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Upcoming Events for Virginia

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Through November, Richmond
Historic Walking Tours
Hollywood Cemetery on the James

These educational tours focus on the history of the cemetery, the many famous personalities that are buried here, and the landscape. Highlight tours are held on a daily basis and specialty tours are scheduled throughout each month. For more information, call 804-649-0711, ext. 301 or visit


November 8, 15, 29, Williamsburg
Thursday Morning Gardeners
Freedom Park Interpretive Center

Join master gardener volunteers working in the herb, heirloom, butterfly, native plant, bulb, and therapy gardens or in the perennial border, old pine woods, wetlands, or meadow areas. 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, visit

Nov 16 - Jan 6, 2019, Richmond
Mansion Holiday Tours

Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. Guided tours of the upstairs available every half-hour Tuesdays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m.; last tour begins at 4:30 p.m. Closed holidays. Tour capacities are limited. $5 admission. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329 or visit

November 23, Duffield
Christmas Lighting of the Tunnel
Natural Tunnel State Park

Hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows, Christmas carols, and Santa are just a few things you can expect to enjoy. The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association will also be on hand with period dressed historians telling stories of Christmas from 1775 in the Carter Cabin. 6-10 p.m. Parking is $5 per vehicle, $4 per person for a round trip and $3 one-way ticket on the lift. Visit for details.

November 24, Portsmouth
The “After Turkey” Strut
Paradise Creek Nature Park

Join Urban Ranger Kat Fish from 11 a.m.-noon or 2-3 p.m. for a brisk walk around the park’s 2 miles of trails through forest and wetlands. Learn about our local fall flora and fauna along the way. All ages welcome. Wear walking shoes and bring your water bottle. For more information, call 757-392-7132 or visit



December 1, Alexandria
Winter Wreath Workshop
Green Spring Gardens

Create a beautiful winter wreath to take home for your front door after Green Spring staff demonstrate the dazzling possibilities. Greens, forms, ribbon, and cones are included in the supply fee. Workshop is 10-11:30 a.m. for ages 14-adult. The program is $39; supply fee is $25. To register, call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173 or register online at using code 290 484 6901 for both program and supply fee.

December 1-31, Norfolk
Garden of Lights
Norfolk Botanical Garden

Drive through more than a million twinkling lights this winter. No pre-sold tickets here, just simply pay at our holiday ticket hut. 5:30-10 p.m. Sponsored by Dominion Energy. For details, call 757-441-5830 or visit

December 2, Richmond
Old-Fashioned Christmas
Maymont Mansion and Carriage House Lawn

Victorian ladies and gentlemen graciously welcome you to the estate and invite you to visit the Dooleys’ Gilded Age mansion. Marvel at the grand Christmas tree and the beautifully decorated formal rooms, see the gifts and games of 1893 and stop by the belowstairs area, where holiday preparations are underway. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with St. Nick and Maymont’s Christmas Fairy, good food and drink, festive music, and a roaring fire. Free admission; fees for activities. Noon-4:30 p.m. Guided mansion tours: $5 per person/$4 members and children 12 and under. Carriage rides: $5 per person/$4 members and children 12 and under. For more information, visit or call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.

December 2-30, Fredericksburg
Festive Holiday Creations
George Washington’s Ferry Farm

Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations displayed at George Washington’s Ferry Farm. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sundays noon-4 p.m. General admission to Ferry Farm and the exhibit is $9 adults, $4.50 students, under 6 free. Exhibit only: $4.50 adults, $2.25 students, under 6 free. Download the contest rules and registration form. For more information or to register, call 540-370-0732 x24, email, or visit

Dec 6 & Jan 3, 2019, Richmond
GardenFest for Fidos
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Leashed dogs are allowed on these special Dominion GardenFest of Lights nights. 5-10 p.m. Purchase tickets online. There is a $2 suggested “pet admission” benefiting the Richmond SPCA. For more information, call 804-262-9887 or visit


December 8, Stratford
Stratford Hall

Celebrate the Christmas season through the traditions, songs, dances, conversations, and stories passed down through the generations. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy holiday decorations throughout the house. Admission: adult $15 and children (6-13) $9. Children under 6 free. No pre-registration required. Contact Jon Bachman by email or phone 804-493-1972 for more information.

December 15, Lynchburg
Wreaths Across America
Old City Cemetery

The Blue Ridge and James River Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, are proud to sponsor the 11th Wreaths Across America ceremony. Noon-1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Please arrive early as parking in the cemetery is limited; cemetery gates close at 11:45 a.m. For more information, call 434-847-1465 or visit


State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.