Even if you typically like to stay in during the holiday season, why not try something new this year? Keeping warm by the fire may be nice, but there are so many fun holiday events taking place that you don’t want to miss! From a night out at the theater to a quick trip to the city market, there are plenty of things going on in and around town. If you’re looking for some holiday fun in Charlottesville, check out these events taking place in December.
A Christmas Carol at Blackfriars Playhouse
From December 5th – 29th, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as adapted by James McClure will be showing at Blackfriars Playhouse. Blackfriars is the only recreation of William Shakespeare’s famous indoor theater that burnt down in the 1666 Great Fire of London. Located in Staunton just outside of Charlottesville, you don’t want to miss this Christmas classic!
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at The Paramount
Another show you definitely want to see this holiday season is Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at The Paramount on December 9th. There’s no better way to have holiday fun in Charlottesville! Beautiful hand-painted sets, dazzling costumes, and an enchanting performance will provide fun for the entire family. Tickets range from $31-$178 and can be purchased online for the 4pm or 8pm shows.
Charlottesville Holiday Market
This year, skip the big box stores and shop local! The best place to find gifts for your friends and family is the Charlottesville Holiday Market, which takes place from November 24 to December 22. The market is every Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm during those dates. Shop handcrafted goods, locally grown fruits and veggies, fresh baked goods, and more! Support your community and shop local this holiday season.
If you’re looking for holiday fun in Charlottesville, you don’t have to look too hard! There are plenty of holiday events going on, so be sure to check them out.
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