gifts. Reservations required, call (434) 847-1465.
1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Holiday concert at 3 p.m. in the chapel. Free.

Interfaith Outreach Association’s Hokie-Hoo Fundraiser “Turns the Heat on” A Well-Known College Rivalry
For the fourth year in a row, Interfaith Outreach Association is raffling four tickets to the Virginia Tech vs. University of Virginia football game in Blacksburg on November 30 as its sole fundraiser for its Emergency Heating Assistance for the Elderly program. The nonprofit organization serves families and individuals in the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford as well as the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell.

Executive Director Shawne Farmer says, “In the spirit of the rivalry between the two universities, we have chosen two local super fans to help us create enthusiasm for the fundraiser.” Dodd Harvey of Consensus Real Estate Services represents the “Hokies” of Virginia Tech and Laurel Feinman of HOME magazine represents the “Wahoos (‘Hoos)” of the University of Virginia. Farmer explains, “Together, they will challenge fans from each college to show their school spirit and support Interfaith Outreach by buying a raffle ticket and designating it in honor of the Hokies or the ‘Hoos. The team that raised the most money will be announced at the same time that the winning raffle ticket is drawn.”

Farmer says that the biggest winners of this season’s football ticket raffle will be the families in Central Virginia in need of shelter and heat this winter. “We anticipate being overwhelmed with requests for assistance again this year, as all the early weather forecast predictions suggest we could be in for a colder than usual winter,” Farmer says.
The cost of each raffle ticket is $10 and the drawing will be held on Tuesday, November 25. Tickets are available for purchase at the Interfaith Outreach Association office, the Depot Grille, The Cavalier Store and Pok-e-Joe’s.
For more information about the fundraiser or Interfaith Outreach Association, please call (434) 846-6098 or visit

Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show
Central Virginia Home is proud to sponsor the Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show for its 6th annual show January 9th through 11th at The Berglund Center. The biggest home and gardening event of the year will be packed with ideas and inspiration just in time for spring home improvements featuring everything from the front door to the backyard, including the latest trends in kitchens, baths, furniture, fixtures and appliances. The venue will be packed with exhibits featuring garden displays, landscaping, water features, pools, spas, windows, doors, sunrooms and more.

Get inspired by the huge Home Improvement Alley and thousands of square feet of landscaping and outdoor living displays. Get bids from the best local experts offering exclusive show-only deals. And get started on your next home projects using the tools and knowledge from vendors and Do-It-Yourself seminars scheduled throughout the entire weekend.

Bring the entire family and enjoy shopping at the Art, Gift and Gourmet area or interactive kids activities at the Kids Zone. There’s so much to see and do, from cooking demonstrations to seminars, a Pet Zone to plant sales. There’s truly something for everyone. To learn more and save $1 off admission,

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